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MBGRG - Website Additions and Latest News Items - 2006/2014

2014    
1st August Ancestor Index  - Update.
Monumental Inscriptions, Elgin Cemetery (EAST),
(Parish of Elgin, Moray). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 174 pages, 2 colour plates, 6 b/w plates, A5  format. Published July 2014. ISBN 978-0-9573737-7-8. £10.00
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26 July New Publication.  
  Monumental Inscriptions, Elgin Cemetery (EAST), (Parish of Elgin, Moray). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 174 pages, 2 colour plates, 6 b/w plates, A5  format. Published July 2014. ISBN 978-0-9573737-7-8. £10.00  
     
17 April. Ancestor Index  - Update.
Monumental Inscriptions, Aberlour Old Churchyard, New Cemetery & Parish Church, St Margaret's Scottish Episcopal Church and Burial Register, and Aberlour & Area War Memorials
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29 March Hearty congratulations to Helen Mitchell, who was presented with a Scottish Civic Trust, 'Highly Commended' certificate in the  2014 award ceremony in Glasgow on 27th March Click to view
     
29 March MBGRG Annual Report 2013 - 2014 added Click to view
     
11 March New Publication.  
  Monumental Inscriptions, Aberlour Old Churchyard, New Cemetery & Parish Church, St Margaret's Scottish Episcopal Church and Burial Register, and Aberlour & Area War Memorials (Parish of Aberlour, Moray). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, ca 230 pages, 7 colour plates, 6 b/w plates, A5  format. Published February 2014. ISBN 978-0-9573737-6-1. £14.00  
10 Jan Due to a variety of unforeseen circumstances the Aberlour MI Publication scheduled for late 2013 has been delayed, and is now expected to be published in Spring 2014.  
     
2013    
29 Dec Newsletter Issue No. 21 (Dec  2013) added Click to view
     
9 Aug Ancestor Index  - Update.
Knockando Churchyard and Extension, Church and Archiestown War Memorial added.
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5 Aug

New format
Newsletter Issue
No. 20 (July.  2013) added

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26 June New Publication. Monumental Inscriptions, Knockando Churchyard, Extension, War Memorials and Archiestown War Memorial (Parish of Knockando, Moray). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, ca 100 pages, 2 colour plates, 2 b/w plates, A5  format. Published June 2013. ISBN 978-0-9573737-3-0. £7.50  
     
  MBGRG Annual Report 2012 - 2013 added Click to view
     
14 Mar MBGRG now on facebook. Link added to home page.  
     
4 Jan Ancestor Index  - Update.
Dyke Churchyard, Extension and War Memorial added
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2012    
11 Dec Newsletter Issue No. 19 (Dec.  2012) added Click to view
 
9 Dec New Publication. Monumental Inscriptions, Dyke Churchyard, Extension & War Memorial, including Buried Stones (Parish of Dyke and Moy, Moray). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, ca 90 pages, 18 colour plates, A5  format. Published November 2012. ISBN 978-0-9566780-2-7. £7.50  
     
28 July Ancestor Index  - Update.
Elgin Cemetery (West Section) & New Elgin War Memorial added
 
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19 June Mini Report - Presentation to our new Honorary President Charles J. Burnett Esq., KStJ, Ross Herald Extraordinary
 
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18 June New Publication. Monumental Inscriptions, Elgin Cemetery (WEST) and New Elgin War Memorial (Parish of Elgin, Moray). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 93 pages, 2 colour plates, 1 b/w plate, A5  format. Published May 2012. ISBN 978-0-9570531-7-5. £6.50  
     
18 June Newsletter Issue No. 18 (June 2012) added Click to view
     
28 Apr Ancestor Index  - Update.  
  Cluny Hill Cemetery, Forres added Click to search
     
18 Apr 'Family Tree' magazine, (Issue, September 2011)
Article by member Mary Evans, detailing the work of the Moray Burial Ground Research Group, with particular emphasis on finding, and recording buried tombstone in the Graveyards of Moray.
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26 Mar MBGRG Annual Report 2011 - 2012 added
 
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25 Mar New Publication. Monumental Inscriptions, Cluny Hill Cemetery, Forres (Parish of Forres, Moray). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 210 pages, 3 colour plates, A4  format. Published Feb 2012. ISBN 978-0-9570531-6-8. £20
 
 
21 Mar Unfortunately we were experiencing technical problems with the Databases between 9am and 4pm on 21st March. This has now been rectified and we apologise for any inconvenience.
 
