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Our Archive and Search Room is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 4pm and by confirmed appointment at other times. We will be closed from 15 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 inclusive.

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 St. Peterís (Scottish Episcopal) Church Hall, Parsonage Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HS (inside the church grounds.)
See this map for directions.
If you're coming by bus, ask for the St Peter's School (Galashiels) bus stop; the Church Hall is less than 2 minutes walk.
The Church Hall is about 12 minutes walk from our Archive and about 16 minutes walk from the Bus Station or the Railway Station.

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

Sunday, 30 September 2018 - Society Meeting The 2nd Boer War 1899-1902 by Ken Nisbet, St. Peterís Church Hall, Parsonage Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HS

Ken has carried out extensive research on his military ancestors who served in the South African Boer Wars, both First and Second World Wars as well as other conflicts. In this talk, he will look at the 2nd Boer War 1899-1902.

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 28 October 2018 - Society Meeting The Brothers and Soutra Hospital by Dr Margaret Cook, St. Peterís Church Hall, Parsonage Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HS

Dr Cook will investigate the history of the Augustinian Abbey Hospital at Soutra and the reasons behind the sudden end to the internationally renowned medical centre in the 15th century.

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 25 November 2018 - Society Meeting Irish Records by Jill Williams, St. Peterís Church Hall, Parsonage Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HS

Did the Irish records really all go up in smoke? Jill Williams, FIGRS, who has many yearsí experience researching Irish family history, will bring us up-to-date with the records available to the family historian.

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 24 February 2019 - Society Meeting The Court of the Lord Lyon by Dr Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon, St. Peterís Church Hall, Parsonage Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HS

The Court of the Lord Lyon - what it does and how it helps genealogy.

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 31 March 2019 - Society Meeting Smallpox Across the Class Divide by Isabel Gordon, St. Peterís Church Hall, Parsonage Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HS

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