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Title: Kinross Museum – British India Family History Workshop and Seminar – 31 Mar 2012
Location: Kinross Museum, Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross, KY13 8FQ
Description: On Saturday 31st March FIBIS trustees Peter Bailey and Elaine MacGregor will be holding a workshop and seminar on researching British India family history at the Kinross Museum, Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross, KY13 8FQ, from 10.00am to 3.00pm – limited to 25 members.
10.00-12.00 – ‘Hit a brick wall’ surgery (Peter and Elaine).
12.00-12.45 – Lunch break and general discussions.
12.45.1.00 – Introduction by Professor David M Munro, MBE – Chairman, Kinross (Marshall) Museum Trust, about their holdings.
1.00-1.30 – PowerPoint presentation by Graham Holton from the University of Strathclyde.
1.30.-2.00 – PowerPoint presentation by Caroline Brown from the University of Dundee.
2.00-2.15 – Break.
2.15-2.45 – PowerPoint presentation by Peter Bailey, FIBIS Chairman, on the Scots in India.
2.45-3.00 – Q&A.
There is no charge for the actual workshop and seminar, but we would ask the delegates to donate a small amount to the Kinross Museum for hosting us in their room and there is a donation box available on the day.
There is plenty of parking and a sandwich bar and coffee machines in the foyer, or delegates can bring their own packed lunch. It will be an opportunity for delegates to have a social meeting together with Peter Bailey and of course with other FIBIS members as well as do some research.
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 15:00
Title: The British in India
Location: Augustine United Church Centre, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
Link out: Click here
Description: FIBIS trustee, Elaine MacGregor, will be speaking about the British in India to the Scottish Genealogy Society at the Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh on 26th March 2012 at 19.00 for 19.30. Guests are welcome.
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30