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Glasgow Police Museum is alive and well

The Glasgow Police were Britain’s oldest police force.  The first attempts to establish a police force for Glasgow were made as far back as 1779 but it wasn’t until the Glasgow Police Act was passed in 1800 that a permanent … Continue reading

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The show of the year

The display stand has been checked, flyers counted, train tickets bought, flights booked and hotel rooms reserved… all in aid of the UK’s largest genealogy show. Yes it’s time for Who Do You Think You Are? Live! which takes place … Continue reading

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Your central girders…

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge DisasterYour central girders would not have given way, At least many sensible men do say, Had they been supported on each side with buttresses, At least many sensible … Continue reading

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As soon as the catastrophe came to be known…

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge DisasterAs soon as the catastrophe came to be known, The alarm from mouth to mouth was blown, Over in Dundee, several groups of people who were watching the … Continue reading

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The wind it blew…

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster The wind it blew with all its might, And the rain came pouring down, December 1879 was a bad month all over Europe, with storms and frosts … Continue reading

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Beautiful Railway Bridge

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster On the last Sabbath day of 1879 At approximately 7.20 pm on Sunday 28 December 1879, a 1,060 yard stretch of the longest railway bridge in the … Continue reading

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Did your ancestor die in the Tay Bridge disaster?

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge DisasterOn Sunday 28 December 1879, a 1,060 yard stretch of the Tay Bridge, the longest railway bridge in the world, collapsed killing 75 men, women and children. The … Continue reading

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To see ghosts – look upwards

No – I don’t mean the type of ghost that floats about wearing a white sheet and moaning but, just possibly, the ghost of your ancestor’s place of work or business. Most of our towns and cities have “ghost signs” … Continue reading

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RT @ChrisMPaton: David Ma…

@sheenatait: RT @ChrisMPaton: David Macdonald Paton & a Chinese ancestry ceremony http://bit.ly/ngax49 #scotland #china #familyhistory #genealogy < fab!

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@emmajolly Buried under r…

@sheenatait: @emmajolly Buried under reading for Heraldry module for Dundee course! This one’s got a heavy workload.

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