Upcoming family history talks and events in Scotland, 4 - 10 June 2016
Note that there may be a small charge for some of these events, and some may be for members only. We will be publishing lists of upcoming talks and events regularly - if you are organising a talk or event relating to Scottish genealogy or history, please let us know and we will be happy to add your events to our list.
Saturday, June 4 2016, 10 am - 12 pm
Venue: Scottish Genealogy Society Library, 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL
Bruce Bishop will talk about where to find these rare records, what they contain and how they can assist your research.
Saturday, June 4 2016, 9 am - 4.30 pm
South Ayrshire History and Family History Fair
Venue: Walker Halls, Troon, Ayrshire
9.00am – Registration 9.45am – Councillor Bill Grant Chairman – Dauvit Broun 10.00am “The Smuggling Coast from Stranraer to Girvan” Frances Wilkins 11.00am “Ayrshire before history: a personal view of early sites and their archaeology” Tom Barclay Lunch 2.00pm “Men at War: securing Burns’ memory in the West of Scotland, c 1859-c1896 (the race between the towns of the region to have a statue of Robert Burns)” Chris Whatley 3.00pm “A Founder’s Workshop from the Bronze Age? Excavations from the shadow of Hunterston” Thomas Rees
Monday, June 6 2016, 10 am - 4 pm
Day with Mary Queen of Scots
Venue: John Gray Centre
Mary Queen of Scots still fires imagination of many people, and her story is closely interlinked with that of Haddington and East Lothian. Spend a fascinating day listening to talks about Mary and her links with the county viewing original documents and artefacts from the JGC collections and participating in the hands-on workshop.
Monday, June 6 2016, 7 pm for 7.30 pm
AGM and Members' Night
Venue: Drummond Community High School, Bellevue Place, Edinburgh
The following entries are from Athelstaneford Kirk Session minutes, and the minutes of the Presbytery of Haddington.
Athelstaneford Kirk Session minutes CH2/18/1 p. 180
Thomas Darling is not mentioned again in the Kirk Session minutes for Athelstaneford. He does appear at West Fortune in the 1841 census, a farmer aged 42. Janet Brook is also found living in Athelstaneford village in 1841, with her 7 year old son, David Darling. Although the child is not named in the Athelstaneford Kirk Session or Presbytery of Haddington records, it seems almost certain that David Darling is in fact Thomas Darling's son.
Without the Kirk Session records, it might not otherwise have been possible to identify David's father. These entries also illustrate how individual Kirk Sessions could refer cases to their Presbytery for a ruling. As well as revealing the likely father of David Darling, the entries also reveal something of the character of Thomas Darling. You can see what other records are available for Athelstaneford here.
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