Website additions

Following the upgrades to the Society Research Centre, the Research Centre webpage has also been overhauled.

Thanks to Hon. Vice –President Doug Soutar, a new volume has been added to the Out of Print Books section. It is a brochure produced in connection with St John’s (Cross) Parish Church's Grand Fête and Bazaar held in 1913.

In the past, I have put notes on upcoming events in News items. It can be difficult to remember when these events are due, so I have created a What’s On page and from now on, these notices will go there. Links to the page appear under NEWS in the main menu and under Latest News in the sidebar on most pages..

I have been asked to point out that Perth’s A.K.Bell Library is closed on Mondays.  As opening times can sometimes be difficult to find on archive and library websites, I have added links for the archive opening time notices jn the Local Archives, Museums and Libraries section of the Useful Links page.


Beginners’ Classes.

The next course of Beginners' Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings insdtead of on Wednesdays. It is planned to begin the first class at 7 pm on 14 October, 2014, provided there are sufficient numbers wanting to attend.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Website

CWGC has announced the launch of a new 'Discover 14-18' website and 'CWGC Archives Online' as well as enhancements to the 'Search Our Records' service. This work started on 7th July, 2014 and is causing disruptions to casualty searches.this morning (8th July).

The 'Discover 14-18' website is intended to help people visit CWGC sites and understand their history.

'CWGC Archives Online' has First World War casualty documents showing grave, headstone and memorial registers. It includes concentration registers which record when soldiers’ remains were removed from small, remote graves to larger cemeteries. Any available documents will be available for viewing at the foot of the Casualty Details page.

Update, 9th July 2014. The documents are now viewable at the foot of the Casualty Details page. The Headstone Schedules I looked at include details of the inscription on the stone. There is no link to 'Discover 14-18' on the main CWGC site, but I have found it at http://www.cwgc.org/Discover1418.

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Webmaster's Jottings 21-05-2022 When contacting centre

Our series of video talks continues with the next talk, the eigth, now available, with Q&A on 27th June, by our President, Mr Iain Flett. Details are on the Members' Noticeboard. This is on 'The Kirkmaister of Dundee'...

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 122, June 2022

The Historian, Issue 122 eJournal has been uploaded to the website (Members Section) 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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