Members are reminded that the Annual General Meeting of the Tay Valley Family History Society will be held in the University of Abertay, Room 3004, Bell Street, Dundee on Wednesday, 21st May, 2014 at 7.15 pm.

Following the meeting there will be a talk by Forbes Inglis on Murders and Misdeeds - a tale of murders and public hangings in Dundee and Angus between 1765 and 1900. Forbes Inglis is a freelance writer based in Montrose. He has a wide range of writing interests and his work, both text and photographs, has appeared in newspapers and magazines in the UK, the USA and Australia.  In his home town, he contributes to the Montrose Review Gable Ender column and to Montrose FC match programmes. In addition, he is the author of three books: Phantoms and Fairies: Tales of the Supernatural in Angus and Dundee (2010); The Sea Enriches: A Gable Ender's Trawl Through Time, (2012); Murders & Misdeeds: Angus and Dundee 1765-1900 (2013).

It promises to be a most interesting evening.

SAFHS Conference 2014

A final reminder that the 25th Annual Conference of The Scottish Association of Family History Societies takes place in Dunfermline next Saturday, 26th April, 2014.  The theme is A Matter of Life and Death.

The associated Family History Fair opens to the public at 9.30 am. While attendance at the main conference lectures is restricted to registered delegates, there are a number of talks which can be booked on the day – the conference programme can be downloaded here.

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Tay Valley Family History Society continues our series of online talks for our members, of which this is the fifth, Our
newest talk is by our guest Jennifer Jolly, on 'Diana Rae, sea-captain's widow and her family’. Jennifer was researching 'at a distance' using materials online, and she gives much detail about
the resources she used, the places in her story (Montrose, St Cyrus, Edzell), the work of cross-
referencing to check 'facts' and even the way she has organised the materials she found. Lots
of tips here for all family researchers! The story of the research shows how persistence pays off
- and how answering one research question leads on to another! Available at

There is a Q&A zoom on this one, for which registration is available on our Members Noticeboard. Passed talks are also available on the Members Noticeboard. For access to this, you will be required to use your members access password to log in.

 Also, here is a video from David Dobson, our vice-president, promoting his new book on doing Family History, entitled "Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond". This is also on Youtube so you can view it at this link:

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The Historian, Issue 120 eJournal has been uploaded to the website and will be sent out to those who have requested the electronic version. We have been experiencing problems with our outgoing email, specifically btinternet addresses. If you do not received it shortly, please email [email protected].

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