Monday, May 30, 2016

New Borders Family History Society Publications Sales List

There's a new version of our Sales List online.
It includes the new Bunkle & Preston Monumental Inscriptions CD and To Follow the Dogs and Carry the Stick.

Please note that most of the Census Transcriptions are on special offer and in many cases, we have only one copy of each for sale.
Order now if you want them at the special offer price.

You can download our Sales List here.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Free Access to UK Medal Rolls, Service Awards, Casualties and Navy List Until 31 May

Forces War Records are offering free access to some of their records until 31 May.
The record sets are:

Admiralty - Registers of Killed and Wounded 1914-1929

Gazetted Awards and Mentions in Despatches

Royal Marines Campaign Medal Rolls 1914-1920 

Royal Naval Officers' Campaign Medal Rolls 1914-1920 

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Ratings Campaign Medal Rolls 1914-1920 

The Naval General Service Medal Roll 

UK Navy List 1919


Thanks to Anglo-Celtic Connections Blog

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Find Out about the pre-1855 Parish Registers of the Roman Catholic Church


Donna Maguire, archivist and records manager to the Bishops Conference of Scotland, is giving a talk on ‘The pre-1855 Parish Registers of the Roman Catholic Church'.

The talk takes place at the Corn Exchange and Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN at 2.30pm on Sunday, 29th May. Map.

The talk will be preceded by our Annual General Meeting but that's usually over quickly.

I’m eagerly looking forward to this talk.
Donna is going to tell us about the Catholic registers for parishes that were founded before 1855, the six Scottish dioceses and the records of the Bishops Conference of Scotland and its agencies.

You may attend the talk and the AGM whether you are a member or not.
Doors open at 2pm; the AGM begins at 2.30pm.

Knowing how to find Catholic records is vital in family history, even if you think you have no Catholics in your family, you may be wrong, as I was, especially if you can’t find the birth of one or more your ancestors.

I suggest you come early to get a good seat. We'll have a range of family history publications available to buy, and there’ll be light refreshments (donation expected) available after the talk.

 If you have a problem with your family history, please discuss it (no charge) with one of our volunteers.

The talk was previously advertised for last October but did not take place then due to illness.