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JOIN US FOR FOUR PRESENTATIONS ON CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

JUNE 18th 2022


CHRIS PATON - MOUNT STEWART MURDER

Northern Irish born Chris Paton lives in Ayrshire, Scotland, where he works as a professional genealogist. A holder of a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies from the University of Strathclyde, Chris is an author, tutor and lecturer specialising in Scottish and Irish research, and blogs daily through his ScottishGENES blog.

Chris will share his research into Scotland's longest standing unsolved murder, that of his 3x great grandmother Janet Rogers. 


ROBERT HOWIE - THE TRUE STORY OF JEKYLL AND HYDE

Robert Howie was born and raised in Edinburgh. He is a teacher in a local primary school and has taught for over twenty years. In addition, Robert is a wonderful story teller with a knack for bringing history to life – especially the history of his beloved city, Edinburgh.

Robert also runs a guided tour company, Historic Edinburgh Tours where he walks people through the history that played out on the streets of the Old Town. 

Robert will share the truth behind the famous Robert Louis Stevenson character of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. 

DONNA MOORE - THE LOCK TRILOGY: HISTORICAL CRIME FICTION 

Donna Moore is Adult Literacy and Numeracy Development Worker at Glasgow Women’s Library. She has a Masters in Community Learning and Development, a Masters in Gender Studies and has recently completed a PhD in Creative Writing. She facilitates creative writing and other workshops at GWL and loves anything related to reading, writing and women’s history.

The Lock Trilogy was written as part of a creative writing PhD which explores the gendered treatment of women and women's history and the possibilities of fiction to bring those aspects to the fore. The three novellas are set in Scotland and tell the stories of three generations of women from the late 1870s to 1919. This was a time of great flux and upheaval which brought enormous changes in many aspects of women’s lives – economically, socially, politically, legally. I wanted to explore the lives of marginalised women whose stories are often missing from the records.

Donna will share these stories and her research into them 


RODDY GREIG - FIFE'S KALENDAR OF CONVICTS

Roddy became a trustee of the Fife FHS in 2014 and is now the treasurer and one of the researchers for the Society. Upon retirement, he undertook a two-year university course and  now holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogy Studies from Strathclyde University, Glasgow. Thereafter, he tutored at Strathclyde,  leading a course.on Family History for Beginners. 

Roddy will tell us about the Fife Family History Society's Kalendar of Convicts and the 28,000 names in that database. 

 

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