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I greatly appreciate Walt Custer's web site - being able to download entire family files. I'm descended from Linklaters, Muirs, and Thomsons of Sanday Island.
Will Rothney <rothney@ms.UManitoba.ca>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 22:41:57 (EST)


LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MONCRIEFF AROUND 1650----1700 THE SPELLING COULD BE 'EIFF' ERNEST MONCRIEFF LT. TO HE CHIEF OF MONCREIFFE
ernest moncrieff <EMONCRIEFF@aol.com>
WICKFORD, R I USA - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 12:58:34 (EST)
Looking for any information on the possibility that the Scarth families of Orkney are connected to those of Yorkshire. Possibly some members left Orkney and went to Hull c1560
Kevin Scarth <jksdelver@lineone.net>
Tingley .Wakefield, GB - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 08:39:23 (EST)
Anyone interested in the Ba’ Game in Kirkwall, Orkney should have a look at www.charles-tait.co.uk/bagame
George Gray <george.gray@unisonfree.net>
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 17:11:44 (EST)
I am researching information on the Armit and Calder families. Any help would be appreciated.
Erma Armit <armite@jam21.net>
Fort Frances, ON Canada - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 06:38:20 (EST)
I'm just starting on my family journey!!! I have always been told that I was related to the Earl of Unst - as to when, I don't know though My great grandmother was born Jessie Grace Spence in Unst who later married James Hogg (from Aberdeen) in Australia. I am really looking forward to getting "hooked" on all this and maybe finding some relations to correspond with. Thankyou for the site and HAPPY NEW YEAR
Lesley George <chimneycottage@yahoo.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 02:17:38 (EST)
Always looking for ways to trace the family history. Thanks for the WEB SITE.
David R. Inkster <jdink1@msn.com>
Sugar Land, TX USA - Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 09:40:15 (EST)
Further to my comments below, If anyone could assist with other relatives details, would be appreciated, Thanking you
Peter Gray <virginopal8@hotmail.com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 05:07:30 (EST)
My Great Great Grandfather sailed to Hobart, Australia, from the Shetlands his name was "Peter Gray" born 8th Feb 1829, Yell Died Hobart 11th July 1855, married "Flora Semple". Parents I believe "William Gray and Wilhamina Williamson
Peter Gray <virginopal8@hotmail.com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 14:53:32 (EST)
I keep coming back to this site again and again....it's so useful for Orkney genealogy! Searching for data on the following family names: Dickson, Ward, Weir, Hourston, Norquay, Clouston, Sinclair, Berston. Thanks!
Jackie <jackiemiddleton@rogers.com>
Toronto, Canada - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 19:14:17 (EST)
Have tried to trace family tree and visited the orkneys briefly in 1995. Have been told we have no link to Orkneys but are of English descent! Would appreciate any information. Forgot to add that we are only CUTT in NZ!
John Albert Cutt <john.cutt@stl.co.nz>
Invercargill, New Zealand - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 22:32:06 (EST)
Have tried to trace family tree and visited the orkneys briefly in 1995. Have been told we have no link to Orkneys but are of English descent! Would appreciate any information.
John Albert Cutt <john.cutt@stl.co.nz>
Invercargill, New Zealand - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 22:30:23 (EST)
Sorry but I typed incorrect email address in previous message.Should be as janmax@alphalink.com.au
Janett Thomson <janmax@alphalink.com.au>
Vermont, Victoria AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 20:32:27 (EST)
My main lines of research are FOULIS,GROUNDWATER,MUIR,SLATER.BARNEY(TT), REID,BURGAR..in Sanday,Papa Westray and Mainland. Please note my new email address : janmax@alphlink.com.au Janette
Janette Thomson <janmax@alphalink.com.au>
Vermont, Victoria AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 20:29:56 (EST)
I am looking for my nephew.He was given to a home called Catholic Charity? in Sudbury,Ontario when he was 9 1/2 months old.The home might have been run by nuns or a sisterhood.He was born on May 24,1973.His given name was Leslie James Stewart Cliff.His mother's name is Lisa Marie Cliff;her given name was Marie Elizabeth Francis.She was married to Robert Edward Gordon George Cliff.If anyone who sees this can give me any information on Leslie, please contact me my hotmail address.Thank you.
Lillian Romu <lillianromu@hotmail.com>
Winnipeg, Canada - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 10:04:45 (EST)
any information on a man called bay david moar
alan moar <admoar50@hotmail.com>
glasgow, scotland - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 10:09:58 (EST)
Looking for ancestors in Shetland Scotland
Bill Burgar <billburgar@aol.com>
Hemel Hempstead, Herts England - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 03:57:31 (EST)
What a wonderful site. So much information for everyone to have the use of. Yhank you so much. My interests are the Heddle family. My GGgrandfather was Thomas Heddle (born 1831). He left Scotland and lived in Bishopwearmouth, Durham with his wife Elizabeth Ann McDougle and their 5 children.
Lynne Selden <lynneselden@hotmail.com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 18:34:09 (EST)
I would be delighted if the Bernadette Surgeson [from Canada] who posted a message in your guestbook recently would contact me - no email address was given. I believe that her husband's family had connections with the Russell's of Shapinsay.
Peter Russell <peter.russell@clara.co.uk>
Bex;leyheath, Kent, England - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 17:43:08 (EST)
A very interesting and useful site. I have Orkney (and Shetland)ancestry (Grandmother Margaret Jane (Foubister) Cutts (or Cutt)), other links Tulloch, Smith, Harcus, Nicholson) but have reached too many genealogical dead ends so far in limited time available for searches.
Edmund Gordon <E.Gordon@bosinternet.com>
London, UK - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 12:23:27 (EST)
informative|
andrew john drever <adrever@hotmail.com>
richmond, bc canada - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 16:17:29 (EST)
MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS WERE FROM THE ORKNEYS WHO HAD LEFT THERE FOR LEEDS IN SCOTLAND AROUND 1904. MY GRANDFATHER JOHN CHALMERS PEACE EMIGRATED TO MONTREAL CANADA IN 1911 WITH HIS SISTER ELIZABETH AND BROTHER TOM A THIRD BROTHER WILLY STAYED ON IN LEEDS GLASCOW SCOTLAND.IT WOULD BE VERY INTERESTING TO KNOW IF OTHER PEACE FAMILIES THAT EMIGRATED TO AUSTRALIA IN THE EARLY 1900'S ARE AT ALL RELATED.SHOULD ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION READ THIS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS. GLENN PEACE
GLENN CHARLES PEACE <peaceglenn@hotmail.com>
GOLD COAST, QLD AUSTRALIA - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 05:24:01 (EST)
Groundwaters kick ass
marina groundwater <marinagh2o@hotmail.com>
Surrey, BC Canada - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 23:14:09 (EST)
Re: Firth surname, Dunnet Surname, Would like to know more about the origins of these names. I think that Hannah and James were parents to John Firth B.D.1855? but there is a problem matching records with b.d. Sanday
Sanday <SaScott@gov.mb.ca>
Canada - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 19:46:51 (EST)
Would like to make contact with Morrison families in Canada and the USA. Particular interest is in descendents of James Morrison who worked at Albany Factory, James Bay, Ontario with the Hudson Bay Co. James was born in Orkney on 12 July 1789 and died 10th June 1872 at Fort Albany. Any Morrison descended from Orkney during the period 1770 - 1880 is also of interest. Also researching Clouston, Tait, Work,Groundwater and other Orkney families. Alan G Clouston
Alan G Clouston <AlanGClouston@compuserve.com>
Orphir, ORKNEY, UK - Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 18:01:29 (EST)
Hello Walt,I am the son of Ed(Eddie)Lafrenier,(2486) he was the son of Edna Cooper(2482)her maiden name was Edna Cusitar(2505).Furthermore Edna's mother was Dinah Julia Cusitar.(2384)I would like to talk to you about our Geneology if at all possible.1-204-359-6306.Thank You
Michael Lafrenier <madmike@mb.sympatico.ca>
Winnipeg, Canada - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 16:42:44 (EST)
Researching the Milnes & Muirs of Sanday, Orkney Islands
joan smith <jatraka@alphalink.com.au>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 19:58:04 (EST)
I am helping my partner JOHN TRAILL research his family tree. We know the Traill family originated from the Orkney Islands and we would be very grateful if anyone could offer us some info about how to go about this further. Thanks.
Maria Townsend <mariajohn@sunny18.totalserve.co.uk>
Great Britain - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 08:52:31 (EST)
My husband and I were in the Orkneys in 1981. We were ancestor hunting on my husband's side of the family. I loved the Orkneys (thought I would like to go back for a longer visit, but that is impossible so when I found your website I was delighted. Thank you.
Bernadette Surgeson
Canada - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 20:50:06 (EST)
I was at a funeral yesterday of my uncle Ivan Murray Sebastian, 'Bub". A warm and well loved man. My cousin gave me some detials of the family tree and mentioned the spelling went from "Sabston" to "Sabiston" and eventually to "Sebastian". This all stated with a journey from The Oarkney Is. in the 1800's. My father Jeffery Graham Sebastian of Wodonga, Victoria, Australia, married Frances Mary Hicks of Mt Pleasant SA, Australia and moved to Canberra ACT Australia in 1959. In 1960 my sister Judith Claire Sebastian ws born and then me, Grant William Sebastian in 1966. The story that my cousin tells is close the the story of "Alexander Sabiston whose son William emigrated to Australia". Is there any light you may be able to shed on this story or could you please relate you family history to me.
Grant Sebastian <grant@pcug.org.au>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 07:18:11 (EST)
Does anybody know anything about the origins of the name Quigg? Apparantly it was changed from Thomson at some time in the not too distant past. My geneology abilities are almost nil, so I need all the help I can get. Thanking you in anticipation. Alex Quigg
Alexander McNicholl Quigg <jay.jones@bigpond.com.au>
melbourne, vic australia - Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 23:57:36 (EST)
Looking for any family members that could give me any information about who my birth mother is. I was told that I was born through midwife back in 1966 of august 25. I was raised through a lady who was suppose to be my grandmother.I am not sure if I was adopted or a foster child.The womens name was Gail Joslin if any one has any thing that can be told me about this matter please contact me at my e-mail address intelligent3@aol.com thank you very much hope to hear from you soon. Jamie Joslin.
Jamie Joslin <intelligent3@aol.com>
riverside, ca USA - Monday, November 26, 2001 at 03:33:50 (EST)
Trying to find any descendants of the family of George CRAIGIE and Christian Mowat. Children were Janet b 1817, William b 1819,Hugh b 1821, Margaret b 1823, James b 1826, Jean and Mary (twins) b 1829.
Isla Rigby <mikeandisla@ukonline.uk>
England - Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 18:17:37 (EST)
I am doing research into my family whos origins are the NE of Scotland/Aberdeen. m great grandfather was married in Orkney in 1861, his name was James Lovie Milne his wifes name was Margaret Mortimer. If anybody has information this would be greatly appreciated.
John Duncan Milne <organima_pa@yahoo.co.uk>
UK - Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 12:44:04 (EST)
GULLION I am trying to trace the family of George Gullion who married Isobel Allan. They had five sons (recorded births) John, James, George, Stewart and Thomas, born between 1803 and 1815. Stewart married Isabella Forbes in Stronsay in 1831 and had a son Forbes (my g.g.grandfather). Any information about the family would be welcome.
Aileen Ross <rosses@ntlworld.com>
UK - Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 08:28:21 (EST)
My family Drummonds and Brock come from the Orkney's, Sanday and Kirkwell from 1800 and I am looking for family befor 1800
george mcelvoy <george@mcelvoy.freeserve.co.uk>
durham, uk - Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 16:40:42 (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 <george.gray@unisonfree.net>
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland - Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 15:55:12 (EST)
The Melvilles moved from Dundee Scotland in the 1930s. Mary Melville was a Gibson and they moved to Canada with three boys, Bill, Alex and Sidney. Any info?
D. Dickson Melville <dicmel@telus.net>
Victoria, BC Canada - Saturday, November 17, 2001 at 15:29:16 (EST)
I am looking for information on my gg grandfather william stevenson who was born in kirkwall orkney. he married christina helcro in 1862 in ophir orkney. they left for australia in 1863 from plymouth on the maori. christina was not alive by 1974 but her death was not recorded. in 1874 he remarried. excellant site keep up the good work
tricia delaney <trish@geelonghotkey.net.au>
geelong, vic australia - Saturday, November 17, 2001 at 03:34:02 (EST)
researching rossie, petrie, garson, goodlad each relatedto rossie of burrey, orkney. any information greatly appreciated.
Heather Rossie <handerson@froggy.com.au>
sydney, nsw australia - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 01:26:52 (EST)
I previously had signed the Guest book but my address has changed.. no longer jeanwin@greenphone.com.au. Enjoying the website. My maiden name was Flett-ancestry in Orkney. My GGGrandfather was William Flett, married Margaret Laughton in Shapinsay 1796. Their son Peter [one of 9 children] was my Great Grandfather, He was born 16/1/1803. He married Mary Gaudie. They had 4 children.. John, Peter, James Laughton and Catharine. My Grandfather was James Laughton Flett. He was born 26/10/1836 Firth and Stenness. James came to Australia in Sept 1867 on the ship "BERAR" and I believe his brother Peter came too but went on to New Zealand. It would be nice to find some connections with our family in Orkney or other places.
Jean Winterfield <jeanwin@icisp.net.au>
Mt Gambier, SA Australia - Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 23:55:21 (EST)
Hi folks my name is Karan Craigie and I have just begun the search for my ancestors.Unfortunately I don,t have an awful lot of information but here goes anyways.My father, John Robert Craigie (now deceased)was born in Lerwick,Shetlands.I can,t be sure of the date but it could be around the late 1920,s.He had a sister called "Lizzie" or Elizabeth, another called Mina(or spelled something like that)and brothers,one of which was called David.I am the only child to my fathers second marriage,but I also know that there are four to his first marriage two of which are Allan and Elizabeth (who now lives in Canada).I have no idea what my fathers parents names were or if I have relatives still residing in the Shetlands. If anyone could give me any information on any of my relatives or ancestors it would be much appreciated.Thanks.
Karan M. Craigie <t.k.n.kidz@actrix.co.nz>
Fielding, New Zealand - Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 20:49:03 (EST)
I am starting the epic search. Related to Cooper , Rendall
Michele Taylor (nee Cooper) <dirtbikesrus@bigpond.com>
Sydney, New South Wales Australia - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 21:57:12 (EST)
My great grandfather was Charles Reid Leonard (born 19.11.1850 - Firth/Stenness Parish)He married Euphemia Wilson of Birsay in 1868. I am Married to John Flett - a Scot. I have discovered there are so many Fletts in the Orkneys and now wonder if we have common ancestors.
Lyn Flett (nee Leonard) <lynjohn@infogen.net.nz>
New Zealand - Monday, November 12, 2001 at 07:17:46 (EST)
I forgot to mention i am trying to trace Jody Long we went to school together in Folkstone, she had a brother Angus. thanks. Dina.
Dina <Dina@hotmail.com>
Folkstone, GB UK - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 06:15:14 (EST)
Great board!! if you want anothegood message site, type in CONTENT OF KNOWHERE that will take you to the UK KNOWHERE GUIDE which has an endless list of UK message sites! or for old school m8s www.friendsreunited.co.uk cheers Dina
Dina <Dina@hotmail.com>
Folkstone, UK - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 06:08:33 (EST)
george tulloch
kathryn tulloch
USA - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 01:43:47 (EST)
Dear Mr. Custer, I was interested to read some of your extensive work on the Cursiter and Turfus families. I grew up next to the farm of Cursiter in the parish of Firth in Orkney. This farm was reputed by some local lore to be the origin of the famous General Custer who fought the indians at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. I was never sure of the veracity of that claim. I am more certain that the noted Scottish artist Stanley Cursiter believed that his family came from the farm. He is buried in the local Firth cemetery. You might also be interested to know that one of the Kirwall shoe shops was run by the Turfus family. The widow of the man who I believe was the last remaining Turfus proprietor lived down the road from me in Finstown. I hope this is of interest. Regards, Magnus Grimond.
Magnus Grimond <mgrim@hemscott.net>
London, USA - Friday, November 09, 2001 at 12:28:34 (EST)
This is my first visit and am please that there is a message board. I posted and hopefully will get a helpful answer.
