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hello to all the norse men
derek norquoy
USA - Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 14:45:23 (EST)
I am looking for any information on a typical Christmas Eve and Day in Northern New Brunswick, around 1915. Any grandparents memories you could share? Also any detailed info on logging in the Madawaska Valley around 1925? Thanks from a Fredericton born girl.
Carolyn <cweed@owt.com>
Richland , WA USA - Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 14:59:32 (EST)
I realize that the records you have so kindly provided are from the LDS (Mormon) records. THERE ARE OMISSIONS: my notes come directly from the microfilmed census records in Kirkwall. How do I get MY ancestors inserted into the record?
Anne Campbell Slater <stronsay2@cs.com>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 00:43:04 (EST)
Very interesting site, thank you. Originally from Edinburgh now in the United States, still have relatives in the Orkney isles.
Kingsley Skea <kingskea@mindspring.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 14:29:31 (EST)
I have been researching the Clouston Genealogy for the past 15 yrs, in that time I have completed the history of my Branch called "THE FAMILY OF CAPTAIN HENRY CLOUSTON"(1822-1898) I have also completed "REGISTRATION OF CLOUSTON" (BIRTH-DEATHS-MARRIAGES IN NEW ZEALAND (1853-1990). Copies of both are in the KIRKWALL Library.
Mervyn Harold Clouston <mervyn_c@zfree.co.nz>
Palmerston North, New Zealand - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 18:48:59 (EST)
My greatgrandfather was Peter Lang?Laing born in 1844?? In the islands he came to the US as a young man and fought in the Civil War-Union side. Any info. on him?? Mother mayhave been a Mary??
David L.Leveille <DLLeveille@aol.com>
Appleton, Wi USA - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 18:26:20 (EST)
I'm researching the OMAN family in the Orkney's, specifically in the Longhope area of Hoy. My ggrandparents were natives of Longhope before emmigrating to Huron County Ontario in the mid 1800's. Can anyone help fill in some of the blanks?
Rob Newcombe <newcombe@worldchat.com>
Brantford, ON CANADA - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 15:30:41 (EST)
Interesting to see the start of the trees. I'm not sure about the registry, etc. I might be able to fill in some blanks but I don't understand who fits where.
Kathryn Clouston <kayceecda@yahoo.ca>
Ottawa, On Canada - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 01:38:25 (EST)
I love this site and visit it often. It is one of the first places I surfed to when I first got my computer on line. And I wish to thank everybody who helped to steer me in the right direction, to quit searching for Averlady when in fact it is Aberlady I needed to investigate. It has helped immensly, and thanks not only to the people who read this site, but those on other sites who have steered me, and continue to, in the right direction. I'm not there yet -- it does take time to trace ancestry with skethcy information, but I have found out that not only my g. grandfather David Spence MOWAT but other members of his family emigrated to Canada and Victoria. It now feels like I'm coming home when I return to Cursiter.
Marilyn Mowat <mannmow@home.com>
Victoria, B.C. Canada - Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 22:38:08 (EST)
I love this site and visit it often. It is one of the first places I surfed to when I first got my computer on line. And I wish to thank everybody who helped to steer me in the right direction, to quit searching for Averlady when in fact it is Aberlady I needed to investigate. It has helped immensly, and thanks not only to the people who read this site, but those on other sites who have steered me, and continue to, in the right direction. I'm not there yet -- it does take time to trace ancestry with skethcy information, but I have found out that not only my g. grandfather David Spence Mowat but other members of his family emigrated to Canada and Victoria. It now feels like I'm coming home when I return to Cursiter.
Marilyn Mowat <mannmow@home.com>
Victoria, B.C. Canada - Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 22:37:16 (EST)
I love this site and visit it often. It is one of the first places I surfed to when I first got my computer on line. And I wish to thank everybody who helped to steer me in the right direction, to quit searching for Averlady when in fact it is Aberlady I needed to investigate. It has helped immensly, and thanks not only to the people who read this site, but those on other sites who have steered me, and continue to, in the right direction. I'm not there yet -- it does take time to trace ancestry with skethcy information, but I have found out that not only my g. grandfather David Spence Mowat but a number of members of his family emigrated to Canada and Victoria. It now feels like I'm coming home when I return to Cursiter.
Marilyn Mowat <mannmow@home.com>
Victoria, B.C. Canada - Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 22:35:55 (EST)
Looking for Thomas Foubister HARCUS b 20/12/1881
Ray Cook <RayCookinWirral@aol.com>
Little Sutton, Cheshire UK - Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 06:41:53 (EST)
Orcadian family
John Lennie <johnlennie@compuserve.com>
London, UK - Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 05:12:34 (EST)
TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION ON THE CLOUSTON FAMILY
RICK CLOUSTON <RCLOU@MB.SYMPATICO.CA>
WINNIPEG, mb canada - Monday, December 25, 2000 at 23:52:11 (EST)
Links to sites that have posted monumental inscriptions from around Scotland,now at the genealogy section of http://www.scotlandsclans.com
Jim
USA - Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 16:49:17 (EST)
made a mistake with my last entry sorry i am just a beginner
Patricia Philip Stewart/Shaw <p.p.shaw@talk21.com>
aberdeen, scotland - Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 10:43:32 (EST)
this is my first visit to this site Hi everyone I am very interested in tracing my family history
Patricia Philip Stewart <p.p.shaw@talk21.com>
USA - Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 10:41:13 (EST)
Grandfather, James Swanney Pottinger. Nan Scott are you there? You must remember me. Also, Daisey and Jack Oddie, I would love to hear from you!
jean piazza <jeanpiaz@aol.com>
lynn, ma USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 17:06:31 (EST)
You are very cool
Julie Rendall <jrendall@accesscomm.ca>
Regina, S.K. Canada - Monday, December 18, 2000 at 20:55:28 (EST)
I am searching for descendants of William Petrie b. c1852, Perth Scotland, married Mary Barty June 10, 1870 in Perth His parents John & Ann Petrie - nee Hepburn and her parents - Thomas & Ann Barty - nee Smith.
Elizabeth Hemsley <mandehemsley@sympatico.ca>
Caledonia, ON Canada - Monday, December 18, 2000 at 13:52:02 (EST)
I am an Orcadian living in Exmouth and am trying to trace family on my mothers side. She was Mary Kelday and lived in Shore Street Kirkwall. Family in the fish business.
Tom Harcus <tom@harcus99.freeserve.co.uk>
Exmouth, England - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 15:16:09 (EST)
looking for information on family ALEXANDER LAING MALCOLM born Dumbarton,Scotland 14th March 1908 had a sister JEAN and brother JOHN. MERRYCHRISTMAS TO ALL READERS
alex malcolm <alexsnr@hotmail.com>
Ipswich, UK - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 13:51:30 (EST)
Descended from the Spence family, my line migrated to New Brunswick, Canada and then to Southern Illinois, USA by the 1830's.
Stan Palmer <scpalmer@midwest.net>
Jonesboro, IL USA - Friday, December 15, 2000 at 11:07:49 (EST)
McCarley? What other spellings are equivalents?
Jennifer McCarley <JenMacHill@aol.com>
Cordova, TN USA - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 00:08:20 (EST)
Looking for Long family in Scotland before 1700.
Pamela Long <innbrokr@sover.net>
bratleboro, VT USA - Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 21:39:18 (EST)
i am researching my grandmother eliza ann wylieborn about 1901
roberta scarlett <harbett@iinet.net.au>
perth, wa australia - Friday, December 08, 2000 at 22:44:33 (EST)
I visited the Islands in 1989. This site makes me homesick.
Linda Powell
Anchorage, AK USA - Wednesday, December 06, 2000 at 22:12:33 (EST)
checking for Brownlee's
Robert Brownlee <mwbrownl@mweb.co.za>
Cape Town, South Africa - Wednesday, December 06, 2000 at 15:46:22 (EST)
First visit to site
John Wallace <john.wallace@orkney.gov.uk>
Orkney, - Tuesday, December 05, 2000 at 19:18:53 (EST)
This is the most informative site I have found for information on the Orkney Islands.I am researching my ggg grandfather, George Robertson of Orphir, Orkney Islands. He came to Canada sometime in the early 1790's on the sloop "Beaver" and worked for the Hudson Bay Company at York Factory.He married a native woman and eventually moved to the Red River Settlement in present day Manitoba.He is listed in the Red River Settlement census of May 1827 as being 60 years of age at that time. I would be most grateful if anyone could give me any information on who his parents were and if he had any siblings.
Bernice Buell <lbuell@sk.sympatico.ca>
Radisson, Sk Canada - Tuesday, December 05, 2000 at 01:33:12 (EST)
FIRST LOOK AT THE SITE
CYRIL E HARCUS <cyrilandlilyharcus@hotmail.com>
BANFF , SCOTLAND - Sunday, December 03, 2000 at 07:26:54 (EST)
I am an Orcadian now living in Inverness. I left Orkney in 1960
Edmund Cooper <Eddie@coopere.freeserve.co.uk>
Inverness, Scotland - Sunday, December 03, 2000 at 06:48:32 (EST)
SINCLAIR/WOOD I would like to hear from anyone with information @ David Sinclair b.@ 1825 near Finstown. He married Lydia Wood May 15, 1851. Information on either family would be appreciated. Thank you Pam
Pam Davis <pdavis@rockisland.com>
Eastsound, Wa USA - Saturday, December 02, 2000 at 23:46:48 (EST)
Just found your wonderful site. Found my Great,greatgrandmother, Rachel Ridley or Ridlon, b. 28 Sep 1801 in Saco, Maine in a tree on ancestry.com. Her Grandfather is listed as Magnus Redland, b. 1698, Shetland, Scotland Stromness, Orkney Islands. It lists his father as Thomas and his father as John. From your records it appears that Magnus, c 6 Sep 1674, may be Rachel's Great Grandfather. I have done no personal research myself, but plan to e-mail the submitter of the tree to ancestry.com to see what his resources were. Any insights? Also, Barbara Laughton or Laughtane? I see it recorded both ways. What do you feel is correct? Thanks for all your hard work. Gordena
Gordena Doering <modmob@thevision.net>
Modesto, CA USA - Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 18:51:47 (EST)
Hi. My grandfather was John Stout, born at Walls; grandmother was Mary Ann Allan of Breckness. I've always been interested in the Orkneys and my grandparent's roots.
Joanne Stout Vincent <turnbull@voyageur.ca>
Kenora, ON Canada - Monday, November 27, 2000 at 19:40:23 (EST)
MY name is Mike Laughton. My gggg grandad, James Laughton, was born somewhere in the UK around 1750. Where is that somewhere? He grew up to become a merchant sea captain and starts appearing in New York City (USA) records about 1790. His wife was Marie (or Mary) Delzell. He was supposedly lost at sea sometime after 1802.
Mike Laughton <mlaughton@prodigy.net>
Newport, mn USA - Monday, November 27, 2000 at 17:11:11 (EST)
My great-grandfather Alexander Paterson, a stone mason, was born in Shapinsay 1846/48, and arrived in the U.S. before 1870. I am working on his earlier lineage and that of his surviving children. It's good to be Scot!
Oma L. Rose <omaleerose@dellnet.com>
Reno, NV USA - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 18:28:54 (EST)
I have been researching Dishington family in the Orkneys for some years, and am trying to find a probate record after a minister Andrew Dishington from Kirkwall, whos son John was served as heir in 1644. The referance to this date is "Fasti", I am not certain what this means. An advice on how to determine if there exists a probate record, and how to access the information in it, would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Petter F. Vennemoe
Petter F. Vennemoe <vennemoe@online.no>
Norway - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 17:45:07 (EST)
The Orkney Family History Society was formed in 1997 and is run by a committee of volunteers. We lease a small office which holds our library etc and is available for members to do their research. The office is staffed by volunteers and is open to visitors and members during set hours or by arrangement. Our library, although small at the moment, holds a variety of information, most of which has been donated from members. Information includes :  The IGI for Orkney, on microfiche.  The Old Parish Records, on microfilm.  The Census Returns, on microfilm and transcribed onto a computer database  Family Trees.  Emigration and Debtors lists.  Letters, Articles and Stories concerning Orcadians.  Hudson Bay Company information.  Graveyard surveys ( this is a long term project ). It is our aim to record as much of this as possible on a database to facilitate research. Locally we have monthly Members Evenings with a guest speaker. We produce a newsletter 4 times a year, which is posted out, to all our members, and we also have a booklet of our members and their interests to allow members with similar interests to correspond with each other. We can usually undertake to do research for our members who live outwith Orkney, but this is dependent on the willingness of our island members giving up their spare time to help. We also have a member who is willing to do research for members in the Library archives. We do not charge members for our research. Genealogy is a rewarding and absorbing subject which requires a great deal of time and patience. Many of our members have been studying their family histories for many years, while others have only just started. All enjoy the detective work, especially when they pull out those surprises! So, if you have any family links and / or subject interests in the Orkney Isles and wish to join please contact me and I will e-mail you an application form George Gray, Orkney Family History Society E-mail address: george.gray@unisonfree.net The address for the Society is : Orkney Family History Society, Strynd Community Room, The Strynd, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1HG, Scotland, UK.
George Gray <george.gray@unisonfree.net>
Kirkwall, Orkney, UK - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 16:46:34 (EST)
I am doing a general search relating to the historical derivation of my family name (ie (de) Montealto). My sister, Linda, is tracing our family ancestry - so far back to John Mowat (C 1752) in Orkney, Scotland
Alan Mowat <alan.mowat@ntlworld.com>
Camberley, UK - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 14:45:53 (EST)
Grand parents William @Caroline Leith came to NZ from Orkney.Related to Leask and Armstrong.Great to see so much interest in the Islands.
William Leith <chippeynz@hotmail.com>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 04:54:51 (EST)
Grand parents William @Caroline Leith came to NZ from Orkney.Related to Leask and Armstrong.Great to see so much interest in the Islands.
William Leith <chippeynz@hotmail.com>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 04:53:20 (EST)
Pirie surname. Looking for a connection in the Orkney islands with ties to that line. or Margaret Muir Pirie possibly my g mother mother of Elma Holmes Pirie my mother born Newtonhill near Stonehaven 1916...
Lawrence Grant <lgrant2@nbnet.nb.ca>
Rothesay, nb Canada - Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 21:51:20 (EST)
trying to find all about my family history, family all born shetland islands but william strong eunson had business dealings on and off in orkney
graham eunson <geunson@xtra.co.nz>
timaru, new zealand - Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 02:33:26 (EST)
Hello, Is this my island? My brother found this island while looking on the internet. I have scottish heritage and I wonder how to trace back my family. Elisabeth Sanday
Elisabeth Sanday <kevelis@doorpi.net>
Sturgeon Bay, WI USA - Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at 21:55:03 (EST)
This site may help with my search. I am looking for info on Annal, Stewart,Matthew, Duncan & Marwell.
Janice E. Doering <JDTenkey@hotmail.com>
Santa Fe Springs, CA USA - Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at 17:36:28 (EST)
General interest. Also preparing IT training course. Need more time to look at this fascinating site.
Margaret McKenzie Brookes(nee Ferguson) <miggybrookes@author.junglelink.co.uk>
Birmingham, England UK - Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at 02:32:36 (EST)
Having been born and raised in Dundee, my father Douglas's immediate family are the only Turfuses I have known. I have now settled in London. I'd be interested to know the whereabouts of any others around the country...
Colin Turfus <colin.turfus@symbian.com>
London, UK - Monday, November 20, 2000 at 18:51:09 (EST)
I have found many ancestors on your site and it has been extremely helpful. Thank you for putting all this info online. You're a true star. Kate FIELD
Kate FIELD <kaste@x-stream.co.uk>
Runcorn, Cheshire UK - Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 16:30:20 (EST)
I have found many ancestors on your site and it has been extremely helpful. Thank you for putting all this info online. Your a true star. Kate FIELD
Kate FIELD <kaste@x-stream.co.uk>
Runcorn, Cheshire UK - Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 16:29:25 (EST)
looking forward to more time to study this site
Arthur Cromarty <acrom265@aol.com>
Orkney, Scotland - Friday, November 17, 2000 at 19:36:17 (EST)
I was really glad to find this sight! My crandpa James thomson was born in Orkney May 21 1907 and I've been trying to locate as much about my family history as I can.