 
20 Mar Research Status Map - Tools Options bug fixed - now working properly Click to view
     
01 Jan Ancestor Index  - Update. Click to search
  Rothes Cemetery and Garden of Rest.
  Rothes Churchyard (including buried stones), and Extension,  Church Memorials and Rothes War Memorial
2011    
08 Dec New Publication. Monumental Inscriptions, and Buried Tombstones. Rothes Churchyard and Cemetery and other local memorials (Parish of Rothes, Moray). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 128 pages, 7 pages colour plates, 4 b/w plates, A5 format. Published Nov 2011. ISBN 978-0-9570531-2-0. £12.50  
     
08 Dec Newsletter Issue No. 17 (November 2011) added Click to view
     
29 Aug Ancestor Index  - Update.  
  Includes Lossiemouth Cemetery (North and South Sections - the more modern West Section is NOT included), St. Gerardine's Church (SG), Lossiemouth Community & Fisheries Museum (FM), and Lossiemouth War Memorial (WM) added   Click to search
     
07 Aug Newsletter Issue No. 16 added Click to view
     
29 July New Publication. Monumental Inscriptions, Lossiemouth Cemetery and other local memorials. (Parish of Drainie). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 239 pages, 11 colour plates, 4 b/w plates, A5 format. Published May 2011. ISBN 978-0-9566780-7-2. £15.
Note: Includes Lossiemouth Cemetery (North and South Sections - the more modern West Section is NOT included), St. Gerardine's Church, Lossiemouth Community & Fisheries Museum, and Lossiemouth War Memorial.

 
 
14 Mar MBGRG Annual Report 2010 - 2011 Click to view
  Press & Journal - Heraldry Talk at MBGRG AGM. Click to view
30 Jan Ancestor Index  - Update.
Kinloss Abbey Churchyard (including buried stones) and New Cemetery added to Ancestor Indices
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2010    
31 Dec New Publication. Monumental Inscriptions, including Buried Tombstones, Kinloss Abbey. (Parish of Kinloss). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 122 pages,  20 colour plates, 6 b/w plates, A5 format. Published November 2010. ISBN 978-0-9566780-2-7.  £10.00  
17 Dec Newsletter Issue No. 15 added Click to view
03 Sept Ancestor Index  - Update
MI abstracted data from Duffus, St Peter's added to the on-line MI/Photo Index
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17 Aug New Publication. Monumental Inscriptions, including Buried Tombstones, Duffus St Peter's Churchyard. (Parish of Duffus). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 108 pages,  10 colour plates, 8 b/w plates, A5 format. Published August 2010. ISBN 978-0-9564490-8-5.  £9.50  
8 June Newsletter Issue No. 14  added Click to view
19 Apr On-line Payment Centre now available, allowing orders to be paid for using a secure PayPal gateway. Note: You MUST have received a quotation from us first, which will include all handling, postage and packaging charges. Payment Centre
19 Apr Free Quotation Request Form  
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6 Apr

Ancestor Index  - Update
MI abstracted data from St Ninian's (Chapelford), St Peter's (Buckie) and St Gregory's (Preshome) added to the on-line MI/Photo Index
 

Mar

New Publication. Monumental Inscriptions. St Ninian's Churchyard (Chapelford) and St Peter's Church, Buckie, St Gregory's, Preshome. (Parishes of Bellie and Rathven). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 64 pages,  2 colour plates, A4 format. Published March 2010. ISBN 978-0-9564490-4-7.  
6 Mar Ancestor Index  - Update
MI abstracted data from Dallas Churchyard (buried stones) added to the on-line MI/Photo Index, under 'Monumental Inscriptions of some Moray Burial Grounds'
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23 Feb MBGRG Annual Report 2009 - 2010 Click to view

7 Feb

Ancestor Index  - Minor Update
Minor corrections to MI/Photo Index for Dallas Churchyard, to match the Dec 2009 publication. Abstracted buried stone data will be added shortly.
 
5 Feb MI's of Dallas Churchyard - Published Dec 2009. This new updated edition includes minor corrections, transcripts and sketches of buried stones, and has additional colour plates. The previous edition (Jan 2008) is no longer in print.  

2009

   
21 Nov Newsletter Issue No. 13  added Click to view
15 Oct Press article from the Knock News, Issue 31, Sept 2009 - Forgotten Tombstones of Moray - Who said that Churchyards are boring?
 
