Any one with connections to Montrose may be interested in a new book, published by Montrose Basin Heritage Society, on the history of the town and surrounding area. It is the third history book produced by MBHS, and will be  officially launched on the 23rd October 2012. Called Vikings to Victorians - Eye-Witnesses to Montrose History, and retailing at £8.99, it will be available from both the MBHS and commercial retailers. More details can be found on the MBHS website, where their is also information about the two earlier books.

Previous jottings have reported on free access to the 1911 census for England and Wales on which is due to end on 2nd November. The Genes Reunited site is offering free access to transcriptions of the same census until 18th November, though you have to pay to view the images. You have to register first, but that too is free.

My last Jotting also said that was the only one of the findmypast group of sites not to offer a world subscription. That has now changed, and you can buy one here.

PS Shortly after uploading this note, I received an email announcing that has the same offer for the 1911 census as Genes Reunited.

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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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