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Aliment for my Child

Our member, Ian Brodie, has written a book about Alexander, the first born but natural son of the 22nd Brodie of Brodie, who became a well-respected English clergyman, yet it was a dramatic life lived in the shadow of sordid publicity; Alexander’s innocent wife Sarah was the sister of the infamous Victorian criminal and poisoner, Dr William Palmer. The book will be launched in the library of Brodie Castle on the evening of the 7th May, 2015.

To contact author Ian Gordon Brodie phone 01926 812179 or email ian@thebrodies.co.uk; for details about the Brodie Castle book launch on May 7th contact Shona Vincent 01309 641371 or email svincent@nts.org.uk.

Scotlands People at Highland Archive Centre

Highland Archive Centre now have available the Scotlandspeople service which people usually have to go to the Scotlandspeople Centre in Edinburgh to access. The cost is the same, £15 per day, hours 10am-4.30 pm Monday to Friday. There are four pcs with Scotlandspeople, three are bookable in advance and one is a drop-in pc. Contact details to book – 01463 256400 or email inverness.registers@highland.gov.uk for details.

Poor Register for the Parish of Alves 1845-1930 and Alves War Memorial

Poor Register for the Parish of Alves 1845-1930 and Alves War Memorial, compiled by Stuart Farrell, is now available, click here for details.

Nairn Congregational Church Baptisms, Marriages & Members 1847-1891

Nairn Congregational Church Baptisms, Marriages & Members 1847-1891, compiled by Stuart Farrell, is now available, click here for details.

Monumental Inscriptions, Parish of Auldearn

Monumental Inscriptions, Parish of Auldearn, compiled by members of Moray & Nairn FHS, is now available, click here for details.

The Parishes of Nairnshire, Deaths & Places of Burial, 1855-1860, Auldearn & Nairn

Available now, is the latest publication in the series of Deaths & Places of Burial, 1855-1860 for the parishes of Auldearn & Nairn, Nairnshire.

Scottish Council on Archives Interview

The Scottish Council on Archives E-Magazine, Issue 15, features an interview with Bruce Bishop, Chairman of SAFHS and, of course, Chairman of Moray & Nairn FHS. Read the details of this very interesting interview at http://www.scoarch.org.uk/notice-board/broadsheet

Nairn Family History Fair 2010

Nairn Community Centre was the venue for the ‘Nairn Family History Fair 2010’ on Saturday, 2nd October 2010, 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.

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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

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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.

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Thanks are also given to the staff of Nairn Community Centre for their very professional organisation and attentive help on the day.

Lost Moray & Nairn, by Bruce B Bishop

[Lost Moray & Nairn]In Lost Moray & Nairn, our Chairman, Bruce Bishop traces what has been lost from the old counties of Moray & Nairn, both architecturally and socially. Packed with illustrations of places, buildings and of aspects of life which are now vanished, and containing a history of various elements of life in the area, Bruce illustrates changes in the way of life of the people of the Burghs of Nairn, Forres and Elgin, and in the smaller towns and villages. The effect of these lost elements on the coastal towns is also discussed, with particular focus placed on the demise of the ports of Findhorn, Nairn and Garmouth, and the more recent decline in the fishing industry.

His journey through the region takes him from prehistory to the present day, and examines everything from geology, architecture, agriculture, industry, to communications. Lost Moray & Nairn is an important, illuminating and compelling account.

Published by Birlinn and available now from Yeadons of Elgin & Banchory, at £16.99.

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