Saturday, November 29, 2014

Change of Speaker for tomorrow, Sunday, 30 November at Melrose

Unfortunately, Mary Craig, who was to have spoken about Beggars, Thieves and Whores - the ultimate medieval outsiders, has suddenly fallen ill.
Instead, we will have two speakers:

    Enid Cruickshank: Walter and Andrew Haddon, solicitors, of Hawick
    She also has some interesting items about the Boer War.

    Gregory Lauder–Frost: Earlier records including privy council records, exchequer rolls and regality records
    He will bring some examples along for you to look at.

It's at the same venue, the Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN.  See this map for directions.
I warmly invite you to attend the talk whether you are a member or not. Doors open at 2pm; the talk begins at 2.30pm.

We'll have a range of family history publications available to buy including our new publication, Innerleithen Shops, 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.


We wish Mary a speedy recovery.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Innerleithen Shops





We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest publication “Innerleithen Shops” compiled by local history enthusiast, Bob Richardson.


The CD contains a detail of all the shops in Innerleithen (and there are a surprising amount of them)  from approximately 1870 to the present day. There are photographs of every shop or the building in which the shop was situated (apart from a few where the building has been demolished) with a detail of their owners, their dates of ownership and the type of business.

As well as present day photographs there are also in a number of cases images of the same shop at an earlier date and/or of bill headings or advertisements relating to the particular shop such as the above.

Additionally there are a number of old photographs of the Town and even a couple of previously published poems on the shops and their owners – giving a definite bit of personal insight.

A most interesting purchase for anyone with a connection with Innerleithen.

Co-incidentally Innerleithen Community Council has recently launched a new website also containing a number of old photographs and other historical information on the Town.

The CD, price £7 can be purchased at our premises or by choosing the appropriate delivery option and pressing the button below.
Please note: World Zone 2 includes Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Oceania.
Europe includes Eire and Russia.
World Zone 1 comprises all other countries.


Delivery Options
Ronald Morrison



Monday, November 17, 2014

Join #AncestryHour on Tuesday 18 November at 7pm for Chat about Family History

There's a new chat about ancestry, genealogy and family history on Twitter tomorrow, Tuesday 18 November at 7pm (GMT).

Use #AncestryHour to join in.

I'm going to try to join in as @BordersFHS (Borders Family History Society).

See you there.