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are new additions (see below), so there is always something new to
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LATEST ADDITIONS - November 2015
My thanks this month goes to David Chalmers who in
his early years lived in Torry. He's kindly sent me his school photo -
Victoria Road from 1946. Along with the photo he's sent me some
of his fellow pupil names - always a great bonus. David is keen to hear
from any of his former classmates so if you are one of them please get
in touch with me and I'll pass on your messages. Meantime check out the
image on my school photos
Some additional photos of the Stonehaven memorial
to our war dead located to the south of the town on the Black Hill. See
them now on my War Memorials
Yet more revelations from the local newspaper of the story regarding the scandal
that enveloped Nellfield Cemetery in 1899 when it is thought that up to
300 graves were destroyed or interfered with in some way. More
names again this month so if you suspect you have ancestors buried there
prior to this date then it would be worth checking these out. Be warned,
this might be an uncomfortable read for some. You'll find the story so
far on my
Odds & Ends 2 page.
have produced another MI book:-
The Kirkyards of
Leochel-Cushnie (Leochel St Marnoch, Cushnie St Giles and
Leochel-Cushnie) (ISBN: 978-1-905004-50-8). Postage: £1.19 UK; £4.75 Air
Zone 1; £5.05 Air Zone 2; £3.70 Europe; and £4.- surface.
If you have relatives from
those areas I'd strongly suggest purchasing this - it may pay dividends!
My thanks goes to Jean Shirer for this update.
It's a lot colder and darker now in the NE of Scotland.
We've changed our clocks back so now we're on GMT. Now's the time
to start thinking about looking out those gloves and hats! It's also a great time to catch
up with all those bits of paper referring to family history and document
them properly. While indoors remember to speak with elderly relatives
and record their memories of yesteryear.
Well that's it for now. Keep warm
and keep researching!
© Colin A Milne