Plans – in both senses of the word – have been drawn, and the project of recording Monumental Inscriptions in Nairn Cemetery is underway, tackled by members of Moray & Nairn Family History and volunteers.
The cemetery was opened in November 1863, and has been extended three times: in 1918, 1954 and 2000.
Nairn Community Centre was the venue for the ‘Nairn Family History Fair’, which was hosted jointly by Scottish Genealogical Research and Moray & Nairn FHS.
Attendance at the fair exceeded 180. There were many stand-holders and talks from experienced genealogists.
A panel of experts was also on hand to answer queries.
Family history societies present included Aberdeen & NE Scotland; Highland; Moray & Nairn; Lanarkshire & West Lothian.
The Scottish Association of Family History Societies also took a stand - other SAFHS members present included
Guild Of One-Name Studies & Moray Burial Ground Research Group.
In addition, there were stand-holders from Buckie Fishing Heritage; Highland Council Archives; J & B Bishop Publishing; Janet M Bishop, Genealogist; The Queens Own Highlanders Regimental Museum; Fort George David Hirst Postcards; The Clan Donald Society of the Highlands and Islands; Cawdor Heritage Group & Moray Heritage Connections
Special thanks go to the guest speakers at the event: Jean Shirer, Aberdeen & NE Scotland FHS; Charles Burnett, Ross Herald;
Bruce Durie, University of Strathclyde; and, Ken Nisbet, Scottish Genelaogical Society and Moray & Nairn FHS.
All gave very interesting and informative talks on their chosen subjects.
That they gave of their time and knowledge was very much appreciated.
Thanks are also given to the staff of Nairn Community Centre for their very professional organisation and attentive help on the day.
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