Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Ardchattan Parish Archive

Family, Social and Local history of the area between Loch Etive and Creran, Lochawe & up to Glencoe : learning about the People and Places of Barcaldine, Benderloch, North Connel and Bonawe : genealogy, history, geology, archaeology, ecology, events, stories and images : Big Bang to Present Day !

Things have been a bit quiet around the Archive for the last few years, people visiting, things collected, and some fun on Facebook. The online archive has begun to take a bit of shape. But its time we began doing a little more, maybe?
So the Archive will start being open between 2-4 pm Friday afternoons from the beginning of October, to come and browse the records & books; learn more about your family history; share memories and stories; scan images; help with the cataloguing & transcribing and maybe plan some more activities. There is sooo much to learn, and some fun folk to learn from.

This link is to very short questionnaire with a list of possible talks and workshops – to find out what folk are most interested in, what times suit you most, and whether there are ideas for possible speakers and workshop leaders. Even if you are unlikely to be able to attend this winter, please fill it in; every response helps us.

We will be using social media as well to help us all stay in touch. Please join the new facebook group here : to share stories, pictures, local family histories – you NEVER know WHO you will meet up with !! It is always fun when cousins make new connections.
Please Feel Free to share this invitation along to anyone else, near or far. I have included people from beyond our parish and our shores, as you may be planning a visit and can get involved online along with the rest of us.