What is the Scottish SIG?
The Newcastle Family History Society provides the opportunity for its members with a common interest to meet in groups where they can share experiences and expand their knowledge. These groups are called Special Interest Groups or SIGs.
The Scottish SIG meets at least ten times a year. We do not meet in January when the Society is closed for the Christmas/New Year period and not in December as the date might conflict with activities around that time of year.
We usually have an attendance of about ten members at each meeting but these numbers vary as people can come and go as they wish. Visitors would always be welcome. Our meeting day is the second Tuesday of the month and meetings start at 1.00pm in the back room. Our meetings may feature a talk by a member, sometimes illustrated with projected images and diagrams, discussions on how to attack Scottish genealogical problems and general Scottish matters of interest. For example, we have learned that if buying an article of Harris Tweed, you should always look for the official logo to prove authenticity.
Sharing is the purpose of these meetings with everyone offered the opportunity to participate by helping to break down the inevitable ‘brick walls’ encountered in family history research or by passing on a newly-discovered source of information.
If you, or someone you know, might enjoy the Scottish SIG meetings, we would be pleased to see you at a meeting.
A very warm fàilte awaits you.