Darlene O'Ruairc <irishagain@home.com>
Clawson, MI USA - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 23:02:19 (EST)
I am looking for relatives by the surname of Sabeston and Alexander. My G. Grandfather was Robert Sabeston (b)8th July 1823 at Stromness. My G.Grandmother was Margaret Login Alexander (b)22nd September 1826 at Stromness. They married in Stromness 13th Feb. 1851 and migrated to Australia 1852, settling in Victoria. I'm interested in making contact with relatives, both recent and distant. Thanks for the opportunity to make my request known.
Fay Callander <callmefay@optusnet.com.au>
Sydney, N.S.W. Australia - Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 03:29:04 (EST)
I am trying to find out more about my ancestors Robert Sabeston (b) 8th July 1823 at Stromness, and his wife Margaret Login Alexander (b)13th Feb. 1851. They married 13th Feb. 1851 and migrated to Australia in 1852. Margaret's parents were William Alexander and Janet Heddle of Stromness. I would like to make contact with distant relatives. Thanks for the opportunity to find out more about my ancestors.
Fay Callander
Australia - Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 03:20:17 (EST)
Visited this site before with no results. I am researching Halcrow family, Fladdabister,Shetlands. My gggrandfather was Hugh Halcrow b 1814 bapt 1815. Came to Australia 1840's.He was a Master Mariner, his cousin Edward also master mariner-his father Edward died either at sea or at Leith dockyards,mother Francis L/Dawson died enroute to Sydney circa 1860's,buried at sea.Anyone wwith information please reply. Thank you.
Brian Button <bbutton@ozemail.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 00:44:12 (EST)
I need some help!!!! My Parker ancesters are from Wales. My gr gr grandfather was William Parker and his wife's name was Mary. I know he died April 25,1919 at 71 yrs of age and is buried at the Cardiff Cemetary section E>A> no 2097. They had 3 children William ,Millie and Rhoda. William married Elizabrth Woollacott. In June 1924 they left South Hamshire in a boat called the Minnedosa with their 7 children. I can't seem to find a site with passenger lists for the Minnedosa , also cannot find the Cardiff cemetary. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks Lynn
Lynn Sweet <martin5744@home.ca>
Barrie, ont Canada - Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at 12:17:26 (EST)
First visit looking for Baikies
Donna Ruark <Deezsplace2@aol.com>
Port Orange, Fl USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 11:38:17 (EST)
My maiden name was FLETT.. I am interested in my family history which originated in Orkney. Previously my daughter in law Julie Winterfield registered in the Guest Book for me, now have my own email address. Interested to hear from anyone who might be able to help in tracing my ancestry. I am finding your site of great interest.
Jean Winterfield <jeanwin@greenphone.com.au>
Mt Gambier, SA Australia - Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 23:03:57 (EST)
My Maiden name was FLETT and I am interested in my family history.. originated in Orkney.
Jean Winterfield <jeanwin@greenphone.com.au>
Mt Gambier, SA Australia - Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 22:58:38 (EST)
Am searching for my brother Gordon Arthur Gray born January 7th 1960 in Barrie,ont..Born to Arthur Mervin Gray Jan 6th 1939 and Beverly Ann Gordon March 11th 1941. Has siblings Lorie, Marcie, and Jeffery..Last seen by family in North Bay Ontario June 1990..last seen in Nipigon Ont in 1993 headed towards Manitoba any info would be greatly appreciated by family contact sister Lorie at laurellynngilmet@Hotmail.com. thank you..
Lorie <Laurellynngilmet@hotmail.com>
Sudbury, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 21:29:33 (EDT)
My grandfather was born in the Orkneys, but I did not see his name on the list of surnames. I'm hoping this is only a partial list. His surname is Miller, Robert W.
Linda P. Higgins <The4higgins@aol.com>
Duluth, Ga USA - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 16:08:28 (EDT)
My great grandfather, Malcolm Sclater, youngest of seven children of John Sclater and Mary or Margaret Seater(Setter)was born in Firth,Orkney in 1816.Sibs were John 1802, Mary 1805, Margaret 1806, William 1810, James 1812 and Christian 1814. They lived at Holland and Moan, adjacent farms in Firth. I'd love to hear from anyone who has any knowledge of this family or previous generations.
Marilyn Irvine <birvine@sympatico.ca>
Corunna, ON Canada - Sunday, October 21, 2001 at 21:01:21 (EDT)
Great site. Very interesting reading. My ancestors were James Macdonald and Margaret McLeod who lived in a place called "Burn House" in North Walls. Has anybody ever heard of it? James died in 1855. Thanks, Chris Wright
Chris Wright <carlaandchris@xtra.co.nz>
Auckland, New Zealand - Sunday, October 21, 2001 at 04:21:00 (EDT)
My grand father is William Bloy Clouston and he married Stella Issobel Anderson
Cassandra Clouston <silver_attitude@hotmail.com>
Australia - Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 23:17:50 (EDT)
l used to ive in the orkneys it is very intersting place to live whene your growing up l used to stromnees acdmey that was my scool
sara loche <coolrunbushnet.com>
USA - Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 11:55:17 (EDT)
excellent resource site for those of us in the antipodes a long way from where the ancestors come from
Ian Alexander <ian.alexander@nt.gov.au>
Batchelor, NT Australia - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 02:47:33 (EDT)
Like some many others I came be accident. Iwas looking
Smith A. Clark <smirg@taosnet.com>
Taos , NM USA - Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 17:10:24 (EDT)
just started my search for the heddle name
john j. heddle <jjhelh@qwest.net>
st. paul, mmn USA - Friday, October 12, 2001 at 01:58:39 (EDT)
I would like it if anyone could help me to find decendants of my mother-in-law, Lillie Alberta Flett(nee Hazelgrove). Mum was born on 15th October 1919 at Matfield in Kent, England. Her parents were Arthur and Eliza Hazelgrove(nee Wood).Mum's siblings were(maybe not in correct ages)Phillip, Kim, Jim, Gertrude, Nancy, Bessie,Amy and mum. She emigrated to Australia around 1925 and lived at Northcliffe,Western Australia.
Vera Flett <fletty@wn.com.au>
Manjimup, W>A> Australia - Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 07:51:55 (EDT)
I am researching the family of Alexander CORRIGALL born Kirkwall April 3, 1892 died WA 1947. Came to West Aust circa 1913. I believe he came via Canada. His parents were Alexander Corrigall and Alice Burgess. I do not have any ifo on Alice Burgess If anyone has any information on either of these people I would appreciate it.
Trevor Corrigal <tc4511@iinet.net.au>
Perth, WA Australia - Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 23:26:29 (EDT)
I am researching the family of Alexander CORRIGALL born Kirkwall April 3, 1892 died WA 1947. Came to West Aust circa 1913. I believe he came via Canada. His parents were Alexander Corrigall and Alice Burgess. I do not have any ifo on Alice Burgess If anyone has any information on either of these people I would appreciate it.
Trevor Corrigal <tc4511@iinet.net.au>
Perth, WA Australia - Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 23:25:49 (EDT)
I found my great great grandmother, Anna Georgina Marwick, in the records and was able to identify her parents and siblings. With a little more research, I should be able to establish quite a link to the Orkney Islands. Thank you!!
Debra Tazz <LdyDTazz@aol.com>
CO USA - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 21:15:10 (EDT)
A great site. Hope to find lots of info. BUT Re: my message posted 27th August '01, have now confirmed that my half brother was a RODNEY (not Ronald) DONALDSON, brn 25/11/1932, Orkney. Does anyone have any information on him or any of his family.
Graham Tulloch <GrhTllch@AOL.com>
West Midlands, United Kingdom - Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 06:27:56 (EDT)
Research: ANDERSON, GUTHRIE, et al. You have a wonderful sight here. I am loking for family lines of my father, Thomas, b. 1909-Orkney d. 1991 - Can. His mother was Christina Guthrie. father -James J.Anderson. I would be glad to hear from cousins , etc. that could help fill in family ancestry. Thank you in advance.
J. Anderson <john.anderson@primus.ca>
Belle River, Ont. Canada - Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 01:06:25 (EDT)
Research: ANDERSON, GUTHRIE, et al. You have a wonderful sight here. I am loking for family lines of my father, Thomas, b. 1909-Orkney d. 1991 - Can. His mother was Christina Guthrie. father -James J.Anderson. I would be glad to hear from cousins , etc. that could help fill in family ancestry. Thank you in advance.
J. Anderson <john.anderson@primus.ca>
Belle River, Ont. Canada - Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 01:04:21 (EDT)
Searching for information on Halcrow family name.
Amy Halcrow <aehalcrow@cs.com>
San Mateo, CA USA - Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 16:50:59 (EDT)
new at this . just starting to look for my dad's family history
john anderson <john.anderson@primus.ca>
belle river, ont canada - Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 13:20:52 (EDT)
SEEKING INFO ON WILLIAM RITCH,FATHER OF CHARLES RITCH BORN1794 IN NORTH CAROLINA. DIED MAY 13, 1891 NEAR CLARKESVILLE,GA. CHARLES MARRIED SARA TAYLOR. ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED.
SARA MORRIS FINCHUM <SMF333@MSN.COM>
SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA USA - Saturday, September 22, 2001 at 22:55:59 (EDT)
LANGSKAIL: MY gg GRANDFATHER
JULE DENNIS LANG <langskail@tds.net>
MEDFORD, WI USA - Monday, September 17, 2001 at 13:50:05 (EDT)
hit enter by mistake. hehe WILHELMINA STUART born about 1848 in Burray, Orkney. I know they had one son named JAMES KNIGHT DICK born July 18, 1868 Scotland and died Nov. 27, 1946 who was married to CATHERINE CAMPBELL born October 23, 1868 adn died July 11, 1950 Nichol Twp. Wellington Co. Ontario Canada. If anyone can help me find information on James Laird Dick I would greatly appreciate it. I am sure he and Wilhelmina had more children but I can not seem to find any. Thank you for your help. Maura Marik Dickson Wane
Maura Marik Dickson Wane <maura_wane@yahoo.com>
Joplin, MO USA - Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 15:26:26 (EDT)
I am also trying to find information on JAMES LAIRD DICK born in Dearness, Orkney. I have no dates for his birth or death but I do know that he was married to WILHELMINA STUART
Maura Marik Dickson Wane <maura_wane@yahoo.com>
Joplin, MO USA - Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 15:21:32 (EDT)
I have been working on my family tree for about a year now and I am really haveing trouble chasing down a connection in my family. I am trying to find a connection to the name KNIGHT in my family. Reason for this is that my great-grandfather is named James Knight Dick. I know that he was born July 18, 1886 in Orkney, not sure where and he died Nove. 27, 1946 Nichole Twp. Canada. His parents were James Laird Dick and Wilhelmina Stuart. I know that Wilhelmina was born about 1848 in Burray, Orkney. I am trying to chase down where my great grandfather was born and also information on his father. I know his mother is the daughter of William Stuart and Barbara Knight. If anyone can help me in this I would greatly appreciate it. I also have family from Evie & Rendall named CAMPBELL and I have some information on the descendants of Malcolm Campbell born Harris abt. 1833 and Jane Rendall Dec. 11, 1842 Evie & Rendall Scotland. I also have some information on Groundwater, Laird John Rendall about 1800 and hsi wife Jane Johnston abt. 1804. both born in Evie & Rendall. If anyone needs any of this information please feel free to email me at maura_wane@yahoo.com also if anyone can help me chase down my great grandfather's family I would greatly appreciate it. I love this site and have been using it for about a year now. Thanks for the great information.
Maura Marik Dickson Wane <maura_wane@yahoo.com>
Joplin, MO USA - Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 15:13:32 (EDT)
Sorry I forgot my e-address.
Tommy Garrioch <Tommysanday@bushinternet.com>
USA - Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 22:51:15 (EDT)
A fantastic & usefull collection. Thanks.
Tommy Garrioch <tommysanday>
Orkney, Scotland - Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 22:46:33 (EDT)
I am looking for James Edward Milne born in New Brunswick Family came from Scotland. Don
Maxwell <bettymax@aol.com>
Spokane, wa USA - Sunday, September 09, 2001 at 17:56:36 (EDT)
A very interesting website which provides a great start for anyone interested in their origins. I was born in Trinidad, West Indies on 7/10/1943 the first son of Thomas Ross Groundwater [born 30/4/1916]and Ruth Thavenot. My father was the second son of Alexander Groundwater and Christina Connon [Alexander was the first child, Olive the third and Christian the fourth and last]. Thomas Flett Groundwater (who was a ship's Master and was lost with his ship [the Balmore] and crew off Cape Horn in 1907) was his father and my great grandfather. I am not sure which of the Thomas Flett Groundwaters in you website is my great grandfather but I am guessing it was the one born in 1849. When I get the time I will do some research. I have always understood that the name originates from Orkney and is Viking in origin where settlers [raiders?] from Norway[?] characteristically took their name from the shallow bay [Scapa?] where they landed [hence the Groundwater hills just inland on the mainland of Orkney]. I was led to believe that 'grund waten' or something like it means 'shallow bay' in Norse or Norwegian. Best wishes. Nigel Groundwater
Nigel Connon David Groundwater <nigel.groundwater@ukgateway.net>
UK - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 19:55:17 (EDT)
calling all skeas
david goar skea <dave skea@freeserve.co.uk>
cornwall, england - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 11:16:06 (EDT)
I am related on my mother's side to the Dunnets of Canisbay, Anne Geddes who married John Shearer some Mansons and Sinclairs as well
Michael May <mayfam@labyrinth.net.au>
Melton, Vic Australia - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 08:55:43 (EDT)
looking for lily fieldhouse, born inManchester in the later part of the century. Should anyone know anything on lily fieldhouse to worked in Afica and lived in Canada, I would be glad to hear from you. My address is tressa17@hotmail.com
tressa jackson <tressa17@hotmail.com>
wawanesa, manitoba canada - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 00:59:19 (EDT)
familia thomas mawson (liverpool) familia munro jhonston
lucia palma munro <luciapalma@123click.cl>
- Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 20:50:54 (EDT)
Great site. I'm looking for information on the Holland family who left mainland Orkney in the early 1900's for Glasgow. Granfathers name, David, children; Jack (emigrated to Canada after 1st War), Rognvald (my father), Thelma, Nan, Isa and Zelda (died aged 14). Jack lied about age top get into army in 1st War (too young), lied about age to get into 2nd War (too old!). Would like to establish links with that side of family as well as filling in main family tree from Davids side in Orkney. Thanks.
David Holland <D.M.Holland@barclay.net>
London, UK - Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 06:11:17 (EDT)
My grandfather James was born in Knockally Dunbeath on March 20, 1882. His mother was Isabella Louttit born April 9, 1860, I can go a few generations back on Isabella's side but have been able to find nothing about my Grandfather's father. Any help would hbe welcome. Isabella's parents were John Louttit (born Jan 9, 1823 in Latheron, and Margaret Sutherland born April 9, 1825 in Latheron. I note the unlikelihood that both Isabella and her mother could have been born on the same date 35 years apart so one or the other of these dates may be in error. Any help figuring out who my grandfather's father was would be most appreciated. Greeting from sunny southern California.
Gordon Louttit <gordon.j.louttit@aero.org>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, August 31, 2001 at 19:20:58 (EDT)
Vey interesting. I am related to Wilson, Peace and Meil. Do you have any 2oth century records? thanks very much for this site.
Elizabeth Thomson <carsula_uk@yahoo.com>
Scotland (falkirk) - Friday, August 31, 2001 at 17:41:55 (EDT)
My husband is of custer lineage. just browsing. i'll stop back sometime. bright blessings
jacqueline fay olson <meolson@execpc.com>
port washington, wi USA - Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 17:47:00 (EDT)
Wonderful web site. I shall be introducing my mother in law, Jean, to your site. Jean's maiden name is Flett, and she is very interested in her family history. I know she has traced it back to Orkney, but I'm not sure how far or what details she has.
Julie Winterfield (McKinnon) <julieann@seol.net.au>
Mount Gambier, SA Australia - Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 07:32:44 (EDT)
Am seeking info on Jane Georgina Sentzenich who arrived in Victoria, B.C. Canada from England September 17, 1862 along with 59 unmarried women on the "Bride Ship" Tynemouth. It was reported most of the young women were colleted from squalid orphanages of London. She married William Fern Harrson in 1865.
