Fife Family and Local History Fair
When & Where
The 2016 Fife Family History / Local History Fair, organised by Fife FHS will be taking place on Saturday 8 October in the Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY. The event will include a series of talks from key speakers on a range of subjects, and a Fair with stalls run by a number of family history societies and local history groups, both from Fife and from further afield.
In addition, the event will include some new features such as ‘Ask the Expert’ which is being run by The Scottish Genealogy Network with specialists on hand to assist visitors to overcome brick walls in their researches. Activities for children will also be available to encourage families to attend.
Speakers confirmed so far include:
Frank Hay and Len Saunders: “The Briggers: Forth Bridge Casualties”
Simon Taylor: “Fife place names”
Neil Fraser: “Local history resources available from Historic Environment Scotland”
Robert Watt: “Dunfermline Records and overseas sources of information”
Lloyd Pitcairn - topic to be confirmed.
Entry to the Fair and exhibition will be free to the public. However there will be a charge of £15 to attend the talks. Lunch of soup and sandwiches is available at £6 per head and should be booked and paid for in advance.
Tickets can be purchased by completing the booking form and paying online (go to http://www.fifefhs.org/family-history-fair), or sending a cheque made out to Fife Family History Society to Fife FHS, 9 Pitlair Park, Bow of Fife, Cupar, Fife KY15 5RF.
For information on booking a stall please contact the society’s chairman on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that you should check with the event organiser to confirm details of times and location - Scottish Local History Forum is not responsible for the events hosted by Member Societies.