So, who do you think you are?
Why not come along to the Killyleagh Family History Society which is holding its first regular meeting of the season on the evening of Monday 2 October in their usual venue, the Masonic Hall, 50, High Street, Killyleagh, at 8pm.
Ken Tait, Association member who revels in examining the past, said: “The association meets on the first Monday of each month between September and April. We also enjoy several outings during the year to places of interest. Further details can be found on our Facebook page Killyleagh Family History Society where our planned meeting schedule as well as other information is available.
“Visitors are always welcome and we usually have an entertaining evening, ending with light refreshments and always time for a chat, often resulting in further interesting discoveries about our area and its residents.
“Our first evening we are hosting a talk by Martin McDowell of North of Ireland Family History Society ( NIFHS ) on “A Beginner’s Guide to DNA.” This should prove to be a very popular talk, and the subject is very topical at this time, with the renewed interest in family history in part awakened by TV programmes such as “Who Do You Think You Are?”, “Long Lost Family” etc..
“Family history research can be a fun, fascinating, and a very absorbing subject, and with a little guidance and support from others with the right experience, as well as access to the resources and research facilities available through NIFHS, the process can become very fulfilling. You can learn a few skills and techniques that will make your research much more productive.
“Why not come along on Monday 2nd October and enjoy learning about this interesting subject, and find out for yourself just who you are, and where you’ve come from – you may even possess a piece of someone else’s family jigsaw!” added Ken Tait.