Glen Peterson <glen@wallbridge.com>
Victoria, B.C. Canada - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 23:22:00 (EDT)
Thanks to all who replied with info about 1861 in Sanday
Elspeth Goar <egoar@hotmail.com>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 12:53:40 (EDT)
hi iam looking for the family Wilson Isaac Wilson born 3.12.1842 c 26 Jan 1843 from Kirkwall parents John Wilson and Isabella Mills possibly married 1832. Bros include John James Walter Isaac Donald and Isabella
ruth ellison <ellisonr@callplus.net.nz.>
Auckland, New Zealand - Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 01:31:38 (EDT)
hi iam looking for the family Wilson Isaac Wilson bron 3.12.1842 c 26 Jan 1843 from Kirkwall parents John Wilson and Isabella Mills possibly married 1832. Bros include John James Walter Isaac Donald and Isabella
ruth ellison <ellisonr@callplus.net.nz.>
Auckland, New Zealand - Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 01:30:47 (EDT)
I am the Great Grand Son of James Cromarty Taylor. He was from Kirkhouse South Ronaldsay. He was born in 1864 and died in 1958. We visited the farm and gravesites in 1981 and really enjoyed the islands. We plan to return one day.Great Trip
John Taylor <idlewild43@hotmail.com>
Gastonia, NC USA - Monday, August 27, 2001 at 23:40:20 (EDT)
JUST LOOKING FOR SOME DREVERS FOR MY FRIEND JOHN DREVER OF SAME CITY THANKS
GENE MARPLE <geneva9@earthlink.net>
SALINAS , CA USA - Monday, August 27, 2001 at 22:21:02 (EDT)
Looking for TULLOCH, CUMMINS, DONALDSON. My father was Hugh TULLOCH, born in 1914 in Binscarth FIRTH in 1914. His mother was (Rose) Ellen TULLOCH. Her mother was a Mary TULLOCH, who later became a Nicholson. I have a half brother who I believe is/was called Ronald DONALDSON who may have joined the Police/Firebrigade in London around 1973. I have just found out that my father had a half brother called Thomas CUMMINS born circa 1908, who it seems emigrated to AUSTRALIA. Can anyone help me further. I would be very interested in tracing any living relatives, particularly those of Thomas and Ronald.
Graham Tulloch <GrhTllch@AOL.com>
West Midlands, UK - Monday, August 27, 2001 at 11:46:39 (EDT)
where are all the Spence people from the Orkney Islands?
Kathleen Mallett-Spence <kmallett3@home.com>
Winnipeg, CANADA - Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 10:04:51 (EDT)
My father Morris Scott Drever visited his father's birth place, Westray, last year and I'm just visiting this site because I am curious about my Orkney connections.
Helen Drever
Glastonbury, Somerset England - Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 05:36:22 (EDT)
Thanks again for allowing me to visit your site a most interesting web site. as a member of a family history society in the Newcastle,N.S.W Australia I would be only to pleased to help any reseaching the CHALMERS Family in this region. John Chalmers.
John Chalmer <jace@free2air.com.au>
Newcastle, N.S.W Australia - Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 18:22:07 (EDT)
Doing family history and use site alot.Just got census for Sanday 1861 Does anyone know why all these German people were in Sanday at this time Thanks Elspeth
Elspeth Goar <egoar@hotmail.com>
Edinburgh, UK - Friday, August 24, 2001 at 14:53:37 (EDT)
Just started to research for a family tree, but having trouble getting started. My father is Robin Clement Delday from Kirkwall, who moved to the Midlands in the 50's, his father was John William Delday also known as Jack, his mother was Isobel Yorston Delday nee Rendall. It was great to see so many Deldays listed but at the moment impossible to make any definate connections, any help would be appreciated
Garry Delday <GDelday@aol.com>
Warwick, England - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 16:16:12 (EDT)
Thank you very much for using your site. I am the son of Robert Henry Thomson born in 1877. He passed away at the age of 62 when I was 2 years old. Thanks again, Stan.
Stanley Thomson <stanandlynn@aol.com>
Innisfil, ON Canada USA - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 15:49:54 (EDT)
Looking for any Wiley Family in the Orkney Islands.
M. McGilchrist <erlston@hotmail.com>
Australia - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 05:05:47 (EDT)
I very much liked your site! well done .
david d . moodie <signalman@sympatico.ca>
ottawa, ont canada - Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 21:27:42 (EDT)
Looking for Orkney Islands ancestors Bews,Foulis,Wallace,Lindsay,Beaton,Paterson,Richardson,Gordon also Moray Scotland,decendants of Jessie Robb who married Robert Anderson, and Jessie Anderson b.circa 1834,married William Traill Bews 8/2/1852 at Edinburgh died 29/11/1907 at Glasgow.
Paul Antonelli <antone7@powerup.com.au>
Gold Coast, Qld Australia - Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 11:05:16 (EDT)
Looking for info on James Rosie born in Orkney Isles, around 1910 moved to Canada in late 20s with wife Leila.
Darcy Rosie <dkrosie@home.com>
Calgary, AB Canada - Friday, August 17, 2001 at 01:44:42 (EDT)
I'M LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE WATT FAMILY GENEOLOGY?
LAURIE WATT CHAVEZ <CHILLBUMPS66>
FRESNO, CA USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 18:57:11 (EDT)
I respect your drive to get people in to your room. You want to find out more an expand your mind. That is so cool. I am doing the same. I fell over on your room Im glad. Bye Taz
David Macgillavray <Tazmananian@mac.com>
Watertown, ma USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 18:28:22 (EDT)
Vague recollections of my grandmother telling stories of "the wild beast of the Orkneys" as being a member of the Melville family. My branch of the Melvilles most recently from Jamaica. Hayward S. Melville
Hayward Stewart Melville <hayward@starband.net>
Tracy, CA USA - Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 00:41:19 (EDT)
Hi to everyone. I am still looking for information about John GROUNDWATER,born in 1849 in Kirkwall to Robert Patterson GROUNDWATER and Anne MUIR.Last date that I have for John is in 1881 in Kirkwall when he was the informant on his mother's death certificate, (Anne MUIR/GROUNDWATER/MORGAN),my 2x gt grandmother. If there are any descendants for him out there I would like to hear from them. Janette Thomson(Foulis)
Janette Thomson,(Foulis) <janmax@vds.net.au>
Melbourne, Victoria AUSTRALIA - Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 22:35:29 (EDT)
A good starting point! My mother's name was Christina Taylor Bews; she was born in either Stenness or Stromness on September 9th,1909. She had numerous brothers and sisters among them JOCK and Isabella. My mother's mother was married previously and the name Flett rings a bell but then name fathers and mothers were commonly used then. I'D love to hear from any family member who can tell me more about my family roots as I have 2 children. I had 2 brothers but David died in 1987 at 40 though Alan is now 53. Monica was born in 1980 and John in 1981. Mum left Orkney at 18 to train as a nurse and in 1945 she married Ivor Ewins. As my family dwindle the more I need to find out about my heritage and I'm proud to have Orkadian roots.
PATRICIA WAKINS <Pat.w@ukonline.co.uk>
uk - Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 11:34:02 (EDT)
Great Grand Father came from the Orkneys and came to London. He was a master builder and many of his houses exist still in the Lambeth/Vauxhall area of London. I have no records of anything more about him - my father was one of 3 sons George William, Henry John and Thomas ?, they had a younger sister who died in childhood. My uncle is my only surviving relative on my father's side. I have 1 brother and 3 sisters. My brother now lives in France and has 3 sons Anthony, David and Cameron. Can anyone advise me where to start my search.
Robert George Flett <rob.flett@cableinet.co.uk>
Surrey, UK - Friday, August 10, 2001 at 13:44:54 (EDT)
GULLION. I am a descendant of Forbes Gullion, baptised on Stronsay in l832son of Stewart Gullion and Isabella (Bell) Forbes married in l83l. Are there any other descendants of theirs out there.
Aileen Ross <rosses@ntlworld.com>
Ferndown , Dorset UK - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 06:31:26 (EDT)
I am a descendent of James A Taylor born 1838 in the Orkney Islands.Any information would be appreciated.
Patricia Campbell ne Taylor <trishcampbell@xtra.co.nz>
Gisborne, New Zealand - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 05:29:18 (EDT)
Still looking for my relations from Magnus and Mary Flett who died around 1932/35 i love coming back to your site
Lawrine Flett Hansen <l.r.hansen>
Nelson, New Zealand - Wednesday, August 08, 2001 at 07:47:44 (EDT)
Looking for relative or history of family. Father born 1886, Kirkwall. Father William, Mother Margaret. Five children, 4 boys 1 girl.
Mary L. Craigie <mary@morant.com>
Chantilly, VA USA - Tuesday, August 07, 2001 at 18:21:35 (EDT)
Just want to correct a mistake on my July 9,2001 message. Grandfather James Gorrie Johnston born Nov.4, 1871 not 72and Grandmother Jessie Clouston born May 22, 1871 not 72. Gr.Grandfather Thomas Johnston married Mary Gorrie not Margaret. Thanks
Edna Mill <gemill@home.com>
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada - Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 21:06:03 (EDT)
Can anyone tell me what the name of the graveyards that would be the closest to Stromness and Birsay, Orkney, Scotland and how I find out if my ancestors are buried there. Johnston, Clouston, Gorrie and Buchan buried sometime in the 1900's. Appreciate any Help, Thanks
Edna Mill <gemill@home.com>
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada - Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 20:11:11 (EDT)
Iam trying to find out more about my family. My great-great grandmother was a Christina Barnie, who married a crofter, John Grant. Possible dates - early to mid-C19.
Elizabeth Goldman <e.a.goldman@talk21.com>
London, UK - Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 12:50:47 (EDT)
Looking for descendents of a Dr John Gregory born around 1850
Jack Harcus
uk - Saturday, August 04, 2001 at 11:44:08 (EDT)
great site. I am researching my great-great-great grandfather, Donald Urquhart who was born 8-22-1819 and our records show Orkney. It was nice to read all the information about Orkney.
Catherine Nagy <cathynagy@aol.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Saturday, August 04, 2001 at 02:56:59 (EDT)
Looking for any information on any of these four men,they are:Benjamin Mowat,born abt1830. Harry Sutherland born abt.1830. Thomas Rosie {from Garson}born abt.1828,and Malcolm Ross Simpson born abt 1827. All born in Flotta Orkney Scotland. and went to Australia around the middle of the 1800's .This is a real good site I've used it lots, Thanks
John Simpson <jgsimpson65@home.com>
Kelowna, B.C Canada - Saturday, August 04, 2001 at 00:25:49 (EDT)
Looking for the Mackay family members rooted in Kirkwall. My grandmother Jessie Mackay & her brother John Mackay came to the USA around 1910. Their father was William Mackay and was a barber in Kirwall.
William B. Doyle, Jr. <caval96@aol.com>
Boca Raton, FL USA - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 22:52:19 (EDT)
Looking for a Henry Thomson who married a Martha Dockens. They had two sons that I know of. Charles and William could possible be more. Charles was born in Michigan in 1867. Could possible be Ionia County in Michigan. Henry and Martha could be from Michigan or Canada. At the time of Charles Death in 1922 his parents lived in Michigan. Charles is burried in Garlfield Cemetary in Grand Rapids Michigan
Paula Walters <Grnwlt@webtv.net>
Sturgis, MI USA - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 08:32:54 (EDT)
Any MOARS out there?? I'm from eastern Canada and am looking for some info on our lineage. Apparently it starts here, on the Orkney Islands. Thank You.
Brian Moar <brian_moar@hotmail.com>
Miramichi, NB CANADA - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 08:07:10 (EDT)
Back for another browse, a Mary Johnston Spence bn.25 june 1840 @Birsay , is my Gt.Grandmother.
Roger D Tapp
Dunedin, New Zealand - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 07:56:21 (EDT)
Looking for Jane Gorn Laughtons Parents from Holm and Paplay
Janet Dwyer <jdwyer@paradise.net.nz>
USA - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 00:26:55 (EDT)
I am doing research for a friend of mine in the States and have found this site to be literally invaluable. Many thanks for William Leslie Utah.
Roger Gardiner
USA - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 17:25:48 (EDT)
Trying to trace Lesley Jane Eunsons b.1943 in Middlesborough England,UK and then shifted to the USA in 1972. She was a student at Aberdeen University in 1963.
Dr.Isam Ghanem <dr_isam_ghanem@hotmail.com>
Sanaa, Yemen - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 04:33:37 (EDT)
looking for birth and marriage of thomas shearer and marjory shearer from stronsay orkney
carmel dickson <carmelj@alphalink.com.au>
melbourne, victoria australia - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 00:21:49 (EDT)
John Kerr married 20 Sept 1849 Marion Balfour in Reay, Caithness, Scotland. Any information about this couple and their children would be highly appeciated!
Egil Thee Danielsen <egil.thee@danielsen.to>
Dublin, Ireland - Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 18:24:32 (EDT)
For Dennis - Where in Orkney were your Wards from?
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, USA - Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 12:39:16 (EDT)
My grandfather's brother and parents were born in the Orkney Islands. Their family name was Wards when they left. When they arived in Canada it was shortened to Ward, which is my grandfather's family name. His name is John Arthur Ward.
Dennis E. Cox <dennis_e_cox@hotmail.com>
Rochester, MI USA - Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 21:52:23 (EDT)
Wonderful website! Wish there were more. Does anyone have info on John William Bews born Dec 16, 1884 in Kirkwall? He married Williamina E. C. McKay Dec 12, 1912, possibly in Scotland. He was president of the University in Pietermaritzburg. Also info on his sister, Elizabeth, born in Orkney (Kirkwall). She had a son, Peter Bews, born before she was married and he was married twice. He had a son, Edgar Bews (by his first marriage) who came to Canada and lived in Calgary, AB, where he died in 1985 at the age of 65. Elizabeth was later married to a Cooke or Cook. No other details. John and Elizabeth's ancestors were Hay, Villian, Copland, Moss, Sinclair, Stove, Dearness, Skea, Turfus and Angus. Elizabeth's birth is listed on the Cursiter website, but not John's. I believe the records only go as far as 1881. Am I correct? Thank you for your reply to my E-mail, Walt Custer. I've been really busy filling in the missing dates. You've done a terrific job and what a great service for all of us seeking data for our family trees. Peg Bews
Peg Bews <margaretbews@sk.sympatico.ca>
Eatonia, SK Canada - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 18:01:07 (EDT)
Up date of previous query: I'm looking for the descendents of John Philp(b:1815) who married Margaret Spence(b:1811) in 1839, Birsay, Orkney Islands. They had eight kids, and were living at a place called Newbigging, and a place called Skedge, Birsay, Orkney Islands. The kids that I have traced are: (all births and marriages are in Birsay, Orkney Islands) Helen Philp(b:1840)married Peter Johnston in 1863. William Philp(b:1842),moved to Canada in 1862 as an employee of the HBC, it was at this time he chagned his name to "Phillips". Wiliam married Charlotte Lambert in 1866 at Fort Pelly and they had eleven kids. Their kids were Jack, Margaret she married Joe Kirkness, Nellie married Charlie Eden, Jemima married Albert Settee, Catherine married Willie Taylor, Archibald, Annie married Malcolm McRae, Joseph, Alex or Tom, Christine married Perk Pearson. Isabel Kirkness Philp(b:1849) moved to Canada, I don't think she ever married. John Spence Philp(b:1846), status unknown Margaret Taylor Philp(1844), Status unknown Mary Spence Philp(b:1848), married Thomas Philp in 1871 Jean Moar Philp(b;1851), married William Harper in 1875 Jamina Philp(b:1855), status unknown If there were other childern, unknown. I'm trying to find out what happened to John and Margaret and the rest of the family? I have found out that Helen was living with her uncle and aunt in 1851. So something must have happened to her family. (John Philp's parents were: William Philp (b:1778) and Jean Folster(b:1780) and they were married in 1807) (Margaret Spence's parents were: William Spence and Hannah Mowat) William's parents were, George Philp(1749) and Catherine Taylor(1753) and they married 1775 So any information will be most welcomed.
