“The electronic version of The Historian No.120 (October 2021) is now available for members, but the printing of the journal has been held up due to circumstances beyond our control. Copies should, however, be sent out in early July to the members who normally receive the printed version.”
Corona Virus Precautions
We at Tay Valley Family History Society wish to ensure that all our Volunteers, Members and visitors are protected as far as possible from the Corona Virus.
Previously issued guidelines on hand washing and thorough cleaning of keyboards and work surfaces, so far that has been in the main adhered to.
Government and NHS information indicates that the worst is yet to come, with ongoing recommendations being issued almost daily.
The identified high risk people are at present the over 70’s, which you will agree covers most of our Volunteers and visitors.
The centre is now open. See Welcome page for details.
To this end, reluctantly the Council have decided to minimise the risk and protect you all by agreeing to close the Research Centre until further notice.
The Closure will be reviewed on a two weekly basis until it is deemed acceptable to re-open and hopefully this will be a short term measure.
I hope that you understand that this decision was not taken lightly but was considered necessary.
I will endeavour to keep you up to date with this issue but should you wish any further information please contact me.
Members contacting the Centre
Members, various tasks such as website maintenance, membership, bookshop, research, etc. are dealt with by different members of staff who are not in the centre everyday, so when contacting the centre for any reason, be it for website entry passwords, research info, etc, please be patient. Please remember that the centre is run by volunteers in their own time.
2021 AGM Reminder & Agenda
The Annual General Meeting of Tay Valley Family History Society
Will be via ZOOM
and will be held on Tuesday 23rd November 2021, at 20.00 GMT.
See latest news section for details
|Family (2 members)||£19||£21|
|Senior Citizen* / Student||£16||£18|
|Membership category||UK & Overseas|
|Family (2 members)||£25|
The rates for October to December no longer apply, nor do the prompt renewal rates.
The fees and registration pages will be updated when changes to them have been approved by the Council. Until that happens, the existing registration form is valid.
Members who pay by banker’s order/standing order are asked to change their instructions before the renewal date, usually 30th November. Those who use online banking can usually do it that way. For those who do not, a form can be downloaded - http://www.tayvalleyfhs.org.uk/uploads/soc-docs/so_form.pdf.
A service took place at Birkhill Cemetery on Friday 5th August in memory of Robert (Robbie) Buchan who was killed in action in Vietnam on 11th December 1969. He was born in Dundee, brought up in Perthshire, but emigrated to Australia where he joined the Army. His remains were cremated and the ashes returned to his parents in Scotland. A retired Lieutenant Colonel, Fred Fairhead, who commanded Buchan’s Company, had contacted Tay Valley FHS to try to find out where the ashes lay. With the help of our research team and Dundee Council burial department, he found that the ashes had been interred in his parents’ grave in Birkhill.
Around 20 people attended the service, conducted by Rev. Robert Calvert of Steeple Church. A colour party was provided by the Angus, Perthshire and Fife Area Royal British Legion Scotland who had learned about the service from an article in The Courier. Friends of Robbie and his family were also there, along with TVFHS members.
Lt Col Fairhead paid tribute to Jock, as Robbie was known to his Australian mates, and laid a wreath on the grave.
Indicated photos kindly supplied by Alastair McLean, Chairman, Angus, Perthshire and Fife Area, Royal British Legion Scotland
Provided the Editor accepts it, there will be an article about Robbie Buchan in the October Historian.
10 August 2016
The electronic version of the June 2016 Journal has now been circulated and put on the website. Apologies for the delay. Making changes to pages proved to be more difficult than expected, and typos on pages with photographs could not be changed. We expect the next issue to be up to the normal high standard.
30 June, 2016