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David Scrimgeour
Archivologist, genealogist, social historian and author of Proper People. Early Asylum Life in the Words of Those Who Were There. PG Dip Strathclyde
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David Scrimgeour Sep 2
Glad you enjoyed my talk. Elizabeth Aveyard admitted WRPLA 28 Dec 1834. See . A happy outcome!
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David Scrimgeour 18 May 18
Getting organised for visit to Chesterfield tomorrow for the Family and Local History Fair. Theme this year is Asylums and Workhouses. 80 exhibitors and free talks, including from yours truly in the afternoon.
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David Scrimgeour 18 Apr 18
Big thank you to Barnsley FHS who enjoyed my new "Evolution of Asylum Patient Photography" last night. It's a glimpse of some lunatic ancestors from Yorkshire and beyond captured for posterity with a bit of help from Charles Darwin himself.
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David Scrimgeour 4 Feb 18
Many thanks to the folk of Low Moor Local History Group, Bradford for their kind hospitality and great reception for my presentation last Friday. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit and talking afterwards to so many of the members.
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David Scrimgeour 26 Jan 18
Four hours of talks about 19th century lunatics at . Fantastic! Kathryn Burtinshaw , Sarah Wise, Susan Moore and yours trully. . Get your tickets soon before they all run out.
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David Scrimgeour 26 Jan 18
's really helpful dataset for students of 19th century pauper and private lunatics, Lunacy Patients Admission Registers, 1846-1912, will mislead unwary family historians. Remember: Never trust an index! See .
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David Scrimgeour 26 Jan 18
Daring escape from South Yorkshire Asylum c 1882 described by patient. Read what he told policeman who found him wandering practically naked in the neighbourhood of Sheffield in the middle of the night . See
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David Scrimgeour 15 Jan 18
Absolutely delighted with invitation to speak at . Very special opportunity to talk about the real people whose voices had been hidden in the archives of the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum on the bicentenary of its opening. See
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David Scrimgeour 13 Jan 18
New for 2018, my Facebook page helping spread the word about what I'm up to with family history, what I've been finding in the county archives and articles coming soon on my blogs. Please "like" my page to be kept up to date. Thank you.
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David Scrimgeour 9 Jan 18
My updated calendar of speaking engagements for and new presentation on the evolution of asylum patient photography . Advance warning of Criminal Lunatics: Villains and Patients due later this year. See .
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David Scrimgeour 9 Jan 18
Santa's early Christmas present of Family Finder by provides two transatlantic family historians with additional evidence of ancestral link. See
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David Scrimgeour 6 Dec 17
Great work by Fergus and Penny opening up those fascinating records for Scotland. Well done folks!
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David Scrimgeour 20 Nov 17
Looking forward to presenting to the folk from tonight for last of 2017. See for more info.
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David Scrimgeour 26 Sep 17
20th for 2017 to Upper Dales FHG in Harmby Village Hall, nr Leyburn, Wensleydale 2pm tomorrow . All welcome.
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David Scrimgeour 5 Jul 17
After 2 month break presenting for tomorrow. See . Non-members welcome.
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David Scrimgeour 27 Apr 17
Venturing south for Exploring Hospital Records and Archives with . See .
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David Scrimgeour 27 Apr 17
Intense study affects Bingley student's mental health. See .
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David Scrimgeour 14 Apr 17
Your 3D modelling caught my eye. Curious about poss b'park £s for 3D model of W York Pauper Lunatic Asylum c 1861? Can you help?
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David Scrimgeour 12 Apr 17
Excited at going back to Keighley tonight with for presentation. 7.30pm upstairs in library. Visitors welcome
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David Scrimgeour 5 Apr 17
No spies on Twitter! Good to meet . Now curious about linking workhouse recs with asylum recs.
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