Sunday 25 August 2013

Local and Family History Show at Motherwell

Yesterday the Scottish Genealogy Network met in Motherwell to tie in with the Local and Family History Show there, organised superbly by Lanarkshire Family History Society ( Several of our members had stalls at the event, others attended in a personal capacity to attend talks and to browse the various offerings available, whilst one member, Ali MacDonald, gave an informative talk on the use of DNA in genealogical research.

After the event we met at the Brandon Works on Merry Street for our monthly gathering, with a great attendance of some 15 or 16 hardy souls. The family history fair itself had provided such a buzz, it being one of the best in Scotland in years, that there was a lot to discuss!

A huge thanks to Lanarkshire Family History Society and the team that ran the event, including SGN member Elizabeth Irving - it was a truly inspiring event!

Some coverage of the day can be found at and

Ali MacDonald giving a talk on DNA

1 comment:

  1. I am also willing to contact Lanarkshire Family History for gathering details about heir hunters and how to trace missing family members.