Looking for Nurses and Midwives in your Family

When & Where

Wednesday, 5 June 2024 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW

Event Details

Do you have a nurse or midwife in your family history?
Want to find out more about them?
Not sure where to start?

The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University and the Royal College of Nursing are offering a 1-day event for people who want to find out about nurses or midwives connected to their family but who are not sure where to start. To find out more or to book a FREE place, see here: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/nursing-ancestry-050624#About

You may be looking for a nurse or midwife of any era who worked in any setting (eg hospital, community, industry, prisons, military). They may have worked in the NHS or privately, or have spent time working outside Scotland. All are welcome!

There will be short presentations and introductions to family history research from librarians, researchers, and archivists, and opportunities to learn about online searching. There will also be the chance to ask questions and get guidance on how to find out more about the nurse or midwife in your family.

No previous experience or knowledge is needed.

If you have a photo or other small memento of the person or people in your family you are interested in finding out more about, and would be happy to show it, please bring this on the day.

If you cannot attend for the whole day, please feel free to drop in.

Notebooks, pens and lunch will be provided free of charge.

If you have dietary requirements, please let us know when you register.

The event venue is wheelchair accessible. For further information about accessibility, please visit https://www.nls.uk/using-the-library/accessibility/ or contact us here.

If you require disability adjustments to enable participation on the day, contact CMHPPLR@napier.ac.uk. This information will also be shared with the National Library of Scotland.

If you are on low income and not entitled to free bus travel, you may be eligible for help with travel costs. Please contact CMHPPLR@napier.ac.uk


Prof. Nicola Ring


FREE for all

Event Location

National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge


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.