Some new pages have been added to the TVFHS website in the last week.

In the public area, there is a Useful Links page, which I hope will really be useful - a link to it appears in The Society drop down menu. I am still adding to it and plan to have an index to the various sections at the top of the page.

In the private Members' Area, there are three new pages:

  • Registration Renewal, where current members can renew their subscription online at the reduced rate for prompt payment. If you do not already have a password to access the Members' Area, then you should request one by the end of November to make sure you receive it in time to re-register before the end of the year..
  • Out of Print Books. A number of books published by the Society, but no longer available in print form, can be downloaded (free) here. They contain some fascinating information about people, even if you are not connected to those mentioned.
  • Tay Valley Strays. A list of people who have wandered from their native Scotland to faraway places stretching from Jarrow to Auckland.

I hope they lead you to many interesting discoveries.

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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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Historian 119, June 2021

Historian 119 eJournal has been uploaded to the website and has been sent out to those who have requested the electronic version. We have been experiencing problems with our outgoing email, specifically btinternet addresses. If you have not received it, please email [email protected].

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