We take a look at what happened in the Logie Housing project 100 years ago this month.
Some of you may have heard the name Grissell Jaffray. She was executed in Dundee for being a witch in 1669. This was the last execution of a witch in Dundee. Just how many there were before her, we don't know exactly. The records don't survive. Grissell was married to a wealthy business man. He... Continue Reading →
The title of this document should give you a few clues are to what its about. Always remember that when transcribing or reading a document. Are there words you should be looking out for. I always find it helps to figure out what you can, read it back and then think about what words could... Continue Reading →
One of our volunteers, Jaap Jacobs, tells us the story behind a document he found in a box of council legal records. Sometimes finding a document can spark off a long journey from the searchroom of the Dundee City Archives, to the other side of the world and back. The document itself is odd enough.... Continue Reading →