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Nairn Cemetery

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.

[Nairn Cemetery] [Nairn Cemetery]

The cemetery was opened in November 1863, and has been extended three times: in 1918, 1954 and 2000.

There are around 2000 memorials, more volunteers very welcome, contact the Society at publications@morayandnairnfhs.co.uk.

Nairn Family History Fair

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.

[Nairn Family History Fair 2010]   [Nairn Family History Fair 2010]

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

[Nairn Family History Fair 2010]   [Nairn Family History Fair 2010]

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.

[Nairn Family History Fair 2010]   [Nairn Family History Fair 2010]

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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