Thursday, March 1, 2012

February 2012 Issue of Borders Family History Society Magazine Just Out

The latest issue of our 44 page Borders Family History Society magazine was posted to members on 27th and 28th February.

Although the first issue of the calendar year was previously in March, the editor has decided that February is more suitable.

This issue contains articles about

  • new maps at the National Map Library
  • Coldingham monumental inscriptions
  • the memoirs of George 'Celery' Taylor
  • Borders surnames
  • the family of William Oliver (1812 - 1888) and Elizabeth Turnbull (1813 - 1887) who emigrated from Southdean, Roxburghshire to South Australia
  • a pair of silver sugar tongs
  • Andrew Currie, Border sculptor
  • the remaining part of the talk "Granny's Bawbees" about Scottish coinage that I gave on 29th May 2011 (including an illustration of a halfpenny-sized advertising token below issued by John Pringle & Co of Kelso)
  • an intriguing story titled "What might have been"
  • 17th century Border witchcraft
  • Cadwallader Colden
  • Gunsgreen House, Eyemouth
The cover shows the Mungo Park Memorial at Selkirk.


John Scott said...

Unfortunately I couldn't get to your latest talk on 26th February.

I had been hoping that it would be published in the March magazine.

Will it be published in a future issue ?

Ronald Morrison said...

Sorry you missed the meeting on Sunday - a good talk.

I would hope to be able to include a summary in the June edition of the Magzine.

I decided to change the date of the first magazine of the year from March to February so as to achieve an equal time gap between each edition

Ronald Morrison
Magazine Editor

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