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The Genealogy Club is a forum for discussion about researching our ancestors and how they lived. Members range from beginners to experienced researchers and we all learn from each other through speaking about our experiences and successes in finding out our family history. The programme includes group discussions, speakers and visits.

The Club meets on the second Friday of the month from October to May from 12.15 to 2.15.

The membership fee is £10.00.

Committee Members 2022-2023


Louise Jackson

Anne Martin (Treasurer)

Kareth Paterson

Allan Russell

Senga Simpson (President)

Alan Stevens (Secretary)

Leslie Williamson

Contact email address:

Multi-storey Library


13 October 2023  

Gravestone rubbings

Carolyn Converse Cooper, Genealogy club member

10 November 

How and why did transportation replace overseas banishment from Scotland

Ken Nisbet, Family and Military Historian

8 December 

Who the Dickens?  Quiz, Drinks & Nibbles

12 January 2023 via Zoom

Using newspapers for family history:

Unearthing the perilous life of an agricultural labourer

Dr Calista Williams, Course Director

Genealogical Studies Postgraduate Programme

Centre for Lifelong Learning

9 February via Zoom

A Servant's Life

June Wiggins

Journal Team Leader for Troon@Ayrshire FHS

8 March 

Grahamston: the lost village

Kevin Scott

(followed by a walk)

12 April 


Drinks and nibbles


10 May 

Members' lunch

Members of the Genealogy Club enjoyed an excellent lunch and craic at the Mharsanta restaurant in Bell Street in the Merchant City (March 2023)

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Image by Laura Fuhrman
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