Thursday 24 May 2012

Scottish Genealogy Society news

I've been asked to mention some developments from the Scottish Genealogy Society ( - from the latest newsletter:

Scotland War Memorial Project
On behalf of the Scotland War Memorial Project, Margaret Thorburn, one of our helpers here at the SGS has recently completed research into the War Memorial at Dean Church. Margaret researched birth, marriage and death records, Ancestry, Commonwealth War Graves Commission and censuses to produce a small biography for each of the names commemorated. Although this particular project was for Dean Church here in Edinburgh, it doesn't mean that the person actually lived there - perhaps their parents or wife had a connection and requested the name of their loved one to be added. For instance there is a mention of a
James Morrison Watt from Boharm in Morayshire whose parents lived at Gorgie. Also of interest is a young woman called Jeannie Cockburn from Traquair, Innerleithen. Jeannie was a driver with the Royal Army
Service Corps and died aged just 20 years old. A printed copy of the research is available here for viewing at 15 Victoria Terrace. Alternatively it can also be found at:

New Publications
We have recently published an update of the Liddesdale monumental inscriptions. The previous transcription only covered burials up to 1855 and had one or two omissions. These have been corrected and
updated to 1995. The publication is now in two volumes: Vol 1 - Castleton at £4.50 and Vol 2 - Ettleton, Saughtree & St Mary's Chapel, Heritage at £5.00 and are available from Victoria Terrace or our on-line shop:

(With thanks to Ken Nisbet)


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