Moran Taing is Scot Gaelic for many thanks. And so, Moran Taing for the many wonderful folks who share their knowledge so generously with us all. Much of the following is their work, and we are grateful to be able to post it here, to help others in their search :)
NOTE from the Webmaster:
These pages with the green background are from the former Highland Flings website which was maintained by "Chirho" who retired and turned it over to Berwickshire, ScotlandGenWeb.
My deepest thanks to Anne (chirho) and her hundreds of volunteers who spent thousands of hours assembling these comprehensive resources for researchers of Highland Scotland. It is my intent to preserve these records for everyone to enjoy. Thanks Anne. Donald O'Collaugh Kelly
|Physically, Scottish records are in New
Register House (BMD, OPR) and the Scottish record
Office (OPRs for dissenting and Catholic
churches, wills, etc). The two buildings are next
door to each other on Princes St, across the road
from the station.
In Edinburgh New Register House (east end of Princes Street) has the civil BMDs on fiche computer indexed, the census records on m'film and the Old Parish Registers (OPRs) You can see the originals if the film is unreadable and the staff agree. All for a fee of (I think) 19UKP per day - unless you want official copies which are extra. Drawback is limited accommodation - you need to be queuing outside by 0830 most days (opens at 0900) and may not get a seat on busy days even then. Booking is possible for people from afar but requires planning ahead.
You can do a lot of research in the Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow - near the M8 exit and rail station Charing Cross. No appointment needed but m'fiche/film readers might be fully occupied.
Glasgow has (in Park Circus) a facility for the West of Scotland similar to NRH but restricted. It is a bookable service only.
Two FHSs of value Glasgow & West of Scotland FHS, Unit 15, 32 Mansfield Street, Glasgow, G11 5QP, Scotland and the Scottish Genealogy Society (I tnink at Victoria Street, Edinburgh) The latter allows visitors on a day search basis, the former will do limited research for members from afar.
The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library in Moultrie, GA has an outstanding Scottish collection. They report being the repository for 99 Scottish Clans, family organizations and groups. They are an outstanding resource, and - as a side note - publish an outstanding "free" genealogy newspaper (The Family Tree) bi-monthly. They can be reached at P.O. Box 2828, Moultrie, GA 31776-2828, or by phone at (912) 985-6540 (985-0936 fax), or email at [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Also, they have an electronic version of the newspaper
"Fasti Ecclesiae Scotticanae" volumes, cover all Church of Scotland ministers who were inducted to charges.
Many Catholic records are in local hands, along with the Free and Episcopalian, though some are at SRO and some were filmed. Ged LDS film: The Old and New Statistical Accounts, which can tell you what denominations were active in a parish. "Tracing Scottish Local History" says that RC records are held at the SRO. It says to check "Papists" in early records as Catholics might appear under this name. Confirms most are kept locally, but says check the archives. Earliest records are from 1745. Most didn't begin till 1829 due to laws against Catholics.
There is no Scotland-wide census index. As for
local census indexes, there are a wide variety,
compiled by many different people in specific
places. There is a published list available:
Scottish Census Indexes, 1841-1871: a location
list, published by the Scottish Association of
Family History Societies, and sold for only a
pound or so plus postage. It keeps needing to be
updated, so I cannot guarantee what is covered.
Death Records Female deaths in the statutory
(1855 on) registers at the General Register
Office are indexed by both maiden surname and
|Ships Passenger Lists for New York and New Jersey
1600 - 1825 Compiled by Carl Boyer, 3rd. Published by
the Complier, Newhall CA in 1978.
There is a section titled "Early Highland Immigration" which was compiled from "Early Highland Immigration to New York" The Historical Magazine And Notes And Quesries Concerning the Antiquities, History and Biography of America 1 series dated 1861.
It talks about the immigration being the result of an invitation issued by the NY government which was inviting settlers from Europe. In the years from 1738 to 1742 many Scottish highlanders were brought over by Capt. Lauchlin Campbell and some others.
There are numerous names in this and the information indicates the person (male and females both) and in some cases includes their children's names or where the family is from and in some cases indicates maiden names of the females. May indicate where they were going or when they died.
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