DONALD PETER THOMSON <dpthomson@sympatico.ca>
BRADFORD, ON CANADA - Monday, November 13, 2000 at 22:35:15 (EST)
Intersted in talking with other Lairds I know I have many relitives in the Orkneys and also believe several of my Grandfathers siblings immigated to Austriala at the time he and his family moved to Canada.
Catherine Laird-McNeil <trixie.mcneil@sympatico.com>
on Canada - Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 23:16:30 (EST)
I should have given more information on my grandfather: David Spence Mowat, born 29 June 1873 at Averlady, Scotland; and his family: George Mowat, born 21 Oct. 1822 in Caithness (Olrig?) - married Jane (Jean) Sutherland 16 May 1845 at Olrig, Caithness.
MARILYN MOWAT <MANNMOW@HOME.COM>
VICTORIA, B.C. CANADA - Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 00:47:54 (EST)
We are just beginning to find our roots. Family oral history is that we originally came from the Orkney Islands, however we have not been able to trace our direct ancestors to there yet; my grandfather was born in Averlady, which I am having difficulty locating although I believe it is near Edinburgh, and his family came from Olrig, Caithness.
MARILYN MOWAT <MANNMOW@HOME.COM>
VICTORIA, B.C. CANADA - Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 00:18:46 (EST)
my father was colin john norquoy born kirkwall. his father was john william brass norquoy i want to try and trace the family back from them
JESSIE CAIRNEY <mrscarrot@hotmail>
Kilwinning, scotland - Thursday, November 09, 2000 at 12:40:41 (EST)
Searching from ancestors by the name of Trail who might have come to the United States from Orkney
Charles R. Clark <cpclark@ris.net>
Canon City, CO USA - Monday, November 06, 2000 at 21:42:38 (EST)
Researching Harcus and Sinclair-----Betsey and James married Orphir 1839.Anyone have that link?
cathy whutham <b.whitham@virginnet.co.uk>
UK - Monday, November 06, 2000 at 14:29:28 (EST)
Looking to find information about the family of Edward Reeder and Christiana Mowat who according to an LDS IGI Marriage Record married on 8 November 1815 at Stromness, Orkney, Scotland. My great great grandparents were Edward Reeder and Helen Houston who in 1875 lived at 18 Belgrave St (now Beltane St), Glasgow, Scotland. My assumption is that there is an Orkney connection with the Reeder and Mowat family, hence my reasons for seeking further information. I would appreciate if there is anyone with further information, or advice, that will help me trace my forebears in these areas. Many thanks, George Cochrane.
George Cochrane <Gcochr@aol.com>
Carlisle, Cumbria England, UK - Monday, November 06, 2000 at 08:52:26 (EST)
My grandfather and his family (William Norquay) came to Canada in 1930 settling outside of Fredericton. Would love to hear from any Norquays of the Orkany Islands.
Janice Allen-Scott <Janice.Allen-Scott@gnb.ca>
Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada - Monday, November 06, 2000 at 08:02:04 (EST)
Trying to trace what happened to my grandfathers brother and sisters who I did not know existed until recently. They were born at either Crook or Margarets Bay. They are George (1868), James (1869), Margaret Ellen (1875) and Mary Ann (1879) My grandfather David was born in 1871. The parents were James and Ann Thomson, married 1866. Ann's maiden name was Gunn. My grandfather moved to England but it has been suggested the rest of the family may have gone to Edinburgh. Any knowledge of what may have happened to then would be appreciated.
Stan Thomson <Stan.Thomson@Sympatico.ca>
Brampton, On Canada - Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 19:25:55 (EST)
I am still trying to find more information about William Flett who married Mary Goudie (Gaudy) on 3rd December 1853
Janet <janetflett@aol.com>
Scotland - Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 17:22:41 (EST)
My great grandmother Alice McNail Campbell came from Kirtwall, Orkney Ilands to America in 1860, her uncle was George Campbell. I am looking for any other Campbell Clan family members.
Jennifer Gaynor <retired@sacoriver.net>
Bar Mills, Me USA - Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 09:05:17 (EST)
One great web site especially as its the first time I've seen someone looking for connections which happen to be my family name of Forbister of Sunderland, England with possible connection to three brothers named Foubister coming from Orkney @ 1850 It's got itching to find a connection after a long absence from searching my family tree, Will add to my favorites file.
Scott Forbister <sforbister@vtown.com.au>
Perth, Western Australia Australia - Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 05:10:05 (EST)
I am looking for some history on my family (Knight), specifically the United Empire Loyalists who settled in eastern ontario. Can anyone help?
Craig Knight <craigknight@sympatico.ca>
Oshawa, ON Canada - Saturday, November 04, 2000 at 19:26:49 (EST)
Looking for George Debney Spacey of Deptford, East London teacher, and whole Spacey to canada in 1870 to Creemore Ontario
GEDDES William Gordon <iandad@telusplanet.net>
edmonton, AB Canada - Friday, November 03, 2000 at 20:04:04 (EST)
Looking for George Debney Spacey Deptford east London teacher, and whole Spacey to canada in 1870 to Creemore Ontario
GEDDES William Gordon <iandad@telusplanet.net>
edmonton, AB Canada - Friday, November 03, 2000 at 20:01:50 (EST)
grandfather Malcolm Daniel Geddes born in Wick Caithness in circa1864 his father James gedes born in Wick circa 1825, greatgrandfatherDaniel geddes born in wick Caithness 1802 died wick in circa 1894
geddes,william,gordon <iandad@telusplanet.com>
edmonton, AB canada - Friday, November 03, 2000 at 19:55:54 (EST)
Thanks Janet. with your help and Ngaire in Queensland we have been able to trace the Flett tree back to William & Mary Flett(Goudie), no birth or marriage dates, children,etc. Would love to get more info to fill in the gaps. also would love to make contact with Lois/ Jerry Williscroft(Connelly) from Calgary,Canada. Thanks for a great site. Still having problems with my e-mail so using Tania's
Vera Flett /Tania Guadagnino <chook70@karriweb.com.au>
Manjimup, WA. Australia - Friday, November 03, 2000 at 19:54:25 (EST)
I am a 21 year old from Australia, I would like to find out all about my family history but I am not sure of my grandfathers parents names, his name was John Seatter and there are a lot in your database but they were all born in the 1800's, could you give me any information if you have it. He married my grandma in the 1920's ( I think) her name is Jemima Jane Ross. I would be very appreciative of the help. I could then hopefully trace backwards and figure it all out. Thank you Jaci Seatter
Jaci Seatter <Ceda1@hotmail.com>
Sydney, NSW Austalia - Friday, November 03, 2000 at 09:38:00 (EST)
I am trying to trace the origins of our family name
Kim Mathewson <rhinodarts.ozemail.com.au>
somerset, tas Australia - Friday, November 03, 2000 at 07:31:59 (EST)
I would like to hear from any descendants of the following chn of Capt. John FOULIS and Janet SLATER of Kirkwall: Wm FOULIS,b.1837 and Mary CRAIGIE;( a son Wm 18 yrs in 1881 in Kirkwall,as well as some daughters) Jemima FOULIS,b.1834 & Thomas WALLS (1881 in Kirkwall with 10/11 chn) Janet Mowat FOULIS,b.1844 & James BAIKIE(in Glasgow in 1881,a widow with 2 daughters) Barbara Logie FOULIS,b.1851 & Wm WARDS ( in Glasgow in 1881) Also in Glasgow were brothers Robert and John and their mother Janet in 1881.I am in touch with descendants on these lines. Hope to hear from someone out there !! Janette
Janette THOMSON,(FOULIS) <janmax@vds.net.au>
Vermont, Victoria AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 00:31:51 (EST)
Interested in hearing from ancesters with name Ivester or Ibister or Ibester. Thanks, Renee
Renee Ivester (Ibister) (Ibester) Couch <reboco@aol.com>
Redondo Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 00:14:13 (EST)
My grandma was a Forbister, and I am looking to see if I can find anything on the Forbisters or Foubister or Frobister. James or John Forbister came to Canada in approx 1821 as an employee of Hudsons Bay Co. I would like to know about his background. Sure looking forward to knowing more. Thanks
Audrey E.M. Wilson <wilsoneb@mb.sympatico.ca>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Monday, October 30, 2000 at 21:36:51 (EST)
Currently just embarking on family tree website and keen to trace past descendants. I have, needless to say, bookmarked your excellent site in my favourites.
Duncan Melville Linklater <duncan@designlink.co.uk>
Wellington, Somerset UK - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 17:41:36 (EST)
My uncle was born and still lives in Orkney and i have visited on many an occassion and love the islands
Steven Mowat Findlater <stevenfindlater@bushinternet.com>
MACCLESFIELD, England - Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 10:13:05 (EDT)
My great great grandmother was Jessie Yorstron of Kirkwall, who married Forbes and then William MAIR. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WITH ANY INFO. Great website!!
vanya zaczek <s96vz@supanet.com>
Bangor, Wales - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 12:49:31 (EDT)
Hi, my name is Judy Stove. My g-grandfather Robert Stove, with his brother David, emigrated from Deerness, Orkney, to NZ, in about 1877. In Sydney, Australia, in 1883, he married Sarah Ann Sinclair, also from Deerness (dau. of John Sinclair and Sarah Stove Petrie). Would love to hear from any connections or interested people. Thanks! Judy Stove, stovewil@dynamite.com.au
Judy Stove <stovewil@dynamite.com.au>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Monday, October 23, 2000 at 05:48:48 (EDT)
I am looking for any relatives of Desmond Augustus McStea born in the Newcastle area 1918/19. His mothers maiden name McPhearson?. Father Irish. Married a Jean Margaret Whiteley, from Wakefield, West Yokshire. I was born 8/8/52 in Lilongwe, Malawi(Nyasaland),East Africa.
Lynn McStea <suewilkinson@mbantics.fsnet.co.uk>
UK - Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 14:28:19 (EDT)
What a brilliant website! Thank You!
Cathy Whitham
UK - Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 09:23:44 (EDT)
Have lots of Costie data if dockerill USA would like to get in touch. Would like to hear from anyone else with Costie or Costay connections.
Isla Rigby <mikeandisla@ukonline.co.uk>
Nelson, Lancs,, England - Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 20:35:38 (EDT)
I've had a long standing interest in the Orknies.
Roberta Stairs <grams@ainop.com>
Oakfield, Me USA - Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 13:05:19 (EDT)
Could somone help me with imfo on Jane Croy Parents William Croy and Margaret croy born in stronsay in1829 married an australian in Adelaide I need imfo back in Orkney have australian. Carmel Dickson
carmeldickson <carmelj@alphalink.com.au>
melbourne, vic Australia - Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 20:55:41 (EDT)
I AM WORKING ON MY FAMILY HISTORY AND I HAVE NOTHING TO GO ON EXCEPT A FAMILY BIBLE AND A COMMOM FAMILY NAME OF HENRY. I HAVE LOCATED A HENRY FAUCHEUR, WHO WAS A MASTER SAILMAKER ON THE LA VILLE D'ARCHANGEL. THE SHIP WAS PART OF THE ARACADIAN EXPEDITION SAILING TO NEW ORLEANS. IT STATES THAT HE WAS FROM ST. SERVAN, FRANCE. I HAVE IN MY POSSESSION A SMALL PINK SHOE WITH A PICTURE OF NAPOLEON ON THE TOE. IT HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN THRU THE FAMILY FOR GENERATIONS. WHAT WOULD THE CONNECTION BETWEEN A MASTER SAILMAKER AND NAPOLEON BE, EXCEPT THAT NAPOLEON LOVED HIS NAVY. IF THERE IS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAUCHEUR FAMILY OR THE CONNECTION PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
CATHY (FANCHER) DAVIS <WOLFMOTHER_MCKENNAD@YAHOO.COM>
LITTLE ROCK, AR USA - Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 16:36:53 (EDT)
hi. i am trying to trace my surname back and i came across this site. as far as i know VELZIAN comes from orkny, there is also a line of williams in the family. anyone with any information please contact me. thankyou.
sarah velzian <sugarbuzz@dancingqueen.co.uk>
edinburgh, Scotland - Friday, October 13, 2000 at 20:22:34 (EDT)
I'm researching the Flett family tree, my grandfather came from the Orkney Islands in 1924,with 3 of his brothers and his father & Mother,John Flett & Annie Louttit, We believe that a sister went to Canada, any help would be greatly appreciated
Tania Guadagnino nee FLETT <chook70@karriweb.com.au>
Manjimup, WA Australia - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 05:31:33 (EDT)
I am looking for my father thomas mowat he was born in glassgow and moved south he spent some time in southport and then moved to bognor regis . I beleive that he also had more children up north whom i would like to meet he would be in his sixties .i would love to tell him he has grandchildren can anybody help david a mowat
david alexanda mowat <dam@mowatd.fsnet.co.uk>
bognor regis, england - Monday, October 09, 2000 at 17:21:46 (EDT)
Just found website. Starting to do a family tree background search
Robert Leask <RJLEASK@telusplanet.net>
Calgary, Canada - Monday, October 09, 2000 at 16:29:11 (EDT)
Scarton
John Gilbert Trail Robertson <jgtr_101@yahoo.com>
Suwanee, GA USA - Monday, October 09, 2000 at 12:17:15 (EDT)
A fascinating website-I look forward to using it more when I have found out more about my father and his past- there are a few skeletons apparently.
Ruth Foubister <ruthandfish@paradise.co.nz>
Auckland, New Zealand - Monday, October 09, 2000 at 05:34:54 (EDT)
interested in past relatives from orkney islands
christine bradley <CBradley05@aol.com>
lapeer, mi USA - Saturday, October 07, 2000 at 01:18:47 (EDT)
I am looking for descendants of WILLIAM NORQUOY SUTHERLAND born Widewall, S. Ronaldsay, 02 Apr 1866. His parents were PETER SUTHERLAND and MARGARET SYMISON. His brother, PETER SUTHERLAND was my g grandfather.
Helen Emberley <helen_emberley@birlinglodge.freeserve.co.uk>
Maidstone, United Kingdom - Thursday, October 05, 2000 at 20:38:43 (EDT)
Born in Longhope
Firth <Normafirth@aol.com>
Norval, On Canada - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 21:53:43 (EDT)
Researching the Bruce family of Burray. If anyone has any information please get in touch.
Fiona <west.manse@ntlworld.com>
Scotland - Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 13:27:24 (EDT)
new to this but would like help,my great great grandfather married janet johnston at birsay in august 1857/8 he was magnus flett, occupation, farmer. any information would be appreciated.
jennifer paterson <norrisray@hotmail.com>
USA - Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 07:30:52 (EDT)
As a Hackland I am very interested in discovering your site. My father and brother have visited Orkney doing Hackland research and my father in the early 1970s compiled a tree of the Hacklands he was able to trace at that time.
Keith William Hackland <alamoinn@juno.com>
Alamo, TX USA - Friday, September 29, 2000 at 19:11:59 (EDT)
Researching the Spence Family
Julie Spence <Spence@powerup.com.au>
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 09:36:13 (EDT)
hiya!!!Im from ORKNEY and my gans surname is RUSSELL and my grandads is WYLIE.ANY QUESTIONS????EMAIL ME IF SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sharonWYLLIE <Sharon.Wyllie@queensferry.edin.sch.uk>
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 08:29:49 (EDT)
Sounds like a bit of heaven. Hoping to go there someday.
jmihalchuk <JMIHALCHUK>
Winnipeg, man. canada - Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 20:21:20 (EDT)
information please on a Matthew Wright from Edinburgh who was stationed in Orkney during 1939 -1945
margo stevenson <margo stevo@aol>
edinburgh, scotland - Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 16:29:02 (EDT)
Great Site: Looking for info on James Isbister who sailed on the Prince of Wales 1 in 1821 from Orkney to York Fort. Born c 1800 Firth
Barb Isbister <backstein@hotmail.com>
Calgary, Alberta Canada - Monday, September 25, 2000 at 23:58:15 (EDT)
I have only just started on this but am impressed by the huge amount of information you have collated
Michael Bews <Bews@RPIC.Freeserve.co.uk>
Bristol, UK - Sunday, September 24, 2000 at 11:49:47 (EDT)
mY GRANDMOTHER WAS BORN ON ORKNEY ISLAND SHE WAS A CHALMERS(MARIE) .sHE CAME TO CANADA MARRIED MY GRANDFATHER TURNBULL,WANTED TO KNOW HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON HER ANCESTRY.THANK YOU STAN TURNBULL
STAN TURNBULL <TEEKO123@AOL.COM>
BELLE RIVER, ON CANADA - Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 21:35:25 (EDT)
hi,i`m researching surnames,cannell,grose,scarfe,& lawson.also interested to hear from anyone with isle-of-man connections
rob cannell <robbiecannell@btinternet.com>
st johns, isle-of-man uk - Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 15:52:31 (EDT)
Thank you for all your hard work on this site. Excellant. Found some of my cousins relatives. jcn
JeanetteNealNevin <jnealnevin@Yahoo.com>
Windsor, On Canada - Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 02:15:40 (EDT)
Searching for Costie data
dockrill
USA - Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at 21:52:26 (EDT)
Fascinating - just browsing under my family name and have stumbled across so many entries for Lerwick & Burra in Shetland (where my grandfather came from). Interesting that the names Helen, Peter, Robert, Charles & James go right back (all current names in our family).
