The itinerary for the 2019 Glasgow tour is now confirmed.
Thursday May 16: We will meet in the hotel lobby for a meet and greet and to talk about the week ahead. I will be splitting the group in half to accommodate the research space at the family history societies
Friday, May 17: We will meet in the hotel lobby at 8:30 am to walk to the train station where we will head to Motherwell. We will have research opportunities at both the North Lanarkshire Archives and the Lanarkshire Family History Society.
Saturday May 18: Those who are interested will meet in the hotel lobby at 12:45 to head to the Glasgow Women's Library. Here we will be given an overview of the library and a behind the scenes tour. Then we will head out on a guided tour of Glasgow's East End. This is one of the older parts of Glasgow and has a rich history. We will see the Templeton Carpet Factory, Glasgow Green, and will end at Abercrombie Cemetery, locally known as the Weaver's Cemetery. The afternoon will end about 4:15 and those who wish to can grab a bite to eat at the West Brewery which is housed inside the Templeton Factory. This tour is rich in history but does require a great deal of walking. It is not included in the tour fees. An additional fee of £16 will be required and non researchers are more than welcome to join us for the day. I will collect the fees at the meet and greet.
Sunday May 19: For those who are interested, we will meet in the hotel lobby at 1:15 and head to the Glasgow Necropolis for a guided tour. This tour is fantastic and always gets rave reviews. The cemetery is the largest in Glasgow and was the first planned cemetery. The tour lasts about 2 hours. While there isn't a lot of walking, the terrain is uneven so may not be appropriate for everyone. The tour is £10 per person and non researchers are more than welcome to attend. Following the tour, for those who are interested, there is generally Evensong at the Glasgow Cathedral, across the street from the Cemetery.
Monday May 20: Today we will have the chance to research at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History
For those who are interested, the GWSFHS has their monthly meeting at 7 pm. The topic will be the Resources at the North Lanarkshire Archives and will be a more in-depth look than what we will be given at the Archives on Friday.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we will meet in the hotel lobby at 8:45 to head to the Mitchell Library for full days of research at the Glasgow City Archives. I will reserve 5 computers for the ScotlandsPeople Hub next to the Archives. We will work out a roster for the use of these computers. The £15 fee will be payable to the Registrar at the desk.
On Thursday evening, we will head to Sister's restaurant for a group dinner as we celebrate our last night in Glasgow and the end of our time together.
On Friday morning after breakfast is check out for those who will be leaving and heading home or traveling further afield.
The tour is once again being limited in size to allow for group cohesion and also so that we don't overwhelm the research facilities.