History detectives on the Lanarkshire family tree trail

The Local and Family History Show, being hosted by Lanarkshire Family History Society,
The Local and Family History Show, being hosted by Lanarkshire Family History Society,

Lanarkshire Family History Society will host a major Local and Family History Show this summer, as part of the “Celebrating Lanarkshire 2013” year of events.

Taking place in Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre on Saturday, August 24, the show will include a series of high profile talks, as well as participation from groups and organisations from throughout Scotland.

A local history and heritage group from Croy will be among those taking part, and events will focus on characters in history, the Union of Parliaments the part science plays in tracing our roots.

Representatives from outstanding county attractions include New Lanark and Summerlee will be there, alongside major heritage bodies, and there will be plenty ofevents on for chidren too.

Chairman of Lanarkshire FHS, Bob Stewart, said, “This will be a great family day out for the serious historian, family researchers and children. The show will be one of the highlights of “Celebrating Lanarkshire 2013” year.

Entrance costs £2 per adult, children under 12 free entry with an adult; talks in the theatre are £3 each or £12 for all five.

Booking forms are available from Society members, at LFHS Motherwell Research Centre, 122-124 Merry Street, Motherwell or online at http://lfhsfair2013.weebly.com. The show website has up-to-the-minute information about organisations taking part and trave