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Oct 6 We welcome Derek Page as our new Newsletter Editor.  
Oct 3 FAQ page added - to be expanded as required. Click to view
July 6 Newsletter Issue 12  added Click to view
May 21 Ancestor Index  - Update
Data from Elgin Cathedral MI's added to the on-line MI/Photo Index
 
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  Why not come along and meet us. The MBGRG, will be exhibiting  at the 20th Annual Conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies on Saturday, April 25th, 2009, at Kings“s College Conference Centre
in historic Old Aberdeen. 
 
 
Apr 20 New Publication. Monumental Inscriptions. Elgin Cathedral, Moray. Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 200 pages,  28 colour plates, A4 format. Published Apr 2009. ISBN 978-0-9561937-0-4.  
Mar 10 MBGRG Annual Report 2008 - 2009 Click to view
Feb 23 Membership Application Forms  
  Minor textual changes made to on-line application forms, in particular asking members to download Newsletters and Annual Reports where ever possible to reduce postal charges. Applicants are also asked to send payment to the Treasurer, rather than the Secretary. Click to view
Feb 04 Ancestor Index  - Update  
  Tombae Churchyard, Chapeltown Churchyard, Church, and WW1 War Memorial (Glenlivet, Inveravon Parish) added to MI/Photo Index Click to search
  Ancestor Index  - Update  
  Dundurcas and Macallan Churchyards added to MI/Photo Index Click to search
Jan 21 New Publication: Monumental Inscriptions: Chapeltown Churchyard and Tombae Churchyard with Glenlivet (Tomnavoulin) War Memorial (All in the Parish of Inveravon). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 46 pages, 2 colour plates, A5 format. Published Dec 2008. ISBN 978-0-9558935-8-2  

2008

   
Dec 16 Ancestor Index  - Update  
  Fochaber, Mosstodloch and Mulben (Boharm) War Memorials added to MI/Photo Index Click to search
Dec 11 New Publication: Monumental Inscriptions. Dundurcas Churchyard, Parish of Rothes (formerly Dundurcas) & Macallan Churchyard, Parish of Knockando (formerly Elchies) & Fochabers, Mosstodloch and Mulben War Memorials. Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 77 pages, 15 colour plates, 42 line drawings of buried stones, A5 format. Published Nov 2008. ISBN 978-0-9558935-7-5.  
Nov 25 Newsletter Issue 11 added Click to view
  Report on SAHS Council Meeting, Edinburgh, October 2008 added Click to view
Sep 16 Ancestor Index  - Update  
  Duffus New Cemetery, Cemetery Extension and War Memorial added to MI/Photo Index Click to search
Sep 8 Ancestor Index  - Update  
  Tomnavoulin War Memorial names added to MI/Photo Index Click to search
Aug 28 New Publication: Monumental Inscriptions, Duffus New Cemetery, Extension & War Memorial (Parish of Duffus, Moray). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 100 pages, 2 colour plates, A5 format. Published Aug 2008. ISBN 978-0-9558935-4-4.  
July 22 Ancestor Index  - Update  
  Keith War Memorial names added to MI/Photo Index. Click to search
July 11 Ancestor Index  - Update  
  Birnie Churchyard - Buried stones as described in The Forgotten Tombstones of Moray Vol 6, added to the on-line index Click to view
May 17 Newsletter, Issue 10  - now on-line Click to view
  New Publication: The Forgotten Tombstones of Moray, Volume 6. The Buried Tombstones of Birnie Churchyard. Fully illustrated, including eight pages of colour photographs. Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 55pp.  Published October May 2008. ISBN 978-0-9558935-1-3  
May 5 Press release on completion of MI recording at Elgin Cathedral by MBGRG and request for financial support to assist with publication costs. Northern Scot Press Notice
Mar 20 Google Burial Ground Map Click to view
  Interactive 'Google Map', showing burial grounds researched or being researched added. Includes War Memorials.  
Mar 11 MBGRG Annual Report 2007 - 2008 Click to view
  Added to Reports section  
Mar 11 Ancestor Index  - Update  
  Dallas Churchyard including the war memorials at Dallas and Kellas
Glenrinnes (Mortlach, Banffshire) and war memorial
Downan (Inveravon, Banffshire) and Ballindalloch war memorial
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Feb 28 Ancestor Index  - Update  
  Alves Churchyard - Buried stones as described in The Forgotten Tombstones of Moray Vol 5, added to the on-line index Click to view

