Thursday, August 25, 2011

Transcribing at Lilliesleaf



This week-end (27th. and 28th.) August we shall be transcribing the stones at Lilliesleaf.

Lilliesleaf is a very old Church which can trace its history back to 1116 although perhaps fortunately from our point of view we shall not be called upon to transcribe stones quite so far back although there will certainly be a number going back to the 18th. and 19th. centuries which will no doubt prove challenging.

The transcribing of these stone is a vital service for family research as often information contained on the stones is simply not available from any other source and if not recorded is in real danger of being lost. Once transcribed the information with photographs of every stone and also other information pertinent to the parish such as the Hearth Tax, Militia Lists, lists of Ministers etc. is produced on C.D. and is available both to purchase and to view within our Archive. For a full list of the parishes/graveyards which we have transcribed to date see our Sales List.

We shall be transcribing on Saturday between 10 and 4 p.m. and on Sunday between 1 and 4 and we invite anyone interested in helping to come along even for a brief period during these hours. Don’t worry if you have no previous experience in transcribing as full training will be given. Bring though a notebook and pen/pencil and also a soft brush and also optionally chalk, water and a kneeling pad.

This is an opportunity to meet with other members of the Society who usually bring along a picnic so it becomes quite a social occasion.

Lilliesleaf is situated about 7 miles north-east of Hawick, 7 miles south-east of Selkirk, 7 miles north-west of Ancrum, and 7 miles south-west of Melrose so very central for all these places. The Church is situated on the left hand side of the village approaching from Melrose.

If you can manage let me know as this helps with organizing or if you wish further information please contact.

Looking forward to a successful week-end and fingers crossed the weather holds.

Ronald Morrison

2 comments:

Elma said...

Just an update on progress at Lilliesleaf - we had another recording session yesterday (Fri 9th),and today but eventually gave in to the rain although, it was much warmer today. We have only a few short rows left to record but still have lots of checking to do. Many thanks to everyone who has helped out - Paul, Davina, Morag, Ian, Ronald, Marianne, Liz, Gillian, Sandy and Gwen. And many thanks to Lilliesleaf Church for allowing us access to this lovely church.

Elma

Peter Munro said...

Thanks for the update.

I hope that you have more volunteers and much better weather when the time comes to do the checking.

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