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Family History

On Saturday, April 25, Central Scotland Family History will host the 26th annual SAFHS conference in Allan Park South Church between 9.45 a.m. and 4.15 p.m. The all-day event has two main elements, the conference and a family and local history book fair. There are five talks all dealing with WW1 records and sources for family historians. The first speaker is Paul Laidlaw, valuer and auctioneer of the BBC Antiques Road Trip fame talking about war memorabilia and medals. Rob Laydon, CE of the Argyll and Southern Highlanders Trust will uncover its hidden archives. Pam NcNicol, archivist, will talk about John Murray of Polmaise and his Russian war experiences. Barbara McLean, archivist, Glasgow Life, will talk about the Scottish Women’s Hospital Archive, “Scottish Women’s contribution to WW1”, and finally Dr Tristram Clark, archivist with the National Records of Scotland will deal with soldiers’ wills. Conference starts at 9.45 a.m. cost £16 including entry to the Book Fair. The book fair, is open to the public from 10.30 a.m. to 4.15 p.m., cost £1 per adult and is accessed from Dumbarton Road.