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Our new webmaster is now ready to start providing passwords for access to the Members' Area of the site. To obtain your password, members are asked to send a request via the Contact Us page, selecting the subject "Website Enquiries", ensuring to include their membership number. It may take several days to send out a reply, especially if there is a large response. At present, the Members' Area is still under construction and there is not very much to see.

Do you want to trace your Family History, but don’t know how to begin?   Tay Valley Family History Society is offering a series of courses during 2012 to help you find your roots.

To reserve your place on the next course (normally Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 9pm for six weeks) or to get further information, please contact us.  The course fee is £30, and you can take up an optional discounted Annual Membership at the conclusion of the course for only £15. The dates for the next course will be announced later - watch this space.

Why not come along and learn from the experts!

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The Nine Trades of Dundee recently announced the launch of their new web site at an event hosted by the Lord Provost at Dundee City Chambers. They also took the opportunity to promote a new book entitled “The Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee – a Short History”.   If you are keen to find out more about the Nine Trades, visit the new web site at

Deceased Online has now included all records for the five cemeteries and one crematorium managed by Cheshire West and Chester Council in NW England. Also coming soon on -  the records for another NW England city, plus more Scottish areas.   Keep an eye on it!

For previous Snippets, go to News Snippets from our Secretary 2012-02-07

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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:

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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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