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Angus Heritage Week - 4 to 11 September 2015

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Discover more about your Angus ancestors through special family history events for Angus Heritage Week 2015. And read expert family advice from genealogist Chris Paton in each issue of History Scotland magazine.

This year's Angus Heritage Week, which runs from 4 to 11 September 2015, features several free events providing help, expert advice and inside information about tracing a family tree – and discovering more about those who appear on various branches.

On 6 September, anyone with a connection to the fisher families who lived and worked along the Angus coastline can search for information about their forebears in the Auchmithie Archives, which will be on display at the Annie Gilruth Hall in Auchmithie. These Archives include historic documents from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, newspaper cuttings and photos of residents of the clifftop fishing village in days gone by. 

At a family history workshop on 10 September, Craig Pearson, Angus Council archivist, will provide a guide to making the most of the historic documents held at the Angus Archives and, in particular, school and poorhouse records and legal papers.  The following day, the second family history workshop at the Angus Archives will focus on uncovering the details which can transform family history research from a list of names, dates and places into a spellbinding story to rival any Hollywood blockbuster! 

Craig said: 'Although a lot of basic genealogy information is available online, nothing beats looking through the original records and the thrill of spotting the name of one of your ancestors.'

FIND OUT MORE

For a full programme of events, visit the Angus Heritage website. Booking is advisable for the family history workshops.

(Image copyright Angus Archives, Angus Council)


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