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Friday, 29 August 2014

Ancestry Canada Offers Free Access until 2 September

To celebrate Canadian Labour Day, Ancestry Canada appears to be offering free access to worldwide family history records and images for a limited period.

Their advert page says the offer ends at midnight on 1 September and assuming that's in the westernmost part of Camada, that's 8am British time.

As with other Ancestry offers, you'll presumably need to log in, so if you haven't already done so, register free and log in.

Search Ancestry Canada.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Bygone Borderlands 2014 - 10am to 4pm on 6 and 7 September

I'm sure it'll be fun for both adults and children  - a celebration of Border heritage and history, reflecting on last year’s commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Battle of Flodden.

It takes place at The Haining, Selkirk from 10am to 4pm on 6 and 7 September.

There’ll be displays by Berwick Record Office, Borders Family History Society, the Hawick Heritage Hub, Jedburgh Grammar School, primary schools in Hawick, Lilliesleaf and Selkirk; an arts and crafts tent, a storytelling and quill writing tent, and a tent for talks and music. Refreshments will be for sale, too.

Programme of talks and music:

Linda Bankier will be fielding your Northumberland family history queries.

Please note: There’s room only for disabled parking (blue badge holders) at The Haining, so they’re asking people to park at Selkirk High School, TD7 4EW (enter from Hillside Terrace) and there’ll be a free shuttle bus to take visitors to and from the Haining.

Admission is free, so we hope that you’ll all come and see us sometime this weekend.

Download the Bygone Borderlands 2014 brochure.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Hatches, Matches and Dispatches - What Do Certificates Tell Us ?

Northumberland and Durham Family History Society is holding a meeting in the Bell View Resource Centre, 33 West Street, Belford, Northumberland, NE70 7QF at 10am on 20 September titled 'Hatches, Matches and Dispatches - What Do Certificates Tell Us ?'

There are often problems with birth certificates, marriage certificates and death certificates whether you're looking at English or Scottish family history, so it's worth hearing what the speaker, Anthea Lang has to say.

On Sunday, 31 May next year, Borders Family History Society has a talk with a similar title, 'Hatches, Matches and Dispatches' but it will be given by Marjorie Gavin.