There are just TWO spaces left for the genealogy tour to the Scottish borders. Dates are Sept 20-27, 2020. We will be stationed in Melrose and will travel to Galashiels and Hawick for research.
This research trip is specific to the Borders region – the counties of: Berwickshire, Peebleshire, Selkirkshire and Roxburghshire. It does NOT include Dumfries and Galloway or the Solway Coast.
In addition to research opportunities there will be a trip to some historic sites in the Borders. The itinerary for the week is:
SUNDAY SEPT 20 – Day of arrival. We will meet in the small meeting room of the hotel at 6:30 pm
MONDAY SEPT 21 – Today the full group will be going to the Borders Archives at the Heritage Hub in Hawick where we will receive an overview of the collections held at the archives as well as a talk about Family History. In addition, there will be the opportunity for five researchers to take advantage of the ScotlandsPeople computers available in the building.
TUESDAY SEPT 22 – Today we will return to the Heritage Hub in Hawick for another full day of research. Again, there will be the opportunity for five researchers to take advantage of the ScotlandsPeople computers available onsite.
WEDNESDAY SEPT 23 – Today we will travel to Galashiels for research at the Borders Family History Society.
THURSDAY SEPT 24 – Today we will return to the Heritage Hub in Hawick for our final full day of research. Anyone wishing to return to the Borders Family History Society instead may do so.
FRIDAY SEPT 25 – Today the group will be split in half. Half will remain in Melrose and can visit some historic sites (Abbotsford House, Melrose and Dryburgh Abbeys, Trimontium Museum). The other half of the group will be travelling to Moffat via Selkirk for a day of touring. We will stop in both towns.
SATURDAY SEPT 26 – Today the two groups will switch places with yesterday’s Melrose group going to Selkirk and Moffat and the other group remaining in Melrose.
SUNDAY SEPT 27 – The tour ends today when we check out of the hotel.
This specialized trip is being offered on a one-time only basis and will not be offered in future years. If you have roots in the Scottish Borders and wish to join us:
AS WITH ALL OF THE GENEALOGY TOURS TO SCOTLAND, THESE REMAINING SPACES WILL GO ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS