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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.

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 The Turnbulls of Abbey St.Bathans and a Descendant, John Turnbull Thomson, the Builder & Surveyor by David Lockie, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

After arriving in the Malay Straits at the age of 17, 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 Transcribing ScotlandsPlaces by Andrew Nicoll, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

Andrew Nicoll, of Historic Environment Scotland, will introduce us to the wide range of historical documents now available to all.

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 The Deidís Letterwills and Legacies - Lifting the Veil on Past Lives by Margaret Fox, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

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

Margaret Fox's recent research on wills and testaments.

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