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

SCOTTISH BORDERS/LOWLANDS RESEARCH

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 graduated MA in History at the University of Glasgow and is Director and co-founder (1987) of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre. He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally and contributed numerous articles on Scottish Jewish history and genealogy to journals, magazines and books. The SJAC is located at Garnethill Synagogue in Glasgow. Harvey will present on the genealogical resources available through the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

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. 

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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