Sarah Pottinger
New Zealand - Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at 07:44:23 (EDT)
Just learned of your site while reading "Yours Aye" and hope learn more about my Orcadian genealogy. Previously I traced back through Linklater, Gaudie and Skinner to about 1790.
TOM McCAMBRIDGE <thmac@sierratel.com>
COARSEGOLD, CA USA - Monday, September 18, 2000 at 22:30:11 (EDT)
You've got a wonderful site! I've found a few of my ancestors from Orkney here (FLAWS, MANSON, LENNIE). Thank you so much, I don't think I'd have got so far without you. Best Wishes, Kate FIELD
Kate FIELD <kaste@x-stream.co.uk>
- Monday, September 18, 2000 at 01:06:15 (EDT)
I am trying to locate anyone who would have information of my grandfather's sisters or brothers all born in Co. Durham, Chester-le-Street, Bella, Emma, Norman, Walter, Robert all would have been born around 1870 to 1890. May grandfather was James Newton, born 13/12/1891. For any information Thanks.
Ann Cooper <anncooper2000@altavista.com.au>
Newcastle, NSW Australia - Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 20:46:18 (EDT)
I am trying to locate anyone who would have information of my grandfather's sisters or brothers all born in Co. Durham, Chester-le-Street, Bella, Emma, Norman, Walter, Robert all would have been born around 1870 to 1890. May grandfather was James Newton, born 13/12/1891. For any information Thanks.
Ann Cooper <anncooper2000@altavista.com.au>
Newcastle, NSW Australia - Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 20:42:48 (EDT)
I have information which may help Vera Flett from Australia but email was returned as unknown address. If she contacts me I will send on the information
Janet Flett <janetflett@aol.com>
- Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 11:25:34 (EDT)
Tracing family tree of FLETT from Firth, Orkney. Any information on William Flett who married Mary Goudie would be appreciated.
Janet Flett <janetflett@aol.com>
- Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 11:22:41 (EDT)
FAY BYERS get in touch have info of peter ROSIE looking for birth of peter BALLANTYNE married marjory HAY 16 nov 1792 and any info on ROSIE.
JANETTE <JANETTE@JANETTE96.FREESERVE.CO.UK>
- Saturday, September 16, 2000 at 16:41:26 (EDT)
I am researching the Scarf;Scharf;Scarff surname from Ireland.My GGGG Grandfather James Scharf emigrated to Canada in 1820 with his wife Ann. Shortly thereafter many other family members joined them in Canada.They are now spread all over North America. Correspondence with anyone from the Scarf families anywhere in the world would be welcomed
Dell Scarf <dellscarf@hotmail.com>
Red Deer, AB Canada - Saturday, September 16, 2000 at 05:24:37 (EDT)
Have traced family back to John Bews, born "ante-nuptially" on the island of Shapinsay in 1635. If there are any more of his relatives out there please make contact.
Anthony David Bews <tonybews@msn.com>
Manton, Rutland UK - Friday, September 15, 2000 at 12:04:19 (EDT)
Looking for my fathers side of my family [Litten]. All I have is a name Edward litten. Dad I love you.
lovechild <tadonna@peoplepc.com>
buffalo, N.Y USA - Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 12:36:57 (EDT)
Hi there is there anyone that is researching the Croy family in the Orkneys that have any idea if they have a Clan and a Tartan I have been able to get a Crest and would dearly love to know if anyone out there can help with the above barbara smith from NZ.
Barbara Smith <barbara_ann_s@hotmail.com>
auckland, new zealand USA - Monday, September 11, 2000 at 19:19:46 (EDT)
hello, i am new to the internet and i am trying to locate my husbands family from the Orkney Islands. His dad was James Flett and his siblings were Bill, Bob David Mary, Annie John and Malcolm. We believe they lived on a farm called Skiddy and some of the family emigrated to Australia in 1924. Would love some help if anyone knows anything.
Vera Flett <fletty@westnet.com.au>
Manjimup, W.A. Australia - Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 07:28:36 (EDT)
FRIDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 12:46pm
SIMON VARLEY <VARLEYSIMON@HOTMAIL.COM>
ABERDEEN, UK - Friday, September 08, 2000 at 07:44:39 (EDT)
Have just come across this site so Ithought I would give it a go to see if anyone out there has any information on William Croy and Ann Budge parents of Ann Chalmers born at Canisbay Caithness Ann Chalmers is my Great Grandmother would love to hear from anybody out there that can help me. Barbara Smith from auckland New Zealand.
Barbara Smith <barbara_ann_s@hotmail.com>
Auckland, New Zealand USA - Thursday, September 07, 2000 at 19:56:38 (EDT)
TURBOCHARGER SPECALIST IN MARINE LINE FAX-022(7575707)
manas mohanty <yank@bol.net.in>
mumbai, maharastra USA - Thursday, September 07, 2000 at 10:07:20 (EDT)
Hi everyone. What a fantastic site. Am researching Clouston, Cromarty and for a girlfriend Budge from Caithness. Would love to hear from anyone with info. Thanks Jim for all your help.
Christine Brown <christine.vic@bigpond.com>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Wednesday, September 06, 2000 at 19:53:44 (EDT)
Was looking for links to my maiden name of Cursiter and found all the geneaology! My dad Alex Smith Cursiter was born in Stromness 8/8/18.
Wendy Murray <weedym@hotmail.com>
EDINBURGH, UK - Wednesday, September 06, 2000 at 05:40:57 (EDT)
Have Arcus family background - your site is amazing
Robyn Lindsay <comhome@reap.org.nz>
Taupo, New Zealand - Tuesday, September 05, 2000 at 05:39:51 (EDT)
Orkney Rootsweb have a message stating that "The Orcadian"..newspaper will be online from Sept.7th.,2000. Find it at www.orcadian.co.uk Also the O.F.H.s. magazine "Sibfolk" is also on line at http.//web.ukonline.co.uk/orcadian Happy reading everyone ! Janette
Janette THOMSON,(FOULIS) <janmax@vds.net.au>
Melbourne, Victoria AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, September 05, 2000 at 02:49:23 (EDT)
Congratulations Walt on a great site. Stiil researching the descendants and ancestors of Peter Cusiter and Isabella Cobban Smith of 'Quoydandy' near Kirkwall
Philip Booker <philipgbooker@telstra.easymail.com.au>
Taree, NSW Australia - Sunday, September 03, 2000 at 20:56:09 (EDT)
Enjoyed the site. I know there is a Balfour Castle in the Orkneys. I didn't realize how many Balfours came from there. Hopefully someday I can visit the castle and see where my roots are.
Jean Balfour Mixon <themixons@worldnet.att.net>
Hartsville, SC USA - Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 19:58:18 (EDT)
Thank you so much, I've just found the missing link for our family. Judy
Judy Koerber <jkoer@one.net.au>
Adelaide, SA Australia - Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 19:12:03 (EDT)
I AM DOING MY FAMILY TREE AND MY GRAND PARENTS AND GREAT GRAND PARENTS ARE FROM SCOTLAND
susan marie cremins <p cremins @TINYWORLD.CO.UK>
Manchester, UK England - Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 13:42:29 (EDT)
Looking for descendents of Jessie Wylie, who married Andrew Robertson and moved to Canada
Lou Laity <brian.laity@sympatico.ca>
Hamilton, canada - Monday, August 28, 2000 at 08:53:14 (EDT)
New E Mail address Thanks
E.Rosie <erosie@clara.co.uk>
England - Sunday, August 27, 2000 at 11:50:43 (EDT)
Having heard Allan Clouston (a Guide?? a geneologist??)during an interview done for the Canadian Broadcasting Company (Radio), my curiosity was piqued. My great grangmother was a Clouston. I am drawn to anything Scottish and this interview reached a few forgotten corners. I am now trying to find this Allan Clouston. I'll be logging on rather frequently in the future Toodles Kathleen
Kathleen Small <ksmall@istar.ca>
Aylmer, QC Canada - Friday, August 25, 2000 at 21:39:39 (EDT)
My husband's father was from Orkney and he still has many relatives living there. We visited Kirkwall very briefly recently on a cruise around the British Isles and I found it very beautiful. My husband's name is Thomas Simpson Corsie.
Maryann Snider <msnider@sprint.ca>
Maple Ridge, BC Canada - Friday, August 25, 2000 at 17:48:47 (EDT)
My g-g-grandfather and his brothers took instruction in blacksmithing from ROBERT FLETT of Kirkwall around 1820. I would love to hear from any FLETTS who know about Robert's business or life. I am also interested in contacting any WISHARTS or GARRIOCHS who would like to exchange information. Great sight!!! Leslie G.: wacm1791@yahoo.com
Leslie G. <wacm1791@yahoo.com/>
Omaha,, NE USA - Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 12:44:41 (EDT)
I thought some people might be interested in the following: ("Orkney Roots" article in "The South Australian Genealogist",Oct.1988 by A.A.McCullum of Stromness)...the only Orcadian convict transported to Australia was William SINCLAIR,postmaster of Stromness in 1851.He was "charged with 7 counts of embezzling and secreting letters with the purpose of stealing the postage money" Other names in the article were: James Lanskaill,c/- of Thomas Brown in St John's New Brunswick; John Louttit,sailor c/- S. Hume,Buffalo,America;Wm. Croy,mason;Thomas Stanger,shoemaker in Port Adelaide and John Rendall,seaman on board "Hudson",an American ship,in Gibraltar.All presumably were Orcadians awaiting letters from home!Today we'd blame our country's inefficient postal service.(Last week we received a post-card posted in Rome ,from our dau.,which took over 3 months to reach us!!!,so did her sister and her in-laws!!!) Wm SINCLAIR was convicted and sentenced to 7 yrs transportation.The amount stolen was apprx. 1-2 pounds.The then minister spoke of his good character as well as 10 yrs honest service in the Stromness P.O. Hopefully someone will find a missing link! Janette
Janette THOMSON,(FOULIS) <janmax@vds.net.au>
Melbourne, Vic AUSTRALIA - Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 20:28:01 (EDT)
My Great Grandmother came from Scotland before 1850 with her Sister. She arrived in Augusta Maine, having sailed up the Kennebec River. Her name was Mary Redlon. I am looking for record of her family. REDLON is the spelling she used.
Joellen Mary Knight <zjknight@sover.net>
Walpole, NH USA - Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 19:06:03 (EDT)
I am looking for any information referencing Halcro back to Mainland Europe. Probably before 1500 AD. Also Im looking for references to Crest (Coat) of Arms used by the Halcro Clan. Any information would be appreciated.
Jim C. Harcrow (Halcro) <bascom@flashcom.net>
Santa Ana, Ca USA - Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 16:39:35 (EDT)
Caroline Corsie (1958). Mother Sheena Heddle (Manse of Walls, orkney) Father David Corsie
Caroline Corsie <caroline@sustainable farming.co.uk>
England - Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 16:46:42 (EDT)
I am researching my roots in Scotland. Baikies
Tom Hall <ttbb@usa.net>
USA - Friday, August 18, 2000 at 22:57:32 (EDT)
My ancestors came from the Shetland Islands to New Zealand in 1875 - Laurence and Joan ARCUS and their family. Anyone also researching the family or with knowledge, please contact me. Also very interested in the general Shetland History of the time - why would people travel so far to what must have been an unknown future - what was it like in the Shetlands at the time. I believe there were many families that migrated to New Zealand at that time
Robyn Lindsay <comhome@reap.org.nz>
Taupo, New Zealand - Friday, August 18, 2000 at 05:21:58 (EDT)
Looking For David Robert Hume Geneaology 1790+
David Harry Hume <Mwdah@iafrica.com>
Johannesburg, Rsa - Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 16:46:16 (EDT)
EXCELLENT SITE TOO BAD THAT OTHER SCOTTISH SITES AREN`T SO ACCESSABLE!
IAN MURRAY MARWICK
CAMBRIDGE, ONT CANADA - Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 16:17:44 (EDT)
I'm looking for relatives in Aberdeen, Scotland. My Father was Peter Jamison Edmond born: Feb 28,1904 died Jan 12,1972
Mary Valerie Dunstan <jungleh@home.com>
Comox, BC Canada - Monday, August 14, 2000 at 12:47:36 (EDT)
Researching KENT & IRVINE My grandmother WILLIAMINA KENT was born at Firth in 1889 to GEORGE AND JOANNA (nee IRVINE)KENT. I will be in Orkney briefly in September. GREAT website!
Maggie Gardner <cedar@ihug .co.nz>
Auckland, NZ - Friday, August 11, 2000 at 20:19:04 (EDT)
RESEARCHING ROSIE FAMILY HISTORY LOOKING FOR THE PARENTS OF DONALD ROSIE WHO MARRIED ISOBEL TAYLOR ABOUT 1760 IN WATTEN ANY INFO ON THE ROSIE FAMILY WOULD BE APPRECIATED THANKS.
Eric Rosie <erosie@lineone.net.>
NEWCASTLE/TYNE, ENGLAND - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 10:35:59 (EDT)
I have traced my father's family tree back to 1721 but cannot get the link back any further. I know the name is origannnly from Orkney and hope to be able to trace it right back to there. I have found your page very interesting and have printed off all your "Skea" names and dates to see if there is any way that they will match up with any of mine. My family came from the Angus area and it would be wonderful to see if I can expand on the information I already have. Thanks and good luck Kathleen MacGregor
Kathleen MacGregor (Nee Skea) <macg-sa0@paisley.ac.uk>
Dumbarton, Scotland - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 05:40:17 (EDT)
Another quick visit.I am still trying to find descendants of Wm. Foulis and Ann Burgar,marr abt 1780 in Papa Westray.Chn born between 1782---1798 Many thanks for a great site
Janette THOMSON,(FOULIS)
Melbourne, Vic. AUSTRALIA - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 01:06:59 (EDT)
Another quick visit.I am still trying to find descendants of Wm. Foulis and Ann Burgar,marr abt 1780 in Papa Westray.Chn born between 1782---1798 Many thanks for a great site
Janette THOMSON,(FOULIS)
Melbourne, Vic. AUSTRALIA - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 01:06:15 (EDT)
A great site. Thankyou for the contacts that I've had through this guest book.I am still looking for any descendants of Oliver Foulis and Ann Reid,Papa Westray..their chn born 1807---1824.Interested in all Foulis names. Janette in Australia
Janette THOMSON,(FOULIS) <janmax@vds.net.au>
Melbourne, Victoria AUSTRALIA - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 01:03:48 (EDT)
Great web site - loads of helpful information. You have done a great job!
Leigh Hoolihan <leighhoolihan@yahoo.com>
london, UK - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 03:56:18 (EDT)
Hello again, Just want to let the person who is looking for their "Harrold" descendants, look in wcuster@mindspring.com for a lot of information on birth dates, marriages and places they were born. I found to be very helpful. It contained many family names in the Orkney Islands including yours. Good luck in your search. Regards, Emily.
Emily Linklater <elinklater@yahoo.com>
Moosonee, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 14:36:51 (EDT)
just about to look at this site as i am a "kemp" from the north wales area, i gather from the family that one of my forbares was a german seaman,in the 18oo`s .we are a very small family and allways have been as far as i know so just thought i would take a look.thank you
lawrence michael kemp <sensual1@lineone.net>
USA - Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 14:17:41 (EDT)
I have changed my e-mail address. Thanks Stuart for the information.
