DGFHS Syllabus for 2021

CASTLE DOUGLAS

Venue: St. Ninian’s Church Hall, Whitepark Road, Castle Douglas DG7 1EX
Coffee and tea will be served at 1.45 p.m.  Meetings start 2.15 p.m.
Meetings: These will be advised once we are aware of Coronavirus restrictions.

ZOOM MEETINGS

We hope to bring a meeting every month. Half of these should be at times suitable for USA/Canada and half to suit Australia/New Zealand. We expect each to last 60-90 minutes. To join a meeting please send an email to zoom@dgfhs.org.uk with your details including Location and Membership Number. If you do not have your membership number then please email either the UK Membership Secretary at mbrs-sec-uk@dgfhs.org.uk or the Overseas Membership Secretary at mbrs-sec-os@dgfhs.org.uk who will be able to provide it to you. Please include any question you may have to enable us to prepare an answer. Written questions will take precedence. New invites will be issued for each meeting on the day prior to the meeting.

15th January ~ 09:00UK 17:00AWST 22:00NZDT

Zoom Talk followed by Question Time
Speaker: Ian McClumpha      Topic: ScotlandsPeople
Speaker: Terry Brown            Topic: DGFHS Website

10th February ~ 20.00UK 12:00PST 15:00EST

Zoom Talk followed by Question Time
Speaker: Lynda Mackie          Topic: Dumfries Academy and the Slave Trade

19th March ~ 09:00UK 17:00AWST 22:00NZDT

Zoom Talk followed by Question Time
Speaker: Prof. Ted Cowan              Topic: Lowland Clearances in Southwest Scotland

14th April (AGM) ~ 20.00UK 12:00PDT 15:00EDT

Annual General Meeting
Zoom Talk followed by Question Time
Speaker: Lynda Mackie          Topic: The boy who inherited a fortune

14th May ~ 09:00UK 16:00AWST 20:00NZDT

Zoom Talk followed by Question Time
Speaker: Emma Maxwell of Scottish Indexes      Topic: Tips and Tricks for using www.scottishindexes.com

16th June ~ 20:00UK 12:00PDT 15:00EDT 03:00AWST 07:00NZST

Zoom Talk followed by Question Time
Speaker: Bill Holland      Topic: Dumfries Closes
Note: A ‘close’ is a Scots term for an alleyway

16th July ~ 09:00UK 16:00AWST 20:00NZDT 01:00PDT 04:00EDT

Zoom Talk followed by Question Time
Speaker: Cally Philips of Galloway Raiders     Topic: S.R. Crockett of Balmaghie – in fact and fiction

18th August ~ 20:00UK 12:00PDT 14:00EDT 03:00AWST 07:00NZST

Zoom Talk followed by Question Time
Speaker: Donald Henderson      Topic: The Story of the Titanic and its Dumfries and Galloway Connections.

17th September ~ 09:00UK 16:00AWST 20:00NZST 01:00PDT 04:00EDT

Zoom Talk followed by Question Time
Speaker: Myko Clelland     Topic: Findmypast

13th October ~ 20:00UK 12:00PDT 15:00EDT 03:00AWST 08:00NZDT

Zoom Talk followed by Question Time
Speaker: Eva Adamson     Topic: Deaths from Newspapers

19th November ~ 09:00UK 17:00AWST 22:00NZDT 01:00 PST 04:00EST

Zoom Talk followed by Question Time
Speaker: David Devereux     Topic: Tongland a Tale of Two Ruins

14th December ~ 20:00UK 12:00PST 15:00EST 04:00AWST 09:00NZDT

Zoom Talk followed by Question Time.
Speaker: Andrew Armstrong     Topic: Tracing your ancestors on the Buccleuch Estates