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About the LFHS Formerly the Midlothian FHS, the LFHS is a non-profit making Society consisting of members interested in promoting the study of genealogy and family history, starting and extending research into family roots, and in furthering interest in and facilities for genealogical research. We are situated in Bonnyrigg which is just a stone throw away (7 Miles south) from Edinburgh. The Society`s Library is housed in the Lasswade High School Centre`s Library which is open during the same hours as the school library from 08:30 to 16:00 hours daily (closed for lunch 12:00-12:50) and in the evenings on Wednesdays from 18:15 to 21:00 during term time.
What Resources does the Society have? The Society has a number of resources at its disposal, however the material is for reference use only and cannot be borrowed. There is a selection of books and pamphlets for the absolute beginner, some more specialised guides for the more advanced members and newsletters from other Family History Societies. There are files on alternative sources of information from Scottish Public Libraries to the National Repositories like Register House and Scottish Record Office. We have an expanding collection of microfiche copies of Edinburgh Directories of various dates, files of commercial search organisations and of various courses and events. Of course the school library has a number of publications and a collection of maps covering Scotland and Northern England.
What do members do? The Society strives to keep all its members interested and we have access to the library`s computers and the Internet. Many members have volunteered in projects, e.g. indexing of Census Returns as well as their own interests or just helping others with their research. There are many more details about the Society which you will find in this web site. When does the Society meet? Every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm. We have a varied programme to suit all. Lasswade High School Centre Eskdale Drive Bonnyrigg Midlothian EH19 2LA Scotland To find us in Bonnyrigg see the local map
I live too far away to attend Meetings Our newsletters and booklets provide information about research being done by members and a forum for requests for help from outside the area. We currently have members from all over the world and with such a wide membership there are lots of possible links. Some of the members are happy to assist with simple research, the only charge being for any additional expense incurred. It is also possible to put members in touch with experienced researchers if required.
Newsletter The society provides a newsletter to members to inform and keep abreast of the activities by members or just provide interesting stories about family history. If you are a member you will receive this from time to time. A full set of backnumbers are available in the Library. The list below provides content details of each newsletter. If any of the contents draws your attention and you do not have a copy of the newsletter drop an email or letter to the Secretary requesting information. The society is always looking for articles to be included in future publications. If you have anything you think might interest the members, whether it is pertinent to your family or not, or something you have found of interest, funny or otherwise, the society would be grateful to hear from you. Would you like to Join?