Local and Family History drop-in session

As part of the World of Words Festival 2014 in Inverurie we are holding a drop-in session upstairs in Inverurie Library on Friday 5th September from 2 pm – 4 pm.

This is an opportunity to discuss Local and Family History issues, to ask for help and advice and to share your knowledge and experience.

Subject areas which will be highlighted are family history websites (ScotlandsPeople, Ancestry etc) and microfilm, historical maps and newspapers.

Inverurie War MemorialSince 2014 is the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, We are particularly interested this year if you have artifacts or family information about World War One, both the battle front and the home front. We would love to see photographs, medals, letters, diaries etc. This year there is a lot of research going on around the Inverurie War Memorial and we would try to answer any questions about the men listed on it, but we would also like to add YOUR knowledge and information to what is already known.

So please come along to Inverurie Library on 5th September. We look forward to chatting about all things Local and Family History.

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2 Responses to Local and Family History drop-in session

  1. jennifer j allan says:

    i have a death plaque of one of the men listed on the inverurie war memorial, his name is Robert Murdoch Pte S/15574 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders , Born Inverurie, Enlisted Aberdeen, Age 19 killed in action F&F 14-jun-17 son of Robert Murdoch, 98 high street Inverurie. Arras Memorial M.R.20 panel 8&9. There is a grave stone in inverurie cemetary with the name Robert Murdoch died 1916 , but rather confused if it is the same one? Roberts parents are buried in the same cemetary, roberts mother i believe died of a broken heart with the death of their only son, The death plaque is boxed in an envelope (with a number on it in pencil 398276) with a letter from Buckingham Palace.Roberts father later moved to 29 Old Station road Inverurie, and married his cousin Jessie Gibb ( who was my Great Auntie).I don’t have much more information on robert , sad to say , maybe you will have some, i just researched the internet, and asked family, i can’t make it on friday 5th as i am working, but would gladly bring the plaque to show you at a later date. thanks Jenny Allan

  2. Craig Smith says:

    I would have loved to have been there for this. I have family connections with the Murisons of Talpabrae (replaced by the modern house Brae Lodge) and the McDonalds of Bogend Cottage (replaced by the modern house The Newk). A long trip from Australia, though.

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