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Are you interested in finding out about your family history?  Come and join us.  We try to help and encourage each other in researching our family trees and our speakers give us insight into different areas of research. We are a friendly club and new members are very welcome.


Dates and times of our Friday meetings (mostly via Zoom) are listed on our programme and a notice of meeting will be sent each month as a reminder.

Committee Members 2022-2023

Carolyn Converse

Sandy Dennison

Louise Jackson

Anne Martin (Treasurer)

Kareth Paterson

Senga Simpson (President)

Alan Stevens (Secretary)

Leslie Williamson

Contact email address:

Multi-storey Library


7 October 2022  Zoom at 2.00

A Trip to Old Labuan, (an island off the coast of Borneo) with Alexander Lumsden, Mining Engineer, and others

Senga Simpson

4 November Zoom at 12.00

High Kirk Burial Grounds

Scott Fairie, GWSFHS President

9 December In person only, Room 227 at 12.00

Who the Dickens?  Quiz

Drinks & Nibbles  

Senga Simpson

13 January 2023 Zoom at 2.00

The Highlands: Jacobites, Clearances and Emigration

Lorna Steele-McGinn

Archivist, Highland Archives

10 February Zoom at 2.00

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Alison Anderson

CWGC Speaker

3 March Zoom at 2.00

Lance Sergeant James Barclay, Royal Scots Fusiliers (1896 – 1918)

or History from a Shoebox

Tom Ward

Lifelong Student of Military History

(& History Club President)

14 April Zoom at 2.00


Members’ Discussion


12 May Zoom at 2.00

DNA Match Lists, Shared Matches & Testing Site Basics

Michelle Leonard

Genealogist & DNA Detective

Outings TBC

Lunch/Waverley trip/Gardens of Dun Dubh House

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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