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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. Meetings in Room 753 will take place from 12.15pm to 2.15pm. Meetings via Zoom will start at 2.00pm.

The membership fee is £10.00.

Committee Members 2023-2024


Sandy Dennison

Kareth Paterson

Allan Russell (Treasurer)

Senga Simpson (President)

Alan Stevens (Secretary)

Leslie Williamson

Contact email address:

Multi-storey Library


13 October 2023

Room 753

Gravestone rubbings

Carolyn Converse Cooper, Genealogy club member

27 October

Visit to Toshie's Cafe & Kinetics cycle workshop/ museum

Ben Cooper

10 November 

Room 753

How and why did transportation replace overseas banishment from Scotland?

Ken Nisbet, Family and Military Historian

8 December

Room 753

Quiz: Who the Dickens? 

Drinks & Nibbles

12 January 2024 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 

Room 753


Drinks and nibbles

April TBC

Walk around the area of the lost village with Kevin Scott

12 April 

Grahamston: the lost village

Kevin Scott (has Grahamston ancestry!)


Visit to Scotland Street School

Members of the Genealogy Club met for lunch this year at the Scholars' Restaurant in Cathedral Street (May 2024)

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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