Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ancestor Network and Flyleaf Press Team at Scottish Federation of Family History Societies in Drumfermline on April 26 2014

Dunfermline was the place chosen this year for the meeting of the Scottish
Federation of Family History Societies. The meeting was a day-long event
held on Saturday April 26, 2014 at the Carnegie Conference Centre.

Family History Societies from many parts of Scotland were represented by a large number of volunteer staff. There were also a number of genealogy research companies, like Pitcairn Research, offering their services as well as Scotlands People. Books, maps and CDs relevant to each geographical area were on display and for sale, and Aiden Feerick and Dr Jim Ryan were there representing Ancestor Network from Ireland.

Dr Jim Ryan was there to give a talk on Irish Family History records. Aiden Feerick, Jim Ryan and Brian Smith, all of Ancestor Network and Flyleaf Press, were in the "Irish corner". We had many visitors to our stand, quite a number of whom had Irish ancestors.

Another visitor to the Ancestor Network stand was Raymond O'Brien of Glasgow who came along to our stand to say hello.
He spoke very highly of the Genealogy Course in Carrickmacross in County Monaghan, Ireland, which was held in October 2013.  
The total number of visitors at the April 2014 event in Drumfermline was probably between two and three hundred.

After Drumfermline, Jim Ryan, Brian Smith and Aiden Feerick then drove to the Scotlands People Centre in Edinburgh where they were very well received and given a tour of all the facilities by the manager.

Please see photos of the vent below:

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