Forthcoming Events

Information on various events has come into the Centre.

Angus Heritage Week 2013 is taking place from 13th to 20th September in association with Angus Doors Open Days on the 14th and 15th September. A booklet detailing the event programme has been produced. It can be downloaded at the Heritage Week webpage and we have a limited number of copies available to pick up at the TVFHS Research Centre.

One of the Week's events is a Tayroots Family History Day taking place on Friday 13 September at the Brechin Mechanics' Institute, 10am - 4pm. There is a programme of talks and workshops, as well as a number of experts on hand throughout the day to offer help and advice. The talks are free, but places must be booked in advance - see the Family History Day webpage.

Taking place every Thursday until 26 September 2013 are Arbroath Abbey Monks Tours. With a monk from 1600 as guide, the tour will give you an insight into the story of Arbroath Abbey at a very particular time in history. Details can be found on the Monk's Tour webpage.

The September Friends of Hospitalfield Talk is entitled Ceramics: The Asian Market in the 19th Century and will take place on 18 September 2013 at 6:30pm in Hospitalfield House, Arbroath. The speaker is Dr Kevin McLoughlin, Principal Curator, East & Central Asia, Deptartment of World Cultures at the National Museums of Scotland. This event is Free for Friends of Hospitalfield, £5 for non-friends.
More information and details of other events held at Hospitalfield House, including tours, open days and courses, can be found on the website.

A reminder that the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies is taking place in Dunfermline, on 26 April 2014. More details at

Ancestry freebies is giving free access to all Immigration and Travel Records until 2nd September 2013 -

Free access to the "UK" (i.e. England, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man) 1911 census on ends on 14th October 2013.

To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.

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Tay Valley Family History Society continues our series of online talks for our members, of which this is the fifth, Our
newest talk is by our guest Jennifer Jolly, on 'Diana Rae, sea-captain's widow and her family’. Jennifer was researching 'at a distance' using materials online, and she gives much detail about
the resources she used, the places in her story (Montrose, St Cyrus, Edzell), the work of cross-
referencing to check 'facts' and even the way she has organised the materials she found. Lots
of tips here for all family researchers! The story of the research shows how persistence pays off
- and how answering one research question leads on to another! Available at

There is a Q&A zoom on this one, for which registration is available on our Members Noticeboard. Passed talks are also available on the Members Noticeboard. For access to this, you will be required to use your members access password to log in.

 Also, here is a video from David Dobson, our vice-president, promoting his new book on doing Family History, entitled "Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond". This is also on Youtube so you can view it at this link:

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The Historian, Issue 120, October 2021

The Historian, Issue 120 eJournal has been uploaded to the website and will be sent out to those who have requested the electronic version. We have been experiencing problems with our outgoing email, specifically btinternet addresses. If you do not received it shortly, please email [email protected].

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