Sunday, 23 April 2017

SAFHS CONFERENCE 2017

Saturday morning we were up bright and early and on the road by 7:30 to get to Fife for the annual conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies. In addition to the talks, the Tour participants were thrilled to be able to connect with the local family history societies to buy books, ask questions and get some guidance about their family history research. 

The conference was opened by the Lord Lyon, Dr Joseph Morrow, who spoke of his family's connection to the Mormons of Clackmannan. 



There were four talks offered as part of the Conference:


  • Crossing the Firth of Forth Before the Bridges
  • Connecting People and Places (all about maps!)
  • Connecting to Life Through Death
  • Scottish Records on Findmypast





As well there were several additional talks offered as part of the Family History Fair. So much was learned and shared with other participants later on that evening over meals or drinks. 

The conference food was amazing - hot bacon rolls, shortbread, chicken tikka, pasta, hot fresh danish. We were truly spoiled! 





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