Jan 20

New Publication: Monumental Inscriptions, Dallas Churchyard and the Dallas and Kellas War Memorials (Parish of Dallas, Moray). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 61 pages, 2 colour plates, A5 format. Published Jan 2008. ISBN 978-0-9557032-8-7  

2007

   
Dec 20 New Publication: Monumental Inscriptions, Downan & Buitternach Burial Grounds with Ballindalloch War Memorial (Parish of Inveravon, Banffshire) and Glenrinnes Burial Ground (Parish of Mortlach, Banffshire). Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 56 pages, 3 colour plates, A5 format. Published Dec 2007. ISBN 978-0-9557032-6-3.  
Nov 8 Research Progress: Page updated to reflect publication, and MI/Photo Index status and general work in progress. Click to view
Nov 2 New Publication: The Forgotten Tombstones of Moray, Volume 5. The Buried Tombstones of Alves Old Churchyard. Fully illustrated, including eight pages of colour photographs. Moray Burial Ground Research Group, 76pp.  Published October 2006. ISBN 978-0-9557032-3-2.  £5.99  
Oct 2 Newsletter Issue 9 added (Sept 2007) Click to view
Oct  1 BBC Magazine Competition - Mysterious Memorials - MBGRG submission & Press Report Click to view
Sept 17 Ancestor Index  - Update  
  Kinneddar Churchyard, and Birnie Churchyard and Cemetery tombstone names added Click to search
Aug 1st MBGRG approved methodology for transcribing inscriptions found on the under-sides of table-stones, (re-cycled stones) with particular emphasis on safety considerations.  Go to Reports
July 25th Ancestor Index  - Update  
  Boharm Churchyard tombstone names added Click to search
June 2nd Ancestor Index  - Update  
  Rafford Cemetery and Churchyard (including buried stones) names added Click to search
May 12th Newsletter Issue 8 added Click to view
  MBGRG Annual Report 2006-2007 added to on-line reports Click to view
March 12th Membership fees updated to reflect increased charges approved at the AGM
Associate membership now £7, Ordinary £14 and Family membership now £24.
Country, Institution and Non UK Membership remain unchanged.
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Feb 7th 2007 Surname search facility improved. You can now search and display all individuals recorded, whose surname or maiden surname starts with letters of your choice, and find in which churchyard they are recorded. Click to search
Jan 8th 2007 Ancestor Index  - Major Update.  Some 4040 new names added Click to search
  Bellie Churchyard, Bellie Extension and Bellie Cemetery  

2006

   
Dec 8th New MBGRG MI Publication - Bellie Churchyard & Cemetery MI's Click here for details
Oct. 31th Guestbook Anti-Spam Upgrade, to V13.2  
Sept. 26th Ancestor Index.  
  MI abstracts from 'Forgotten Tombstones of Moray (Vol 4) added Click to search
  i.e. buried stones from Lhanbryde Old Churchyard, Urquhart Churchyard, and Spynie Old Churchyard  
Sept.  26th Newsletter Issue 7 added Click to view
August Ancestor Index  
  Option to check if your particular surname of interest is included. Remember to check in BOTH data sets. Click to search
  Ancestor Index  
  Essil - New Cemetery MI extracts added (500 names) Click to search
June/July Ancestor Index  - Major Update.  Some 4800 new names added  
  New MI extracts added  
  Churchyards:   Urquhart, Lhanbryde, Essil and Spynie. Click to search
  Cemeteries:      Urquhart & Lhanbryde  
 
May 14th Birnie Churchyard - Work starts on recording the buried tombstones.  Report
     
May 8th Methodology - Recording Buried Tombstones -  (MBGRG/CSA Publication) PDF download
     
April 25th Newsletter Issue 6 PDF or text only download
     
March 12th New Honorary President - Mrs Betty C Willsher MBE  
  The MBGRG is pleased to announce the appointment of Betty C Willsher MBE, as our new Honorary President. Mrs Willsher inspired us all with her very informative talk "Thinking of Gravestones" at the Group AGM, and her future input and extensive expertise will be of great value to us all, and we are delighted to have her 'on board'.  
March 12th Group Logo  
  There has been a slight modification to the MBGRG Logo (taken from an isolated table-stone end, found at  Bellie Churchyard), with the addition of some appropriate text, derived from a 1571 tombstone from Alves. This logo is now used on all correspondence, and on the group sweatshirts.

The Old Scots text translates as

From Birth to Grave - No Rest We Have

     

Date last modified: Fri 01 Aug 14