Tha an duileag seo lan le dealbhan snog agus alainn bho Geograph a chaidh a thugadh anns a Ghaidhealtachd, a chuid as mogha anns an Eilean Sgitheanach.
Poll Start Date: 28th August 2010
It would be helpful to the website and to gauge interests if visitors without a query in the form of a post could complete the survey:
Solas, North Uist
Eaval, North Uist
Flodday, North Uist
Rubha Ghaisinis, South Uist
Bornish Machair, South Uist
Flora MacDonald Cairn, South Uist
Eilean Chreamh, South Uist
Loch Boisdale, South Uist
Islay, Colonsay and Jura
Creag an t-Saighdeir
Rubha nan Crann
Beinn nan Caorach
Port a Chapuill
MAPS (courtesy of Mary Cornell)
The world’s single largest online collection of historical maps was launched recently earlier this week at Old Maps Online . By the end of the year, the site aims to have 60,000 maps available for public access. Cooperating institutions include the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the Czech Republic’s Moravian Library and the San Francisco Bay Area’s David Rumsey Map Collection. The University of Portsmouth . Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System hosts the collection in conjunction with Switzerland’s Klokan Technologies.
These PDF Family Trees have been constructed to show at a glance, within four generations, the holes in the genealogy of the person of primary interest to the family researcher. The Family Trees have many blanks but, once filled, should give a solid basis from which to work back and forward.
Rather than brewers of beer, these were the illicit whisky distillers who supplied the local trade and Alexander Carmichael was ‘an geidseir’, the Revenue Officer at Creagorry just down the road so the two were natural enemies (Angus MacMillan 2011/05/31 at 11:25 am | In reply to Anita Surphlis).
BulawayoX Submitted by Deb Munks (nee MacLean) on 2009 /02/10 at 4:42 pm
Greetings from County Cork! I have only recently started looking for info on my ancestors of North Uist, (Houghharry), namely MacLean and have come unstuck.
EffieX Submitted on 2010/04/05 at 2:32 am by Sandra MacIsaac.
I am seeking information regarding a Donald Morrison who immigrated from Scotland to the North River area of St. Ann’s, Victoria County, Cape Breton Island in 1858. Shortly after his arrival, he married Mary Matheson d/o John Matheson of Lewis and Effie Ann McLeod of Harris. At the age of 80 years, Donald was still very much alive and residing at North River, St. Ann’s. I would like to know more about Donald’s history pre his 1858 arrival in Canada.
OrphansX Incomplete Four-generation Family Tree Chart of ancestors of Peter MacInnes submitted by Susan O’Meara on 2011/05/30 at 5:09 pm | In reply to Angus Macmillan. Also, Word Document (PDF) of Descendants of Peter McInnes (1), subnmitted by Susan O’Meara
My gg grandparents Mary MacInnes and Alexander Morrison married in Oxford County, Ontario in november 1861. When Mary MacInnes Morrison died in Woodstock in May 1879, her husband, Alexander Morrison, took the three children and dumped them in an orphanage in London, Ontario. Mary MacInnes Morrison’s sister, another Mary MacInnes, who married Alexander Johnston in Woodstock, Ontario, went to the orphanage and pulled my gr garndmother out and took her home to live with her and her new husband. The two youngest children, Peter and Kate Morrison, remained in the orphanage until they were old enough to leave on their own. No one knows what happened to them. After Alexander Morrison put his children in the orphanage, he took off for Chicago.
Apparently about 120,000 destitute and/or orphaned children aged 4-15 were sent from the UK in the 1800s as indentured labourers and farmed out at a price to Canadians as cheap labour. It is now seen as something of a stain on the history of Canada which is portrayed in the film ‘Sunshine and Oranges’, starring Emily Mortimer. Other links on the subject are:
MA Morrison’s Steeles.
Tina MacLeod’s MacInneses.
Neil Johnson’s Johnstones.
Laurie Johnson’s Shaws.
Rhea Kessler’s MacCachrens.
Sherri Smith’s Shaws.
Donald Munro’s Munros.
Kelsie Scutt’s Beatons.
Elizabeth Michos’s MacIntoshes.
Andrew Beachum’s MacKeacheys.
Janet Anney’s MacDonalds.
Richard MacQueen’s MacQuiens.
Bruce MacMillan’s MacDonalds.