Meetings

Talks 2016-17

All our talks are on the second Tuesday of the Month. Details below.

2016

13 September - Edward Small - "1867 the Golden Year"

11 October - Maia Sheridan - Records in the Special Collection of St Andrews University

8 November - Sarah Kettles - Fife Pilgrim Way

13 December - Social night -  including entertainment with Doris Rougvie & Roy Henderson

 2017

10 January (please note this will be an exploratory afternoon, 2-4pm, in Cupar Library)

Entitled Family History is Fun, our Committee will guide you on a voyage of discovery through the resources that Cupar Library has to offer – from the publications to the card indexes & the daunting computers and microfiche readers.  We will also show you what is on offer from the Fife Family History Society Research Room including our books & CDs available for sale.   We will have the room, and the computers, to ourselves so, after the initial tour, can take the time to explore with you, guide you and possibly make suggestions for further research. This is a FREE event and is open to all.  No refreshments available at this meeting.

14 Feb - Andrew Nicol of Scotland's Places - "Connecting people and places through time" Andrew is currently Development Manager at Historic Environment Scotland, working in the Archives group and overseeing the continued development of Scran. Scotland's Places archive resources include maps, plans, historic photographs and archives. It has a wealth of information for family and local history research and this talk will explore how you can put that to good use.

14 March - John Neil - Fife & Forfar Yeomanry

11 April - Angela Montford - An 18th Century Fife Surgeon

9 May - Outing to Ceres Folk Museum (Entry fee)

13 June - AGM and Members night.

VENUE FOR TALKS ..........................................................

Our venue for talks is the same as last year in Volunteer House (Fife Voluntary Action Group) in 69 Crossgate Cupar KY15 5AS which is a 5 min walk from the train station and less for the main bus stops. Disabled access and chairlift. Crossgate is one of the main streets of Cupar. At night there is parking outside the building and there are also two public car parks. Volunteer House is above the main Post Office, with the entrance to the right hand side when facing. Talks start prompt 7.30 - tea/coffee and biscuits included. Members entry free - Non members very welcome entry £2 for refreshments. Phone Dave Reid on 01333 350557 for any queries re talks.

AGM 14 June 2016

FIFE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 14 JUNE 2016

The 2016 AGM of Fife Family History Society will take place on Tuesday 14 June 2016, at 7.30 pm. in Volunteer House, 69 Crossgate, Cupar, KY15 5AS. 

The agenda for the evening is as follows: 

1.Approve minutes of 2015 AGM 

2.Reports from Office Bearers 

3.Future plans

4.Election of committee for 2016-17

5.Any other competent business.

The present eight committee members (Frances Black, Alison Murray, Arlene Little, Christine Roberts, Roddy Grieg, Dave Reid, Andrew Campbell and Hugh Hoffman) are all eligible and willing to serve for another year but we would welcome one or more additional committee members to help share the work involved in running the society.  If you are interested in joining the committee, please let the Chairman, Hugh Hoffman, know either at the AGM or in advance.

Following the formal business of the AGM, we invite members to make a brief (maximum five minutes) presentation of some interesting snippet(s) from your own family history researches. 

Tea/coffee and nibbles will be available during the evening. 

We look forward to seeing as many members in attendance as possible. 

Best wishes 

Hugh Hoffman

Chairman, Fife FHS

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01337 831403 or 07778 481792

Talks 2015-2016

Our speakers for Talks for the following session are:

2015

8 September - Edward Small - "History of the Scottish Funeral"

13 October - Samantha Bannerman "The History of the St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum"

10 November - Ron Morris "Wildlife on the Islands in the River Forth" HAS BEEN CANCELLED - Hugh Hoffman now talking about "Kellogg Durland" an American student who worked as a miner in Kelty in 1901 and wrote a book "Among the Fife Miners"

8 December - Archie Lumsden - Heraldry -  followed by Festive Drinks and nibbles

2016

There is no talk in January

9 February - Ian Murray - from Fife Fisheries Museum This is an AFTERNOON meeting at the Fife Fisheries Museum in Anstruther. Iain Murray will give a talk at 2pm on "Genealogy of Fishermen" Please will you let Arelene the Secretary know if you are going to attend. Time before/after the talk for visiting the Museum is at your own expense. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8 March - "Suffragettes visit North East Fife" by Roddy Greig, one of our Committee Members

12 April -  "Wemyss School of Needlework" by Fiona Wemyss

10 May - "Crail Fishing Disaster" by Alan Runcimen

14 June - AGM - along with "Snippets of Researching my Family History" by Fife FHS Members

...........................................VENUE FOR TALKS ..........................................................

Our venue for talks is the same as last year in Volunteer House (Fife Voluntary Action Group) in 69 Crossgate Cupar KY15 5AS which is a 5 min walk from the train station and less for the main bus stops. Crossgate is one of the main streets of Cupar. At night there is parking outside the building and there are also two public car parks. Volunteer House is above the main Post Office, with the entrance to the right hand side when facing. Disabled chair. Talks start prompt 7.30 - tea/coffee and biscuits included. Members entry free - Non members very welcome entry £2 for refreshments. Phone Dave Reid on 01333 350557 for any queries re talks.

2014 - 2015 TALKS

2014

Sept 9th – Roddy Greig – "A Cupar Artist – Charles Lees R.S.A"

Oct 14th –Diana Maxwell & Lewis Banks –" Scientific Research in WW1 pertaining to Fife"

Nov 11th – David Verden Anderson –"The History of Fettykil Paper Mill – 5 Generations of Andersons in Papermaking in Fife"

Dec 9th -  Festive get together to celebrate 25years of the Society - Dave Reid one of our Founder members will give a talk on how the Society was started and how it has changed over the years.

2015

Jan -   No Talk

Feb 10th = Richard Dickens –" The Fife Military Project"

March 10th – Eric Simpson – "Good Old Fife – Just the Place for Tourists"

April 14th – Martyn Gorman –" Echoes of the Resurrection Men"

May 12th – Visit to the Peoples Palace in Glasgow

June 9th - AGM

 

...........................................VENUE FOR TALKS ..........................................................

Our venue for talks is the same as last year in Volunteer House (Fife Voluntary Action Group) in 69 Crossgate Cupar KY15 5AS which is a 5 min walk from the train station and less for the main bus stops. Crossgate is one of the main streets of Cupar. At night there is parking outside the building and there are also two public car parks. Volunteer House is above the main Post Office, with the entrance to the right hand side when facing. Disabled chair. Talks start prompt 7.30 - tea/coffee and biscuits included. Members entry free - Non members very welcome entry £2 for refreshments. Phone Frances Black 01337 840027 for any queries.