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MBGRG Newsletters Issues 1 - 21

The newsletters are a major source of information as regards the past and current activities of the MBGRG, containing reports, news and colour images. They can be downloaded as Adobe Reader pdf files, but if you are using a slow dial-up connection, these files will take several minutes to download, and you may prefer to look at the simple text-only versions initially.

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Issue 22 Issue 21
Due 2014

  Dec 2013 (Filesize = 846K )

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    * Editor's Note
    *
Contents
   
* In memorium
    * Advertising Feature  - Moray and Nairn FHS
    * The Picts and the grave at Rhynie
    * Poem for the Departed
    * MBGRG and the living wage
    * Field Co-ordinator's Report
    * SAFHS News
    * AGM 2014
    * Graveyard Shanty
 

Issue 20 Issue 19

  July 2013 (Filesize = 14M )

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    * Editor's Note
    * Obituary - William (Bill) Riddell
    * Stamp Auction
    * Centenary of Scott's Antarctic Expedition
      
and links with Aberlour
    * The stones of Kilmartin
    * The Michael Kirk at Gordonstoun
    * Webmaster's Report
    * Field Co-ordinator's Report
    * Taphophiles in Toronto
    * New MI  Publication - Knockando
    * Your Letters
    * Modern MBGRG Folklore
   

  Dec. 2012 (Filesize = 1.8M )

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    * Editor's Note
    * Preparing for our 10th Anniversary
    * The 10th Anniversary Party
    * The Michael Kirk at Gordonstoun
    * Moray's Narrowest Tombstone ?
    * Dyke Parish Church MIs
    * Doors Open Day
    * A Cullen Old Kirk Enigma
    * Field Co-ordinator's Report
    * A letter from Vancouver
    * Female Convicts Research Centre
    * Cemetery of Valle San Floriano, Italy
   
* Stop Press
 

Issue 18 Issue 17
  June 2012 (Filesize = 917K )

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    * Editor's Note
    * Heralding a New Hon. President
    * Field Co-ordinator's Report
    * Obituary - Betty Willsher, MBE
    * A Mystery Unfolds - Mortlach
    * Volunteers
    * Moray Connections Heritage
    * Vandalism in Moray Cemeteries
    * Humour Corner
    * Cullen Auld Kirk - Work Starts
    * Who Was Martin Brydon Bruce ?
    * Milestone for Ancestor Indices
   

  Nov. 2011 (Filesize = 1.2M )

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    * Editor's Note
    * Highlighting MBGRG
    * Conwy Cemetery
    * Obituary
    * An RAF Memorial (Braemar)
    * Field Co-ordinator's Report
    * Burial Ground Vandalism
    * Webmaster's Report
    * Mutterings From the Ranks
    * Did You Know - Part Answer
    * Saltford Church
    * Aberlour Churchyard
    * Caught in the Act
 

     Issue 16      Issue 15
  •   July 2011 (Filesize = 1.4M )

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        * Editor's Note
        * Progress Report
        * Appeal for New members
        * Back Room Events
        * Did You Know ?
        * Fundraising
        * Hidden Relics from Aberlour
        * New MBGRG Secretary
        * Fieldwork Report
        * MI's of your ancestors
        * Computer Corner
        * Raissing Rannas
        * Lossiemouth - Book launch
        * Old Drainie - RAF Lossie.
        * Stop Press
     

  •   Dec. 2010 (Filesize = 898K )

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        * Editor's Note
        * Chairman's Report
        * Field Co-ordinator's Report
        * Webmaster's Report
        * MBGRG - The Movie
        * Fundraising Report
        * Rev William Tulloch of Dallas
        * A Family Pet Remembered
        * Elgin Cemetery
        * A Puzzle at Elgin Cemetery

     

         Issue 14      Issue 13
      June 2010 (Filesize = 931K )

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        * Editor's Note
        * The MBGRG Christmas Party
        * Field Work Co-ordinator's Rept.
        * MBGRG Member Makes Headlines
        * Genealogical Fragment Recovered
        * Fundraising
        * Webmaster's report
        * A little colour from the USA
        * Ancient Jig-Saw Puzzle at Dyke
        * Spring Outing to Knockando
        * Unusual Gravestones

      Nov 2009 (Filesize = 879K )

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        * Editor's Note
        * In Memoriam
        * Progress and Plans for the future
        * Field Work Co-ordinator's Report
        * Webmaster's Report
        * View from a long distance researcher
        * History of Catholic Churches of the Enzie
        * SAFHS Council Meeting Report
        * Stoned on holiday (St Mary's, Aberfeldy)
        * Some MBGRG Guestbook Entries
        * Cartoon
        * MBGRG Christmas Party
     

         Issue 12      Issue 11
      July 2009 (Filesize = 754K )