Archie Phillips <carphillips@hotmail.com>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 16:39:36 (EDT)
Captain Colin Robertson Sinclair, born Oxford House, Keewatin, August12, 1816, died July 22, 1901. (This is now Oxford House, Manitoba, Canada) Father: Willaim Sinclair Mother: Margaret Nahovway Sinclair On his tombstone in St. Johns Cemetery in Winnipeg reads: "Sacred To the memory Of my mother Margaret Nahovway Sinclair This last token of love and affection is erected by her wandering boy, Colin, 1897" On the back of the monument is written: "Eyes of my childhood days shall meet me, lips of a mothers love shall greet me, on the day I follow. Oh, what hosts of memories rise, sadness dims an old mans eyes" Colin was sent to Scotland to get educated at a very young age and never saw is mother again, in his old age he came looking for her but she had died approximately 10 years before. So he erected the momunment for her. When he died he requested that he be buried in the same grave and it was requested. Relations are in San Francisco and Oxford House, Manitoba. Archie
Archie <carphillips@hotmail.com>
winnipeg, mb Canada - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 16:37:51 (EDT)
I believe I have the last remaining Sinclair family originating from the, "Quoys", in HOLM, which left the Sinclair family in 1951/52. Grandmother, nee, Mary Alexander Morrison, originated, I believe in Kirkwall. The last Sinclair to live in the, "Quoys, was Peter who died just before the sale to the neighbouring, "Gorn's".
Gordon James Sinclair <gjsinclair@ntlworld>
Darlington Co.Durham, DL2 1BB., U.K. - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 14:58:40 (EDT)
I am having trouble accessing the 1851 Censuses for Westray & Papa Westray,Kirkwall & Shapinsay, on this site..The others are fine. Is any one else having difficulty ?
Janette Thomson,(Foulis) <janmax@vds.net.au>
Melbourne, Victoria AUSTRALIA - Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 22:41:17 (EDT)
PASCO/E looking for anyone connected with Admiral John Pascoe born Stoke Damerel, Devon UK
alison musgrove <alismuz@hotmail.com>
UK - Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 03:43:09 (EDT)
Looking for any info.concerning Malcom Ross Simpson,born 03nov.1827,he immigrated to Australia in the middle of the 1800's. Parents were John Simpson/Margaret Garrioch living in Flotta Orkney Scotland.
John Simpson <jgsimpson65@home.com>
Canada - Friday, July 20, 2001 at 17:50:28 (EDT)
Have spent an enjoyable half hour browsing this site. I am trying to find info on John Linklater who married Eliza Villyan (Velzian). Their son James was born in Stromness in 1855. He came to NZ and married Flora McShannon.
Wendy <melanie.middlemiss@xtra.co.nz>
USA - Friday, July 20, 2001 at 00:21:22 (EDT)
just adding some things my grandfather chapman (thomas) he lived in musselbugh, and worked in the coal mines on the main land. and my grand father reid (gorge) worked also in the coal mines on the main land he lived out on morrisons haven which is near preston pans.
jennifer chapman <jennifer_chapman_1974@yahoo.com.au>
perth , wa Australia - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 10:09:37 (EDT)
I wonder if anyone knows about a danish priest who came to Orkney or Caithness, (Scotland), in 1912, his surname was Fangel ?
Svend-Erik Fangel Pedersen <sfp@kfumscout.dk>
Copenhagen, Denmark - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 09:24:31 (EDT)
Have many ancestors in Orkney PEACE, CHALMERS,to name 2 great to have found you shall try again later
Lesley Hartley <lesleyhartley@yahoo.com>
Burnie, Tas Australia - Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 00:06:04 (EST)
I am trying to gather information on the reid chapman foley highley clans my mothers madien name is jannett highley reid born 22 6 1946 my fathers name is alexander chapman born 12 of 6 1948. was born in scotland in 1974, my grand mothers madien name is jean foley now deciced my grand fathers name is thomas chapman still living in scotland they had 5 children . my mothers father, my grand father gorge reid (dodie) died back in 1985 and my grand mother Isabel reid is still living in prestonpans easth lothian scotland, they had 8 children, I migrated to australia in 1976 with my perents in september of that year. i am trying to find out where i came from and my ancestory in scotland.
jennifer chapman <jennifer_chapman_1974@yahoo.com.au>
perth western australia, Australia - Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 23:55:37 (EST)
My husband's great grandfather was John Thomas Kent who was born on 4 February 1836 and married Isabella Flett on 19 December 1861 in the area of Firth. His parents were Thomas and Jean (Loutit) Kent from Westray. Can anyone give me any further information regarding these families?
janet flett <janetflett@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 14:41:11 (EDT)
My husband's great grandfather was John Thomas Flett who was born on 4 February 1836 and married Isabella Flett on 19 December 1861 in the area of Firth. His parents were Thomas and Jean (Loutit) Kent from Westray. Can anyone give me any further information regarding these families?
janet flett <janetflett@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 14:40:11 (EDT)
Great site,I've visited several times.My gggrandparents were William Traill and Henrietta Moodie Heddle.I've found several references to their marriage and children but nothing further on Henrietta Moodie Heddle.Any info on her birth and parentage would be greatly appreciated.The only reference I have is from notes my GGranfather,Frederick Traill made in our copy of "The Genealogy of the Orkney Traills" where he blames "Moodies daughter" for bringing consumption into the family by marrying "rich Robert Heddle" (not a very complimentary comment)
anne eager <eagerinc@bigpond.com>
sydney, australia - Monday, July 16, 2001 at 23:42:37 (EDT)
Hello...just thought I would drop a note. I really liked your site. My Dad just found it a couple of days ago...and showed it to me...very interesting...now comes the hard work of putting it all together...keep it up.... Heather Heyser (Beakes)
Heather Heyser <enoettil@hotmail.com>
Las Cruces, NM USA - Friday, July 13, 2001 at 13:55:31 (EDT)
Looking for Information on Magnus Simonson, (spelling may have been Simison, Symison, Symeson, Symon, etc. could be my great great great great great grandfather. thanks
collis simonson <bsimo17@hotmail.com>
Dix, IL USA - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 15:33:50 (EDT)
researching Bews,Beaton,Traill,Sinclair,Foulis,Anderson,Clark,Lindsay,Mowat,Scott all from Orkneys
Paul Antonelli <antone7@powerup.com.au>
USA - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 07:57:21 (EDT)
BARNETSON - does anyone have any information at all on this surname?
Randy Barnetson <rbcb@direct.ca>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 07:46:04 (EDT)
Formarly Vivienne Hourston.Orkney
V Cameron <Viviecam@aol.com>
Inverness, Scotland - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 03:55:33 (EDT)
I JUST FOUND THIS SITE AND I HAVE TO SAY IT'S GREAT , I'M JUST STARTING TO TRACE MY MUM'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY WHO ARE BURGESS AND WYLIE AND I'M LUCKY TO HAVE FAMILY STILL ALIVE IN WHAT I CALL MY SECOND HOME AS I LOVE ORKNEY AND I HAVE FRIENDS LIVING THERE AS WELL , KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE INFORMATION I WILL RETURN TO THIS SITE TIME AND TIME AGAIN.
JIM HOLLANDS <jrholla@aol.com>
GILLINGHAM, KENT ENGLAND - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 19:39:42 (EDT)
Great site, shall be back.
Helen Hourston (linklater) <helen-hourston@beeb.net>
Aberdeen , USA - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 17:45:56 (EDT)
A great resource. Thanks!
John Fisher <fishsull@earthlink.com>
Leesburg, VA USA - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 09:27:43 (EDT)
I have posted numerous old photos on my Photobox webpage in the hope that someone may be able to identify who the people are. The photos were all connected to my family and must include individuals from the Wisharts of Orphir, Harcuses of Eday, Patersons and Reids and Groats of Westray, Smiths and Spences from Tankerness and probably many other families. Some of the photos were taken in South Sheilds, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Toronto, Oregon and other places and must be from family who emigrated from Orkney. Maybe the photos include readers' family? I will be putting more of the photos on the website in due course. If anyone can help identify the people or events I would be grateful for any information and if they would like an emailed copy of any of the photos please let me know. My photobox website is at http://www.photobox.co.uk/public/detail.html?c album=18288 or you can view all my photo albums from http://www.photobox.co.uk/marion.mcleod@btinternet.com
Marion McLeod <marion.mcleod@btinternet.com>
Kirkwall, Orkney - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 15:15:47 (EDT)
Anyone with any information on the surname Fiddler. I have already begun researching but any marriage dates and names would be very welcome. Ann Fiddler
Ann Louise Marion Fiddler <annlmfiddler@hotmail.com>
Luton, Bedfordshire Britain - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 14:24:42 (EDT)
Great Grandson of Andrew Buckham Davidson, who left Orkney Islands for Australia early 1800s Born 1815. A relative Hebden Joined him Later and they lived and farmed in the Buchan district. Gippsland, Victoria.
James Andrew Davidson <jandjdavidson@hotmail.com>
Sale, Victoria Australia - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 09:49:15 (EDT)
I have just come across your guest book and would like to add to it. I am making a family tree and would like to find out about My Great Grandfather- Thomas Johnston, I believe he may have been a whaling man and died at sea. His son James Gorrie Johnston was born November 4, 1872,I think in Birsay. He married Jessie Clouston of Strumness, born May 22, 1872 and James and Jessie immigrated to Canada in the very early 1900's. Thomas married Margaret....? Thanks
Edna MIll <gemill@home.com>
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 12:38:06 (EDT)
Very interesting site.
Nina Hugill <nhugill@burkes-landed-gentry.com>
England - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 10:33:49 (EDT)
Keep up the good work
Kenneth R. Clouston
Mandan, ND USA - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 01:14:49 (EDT)
I have just become interested in my family tree and my mother's maiden name was Stenhouse. Her father was called Leonard and he had a brother called William but unfortunately, I know little more except I believe they originated from Hoy/Hoick? My mother's mother had the surname of Barnaby and I believe she married Leonard Stenhouse on Christmas Day in or about 1913 They had 7 children to my knowledge: William, Mary, John, Eliza, Evelyn, Nora (my mother) and Leonard. Mary and John died in infancy, I believe. All 7 children were born in Hull to my knowledge. This was a very old fashioned family and were all baptised possibly Catholic. My maternal grandmother had the forenames of Alice Maud. I look forward to hearing from you if any of this is of any interest to you. I would appreciate any assistance you could give me as to the best websites to use in my search as my father's surname is Gibson which is very common. Thank you Pat
Pat <PATGIBSON5@aol.com>
Hull Yorks UK, England - Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 16:39:31 (EDT)
Fascinating to see ones own history
Phillip Hercus <geraldinek@ozemail.com.au>
Ballarat, Vic Australia - Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 07:27:05 (EDT)
Interesting to find my mother's name Barbar Cusator....wish I could find more of my grandfather, James Cusator.
Frank Beakes <fbeakes@elp.rr.com>
El Paso, TX USA - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 20:44:31 (EDT)
I HAVE TWO GRAND PARENTS FROM THE ORKNEY ISLANDS.MARGARET MUIR WIFE OF ROERT WILSON FROM SANDAY ABOUT 1830. AND JOHN & MARGARET WILSON MY GRANDMOTHER. I HAVE SOME HISTORY BUT HAVE NOT FOUND ANY ONE IN THE GENEALOGICAL LINE
DONALD WILSON PARR <donaldparr@webtv.com>
CUDJOE KEY, FL 33042 USA - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 11:45:59 (EDT)
I HAVE TWO GRAND PARENTS FROM THE ORKNEY ISLANDS.MARGARET MUIR WIFE OF ROERT WILSON FROM SANDAY ABOUT 1830. AND JOHN & MARGARET WILSON MY GRANDMOTHER. I HAVE SOME HISTORY BUT HAVE NOT FOUND ANY ONE IN THE GENEALOGICAL LINE
DONALD WILSON PARR <donaldparr@webtv.com>
CUDJOE KEY, FL 33042 USA - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 11:42:00 (EDT)
did my e mail of the muir family back ground reach you?
DONALD WILSON PARR <donaldparr@webtv.com>
cudjoe key, fl 33042 USA - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 10:18:33 (EDT)
I am trying to trace my mothers ancestors. They originated in the Orkneys and the last name waWick (s)
Alan Peterson <a-bpeterson@home.com>
Victoria Victoria , B.C. Canada - Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 07:19:15 (EDT)
Thank you for the info on the Marwick family. I believe the Marwicks originated in Narvik, Norway and would like to hear from anyone who could point me in the right direction as I have not been able to research further than the Orkneys.
William Eddie Marwick <wmarwick@hotmail.com>
South Africa - Monday, July 02, 2001 at 07:28:28 (EDT)
I am looking for info re the family of Jessie Halcrow, born between 1842-46 in Shetlands, died there in 1922. She married John Chambers in 1880 in North Leith, Edinburgh. They were my g-grandparents. Any info would be appreciated.
Doris <towhee@hotmail.com>
USA - Sunday, July 01, 2001 at 21:59:36 (EDT)
Looking for MARION MCLEOD I tried answering your post, but now your address doesn't go through. I am from the ANNAL line in the Orkney Isles.
Rurh Prentice <ra23456@aol.com>
Taunton, Ma USA - Sunday, July 01, 2001 at 10:11:20 (EDT)
Looking for info on William Spence and Mary Craigie, Deerness 1850's. Parents or family? Also George Craigie and Christina Mode of Garson, Rousay m 20 March 1816.
Isla Rigby <mikeandisla@ukonline.co.uk>
uk - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 21:34:32 (EDT)
My g g grandfather Hugh Halcrow b1815 Fladdabister Shetland, came to Australia 1840's, any info on Halcrow families connected .
Brian Button <bbutton@ozemail.com.au>
Sydney, nsw Australia - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 19:21:59 (EDT)
Plan to visit Sanday soon. Looking for info on my grandparents, Harry K. Horne and Annie Elizabeth Peace
Richard P. Wheatley <Sanday1@msn.com>
Dennis, Ma USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 22:59:20 (EDT)
wanted imfo on Robert Croy who married a Elizabeth shearer in the orkneys. and Parents if you can help me
carmel dickson <carmelj@alphalink.com.au>
Melbourne, vic Australia - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 05:53:28 (EDT)
Steve, son of John Edwin Frisken, grandson of Don Frisken
Steve Frisken
San Francisco, CA USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 00:53:26 (EDT)
Is my GGreat Aunt listed as a nun in late 1800's or early 1900's (MARGARET BARRON)It's reported that she was a nun at the "Sisters of Charity" in Nazareth, KY?? Carole
Carole Jenkins <cjenkins45@kc.rr.com>
USA - Sunday, June 17, 2001 at 14:19:09 (EDT)
fascinating site!Any Sandisons in B.C. CAnada?My father is James Craigie Sandison who moved to Canada in 1958.
susan sandison <susandison@hotmail.com>
West Vancouver, B.C Canada - Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 23:02:14 (EDT)
A great site! was wondering if in the Orkney was the name always CRAIGIE or was it CRAIG too. My ancestors are now called CRAIG. Thanks for your site! Jean
Jean Thomas <thomas@cedar.alberni.net>
Port Alberni, B.C. Canada - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 10:11:38 (EDT)
Looking for McCurdy,MacKirdy etc. Isle of Butte-Ireland-then Canada and USA.Going to be in Scotland this coming August.
Darline Elsie Cronk Mc Curdy <Lightlady31@hotmail.com>
Lapeer, Mi. USA - Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 18:07:11 (EDT)
Looking for McCurdy,MacKirdy etc. Isle of Butte-Ireland-then Canada and USA.
Darline Elsie Cronk Mc Curdy <Lightlady31@hotmail.com>
Lapeer, Mi. USA - Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 17:51:32 (EDT)
Hello, It was wonderful finding this site. Looking through the "Cursiter" name base I found many of my family members. Here is what I know so far. My father: Nelson Edward Cusiter, his Father: Daniel McGregor Cusiter: his mother Edwardina Robertson, His father: Alexander Nelson Cusiter. His mother: Helen Hopkins, his father: William Cusiter. I know that most were from Alberdeen Scotland. If you may be related to me, I would love to hear from you.
Kanina (Cusiter) James <kaninaj@netscape.net>
Great Falls, Mt USA - Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 16:21:22 (EDT)
Descendants of Orkney Linklaters, looking for info on James Linklater b.1855 Orkney, & somtime went to N.Z., don't know dates or ship, or marriage, or death dates. Also a Hugh Linklater went to N.Z. with Lyon family unknown where. Just begun looking but getting there. Hope to hear from anyone.
