Scottish Church Heritage Research (SCHR) Appeal
Are you interested in the story of places of worship where you live? Do you value your cultural heritage? If so, why not become a member of Scottish Church Heritage Research (SCHR). Members share an interest in
all places and buildings that have been - or still are being - used for worship and which form part of the rich heritage of Scotland. SCHR is non-denominational, non-sectarian, and non-political.
SCHR has established a project listing all places of worship in Scotland, past and present, over 10,000 to date. The aim is to record each site in its environment, and to photograph both the exterior and interior. The information is accessible to everyone through a website (www.scottishchurches.org.uk). So far extensive recording has been done in Fife, Angus, Aberdeenshire, and Moray, and it is now hoped to extend it to the rest of Scotland. The work has been supported by grants from various sources including Historic Scotland, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the Church of Scotland, but in the present economic climate grants are very limited.
Members receive an illustrated Newsletter, and there are opportunities to take part in events and conferences, as well as volunteering to help with recording. We also offer talks to groups of all kinds.
SCHR needs your help. Join us now and become a member. The annual subscription for individuals is £10 (for organisations, £15, and for students £5). Contact us at SCHR, Volunteer House, 69 Crossgate, Cupar, Fife, LY15 5AS, telephone 01334 844822, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate-School.PhDs.org/education-index -- is a comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out the available undergraduate and graduate programs available today in the U.S. This information is very valuable to students today who are not only dealing with the competitive nature of higher education, but also the rising costs of it.
Indexers Needed for British WWI Service Records
WWI service records contain the records of nearly 5-million soldiers who served in WWI from 1914 to 1920. The records were held in the War Office in London which was bombed during WWII. Nearly 60% of these records were destroyed. Many of the records that remain were damaged by fire as a result of the bombings, so the records are referred to as "burnt documents."
The surviving documents contain valuable information about these soldiers including their name, birthplace, occupation, age, marital status, physical description, and details of military service. This project is open to volunteers in the United Kingdom, European societies, and LDS members in other European areas.
Enlist today on this great opportunity and invite others to do so. We invite you to share your success stories with us at email@example.com.
You can also find additional information on how to participate and invite others to join the community on the FamilySearchUk Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FamilySearchUk).
To participate in this project log into FamilySearch indexing at https://familysearch.org/volunteer/indexing register there and join us in this great venture.
SAFHS now have a Deputy Chairman. Steve Benson of the Federation of Family History Societies, has been co-opted to the position and will be formally ratified at the 2014 AGM.
SAFHS Conference 2014
The SAFHS Executive has announced that the SAFHS 2014 Conference will be held in Dunfermline,
on Saturday 26 April 2014. For the first time, in 2014, the Year of Homecoming, this Conference,
the 25th SAFHS Conference, will be hosted by the SAFHS Executive and Council. A core Conference
Committee has been confirmed as:
Bruce B Bishop, Conference Chairman (Aberdeen & NESFHS)
Janet M Bishop, Conference Secretary (ASGRA, AGRA)
John W Irvine, Conference Treasurer
Robert Stewart, Lanarkshire FHS
Mary McIntyre, Central Scotland FHS
Steve Benson, Federation of Family History Societies
Click here for more details.
1911 Census for Scotland
The 1911 Census for Scotland taken on the the 2nd of April 1911, was
made available for Family historians on the 5th of April 2011.
of the unique bits of information on the 1911 Census which has not been
seen on previous census is the Fertility information this shows for a
married couple the number of children both living and deceased from
The pages have also been digatised in colour for the
first time, they became available from the 5th of April both at the
Family History centre in Edinburgh and on the Scotland's People web-
You cannot scroll through an entire district, only the enumeration
district, or institution you have gone into, whereas in previous census you
could go through an entire district by going forwards or backwards and paying
the appropriate number of credits. With this census you would have to find
an entry in each enumeration district and then go forwards or backwards. An
example would be Nairn Parish, which has 13 enumeration districts or Cawdor
Parish, which has 6. This is relevant to those persons doing local history projects
or for doing the history of a street where the street might fall within 2 enumeration
districts. The Free Headers will give you a description of the enumeration district
and can be found on page 2 of the header.