Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Historic Graves offers survey training at Glasgow Necropolis

Irish based Historic Graves ( is crossing the Irish Sea this weekend to offer two days of training in historic graveyard survey, recording and publication at Glasgow's Necropolis, the city of the dead, in partnership with Archaeology Scotland and Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

The company is holding two day long sessions, on Saturday 24th and Monday 26th May 2014, each starting at 10.00 am and finishing at 4.00pm, with an hour long break for lunch at 1.00 pm (lunch not provided). The sessions are open for anyone to attend - if you want to do so, meet at the Bridge of Sighs at 10.00am each morning. For further details on what will be happening, visit the company's site at

Incidentally, I notice that Glasgow and West of Scotland FHS have just redesigned their website at On its dedicated Glasgow Necropolis page ( there is a YouTube video showing local historian Ronnie Scott doing a quick tour of the Necropolis. It's reproduced here also, to give you a flavour of what you'll see if you go along!

(With thanks to Historic Graves via Twitter @historicgraves)


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And FindmyPast - please reinstate the original Scottish census citations on your new site.

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