Maureen Lerwill nee BAIKIE <Mollyhare@hotmail.com>
United Kingdom - Monday, August 07, 2000 at 17:09:15 (EDT)
Looking for relatives "ANGUS" family, Grandmother of whom was "Marjorie" and had brother John and sister Mimi. She immigrated to Saskatchewan, Canada with parents, brother and sister. She left behind a sister)Name unknown). She was born in Kirkwall about 1886. Anyone having any information, would be glad to hear from them.
John ANGUS Sharp <sharpj@telusplanet.net>
Westlock, ab Canada - Friday, August 04, 2000 at 17:03:22 (EDT)
I am just starting a family tree, looking for BAIKIE, KIRKWALL ORKNEY. My mother's maiden name was VIVIEN COOK and she married IAN BAIKIE D.O.B.25.07.38. His mother's name was LILLY ANN JOHNSTON and his father's name was GEORGE BAIKIE. Lilly married a Mr. ? Work and they had a son together named Edwin. Can anybody give me some information that might be of some use. Thanks. Maureen.
Maureen Lerwill nee BAIKIE <lwhitney.oysterbay@virgin.net>
United Kingdom - Friday, August 04, 2000 at 15:57:08 (EDT)
George FLETT, a native of the Orkney Islands, Scotland. His wife was Susan Godfrey. George died in New Brunswick Their known son: William FLETT (1827-1869) born New Brunswick, Canada married: Helen H. Robertson. I am looking for information on George FLETT and Susan GODFREY. Thsanks, Jeffrey Card
Jeffrey W. Card <jwcard@Juno.com>
Crofton, MD USA - Friday, August 04, 2000 at 06:05:02 (EDT)
My family is of Scottish decent, more specifically from the Orkney Island region.
Ian Stanger <igs88@hotmail.com>
Oakville, ON Canada - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 12:26:59 (EDT)
It was interesting to see how many fotheringhames there are and the fact that many of them have the middle name Sinclair as my brother, dad, grandfather and great grandfather do. I know we originally come from stonsay and that my Great grandfathers name was Thomas sinclair and he married Grace Penelope Janett if anyone can help me with more let me know, I also know that my ggf come to NZ and i think one brother came with him, Jack?
chris fotheringhame <cnf1@waikato.ac.nz>
Hamilton, NZ - Sunday, July 30, 2000 at 20:21:09 (EDT)
I believe my family roots are in Northern Scotland
DONALD JOHN BEGG <donalb@cvn.net>
Biglerville, PA USA - Friday, July 28, 2000 at 13:37:28 (EDT)
Searching for Ninian Stewart
Sue R <layoreus@yahoo.com.uk>
Australia - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 07:23:51 (EDT)
I am the granddaughter of John & Mary Simpson (neeTaylor) of Flotta. They had 13 children. My mother was Margaret Sutherland Simpson. I do not know of my great grandfather or great grandmother. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew of the Simpsons. Great website, glad I found it. I'm Canadian of Scottish descent. My father William Campbell Dewar was born in Arbroath.
Margaret Reinhold <mrein63697@aol.com>
Laughlin, NV USA - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 04:53:05 (EDT)
Having lost all the information I collected over the years about my GULLION ancestory, I'm trying once again to research my heritage. Grandfather was James Gullion of Kirkwall, Orkney - had a brother Isaac Harcus and a sister Jean, from what I can remember. Possibly have a living relative still in Kirkwall by the name of SPENCE (Mary?). Please help!
Rebecca Kribs <rkkribs@inter-pc.com>
Ridgeway, ON Canada - Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 12:02:05 (EDT)
Looking for any help with ANDERSON, William (a planter) and son John from ORKNEY ISLANDS. Immigrated to USA after 1665 birth of John. Wm. died 10 Dec. 1701. John died March 1727 in Anne Arundel Co., MARYLAND. Thanks! Julie
Julie <juliek@colttech.com>
Kansas City, MO USA - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 09:01:24 (EDT)
I am absolutely delighted to have found my greatgrandmother, Jane GROAT, born 6.7.1841 in Shapinsay, and her son (my grandfather) Thomas Allan, born 1.5.1871 also in Shapinsay. This information is very useful for a visit I am hoping to make to Orkney in September/October this year.
Jennifer Mary Cox <jmc@gil.com.au>
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 01:03:13 (EDT)
Would like to hear from any Comloquoy's.
Maureen Bonham nee Comloquoy <mortz2_au@yahoo.com.au>
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 02:02:46 (EDT)
What is the meaning of my first name anybody?.PLEASE.
Joslin Sigurd Chalmers. <sigurd.chalmers@ukonline.co.uk>
Thurso, Caithness UK - Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 19:36:03 (EDT)
I live in Caithness Scotland.
Joslin Sigurd Chalmers. <sigurd.chalmers@ukonline.co.uk>
Thurso, USA - Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 19:26:15 (EDT)
Grandfather, Thomas Stout, was from Orkney. I have visited Orkney on three occasions.
Marcus N. Stout <gill_marc@hotmail.com>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 05:24:48 (EDT)
I just found this wonderful website and have proceeded to use up my son's internet time. My Dad, Ernest Bichan, was born in Orkney in 1904. We took him home for a visit in May 1997. He was just honored for 75 years in the Masonic organization. So many of the names here I have heard many times before. I'll be back, I looked in the Dummies book and figured out how to put you in my Favorites list.
Margaret Bichan Schwiebert <ryrogpeg@bright.net>
Hamler, OH USA - Friday, July 21, 2000 at 15:13:49 (EDT)
Nice site, useful for information
Stuart Garson <skrg25@hotmail.com>
Edinburgh, UK - Friday, July 21, 2000 at 04:00:05 (EDT)
Thanks for this site! I'm looking for the Tinder surname in Scotland...my ancestor came from somewhere in Scotland, but still can't find him. How do I find ships passenger lists? Thanks, again!
Cindy Tinder-Feld <cindyfeld@usa.net>
Alton, MO USA - Thursday, July 20, 2000 at 10:38:52 (EDT)
Father: Robert Taylor, born Feb. 23 1890, Kirkwall, Orkney Son of James and Margaret. I am looking for any information on ancestry. Gggrandmother and ggrandmother were Eliza Cantley and Elizabeth Mowat or Mowatt. ltaylor@primus.ca
Taylor, Lynne <ltaylor @primus.ca>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 22:26:16 (EDT)
GDay, great idea.
Murray Stokan
Sydney, - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 03:53:40 (EDT)
Scarf/Scarfe/Scarff and other variant spelling of the name,thought to be Norse in origin.I have many ancestors in Ireland and just recently found many of the family names in the Orkney,Shetland Island,Isle of Mann,etc. You have a terrific genealogy site here that you can be proud of. Dell Scarf
Dell Scarf <dellscarf@home.com>
Calgary, AB Canada - Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at 18:46:31 (EDT)
very informative, I am tracing the name garrioch/gerrie have found my family from MORAY. Would like to know if they came from Orkney originally. anybody help?
wilma duthie <gerrie@granite.net .au>
victor harbor, s.a. ausrtaliaUSA - Monday, July 17, 2000 at 02:21:01 (EDT)
Believe my last E-Mail address was incorrect. I am researching the Garrioch Family of Holm, Orkney. Great grandfather was Samuel son of William and Hellen(ellen) Garrioch m. about 1820
Diana O'Sullivan <Dmosullivan@aol.com>
Ashford, Kent UK - Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 15:42:44 (EDT)
Excellent site with masses of data. I have data on 12500 Wisharts worldwide and am slowly adding to it. Anyone wishing to find out more on Wishart forebears, please contact me.
J G Wishart <wishartjac@aol.com>
GlenrothesKY7 6PX, UK - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 07:38:21 (EDT)
I followed a lead with the IRVINE's marriage McCrow to Barbara Irvine and that lead me to this point. Any help would be appreciated.
Janelle McCrow <janelle.mccrow@dofa.gov.au>
Canberra, act australia - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 03:09:18 (EDT)
Great website...loaded with information. Have you done any research in Kirkwall? Keep up the good work Kim
Kim Cooke <kcooke@cooke-enders.com>
Ont Canada - Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 16:41:23 (EDT)
I am Researching The Garrioch Family of Holm
Diana O'Sullivan <Dmosullivan.@ aol.com>
Ashford, Kent UK - Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 08:20:24 (EDT)
I am researching Jeels Cursiter (aka Geills Cursetter) married to George Harvie (aka Harvy) in Stromness 1724. Their children: Thomas (b1728), Alexander (b 1734), and Adam (b1738). At some time the family moved to Campbletown.
Barbara <Bribar79@aol.com>
Rockford, IL USA - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 21:47:23 (EDT)
Typing my name into the Yahoo search engine brought me to this site. I noticed that there's a book entitled "Naggles O' ______". Apparently it's some sort of genealogical reference book, but my interest in it is why its title includes my family's surname. Can anyone help me?
Jim Naggles <jnaggles@aol.com>
Richmond, VA USA - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 13:50:09 (EDT)
My maiden name was Diana Lynn Drever trying trace background.
Diana Shepherd nee Drever <Diana.Shepherd@jus.gov.on.ca>
Barrie, ON Canada - Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 13:54:25 (EDT)
My maiden name was Diana Lynn Drever trying trace background.
Diana Shepherd nee Drever <Diana.Shepherd@jus.gov.on.ca>
Barrie, ON Canada - Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 13:54:25 (EDT)
I am the great grandaughter of Donald Bain. My mother is Phyllis Purple. I visited the Orkney Islands in 1979. I would love to hear from any of my relatives!
Christina Southwick <southwicktina@cs.com>
Stillman Valley, Il USA - Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 10:11:26 (EDT)
this school SUCKS and i hate it all the teachers are horrble and very very gay by david would p.s it relly sucks
david john would <dwould@ancaster.net>
lincoln, ln6 england - Sunday, July 09, 2000 at 08:53:18 (EDT)
Just searching around for Ancestor information. Actually believe my ancestory to go back to West Burra Island of the Shetlands. (1707) Likely spelling Aitken. Would be glad to hear from anyone out there that might have some information.
John Aitkin <jcaitkin@hotmail.com>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 14:45:26 (EDT)
STANGER surname. Looking for a connection in the Orkney islands with ties to that line.
Thayne Stanger <stanger@compunetlink.com>
Walnut, CA USA - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 00:45:31 (EDT)
STANGER surname. Looking for a connection in the Orkney islands with ties to that line.
Thayne Stanger <stanger@compunetlinl.com>
Walnut, CA USA - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 00:44:24 (EDT)
Well here goes. I am looking for my cousins in New Zealand. Just after ww2 my uncle, my fathers' brother, came out of the Royal Medical Corps he was a doctor/surgeon. He did not like socialised medicine so the family went to New Zealand where he practiced medicine, his wifes' name was Gracie. I know they have passed on but their children are there somewhere. The oldest son worked for the diplomatic corps there. The father would have been known as Dr James Sutherland. I just hope that you have site visitors from New Zealand and perhaps someone who knows of them. Ian Sutherland
Ian Sutherland <scotty50@igalaxy.net>
Bakersfield, CA USA - Sunday, July 02, 2000 at 17:02:07 (EDT)
I was born in Wick Caithness, my grandmother was a Swanson. There is a strong indication of Viking/Pict connection to the Sutherland name. Your sight is interesting, found it through copernic2000
Ian Sutherland <scotty50@igalaxy.net>
Bakersfield, CA USA - Sunday, July 02, 2000 at 15:01:32 (EDT)
Thanks for this web site. I am trying to get information on Barbara Deerness Bain. She was born on Oct. 3, 1831 in Orkney. I would like to find out who her parents were and if there are any sibblings. She was married to Donald Bain and lived on Westray. They had 3 children Jemmina Bain Harcus, Peter Bain (my ggrandfather), Betsy Bain Allen. The whole family went to Racine, Wi. and they all are buried in Racine. I know that Peter Bain and my grandfather, Donald Bain came to America in 1892. Later Peter Bain and his sister Betsy Allen went back to Orkney and brought their ailing father to America in 1903. Their father, Donald, died 6 weeks after arriving to America. Also, Donald Bain was known as a vet and I understand that people called him Dr. Donald Bain.
Phyllis Purple <tpurple@blkhawk.net>
Stockton, IL USA - Friday, June 30, 2000 at 08:45:39 (EDT)
Thanks for this web site. I am trying to get information on Barbara Deerness Bain. She was born on Oct. 3, 1831 in Orkney. I would like to find out who her parents were and if there are any sibblings. She was married to Donald Bain and lived on Westray. They had 3 children Jemmina Bain Harcus, Peter Bain (my ggrandfather), Betsy Bain Allen. The whole family went to Racine, Wi. and they all are buried in Racine. I know that Peter Bain and my grandfather, Donald Bain came to America in 1892. Later Peter Bain and his sister Betsy Allen went back to Orkney and brought their ailing father to America in 1903. Their father, Donald, died 6 weeks after arriving to America. Also, Donald Bain was known as a vet and I understand that people called him Dr. Donald Bain.
Phyllis Purple <tpurple@blkhawk.net>
Stockton, IL USA - Friday, June 30, 2000 at 08:41:46 (EDT)
My grandfather was born in Westray, Orkney Isles, his name was Donald Bain. Today my cousin Daisy Bain is here from Kirkwall. She is making this a 3 week holiday. I have been trying to find out what boat brought my grandfather to America in 1892. His father Peter Bain (son of Donald and Barbara Bain)kidnapped my grandfather, Donald and left his brother Thomas Bain with his mother Christina Seatter Bain.
Phyllis Purple <tpurple@blkhawk.net>
Stockton, IL USA - Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 13:38:49 (EDT)
Opps wrote in the wrong email address lucky i checked !!!!
Pamela Lee <plee@spiderweb.com .au>
brisbane, qld australia - Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 01:32:57 (EDT)
looking for baikie brotchie or dunnet
pamela lee <plee@spiserweb.com.au>
brisbane, qld australia - Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 01:12:09 (EDT)
In the Orkney Isles I am researching the surnames FLETT. BROWN, ALLAN,WILSON.FLETT, BANKS and SPENCER.
Doris <Oldlive1@aol.com>
CA USA - Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 22:50:53 (EDT)
I'm saying hello to the Linklater's in the Orkney Islands. We descend from there. Our relative came to Moose Factory to work with the Hudson's Bay Company. Please email and I will try and find my family tree. Always wanted know our Orkney family.
Emily Linklater <elinklater@yahoo.com>
Ontario, Canada - Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 16:03:25 (EDT)
My name is Donald Flatt-any connections between Flatt-Flett-Fleet? My ggggGrandpa was John Flatt who came to America in1757 and married to Mary Savage. Ant info will be greatly appreciated.
Don Flatt <orkneyone@aol.com >
Portage, Mi USA - Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 11:27:15 (EDT)
Thank you so much for this site. I am proud ot my orkney past and I am glad you have provided a place to search for my family past
Donald Flatt <orkneyone @aol.com>
Portage, Mi USA - Monday, June 26, 2000 at 20:00:16 (EDT)
Iam a fourth generation descendant of William Grieve born Rousay 15/3/1828 and Jane Flett born Kirkwall 3/6/1833. Iam interested in ancestors of Jane Flett her parents were William Flett and Elizabeth Harvey
Ian Campbell Grieve <icg3@ozemail.com.au>
Sydney, N.S.W. AUSTRALIA - Monday, June 26, 2000 at 07:45:00 (EDT)
looking for information on the children of William Foulis B 1837 To Captain John /Janet (nee Slater)Foulis. William Married Mary Craigie in 1862 Children, William b 1862,Mary b1865,Janet Margaret Jane b1870,Phobe Marshall Traill b1874, Alexina D Foulis b1877. As we will be visiting Orkney in Sept it would be nice if we could meet some of my husbands ancestors.
Liz Foulis <thistle @deksltd.freeserve.co .uk>
London, England - Sunday, June 25, 2000 at 12:10:52 (EDT)
I am currently looking for the family of Clarence Kirtley who had two sisters Ellen and Betty and a step brother Ernest Clark who is my grandfather who was born 1836 and married Margret Mcstea unfortantly thats about all I know and I would like to find out if any Kirtleys know anything relating to this......
NICOLA CLARK
NEWCASTLE, TYNE AND WEAR ENGLAND - Friday, June 23, 2000 at 16:55:49 (EDT)
What an impressive site, not to mention the incredible ammount of work put into this. Good reading and an excellent source.
