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March 2013 Newsletter

Grant vs Fife, 1820 or Political Corruption, What's New (Doug Stewart)

Nairn Miscellany, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Stuart Farrell)

Forres Episcopal Church Baptisms 1897-1900 (Stuart Farrell).

December 2012 Newsletter

The Loss of the Fishermen of Stotfield (Bruce B Bishop)

The Last Hanging in Elgin (Irene Mackintosh)

Forres Episcopal Church Baptisms 1888-1896 (Stuart Farrell).

September 2012 Newsletter

An Introduction to Poor Relief Records (Stuart Farrell)

The Last Hanging in Elgin (Irene Mackintosh)

WW2 Deaths in Nairn (Stuart Farrell)

Forres Episcopal Church Baptisms 1883-1887 (Stuart Farrell).

June 2012 Newsletter

Death Notices, Edinburgh Advertiser, 1772-1829 (Doug Stewart).

Professor John 'Old John' Shand, C.M.G., LLD.D, M.A., 1834-1914 (Doug Stewart)

Upcoming Publications (Stuart Farrell)

Forres Episcopal Church Baptisms 1875-1876 (Stuart Farrell).

March 2012 Newsletter

Burial Grounds in the Braes of Glenlivet (Bruce B Bishop).

Nairn Working Men’s Club Bazaar - Cookery Book (1904) (Irene Mackintosh) - Recipes supplied by ladies from Nairn.

Farms on the Estate of James William Grant, Esq. of Wester Elchies, County of Moray (Doug Stewart) - Farms to be let from and after the term of Whitsunday 1831.

Titanic Link (Alastair J McKenzie) - Alexander Milne Cairns, lost in the Titanic.

Forres and The Boer War (Ken Nisbet) - Men from Forres involved in the Boer War.

Forres Episcopal Church Baptisms 1875-1876 (Stuart Farrell).

December 2011 Newsletter

Members Interests (Linda Howie) - An account of the lives a Clark family of Nairnshire.

Dawson Family in Forres (Tom Rollo).

Which Margaret Edward? (Doug Stewart) - Following the trail from the 1806 Stotfield Disaster.

Forres Episcopal Church Baptisms 1869-1874 (Stuart Farrell).

September 2011 Newsletter

The Libindx Story (Graeme Wilson, Archivist, Moray Council) - Libindx, the index to the historical records held by the Local Heritage Centre in Elgin.

Horse Tax for Nairnshire 1797 (Sarah Brodie).

Forres Episcopal Church Baptisms 1860-1862 (Stuart Farrell).

Forres Episcopal Church Baptisms 1863-1866 (Stuart Farrell).

June 2011 Newsletter

A Brief History of Moray and Nairn Part IV (Bruce B Bishop).

John Wilson McHattie, 13 December 1858 - 23 April 1923 (Alison Gale) - John Wilson McHattie, superintendent of Edinburgh Parks, native of Morayshire.

Forres Episcopal Church Baptisms 1860-1862 (Stuart Farrell).

March 2011 Newsletter

A Brief History of Moray and Nairn Part III (Bruce B Bishop).

A Letter of 1854: The Idiot Lad at Fornighty (Sarah Brodie) - Dr John Grigor of Nairn writes to James Campbell Brodie of Lethen about what might be done for a young man living at Fornighty, Ardclach.

Coach accident on the Nairn/Forres Road 1833; Goings on at Dulcie in 1818; and Nairn Soup Kitchen and Meal Store 1856 (Irene Mackintosh).

Horse Tax of 1797-98, the Horse Tax of 1797-8 for Knockando by (Doug Stewart).

Forres Episcopal Church Baptisms 1856-1859 (Stuart Farrell).

November 2010 Newsletter

A Brief History of Moray and Nairn Part II (Bruce B Bishop).

Strondow and Borlum (Pat Milne) - Milne families in the parish of Knockando.

Who was Aunt Jessie? (Tom Graham) - Tracking down that elusive lost relative, found in Spey Bay.

The town of Keith during the first Jacobite Rebellion (Bruce B Bishop).

Farms in the Country of Moray (Doug Stewart) - Estate of Gordonstoun, in the united parishes of Ogstown and Drainie, 1809.

June 2010 Newsletter

Does death come on horseback? (Bruce B Bishop) - The spooky, spectral tale of John McKain, minister of Birnie, found hung on Christmas Day 1703.

A Brief History of Moray and Nairn Part I (Bruce B Bishop).

Elgin Rifle Volunteers, Pluscarden and Kellas (Helen Hughes) - During renovations of a cottage in Miltonduff, target practice registers were found; an attempt was made to identify these volunteers.

Survey of the Shop Tax of 1787-88 (Stuart Farrell) - Forres and Elgin.

April 2010 Newsletter

Explosion Rocks Elgin, Four Dead, Several Injured (Doug Stewart) - Elgin, 1761, the town in mourning for four of its citizens killed by a gunpowder blast in the shop of William Fraser.

Jane Smith (Doug Stewart) - A dip into 19th Century Poor Relief Records.

One way to pay for a bridge! (Bruce B Bishop) - How a bridge over the River Lossie in the parish of Dallas was financed, in a most unusual way.

Discovering Davidsons in Moray & Nairn (Nick Hide, Clan Davidson Association).

October 2009 Newsletter

Finding Elspet McKay (Doug Stewart) - Searching for Elspet McKay in 19th century Knockando.

Some Moray Apprenticeships (Bruce B Bishop) - James Mackintosh, Cromdale, 1877; Walter Ross, Alves, 1876; and, Alexander McRobbie, Elgin, 1882.

World War One British Army Records - Part 2 (Stuart Farrell).

June 2009 Newsletter

Before the A96 - The King’s High Way (Bruce B Bishop) - Description of the principal route through the counties of Nairn and Moray in olden times.

A Churchyard Dispute (Kenneth A M Nisbet) - Dispute over the rights to place a body in a grave, the placing of burials in the wrong lair and a disrupted funeral in Nairn.

World War One British Army Records - An Introduction (Stuart Farrell).

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