Haste Ye Back


‘Haste Ye Back!’ is the title of the 33rd annual one-day conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS), which will take place online and for free on Saturday 22nd April 2023 from 9am until 5:30pm BST.

This conference is being hosted by the Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society (ANESFHS) in partnership with the Elphinstone Institute of the University of Aberdeen, and it will explore different aspects of settlement and migration in the North-East, supported by information on useful resources for family-history research.

The theme of ‘Haste Ye Back!’ encompasses not only the conditions that led to migration or resettlement but also the ways the telling and recording of family histories enrich a culture. The speakers will cover diaspora through emigration, war etc, and then revitalisation through returning settlers and new Scots. Family history as a pursuit is a great example of that revitalisation of engagement with the past and with our heritage. We think this theme will be topical as more folk contemplate long-distance travel again to maintain family connections and to research family history.

Please visit the newly launched website – SAFHS 2023 Conference – where you can read more about the provisional agenda and the speakers as well as register for the event.  

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