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Family history day at the John Gray Centre - 31 August 2013

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The John Gray Centre hosts a special day of family history activities with talks, workshops and activities for children.

For children there is interactive storytelling (10am-1pm), featuring the 1547 Battle of Pinkie, complete with sword-fighting and model-making, and Awesome Archives craft activities (1pm-3pm), including sword-making, quill-writing, marbling and more.

For adults there are taster workshops on getting started with your own family history research, show and tell sessions from the archive team, a chance to meet and join the Friends of the John Gray Centre and other family history groups, and talks and workshops on using specific resources to help you with your research.

The highlights of the event is a visit by Dr Tristram Clarke of the National Records of Scotland who will be giving a talk about family history research and some of his East Lothian discoveries, in the Star Room at 2.30pm with a q&a session afterwards.

Places on the family history workshops are limited, so please book by phoning 01620 820 695 or e-mail. All other events are drop-in with no need to book - and all are free.

John Gray Centre, 15 Lodge Street, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3DX; visit the John Gray Centre website.
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