Howard William Spence <h.spence@edmail.com>
Chelsea, Mi USA - Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 22:54:02 (EDT)
looking for info on william wood & elizabeth reid marriage jul 1824 sandy is, in a place called lady I need to know the birthplace of william to continue my search
william wood <woodwaa@sympatico.ca>
st Thomas, on canada - Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 10:35:44 (EDT)
just come in for a look
john ronald leask <john.leask@lineone.net>
scalloway, shetland scotland - Monday, June 19, 2000 at 17:21:36 (EDT)
My grandfather, William Linklater,came from Scotland. I am not certain if he was born in Aberdeen or on the Orkney Islands. He had a brother, Jerimiah, and a sister,Mae, who married a Cowie. They all immigrated to Chicago, Il.
Florence Linklater Johnson <oldshoe@home.com>
Oak Lawn, Il USA - Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 22:49:32 (EDT)
Thank you for your site. I am a descendant of the Shetland Flaws and have found your site very helpful. Keep up the good work. Best regards, Terry
Terry R. Johnson <tjohnson@abnetllc.com>
Chicago, Il USA - Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 17:38:47 (EDT)
Looking for a link to the Firth Family arriveal in USA. What I've read sofar I like, keep up the good work.
Kenneth L Firth <liz1ken2@altavista.com>
Charleston, sc USA - Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 00:21:23 (EDT)
Fantastic Site. I have found lots of information. Searching MANSON, HENDERSON, LEITH, MORE, ANDERSON, ROBSON & HARPER from Wick mainly but also Thurso, Bower, & Canisbay. Keep up the good work.
Marla Manson <manson@revelstoke.net>
- Monday, June 12, 2000 at 00:24:59 (EDT)
Looking for William Leith,May 16, 1849; Margaret Leith, August 24, 1859; parents of both. They are husband/wife/cousins.
Kate Clark Yarbro <yarbro@wctc.net>
Wis. Rapids, WI USA - Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 23:36:44 (EDT)
Ggg grandaughter of the antiquary James Wall Cursiter has comprehensive family tree to Royal Stewerts and Sir Robert earl of Orkney.Would like to contact any Hunters decendants of Stanly. Grandmother was Lizzie Cursiter married to Rev Authur Hutchison she grew up in Orkney at Daisybanks next to Alton house with Stanley.
w frost <w frost@kingsfordmanor.co.uk>
devon, uk - Monday, June 05, 2000 at 07:23:07 (EDT)
Ggg grandaughter of the antiquary James Wall Cursiter.Has comprehensive family tree to royal Stewerts and Sir Robert earl of Orkney.Would like to contact any Hunters decendants of Stanly. Grandmother was Lizzie Cursiter married to Rev Authur Hutchison she grew up in Orkney at Daisybanks next to Alton house with Stanley.
w frost <w frost@kingsfordmanor.co.uk>
devon, uk - Monday, June 05, 2000 at 07:19:41 (EDT)
Anyone researching ANNAL ancestry - especially in South Ronaldsay? Please contact me. I've got twenty years worth of research which I'd love to share.
Dave Annal <dave@dannal.freeserve.co.uk>
Watford, UK - Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 16:36:51 (EDT)
I believe my ancestors James Allan,who was born in St Margaret's Hope and his wife Jean (or Jane Duncan) whose place of birth I do not know, were married in South Ronaldsay. I would like to know more of Jean Duncan, her parents, and where she was born.
Blake Allan <rballan@home.com>
Victoria, BC Canada - Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 01:44:01 (EDT)
Hoping to add data to what I have.
Blake Allan <rballan@home.com>
Victoria BC, Canada - Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 01:37:23 (EDT)
Hoping to add data to what I have.
Blake Allan <rballan@home.com>
Victoria BC, Canada - Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 01:36:09 (EDT)
THIS IS AN INTERESTING SECTION AND I AM NEW TO THE INTERNET I WAS EXTREMELY HAPPY TO FINE THE INFORMATION ON THE ORKNEY FAMILIES. IAM INTERESTED IN OBTAINING ANY INFO. ON THE MARRIAGE BETWEEN MARGARET IRVINE AND JOHN HEDDLE. I BELIEVE MARGARET`S MOTHER COULD BE CHIRSTY SHEARER, CHIRSTENED 25/12/1791. IFANY ONE CAN HELP IT WOULD BE GREAT? KINDEST REGARDS FROM AUSSIE. KAREN LOWREY.
Karen Lowrey <dougnkaren@iprimus.com.au>
Cairns , Qld Australia - Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at 08:02:31 (EDT)
Hello, I really enjoyed reviewing your website. Cool! Please review my portrait paintings at www.classifiedworldwide.com/louis and I would love to hear your international comments. Thank you, Louis
Louis Germaine <lgermain@erols.com>
Falls Church, Va USA - Sunday, May 28, 2000 at 11:59:13 (EDT)
Wee spelling mistake in my last message. It should have said "She sang vocals ...."
Craig Hunter
USA - Friday, May 26, 2000 at 17:42:35 (EDT)
I came across this site when I was checking out all my "favourites" URLs on my PC. One site lead to another and I came across this. I knew a Maureen Cursitor briefly (too briefly) away back in late 1980s. I sand backing vocals for one of my demo songs (I had actually written it for her). She was my partner at a friends wedding and she came out to Whitburn to do the song. She is a tremendous singer and she is a brilliant guitarist (she told me she sang at the local pubs in the area). She came from Stromness and at the time was a "trolly dolly" on a small airline. Looking at the births.txt file the only one which seems relevent is Maureen Ann who was born on 6th May 1963. According to that page it said she was single (hard to believe as she was a cracker). I am still doing music but if I win the lottery and build a big studio I would get her down again to do vocals. She was some girl.
Craig Hunter <craig@pottishaw.freeserve.co.uk>
Whitburn, Scotland - Friday, May 26, 2000 at 17:40:14 (EDT)
Corsie, George was my grandfather born on Rousay in 1906. He immigrated to Canada in 1925, died in 1996. I have thanks to the WWW found some of my roots this evening while visiting yours and other sites. It's been great. Maybe I'll hear from someone who is related to me?
Nora Lynn Carlsson <carlsson@mbox302.swipnet.se>
Valskog, Sweden - Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 16:21:36 (EDT)
Corsie, George was my grandfather born on Rousay in 1906. He immigrated to Canada in 1925, died in 1996. I have thanks to the WWW found some of my roots this evening while visiting yours and other sites. It's been great. Maybe I'll hear from someone who is related to me?
Nora Lynn Carlsson <carlsson@mbox302.swipnet.se>
Valskog, Sweden - Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 16:21:24 (EDT)
Just surfing, I am new at trying to research on-line and have stumbled across your web site. Thanks.
Trisha Shelton <trish@surfeu.ch>
Lausanne, Switzerland - Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 14:30:54 (EDT)
Great site.
Raymond Grieve <raymondgrieve.corston@virginnet.co.uk>
KIRKWALL, SCOTLAND - Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 07:22:19 (EDT)
Whoops, yesterday's cryptic entry slipped away on me unchecked. Can it be deleted? My grandfather, yes grandfather, George FLETT born Howan, Sabiston, Birsay 1833 came to NZ 1858 and settled at Otokia, Otago. His siblings remained in Orkney - Elizabeth FLETT (1831-1915) mar John MERRIMAN (1824-1871); James FLETT (1842-1896) mar Ann Flett SPENCE (1851-1940). Would love to make contact with descendants.
Beth Bain <bethbain@ihug.co.nz>
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand - Saturday, May 20, 2000 at 23:03:15 (EDT)
Researching Flett, Spence, Merriman, Jolly in Orkney. Grandfahter born Sabiston Birsay 1833, siblings James mar Anne Flett Spence. Elizabeth mar John Merriman. Would like to hear fom Desecndants
Beth Bain <bethbain@ihug.co.nz>
Dunedin, New Zeal;and - Saturday, May 20, 2000 at 05:06:41 (EDT)
A great browse, researching my maiden name of FRISKEN. Would be interested in any contacts with people of the same name.Visited the Orkney's last Northern Autumn, what a lovely place.
Marise Morrison <granma@wave.co.nz>
New Zealand - Thursday, May 18, 2000 at 05:35:38 (EDT)
This is a fabulous site. I have been able to find some information on my ancestors -the Fletts of Eynhallow- but I would eagerly accept all of the help I can get!
David G. Lamb <bmalgd@hotmail.com>
Chandler, AZ USA - Monday, May 15, 2000 at 12:41:51 (EDT)
I love pretty much any web sit that says stuff about scotland!
Whitneylee Isbister
Gardiner, ME USA - Friday, May 12, 2000 at 08:12:00 (EDT)
your list of names contains no mention of the park clan .the park family have been in orkney for many centuries.do you possess any information of park.thanks for dunnet and nicholson info.
russell park <russell_park@yahoo.co.uk>
southampton, uk - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 09:05:07 (EDT)
Hello.. I have recently started to help a friend search for his family tree in Orkney. I discovered, although they came from Ireland as Nolan, the name changed to Newlands/Noulan(s) by the time they reached Orkney. They were tinkers, and the first born sons were nearly always called Isaac, as was my friend's father. I just heard there is an Isaac Newlands Cup in connection with the local football! Anyone who knows about the Newlands, I would love to hear from them. Thanks.
Susan Peters <susan@peterss.freeserve.co.uk>
Colchester, England - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 18:06:23 (EDT)
Disregard comment re my message of Nov. Just ran into it. I didn't realise just how many positings you have up!
J. P. Morton <jpmorton@sympatico.ca>
Ottawa, ON Canda - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 17:25:20 (EDT)
Basically a regular "see what's new" drop in on your excellent site. Two points; 1. Will there sometime be marriage records? I am particuolarly interested in Traills (two t's), Moodies, Heddles and Fotheringhames (note the E) 2. I had put up a message last Nov. and got two responses, the latest being about a week ago but now it seems to have disappeared. Is that so or am I missing something? Sorry to bother you. Thank you JPM
J. P. Morton <jpmorton@sympatico.ca>
Ottawa, On Canada - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 15:21:43 (EDT)
just starting family history of park kirkwall dunnet south ronaldshay and nicholson swona contact if any qurries
russell nicholson park <russell_park@yahoo.co.uk>
southampton, uk - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 10:41:21 (EDT)
just starting family history of park kirkwall dunnet south ronaldshay and nicholson swona contact if any qurries
russell nicholson park <russell_park@yahoo.co.uk>
southampton, USA - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 10:39:42 (EDT)
Wonderful, informative web site.
Margaret Paulin <gmcs@mb.sympatico.ca>
Teulon, MB Canada - Sunday, May 07, 2000 at 01:40:49 (EDT)
I have thoroughly enjoyed this site. I started at the bottom of the cursor and moved up, checking out all the old entries. I was able to find others looking into the CLOUSTON family tree. I'm looking for the ancestors of George Clouston (married Margaret Murrison). Both were born in 1902. I think my ggfather's name was Robert. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
Terri (Clouston) Batt <tbatt@mindspring.com>
Portville, NY USA - Saturday, May 06, 2000 at 14:33:23 (EDT)
Father Jerome D. Tulloch Born On Sandy
James S. Tulloch <tullco@net-link.net>
Three Rivers, MI USA - Friday, May 05, 2000 at 16:44:14 (EDT)
I'm looking for other McClarnons... I've heard that they originally came from Scotland before coming to Ireland.
Brenda McClarnon <mcclbre@BVU.EDU>
College Springs, IA USA - Thursday, May 04, 2000 at 14:59:45 (EDT)
If Wendy Frost would care to send me an e-mail I may have some very interesting information regarding her great-great-grandfather JAMES WALLS CURSITER.
Peter Russell <peter.russell@clara.co.uk>
USA - Wednesday, May 03, 2000 at 18:00:03 (EDT)
Researching Stewarts of Kirkwall 1882+ Being my Gt Gt grandparents.
Dinah Dewar Stewart Dowding <tandd@dowding1.freeserve.co.uk>
USA - Tuesday, May 02, 2000 at 15:31:14 (EDT)
re George Stewart. I forgot to add that he married Peggy of Tahiti in 1790. His siblings were Walter, Roberrt, Jean, Isabella, Wilhelmina, Mary, and Alexander. Am looking for their birthdates and descendants.
Doris Anderson <DSwanAnder@aol.com>
Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA - Tuesday, May 02, 2000 at 14:05:59 (EDT)
Would like very much to add my ancestor, George Stewart (1766-1791) son of Alexander Stewart (1728-1799) and Margaret Richan, also his siblings. George Stewart married Peggy of Tahiti in 1790. I'm looking for descendants of his siblings, Walter, Robert, Jean, Isabella, Wilhelmina, Mary, and Alexander and dates of birth for the above. Thanks so much
Doris Anderson <DSwanAnder@aol.com>
Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA - Tuesday, May 02, 2000 at 14:00:16 (EDT)
Would like very much to add my ancestor, George Stewart (1766-1791) son of Alexander Stewart (1728-1799) and Margaret Richan, also his siblings.
Doris Anderson <DSwanAnder@aol.com>
Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA - Tuesday, May 02, 2000 at 13:42:01 (EDT)
I'd love to find out if someone can help me trace my grandfather's family tree. Thanks!
Terri (Clouston) Batt <tbatt@mindspring.com>
Portville, NY USA - Monday, May 01, 2000 at 13:59:11 (EDT)
My maiden name was Corrigall. I'm hoping to visit Orkney and in particular Stromness where my ancestors lived.
Mrs. Susan Le Moine <wizard.lemon@virgin.net>
Jersey, CI Great Britain - Sunday, April 30, 2000 at 16:56:12 (EDT)
Love your site.. Searching the ancestry of James Christie Sinclair. Thank uo
Dianne Jackson <Jackson@GBSO.com>
Interlachen, FL USA - Saturday, April 29, 2000 at 10:46:09 (EDT)
Excellent site! I have bookmarked it for future use! I am looking for the parents of James Slater and his wife, Sibella [Sebely] Fotheringhame, who resided in Kirkwall and St. Ola, in the early 1800's. Or anything at all about those families.
Jean Smith <jsmith@netactive.co.za>
Cape Town, South Africa - Friday, April 28, 2000 at 16:01:49 (EDT)
Excellent site! I have bookmarked it for future use!
Jean Smith <jsmith@netactive.co.za>
Cape Town, South Africa - Friday, April 28, 2000 at 15:59:27 (EDT)
looking for Goar from Sanday.Have some onfo but related names Garriock,Cormack,Skea Angus.Having trouble with Elspet Angus ?born around1760 ,married Charles Goar before 1787. Also Traill Garriock born 1790 married John Goar . Any info would be GREAT' thanks ElspethGoar
E Goar <egoar@hotmail.com>
Edinburgh, U.K. - Friday, April 28, 2000 at 14:42:08 (EDT)
I am researching my great great great grandfathers details and have found him but I have no idea of his fathers name. his name Peter Laughton father of John and his (peters) wifes name is Isabella brown
Kevin Lindsay Laughton <laughton@netwit.net.au>
Australia - Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 07:34:35 (EDT)
I am researching my great great great grandfathers details and have found him but I have no idea of his fathers name. his name Peter Laughton father of John and his (peters) wifes name is Isabella brown
Kevin Lindsay Laughton
Australia - Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 07:33:11 (EDT)
I am researching my great great great grandfathers details and have found him but I have no idea of his fathers name. his name Peter Laughton father of John and his (peters) wifes name is Isabella brown
Kevin Lindsay Laughton
USA - Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 07:10:48 (EDT)
Groat and Baikie are my main names of interest (wherever they occur in the world), but I am researching what appears to me to be an ever increasing list of Orkney based surnames too great to include here. I wish all with an interest in genealogy good luck and thanks to Walt for a fantastic site / resource.
Catriona Groat <groat@btinternet.com>
UK - Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 14:11:12 (EDT)
OOPS! I missed a few important details on Thomas & Janet BICHAN IRVINE: Very little is known of Thomas' father. He married twice; from his 1st marriage: Thomas & George and the 2nd marriage: JOHN & JEAN. Unknown Mr. IRVINE (born abt 1788 in Deerness Parish, 12 miles from Kirkwall) "was a well-to-do farmer and fisherman. He had deep sea herring fishing boats. He went to the mainland of Scotland for a fine new boat and left for home in it, but was never heard of again." Sorry for the "sidebar". Gary Middaugh Brampton, ON Canada (s/o Harold & Mildred Martha IRVINE Middaugh)Brampton, ON Canada Thank you.