Linklater, Helen <Jaikrsna@better.net.au>
Murwillumbah, NSW Aust - Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 02:10:34 (EDT)
Adam Friskin Torrie??????Ancient relative, My Dad Robin Grandfather Edwin, minister of the Presbyterian Church in Coleraine N. Ireland Ronald, Uncle, Presbyterian minister in Elgin Scotland, Cecil , Consultant, Royal Hospital Belfast Any one else out there ????
Shelagh Torrie <torrie@tinet.ie>
Dublin, USA - Saturday, June 09, 2001 at 23:06:32 (EDT)
my g.g.g.grandfather was born in kirkwall in 1810--anyone recognize the name--his father was a soldier there-his mother and father were married in stirling--1805--love to hear from anyone -i think other children died there
frances walker nee knotts <fwalker@ozwebip.com.au>
deception bay, qld aust. - Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 21:59:16 (EDT)
I am seeking information on my ancestor Hugh Fraser, I believe his middle name was Louis and that his parents were Alex Fraser and Jany Macdonald. I was told he came from Bullestia, Scotland but on the census it said Orkney. Can anyone help me in confirming where he really came from and if these people really are his parents. He would have come to Canada in the early 1800's as he married Cecelia Ogden who was born 1822 and had a daughter Marguerite Fraser who was married in Edmonton (Fort des Prairies, AB in 1840. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Mark Cardinal <card5@telusplanet.net>
Lac La Biche, AB Canada - Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 12:41:13 (EDT)
I'm interested in the Hossack family in Caithness and Orkney, also Park, McKay and Brodie. Can anyone help?
Gale <Gale_McLeod@education.ed.ac.uk>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 12:12:59 (EDT)
Corrigall - I have just found that my husband's ggg grandfather, Alexander Lowden, married a Catharine Corrigall in May 1841 in Harray, Orkney. He was rector of New Glasgow, Lower Canada at the time of his death in Canada West at a synod meeting. We believe him to be from Ayr, originally. Does anyone have any information about Catharine and her family?
Laura Hogg <Laura.Hogg@sympatico.ca>
Ottawa, Canada - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 16:47:14 (EDT)
Looking for relatives of James Short family from Orphir went to Canada and was employed by the Hudson Bay Company - 1700s.
Rosemary J Ross-Marion-Nicklin <r.marion@ntlworld.com>
England - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 12:01:59 (EDT)
Looking for relatives of James Short family from Orphir went to Canada and was employed by the Hudson Bay Company - 1700s.
Rosemary J Ross-Marion-Nicklin <r.marion@ntlworld.com>
England - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 12:01:59 (EDT)
my mother was born un west caulder in 1923, her mother sarah OMAND was born in orkney, i'm just looking for her family
andrew harland <andyharland@actrix.co.nz>
owhango, new zealand - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 23:05:53 (EDT)
I am researching my Work family history. Any help would be so appreciated. I have only made it back to my great grandfather Thomas Everett Work. He was born in the late 1800's in the USA. I know that my ancestors started out in the orkney islands but I have to frist names to go on. Thank you much
Tammera Lynn Work Gordineer <TGordineer@yahoo.com>
Eugene, OR USA - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 20:28:38 (EDT)
I am so happy to find this site. I am hoping that I will find a wealth of information about my family here. Thank you.
Tammera Lynn Work Gordineer <TGordineer@yahoo.com>
Eugene, OR USA - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 20:23:19 (EDT)
Researching Bews,Beatton,Traill,Richardon,Lindsay,Gordon,Paterson,Anderson,Clark
Paul Antonelli <antone7@powerup.com.au>
Gold Coast, Qld Australia - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 20:02:38 (EDT)
Great Site:- It would be most appreciated to receive any information relating to the ISBISTER families who migrated to Melbourne, Australia - supposedly in the late 1800's.
Grant Isbister <grant_pam@supportnet.com.au>
Melbourne, Australia - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 00:59:29 (EDT)
I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TRACE MY HUSBAND'S FMILY TREE. LEASK FROM SHETLAND. THERE ARE SO MANY I JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START
ADELINE LEASK <TUSHKER@AOL.COM>
SHETLAND, SCOTLAND UK - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 18:43:58 (EDT)
I am Researching the names Stockan, Stockand, and Stokkan. any input is appreciated. Thanks!
Andrew Stockand <Stockand@Juno.com>
portland, OR USA - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 10:07:29 (EDT)
Brilliant Site .. very informative .. researching Foulis family tree/history
Ken Foulis <kengfoulis@hotmail.com>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 17:58:58 (EDT)
this is stupid
skyler wilson <xfcftjj98 679i0>
grayland, w.a. USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 13:37:10 (EDT)
this is stupid
skyler wilson <xfcftjj98 679i0>
grayland, w.a. USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 13:37:10 (EDT)
i want to trace back my family
mc orkney
USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 17:44:13 (EDT)
A great site ! I love visiting it. Keep up the good work! Checking through some records today I thought I'd send the following...it may be of some help to someone ...are these your lost rellies/"Departed Kirkwall,on Tuesday,19 June 1883 were Orcadians Donald Morgan and five daughters as well as Mr. Frew, (who later marr. one of the dau's) Mr Thomas Leslie and Mr David Guthrie.They left for sydney,Australia." No other infomation was given but Mr Frew would have been a young man maybe abt mid to late 20's. Hope it helps someone.
Janette M.THOMSON <janmax@vds.net.au>
Melbourne, Vic AUSTRALIA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 23:11:51 (EDT)
A great site ! i love visiting it. Keep up the good work! Checking through some records today I thought I'd send the following...it may be of some help to someone ...are these your lost rellies/ "Departed Kirkwall,on Tuesday,19 June 1883 were Orcadians Donald Morgan and five daughters as well as Mr. Frew, (who later marr. one of the dau's) Mr Thomas Leslie and Mr David Guthrie." No other infomation was given but Mr Frew would have been a young man maybe abt mid to late 20's. Hope it helps someone.
Janette M.THOMSON <janmax@vds.net.au>
Melbourne, Vic AUSTRALIA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 23:09:45 (EDT)
Any info on James King and wife Elizabeth Robertson who emigrated to Sydney Australia from the Orkney Islands in the 1800's and settled in Minto/Campbelltown area outside Sydney. Probably arriving between 1860 and 1880
Larry King <larry_king@matilda.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 20:36:10 (EDT)
Know anything of John andRebecca White Irvine of Saint John, New Brunswick or their son (my Grandfather) Thomas Sterrie Irvine who came to the US and settled in Malden, MA?
Eugene C. (Gene) Irvine <CIRCLEI@MSN.COM>
Waltham, MA USA - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 20:47:38 (EDT)
It's me again, my granda would have been born in the late 1920s.
Karin Delday
Aberdeen, Scotland - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 08:40:13 (EDT)
WOW, I don't think I've seen the name Delday appear that much ever, Over hear the name is unusual! My Granda comes from Orkney and that's all I know. His name was William James Delday, born on the 16th of August, not to sure which year exactly. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou for such an interesting Website.
Karin Delday <karin.delday@centrilift.com>
Aberdeen, Scotland - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 08:29:51 (EDT)
Thankyou for the wonderful information on the Angus and Stanger i was able to fill in alot of holes.
Sharon Joseph <sharonj@hypermax.net.au>
Brisbane, QLD Australia - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 21:27:51 (EDT)
Heureux d'avoir découvert que nos ancêtres sont d'Ecosse. Mais lequel des LINAY est venu s'installer en France ? Sourires... Cela va être dur d'avoir la réponse. Bravo pour votre bon travail.
LINAY DIDIER <didierlinay@aol.com>
PARIS, FRANCE - Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 18:12:51 (EDT)
Anyone have any info on my grandfather John Foubister Corrigall b.1879 Hoy,Orkney? His father,also John,(known as "John of Melsetter")was originally a seaman,who took his first wife (name unknown)to sea with him. When she died(?cause),he left the sea and became a farmer and married my greatgrandmother Jessie(nee Foubister).I have also heard that his brother Jimmy(known as"Jimmy of ?Quoys")married either the first wife`s sister or Jessie`s sister.I have some more info but have yet to put it into order and would be most interested if anybody recognises any of the names mentioned and would like to compare notes
Lindsay <brian.hourihane@btinternet.com>
Barnsley, U.K. - Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 20:06:51 (EDT)
Looking for any information about the Trail family. I understand they were sentenced to Orkney because they refused to be associated with a clan...true?
S. Jundi <sajundi@mediaone.net>
freedom, nh USA - Friday, May 18, 2001 at 21:48:21 (EDT)
Looking for any information about the Trail family. I understand they were sentenced to Orkney because they refused to be associated with a clan...true?
S. Jundi <sajundi@mediaone.net>
freedom, nh USA - Friday, May 18, 2001 at 21:48:17 (EDT)
Cock
Alvaro Velasquez-Cock <navelasq@cable.net.co>
Bogota, Colombia - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 21:11:05 (EDT)
Estaria muy interesado en que me informara de donde son originarios el apellido cock,escudo de armas ,clan mis antepasados se llamaban cock williamson emigraron en en el siglo xix a colombia donde dejaron descendencia eminentisima algunos estubieron a punto de ser presidentes de colombia Por favor le rogaria que me contestara creemos que eran de MONTROSSE Saludos Jorge Alfredo Cock
cock baena jorge alfredo <jorgecock@terra.es>
barcelona, España - Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 13:27:15 (EDT)
My g g grandfather was William MALCOLM born July 1838 in Stromness. Eventually emmigrated to New Zealand in 1872. I am searching for details of his parents - William (a seaman) and Jane (or Jean)
Pauline Payne <PPayne 36@aol.com>
England - Friday, May 11, 2001 at 06:05:47 (EDT)
I am looking for the family of Agnes Flewwelling who is the great aunt of my children. In the 1970s she lived in Vancouver with her son, Harold, and his wife, Annie, and their children. I believe Agnes was sister of Robert Cullen of Montana and North Dakota. Thank you for any info.
Mrs. Don Cullen <hildur@myexcel.com>
Lynnwood, Wa USA - Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 16:39:08 (EDT)
Linage of Robert Halcro and Hugh Halcro
Ricky Harcrow (Halcro)
Ider, Ala USA - Wednesday, May 09, 2001 at 21:09:12 (EDT)
Thee of my grandparents were born in the Orkneys - trying to do family tree. Grandfather: William Miller, born Nov. 7, 1875 Grandmother: Margaret Helen Scott Pottinger, born Aug. 30, 1888 Grandmother: Bertha Lilliane St. Clair, birthdate unknown Can you help?
Donna Fulton <fei@axionet.com>
Delta, BC Canada - Wednesday, May 09, 2001 at 19:24:57 (EDT)
Looking for descendents of Robert Halcro and Magnus Halcro
Rick Harcrow (Halcro) <kharcrow@farmerstel.com>
Ider, Al USA - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 22:37:49 (EDT)
Thanks for a very comprehensive and useful site. I was able to find some valuable information on the Cursiter family.
Stuart Hutchison
Australia - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 02:34:44 (EDT)
Thanks for a very comprehensive and useful site.I was able to find some valuable information on the Cursiter family.
Stuart Hutchison
USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 02:32:35 (EDT)
I am trying to locate descendants of the Leask family from Stenness,Aglath Farm,Orkney.Also any information about Agnes Elliot Leask born June 1900 Stenness.
Raewyn.Harrison-Stiles <grarae@hyper.net.nz>
Invercargill, New Zealand - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 18:11:21 (EDT)
Looking for information on Thomas Brock, born 1798 in Illinois
katie bierschied <hsmoab.kbiersch@lasal.net>
moab, ut USA - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 19:54:28 (EDT)
Our family just recently came into possession of some old photographs and letters connected to the Gibson, Heddle, Cowper and Ward families from Kirkwall. An interesting start in researching the family tree - Elizabeth Heddle and William Gibson emigrated to Canada in the 1860's and settled in Brigden, Ontario. This isn't a query at this time. I hope to visit your website to gain more detail in the future.
Susan Gibson <gibber@ sympatico.ca>
Leamington, On Canada - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 16:05:08 (EDT)
I am searching for William Murray who was born in Earltown Scotland and was the father of William Murray (also of Earltown) who lived 1786-1847. I want to know who the sr.'s parents were. Help!
Donald Howard Murray <donmurray4@home.com>
Spokane, wa USA - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 12:35:05 (EDT)
Leigh is a grandson of Mary Ellen (spence) Johnston who married George William Johnston about 1901. She later married a second time. We would love some information on their lives in Orkney. Would appreciate hearing from someone. Kindest regards.
Leigh & Michelle Curry <Leroys89@hotmail.com>
Wanganui, New Zealand - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 07:19:48 (EDT)
born in south africa
neil eunson <neunson@hotmail.com>
london, uk - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 17:37:14 (EDT)
Very happy to find you! The following is one grt-gfather on my mother side. I knew him as a small child. Arthur MANSON (M)..................... B: 27 Aug 1871 Father: John MANSON Stromness, Orkney, Scotland Mother: May Flett They lived at Firthside cottage, and I have been able to track many of my relations starting with a book Orkney Journeys by John Wilson who was a lifelong friend of my grandmother's cousin, Dr, Robert S. Barclay, F.R.S.E. I corresponded with another cousin, Miss Jane Manson, for some time until she died at a very old age in the mid-1990's. I would be happy to correspond with other knowledgeable kin. -- Nick
Nick G. Carter <nick.carter@worldnet.att.net>
Richland, WA USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 01:38:50 (EDT)
I am interested in finding out if there are any families with the surname "Annal" On researching my family tree I found out that my great-great-great-grandfather settled in York Factory, Manitoba, working for the Hudson's Bay Company and that he sailed from the Orkney Islands. I would appreciate any help I can get in this research. His name was Peter Annal. Thanks. Doreen
doreen amos <taffy@pangea.ca>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 19:57:20 (EDT)
Brilliant site. How do I add names to the list? Regards Brian
Brian Drever <brian_drever@thefreeinternet.co.uk>
Liverpool, UK - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 18:53:35 (EDT)
A very good website, well done. It has provided my family with a possible male line of ancestors, which is something that has previously been impossible
Kenneth Hutchison <96hutchisonkj@banff-academy.aberdeenshire.sch.uk>
Banff, Scotland - Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 20:43:10 (EDT)
HI FROM NEW ZEALAND.GREAT SITE.IM LOOKING FOR RELATIVES OF WILLIAM AND MARYJANE MCBEATH CRAIG FARMER OF STIRLING,SCOTLAND.THEY HAD 3 SONS CHARLES,SYDNEY AND HENRY.WILLIAM DIED IN STIRLING IN1901.HE HAD SISTERS JESSIE AND MAGGIE IN WAVERLEY SYDNEY .JESSIES HUSBANDWAS ALEX CRAIG WHO WORKED FOR J.BARRE JOHNSON IN SYDNEY.THEY WERE RELATED TO CUNNINGHAMS IN NEW ZEALAND.CAN ANYONE HELP?
GRAEME DUCKETT <jewels@infogen.net.nz>
- Friday, April 20, 2001 at 06:11:14 (EDT)
This is a great site. The Genealogy of a family is always an interesting subject to study. Regards Adam Simison And I too, still live in Canada, and always will. (hint, hint). April/01
Adam Simison <asimison@attcanada.net>
USA - Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 22:20:30 (EDT)
I am looking for any information on any of the LARNACH family from Caithness, Orkney, Shetland, Durham, Australia and New Zealand. If anyone has any information I would dearly love to hear from you. Kind Regards Marilyn
Marilyn Parker <raymar@xtra.co.nz>
Whitiang, New Zealand - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 23:35:49 (EDT)
my Father name was James Eunson but the family changed spelling from Ewenson to Eunson when they moved from Shetland to Orkney
Elizabeth Kean <ekean@monarch.net>
medicine hat, canada - Monday, April 16, 2001 at 00:34:25 (EDT)
Know and love the western isles well; my parents came from Scotland.
Margaret P. Grimm <ZipprG@aol.com>
Titusville, FL USA - Sunday, April 15, 2001 at 13:27:14 (EDT)
looking for family history and relatives in usa
alex cairney <alexcairney@hotmail.com.au>
brisbane, qld australia - Sunday, April 15, 2001 at 09:29:41 (EDT)
Related to James Folster from Orkney Islands
Peter BOYER <beetroot@bigpond.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Sunday, April 15, 2001 at 03:39:44 (EDT)
I'm tracking William Irvine b. abt 1804 and Isabella Flett b. abt 1808. They were maried in Feb. of 1829 and 1st son b. 6.Nov.1829 Thank you for the info. I think I can give you some more info. I willl e-mail you later.
