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Our Archive and Search Room is open for research by appointment only. Please use the Contacts page, selecting the option Archive Appointment Request to arrange your visit. Keep up to date via our Facebook page and Twitter.

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, 26 September 2021 - Society Meeting Picture Postcards Ė the social media of the early 20th century by Pat Littlewood, St. Peterís Church Hall, Parsonage Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HS

Picture postcards were used in the early 20th century for a variety of purposes including coded messages, love, much as people use Facebook and Twitter today.

Please do not attend if you have Covid symptoms or are self-isolating due to symptoms in your household or if you have been identified as a close contact of a case.
Face coverings are mandatory for ages 12+, unless exempt.

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 24 October 2021 - Society Meeting Scottish Soldiers in World War I by Sir Hew Strachan, St. Peterís Church Hall, Parsonage Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HS

This talk will be at the slightly later time of 3pm.

See this map for directions.

Sunday, 28 November 2021 - Society Meeting Poaching Laws in Southern Scotland by David McLean, St. Peterís Church Hall, Parsonage Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HS

See this map for directions.