September is being a busy month here at Tay Valley Family History Society! This began - well actually on the last day of August - with a scheduled visit from members of a ‘Young’ family, some from Canada and the US, one from Angus. Some of our volunteers showed these visitors round our premises, and much enjoyed the chats with them - and now we have several new members and a new volunteer. Thank you to all both volunteers and visitors for a most enjoyable morning!
Right now, we’re preparing to participate in the Heritage and Fife Family History Fair, at the Corn Exchange in Cupar on Saturday 16th September - that’s this coming Saturday. Several of us will be representing TVFHS there and we hope that other Society members will drop by to say ‘hello’, or even to give a hand on our stall. We’ll have books for sale, and will chat to people about the work we do at the Centre on research and assisting members to discover their ancestors and history. Volunteers welcome!
In between these events, several TVFHS members were in the audience on 8th September for Dr Joseph Morrow’s highly entertaining talk on the Court of the Lord Lyon, as part of the Lifelong Learning Dundee programme. Excellent presentation, much appreciated! And some of us also were virtually ‘at’ the Scottish Indexes online conference the next day.
Our next forthcoming event is participation on Saturday 23rd September in the Dundee Doors Open Days. Our door at 179-181 Princes Street will indeed be ‘open’ for enquiring people, whom we hope to assist with their queries and enthuse with our own passion for history, both local and family!
More things are coming up in October, including the next issue of The Historian. Our Editor has been busy putting it all together and sending reminders to those of us who’ve promised pieces. Also we’ll have the next in our ‘Video Talks’ series (Q&A on the last Monday in October). And we also have an online participation in a Canadian genealogical event run by the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
And of course, as you’ll already know, we’re getting the preparations in place for our AGM in November. It takes a bit of work but we’re already doing this. Planning is in place and takes time - but as always, we’re delighted to welcome people to our centre and to our Facebook page and group and of course to this website.
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