Re: BIRNIE Lairs
- Thanks for the comprehensive reply Alex. I know Shirley's name but I
haven't actually met her as yet. I know the Registrar at Maud very
well and she gave me Shirley's name. I intend to go in past
Arburthnot House one of these days but want to line up a series of
search questions first.
I have several names I'm interested in at the moment for lair details
but my search is not narrow enough yet to impose on anyone else. I
think what I might do is pay a visit to the ANESFHS and search their
database to see if I pick up any hits.
One thing I do need to get is a lair-map for both the Old Kirkyard
and Constitution Street - I have partial maps at the moment. I have
the advantage of living within 5 minutes of these cemeteries but
searching the stones is a hit or miss affair.
--- In Peterhead@yahoogroups.com, "ugiepark1" <alex-jean.ritchie@...>
> For Roy Henderson :
> Hi Roy,
> I'm only aware of the Registrar in Arbuthnot House having
> database, but they won't let you use it directly. You have to aska
> them to do a search.
> However, the person who inputted all the data into the database was
> gentleman called John Milne. He also sent copies of everything tothe
> Family History Centre in Aberdeen, and their intention was torelease
> a CD which could be purchased. However, for some reason this CD hasbut
> never seen the light of day...although you could search yourself if
> you go to their shop on King Street, Aberdeen (depending where you
> live, of course !)
> I collected a lot of Old Cemetery records some years ago now. Each
> time I came to Peterhead, Shirley Dickie (then the Assistant
> Registrar) would give me the books and I would plough through them
> and note down anything of interest to me. I was mainly looking for
> information on Peterhead Shipmasters rather than copying all the
> records. I don't think they are inclined these days to allow this
> (Shirley is now the Registrar, I believe).
> I do have a fair bit of Lair records collected myself (hard copy)
> it's pretty random and done mostly for my own research project.
> However, I would be happy to look if you give me a Lair Number..you
> might be lucky.
> Alex Ritchie