Thursday, 1 December 2022

ANESFHS announces details of SAFHS 2023 conference

Aberdeen and North-East Scotland Family History Society ( has also announced details of the 2023 Scottish Association of Family History Societies conference, to be held in April:

‘Haste Ye Back’ is the theme of the 33rd annual one-day conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS) which will take place as an online event on Saturday 22 April 2023. 
The conference will explore different aspects of settlement and migration to and from Scotland. There will be plenty of hints and tips about resources for family history research and some thought-provoking perspectives. We think this theme will be of particular interest at a time when more folk contemplate resuming long-distance travel to maintain family connections and pursue family history.
Planning is well advanced for the conference with seven speakers and topics confirmed:
  • Prof Marjory Harper (University of Aberdeen) – Emigration, emigrants and returners
  • Dr Jackson Armstrong (University of Aberdeen) – Digitising Aberdeen’s medieval city records
  • Dr Tom McKean (University of Aberdeen) – Family history interfacing with recorded history
  • Nicholas Le Bigre (University of Aberdeen) – New family traditions in the north east
  • Alasdair Macdonald (University of Strathclyde) - Using DNA in Family History Research
  • Ken Nisbet - (SAFHS/Scottish Genealogical Society) – War Brides
  • Alison Spring - Sailing to Philadelphia; or, Where Did My Scots Ancestors Go?
  • A conference website is currently under construction and will launch shortly.
The conference is a free online event, hosted on behalf of SAFHS by the Aberdeen and North East Scotland Family History Society (ANESFHS) in partnership with the Elphinstone Institute of the University of Aberdeen.
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For more on SAFHS, visit

(With thanks to ANESFHS via Facebook at


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