Gary Middaugh <gama@3web.net>
Brampton, ONoN Canada - Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 11:01:58 (EDT)
OOPS! I missed a few important details on Thomas & Janet BICHAN IRVINE: Very little is known of Thomas' father. He married twice; from his 1st marriage: Thomas & George and the 2nd marriage: JOHN & JEAN. Unknown Mr. IRVINE (born abt 1788 in Deerness Parish, 12 miles from Kirkwall) "was a well-to-do farmer and fisherman. He had deep sea herring fishing boats. He went to the mainland of Scotland for a fine new boat and left for home in it, but was never heard of again." Sorry for the "sidebar". Gary Middaugh Brampton, ON Canada (s/o Harold & Mildred Martha IRVINE Middaugh)Brampton, ON Canada Thank you.
Gary Middaugh <gama@3web.net>
Brampton, ONoN Canada - Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 10:09:44 (EDT)
Searching for ancestors of Thomas IRVINE Born 1809 Deerness Parish, Orkney Islands, Scotland & his wife Janet BICHAN same location b 1805. Thomas, Janet & their 4 children (Thomas 14, Edward 11, George 8 & Janet 3 years)left the Orkneys on 4 Jun 1849. They settled in South Grimsby Twnsp. Lincoln Cnty ON. Canada. Anyone with info. on Thomas' or Janet's parents, siblings and ancestors; please contact Gary Middaugh, (s/o Harold & Mildred Martha IRVINE Middaugh)Brampton, ON Canada Thank you.
Gary Middaugh <gama@3web.net>
Brampton, ONoN Canada - Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 09:01:16 (EDT)
I am justsearching the Harrold name, and I keep coming back to the Orkney Islands. It certainly looks like a beautiful and interesting place. Perhaps someone who is interested could give me more information on the Harrolds of Orkney. Bill Harrold
Bill Harrold <BillHWildman@AOL.com>
Hays, NC USA - Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 15:21:27 (EDT)
Researching Sinclair, Orkney Islands
Irma Walter <hirwalter@telstraeasymail.com.au>
Bunbury, WA Australia - Monday, April 24, 2000 at 04:48:39 (EDT)
FAMILY Tree fan
John & Margaret Frisken <friskyfred@xtra.co.nz>
Picton, Marlborough New Zealand - Monday, April 24, 2000 at 01:52:33 (EDT)
Do you have any knowledge of John Stewart who lived around 1550 in Shetland and married Dorthe Trondsen, daughter of the Norwegian admiral Christoffer Trondsen. Some sources sais this John was a son of king James V. But I have noted that Lord John Stewart, son of James V and half sister of Maria Stuart, was married to Lady Janet Hepburn in 1562. Janet Hepburn was a sister of Botwell. Dorthe Throndsen was a sister of Anna Trondsen, Botwell's mistress. An answer will be appreciated. Christoffer Trondsen is my most interesting relative so far. Tor
tor k kristiansen <torkk@online.no>
Sola, Norway - Sunday, April 23, 2000 at 09:50:06 (EDT)
I am a Gr.Gr.Gr. Grandson of Jacob Corrigal(1772-1844), of Birsey or Kirkwell, who served the HBC for 50 years in the Albany District, first as an Inland Trader and finally as a commissioned officer and Chief Trader. His "spouse" was an Ojibway, "Mary" (1788-1823), who died at age 35 and was buried at the Old Marten Falls Post (Indian Reserve). (The reserve was later moved to Ogoki, 50 miles down river). One of their two son-in-laws was Robert Scollie(1799-1888)of Westray, Orkney, who married Mary Corrigal (1811-1862), my Gr.Gr. Grandparents,while in the service of the HBC. They homesteaded, later, in Otonabee Township, of Peterborough County. Only one other daughter-- of the original five daughters and one son,(William)-- ever married; namely, Anne Corrigal(1802- )who married William Nourse, also a commissioned officer with the HBC. The remaining three daughter and the son--all unmarried-- are buried with their father, Jacob Corrigal, in a crypt in the east churchyard of St. Peters Anglican Church in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. (I have twice visited Orkney and met William and Mary Scollie of Kirkwell, and also a widow of the Corrigal clan at Kirkwell)./dmf
Fowler, C. D. , Donald Maxwell <dmf@metalex.com>
Brockville, ON Canada - Friday, April 21, 2000 at 21:09:30 (EDT)
hi, forgot to ask, anybody out there researching the name garrioch/gerrie/gerry.traced family back to 1691 in morayshire, would like to know where the name came from as there are lots of them in the islands and n.e.scotland.ttfn.
wilma duthie <gerrie@granite.net .au>
adelaide, s.a. australia - Friday, April 21, 2000 at 08:14:19 (EDT)
love the garriochs` original spelling of my name.have lots of success.
wilma duthie <gerrie@granite.net.au>
adelaide, s.a. australia - Friday, April 21, 2000 at 07:49:47 (EDT)
I am interested in any family details of a George Cragie(born 09/08/1812.) who married a Jeane Skea on Sanday Orkney 08/01/1832. George was a farmer. Any information on either would be appreciated.Thank you for a great website
iain sandeman <iain_mags_sandeman@yahoo.com>
USA - Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 17:07:09 (EDT)
Very interesting first look - I will be back
Peter Skea <peterskea@compuserve.com>
Broadwell, Glos UK - Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 14:22:48 (EDT)
I have complete genealogies of three families, some of them moved to the US
mrian james <marianemily@aol.com>
Kingston, Ontario, Canada - Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 09:58:43 (EDT)
it is nice to see in this time and age that other people, like myself, care about where they and their family come from. after all it does make us who we are today.
brandon baillie <ferris19_19@yahoo.com>
USA - Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 03:52:32 (EDT)
My dad has been told that the Traills come from around the Orkney Islands and I'm curious to find out as much as I can.
Jane Elizabeth Traill - Johnson <elizaj13@home.com>
Ottawa, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at 20:43:39 (EDT)
I am a descendant of James Allan and Mary Kennedy. Their eldest son, James Allan married Eliza Strang, dau of Andrew Strang of Sanday and Isabella Cruickshanks. Have many ancestors in Orkney.
Doris Arthurs <dorisa@coscom.net>
Newcastle, NSW AUSTRALIA - Thursday, April 13, 2000 at 20:34:20 (EDT)
i am a sad and lonely boy at the age of 17, i live in Reading and if yo have any comments on how i could spice up my life then give me a e-mail good to hear from somebody. I like garage music and would like to trace any body with the same surname or any suggestions
Adrain Smith <sylk18>
USA - Wednesday, April 12, 2000 at 06:47:41 (EDT)
I'm looking forward to searching through your site. Thank you for your hard work.
Karen Gillette <KarenGill@aol.com>
Casselberry, FL USA - Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 16:24:13 (EDT)
I am already a member of the OFHS and I am researching in South Ronaldsay and Flotta: Richan, Tomison, Thomison, Windwick and Flaws.
Rosemary Johnson <rosemary@deadrtelos.com>
Buddina, Queensland Australia - Monday, April 10, 2000 at 07:18:28 (EDT)
looking for info on Ann/e Whyte born approx,1850's. Orkney
lynda herd <herd@mail.teksupport. net.au>
melbourne 3097, Vic australia - Monday, April 10, 2000 at 00:32:51 (EDT)
Just starting out
Maureen Spence <badbabyblazer@home.com>
arlington, tx USA - Sunday, April 09, 2000 at 14:17:43 (EDT)
Was surfing the Web for Clouston names and came across your Website. I am Jim Clouston's sister. I'm new to the Web and am thrilled by all the information on it regarding Clouston's.
Jean Clouston Knoblich <jeanknoblich@hotmail.com>
Wheeling, WV USA - Saturday, April 08, 2000 at 17:27:41 (EDT)
My interests are Allan, Cromarty, Duncan, Kennedy, Cruickshanks, Irvine (Irving) Strang and interested in so many others connected to my lines.
Doris Arthurs <dorisa@coscom.net>
Newcastle, NS AUSTRALIA - Friday, April 07, 2000 at 21:45:11 (EDT)
HELLO I WAS BORN ON STRONSAY IN 1954MY MOTHER MARGARET ANN STEVENSON NEE FOTHERINGHAME HAS TRACED HER FAMELY TREE BACK TO EARLY 1800,S
IVAN SINCLAIR STEVENSON <ivanstevenson@aol.com>
edinburgh, scotland - Friday, April 07, 2000 at 18:15:18 (EDT)
Hello to the Pottingers in the Orkneys
Lloyd Pottinger
Belair, MB Canada - Friday, April 07, 2000 at 15:35:42 (EDT)
I think I chatted with Walt when he and I were on the CompuServe genalogy forum 6 or 7 years ago.
Gregory Bain Harcus <Gregg1MN@aol.com>
Minnetonka, MN USA - Wednesday, April 05, 2000 at 22:16:04 (EDT)
I'm very interested in my family history. My fathers name is William John Traill, son of Mary Sherwood & John Wark Traill
Jane Elizabeth Traill-Johnson <elizaj13@home.com>
Ottawa, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, April 05, 2000 at 19:13:14 (EDT)
George and Jean Odie Campbell had (I believe) 8 children. One of them was Willilam who was christened 4/18/13. I am looking for additional information regarding Willliam.
Rosaleen Campbell Roberts <RosaleenCR@AOL.COM>
Port Orange, FL USA - Wednesday, April 05, 2000 at 08:54:14 (EDT)
Iamtracing the family name of Heddle. James Heddle was born in 1842 or 1844. He married Margaret Irvine 1834to1840. Can any one help me out? REGARDS KAREN LOWREY
karen lowrey <dougnkaren@iprimus.co..au>
Cairns, Qld Australia - Tuesday, April 04, 2000 at 09:35:13 (EDT)
I am currently in Hawick in Scotland hoping to visit my Grandfathers family in the Orkneys.His name was John George Laughton,born in Holm in I8893? to John and Mary anne (nee Balfour) and Grandson of John and Barbara Laughton
Karen Mary Cameron-Takarangi <K_takarangi@hotmail.com>
New Zealand - Tuesday, April 04, 2000 at 09:31:58 (EDT)
iam tracing the family name of heddle. James Heddle was born in 1842 or 1844. He married Margaret Irvine 1834to1840. Can any one help me out? REGARDS KAREN LOWREY
karen lowrey <dougnkaren@iprimus.co..au>
Cairns, qld australia - Tuesday, April 04, 2000 at 09:31:41 (EDT)
Great site! I'm researching the Stove family and wondered if anyone could give me some info on the Stove model farm. e.g. its history and whether the family name of Stove is connected.
Karen Nichols <k.nichols@xtra.co.nz>
- Tuesday, April 04, 2000 at 07:55:37 (EDT)
G'day. What a great site. I am just starting out tracing my family history and have been amazed at the amount of info around. My ggfather Charles Moar emigrated from Glasgow to Australia with his family, circa 1920. I hope to trace his roots back further to Orkney if i can.Any help would be greatly appreciated.cheers.
Gavin Moar <gavanlou@one.net.au>
sydney, nsw australia - Monday, April 03, 2000 at 07:52:00 (EDT)
searching for information on John and Elizabeth Sinclair maybe married in the 1770s Walls hope someone can help
SHIRLEY CASSIDY <aries@nwc.net.au>
Exmouth, WA Australia - Sunday, April 02, 2000 at 03:55:13 (EDT)
Maiden name Sinclair
Irma Walter <hirwalter@telstraeasymail.com.au>
Bunbury, W.A. Australia - Friday, March 31, 2000 at 03:17:45 (EST)
Hi Walt; Thanks for this great site. I'm a rank amateur, both at genealogy, and computer use. I'm the great nephew of John Copland, a Kirkwall housepainter, and William Copland, who relocated to Glasgow to become a police constable. Through the very kind help of Norman Sinclair of Kirkwall, I located a previously unknown second cousin, Pat Terry of Glasgow, who supplied me with the names of 4 great aunts, and another great uncle that I had never known existed. Norman kindly researched Copland records from the parish of Harray, and I have some idea of some of the family. The great aunt's married names were: Jesse Graham, Mary Campbell, Edith Brooks, Maggie Harvey, and the other brother was James who died in 1906, a bachelor. I don't think Pat is on-line, and I haven't heard back from her since my Christmas card. I think Pat mentioned that at least some of the other cousins may have immigrated to Australia and moved to England, etc. I saw lots of Coplands listed in the genealogy, and I think I'm probably back 4 generations. Are there any Coplands or relations out there ? I'd appreciate hearing from you.
Duncan K. Copland <dkcopland@prodigy.net>
Austin, TX USA - Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 22:04:35 (EST)
Greetings from Winnipeg. You have a commendable web-site. I have been searching for my ancestors on my father's (Jerry Alan Sanderson)side for many years and I stumbled upon the website of Serena Willis http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/i/l/Serena-L-Willis. I moved Winnipeg, Manitoba recently and became reacquainted with a cousin, Ruth Stoyka (nee MOAR). Ruth was a wealth of current information on my family and was able to give me the name of my Great-grandparents: Robert James Sanderson > and Catherine Ann Letandre! Up until this year, all I knew was my grandfathers name. I have been using the Family Tree Maker program and web site for many years. plugging in names here and there, but getting meager results. On a whim, I input my great grandfather's name and up came Serena's sight. I quickly located my Great, Great parents Robert Sanderson and Elizabeth Sabiston.and all the way to my 5xGreat grandparents: Robert Sandison and Marbell Isbister. Using another search for Robert, brought me to your site. Thank you. Although I found some slight irregularities ie. I am unsure whether or not Marbell was a NA Native woman. I have further information on that branch of the tree if you are interested and would be more than pleased to share it with you. Thank again for people like you.
Alanna McIver <alanna.mciver@home.com>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 14:14:50 (EST)
I am descended from Elizabeth Sabeston, born 1835 in Stromness, and migrated to Australia in 1852 with her brother Robert, born 8 July 1823, and his wife Margaret, born 22 Sept. 1826. They had married 13 Feb 1851 inStromness. Baby Jessie died at sea. Adults arrived safely.
Lorna Henry <lorna@alexia.net.au>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 08:58:48 (EST)
Researching my family tree. Have traced back to Hugh Isbister (changed to Ivester when he came to America). He was born in 1755 in the Orkney Islands. Don't no which island, I am trying to track that down.
james ivester <cupid-ivester@dellnet.com>
christmas, fl USA - Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 22:43:35 (EST)
Looking for information on a THOMAS STEVENSON who was born in the Orkneys on Surrigarth Farm on the east side of Westray. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Stevenson (Rendall)and one of the 11 children they had. Thomas was born in 1849 and immagrated to AUSTRALIA. I have complete history of the family except for Thomas. Any of you Aussies that may be related, put your beer down and send me an e-mail. Thanks
Ralph Stevenson White <ralphdawn@home.com>
Surrey, BC Canada - Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 19:15:00 (EST)
Searching for information on William Fleet, b. 1815 in Stromness, emigrated to Saint John, St. John County, New Brunswick, date unknown.
Walter R. Fleet <wfleet@adelphia.net>
Coudersport, PA USA - Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 11:39:20 (EST)
I am of French< Scot, Indian decent. I am a Metis, (A French word meaning mixed blood) The web site address I send has some history on these people. Many of them are mixed Indian and people from the Orkney Islans. A very proud history. Also open Gail Morins site. There are many Scot and people from the Orkney Islands in "ancestors". I thank you; Melvin Beaudry http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/7500/mbaudry.html
Melvin Beaudry <m.d.beaudry@worldnet.att.net>
Lynnwood, Wa. USA - Monday, March 27, 2000 at 08:59:25 (EST)
My Grandparents were from Orkney all i have is that my great grandfather was Robert Flett 25 Victoria Street, Kirkwall Orkney. In all my motheres generation it apears that they al had the name "Bruce" in their names whether they were male or female. None of that generation is alive today and as my mother died when I was eight I have nothing else to go on.
Denise Wiki <tekao@pop.ihug.co.nz>
Auckland, NewZealand - Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 03:57:03 (EST)
Has anyone genealogies of Leask/Leisk/Lisk/Lusk who I have not been in contact with, if so would you be kind enough to make contact as I am trying to assemble a book relating to all of such name and any other spelling which is in current use there are about fifteen variations that are known or suspected
Brian Chalmers Leask <bleask@alphalink.com.au>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 07:53:32 (EST)
Seeking info: JAMES CASHMAN, native of Liverpool England, married ELIZABETH RENDALL in Kirkwall, Co Orkney in 1794. Son JAMES CASHMAN born 1795 in Kirkwall. ELIZABETH dgt of ELSPETH GRAY and ADAM RENDAL of Kirkwall. The CASHMAN'S may of settled in New Brunswick/Nova Scotia.
