Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Gathering 2009 Edinburgh

Hello All -

If you are looking for something to do this summer in July, why not go to Edinburgh to The Gathering 2009 in Edinburgh. It is from the 25th July to the 26th July at various locations throught the city. You will need to view the website for all the details as there is too much to mention here to give it justice. The website is http://clangathering.org/

There will be a genealogy/family history tent there. The programme is called Scotland Lives. Here is an excerpt from the website describing the event.

"Scotland Lives!
There will be book readings and signing sessions by international best-selling authors, talks on heraldry and genealogy, as well as a retail area with fiction and non-fiction titles from Scottish authors published by Birlinn Books. The programme is as follows:

Visitors can find out more about their ancestry through Scotland's People whose experts will be offering advice on how to access one of the largest online sources of Scottish genealogical information and trace their family tree. The Scottish Genealogy Society and Family Tree DNA will also be present.

There will be an opportunity to find out more about heraldry through The Heraldry Society of Scotland and the Scottish Armigers Society who maintain the oldest continuously-maintained official record of Arms in the world.

Part of the Highland Games and Scottish Festival weekend events. Admittance to this event is with a Gathering 2009 Passport or a Highland Games and Scottish Festival ticket only."

It looks like July in Scotland will be a good place to be for Scottish genealogy - you have The Gathering 2009 in Edinburgh and also the International Genealogy Festival in Glasgow. More details on this one can be viewed at their website: http://www.homecomingscotland2009.com/whats-on/events/international-genealogy-festival-4707.html

So mark your calendars: International Genealogy Festival 21-24 July in Glasgow
The Gathering 2009 25-26 July in Edinburgh

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