We have recently received a request from Scotland’s Churches Trust for volunteers to survey and record the contents of Church of Scotland churches which are scheduled for closure. If you are interested in finding out more about this project, please contact the Director, whose email address is at the foot of the attached poster.
19th Jan 2023 at 7:30 pm
This month, the Dunfermline Historical Society is holding a musical evening of Burns songs and other folk songs. We are delighted to have visiting us again John Blackwood and Kinrick as well as Fiona Forbes from Sangsters.
As usual we meet at the Abbey Church Halls in Abbey Park Place and all are welcome.
The British Association for Local History, of which the Dunfermline Historical Society is a member, has published the sixth edition of their online newsletter.
DHS recently received a letter from Richard Rodger, Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh, pointing out the fact that although much census data has been digitised and made available on line, only an anonymised version, with names and addresses removed is available free. Full versions must be paid for. In his paper “Making the Census Count, Revealing Edinburgh 1760 to 1900” he makes the case for the free access, both for professional and local historians and for genealogists, and suggests what those with a specific interest could do to improve our access.
The British Association for Local History have published their “3rd e-Newsletter“. It contains links to many talks and resources available on line, and I hope it may contain something of interest to our members.