Gail Cushman Pilon <ap65p5@together.net>
St Albans, VT USA - Friday, March 24, 2000 at 19:22:42 (EST)
My Dad came from the Orkney Islands, and his brother and sisters still live there, His name was Alexander Moar, if you knew Dad I would be interested in hearing from you. Great site keep up the good work.
Diane Fulton(nee MOAR) <jdfulton@netcome.ca>
Toronto, Canada - Friday, March 24, 2000 at 13:21:39 (EST)
What a great site , my dad came from the Orkney Islands in l952 and we still have alot of relatives there.I am interested in finding out any info regarding my Dads parents.
Diane Fulton(nee MOAR) <jdfulton@netcom.ca>
Toronto, Canada - Friday, March 24, 2000 at 13:16:11 (EST)
Have lots of information on the Stevensons from Westray. Also info on all my relatives which include the Rendalls, Fletts, Seators etc. March 2000.
Ralph Stevenson White <ralphdawn@home.com>
Surrey, BC Canada - Thursday, March 23, 2000 at 01:07:24 (EST)
Looking for family in the Leask tree. I'm just starting my search although I already have a bit of information. Thanks for any help in this search.
Kathy Dvorak (Turnbull) <kdvorak@mail.svsd35.mb.ca>
Minitonas, Mb Canada - Tuesday, March 21, 2000 at 13:18:00 (EST)
Great Site, helped me a lot in my Wallace research, thanks Walt
Alex Wallace <awallace@dsisp.net>
Wiarton, On. Canada - Monday, March 20, 2000 at 15:58:01 (EST)
Discovered your site today and enjoyed browsing through it. Living near Edinburgh and New Register House is very convenient for looking for roots. I am interested in Bews, Balfour, Hewison and Meil ancestors. Sir Michael Balfour of Mountquhaney came from Fife and his castle ruins are still here in N.E. Fife. Look forward to browsing often.
John Bews <jbews@nildram.co.uk>
Comrie, Fife, Scotland - Sunday, March 19, 2000 at 11:36:53 (EST)
reasearching great great grandfarther.James wall Cursiter.
wendy frost <mike frostkingsford@tesco.net>
devon, - Sunday, March 19, 2000 at 06:07:15 (EST)
This is very interesting. I have been searching for Abigail Irvine, born in 1847, to John Irvine and Ann Leslie, I have found her siblings, but not her.I am trying to piece together my paternal side of the family. Abigail married George Wark in 1866, in Canada. Any help?
Cheryl Wark Ostlund <cmostlund@aol.com>
St. Cloud, MN USA - Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 16:06:35 (EST)
WOULD LIKE TO LOCATE CHARLES BARRE OR HIS FOLKS SCOTT&MARY BARRE CHARLES WAS IN THE NAVY IN THE LATE 70`S AND SHOWED UP IN PORTLAND WHEN WE BECAME FRIENDS,WE HAVE LOST TOUCH AND WOULD LIKE TO FIND HIM OR HIS FOLKS. WENDY&GRANT ARE MARRIED AND HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS,GRANT CHANGED HIS LAST NAME FROM EWONAUGA TO SHIRAHAMA. CHARLIE SCOTT&MARY WE`D SURE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. MEL&WINNIE PETERS
MEL PETERS <MGPETERS@USWEST.NET>
PORTLAND, OR USA - Friday, March 17, 2000 at 00:40:40 (EST)
I am looking for information about my maternal Grandparents: Bruno F. Waszkiewicz(born in Poland)and Josephine Piwnicki (born in Germany), both 31 on March 10, 1911 when my Mother, Isabell H. Waszkiewicz Hettinger was born.
Constance Vassallo <cbv1030@mtco.com>
Marseilles, IL USA - Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 19:55:26 (EST)
I have Cursiter as one of my forenames.
david linklater <dadlinklater@hotmail.com>
Puerto de la cruz(tenerife) , s-c spain - Monday, March 13, 2000 at 16:46:57 (EST)
Trying to locate relative of my maternal grandmother, Margaret Kirkness, married to John Heppell 1880/90. Moved to South Shields.
Andrew Talbot <agtalbot@postmaster.co.uk>
Oswestry, Shropshire UK - Monday, March 13, 2000 at 15:46:46 (EST)
incredibly exciting
Dena Shearer <dshearer_18@yahoo.com>
Stronsay, USA - Monday, March 13, 2000 at 10:47:06 (EST)
Correcting spelling of grandmothers name: Jane McLean Reed Orkney and grandfather was James Orkney of Gouroch, Scotland
Barbara Orkney Kenny <barbyellowhair@webtv.net>
Naples, FL USA - Monday, March 13, 2000 at 10:16:38 (EST)
My grandmother was Jane McLain Reed and grandfather was James Orkney of Gouroch, S cotland
Barbara Orkney Kenny <barbyellowhair@webtv.net>
Naples, FL USA - Monday, March 13, 2000 at 10:11:11 (EST)
Happy someone told me how to find you !!
Donald E.Clouston <DONLORCLOU@AOL.COM>
Lincoln, Ne USA - Sunday, March 12, 2000 at 20:17:18 (EST)
LOOKING FOR MONCRIEFF PRIOR TO 18OO INFORMATION JOHN MONCRIEFFE OF RAPNESS FAMILY TO METHVEN IN 1700'S
ernest moncrieff <emoncrieff@AOL.COM>
WUCKFORD, RI USA - Sunday, March 12, 2000 at 17:38:10 (EST)
Looking for ancestry of Josephine Damon Simison died 1958, Northampton, MA. Member Betty Allen Chapter, DAR, Northampton, MA.
Paul Simison <hearing@snet.net>
USA - Saturday, March 11, 2000 at 23:03:59 (EST)
Any one out there to help me find what happened to my 2X granmother and Grandfather, Dinah and Hugh Stewart ( China Shop)23 Queens Street Kirkwall- last sighted in the 1881 Census - they had a family of six- I know they both died before 1913 but where. many thanks.
Dinah D. S. Dowding <tandd@dowding1.freeserve.co.uk>
THURSO, Cai Scotland - Saturday, March 11, 2000 at 08:44:56 (EST)
I have really enjoyed beginning to search this site. I am not very likely to be able to travel beyond Australia, so would appreciate information, stories, etc about my Orkney ancestors. Family names I would like more information on include: Grieve, Loutitt (or Lightfoot???),Work, Flett. .......My great grandmother was Mary Grieve who was born on the "John Bunyan" in the 1850's enroute to Australia. She married Daniel Sutherland at her family's property, "Brickwall", near Walcha, NSW, Aust. Her parents were Jane (nee Flett) and William Grieve, both from the Orkneys. I have visited their graves on their old property, which is now part of Aberbaldie Station.
Alison Calderwood <dacalder@mpx.com.au>
Newcastle, NSW Australia - Friday, March 10, 2000 at 02:06:53 (EST)
Thankyou for this web site. My father was researching our family and before he's death three years ago, he spent many years research the name with very strong links back to the Auckney's. I wish he could have seen this site. Best Regards Bob Stokan.
Robert Nygel Stokan <checkpointsecurity@hotmail.com>
Brisbane, Qld. Australia - Thursday, March 09, 2000 at 10:48:07 (EST)
I just hit onto your website, very interesting and informative. I am not finished as yet, but will get back to you soon. I am one of those darned yankees that is so happy to share my roots in the Uk and glad of it. I feel so fortunate to be a descendant of the Clan Hunter.
Loretta Hunter Gebelin <LO727@webtv.net>
Dover, OHio USA - Thursday, March 09, 2000 at 01:17:46 (EST)
Very interesting and informative!...It makes genealogical researching less time-consuming--therefore, more enjoyable!
Kathryne Isbister <carter53@earthlink.net>
Gardiner, ME USA - Tuesday, March 07, 2000 at 14:50:43 (EST)
I am looking for information on the Mattches/Matches family. Any good tips on where or if any web information can be found?
Andrew Mattches <andrew_mattches@hotmail.com>
Bristol, England - Tuesday, March 07, 2000 at 05:35:16 (EST)
I have been looking into my ancestors and am having trouble. amybe I have a middle name wrong? I am finding recent records ie 1900 hard to come by bye for now
Heather Alison Spence Tobeck <htobeck@xtra.co.nz>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Tuesday, March 07, 2000 at 04:18:50 (EST)
My great-grand-father was James Sabiston, a minister who was born in the Orkney isles and who then went to Africa as a missionary. Many thanks for the information on his possible Sabiston ancestors. My grand-father and mother were both born in Africa but both returned to the British Isles. The Orcadian connection has always been a source of great pride for them and the other remaining Sabistons, most of whom now live in Morayshire and Aberdeen in Scotland.
Emma Northey <enpnorthey@yahoo.co.uk>
England - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 09:08:12 (EST)
Looking for the parents of Christina Louttit born in Stromness about 1806. She married William Stockan in 1827 and they had four children, Catherine, William, Samuel and Margaret, all born in Stromness. I would also love to know if there are any Rousays and Millers still living in Eday.
Rhonda Rousay <rrousay@tacisp.com>
Riverton, UT USA - Saturday, March 04, 2000 at 02:33:30 (EST)
Looking up possible relatives, Kirkwall, Orkney. My Grandfather Henry Irvine born Kirkwall district 1852
Francis Robert Irvine <francis.irvine@virgin.net>
Abernethy, Perth, scotland - Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 17:28:43 (EST)
Hiiiiiiii!!!!!!!
~ RuBy ~ <RubyJan1@hotmail.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 12:52:01 (EST)
Your site greatly helped with reference to the James Short (Shoart) who ended up at the Red River Settlement. Born in 1767 in Orphic, Orkney. Can anyone provide me with ancestory in the Orkneys? Thanks
John Evans <jevan@telus.ca>
Cloverdale, B.CB.C. Canada - Wednesday, March 01, 2000 at 02:40:25 (EST)
Descendant of Flett of Netherbrough, Harray, Orkney
Beth Bain <bethbain@ihug.co.nz>
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 19:41:11 (EST)
Good site Helped a little bit
Garth Muir <garth.muir@sympatico.ca>
Bellevillev, OOn Canada - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 19:10:01 (EST)
Interesting . Any Coutts families in Orkney. My father lived in Walls, Shetland Robert Coutts
Robert Andrew Coutts <jarobco@hotmail.com>
Wellington, New Zealand - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 05:03:19 (EST)
Hope this will be useful
William Leask <Baillieboy50@AOl.com>
Dundee, Angus Scotland - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 17:54:39 (EST)
Researching Tomison Family history
Mike Snowden <mike.snowden@btinternet.com>
London, England - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 17:07:44 (EST)
Looking for information re: Thomas G. Anderson (my grandfather) who was born on one of the Orkneys (I'm not sure which). His mother (my great grandmother) was infatuated with the Italian Romance novels of her day and consequently gave each of her sons an Italian middle name. Thomas Guiseppi Anderson married Alice Bissell and had three daughters Ruby,Alice (my mother) and Eileen. Grandfather served in the HLI and saw duty in India and the Boer War where he was Baden Powell's colour sergeant. If anyone can give some background on this family I would appreciate hearing from them. This is a marvelous site. RMC
robert m chamberlain <mesavista@juno.com>
bonita, ca USA - Friday, February 25, 2000 at 22:23:11 (EST)
I am new to this genealogy study but I would like to find some history on William Spence who lived in Birsay Orkney Scotland . I do not know the name of his daughter but the 2 sons were John and Thomas and wer born in 1860 and 1861
Pauline Spence Boyce <psbtem@webtv.com>
Massena,, NY USA - Friday, February 25, 2000 at 15:49:35 (EST)
Thank you for all the effort in making records available to us. I have a long Orkney background Moodie/Mudie, Traill and Heddle with a whole bunch of Sinclairs, Fea,s etc. Although thisd has been remarkably well documented, the files you have have alreasy filled a few holes ans settled some discrepancies although, so far. I have only addressed one. I hope you can keep this stuff availavble on line and that more people will find it. Thanks again while I down load another file or two.
J. Patrick Morton <jpmorton@sympatico.ca>
Ottawa, zON Canada - Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 15:24:33 (EST)
We are researching for the Elphinstones on the Islands particularly, Sanday and Eday and others but not the mainland of Krkwall.
Joyce Elphinstone <elphinsj@cadvision.com>
Calgary, AB Canada - Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 23:15:02 (EST)
Researching William Linklater (1819-1898) m. Margaret Hourston (1818-1900) of Evie and Rendall parish.
Troy Spetz <tspetz@hotmail.com>
Kingston, ON Canada - Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 13:05:11 (EST)
Thanks for a wonderful site. Due to it I have been contacted by Liz and David Foulis,a descendant of John Foulis,youngest brother of my great grandfather,(James Cumming Foulis). An exciting contact. Now all I need are descendants on Jemima's line (m.Walls);Janet's line,(m.Baikie);Barbara's line,(m.Wards) Many thanks, Janette Thomson,(Foulis)
Janette THOMSON,(FOULIS) <janmax@vds.net.au>
Melbourne, Australia - Sunday, February 20, 2000 at 17:44:21 (EST)
Very Interesting. Most of my line has passed on so information about the family is scarce.
Sarah Malcolmson <mesar@sprint.ca>
Toronto, ON Canada - Sunday, February 20, 2000 at 12:04:42 (EST)
Very informative site - fun to visit and learn about others and their ways of life.
Charles Pelton <clpelton@midco.net>
Aberdeen, SD USA - Sunday, February 20, 2000 at 01:46:48 (EST)
I'm looking for family history for the Robertson and the Allan families. Both from northern Scotland in the 1800's
Janice Pope <janden60@msn.com>
New Port Richey, FL USA - Saturday, February 19, 2000 at 16:53:49 (EST)
Just started looking at the background to our family name. Any info. would be useful.
Joanne Corsie <jones@arfur19.freeserve.co.uk>
Durham, England - Friday, February 18, 2000 at 18:22:36 (EST)
Excellent Site!! This is a really useful tool for those of us researching our Orcadian anscestors. The Hollands were easy enough to work through, but I will need some spare time to tackle my Slater, Flett, Walls and Peace anscestors.
John Holland Macdonald
Inverness, UK - Friday, February 18, 2000 at 17:09:08 (EST)
I know FRISKEN was done a long time ago but I never really got anywhere with it! My family are all based in Aberdeen, but my grandfather orginially came from Lauder, in the scottish borders. We also know of Frisken's in orkney but any other information would be gratefully received.Thanks, great site by the way!
Mandy Frisken <ros@frisk55.freeserve.co.uk>
Aberdeen, Scotland - Friday, February 18, 2000 at 09:45:37 (EST)
Have just started trying to compile my family tree and would really appreciate any information about the parents of my Grandfather, William Hourston, the photographer, who was born at North Wades in Evie in 1895.
Alistair Hourston <alihourston@hotmail.com>
Cromarty, Scotland - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 16:34:08 (EST)
I am searching for information on James Tate, b. April 12, 1758 in Stromness, Orphir, Orkney, Scotland. He emigrated to Canada at a young age and married Catherine Metisse at the Red River Settlement in present day Manitoba, Canada. He joined the Hudson's Bay Company in 1773. James and Catherine had 4 children...William Tate b. 1790, d. March 12, 1878 James Tate b. 1810, Joan Tate b. 1793, aand Margaret Tate b. 1810
Lyle Fennell <fentech@telusplanet.net>
Red Deer, AB Canada - Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 11:43:06 (EST)
I am searching for info on a Marion Hourston who married a James Foulis around 1801-2. Any info on a Margaret Donaldson who married a William Foulis in 1712,also would like to get info on Isobel Cumming who married a John Foulis in 1767. Also interested in info on a Johan( not sure if this is a pet name) Foulis who married a William Woods in 1920-30 maybe earlier,we know they had a son Granville dont know his date of birth and also that they emegrated to New Zealand.
