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Friday, 19 October 2007

15 & 16 Oct 2007 - Mitchell Library visits

Two guided tours of the new family History complex at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow were arranged for this month. Under the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guidance of Elizabeth Carmichael, seventeen members were initiated into the riches of the Mitchell's family history resource material which covers not only Glasgow and the West, but almost every area of Scotland. Additionally, sections are devoted to English, Welsh and Irish information. There are Maps, Will summaries and Poor Law records. You name it, it is probably there and, if not, then those on duty are delighted to turn you in the right direction - and are very patient with those who panic at the sight of 21st century machines. This is the place to linger in, to discover something new and hopefully relevant to your research on every visit. Additionally, the "Herald Cafe" downstairs is handy for the odd break from research. Be prepared to spend time here - it will be well worth your while.

Elizabeth has suggested we might be interested in a group visit to their archive centre on the lower floor. I should like to take her up on this offer and arrange an outing there in June 2008. Watch this space.

Sheila Dinwoodie

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