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Saturday, 23 November 2013

New Publication of Death Notices from Moray & Nairn Family History Society

News of a new publication from Moray & Nairn Family History Society: Death Notices, Articles Concerning Deaths and Obituaries from the Forres Gazette, 1837-1855.   

The notices cover deaths in Forres, the near neighbourhood, the rest of the county, throughout the country and even overseas. Examples can be found of notices from Australia, Canada, India and other parts of what was to become the British Empire and also from the United States and more unexpected places such as Paris, Buenos Ayres, Gambia etc.
There are announcements of the death of the illustrious, the well-known and the humble. The shortest announcement may be one from December 1838 which simply states, “Died, at Elgin, last month, James Hay, Porter.” The longest announcement and obituary is probably that for the Rev Thomas Stark whose death is announced in the issue of February 1849 and whose obituary occupies many columns of the next issue on March 1849.
 



Here's the link to make a purchase: http://www.morayandnairnfhs.co.uk/news.asp

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