Updates of earlier items

The Digging Up Your Roots Commonwealth Games special is now available on the iPlayer webpage, but only for a week, not the four weeks that I stated earlier. I’ve changed What’s On to reflect this. I had been under the impression that items on iPlayer were being made available for longer. There is a Fife related story and TVFHS and Fife FHS got a mention.

The restricted access to Dundee City Archives was at first announced to be until July, but the notice is still on the Archives website.

Doors Open Days dates and locations are now available for most council regions in the Tay Valley area. The exception is Perth & Kinross. You can find the dates and links to the lists of locations on the What’s On page. Perth & Kinross will be added when known – watch for the new symbol  next to the button. The TVFHS Research Centre’s door will be open on Saturday, 13th September. For more information, click here.

Finally, on the 4th August, an update on two sites commemorating those who served in the Great War. On the previously reported Lives of the First World War site, names were taken from UK medal cards. Now, names taken from Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) attestation records  have been added. That site remembers all who served in WWI, both killed and survivors. A new site, Every Man Remembered, has recently been created which commemorates only the dead. It is operated by the Royal British Legion in conjunction with CWGC, and includes the names of people who served with all Commonwealth forces.

Broughty Ferry War Memorials Display

From August 4th and throughout the month during library opening hours, there will be a small display of photos of the War Memorials that can be found in the Broughty Ferry churches which commemorate the men who lost their lives in The Great War, 1914-1918.

A Remembrance Book will be available for people to write details of anyone they wish to pay tribute to.

Tombs of the Dundee Howff site update

The Tombs of the Dundee Howff site has been improved and updated. While the improvements make it easier to use on mobile devices, older, pre Windows Vista, versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported. However, alternative browsers, such as Firefox, Chrome and Opera, work for Windows XP users.

Additions to content include:

  • sections to cover unlisted memorials, fragments and unidentified eroded stones
  • 1906 new pictures across approx 1600 memorial pages; these have higher resolution than the original photographs which have been left online to show any deterioration that may have happened in the last 10 years
  • number of newspaper articles

Items to be added soon:

  • more photographs which have been taken and with the aid of a step ladder to give a better perspective of the large flat and coped stones.
  • inscription details and additional information regarding missing memorials
  • an expanded history of the Howff

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The AGM this year will be via Zoom, and will be held on Tuesday 23rd November 2021, at 20.00 GMT. Continue reading >

Tay Valley Family History Society continues our series of online talks for our members, of which this is the fifth, Our
newest talk is by our guest Jennifer Jolly, on 'Diana Rae, sea-captain's widow and her family’. Jennifer was researching 'at a distance' using materials online, and she gives much detail about
the resources she used, the places in her story (Montrose, St Cyrus, Edzell), the work of cross-
referencing to check 'facts' and even the way she has organised the materials she found. Lots
of tips here for all family researchers! The story of the research shows how persistence pays off
- and how answering one research question leads on to another! Available at  https://youtu.be/h-NUnNxTkWM

There is a Q&A zoom on this one, for which registration is available on our Members Noticeboard. Passed talks are also available on the Members Noticeboard. For access to this, you will be required to use your members access password to log in.

 Also, here is a video from David Dobson, our vice-president, promoting his new book on doing Family History, entitled "Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond". This is also on Youtube so you can view it at this link: https://youtu.be/lcxAgOFPUCU

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The Historian, Issue 120, October 2021

The Historian, Issue 120 eJournal has been uploaded to the website and will be sent out to those who have requested the electronic version. We have been experiencing problems with our outgoing email, specifically btinternet addresses. If you do not received it shortly, please email [email protected].

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