Tay Family History Society
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Reopening after the Festive Break

A reminder - the Centre re-opens on Monday 9th January 2023 at 10.00.

Hoping that all our great Volunteers had a joyous festive season and a much-needed holiday!

And to all our members — please do explore this our new site, post in the Forum and chat on our Facebook group.

Here we are providing an interactive site for our members and for visitors. This site works in conjunction with our Research Centre and our Facebook page and group. You can log into your account - or join us if you haven’t already - and be in communication with other members through the Forum, raise research questions, ask for advice on reading older documents. To LOG IN - members - use your EMAIL as the login, and click ‘Forgot Password’ and then you will get an email to say how to create new password for this site.

And we welcome contributions, which might be photographs of your own ancestors, places you wish to identify, or stories that you feel others will enjoy.

New Tay Valley Talks are in preparation for 2023! And if you'd like to give a talk, contact our Chair's address (on the contact us page).

Latest Tay Valley Talk is by Louise Bowles, on 'Ancestry DNA - a tool for your Family History Research'. Accessed at https://youtu.be/Xc6rYy-sXHI  Question and Answer session for Members was via Zoom, 31st October. See members’ resources 'Research Information' for details.

Previous Tay Valley Talk was by Jennifer Jolly, on ‘Robertson’s Land, the highest tenement building in Dundee’. Accessed at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISHyYU5t67g Question and Answer session for Members was on Zoom, 29th August. See members’ resources for details.

Our Honorary President, Iain Flett (formerly Chief Archivist at Dundee City Archives, has provided our immediately previous video-talk on ‘The Kirkmaister of Dundee’. This talk covers 800 years of history, from David Earl of Huntingdon through the Reformation, the “Rough Wooing”, the Monck occupation, destructions and rebuildings (and their costs) to the great Hospital Act of the Victorian age when the Dundee Burgh clergy complained that they weren't being paid enough. Fascinating insights into history, and also into some of the resources of the Dundee City Archives.

For copyright reasons, this video is available only to our members - see members’ resources for details. A Q&A (zoom) for members was held at 8.00 p.m. UK time on Monday 27th June 2022.

Tay Valley FHS extends a virtual ‘hand-shake’ to the Ontario Ancestors Conference, in Ottawa. You can see our information in their virtual exhibition hall, at https://conference2022.ogs.on.ca/2022/04/24/tay-valley-family-history-society/

This includes a short video featuring our area, from the Falls of Dochart and the many tributaries of the Tay through Perthshire and Angus, to Perth and Dundee; our Research Centre; and images from ‘Dundee: Its Quaint and Historic Buildings’ (A.C. Lamb, 1895. Facsimile available from TVFHS).

If you were an attendee at this conference, we’d love to know how proceedings went!


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