Dig into your roots at Edzell venue

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VISITORS from all over Scotland will be able to find out more about their family history this spring in the beautiful setting of the Inglis Memorial Hall in Edzell on May 14, when local history groups will be joined at a Tayroots Genealogy Fair by groups from Lanarkshire and beyond.

Bob Stewart, chair of Lanarkshire Family History Society, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in this Tayroots event.

“In the past people moved across the country following their trades or searching for work – so we often find that visitors in the East need information on the West!”

This event, organised by Angus Council’s economic development team as part of the council’s Angus Tourism Strategy, includes stories for children by Sylvia Troon and her puppets and Sheila Kinninmoth.

There will be a talk by archivist Fiona Scharlau on her series of books on Angus in old photographs where visitors are invited to bring their own family photos for identification.

Samantha Godley will also give a talk on the intriguing organisation; The Guild of One Name Studies.

Other organisations contributing to the event include Tay Valley Family History Society, Aberdeen and North East Family History Society, Angus Archives & Registrars, Aberdeen City & Shire Archives, Forfar & District Historical Society, Jean Cook Antiques & Bric-a-Brac, Dundee Storytelling Group, The Guild of One Name Studies, and Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre.

Admission is free, and more information is available at www.tayroots.com

PICTURED RIGHT: Inglis Memorial Hall, which will be back in use later this month for the forthcoming Tayroots Geneaology Fair.