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Photos from Callander
This picture was part of a set included in the Photograph Album of
Thomas Wildman Mills who was born in Callander, Dec 26, 1874, son of
George Mills and Mary S Clark.
George Mills worked on the railway. This is a photograph of him as part
of "an Old Country Switching Crew".
Tom Mills came to Canada about 1896. I have quite a bit more information
on the family for anyone that is interested.
A Set of Surname Research Directories, one for each of the six main geographical areas covered by GENUKI, is now available. http://www.list.jaunay.com/sctnames/
Scotland Free Census Project aims to place a searchable database on line. Check them out and see if you can help.
North Perthshire Family History Group A recently formed group located in Pitlochry, Perthshire. Meetings are held monthly from September to May at 7.30 pm in The Tryst Hall, with speakers, lively discussions and refreshments. Visitors are always very welcome.
Ken Doig Ken's family came from the Thornhill area and has been traced back to 1395. He has the cemetery inscriptions for Kilmadock and Kincardine parishes and has generously offered to do lookups for both the Old Kilmadock Graveyard and Norrieston Kirkyard in Thornhill, Kincardine and to assist other researchers in that area.
Ken has kindly offered to do lookups for Balquidder Parish in James Stewart's "The Settlements of Western Perthshire 1480-1851".(Edinburgh: Pentland, 1990). Click on his name to e-mail Ken with your request.1841 Kinross Census
Alexander Romanov-Hughes is in the process of putting transcriptions and indexes of the 1841 census of Kinross-Shire on his web-site at http://member.melbpc.org.au/~andes/scotland So far he has completed the Parish of Cleish and Portmoak and those parts of the Parishes of Arngask and Forgandenny that were in County Kinross. He has just added the 1841 census for Scoonie, Fife. Further Parishes will be added as completed. (Alexander is researching James Johnstone who was the Parochial Schoolmaster at Cleish from c1815 to c1820 when his family moved to Leven, Fife.)
This is a wonderful site with many links to old baptismal and marriage records for the area.
Dundee Howff Inscription Index
A index to burials is available on both the Friends of Dundee City
Archives site( http://www.fdca.org.uk/ - very large browsable files) and on
the Tay Valley Family History Society site (
http://www.tayvalleyfhs.org.uk/resources/howff.shtml - searchable by
surname, forename and place of birth)
John Farquharson--Steve Taylor has written an article about John Farquharson, of Glen Tilt, Perthshire. He was an evangelical minister in the early 1800's. The John Farquharson link above will take you to the Skye Revival site, where you can choose the link to read this article. Check out the rest of the site while you are there!
One Name study of Keillor and Rawden Pat Stedman has a one-name site for Keillor/Keiller covering families and records for Perthshire as well as all of Scotland where this surname is concerned.
McLean/Buncle Web Site Doug McLean has developed an excellent web site with family information and many useful links. He has many Historical and Genealogical links for both Australia and Scotland. There is also a "link Exchange" where you may add a link to his site.
GenWed.com This site has tons of links to places with marriage information. Not all is free.
PERTHSHIRE DIARY John L Wilson spent 12 years creating a wonderful diary recounting events amd areas Perthshire. Visit this terrific site to read parts of his work.
North Perthshire Family History Group Located in the Heritage Centre based in Moulin.
There we have local resources and can help anyone researching in Highland or North Perthshire.
Helen Curtis offers genealogy services from Edinburgh.
Helen has updated her web site and makes regular trips to resource areas. Check out the site to see what is new and contact her for dates and places on her agenda.
" I am willing to transcribe Birth, Marriage and Death certificates at New Register House, Edinburgh and then email you with the information that I have found. I will also transcribe details from Old Parish Records. If you are interested in sasine research or Will, Testaments and Inventories, I can also transcribe these."
For details please see her web site at www.genealogicalservices.co.uk
. She lives in Polmont, Falkirk. Email her for more information.
Scottish Genealogy Research Also check out this site, they have many different services you can purchase.
Arthur McGREGOR has compiled a DataBase of Scottish Parishes with their Parish numbers and IGI Batch numbers.
This DataBase has been compiled from "Unofficial" data and should be treated as a GUIDE ONLY. All care has been taken when converting from text but I do not Guarantee this information as 100% accurate.
He has graciously given permission for me to place the information here. I have split the list into "alphabetical" pages. The above link will take you to an index page. Select the letter and then the parish name you wish to check.
Don't under-estimate the value of the Later Day Saints - www.familysearch.org Their on-line database just keeps growing, and all Family Centers have Scotland CD's with parish records. It's free, and the old records are accurate. You can then go to the GRO site to order copies of the records you've found. DON'T be confused by information given to the church by members. If you find family information listed, consider it a LEAD until you can verify it with the actual records. Everyone makes mistakes, and some entries are wishful thinking rather than factual.
The current official government site for genealogical research.
Scot's Origins, while no longer the official GRO site for indices and images, provides an excellent, free, search facility for Place Names, Marriages and Baptisms as well as a 'sighting service'.
Scottish General Information & Fun Links
The UK Street Map Page (Use OS grid 315000,725000 for Perth)
Electric Scotland has tons of information and links to more. They've changed the map link so it doesn't work, but you can go to their site and use the search engine to find all the maps on their site. While you are there, browse through all they offer. Excellent site.
The Gathering of the Clans There is a temporary problem with this site, they are testing here:
http://gatheringoftheclans.com/ and then the original site should be fixed/up and running again. Worth the wait no matter what.
Anne MacGregor's Home Page A little far from Perthshire, but with wonderful Scottish songs, proverbs, photos and lots of other goodies.
UK Genealogy Site New site with many links
Another useful site explains the WO97 records and how to search PROCAT. http://www.wo97.hothere.com/ is the home page with links to everything clearly marked.
For all those interested in US immigrants into Ellis Island: For all those interested in US immigrants into Ellis Island: http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/ supposed to have all records of immigrants through Ellis Island 1892-1924.
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Delightful Perthshire Bed and Breakfast (B&B)
Westburn House Bed and Breakfast or self catering
accommodation in 12 acres of private grounds. Stay with us for the perfect
base to explore Perthshire.
Many new lists (and old ones)...Check out the Fife, Inverness and Aberdeen lists!
A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in Perthshire, Scotland, Great Britain. PERTHSHIRE-D -- digest mode
A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the county of Kinross-shire, Scotland. SCT-KINROSS-D --- digest mode
A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in Scotland, Great Britain. High volume.SCOTLAND-GENWEB-D -- digest mode
Americans, Scotsmen, Aussies, Ulstermen, and Canadians. Discussions of Scots history. Many Campbells. High volume. Cultural as well as genealogical.
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