Liz Foulis <thistle@deksltd.freeserve.co.uk>
London, England UK - Monday, February 14, 2000 at 13:17:49 (EST)
I am searching for info on a Marion Hourston who married a James Foulis around 1801-2 Any info on a Margaret Donaldson who married a William Foulis in 1712,also a Isobel Cumming who married a John Foulis in 1767. Also interested in info on a Johan( not sure if this is a pet name) Foulis who married a William Woods in 1920-30 maybe earlier we know they had a son Granville dont know his date of birth and also that they emegrated to New Zealand.
Liz Foulis <thistle@deksltd.freeserve.co.uk>
London, England UK - Monday, February 14, 2000 at 13:15:18 (EST)
I am searching for info on a Marion Hourston who married a James Foulis around 1801-2 Any info on a Margaret Donaldson who married a William Foulis in 1712,also a Isobel Cumming who married a John Foulis in 1767. Also interested in info on a Johan( not sure if this is a pet name) Foulis who married a William Woods in 1920-30 maybe earlier we know they had a son Granville dont know his date of birth and also that they emegrated to New Zealand.
Liz Foulis <thistle@deksltd.freeserve.co.uk>
london, england uk - Monday, February 14, 2000 at 13:14:05 (EST)
Wonderful and very useful sight!
Max Johnson <maxandie@mb.sympatico.ca>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Monday, February 14, 2000 at 06:50:36 (EST)
I am interseted in a 1900 census, to locate the birth records of my Grandmother.
Roxanne Wright <whitneyhill@earthlink.net>
Santa Rosa, Ca USA - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 13:16:01 (EST)
Will you be doing Millers and Leonards in the near future. I find your information extremely helpful. Thank you.
William Rendall Miller <billandbreda@glenmanna.freeserve.co.uk>
Stronsay, Orkney - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 10:31:02 (EST)
Would be happy to receive any information on James Bremner "the engineer" or to hear from any other descendants. Mike Bremner
Mike Bremner <100747.1746@compuserve.com>
Fayence, France - Friday, February 11, 2000 at 11:31:21 (EST)
I have finally had the opportunity to read past messages in the guestbook. One was very interesting to me. It was from a Madge Roughley in Australia. It pertained to the Norquay family. I tried to respond to it but can't get through. I would certainly like to hear from her. I have a picture of my grandfather's family just before they left the Orkney Islands. The picture was taken at Evie. Does anyone know of this place? Also, does anyone know if there are any Norquays left on the islands. From what my family tells me most of them are gone. Would like to hear from you.
Janice <Janice.Allen-Scott@gov.nb.ca>
Fredericton, NB Canada - Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 13:05:00 (EST)
I searched for "meason" and your web page came up. I understand that my relatives emigrated to the U.S. from Scotland, but who, when, and to what port of entry I do not know. Supposedly the family name was Lang Meason, which was shortened when they arrived in the U.S..
Jim Meason <jmeason@sprintmail.com>
Rockton, IL USA - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 22:39:54 (EST)
I searched for "meason" and your web page came up.
Jim Meason <jmeason@sprintmail.com>
Rockton, IL USA - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 22:36:14 (EST)
researching family tree ,Dad-Sinclair Mum Betsy ,Sinky&Bessie were from Stromness family from Knugdale Stromness and originally from Knugdale Westray would appreciate any help
William Pottinger <bill&sue@telus.net>
Langley.B.C, Canada. - Monday, February 07, 2000 at 00:20:47 (EST)
looking for relatives from Knugdale,Westray.Orkney Isles
William Pottinger <bill&sue@telus.net>
Langley.B.C., Canada - Sunday, February 06, 2000 at 23:47:13 (EST)
looking for relatives from Knugdale,Westray.Orkney Isles
William Pottinger <bill&sue@telus.net>
Langley.B.C., Canada - Sunday, February 06, 2000 at 23:46:27 (EST)
Was able to obtain information on my ggggggrandfather, Thomas Guthrie. Thank you!!!!!
Kathi Sumrall <KSum102722@aol.com>
Delray Beach, fl USA - Sunday, February 06, 2000 at 15:11:27 (EST)
I've just got into this genealogy stuff pickinh up from where someone left off in 1985. This is a most useful site many thanks for the time and effort put into it.
Graham Martin <graham@newcastlea.demon.co.uk>
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 11:23:11 (EST)
Looking for details of descendents of William Croy and Margaret Leask of Kirkwall, Orkneys. One of their daughters was Barbara Croy who was my grandmother. One of her brothers was Peter Richardson Croy b. 1867 who became a pharmacist practising in Niagara Falls , NY. Can't find any further data on him, but believe he had a daughter called Olive.
James Nelson Best <jim.best@sympatico.ca>
Pointe-Claire, QC Canada - Friday, February 04, 2000 at 20:38:43 (EST)
Thank you, I was just looking for a little information to help trace some of my family tree in Orkney and now I've enough reading to last me for ages. Very useful, very helpful and very interesting. Thank you again!!
Julie Dearness-Hepworth <cjhepworth@hotmail.com>
Hull, East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 at 17:07:38 (EST)
Seeking info: on Alfred Ed. WHITE who married Marion MAY at St. George, Montreal, Canada in 1905. Marion emigrated to Canada c. 1900, she was born in Kent, UK, in 1873, and died in Montreal in 1953. Marion and Alfred had at least one daughter Thanks, Jane. Scotland.
Jane Joy <joys@tesco.net>
- Monday, January 31, 2000 at 14:47:23 (EST)
great webb site. it's rare to find useable information such as offered by your site. you must have put a lot of time and effort into it. many thanks - steve
steven john norman <normans@bigpond.com>
adelaide, sa australia - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 11:09:12 (EST)
looking for Stokan
Charles Conn <crconn@voyager.net>
Harbor Springs, MI USA - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 21:03:05 (EST)
Looking for parents of Thomas Sinclair born abt 1796 who was married to Elizabeth Sinclair on January 17, 1826, both born Kirkwell & St. Ola, Orkney
nancy sinclair <nsinclair@thestrategiccounsel.com>
Toronto, ON Canada - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 09:28:12 (EST)
I am searching for relatives of John Laughton Dishon Born 1840 & his parents James Dishon & Jane Roberton any help would be a great help.
Steven Dishon <stevefran@primus.com.au>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 05:59:44 (EST)
Great Site ! Very Helpful!
Dan Grant <grantda@ucinet.com>
Heppner, OR USA - Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 14:25:11 (EST)
Interested in any information of the Sommerville or Thomson families Grandfather Sommerville was a blacksmith in Orkney.
Jim Sommerville <jsommerville@sympatico.ca>
Elmvale, On Canada - Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 20:11:23 (EST)
Hi, Thanks for a great site. My Grand Parents name was Baikie. Robert Baikie changed his name from Cowan and was the last Laird of Tankerness.
Gillian Molony <gillox@xtra.co.nz>
USA - Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at 23:08:55 (EST)
Family history has it that we came from the Orkneys and that some of the family went to Australia, also my grandfathers middle name was Calder another Orkney connection. So glad that your list seems to confirm this.
Paul Trevor Hercus <paulh@grantinst.co.uk>
UK - Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at 05:50:00 (EST)
searching names Birston,Irvine,Kirkness,Mowat and Irvine all from the Orkneys and settled in Manitoba Canada. Most worked for the Hudson Bay Co. 1750-1850
Joanne Wagner <jwagner@powersurfr.com>
Edmonton, Ab Canada - Sunday, January 23, 2000 at 21:23:22 (EST)
searching names Birston,Irvine,Kirkness,Mowat and Irvine all from the Orkneys and settled in Manitoba Canada. Most worked for the Hudson Bay Co.
Joanne Wagner <jwagner@powersurfr.com>
Edmonton, Ab Canada - Sunday, January 23, 2000 at 21:07:09 (EST)
searching for relatives of Magnus and Christiana Gorrie
Linda Murray Gorrie Richardson <sumfun4842@aol.com>
Union City, Ca USA - Sunday, January 23, 2000 at 13:07:20 (EST)
I am looking for information about Gustave Wilson, born in Saint John New Brunswick, Canada(1898). Family tradition has it that his father was born on the Orkney Islands. Many thanks, Paul Wilson
Paul Wilson <gabygou@globetrotter.net>
Quebec, QC Canada - Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 17:00:04 (EST)
I certainly have found a lot of useful data from your files. Thanks for all that hard work.
Sue Hamilton <sue_hamilton@hotmail.com>
port republic, MD USA - Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 16:39:51 (EST)
Trying to contact Ruth Prentice, Boston, MA, USA who left message on this board 3rd April 1998 re Annals in South Ronaldsay, Orkney. Her e-mail address gets no response.
MARION MCLEOD <marion.mcleod@orkney.com>
- Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 08:53:45 (EST)
I was so pleased to find my great grandfather, James Hackland Taylor, b. Sept. 27 1869 and his sister Jessie Ann Taylor b. May 1868.He emmigrated to Canada [Montreal] when he was about 18 years old. He was a prominent cabinet maker in Montreal. He died at the age of 89 in Nov ?1958. I will visit your site again.
Elizabeth Straiton <straiton@oln.com>
Thunder Bay, ON Canada - Friday, January 21, 2000 at 13:15:26 (EST)
I am very interested in your site. My grandfather James immigranted to Canada from the orkneys at age 17. He married in Vancouver BC to Nora Mary Sheahan or Sheehan in 1911 or 1912. I am curious if they were once Urquharts.
Carol Anne Cromarty <ccromrt@hotmail.com>
Fresno, CA USA - Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 19:08:35 (EST)
I am very interested in your site. My grandfather James immigranted to Canada from the orkneys at age 17. He married in Vancouver BC to Nora Mary Sheahan or Sheehan in 1911 or 1912. I am curious if they were once Urquharts.
Carol Anne Cromarty <ccromrt@hotmail.com>
Fresno, CA USA - Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 19:03:48 (EST)
Just beginning my search of SCOTT history. ALFRED SCOTT born 1882 in Kirkwall and JOHN CAMERON SCOTT born 1915 in Kirkwall. Thanks for any info.
Meridith Scott Keyes <merideecm@aol.com>
Everett, WA USA - Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 17:33:50 (EST)
First time I have visitded the website, looked for the name Sketheway from Shapinsay but did not find it. Family came to Australia in 1847.
Anne Riley <annerile@senet.com.au>
Adeliaide, SA Australia - Tuesday, January 18, 2000 at 20:37:03 (EST)
Looking for Gorrie family info...Magnus and Christiana Gorrie..Orkney Islands Scotland
Linda Murray Gorrie Richardson <sumfun4842@aol.com>
Union City, Calif USA - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 23:12:20 (EST)
Thanks for the info. I am currently starting a family seaarch. I remember my Grandfather Alexander Bremner saying on a clear day he could see the Islands from his home (Wick/Thurso).B.D. March 21,1880.
Susan Bremner <sbremner@home.com>
Peterborough, on Canada - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 18:07:59 (EST)
Good site.
Blake Allan <rballan@home.com>
Victoria , BC Canada - Saturday, January 15, 2000 at 23:39:32 (EST)
Tulloch, Gillies, Davidson, Cowan are the family names I have from Scotland. Now I need to learn how to search for them.
Pat Wilson <dogtracks@juno.com>
Redlands, CA USA - Thursday, January 13, 2000 at 11:51:50 (EST)
Great Website.. saved me a ton researching my family roots into Sanday, listing on the Births .txt gave the whole Fam Damily//////Tks a load GM Vouri
Glen Mackay Vouri <vouri@ucalgay.ca>
Calgary, Al Canada - Thursday, January 13, 2000 at 08:52:29 (EST)
My Name is Thomas Robertson Allan, My grandfather came from the Orkney Islands and settled in New Zealand, His name was William Roberston Allan. He had a sister Bina and brothers John and Davu.. there may have been others. Cousins are Sinclair, Robertson and Carson.. I have a letter from Bina to my Dad. My dad thought that his Aunt Bina married a Sincliar? I have never been able to find any info on the Orknet or anywahere else regarding these names. Would you have come across them? any help would be most appreciated. Many thanks. Tom Allan
Thomas Robertson Allan <tom.allan@xtra.co.nz>
Kaitaia, New Zealand - Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at 16:06:27 (EST)
I am interested in contacting anyone with the name Foulis (W e are Scottish )
Elizabeth Foulis <thistle@deksltd.freeserve.co.uk>
London, uk - Monday, January 10, 2000 at 08:05:50 (EST)
I am interested in any information on the name Foulis
Elizabeth Foulis <thistle@deksltd.freeserve.co.uk>
USA - Monday, January 10, 2000 at 08:02:33 (EST)
I am glad to find your site. It is informative and motivating to find lost family members. Thank you.
M. Cromarty <Dashikisimba@hotmail.com>
Fl USA - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 02:11:24 (EST)
I am glad to find your site. It is informative and motivating to find lost family members. Thank you.
M. Cromarty <Dashikisimba@hotmail.com>
Fl USA - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 02:07:36 (EST)
I am trying to trace family history of the Babcocks and Belknaps and just discovered that my grandfather was born on the Orkneys.
Mary Elizabeth Babcock <mbabcock@usit.net>
Blacksburg, Va USA - Saturday, January 08, 2000 at 19:10:35 (EST)
great
Thomas Allan <tom.allan@xtra.co.nz>
Kaitaia, New Zealand - Saturday, January 08, 2000 at 15:15:24 (EST)
Looking up any information with regards to my great great grandfather- William Bain Corston born in Kirkwall Orkney Islands in 1820. He apparently came to Australia with a family by the name of Robertsons from Stromness in 1839. Any information with regards to the Corston name would be greatly appreciated.
Robyn Outram (nee Corston) <mroutram@senet.com.au>
Adelaide, sa Australia - Friday, January 07, 2000 at 05:28:54 (EST)
Thank you for this site. I came upon it this morning and I can hardly tear myself away. I have sent some of the pages to two of my brothers. It is so interestng to read of ones own land of heritage and find that our actual personality traits are so simular.
Carmen Harris <carmenharris@webtv.net>
Everett, Wa USA - Thursday, January 06, 2000 at 12:26:18 (EST)
Thank you for this site. I came upon it this morning and I can hardly tear myself away. I have sent some of the pages to two of my brothers. It is so interestng to read of ones own land of heritage and find that our actual personality traits are so simular.
Carmen Harris <carmenharis@webtv.net>
Everett, Wa USA - Thursday, January 06, 2000 at 12:25:10 (EST)
Visited your website Jan 6/ 2000....very impressive...Located my aunts and uncles born on Sanday, Orkney They are all deceased they were John Rice Mackay son of John Sutherland Mackay/Margaret Jane nee Grant, second son Robert Watt, Daughter Margaret Jane, Catherine, Elizebeth Wallace, and Andrew Edward Hugh Hector Mackay Killed Belgium Nov 11, 1917... then my aunt Annie, Florence, and my mother Doroty Maud born Edinburgh.I'd like any pertinent information I may glean when the family was in Sanday for my Genealogical Study of the Mackay's. John Sutherland Mackay was born Durness, 1863, Margaret Jane Mackay nee Grant born Kirkwall , Orkneys 1859. Best Regards Glen Mackay
Glen Mackay,Johann Vouri <vouri@ucalgary.ca>
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Thursday, January 06, 2000 at 11:16:23 (EST)
Just starting to trace Family tree
Anne Hawley-Groat <anne@achawley-groat.demon.co.uk>
Edinburgh, UK - Wednesday, January 05, 2000 at 13:16:16 (EST)
Many Thanks for the tremendous work you've done! I'm looking for information on Couper, Craigie, Leask, Mowat, Rendall and Yorston from Evis and Rendall. There is also a Mary Harper b 1821. Thanks for any help.
David Hobson <jdhobson@home.com>
Nanaimo, BC Canada - Monday, January 03, 2000 at 15:59:54 (EST)
Hi, I stumbled onto your web site as I was searching for info on William Harper born 1834 died 1916 (in Aberdeen?). He was married to Annie Holme (name that appears on her tombstone) born 1840 died 1913. I am not sure if it is the same Ann Hume that was born in Kirkwall And St Ola, Orkney, Scotland but it gives me a place to start. Thanks for the info.
Sharon Ducker <sducker@cfpc.ca>
USA - Monday, January 03, 2000 at 11:58:10 (EST)
A goldmine off orkney ancestors ie PEACE,SCOTT,ALLEN,SCOLLAY AND FULLER NO QUERY AS YET
Jim McMonigle <mcmonigle.j@lineone.net>
USA - Sunday, January 02, 2000 at 06:49:29 (EST)