26 Mar 2013 - Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker
The Family History Society of Buchan will be holding its next Open Meeting and Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 at Arbuthnot House, Broad Street, Peterhead starting at 7pm.
The Guest Speaker will be Cryle Shand who while researching his family, the Shands of Rothiemay, Who whilst discovering found a missing family link, led him to unearth a family secret from the 1880's. The more he dug down, the more he found, and eventually he wrote a book, a sort of family historical fiction, about this family. This is a fascinating talk which really brings this period to life as every character in his book was a real person.
Cryle is going to tell us the story he discovered, and all the sources he used to piece the story together. This should be a major interest to local family historians or anyone considering starting this fascinating hobby.
A short AGM will precede the talk where the presentation of the Society’s annual accounts and election of committee members will take place.
18 Feb 2013 Peterhead Family History and Heritage Fair
The FHSB are planning to host a Family History and Heritage Fair on the 27 Jul 13 during the Peterhead Scottish Week celebrations. Further details will be announced soon. Anyone wishing more details please email the Chair on chair’at’buchanroots.co.uk
16 Feb 2013 Guest Book Changes
Whilst we are delighted when members post messages on our guest book, unfortunately unscrupulous people find it amusing to blitz the guest book with unsavoury links. We have removed all the entries but now genuine posts will be validated by us before we publish the posts. Apologies to all concerned
17 Dec 2012 - Christmas and New New Break
The Family History Centre has now closed for the Christmas and New Year Break. We will re-open in the New Year when any outstanding orders will be processed. The Chairman and Committee wish all our members a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.
27 Nov 2012 - Major Records Update.
The FHSB are pleased to announce that a major update to our on-line records has been completed. We now have over 46000 Records totaling nearly 71000 individual entries. The new records now include Fraserburgh, Strichen, Monquhitter MI’s; Old Deer Lair Records and Deer Parish Church Records. These records are available in the Members Area.
I would like to thank Rita, Kate, Carol and all the transcribers for all their hard work in making these records available to all our members.
19 Nov 2012 - Notice
Due to technical reasons this website has not been recently updated. These difficulties have been rectified and we are actively updating this site. Sorry for any inconvenience.
6 Sep 2012 - Bereavement
Due to the untimely bereavement of Kenny Malley the Family Centre will be closed on the 7 September as a mark of the respect. The Beginner’s Workshop scheduled for Monday has also been postponed. Kenny was one of our earliest members having joined the Society in 2008. Right up until his death, Kenny served on the Committee as our Fund Raising manager and acted as a volunteer in the Centre.
The Society extends its deepest sympathies to Kenny’s family.
10 Sep 2012 - Beginner’s Workshop
The FHSB will be hosting a Family History Beginner’s Workshop in Arbuthnot House on the 10th September. This Workshop will give the beginner the basic skills to start studying their own family history. For full details please click here or just for the application form please click here
30 Jul 2012 - Error in Member’s Area
The error in the Member’s Area indicating a problem with Internet Explorer has now been rectified - If you are still encountering problems please Email the webauthor on web’at’buchanroots.co.uk (replacing ‘at’ with the normal @ symbol)
16 Jul 2012 - Scottish Week Events 2012
The FHSB has a very busy programme in this years Peterhead Scottish Week please click on this link to see the full details of all our events
17 May 2012 - Open Meeting - Transport in the North East
The next Open Meeting held by the Family History Society of Buchan will be held on Thursday 17th May and will be entitled “Transport in the North East. ” Originally a talk on North East Railways by Gordon Casely was scheduled for the evening but Gordon was taken ill and Iain Lord has agreed, at short notice, to be the guest speaker for the evening. Refreshments will be available after the meeting. The event will be in Arbuthnot House, Broad St., Peterhead and starts at 7pm. Admittance is free but we do ask for a small donation for the refreshments.
10 May 2012 - Member’s Area Fault
The fault denying access to the Member’s Area has now been rectified. A corrupt source code file was the culprit... Sorry for any inconvenience caused..
10 May 2012 - North East Scotland Roots
The FHSB are extremely pleased to have learned that Cllr Anne Allan, the Society’s founding Chair, Life President and current committee member, has been elected as Vice-Chair of North East Scotland Roots. This success reinforces Anne’s profile as a major figure on the Scottish family history scene. North East Scotland Roots is a multidiscipline Partnership with promotes ancestral tourism within the North East of Scotland, an organisation which the FHSB fully supports. Anne’s success has now raised the profile and influence of the FHSB beyond it’s traditional working area within Buchan. Congratulations.
9 May 2012 - Open Meeting Cancellation
The FHSB regrets to announce that, due to illness the Open Meeting on North East Railways is cancelled and we hope to hold this popular event at a future date. The FHSB is urgently seeking another speaker for the evening.
7 May 2012 - Diary Dates
Details of all the events, open days and meetings that the FHSB is committed too are now listed on the Events page. If any one hears of or is organising any event that the FHSB could attend please write to the Chair.
1 May 2012 - Funding Success
Following on from the NATS award for purchasing display equipment, we are pleased to announce another funding grant from the Mary Salmond Trust to purchase a second display.
