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Anglo Scottish FHS Meeting Palaeography and the Kirk Session Records

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Palaeography and the Kirk Session Records

A Practical Guide to Understanding the Writing.

Robin Urquhart

Robin Urquhart was Head of Digitisation at the National Records of Scotland until March, when he retired. Prior to that he worked in local archives in the west of Scotland. He was the creator of the Scottish Handwriting website , namely www.scottishhandwriting.com

We have had a few talks about Kirk Session records over the years, but now that a large tranche of Kirk Session records have been released online, we might want to look at the originals, and get that 'feel' for and insight into the events recorded therein.

The Kirk Session Records are held on the Scotlands People website; they are court records of the times, whilst they contain legal terminology they are not too difficult to read. The earliest of these records, from perhaps before the 1780s are more difficult to read, and this is where the experience of Robin Urquhart of the National Records of Scotland will become invaluable as he shows us how to decipher and read these older scripts.

The Zoom invitation will be sent to those who have booked at 6.00 am on Friday 19th November. If you do not receive your invitation at that time please contact angloscots@mlfhs.org.uk

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We are a branch of M&LFHS.  Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society was established in 1964. The Society encourages and supports research into family history and works for the preservation of and improved access to relevant archival material. An important part of the Society's work is to educate researchers so that they may get the best out of their research through a regular programme of talks for beginners and quarterly meetings with speakers on topics relating to family history and local history within Greater Manchester....

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