Friendly Group

Friendly Group

Our main aim is to promote and encourage an interest in family history research by providing a meeting place for like-minded folk.

Get Guidance

Get Guidance

Discuss your research, what you have found and obtain good sound advice if you meet a brick wall with your research.

Become a Member

Become a Member

We have a varied programme of workshops, guest speakers and visits to archives, libraries and places of historical interest.

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What we are all about

Our original group was set up in 2008 as the Dunfermline & West Fife Family History, and met in the Dunfermline Archives in Walmer Drive. Since then we’ve moved on, changing address twice and our name once. We are now known as the Dunfermline Family History Group, but our original aims remain the same. If you love your Family History, and want to meet others who feel like you do, then we’re the group for you. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, we’d love to meet you and hear your family story.

We meet at 1:30pm on the last Wednesday of the month from September to May (excluding December) in the Lecture Room of the Music Institute (next door to the Carnegie Hall) in Dunfermline where we hold workshops and invite guest speakers.

We welcome new members and it really doesn’t matter if you are just getting started or have a wealth of experience. Annual membership for 2023/2024 is £10. Visitors pay £2 per meeting.

Our main aim is to promote and encourage an interest in family history by providing a meeting place for like minded folk.

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We may be able to help!

Although we do not do research, we are willing to help others with theirs.

Anyone can ask us for a bit of help. Do you want a photo of a family grave or a local address? Do you want a newspaper article from our local paper? Do you need a certificate? Do you want to know where somewhere was?

There might be a charge if it costs us money to check something for you. We don’t charge for our services but donations are kindly welcome.


Please send us an email if you have any questions and we aim to answer them as soon as possible.