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Old Posts Frequently Asked Questions about Membership
FAQ about membership of the Society.
2 2 06 April 2012
12:30:37
by: Forum-Master
 
Old Posts Frequently Asked Questions about Research
FAQ about research.
1 1 21 September 2007
21:52:53
by: Balderstone
 
Old Posts Frequently Asked Questions about Sales
FAQ about sales of publications, research requests and other items, including the ordering process.

For terms and conditions of sales and returns, please see http://www.bordersfhs.org.uk/BFHSTerms.asp#Terms of Sale for Publications .
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Forum Locked Frequently Asked Questions about the Website
As a non-member how do I get family trees ?

FAQ about the website and its functionality.

I can't remember my Forum password

I've lost my Interests Password

My Interests Password doesn't work

No one answered my message on the Contacts page

How do I submit a query ?
6 6 31 October 2009
21:56:31
by: Forum-Master
 
Collapse This Category Genealogy Software    
Old Posts Family Historian
Questions, answers, recommendations about Family Historian software.

Questions about ancestry, places or locations of records should be placed in the relevant forum - they'll possibly not be noticed here.

2 4 14 January 2014
11:57:21
by: neilr65
 
Old Posts Family Tree Maker
Questions, answers, recommendations about Family Tree Maker software.

Questions about ancestry, places or locations of records should be placed in the relevant forum - they'll possibly not be noticed here.
1 6 11 June 2009
12:29:15
by: boyd
 
Old Posts Genealogy Software - General
This forum is for questions, answers, recommendations about genealogy software.

What software do you use and why ?

What are its advantages and disadvantages ?

Do you have a technical problem with which you would like some help.

If relevant, please mention what kind of computer you're using and which package, and the version number.

If it's about a specific package, please use the relevant category, if the category doesn't exist, send me a message and I'll add it.



3 10 15 December 2013
17:10:36
by: Alan M.
 
Old Posts Generations
Questions, answers, recommendations about Generations software.

Questions about ancestry, places or locations of records should be placed in the relevant forum - they'll possibly not be noticed here.
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Old Posts Legacy
Questions, answers, recommendations about Legacy software.

Questions about ancestry, places or locations of records should be placed in the relevant forum - they'll possibly not be noticed here.
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Old Posts Roots Magic
Questions, answers, recommendations about Roots Magic software.

Questions about ancestry, places or locations of records should be placed in the relevant forum - they'll possibly not be noticed here.
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Old Posts Borders Family History Society Sales
We're clearing out our cupboards because we've run out of room for our library.

For some years we've been using other organisations' empty cupboards but they now want the space.

A while back, we had a generous donation of family history resources from someone who was moving into a smaller house, and there were some that we already had.

Some of the magazines produced by other family history societies are thus surplus to our needs, and so we're making them available to you at what we think is a reasonable price.

In every case, there is only one 'bundle' of the magazines for each society, so if you're interested, you need to get in quick.

We think these offers will be of interest to booksellers too.

If you're interested, contact our Sales Convenor, Ronald Morrison, as fast as you can by sending him a message on our contacts page using the contact type Order for Publications specifying your address. He'll reply quickly.

Prices quoted exclude postage as this depends on your location. If you're near us you could pick the bundle up at Old Gala House or at one of our meetings if you give Ronald sufficient notice.

5 5 03 February 2010
22:03:13
by: Forum-Master
 
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Old Posts General Notice
The February 2014 magazine was distributed on or before 1st March 2014.

If you haven't received your magazine within a reasonable time, please let us know on the Contacts page as soon as possible, selecting the 'Magazine Non-Arrival' contact type, and specifying your full name, email address and postal address.
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Old Posts Monumental Inscriptions
Monumental inscriptions, gravestone inscriptions, tombstone inscriptions, headstone inscriptions, are the inscriptions placed on stones or slabs to indicate the person(s) buried in a particular plot or lair.

Look at a sample of the content for the Oxnam volume at http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=aKOwF4hYmSsC&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22oxnam%2Bmonumental%2Binscriptions%22.

We'll use this forum to tell you about new burial places which have been researched as soon as they are published.

We also want to hear from you about Borders burial places you would like to be researched, you could persuade us to do one in which you're interested sooner, however, please note that resources are limited.

