A request for our Scottish members
I have had a few threads running recently which have had over 1000 views, they were mostly about saving money on a certain subscription, this one is even better, i can point you towards FREE photographs but to make the resource even better i need your help.
Are there any Scottish members who can help with the project at all?
There are several ways you can contribute towards what is (hopefully) becoming the premier online source of copyright free images and information relating to the churches in Scotland. Our very own Places of Worship (POW) project here on FTF.
The only downside to the project is that you still have to put up with me as a co-ordinator, sorry but that is the price you have to pay.
Anyone with a camera can help by taking photographs, you don't have to make a special trip, even if you can only photograph the odd building close to where you live each contribution helps. Anyone visiting the area can also help too, every image added means one less to take in future. No particular expertise behind the camera is needed and an image can always be enhanced a little if needed.
Can you help by taking a few photographs?
The Scotland POW project features many "talk pages" which give a brief description about the building along with dates and notable events connected to many of the buildings.
Do you have any information or a website link that may help to create or add to a talk page?
Database of submitted and required photographs
After much burning of midnight oil a database of submitted photographs has been completed and is now online at http://www.familytreeforum.com/wiki/..._WIKI_Scotland
Updates to the database are made as required thanks to the efforts of one member who volunteered around Christmas 2008, a few minutes each day are given over to checking the latest submissions and adding them into the database, a thankless task and not very glamourous but a hugely important one nonetheless.
The database of required photographs is underway but at present is a long way from completion, can you help by compiling a list of POW buildings (past and present) in your area and sending the information to me for inclusion?
If you haven't seen any of the pages then click the following link,
the Scotland county listings are at the bottom of the page (we saved the best country till last ), simply click the county you are interested in (either from a research or contribution angle) to see how far the project has progressed and how far we stil have to go.
Any contribution however small is always welcome, if you would like to help or just want to ask a question and learn a little more about the project then shout up. There will always be someone to help with an answer and you just might be able to help another researcher with an image or information that has eluded them for some time.
Scotland Country & County WIKI Pages are also being updated with new links and additions. Please see post 12 in this thread for some of the latest news and info about submitting a link you think may be useful to other researchers.
Last edited by Glen in Tinsel Knickers; 15-02-09 at 18:56.
Does anyone require a particular photograph for a Scottish POW?
If so please add your requests to the discussion threads on the regional boards, http://www.familytreeforum.com/scotland/
by discovering who can photograph certain areas we may be able to cover some as yet untapped areas.
Last time we visited Scotland, we went to what used to be the street where I did some of my growing up. Most of it had changed;The street itself no longer existed, but we did find the church, looking very much as it had done way back then.
It used to be Plantation Street off Paisley Road West. The tenements had all gone and there were nice little brick houses and blocks of flats.
We took a couple of pictures of the church (Kinning Park Parish Church I think,) and I could have sworn I also took one of the Baptist Church on what had been Craigiehall Street, which was also still there, but I cannot find that one at all, so maybe I didn't.
No worries about copyright, it is my photograph!
How do I get the piccy to you?
Usually we ask members to add the picture to the relevant regional threads by using an image hosting site such as photobucket (PB).
If you are unfamiliar with a site such as PB and it's just an odd picture or two then i can send you my e-mail addy if that is easier. You can then send them direct to me as an attachment and i'll do the rest.
There is a screenshot guide to using PB at the following link
It doesn't matter how big the image is (the bigger the better really) as i can resize them but ideally the minimum should be the 640 x 480 size.
i'm logging off for the night now but if you need any help or want my e-mail addy just shout up.
Last edited by Glen in Tinsel Knickers; 08-02-09 at 23:20.
98 views and just the yin offer, i cannay get ma heed roon yous lot
Just saw this thread, so thought I`d better try to lend a hand! I`m based in the west end of Glasgow so just let me know if theres anything in the area you would like. I`ve only got a camera phone though so I`m not sure about the resolution etc. Do you need to get permission from the vicar/minister/priest to take photos or can you just go ahead?
No special permission is required, i'm not sure how well the phone used as a camera would be though to be honest, i don't think anyone has tried as yet.
We do have around a dozen churches photographed so far in Glasgow so i reckon that leaves a fair few still to get (understatement of the year ).
Even if you just managed to list a few from the phone book or similiar and send the list in a private message to me that would help with the database i'm working on.
Me again! If you don't mind sending me your E-mail address? I think that would probably be the best way to go. I'm not really good on learning "new stuff".
Originally Posted by Ann Bentley
Thankyou Ann, i have sent you a message.
I will do a few for you in my area, once the roads are bit better. I'd be happier if you sent me your email addy as I tries something like this before to help out the Scottish War Memorials bunch and by photies kept disappearing off the site. Never figured out why.
If I get time I'll also try a few in West Lothian and do Shotts for you this weekend. Unless of course OH has plans to whisk me off somewhere romantic LOL