James Dean Irwin <jirwin@tetranet.net>
St. Louis, MO USA - Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 12:35:49 (EDT)
my great-grandfather is alex costie. from westray,orkney islands. e-mail me any info you may have about the costie`s and kent`s thank-you
rhoda costie <smitty-4@webtv.net>
cheboygan, mi USA - Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 02:12:09 (EDT)
st.andrews scottish cultural society of ottawa ontario canada 21 james street suite 204 ottawa ontario k2p-0t5
robin Lawrence <standrewsscottishcultural2001ca@yahoo.ca>
ottawa, ontario canada - Friday, April 13, 2001 at 20:57:57 (EDT)
What an interesting site. I am the gt.granddaughter of Peter Chalmers McKinlay b.21 April 1844 Dunfermline Fife Scotland who married Margaret Dorman Adamson 30 June 1865. My grandfather was Robert Adamson McKinlay b. 17 August 1869 and grandmother Isabella Stenhouse b.5 Jan 1870. Names of interest are Adamson, McKinlay, Bowman, Hamilton and Dorman.Any information would be appreciated. Elaine M. Farmer - elainefarmer69@hotmail.com Christchurch New Zealand 13th April 2001.
Elaine Margaret Farmer <elainefarmer69@hotmail.com>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Friday, April 13, 2001 at 06:10:15 (EDT)
Rhoda Armstrong is my maternal great grandmother.
James Posey <jimdragoon@aol.com>
Laguna Hills, CA USA - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 22:10:06 (EDT)
Hi I have traced some of my ancestors to the Orkney Islands. They were Jane Irvine, daughter of John and Jean Irvine. I have no dates for any of them and am finding it difficult from NZ to find info. One day I am hoping to come and visit. Regards Lorraine Richardson
Loraine Richardson <lmrich@xtra.co.nz>
New Zealand - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 04:20:41 (EDT)
I am looking for Adamson relatives-Gilbert or Douglas
Douglas James Adamson jr <bbohart@home.com>
Newport Beach, CA USA - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 02:09:29 (EDT)
Thanks for all the hard work in complying this list. I hope to find someone. I've just started my search, Thanks again. K. Larry Mowat
Kenneth Larry Mowat <lard21443@msn.com>
Boonsboro, md USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 12:23:07 (EDT)
My grandmother "Mary Cooper" was born in raised in the Orkney Islands, she had sisters & brothers I believe. She worked to bring herself to the USA. She married my grandfather who's last name was Atwood. I would like to know additional information about her and any relatives. My phonee number is 760-252-8878 or my daughter DeeDe at 760-253-4590. Nancy Cheryl Thompson/Goodwater
Nancy Goodwater <goodwaternancy@aol.com>
Barstow, CA USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 05:32:05 (EDT)
Doing research on my ancestor,Thomas Redland, father of Magnus Redlon. Magnus was born in Shetland, Scotland (Stromness) in 1698, and died in Saco, Maine, USA in 1772. Welcome all inquiries and suggestions.
Raymond A. Leger <rleger@cfl.rr.com>
Titusville, FL USA - Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 16:46:04 (EDT)
my 4g grandfather magnus baikie came to america from the islands in the early 1700's his name was americanized to beckey. you have a great site.
Randy Beckey <randybeckey@hotmail.com>
Tecumseh, Mi USA - Monday, April 09, 2001 at 20:53:07 (EDT)
What is the easiest way to trace back the Eunsons and the Leslies who lived in the Fair Isle and Orkney in the mid to late 1800's?
lesley jones <lesley@ljones34.freeserve.co.uk>
Chelmsford, England - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 18:32:06 (EDT)
What is the easiest way to trace back the Eunsons and the Leslies who lived in the Fair Isle and Orkney in the mid to late 1800's?
lesley jones
USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 16:41:05 (EDT)
I would like to trace back my Orcadian roots. Where is the easiest place to research the Eunsons and the Leslies who lived in the Fair Isle and Orkney (poss Stromness) in the mid to late 1800's?
lesley jones <lesley@ljones34.freeserve.co.uk>
chelmsford, england - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 16:38:07 (EDT)
I come from a line of eunson's, leslie's, brice's on the Orcadian side
lesley jones <lesley@ljones34.freeserve.co.uk>
chelmsford, england - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 16:33:57 (EDT)
I am looking for origin and meaning of the Orcadian surname Seatter
Alan Robinson <awh.robinson@virgin.net>
Ashford, Kent, Great Britain - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 12:23:26 (EDT)
Just found your website whilst searching for family history connection with Stronsay. Robert and John MILLER emmigrated to Victoria, Australia in 1852. Any suggestions re contacts re this family, please reply.
julian hood <hoodjt@hotmail.com>
Vic australia - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 08:47:58 (EDT)
Just found your website whilst searching for family history connection with stronsay. Robert and John MILLER emmigrated to Victoria, Australia is 1852. There is quite a tree of them in Aust. Any suggestions re contacts re this family, please reply.
julian hood <hoodjt@hotmail.com>
Vic australia - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 08:45:29 (EDT)
I wonder if you could confirm whether this Sir William Edmond Logan was the person who first coined the term Indonesia in 1850 as name of the archipelago which at that time was under Dutch colonial rule with official name as Dutch East Indies.Please confirm this query. thanks for the kind assistance.
christianto Wibisono <cwibisono@aol.com>
Falls Church, VA USA - Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 22:25:33 (EDT)
I wonder if someone could confirm whether Sir William Edmond Logan was also the person who coined the term Indonesia for the first time and will be further adopted and popularized by Adolf Bastian, German ethnologist. Please confirm this, if it is correct. thanks
christianto wibisono <wibisono@aol.com>
Falls Church , VA USA - Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 22:22:36 (EDT)
researching Slaters from Lady Parish, Sanday. Very complicated because of the few number of christian names used in those days. excellent site!
jacky ridgway-muir <jacky.muir@virgin.net>
UK - Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 18:21:18 (EDT)
researching Slaters from Lady Parish, Sanday. Very complicated because of the few number of christian names used in those days. excellent site!
jacky ridgway-muir <jacky.muir@virgin.net>
USA - Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 18:20:42 (EDT)
Wow ! This is great! I am the granddaughter of James Chalmers Sinclair Burghes. He lived in Edinburgh with his wife Martha and children Linda Irene and James, and me ofcourse. I am Married to Steve White who is the son of Robert White from Portland in Dorset. Steve and I have three children Marta, Noah and Tatyana. We have a friend in Orkney called Betty Scott who was a friend of my grandfathers. I would really like to visit this island someday soon,! I'm told that my great grandfather was a lobster fisherman and had a boat called the 'Aspen Leaf'. Anya Burghes-White
Anya Lisa Burghes-White <anya@inkysquid.co.uk>
Manchester, UK - Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 16:48:16 (EDT)
I'm just starting to do research into my family tree. I would appreciate any information on the Cusiter family name. My father was from Aberdeen.
Richard Cusiter <snow_2000_man@yahoo.com>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 14:57:55 (EDT)
Very helpful website. Hope to post mine soon.
Norman Slater
Carrying Place, On CANADA - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 10:37:09 (EDT)
A great resource for Orkney reseach!
Bruce Schollie <bruce@schollie.com>
Red Deer , AB Canada - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 17:45:44 (EDT)
Looking for information on James Slater who died at Sanday,drill hall , lady parish on 26/6/1899. Would like to go to grave site if /when visiting UK
Judith Roocke <roockets@aol.com>
Adelaide, SA Australia - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 06:34:14 (EDT)
I am looking for Sharon Allen, we were very good friends in CA in 1966 when I lived with my aunt in Fair Oaks,CA the Pryor family,I attended Bella Vista High School for a year,before returning to New Jersey. Sharon I remember your yellow VW we were best buddies alot of years have passed, but, we were like sister's, it's funny over the years I thought of you alot , I just hit the big 50 I guess as we age dear friends would be wonderfull to see and hear from, but i don't know if your still in CA, I know you would always talk about Hunnington beach. Oh I still have the best buddy bracelet. I hope someone can help me find you. Thankyou Colleen............................
Colleen D. Wronko <cdw326@yahoo.com>
Lyndhurst, NJ USA - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 23:07:19 (EST)
My grandmothers name is Amiela Nerone-Foresta,I'm looking for any of her family members from the states or Italy she was a only child, but she did have cousins, her mother gave her away she was raised by nuns in Italy, her cousin was a preist in Italy, she was in Italy in the late 1800's-1900's than she came to America, my grandmother died in 4/18/84,I loved her very much, that why I need to find the family she never knew, thankyou for your help.
Colleen D. Hoolihan-Wronko <cdw326@yahoo.com>
Lyndhurst, NJ USA - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 22:36:03 (EST)
I'm also reaching my great grandfather Michael Kelley, all I know of him is he was a New York City police officer in the 1900's any information would be helpfull, he had 4 daughters my grandmother Elizabeth, May, Harrit & Aggie.Thankyou for your help.
Colleen D. Hoolihan-Wronko <cdw326@yahoo.com>
Lyndhurst, NJ USA - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 22:26:55 (EST)
I have been trying to research my father's , father William Joseph Hoolihan,I know he was married once before he married my grandmother Elizabeth Kelley Hoolihan, he had a son from his first marriage, I don't know his name,I know my grandfather's trade he was a printer in Washington DC, he also lived in Philadelphia, New Jersey, & New York City. Any info in finding my fathers step brother and his family would be wonderfull, or any information on my grandfather. Thankyou
Colleen D. Hoolihan-Wronko <cdw326@yahoo.com>
Lyndhurst, NJ USA - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 22:18:50 (EST)
Just surfing the site, very interesting.
Shannon Trapper <shannontrapper@hotmail.com>
Moose Factory, Ontario Canada - Friday, March 30, 2001 at 21:58:39 (EST)
Looking for my grandfather's family - CHARLES F. LEASK - lived in Metlakatla, Alaska since approximately 1925. Born on March 24, 1891.
Beverly Leask Guthrie <bjgu3@yahoo.com>
Metlakatla,, Ak USA - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 17:49:49 (EST)
Looking for my grandfather's family - CHARLES F. LEASK - lived in Metlakatla, Alaska since approximately 1925. Born on March 24, 1891.
Beverly Leask Guthrie <bjgu3@yahoo.com>
Metlakatla,, Ak USA - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 17:49:08 (EST)
Looking for my grandfather - CHARLES F. LEASK - lived in Metlakatla, Alaska since approximately 1925. Born on March 24, 1891.
Beverly Leask Guthrie <bjgu3@yahoo.com>
Metlakatla,, Ak USA - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 17:48:41 (EST)
Looking for my grandfather - CHARLES F. LEASK - lived in Metlakatla, Alaska since approximately 1925. Born on March 24, 1891.
Beverly Leask Guthrie <bjgu3@yahoo.com>
Metlakatla,, Ak USA - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 17:38:25 (EST)
EXCELLENT SITE Tracing Muir family from KIRKWALL&ST.OLA area
Fred MUIR <fredmuir@iprmus.com.au>
Melbourne, Vic AUSTRALIA - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 05:54:53 (EST)
eXCELLENT SITE
Fred MUIR <fredmuir@iprmus.com.au>
Melbourne, Vic AUSTRALIA - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 05:50:24 (EST)
I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the city that has the Hudson Bay archives. I will do research on those documents for anyone for a small fee.
Richard <carphillips@hotmail.com>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 00:13:56 (EST)
Still searching for Sinclair , Taylor connections, Walls and Flotta. I would be grateful for any information.
Shirley Cassidy <aries@nwc.net,au>
Exmouth, WA Australia - Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 22:54:19 (EST)
I AM INTERESTED IN MATHIESONS,MOODIES,NICHOLSONS & GREENS WHO LIVED IN CAITHNESS IN THE 19th CENTURY
william green <wgee@ukgateway.net>
dumfries, scotland - Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 14:35:02 (EST)

roert andrew dearness
hull, england - Monday, March 26, 2001 at 06:42:19 (EST)
Rosie with Caithness roots. Surnames of interest Rosie, Innes, Sutherland, Matheson also interests in Swedish and Norwegian Relatives -Vikman, Persson
Maryann Rosie <m_rosie@alberta.com>
Spruce Grove, AB Canada - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 14:16:39 (EST)
My grandfather was from Kirkwall.
Gordon Bews Thomson <divbiz@iinet.net.au>
Perth, WA Australia - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 05:57:59 (EST)
My grandmother Mary Jane Meason believed that she was born in Peru Indiana during the 1870's, her parents emigrated from Orkney and subsequently returned, I wonder if anyone has any furhter information
Magnus Flett <magnus@mflett.freeserve.co.uk>
London, England - Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 07:29:30 (EST)
CONDUCTING A SEARCH FOR MY ORKNEY FAMILY TREE. HAVE REACHED HANS HALCROW WHO MARRIED MARGARET JOHNSDAUGHTER IN 1760's THEY HAD A SON NICOLL HALCROW CHRISTENED 28TH MAY 1767. HELP
ANNE HEGGIE <HANNE510@aol.com>
livingston, SCOTLAND - Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at 18:40:49 (EST)
My mother's father's famiy Russell?Rusland came from Shapinshay Island to Canada in the early 1850's.
Sharon Bunn <sbunn@digitalme.com>
Canada - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 20:09:34 (EST)
I just wondered if I might have relatives in the area.
John Andrew Main <maincelts@adamswells.com>
Bluffton, In USA - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 15:34:49 (EST)
This sounds like a fascinating website that I know my husband would enjoy. I stumbled upon a link which brought me directly to this Guestbook, but there is no link on the guestbook page to get to the rest of the website! Could someone send me the address?!!
Laurie Ibister <ibileague@aol.com>
USA - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 01:29:41 (EST)
Rankin Kennedy- posted a note about the headmaster at PapaWestray school during the 1890s and forgot to give his NAME!! He married a Margaret Ross and they had a daughter named Alexanderina. Trying to trace the family.
Beryl Kennedy Blake <gblakebb@gateway.net>
Bound, NJ USA - Friday, March 16, 2001 at 21:44:49 (EST)
My grandmothers brother was the Headmaster on Papa Westrayin the 1880s. He married Margaret Ross at Fearn and they had a daughter named Alexanderina. Any information on the family would be appreciated.
Beryl Kennedy Blake <gblakebb@gateway.net>
Bound Brook, NJ USA - Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 23:15:13 (EST)
My grandmothers brother was the Headmaster on Papa Westrayin the 1880s. He married Margaret Ross at Fearn and they had a daughter named Alexanderina. Any information on gthe family would be appreciated.
Beryl Kennedy Blake <gblakebb@gateway.net>
Bound Brook, NJ USA - Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 23:14:24 (EST)
My great grandfather came from the Orkney Islands, his name was Thomas Draver Liddle, and I am the granddaughter of his son whose name was Thomas Hurle Liddle who settled in Central Australia as a pastoralist.
Helen Liddle <helenl@menzies.edu.au>
Alice Springs, NT Australia - Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 20:13:47 (EST)
I am working and got bored. I am not sure what path brought me to your site, but since your have a guest book, I thought I would add a comment!
Daniel Hoon
Carlsbad, California USA - Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at 13:42:17 (EST)
I have just joined the Orkney Rootsweb.com to try and find more about the Groundwater Family. I am very new to the Internet.
marie walker <mariewalker@free.net.nz>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at 04:20:05 (EST)
Am seeking any information for Hugh Craig[Craigie] the story goes he was a stowaway on a ship heading for Canada,he was born about1823 ended up in New Brunswick Canada around 1837 and married Jane Farrell Would love to hear from any one researching this name. Thanks Jean
Jean Thomas <thomas@cedar.alberni.net>
Port Alberni, B.C Canada - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 10:52:32 (EST)
Am seeking any information for Hugh Craig[Craigie] the story goes he was a stowaway on a ship heading for Canada,he was born about1823 eanded up in New Brunswick Canada around 1837 and married Jane Farrell Would love to hear form any one researching this name. Thanks Jean
Jean Thomas <thomas@cedar.alberni.net>
Port Alberni, B.C Canada - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 10:50:52 (EST)
Captain Colin Robertson Sinclair, born Oxford House, Keewatin, August12, 1816, died July 22, 1901. (This is now Oxford House, Manitoba, Canada) Father: Willaim Sinclair Mother: Margaret Nahovway Sinclair On his tombstone in St. Johns Cemetery in Winnipeg reads: "Sacred To the memory Of my mother Margaret Nahovway Sinclair This last token of love and affection is erected by her wandering boy, Colin, 1897" On the back of the monument is written: "Eyes of my childhood days shall meet me, lips of a mothers love shall greet me, on the day I follow. Oh, what hosts of memories rise, sadness dims an old mans eyes" Colin was sent to Scotland to get educated at a very young age and never saw is mother again, in his old age he came looking for her but she had died approximately 10 years before. So he erected the momunment for her. When he died he requested that he be buried in the same grave and it was requested. Relations are in San Francisco and Oxford House, Manitoba.
