Latest Memorial Inscriptions Books
Three updated versions of Kirkcudbright graveyards Kelton MIs (Castle Douglas) Carsphairn MIs and Lochrutton MIs
Middlebie MIs has been updated, corrected, missing entries added and another part of Middlebie cemetery with 288 entries has been included. Price £4.00 Weight 114g
Portpatrick New Cemetery MIs. Price £3 weight 80gm. There are 483 entries with dates ranging from 1868 to 2010. This version will only be on sale until it is replaced by a booklet with both the Old and New Cemeteries.
Crichton Royal Hospital Records
At the AGM last Tuesday Liz Course gave a very interesting and informative talk on the cataloguing of the Crichton Royal Records.
Postal charges increase
Royal Mail has increased postage prices again this year and have introduced a thickness limit for parcels posted within the UK. Prices for posting abroad have increased and the number of incremental steps decreased. Remember, the Society will have stalls at the Safhs conference in Galashiels in May; Troon in June and Lanarkshire in August with a large selection of our publications. If you contact the FHS we will bring specific books without any obligation to buy.
Dates for your FH diary
D&G FHS will have a table at the Annual South Ayrshire History and Family History Fair which will be held as usual in the Walker Halls Troon on Saturday 1st June 2013. Speakers include Dauvit Brown, Tom Barclay and Chris Paton. Details from Sth Ayr Libs
A day conference will be held on 7th Sept 2013 to celebrate 850 years of Paisley Abbey. For programme and details visit Renfrewshire Local History
A Guide to the Royal Burgh of Lochmaben by John Wilson has been added to our list of publications. It costs £3.00 and weighs 58 g.
Kirkbean Memorial Inscriptions
The Kirkbean Parish Heritage Society has transcribed the stones in Kirkbean Churchyard. They are willing to do look-ups in their database. Their website has a family history page with a list of names of those who contributed to the war effort against France (in 1798) and also a list of Kirkbean farms and some of their occupants.
Free access to MIs
The Kirkyards Website now contains memorial inscriptions for the following graveyards in KKD.
Anwoth New Kirkyard.; Anwoth Old Kirkyard.; Auchencairn Cemetery, Rerrick.; Borgue Churchyard.; Buittle Churchyard.; Buittle Cemetery.; Colvend Churchyard.; Dundrennan Abbey, Rerrick.; Girthon Cemetery.; Girthon Old Kirkyard.; Kirkandrews Churchyard, Borgue.; Kirkchrist (The Stell) Old Churchyard, Twynholm.; Parton Churchyard.; Rerrick Old Churchyard.; Senwick Old Churchyard, Borgue.; Southwick Churchyard.; Tongland Churchyard.; Twynholm Churchyard.; Twynholm Cemetery.
Podcasts from the National Archives
The National Archives website has a fair number of podcasts available (free to listen and also accessible from outside UK) One of them is a very interesting talk about Scottish Testaments and Retours by Bruce Durie - same subject as his talk to the FHS in March 2010.
D&G Antiquarian Society
The D&G Natural History and Antiquarian Society has published their transactions online.