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Our Archive and Search Room is open every Monday from 6pm to 8pm, and every Tuesday and Thursday 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, 28 February 2016 - Society Meeting From Tweeds to Twin-Setts - a History of the Mills, mostly in Hawick by Gordon MacDonald, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 27 March 2016 - Society Meeting How to Get the Best out of FamilySearch and Family Tree by Karen Allen, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

FamilySearch is a really useful website which is free to use but there are many search features.
Which one is best for you ? Karen will explain how to use the site more effectively.

See this map for directions.

Saturday, 23 April 2016 - Family and Local History Conference and Fair Scottish Association of Family History Societies - 27th Annual Conference

This conference will be hosted by Lanarkshire Family History Society on the theme of 'Heritage along the Clyde' and will be held in New Lanark Mill, a World Heritage Site, from 9.30am to 4.45pm.

More information.

Sunday, 24 April 2016 - Society Meeting Members' Short Talks and Questions and Answers Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

An opportunity for members to give a short (5 to 10 minutes) talk on a subject of their choice.

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 29 May 2016 - Society Meeting Annual General Meeting followed by The pre-1855 Parish Registers of the Roman Catholic Church by Donna Maguire, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

Donna Maguire, archivist and records manager to the Bishops Conference of Scotland, will talk about the Catholic registers for parishes that were founded before 1855, the six Scottish dioceses and the records of the Bishops Conference of Scotland and its agencies.

Non-members are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting as well as the talk.

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 25 September 2016 - Society Meeting Ken the Horse - Hawick's 1514 Memorial by Ian Landells, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

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