PAST EVENT: Fife Family History and Local History Fair 2016

Join us and the Fife Family History Society at this event for local researchers and Urban Detectives on Saturday 8 October 2016 in Dunfermline.

Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY

This event from Fife Family History Society will focus both Fife's local history and family history.

There will be a series of talks from key speakers and the public are invited to visit stalls run by family history societies, local history groups and organisations from Fife and further afield.

Scotland's Urban Past are running two free interactive workshops at 11.15am and 2.15pm to walk you through the steps of adding stories, facts and photos of Fife's towns and cities to the Historic Environment Scotland online archive, Canmore.

For the best experience, we recommend you bring something to contribute. This could be memories of a place, a digital photograph of the house you grew up in, or family history facts about places your grandparents worked.

In addition, there will be an 'Ask the Expert' feature with specialists on hand to assist visitors to overcome brick walls in their research.

 


Open to the public between 9am – 5pm.

The exhibition area and Scotland's Urban Past workshops are free to attend.

To attend the talks, workshops and exhibition area, tickets are £15.00.

Lunches must be booked in advance at £6.00 per person.

 

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Programme

9am – 9.45am
Registration & Coffee. Exhibition area open

10am
Welcome

10.15am
People, Places and Partnerships: local history resources from Historic Environment Scotland
Andrew James

11.15am
Watts and Some Related Families in Dunfermline, records in Scotland and Overseas
Robert Watt

12.15pm
Fife Place Names
Simon Taylor

1pm—2pm
Lunch

2.15pm
The Briggers, Forth Bridge Casualties
Len Saunders and Frank Hay

3.15pm
A Little Gem
Lloyd Pitcairn

 

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