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JANUARY 23, 2021
9:00am - 5:00pm (eastern)


Andrew Armstrong is a Scottish genealogist based in the Scottish Borders. His specialization is family historyin southern Scotland : Dumfries and Galloway, and the Borders. His interest in the Border Reivers is perhaps not surprising, given that he shares a surname with some of the most notorious reivers who flourished in the 16th century.

Andrew will be presenting on the Border Reivers. 

Harvey Kaplan, Director if the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre will give a presentations on the holdings of the Scottish Jewish Archives. The SJAC is located at Garnethill Synagogue in Glasgow

Margaret is the Archivist at Traquair House, Peeblesshire. Traquair House is Scotland's most southerly Jacobite stronghold and is also Scotland's oldest inhabited house. Prior to retirement, Margaret worked as an archivist at the National Records of Scotland. Margaret will give a presentation on the Scottish Borders Criminals in the High Court Records.

Dr William Roulston, Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation will give a presentation on Finding Your Scots Ancestors in Ulster.

Dr Roulston has written a number of books and is  a Member of Council of both the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland and the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Donna Moore has a Masters Degree in Community Learning and Development, a Masters in Gender Studies and is currently undertaking a PhD in creative writing. She facilitates creative writing workshops and GWL’s Drama Queens and loves women’s history, particularly the history of women’s suffrage. Donna will give a presentation on the Women's Suffrage Movement in Scotland and how these times might have impacted our ancestors. 

Hannah Bell is the Genealogy Registrar Assistant at the Scottish Borders Archives. Hannah emigrated from Canada to Scotland in 2013 after completing a Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology. She then went on to study Local History at Oxford and began working at the Scottish Borders Archives in 2016 as the Genealogy Registrar Assistant. Hannah says she is continuously learning about local history and she has fallen in love with the Scottish Borders!

Hannah will give a presentation on Genealogy Resources in the Scottish Borders Archives

Anne is passionate about Mary Queen of Scots and the drama that surrounded her throughout her life. Anne will take us on a virtual journey through the most turbulent years of Mary’s life by visiting the places that played a pivotal role in her story. Our journey begins in Mary's place of birth, Linlithgow. 



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