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The Common Room / Re: Family History Speakers
« on: Sunday 13 February 11 20:36 GMT (UK)  »
Yes emailed a few local ones and still awaiting for a reply from most of them

The Common Room / Re: Family History Speakers
« on: Sunday 13 February 11 18:52 GMT (UK)  »
That sounds similar to what I've done before but on a different tag.

Will pencil that in for a work night or even after the AGM


The Common Room / Re: Family History Speakers
« on: Sunday 13 February 11 15:57 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for your reply

Have done quite a lot of things over the years to get people involved and as far as they go is a 5 - 10 minute session when I take the lead and ask them to talk about anything unusual in their trees, any problems they may have or a little session based on a theme - it does work but you still only get the usual people coming forward.

Over the years have exhausted my list of speakers to within an inch of its life and there are only so many times you can repeat a speaker or a talk.

Also we meet on a night so that limits the distance that people want to travel.

Thanks   and ps where does your mum live !!!!!!!!

The Common Room / Re: Family History Speakers
« on: Saturday 12 February 11 20:42 GMT (UK)  »
thanks for the reply.

Yes done the local history, family history, social history and other connected subjects including military history etc.

I've been the speaker sec. on and off for over 25 years and I've found that other societies are also having trouble getting good, reasonably priced speakers who want to venture out on an evening.

The Common Room / Re: Family History Speakers
« on: Saturday 12 February 11 18:40 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks very much,  know of and used the site



The Common Room / Family History Speakers
« on: Friday 11 February 11 20:35 GMT (UK)  »
I'm running a little low on family history / local history speakers for a Yorkshire based family history group.

Does anyon know of any speakers that are good, reasonable and willing to speak on an evening.

I seem to have worked my way through my listings over the years and am looking for some new names to add to my new list.

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Hi Ken

I have the Buckley family in the Saddleworth area for a few hundred years

One of the Buckley family ventured into Wakefield and eventually married into the Wilkinson family - my maiden name

Yesterday I went to Saddleworth and found a few headstone for the Buckley family - one was for a Gideon Buckley Kenworthy whose wife was Sarah Alice



Banffshire / Re: Keith Cemetery
« on: Sunday 25 October 09 19:29 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for the quick reply.  I've been on the libindex many a time but it does not give me anything more than I already know for Jimmy Mckerron.

But thanks for the place of death .

I've been to Elgin many a time as my grandparents lived just outside Llanbryde and still have family around the Lossie area.

I used to love my visits to Elgin but recent times, like most market towns, the present is not the same as the memories. 

As to the Kynoch querie,  I have no idea what the ladies first name was or her address apart from a big house just off the main road - possibly just off the corner of the junction.

I wonder does the library hold register of electors

Banffshire / Keith Cemetery
« on: Sunday 25 October 09 13:59 GMT (UK)  »
I'm visiting family in Elgin next month and would like to find the headstones for my Godparents James (Jimmy) and Helen McKerron.

Jimmy was an ex police inspecter who later became a very fine Minister of the Ch of S and I believe they both rest in Keith Cemetery.  I know he had a very large funeral service in Elgin with many from both the police and the church + many of the friends he had made along the way.

Also a lady whom my mother worked for in Fochobers, a Miss Kynoch.  I remember going to a very large house with dressed maids.  My mother used to visit Miss Kynochs bedroom and my father and I stayed in the conservatory, I seem to remember there was an aviary aswell, or we toured the garden and were served afternoon tea.

I would love to visit her resting place, which  again I believe is in Keith Cemetery.

Any help in locating the plots would be of help and save me time



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