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18th April 2021

The 31st Annual Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS) Conference took place on Saturday 17th April 2021. This was an online event with over 400 people from all corners of the world listening in. If you missed it all the talks are currently available on YouTube (link below) for the next week.

SAFHS 2021 Conference

19th March 2021

Dear Member

I hope that you are staying healthy and enjoying the lovely weather?

I am attaching information about the speakers and topics at the SAFHS 2021 conference in April. I remember telling you that I was hoping to attend the SAFHS Conference for the first time last year but of course I made that comment before the Coronavirus pandemic and therefore the conference did not take place!

Their Press Release with details of the conference and links to their Facebook, Twitter and Webpage are here SAFHS Press Release

Details of the Morning Session are here SAFHS Morning Session

Details of the Afternoon Session are here SAFHS Afternoon Session

I saw that Robert Cathcart from Skelmorie has produced a brand new book 'A Timeline of a Coastline'. I bought a copy on Amazon and it has a whole lot of information about Fairlie, Largs, Skelmorlie, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay. It is the sort of book you can dip in and out of so it might be of interest to some of you.

I have also been informed that Kirk Session Records are now available on Scotland's People. I haven't tried to access them myself but if you manage to do so successfully please let me know how you get on.

I hope that you enjoyed our spring edition of NAFHS Journal? If you did not receive your copy please contact Anne Cowgill at anne_cowgill@yahoo.co.uk

With best wishes, Fiona Williamson

2nd February 2021

Dear Member

I hope you are safe and well.

A date for your diary.

The 31st Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS) Conference, postponed from last year, will now Go Digital on 17th April 2021.

The Conference will be streamed live on Zoom and Facebook. It is free and open to everyone.

Their Press Release with details of the conference and links to their Facebook, Twitter and Webpage are here SAFHS Press Release

With best wishes to you all

Fiona Williamson (Chairperson)

4th January 2021

Dear Member

I hope you are safe and well. This is just an update from NAFHS to let you know about our current situation.

CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS (SCOTLAND)

Due to the current restrictions we have been unable to hold any meetings, workshops and visits. It is hoped that in the coming months that the situation will ease and we will be able to get back to some sort of normality. We have scheduled meetings and the AGM for April and May but these will only take place if restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so.

We will contact all memebers when the situation does changes.

Until then please stay safe.

With best wishes to you all

Fiona Williamson (Chairperson)

30th June 2020

Dear Member

I hope you are safe and well. This is just an update from NAFHS to let you know about our current situation.

AGM

Our AGM scheduled for May had to be postponed because of the Covid virus. Luckily we had a committee meeting just before the 'lockdown' and all our committee members agreed to stay on the committee in their present positions. I am very grateful for their support!

MEETINGS

Ann Gregory has done a fantastic job organising potential speakers for Session 2020/2021. With social distancing regulation we will probably not be able to hold meetings for a while but I will contact you again once we are able to do so.

FUNDRAISING

Our annual Coffee Morning schedule for November will probably have to be postponed until spring.

NEWSLETTER

We are planning to send out our Journal as usual at the end of August. Ann Tyler has already started to collect articles and would really appreciate it if you would like to write up a short family story for the Journal. Please send any contributions to Ann at anndtyler@gmail.com

With best wishes to you all

Fiona Williamson (Chairperson)