The BNA at the Tayroots Genealogy Fair – Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Friday 7 September 2012 | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


The BNA at the Tayroots Genealogy Fair – Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Friday 7 September 2012

‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…’

As part of Angus Heritage Week, the BNA Team will be attending a family history event at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath. Since we love attending events in glamorous houses (e.g. Pemberley, Satis House, Manderley et al…) we’re very much looking forward to visiting the gothic paradise of Hospitalfield House.

Also attending the event will be ScotlandsPeople, Angus Archives, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives, and the Tay Valley History Society. Guest speakers include family history experts, Dr Bruce Durie, Jack Blair, Marie Dougan and John Irvine.

The event is FREE to attend and anyone can turn up on the day, although booking is required if you wish to attend the workshops and talks. The events runs from 10am to 4pm.

So if you’re in the Dundee and Angus area on Friday 7 September, then it’d be grand to see you.

The full timetable for the event is listed below. To book a place at the workshops and talks, follow this link.


Doors Open

10.15am – 11.15am      
Talk: Genes and Genealogy; the Scottish DNA Project – Who Are You REALLY? With Dr Bruce Durie, BBC Broadcaster, author and genealogist.

11.45am – 12.45pm   
Talk: Heraldry and Old Angus Families using the Coat of Arms of Angus to illustrate. With Jack Blair, local family historian.

1.30pm – 3.30pm    
Workshop: Introduction to Tracing Your Family History with Marie Dougan, ancestral consultant. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to start building up your own family history and family tree.

1.45pm – 3.45pm  
Workshop: Your Next Steps with John Irvine, genealogist and local historian. This workshop is aimed at individuals who have already made a start with their research and require more in-depth advice and assistance.

There will also be a number of experts on hand to help with your family research. Tea and Coffee will be available.


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