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Our Archive and Search Room is open every Monday from 6pm to 8pm, and every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 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.

Until Friday, 28 August 2015 - Exhibition: Memories of the Peel Hospital, Clovenfords 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP.

Photographs, medical instruments, staff memories, artefacts and more relating to the Peel Hospital, Clovenfords (near Galashiels).

Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10am to 4pm.

Admission free.

See this map for directions.

Saturday, 22 August 2015 - Stand at Event Lanarkshire Family History Show 9:45am to 4.30pm Motherwell Concert Hall & Theatre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1AB, Scotland

Family history societies, historical and heritage groups, archives and research facilities from around Scotland. Free Parking, Cafe open all day. Wheelchair & disabled friendly. Speakers: Chris Fleet - National Library of Scotland Maps Chris Paton Using Newspapers for Family History Research Tristram Clarke - "In The Event of my Death" - Solidiers Wills at National Records of Scotland. Graham Maxwell - Tracing your illegitimate ancestors in the Sheriff Court records. See http://lfhsshow.weebly.com/speakers.html to buy tickets.

See this map for directions.

Monday, 7 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Get started with your family history 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Come with an idea of what you want to discover and bring your earliest family birth, marriage, death certificate or more certificates, if possible.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page.
6pm to 8pm.

See this map for directions.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Are your roots in the Borders ? Discover your family history or build your family tree 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Build your family tree. Knock down a 'brick wall'. Explore your family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) of Scotland, though we'll still try to help you if your roots are elsewhere.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page. 10am to 4pm.

See this map for directions.

Thursday, 10 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Are your roots in the Borders ? Discover your family history or build your family tree 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Build your family tree. Knock down a 'brick wall'. Explore your family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) of Scotland, though we'll still try to help you if your roots are elsewhere.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page. 10am to 4pm.

See this map for directions.

Friday, 11 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Are your roots in the Borders ? Discover your family history or build your family tree 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Build your family tree. Knock down a 'brick wall'. Explore your family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) of Scotland, though we'll still try to help you if your roots are elsewhere.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page. 10am to 4pm.

See this map for directions.

Monday, 14 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Get started with your family history 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Come with an idea of what you want to discover and bring your earliest family birth, marriage, death certificate or more certificates, if possible.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page.
6pm to 8pm.

See this map for directions.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Are your roots in the Borders ? Discover your family history or build your family tree 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Build your family tree. Knock down a 'brick wall'. Explore your family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) of Scotland, though we'll still try to help you if your roots are elsewhere.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page. 10am to 4pm.

See this map for directions.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Are your roots in the Borders ? Discover your family history or build your family tree 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Build your family tree. Knock down a 'brick wall'. Explore your family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) of Scotland, though we'll still try to help you if your roots are elsewhere.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page. 10am to 4pm.

See this map for directions.

Friday, 18 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Are your roots in the Borders ? Discover your family history or build your family tree 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Build your family tree. Knock down a 'brick wall'. Explore your family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) of Scotland, though we'll still try to help you if your roots are elsewhere.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page. 10am to 4pm.

See this map for directions.

Saturday, 19 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Are your roots in the Borders ? Discover your family history or build your family tree 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Build your family tree. Knock down a 'brick wall'. Explore your family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) of Scotland, though we'll still try to help you if your roots are elsewhere.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page. 10am to 4pm.

See this map for directions.

Monday, 21 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Get started with your family history 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Come with an idea of what you want to discover and bring your earliest family birth, marriage, death certificate or more certificates, if possible.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page.
6pm to 8pm.

See this map for directions.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Are your roots in the Borders ? Discover your family history or build your family tree 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Build your family tree. Knock down a 'brick wall'. Explore your family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) of Scotland, though we'll still try to help you if your roots are elsewhere.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page. 10am to 4pm.

See this map for directions.

Thursday, 24 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Are your roots in the Borders ? Discover your family history or build your family tree 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Build your family tree. Knock down a 'brick wall'. Explore your family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) of Scotland, though we'll still try to help you if your roots are elsewhere.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page. 10am to 4pm.

See this map for directions.

Friday, 25 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Are your roots in the Borders ? Discover your family history or build your family tree 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Build your family tree. Knock down a 'brick wall'. Explore your family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) of Scotland, though we'll still try to help you if your roots are elsewhere.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page. 10am to 4pm.

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 27 September 2015 - Society Meeting An illustrated talk on the village of Moffat by Richard Torrance, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

See this map for directions.

Monday, 28 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Get started with your family history 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Come with an idea of what you want to discover and bring your earliest family birth, marriage, death certificate or more certificates, if possible.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page.
6pm to 8pm.

See this map for directions.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - Borders Heritage Festival Open Day Are your roots in the Borders ? Discover your family history or build your family tree 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

Build your family tree. Knock down a 'brick wall'. Explore your family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) of Scotland, though we'll still try to help you if your roots are elsewhere.
For more information, see our Archive and Search Room page. 10am to 4pm.

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 25 October 2015 - Society Meeting The Parish Registers of the Roman Catholic Church Housed at the Scottish Catholic Archive and Those Still in the Parishes by Donna Maguire, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 29 November 2015 - Society Meeting The Register of Corrected Entries and its use for Scottish family history research by Ken Nisbet, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

See this map for directions.

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 To be advised by Karen Allen, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

See this map for directions.

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 AGM and 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