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        * Editor's Apolgy and comments
        * In-House Humour
        * Words from Our Controller
        * Fund Raising Schemes
        * Annual Summer Outing
        * Bellie Churchyard Open Day
        * The Swiss Connection (Part 2)
        * Members from Afar
        * MBGRG Guestbook Entries
        * Mi's of Elgin Cathedral - Publication
        * MBGRG Meets the Press
        * Mini McConachie Clan Gathering
        * Mystery re missing Alves Tombstones
     

      Nov. 2008 (Filesize = 716K )

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        * Buried Tombstone Total
        * Fundraising Appeal
        * Funding in Progress
        * And That's the Truth
        * Annual Summer Outing
        * The Swiss Connection
        * Intriguing Gravestone
        * Words From Our Controller
        * Birnie Churchyard Open Day
        * MBGRG Guestbook Entries
        * St Peter's, Duffus
        * Kinloss Abbey

     

         Issue 10      Issue 9
      May 2008 (Filesize = 1.4M )

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        * Recent events
        * Elgin Cathedral - MI recording complete
        * Glad to be back
        * Assistant Editor appointed
        * Moray Churchyard MI Updates
        * MBGRG website goes 'Googley'
        * Australian Anecdote - by Hon President
        * Pre 1855 Death Records
        * Word from our Controller
        * Elgin Cathedral - stone recycling
        * Old tombstone from Dundurcas
        * SAFHS AGM March 2008
        * MBGRG Annual Report
        * Articles for future Newsletters
     

      Sept. 2007 (Filesize = 545K )

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        * Publicity Manager appointed
        * Great Revelations
        * Fundraising & Newsletter Award
        * The Braes of Glenlivet
        * Marriage
        * Web site grows
        * Three unusual Memorials
        * Mysterious Memorials (BBC Competition)
        * Ongoing Research (Elgin Cathedral)
        * Elgin Cathedral - stone recycling
        * News from Down Under
        * From our controller

     

         Issue 8      Issue 7
      April 2007 (Filesize = 562K )

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        * Introductory remarks
        * A Dallas Churchyard Mystery
        * New MBGRG Logo Badge
        * MBGRG Website
        * In-house humour
        * Membership
        * Annual party and fundraising
        * Publications
        * SAFHS
        * Forthcoming event

     

      Sept.  2006 (Filesize = 726K )

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        * Introductory remarks
        * Visit of Hon. President to Birnie
        * Old Burial Grounds of Moray
        * Humour corner
        * New Publications
        * Fundraising
        * News from Australia
        * Poet's Corner
        * Ongoing Research (Elgin Cathedral)
        * Ongoing Research (Birnie)
        * An appreciation
        * From our controller
     

         Issue 6      Issue 5

      April 2006  (Filesize = 685K )

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        * AGM
        * Fund Raising Appeal 1
        * Just Another Stone ?
        * Humour
        * Photographing Gravestones
        * Buried Tombstone Methodology
        * Fund Raising Appeal 2
        * News from Australia
        * Ongoing and Future Research
        * A word from our Controller

     

      Sept.  2005 (Filesize = 788K )

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        * Obituary - Dr John Bruce Irving
        * New Members
        * Sites Under Investigation (1)
        * Sites Under Investigation (2)
        * New publication (BS Vol 3)
        * News from Australia
        * Travellers Tales
        * Potted Site History
        * Fund Raising
        * Moray Voluntary Service Organisation
        * Graveyard Art
        * Photographic Issues
        * Work in progress
        * MI Recording  at Elgin Cathedral
     

         Issue 4      Issue 3

       April 2005 (Filesize = 515K)

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        * Committee for 2005-2006
        * Group Logo
        * Fund Raising
        * Alves Cemetery
        * Alves Historical Comment
        * Llanbryde (Old & New)
        * Humour Corner
        * Future Research
        * Traveller's Tales
        * SAFS Graveyard Workgroup
        * Climate Change and the MBGRG
        * Oddments
     

       Sept. 2004 (Filesize = 394K)

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        * Our Logo
        * Alves Cemetery
        * Bellie Cemetery
        * Botriphnie Expedition
        * Cartoon Corner
        * Burghead Cemetery
        * Drainie Cemetery
        * Drainie - Gordonstoun Connection
        * Dipple (MIs)
        * Essil (MIs)
        * Traveller' Tales
        * Oddments

         Issue 2      Issue 1

      February 2004 (Filesize = 194K)  

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        * Logo
        * Bellie Cemetery 
        * Drainie Cemetery (RAF Lossiem'th)
        * Drainie : Gordonstoun Connection
        * Kinneddar (Buried Tombstones
        * Dipple (Monumental Inscriptions)
        * Botriphnie Expedition
        * Guidelines & Methodologies
        * To Returf or Not to Returf
        * Forthcoming Projects For This Year
        * Newsletter Editor
     

      July 2003  (Filesize= 688K)  

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        * Inauguration Statement
        * The Aims of the MBGRG
        * Brief Summary of Our Progress
        * Bellie - Volunteer Appeal
        * A Fascinating Pastime
        * Newsletter Presentation
        * Pictorial Review 2001-2003
        * Work in Progress at Bellie
        * Future Plans

     

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