Website Updates

Our web designer, zenelements, has updated the software which operates behind the scenes on the website. There have been some problems, as often happens when new programs are introduced. One which a few people may have noticed was payment through PayPal. This has been corrected. 

A change visible on the site is the login page. If you forget your password, it is now quick and easy to set a new one by clicking on Forgotten your password? under the Login button. Follow the instructions and you will receive an email with a verification code. Copy the code and paste it in the relevant field on the verification page which opens after you request the code or which you can open by clicking the link in the email.  If this page asks for a Username, this is your Member ID.

Another new feature is that you can change your password. To do so, login to Account Details and click on Edit Profile; you can then set a new password. To be registered to access the Members’ Area for the first time, you must still request a password using Website Enquiries on the Contact Us page.

Additions in the Members’ Area

There is a Help Wanted request to identify people and a place in a photograph. Perhaps you can help.

A new page called Where to Find… has been added. It is meant to augment the Where to Introductory Guide, the latest edition of which can be downloaded from the page.

 Latest News

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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

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:

  Doors Open Days 2021 - Continue Reading

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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