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Our Archive and Search Room is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 4pm; and by appointment only on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm and on Fridays from 10am to 4pm.
From March to October, we're open without appointment on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm and on Fridays from 10am to 4pm.

What's On - Forthcoming Events

We warmly invite you to attend talks whether you are a member or not. Doors open at 2pm. The meeting begins at 2.30pm.
There is no admission charge but donations are welcome.
We'll have a range of family history publications available to buy.
Light refreshments (donation expected) available after the talks.
If you have a problem with your family history, please discuss it (no charge) with one of our volunteers.
Except where otherwise indicated, meetings are held in the Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN.
See this map for directions.

Speakers at meetings occasionally need to be changed at the last minute, due to circumstances beyond our control.

Sunday, 26 February 2017 - Society Meeting From Abbey St Bathans to Otago the story of a forgotten Borderer by David Lockie, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

After arriving in the Malay Straits at the age of 17, John Turnbull Thomson soon became responsible for the design and construction of a number of notable engineering works including bridges, roads, and hospitals in Singapore and later in New Zealand.

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 26 March 2017 - Society Meeting Mulling Over Melrose with ScotlandsPlaces by Kim Beasley, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

Kim Beasley of Historic Environment Scotland will introduce us to the range of old tax records, maps and other documents available for all on the ScotlandsPlaces website.

Please note this is a change of speaker but only a minor change to the talk previously advertised.

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 30 April 2017 - Society Meeting Farm Servants of South-East Scotland, 1750-1914 by David McLean, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

David McLean spotlights the labourers, hinds and bondagers through the period of improvements in farming in the rich agricultural countryside of Berwickshire, East Lothian and Roxburghshire.

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 28 May 2017 - Society Meeting To be Confirmed Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

The talk will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting - open to all.

The subject of the talk is yet to be confirmed.

See this map for directions.



Other Events that may be of interest

There's a long list of events by members of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies.


Our stand at the Dumfries and Galloway FHS Homecoming Fair on 27th June 2009, Dumfries, Scotland

Our stand at the Dumfries and Galloway FHS Homecoming Fair on 27th June 2009, Dumfries, Scotland