Tuesday, July 24, 2012

June 2012 Issue of Borders Family History Society Magazine

The latest issue (June 2012) of our 44 page Borders Family History Society magazine was posted to members on 7th and 8th July.

This issue contains articles about
  • Our Patron, the Earl of Lauderdale
  • Postcards as heirlooms and their importance in family history
  • Alexander Linton, born 1829 in Kirkhope, and his life as a policeman
  • Who inherited property left by people who didn't make a will
  • A summary of the talk by Jim Lyon on 29th April about Adam Clark, born 1811, who supervised the construction of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge over the Danube between Buda and Pest, Hungary
  • Jessie Miller, daughter of Susan Miller who died in 1853 at Lightfield on the Mellerstain estate
  • A book published in 1848 by Alexander Somerville, born 1811
  • The first part of the talk 'Saving, Spending and Family History' that I gave on 26th February 2012. There are nice colour illustrations of some of the coins in my talk.

The cover shows the Queen meeting our Patron, the Earl of Lauderdale on the occasion of her Silver Jubilee.

Join Borders Family History Society to get future magazines, discounts on our publications and Scotland's People vouchers.

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