Those of you who read ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ magazine might have have seen that this months TV and Radio Pick of the month is ‘Digging Up Your Roots‘ to be aired Sunday 30 January 2010 at 12.05pm on BBC Radio Scotland.
FIBIS will be receiving a mention in the show. The BBC Radio Scotland website gives the following summary of the episode:
Listener David Price got in touch regarding his great-grandfather George.
He says, “There was just this great hole in information about [him]. He just seemed to have disappeared off the radar in 1841. Until recently the trail went cold at this point. George’s next entry in official records was his marriage in Calcutta. But how, when and why had he turned up there?”.
David wondered if he might have been around during the turbulent times of the Indian mutiny and contacted the “Families in British India Society” who provided David with a list of soldiers awarded the Indian Mutiny Medal. Four George Prices were included including one in the 42nd Foot, better known as The Black Watch. David visited the Regimental Archivist at Balhousie Castle in Perth who provided him with lots of information from their records. But still David had no proof that this was “his” George.
By coincidence at this same time David had re-established contact with his only first cousin on the Price side. She mentioned that her father had given her a pendant with an Indian connection many years previously. On checking the pendant she discovered that one side displayed Queen Victoria’s head, the other read “India 1857-1858″ and the engraving around the edge of the coin read: “G. Price – 42nd Foot – Royal Highlanders”.
Listen this week to hear more about George Price’s story and his recruitment into the Black Watch.
To read more about the episode visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00xx98g