Hello folks, welcome to our new website...
New to family history? Inspired by viewing a friend's family tree? A relative reveals an interesting family story? Recently received or purchased an iPad/laptop and discovered the amazing online resources in your living room? Did a WDYTYA? episode raise an issue similar to your own 'brick wall'? Found your mother's/father's birth certificate while clearing out the family home? Or, just plain nosey and want some help to achieve your aim of producing your own family tree.
Intentionally, there is no boundary. Buckie District has the largest population in Banffshire and the second largest in The Moray Council. Landward from the Banffshire coast of the Moray Firth, travelling from west to east, the Parishes of Enzie, Rathven and Seafield have connected our families from birth to death up to 1975, intermediately Moray District Council fulfilled this role until The Moray Council was formed and is the current family connection for civil registration.
Pick up any magazine today and take note of the increasing amount of website links attached to the topic. The online revolution over the past five years has transformed knowledge, access to resources, the ability to research and this breathtaking change that has happened is still happening. There is also a moving together of family history and local history. Family history now recognises the social, economic and landscape of the communities while local history has greater awareness of people themselves - families, houses, streets, kinship and communities and the importance of social connections.
Aul'Ads...over 3,000! Online now...
AUL' ADS...over 3,000!
Following on from his book on "Tee-names" and Trade Advertisements, David Fowler and the Team at Moray Desktop Publishing at the Townhouse, Buckie have rummaged around to find and accept donations of old town booklets, church magazines club brochures, etc. to find business ads.
You can view the collection here...
Launching the book at the Buckie Library are left to right:
Stephen Leitch, Buckie High librarian; Richard Fletcher, Buckie senior librarian and information assistant; David Fowler and Peter Wills, Moray Desktop Publishing.
Buckie High School Magazine archive now online...
Bakers, Portgordon to Cullen 1837-1990
Celebrating these 153 years of local bakeries may connect you to the enticing smell of fresh morning rollies / butteries (instant takeaways for 'gows' in times past). Floury footwear tramping to work early in the morning, queuing for softies, bread intrinsic to the welfare of most families, mouth-watering ranges of long gone products. Interpret the indigenous names of favourite 'peecies', note the fierce competitive spirit of advertising between bakers, search for comparative prices, wages and hours, the human sacrifice with accidents and war, AND FINALLY, you may even find an ancestor in the baking trade!
The book is available to download in PDF format below. You will need to unzip the file once downloaded. The PDF file is unsuitable for printing but you will be able to read the book (in twelve parts) from any computer or tablet screen. The zip file is 34MBs, so please be patient while it downloads.
Moray Local Heritage Centre
LIBINDX (online search)
Scottish National Archives
Buckie Fishing Heritage