Archie <APhillips54@home.com>
USA - Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 14:13:00 (EST)
Trying To find where the family came from.
Barabara Harvie-Wills <dutchess@tdstelme.net>
North Anson, me USA - Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 16:45:11 (EST)
Interesting website. I've just started researching my wife's maiden name "Maving" which seemed to hail from Northumberland (and Durham). Not sure of the root to the name but I see that there is a place called North Maving in the Orkneys or Shetlands. Does anybody know how that name came about please? Keep up the good work.
Andy Lear <jameslear@btinternet.com>
Ringwood, England - Friday, March 09, 2001 at 17:03:08 (EST)
First Linklater of ours in USA was James Linklater b.11 oct.,1822 Garth,Tingwall,Shetland,Scotland. He was a sailor on the Great Lakes. He married Julia Esther Root b.3 March,1852. We are working on the lineage from Shetland. Most interested in the relationship of one,Peter Linklater who was quartermaster on the HMS BOUNTY. Love to hear from any of you.
Sandra Boynton <SBoynton@aol.com>
Pt.St.Lucie, Fl USA - Thursday, March 08, 2001 at 09:49:01 (EST)
A great new site to add to my Favorites list Regards to all, Wal..
Wallace Poole <alff@idl.com.au>
Branxton, NSW Australia - Wednesday, March 07, 2001 at 16:31:15 (EST)
Searching for family of James Milne of Sanday, Orkney Islands. This is a great site for information. Thanks
Isobel Burlton-Wells <iswells@hotmail.com>
Kingston, Ontario,Canada - Wednesday, March 07, 2001 at 13:29:52 (EST)
I am looking for any info on Alexander Kennedy 1781-1832 possible from St. Margarets's Hope on South Ronaldsay and James Kennedy early 1700 possible of Burnwick.
J.Cousins <fdcousins@silk.net>
Canada - Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 16:49:12 (EST)
I am helping my daughter do a research project on geneology and decided to try this site.
Robert Nils Johnston
Virden, MB. Canada - Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 12:23:45 (EST)
If Robert McLeod is trying to e-mail me, my correct address is this one and NOT flett@wn.com.au Also, does anyone know of Lois (nee Connolly) and Jerry Williscroft from Alberta, Canada. I used to write to Lois in the late 60's to 70's and would love to hear from her again. Lois is my husband, Murray Flett's cousin. Thanks for a wonderful site.
Vera Flett <fletty@wn.com.au>
Manjimup, Western Australia - Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 07:48:39 (EST)
i am a hercus can i see some metals from the war
brian <www.bhercus.@.com>
philly, pen USA - Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 18:17:59 (EST)
What a fabulous site! So informative. I was able to find my g grandfather, JOHN TAIT, b.1859, Orphir, Orkney. I would be interested in knowing whether any of his siblings remained in Orkney. John Tait came to Canada with two brothers. The other siblings were: ANN INKSTER TAIT, b. 1873, ISABELLA IRVINE TAIT, b. 1868. I'm uncertain of who the third remaining sibling might be. Their parents were WILLIAM TAIT and ISABELLA GUNN. Thanks. :)
Tanya Tait Drimmie <tdrimmie@kw.igs.net>
Elora, ON Canada - Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 17:56:13 (EST)
BANKS, CAMPBELL, FORBES, McKAY. All are from Caithness in early 1800,s. Banks may have come from the Orkneys. Anyone working with these surnames are welcome to contact me. In the late 1800's my BANKS line moved to Chicago. Barry
Barry Forbes Banks <ForbesBanks@aol.com>
Little Canada, Mn USA - Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 15:25:07 (EST)
BANKS, CAMPBELL, FORBES, McKAY. All are from Caithness in early 1800,s. Banks may have come from the Orkneys. Anyone working with these surnames are welcome to contact me. In the late 1800's my BANKS line moved to Chicago. Barry
Barry Forbes Banks <ForbesBanks@aol.com>
Little Canada, Mn USA - Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 15:23:44 (EST)
COSTIE. Where are all the Costie relatives ? You must be out there. Please get in touch. Dockerill, USA I am still waiting for your reply. Fasinating site.
Isla Rigby <mikeandisla@ukonline.co.uk >
UK - Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 13:01:31 (EST)
COSTIE. Where are all the Costie relatives ? You must be out there. Please get in touch. Dockerill, USA I am still waiting for your reply. Fasinating site.
Isla Rigby <mikeandisla@ukonline.co.uk >
USA - Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 13:00:23 (EST)
have finally located our family and the long lost roots there of. The Corsie family from the Isle of Rousay, in the Orkney Islands
Roger G. Townsend <dtownsen@twcny.rr.com>
Baldwinsville,, NY USA - Thursday, March 01, 2001 at 21:46:13 (EST)
My mother was born in Flotta and was one of 13 children. The last name is Simpson but it is not listed in your list of Orkney surnames. My grandfather was John Simpson and my grandmother was Mary Sutherland Taylor. I was hoping to trace back the Simpson name as well as the Taylor name. I know the Simpson name is registered in Orkney as I have my mother's birth certificate. Thank you for a great website.
Margaret Reinhold <mrein63697@aol.com>
Laughlin, NV USA - Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 18:08:41 (EST)
A great asset to my genealogy search. Thankyou.
Hubert W. Harcus <hwh@mts.net>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 21:53:01 (EST)
My grandfather told me when I was very young that my family originated from Orkney, Avcousin did some research but the farthest he found was a Jeremiah Firth who marriedin1797 a Sarah Robers (hence the Roberts inmy name). I have very little knowlege of genealogy but I should be grateful if anyone can help. Your site is excellent
John Roberts Firth <opvea@aol.com>
Edwinstowe, Notts UK - Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 07:30:36 (EST)
Looking for information of David/Davie Tullock from Scotland.
Teresa Tullock Quarles <trq72476@gateway.net>
Kingston, TN USA - Monday, February 26, 2001 at 22:40:54 (EST)
I am looking for John Goar (Gore) who married Janet Dearness in the 1850's (I'm guessing at the date) and then emigrated to Canada. Thanks for your help. You have more evidence of the family than any site so far.
Agnes Markle <Markle@kawartha.net>
Fenelon Falls, ON CANADA - Monday, February 26, 2001 at 20:42:08 (EST)
You have provided fellow researchers with a wonderful source of information. Thank you for all of the time and effort you've put into this project.
Karen Sutherland-Pahia <pohakuhale@email.msn.com>
Kaneohe, HI USA - Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 21:13:31 (EST)
I am seeking information on the family name "Milne" and would like to know if you have additional sites availabe for research.
James M. Milne <Pringle-ins@home.com>
Crofton, BC Canada - Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 18:24:26 (EST)
Sorry But; I have much,much more verified info on the WILLIAMSON history beginning in the USA. This is a new venture for me and it,s hard for me to ask the right questions.? This is from "WILLIAMSON & LUCK FAMLIES" written by:J.William Austin II and Rebecca H.R. Austin THE WILLIAMSON FAMILY Descendants of Thomas Williamson Where Thomas came from, we are uncertain; there were at least three early WILLIAMSON famlies, who used the name Thomas: One Thomas settled on the Isthmus or neck of land called "Crany Point", his 50 acres were called "Crany Island"...this first Thomas landed in 1649.There were also a James WILLIAMSON in Rappahannock County, and a John WILLIAMSON in lower Norfolk County in 1640. We cannot find a complete list of the children of Thomas, but circumstantial evidence of later transactions of land in Betford County of the property which was owned by the WILLIAMSONS along Otter and Camp creeks indicate possibly two sons, John and James Sr.and a daughter Elizabeth. Thomas must have been born between 1700 and 1715. I am trying to find Thomas'father and trace our family back to our Scottish Roots. PLEASE HELP!
David Lee Williamson <dasar@accessky.net>
Morgantown, Kentucky USA - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 15:44:00 (EST)
Greetings from Kentucky, Thomas Williamson is my 16th great grandfather who settled in Virginia 1755, in Lunenburg County. Who was his father???
David Lee Williamson <dasar@accessky.net>
Morgantown, ky USA - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 11:32:07 (EST)
My great grandmother was Catherine Spence CLOUSTON born in Stromness, c: 1855, to James CLOUSTON & Margaret CORRIGALL. When I looked this little bit of information up, I noticed a programme on the Orkney Isles was to be on T.V. It was there I discovered that I had Viking blood. I had no idea of the Viking history, and I'm now very proud of my blood lines. Ian McCULLOCH
Ian McCULLOCH <IanGladian@aol.com>
Adelaide, S.A. Australia - Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 06:53:29 (EST)
Looking for STanger, Angus,Wood from Stromness
Sharon Joseph <sharonj@hypermax.net.au>
BRISBANE, QLD AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 05:58:26 (EST)
Thank you very much for the use of your web site, I am (in partnership with my mother)researching a family with branches from Rousay, and have found it extremely difficult to get the information on them..... without paying for it of course! Your site has helped gain links to other families connected to the Traill Burroughs, and of couse removed other "connected" families from the equation. Although you do not have a section on the Burroughs of Orkney, your site has been very helpfull. If you do come across any information on this line, it would be wonderfull if you could let me know. Thank you Annelliey
Annelliey <annelliey@hotmail.com>
Sheffield, UK - Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 13:36:00 (EST)
AN UPLIFTING AND INTENSE MOMENT
GARY JAMISON <LIVE WIRE PLO99>
LIETH, S - Friday, February 16, 2001 at 07:41:35 (EST)
I am trying to trace two of my ancestors who were born in the Orkney Islands. [1] Oman Norquay born ca.1773 [2] David Harcus born ca.1798. I believe both men sailed for Canada aboard a Hudson Bay Company ship. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any additional information.
Hubert Wilson Harcus <hwh@mts.net>
Winnipeg, Mb CanadaI am trying to trace - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 19:55:35 (EST)
I may have some info about Anne Craigie, daughter of William Craigie that may interest Robert McLeod, Brisbane. My ggggrandfather was a William Craigie. I tried Robert's address but had a default. Please try and contact me
Vera Flett <flett@wn.com.au>
Manjimup, W.A Australia - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 06:35:33 (EST)
I'm interested in current & past relatives from Scotland. My father was from Aberdeen. I've never been to Scotland myself, but hope to one day soon. I've wanted to go to Aberdeen and possibly meet some of my relatives, especially since my father passed away.
Rick Cusiter <snow_2000_man@yahoo.com>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 15:32:20 (EST)
Was surffing,came across your site,most interesting,for I'm retired and have more time to devote to genealogy. My maturnal 2nd great grandparents came from Ireland, or so I'm told, names are Robert and Mary (Marshall) Wilson and migrated c.1850 to Washington Co.,Pa.,U.S.A. Robert Wilson also used R.D.Wilson,1801-1883 and Mary Marshall Wilson,1808-1894, two children born in U.K.,1836 AND 1838. Appreciate any help in connecting us to Clan Gunn. Thanks for doing a terrific job for us researchers, keep up the good work.
David Arthur Seibert <DSeibert852@msn.com>
Colchester, Ct. USA - Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 06:04:28 (EST)
Hi from down under again! I am interested in contacting any descendants of Thomas CAMPBELL( originally of Halkirk,Cai.,b.1813) and Janet SLATER,married in Kirkwall on 29.8.1939.As far as I know the following chn were from that marriage: Thomas,Elizt.,Wm., Alexander,and Margt., maybe an Isabella also. Thomas was a witness at my 2x gt grandfather's marriage in 1838;Wm.CAMPBELL,also from Halkirk,Cai.,(b.1811) who married an Orkney lass,Anne SLATER,(don't know if the two wives were related?) Janet Slat(t)er may have been the dau. of Thomas Slatter and Margt.Drever,grand-dau of James Slatter & Jannet Miller. I hope someone can be of help. Greetings to all, Janette Thomson
Janette THOMSON,(FOULIS) <janmax@vds.net.au>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 01:16:29 (EST)
I am looking for information about the family of my grandfather, Ralph Taylor Mowat, of Longhope in the Parish of Walls and Flotta, Orkney Islands. He was the son of James Mowat and Isabella Shearer and married Harriet Heddle Thomson in 1884.
Ralph Mowat <ralph@mowat.co.uk>
Stourton Caundle, Dorset UK - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 15:28:13 (EST)
SMITH, STEVENSON, MASON, BRADBURN, STRANGER, EASTER, HAWKES, WELHAM, SHIELS, CLARK, KIPLING. Help I've hit a brick wall and need some help! My gg-parents Benjamin Smith married Lydia Stevenson. Her Mother's name was? and her father? was a Chief of the Peguis Reserve in Manitoba's Interlake area. They had several children one of which was my g-father Gordon. Victoria moved to BC she married (?), and Anabella or Isabella or just Bella died in 1984, she married John Welham. I don't know if they had any children. Benjamin married 2 more times after Lydia's death. One of his wives had 2 children from a previous marriage 1 "Babs" son 1 daughter (?). Benjamin met hsi 2nd? and 3rd? wives at the place where they all worked the Denver or Dynevor Hospital (Sanitarium) in St. Peter's Manitoba area. Benjamin had 1 sister Harriet who died as a young child and 4 brothers named Jacob, John, David?, and Abraham who married Margaret Stranger. They had 3? chidren , Ellen- married Fred Hawkes-they had 2 children Fred and Gladys. Ellen also married a second time to Jack Shiels and had 6 more children. Wilfred moved to the NWT. Mary-married Sam or Samuel Easter-they had ? children on was named Geraldine who married ?Clark, *********************************************************** My g-parents Gordon Stanley Victor? Smith married Elizabeth Margaret Mason. They had 5 children Ewart (Manny), Terrence, my mother-Margaret, Elsie, William (Beaver). My g-gparents (Elizabeth's parents) were John Mason married Robina Bradburn. My father was James or Jim Kipling. His father's (my g-father) name was Malcolm Kipling his mother's name was? Most of my relatives are buried at St. Peter's Dynevor Angican Church cemetery. Our family lived in and around St. Peter's R.M. of St. Clements, Selkirk, Peguis Reserve, and even in Winnipeg City. If you have any information about my family's history please e-mail me, (ASAP) thank you. Sincerely, Terri Smith
Terri Smith <tlhouweling@hotmail.com>
Surrey, BC Canada - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 00:38:16 (EST)
Margaret, you can buy the 1881 Rousay census from Orkney Family History Society
helpful
USA - Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 08:46:53 (EST)
Looking for the 1881 Rousay Census
Margaret Work <bktschlattman@odyssey.on.ca>
London, ON Canada - Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 15:23:08 (EST)
I am researching my maiden name of Marwick. My father David Baikie Marwick was born on January 12th 1928 on the island of Rousay in the Orkney Islands. My Grandfather of the same name was also born in the Orkney islands, but I also know I have or had ancestors in America and Canada. If anyone has any information on the name marwick or knows any marwicks I would be very interested in hearing from you. thanks Karen Griffiths.
karen jane griffiths <kardeg@hotmail.com>
gainsborough, Linconshire united kingdom - Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 14:23:27 (EST)
I am looking for information on Wemyss Drain Craigie, born in Orkney about 1830 and married to Katherine Kelday about 1857.
Peter Craigie <Craigie idiens@cs.com>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Friday, February 09, 2001 at 16:21:19 (EST)
Just started researching my family history and found your site to be of great help. Thanks
John Hercus <jhercus@hotmail.com>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Friday, February 09, 2001 at 14:56:22 (EST)
Anyone out there know anything about my 3 ggg's grandfather Thomas C. Richey's parents, or grandparents or siblings? He was born 1775 prob. Va, died after 1860 Jennings Co. Ind. Married twice, first to my 3 ggg's grandmother Mary Blackford in Jennings Co. Ind. They had six children. Any info at all most appreciated.
