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Now’s the time to delve into your family’s history

If you’ve ever wondered where your roots lie then this month could be the perfect time to delve into your family tree.

The Archives and Local Studies team from East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust will be among the vast array of exhibitors at ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ - the world’s biggest family history show - at the SECC from 29-31 August.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live builds on the success of the popular BBC series, in which celebrities trace their ancestry, discovering secrets and surprises from their past.

Packed with genealogy experts, free workshops, a celebrity theatre and specialist exhibitors, the show’s arrival in Scotland marks the first time the event has been held outside of London.

The team will be providing specialist family history advice on tracing your East Dunbartonshire ancestors, displaying photos and examples of historical records, plus showcasing the www.edlcimages.co.uk photo website.

Scott Hill, chairman of the East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust said, “Our professional staff can help guide you to the best sources for your own research, whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced family historian.”

Convener of development and regeneration, Councillor Alan Moir, said: “The archives held by the Archives and Local Studies team preserve the unique heritage of East Dunbartonshire and its people.

“They hold the official records of East Dunbartonshire and its predecessor organisations going back to the 15th century.”

For more information on the East Dunbartonshire archive collections visit www.edlc.co.uk/heritage

 

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