27 Mar 2012 - Open Meeting - James Morrison Photographic Collection
The FHSB are pleased to announce that the subject for the next Open Meeting, to be held on 27 Mar 12 will be the James Morrison Photographic Collection. A number of this unique photographs will be on display with a presentation by the Buchan Heritage Society. Open to both members and non members from 19:30 following the Society’s AGM.
27 Mar 2012 - AGM
The Society’s AGM will be held on the above date at Arbuthnot House, starting at 19:00. The Committee are proposing a number of amendments to the constitution which requires the membership’s approval. Full details are now detailed in the Member’s Area and all members are strongly advised to read them.
17 Feb 2012 - Small Grant Award - Exhibition Display
The FHSB are pleased to announce that we have been successful in being award a grant to purchase portable exhibition display stands. These stands will be invaluable to us in taking our displays and exhibitions around the area. The grant followed a successful application to the NATS (National Air Traffic Services) Footprint Fund. We are highly appreciative of their generosity.
28 Jan 2012 - Open Meeting - Peterhead Merchant Shipping
Our next open meeting will be held this Saturday 28 Jan 12, at 1400hrs in the Arbuthnot House, Broad St. The subject being Peterhead Merchant Shipping and will be given by Dr David Bertie of the Aberdeenshire Museum Service. Dr Bertie will be available to sign his new book - Peterhead Trade Boxes.
14 Jan 12 - Official Opening of the New Family History Centre
Mr John Wallace, Chief Executive of the Peterhead Port Authority officially opens our new Harbour Street facility. For the report and photographs please click here
11 Jan 2012 Postage and Shipping Charges
It is with sincere regret that the FHSB has had to modify its shipping charges. These changes will take effect from the 12 Jan 12. UK Postage costs and a review of the Society’s postage costs for 2011 has necessitated these changes. We have also restricted the sale of Fae Buchanhaven tae Fittie to UK Sales only. This is a temporary measure until overseas shipping costs can be reviewed. We offer our apologies to all concerned,
18 Dec 2011 Christmas Greetings
The Chairman, Committee and Volunteers would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hogmaney... In these days of economic gloom we hope you all find happiness within your faith, your family and your friends this Christmas.
17 Dec 2011 FHC Special Opening Times
Though our new FHC at 22 Harbour St, Peterhead, has officially closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays, we are opening the FHC every day this week from 3pm till 5pm for the sales of our new publications. Please pop in for those last minute Christmas presents
16 Dec 2011 New Publications
The FHSB is pleased to announce three new publications for sale. We have produced our fifth publication, Peterhead Trades Boxes which is fantastic reference document for 18th century Peterhead. This publication compliments the 1801 Peterhead Census and the 17th Century Peterhead Roll Book ( available from ANESFHS). We are also offering Donald Anderson new book - “Fae Buchanhaven tae Fittie” and Jimmy Buchan’s Trawlerman (as seen on TV). See our online shop for details
10 Dec 2011 - Donald Anderson’s new book - Fae Buchanhaven Tae Fittie
We are awaiting stock of this new book which should be in this week
7 Dec 2011 - Technical Problems
We are currently experiencing problems with our Member’s Area, this is under investigation and we apologise for the inconvenience. Problem fixed 05:00 GMT 7 Dec 11
26 Nov 2011 - Full Service has been resumed
The FHSB is pleased to announce that our relocation to 22 Harbour St, Peterhead, AB42 1DJ is now complete. We would like to thank everyone who assisted in this exciting project and express our regret to any disruption or delay caused. Our internet, emails and telephone are fully operational.
29 Oct 2011 - Disruption to Email Service - Contacting us
Due to our hasty move to Harbour St (see below) we are suffering severe disruption to our email services. The email addresses info(at)buchanroots.co.uk and fhc(at)buchanroots.co.uk are unavailable. All other email addresses are still available. Please route any urgent correspondence via chair(at)buchanroots.co.uk.[remember to replace (at) with @]
We hope to have resume normal service around the 10 Nov 2011. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
24 Oct 2011 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - Family History Centre
As of today, the 24th October our Family History Centre in Peterhead will close and reopen on the 7 November at our NEW Family History Centre located at 22 Harbour Street, Peterhead - details to follow
29 Sep 2011 - Members Area User Account
The Member’s Area default user account and password [user/user] has now been removed and all members are now required to access the area via their own account details. Those members who still have not set up an account are requested to contact the membership secretary [see contacts page] for an account. New members will be given account details when they join us. [normally within 14 days]
12 Sep 2011 - Tonight’s Open Meeting
Please pop along tonight for our next Open Meeting and enjoy a cup of tea and some refreshments. The subject is the people of New Deer.
2 Sep 2011 - Technical Problems with the Member’s Area
We are currently experiencing problems with our Member’s Area log in procedures. We are trying to solve the problem and hope to get the service back ASAP. UPDATE: 09:31 BST - Member’s Area is now working, sorry for any inconvenience.
1 Sep 2011 - The Society goes from strength to strength
The FHSB has released a press release highlighting the FSHB success during 2011. It also appeals for pictures and information on next years Scottish Week exhibition. Please click here for further information