Saturday, 25 June 2011

Edinburgh Genealogy Fair

We have arrived and set up, it was an early start but the customers are flooding in now so I thought I would take the opportunity to post a photo before things get too busy. We're at the 22nd Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS) Conference in Edinburgh.

Our neighbors are "Recording Angels" who are working very hard in Midlothian and we're in the same room as FIBIS.

If you an make it along to Adam house in Edinburgh we're on the second floor, back left. We're giving away free genealogy research help all day so come along and say hello.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Sir John Pringle

One of the reasons I have been so slow to produce the first volume of the Kelso Dispensary records is that I keep getting distracted. The diseases are so interesting, not to mention the people in the registers and my constant amazement that so many ordinary people were given treatment.

Today I have been looking at Sir John Pringle who is one of the “Recommenders”, a quick Google search revealed that there is actually a monument to Sir John Pringle in Westminster Abbey!

By the time the dispensary opened its doors Sir John was about 70, but that doesn’t seem to have held him back.

So you never know perhaps you are alive today because the dispensary saved your GGGGgrandfather!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Roxburghshire is mapped

We have great news! We have now uploaded all the map links for the Roxburghshire census! This brings the total number of individuals linked to maps to 219,112. We have now completed three counties: Peeblesshire, Selkirkshire and Roxburghshire. We have also mapped parts of Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Berwickshire and Dumfriesshire.

If you haven't used it yet it’s very simple:

Search the census for free at

Find the household: and click ‘Display Map.’

It’s that easy!

If you’re looking for a house we haven't mapped yet please just email me and we can map it for you: