Digging up your roots

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The Tayroots Family and Local History Day in Arbroath’s Webster Memorial Theatre on Sunday, 6 April will provide a host of opportunities for anyone keen to trace their family tree and discover more about their Scottish ancestors and the lives they led.

This free event, held as part of the Tartan Day Scotland Festival Homecoming weekend in Arbroath, includes a programme of talks by leading genealogists and historians.

Geneticist Katie Barnes of ScotlandsDNA will provide an insight into ancestral DNA testing, while the darker side of Angus and Dundee will be revealed by author Forbes Inglis, with accounts of some of the grisly murders and dastardly misdeeds that have taken place in this corner of Scotland over the centuries.

The Tayroots Family and Local History Day will conclude with a 6 p.m. screening of vintage local film footage.

Tickets for the film evening cost £2.50 and booking is essential by contacting the box office on 01241 435800. The Tayroots is part of the Tartan Day Scotland Festival.