The Council has released the following notice.

To contact Murray, please use the online form.


9 January 2016


The Research Centre will close at 12 noon on Saturday, 19th December, 2015 and reopen at 10 am on Wednesday, 6th January, 2016.

Best wishes for the festive season to all members and visitors.

30 November 2015

A reminder that the Society’s AGM will be held on Wednesday, 20th May, 2015 at 7:15 pm in the University of Abertay, Bell Street, Dundee. Before attending, members may wish to check the agenda which can be viewed here or download the unapproved Minute of the 2014 AGM  and the Report and Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2015.which can be downloaded in the Society Documents section of the Members' Area of the website.

The unapproved minute of the Society's 2014 AGM is now available to view in the Society Documents section of the Members' Area of the website.

Members are invited to read it prior to its adoption at the 2015 AGM on Wednesday 20th May.

31 March 2015

The Society’s AGM will be held on Wednesday, 20th May, 2015 at 7:15 pm in the University of Abertay, Bell Street, Dundee. One of the items of business is the election of office bearers and Council members. To download the notice of the vacancies to be filled click here, and for the agenda click here.

As usual, the meeting will be followed by a talk. The speaker this year is our own Angus Gellatly and the title of his talk is Metagama, Canadian Pacific Line. Launched in 1914 at the Barclay, Curle & Co shipyard on the Clyde the Metagama first crossed the Atlantic in 1915.  She carried many emigrants from Scotland to Canada in the 1920s. After 151 North Atlantic roundtrips she was laid up in 1930 and scrapped in 1934. It promises to be most interesting.

7 March 2015

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 Tay Valley Family History Society continues our series of online talks for our members, of which this is the sixth, with a double-bill! This two-part talk is by Ron Scrimgeour, previously Deacon of the Weavers' Incorporation of Dundee. The Wark o the Weavers Part One is at and Part Two is at

Part One gives a tour through the history and development of weaving in the areas of Dundee, Angus, Perthshire and North-East Fife, and the links with elsewhere, in particular Bengal. It tells how jute came to be so important here. Part Two gives much about the people involved with the Weavers' Trade, and the circumstances of their lives.

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 121 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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