More details on published volumes are at http://www.bordersfhs.org.uk/BFHSMIAllVolumes.asp

Recently completed
Abbey St Bathans
Ashkirk
Coldingham
Cranshaws
Duns
Galashiels - Eastlands and St Peter's Episcopal Church
Innerleithen
Kelso I (Abbey, Old Churchyard, St Andrew's) - 2nd edition revised
Longformacus
Minto
Morebattle - 3rd edition revised
Smailholm - 2nd edition revised
Yarrow

In Progress
Broughton
Bunkle & Preston
Caddonfoot
Cockburnspath
Drumelzier
Glenholm
Jedburgh Abbey
Kirkurd
Lyne
Manor
Meggat
Stichill & Hume (revision)
Stobo
Stow


Planned
Greenlaw (revision)
Yetholm (revision)

22 29 13 March 2012
01:14:43
by: Forum-Master
 
Old Posts Poor Law Records
A team of volunteers are actively engaged in transcribing and indexing digitised Poor Law records for various Borders parishes for the period 1845 to 1933.

The parishes are Bowden, Drumelzier, Eckford, Eddleston, Eyemouth, Kilbucho & Broughton & Glenholm, Hounam, Jedburgh, Kelso, Lilliesleaf, Linton, Makerstoun, Manor, Maxton, Morebattle, Oxnam, Peebles, Skirling, Smailholm, St Boswells, Stichill, Stobo, Traquair, Tweedsmuir, Yetholm.

These records are about applications for poor relief made by people who were settled in a Borders parish, but not necessarily living there, and provide unique information about the applicants, their families and their life; thus it could help you track down a person's previous or subsequent address if they moved away from their birth parish.

Similarly, they'll also be of interest to people whose ancestors were not born in the Borders but may have lived or died in the Borders.

The contents for the Jedburgh Parish volumes comprise:
Index to the Poor Law Records
Images of the Poor Law Records
History of the Parish
History of the Poor Law
Map and Bibliography
Forename and Surname Index
List of Borders Inspectors of the Poor
Duties of Inspectors of the Poor

The contents for the Melrose Parish volumes comprise:
Index to the Poor Law Records
Images of the Poor Law Records
History of the Parish
History of the Poor Law
Map and Bibliography
Forename and Surname Index
List of Borders Inspectors of the Poor
Duties of Inspectors of the Poor
Dingleton Asylum
The Poor Law Diploma Examination


Details included in the index to the Poor Law Records include names, place of birth, age or date of birth, address, other family members, description of disablement, date of death, and there's more information on the images themselves, including occupation, benefit received.

See details of many people between the censuses.
See married women's maiden surnames.
Birth places sometimes differ from the census. We all know that the census birthplace is sometimes wrong, and at last, here's an alternative to searching the rest of Scotland.
Family details often not shown in the census, religion, and disabilities.
Find people who moved away from their birth place.

Most of all, you get the chance to put some flesh on the bones of those who up till now have just been names and dates.

As we learn more about the Poor Law and the way it worked, I expect that the historical text will be revised.

To search the index see our Research page - Poor Law Records Index at.
http://www.bordersfhs.org.uk/BFHSPoorLawsearchform.asp

Published
Jedburgh Parish (1852-1874)
Jedburgh Parish (1875-1893)
Melrose Parish (1871-1874)
Melrose Parish (1875-1883)
Melrose Parish (1884-1930)

3 3 02 November 2010
01:35:28
by: Forum-Master
 
Old Posts Sales List
We'll use this forum to tell you when we've published a new version of our Sales List.

Our latest version is version 21 published on 31st October 2010.

See or download our Sales at http://www.bordersfhs.org.uk/BordersFHS-SalesList.pdf for a full list of books, paper documents, CDs, magazines, and maps that we have for sale.

New publications since the previous version of our Sales List appear in blue.

The Sales List also contains diagrams of the parish maps for the counties of Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire, and Selkirkshire.
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Old Posts Social History and Local History Publications
It's often difficult to define what is social history and local history, but we're going to include here, new social history and local history works published by the Society.

As examples, our current titles are:
Days of our Youth - Memories of Melrose
For a description, please see the http://blog.bordersfhs.org.uk/2010/01/new-book-days-of-our-youth-memories-of.html blog.


Dunse Barony Records;


Full of Egotism - being the diary of the Rev John Hastie, reviewed by David Reid at http://www.bordersfhs.org.uk/BFHSPubReviews1.asp#Egotism ;


Hall's History of Galashiels - CD, reviewed at http://www.bordersfhs.org.uk/BFHSPubReviews1.asp#Halls ;


Kelso Poor Law - CD, reviewed at http://www.bordersfhs.org.uk/BFHSPubReviews2.asp ;


Melrose Parish War Memorials, full description at http://blog.bordersfhs.org.uk/2011/06/melrose-parish-war-memorials.html ;


The Kirk Yetholm Gypsies.
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