Patsie M Hatley <bookmage@pacbell.net>
Tustin, Ca USA - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 14:18:26 (EST)
Congratulations on composing such an interesting and helpful website
Rognvald W.L.Heddle <rmheddle@southcom.com.au>
Middleton, Tasmania Australia - Wednesday, February 07, 2001 at 20:05:58 (EST)
Researching Heddle. Very useful information found here. We are lucky good record keeping was a habit in the Orkneys!
James Heddle <jheddle@bigpond.net.au>
Brisbane, Queensland Australia - Wednesday, February 07, 2001 at 07:37:45 (EST)
I am the great-grandaughter of Marjory Laughton White and William Robertson Thomson, both born in Stromness in 1843.I am just starting to explore the Orkney family connection!
Diana Thomson <diana.thomson@sympatico.ca>
Toronto, ON Canada - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 21:30:17 (EST)
DONALD WINYALL: A Message posted by DONALD WINYALL on May 23, 1999 is of interest to me. Mr. Winyall, please contact me. marjw@pamlico.net
Marjorie B. Winter <marjw@pamlico.net>
Oriental, NC USA - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 16:59:24 (EST)
Oops, didn't notice my last entry said I was in USA - I'm not, I'm in Scotland!
Fiona
Scotland - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 06:09:49 (EST)
As this list ignores all Bruce, Knight and McKay families I have made a listing of all births and marriages of these surnames for Burray and South Ronaldsay only. I am willing to share with any interested researchers.
Fiona <west.manse@ntlworld.com>
USA - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 06:08:45 (EST)
I left a message late last year trying to trace my husbands family tree. Hopefully I am back on track and would like to hear from anyone that knows anything about Jim, Robert, William, David, Mary, Malcolm, Annie or John Flett. They were from the Orkney Islands and lived at a farmhouse called "Skiddy". As a point of interest, my maiden name was Craigie. Thanks for a great site.
Vera Flett <fletty@wn.com.au>
Manjimup, W.A Australia - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 02:30:16 (EST)
Looking for information on the parents of Jane Robson b1855 or 1856 or Bessie (Betsy) Robson b1868. Both were born Walls & Flotta, Orkney. I believe the parents are George Robson and Jane Wilson but I am not completely sure.
Lori Flewwelling <flewwelling@gate-way.net>
Drayton, Ont Canada - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 21:26:21 (EST)
Part of my family research has led me to the Work family william leslie leslie married Ellen Work who was the daughter of David Work who arrived in Australia c1850 and started a large family in central Victoria in Landsborough happily swap information
Bernie Leslie
USA - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 07:20:04 (EST)
Up date of previous query: I'm looking for the descendents of John Philp(b:1815) who married Margaret Spence(b:1811) in 1839, Birsay, Orkney Islands. They had eight kids, and were living at a place called Newbigging, and a place called Skedge, Birsay, Orkney Islands. The kids that I have traced are: (all births and marriages are in Birsay, Orkney Islands) Helen Philp(b:1840)married Peter Johnston in 1863. William Philp(b:1842),moved to Canada in 1862 as an employee of the HBC, it was at this time he chagned his name to "Phillips". Wiliam married Charlotte Lambert in 1866 at Fort Pelly and they had eleven kids. Their kids were Jack, Margaret she married Joe Kirkness, Nellie married Charlie Eden, Jemima married Albert Settee, Catherine married Willie Taylor, Archibald, Annie married Malcolm McRae, Joseph, Alex or Tom, Christine married Perk Pearson. Isabel Kirkness Philp(b:1849) moved to Canada, I don't think she ever married. John Spence Philp(b:1846), status unknown Margaret Taylor Philp(1844), Status unknown Mary Spence Philp(b:1848), married Thomas Philp in 1871 Jean Moar Philp(b;1851), married William Harper in 1875 Jamina Philp(b:1855), status unknown If there were other childern, unknown. I'm trying to find out what happened to John and Margaret and the rest of the family? I have found out that Helen was living with her uncle and aunt in 1851. So something must have happened to her family. (John Philp's parents were: William Philp (b:1778) and Jean Folster(b:1780) and they were married in 1807) (Margaret Spence's parents were: William Spence and Hannah Mowat) William's parents were, George Philp(1749) and Catherine Taylor(1753) and they married 1775 So any information will be most welcomed.
Archie Phillips <APhillips54@home.com>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 23:26:01 (EST)
Looking for an online detailed map of the Orkney Islands which one can scroll through on the computer screen.
Morgan J. Ririe <mririe@sonic.net>
Santa Rosa, CA USA - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 22:59:56 (EST)
I'm looking for a cousin I heard wrote a few books. My ggggg/grandfather said he wasn't able to read so the family sent him to USA. I believe George Bush is a direct descendent also and has the same problem
Charles Dickens <Dickens@hotmail.com>
Burnass, my USA - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 19:18:53 (EST)
Seeking any information on Margaret Eunson who married Robert Reid. She was prob. b. 1739, Kirkwall/St. Ola. Were her parents David and Marg ?
Lorraine Louttit Hilton <ford8@home.com>
Coventry, RI USA - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 18:44:43 (EST)
I AM A DESCENDENT OF George Robertson, John Foubister, John Calder, all I believe came from the Orkneys and subsequently worked up at York Factory for the HBC from about 1800 - 1830. I am looking for anything that would apply. -A-
Audrey Wilson <wilsoneb@mb.sympatico.ca>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 17:10:42 (EST)
I am still searching for information regarding the following: (1)PETER CALDER SHEARER, born 2 February, 1858, Stronsay, Orkney, son of Peter Shearer and Ann Leslie. Peter, junior, lived on the island of Shapinsay for many years and is believed to have emigrated to the United States circa 1883. (2)WILLIAM BRUCE RUSSELL, born 2 November 1853, Shapinsay, Orkney, son of Thomas Russell and Euphemia Bruce. William married three times (a) Mary Leonard from Harray,Orkney(b)Eliza Clinton from Southport, Lancashire (c) Mary Morgan from Tottington, Lancashire. He served in both the Fife and Lancashire Constabularies, and is believed to have retired to either Jersey, Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man. (3)JOHN BENNETT RUSSELL, born 7 February, 1851, Dumbarton, son of John Russell and Margaret Bennett. John, junior, a photographer, had a studio in Kirkwall from 1873 to circa 1889, when he moved to Grantown-on-Spey. In addition to information about this man, I would be most interested to hear from anyone who has a photograph(s)taken by him at his King Street, Kirkwall or Traill Street, Thurso, studios. A short article commemorating the 150th anniversary of his birth was published in THE ORCADIAN newspaper,1 February, 2001.
Peter Groundwater Russell <peter.russell@clara.co.uk>
UK - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 12:48:42 (EST)
Looking for information on James Robson b1771, married to Chrisitiana Biakie, Father was John Robson and mother was Christian Thomson. His children were Isobel b1802, John b1804, Christie b1808, William b1814, my gggrandfather Samuel b1815, George b1826, Magnus b1821.
Lori Flewwelling <flewwelling@gate-way.net>
Drayton, Ont. Canada - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 20:15:35 (EST)
Searching for any information on Peter Shearer Born Holm 1807 married Mary Kirkness and emigrated to Australia on ship "Omega" arriving 1852. They had 5 sons, Peter (my husband's grandfather), James, William, John & David (who were the designers and makers of the "Shearer" Farming Implements and the "Shearer" car.)
Joan SHEARER <shearerj@start.com.au>
AS.A.delaide, S.A australia - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 01:02:14 (EST)
The Orkney Family History Society this week for the first time has 500 paid up members. We intend to make up a new Directory of Member's Names and Interests to go out with our next magazine which will go out in early April. We recently asked members who had not handed in a family tree to forward one and this has resulted in a great many family trees arriving from all over the world. I am sending this to remind all the people who have asked me for application forms to join the Society to return the form with payment and a family tree if they wish to have their interests recorded in our next directory. If you require another form please contact me and I will send one by e-mail. George R. Gray, Orkney Family History Society, Kirkwall,Orkney, UK.
George R. Gray <george.gray@unisonfree.net>
Kirkwall, Orkney, UK - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 08:31:49 (EST)
This meassage is for JOHN HIRST-you had a message of the old message board about NAHOVWAY SINCLAIR and WILLIAM SINCLAIR, I know all about them. Your old email address doesn't work. If anyone who see this message and knows John, send me his new email address.
Archie Phillips <APhillips54@home.come>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 02:56:16 (EST)
This meassage is for JOHN HIRST-you had a message of the old message board about NAHOVWAY SINCLAIR and WILLIAM SINCLAIR, I know all about them. Your old email address doesn't work. If anyone who see this message and knows John, send me his new email address.
Archie Phillips <APhillips54@home.come>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 02:55:51 (EST)
A very good site was able to confirm 5 relatives and I am still looking though the site and links for more. Thank you
Randy Lamb <rlamb8@telusplanet.net>
Edmonton, AB CANADA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 21:29:04 (EST)
I came across your site browsing aol.uk. and just scanning,I came across my grandmothers name in your listing section.You can be sure that I will be a visitor many more times looking for info on her and grandpa.
Robert Barron <Longcomber@aol.com>
Bridgeview, IL USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 20:48:22 (EST)
Born in Glasgow, Scotland
James Barclay Spence <james_spence@yahoo.com>
Hong Kong - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 20:04:26 (EST)
I am looking for info on Mary Farquhar b. in Scotland d. in Pontypool Wales. Married to James McKerrow. Jame 's mother was a Hair, but her mother Jane was a Farquhar.Do you know of any Hair/ Farquhar marriages in Scotland. I would appreciate any help or tips trying to find this info.
Kevin McKerrow <kmckerrow@webtv.net>
Toledo, Il USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 09:38:02 (EST)
Looking for info on Skea family.
Audrey Esnard <aesnard@aol.com>
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 15:17:04 (EST)
I'm looking for relatives of this family. PHILLIPS or PHILP ggg/grandfather, John Philp married Margaret Spence in 1839, I believe at a place called, Newbigging, Birsay, Orkney Island, they 6 kids. I know of three, there are William Philp(b:1842), Isobel Kirkness Philp(b:1849), John Spence Philp(b:1846), the others I don't know. William started working for HBC, in 1862 and he came to Canada, He seemed to change his name at this time to "PHILLIPS", not sure if the others did also. Willain married a "metis woman" at Fort Ellice in 1866, her name was Charlotte Lambert. They had eleven kids: Tom, Katie, Jemima, Joe, Jack, Bill, Margaret, Archie, Anne, Christy and Nellie. Please email me if you are related Regards Archie Phillips
Archie Phillips <APhillips54@home.com>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 17:13:55 (EST)
Names following: GROUNDWATER, MCGILLIVRAY, DAVIS, FRITSCH
Jean Vesely <vesely@home.com>
Mercer Island, WA USA - Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 16:05:51 (EST)
As I have Linklaters and Ballendens in may ancestory, I find your site very informative. I have a John Ballenden born in 1756 in Stromness, Orkney Islands, but he came to Canada and married a Native Cree woman named Jane. I don't suppose this enough information to help me pinpoint his family in Stromness is it?
Judy Parisian <parisian@sk.sympatico.ca>
Meadow Lake, SK Canada - Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 16:00:00 (EST)
Our Forefathers Worked for the hbc in Manitoba Canada.We traced our roots back to Pierre Bruce born N.W.T.Canada 1785-1864 Heworked as an interpretet And retired 1843 We were wodering if we are of Orkney descent?
Wayne P. Bruce <waynepbruce@westman.wave.ca>
Minnedosa box 1261, Man. Canada ROJ-IEO - Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 15:31:10 (EST)
Our Forefathers Worked for the hbc in Manitoba Canada.We traced our roots back to Pierre Bruce born N.W.T.Canada 1785-1864 Heworked as an interpretet And retired 1843
Wayne P. Bruce <waynepbruce@westman.wave.ca>
Minnedosa box 1261, Man. Canada ROJ-IEO - Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 15:28:22 (EST)
Our Forefathers Worked for the hbc in Manitoba Canada.We traced our roots back to Pierre Bruce born N.W.T.Canada 1785-1864 Heworked as an interpretet And retired 1843
Wayne P. Bruce <waynepbruce@westman.wave.ca>
Minnedosa, Man. Canada ROJ-IEo - Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 15:27:07 (EST)
Our Forefathers Worked for the hbc in Manitoba Canada.We traced our roots back to Pierre Bruce born N.W.T.Canada 1785-1864 Heworked as an interpretet And retired 1843
Wayne P. Bruce <waynepbruce@westman.wave.ca>
Minnedosa, Man. Canada ROJ-IE - Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 15:25:42 (EST)
My father, William Cusiter, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1917. I'm hoping to travel to Scotland one day to visit some of my relatives. I've never been to Scotland, but from the pictures I've seen, it appears to be very beautiful. Would love to visit some of the old castles.
rick cusiter <snow_2000_man@yahoo.com>
vancouver, bc canada - Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 14:10:06 (EST)
I am seeking info on a WILLIAM GRAY born between 1818-1829 Orkney Isles, parents unknown. Came to Australia bu 1853 via American goldfields. Any info most gratefully received.
Renee Guy <renguy@shoal.net.au>
Nowra, NNSW Australia - Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 01:39:28 (EST)
Tying to find some info on my grandmother,Jean Anderson. born 5 may 1889.She left the island when she was about 14yrs old, andsettled in Tredegar South Wales. She had at least one sister (Beattie?Beatrise?)who also settled in Tredegar.Any information on her background would be gratefully reeived. She never returned to Orkney yet always shared fond memories with us.
stephen anderson harry <nantybwch@hotmail.com>
london, - Friday, January 26, 2001 at 11:19:33 (EST)
looking for my gggrandfather JOHN THOMSON dob1801 arrived in Canada 1831 to 1835 in Ontario
Bob Thomson <rdthom@sympatico.ca>
Windsor, Ont Canada - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 15:44:47 (EST)
I wonder, if you have the exact date of birth for: Nathaniel Johnston? You have him listed as born in 1854; and his parents you have listed as orginating: "...of Thorshauer North Farae, Orkney, Scotland". I think he may actually be from: Thorshaven, Faroe Islands. If you give me his date of birth, I can find out from here. In advance: Thank you very much for your help.
Max C. Weihe <maxweihe@post.olivant.fo>
Selatrad, Faroe Islands - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 11:44:52 (EST)
I am searching for information on my G-Great Grandfather Donald Hume Irvine born 20 June 1860 in the Orkney Islands. I believe he married Eliza Truman from England. He died in Minnesota in 1942.
Jerrel S. Irvine <jerlin7@aol.com>
Woodland, CA USA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 00:29:34 (EST)
congradds interesting site
ian farquhar <ian@ifarquhar.fsnet.co.uk>
edinburgh, scotland - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 17:43:11 (EST)
made a mistake on previous message for Robert H. Thomson; should be Tower House, Melsetter. Son, James W. Thomson, possibly has link to Glasgow, later moving to Toronto, Canada, Toronto Fire Dept.
Terry Thomson <tthomson@funcow.com>
Montreal, Que Canada - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 23:29:10 (EST)
related to Robert H. Thomson circa 1870-1900. Lived at Melsetter House, Hoy. Children-James W.(born 1900), Isabelle, ?? Any info would be appreciated.
Terry Thomson <tthomson@funcow.com>
Montreal, Que Canada - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 18:18:23 (EST)
My maiden name is Pottinger, my father was born in Hamna Voe, Burra Isle in 1925 and immigrated to NZ with his family when he was three.
Anne Gorman <gogorman@xtra.co.nz>
Invercargill, NZ - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 03:54:57 (EST)
very interesting
James Mowat Seatter <secretary@huddersfield-golf.co.uk>
Huddersfield, UK - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 09:09:14 (EST)
Interested in Guthries and Dicks of Firth & Stenness early 19th century. James Guthrie born about 1810 Finstone Firth, to Charles Guthrie (soldier) and Mary Leith (grocer)
Maureen Robinson <robinsons@webone.com.au>
Canberra, Australia - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 21:37:50 (EST)
Looking for any information regarding the family of Dilda or anything similar. We believe the family has only been in US for about 100 years and that it came from the Orkney area of Scotland.
Maria-Lisa Dilda <dilda@boone.net>
Boone, NC USA - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 13:06:15 (EST)
We are researching the family "Work", plus relations to the "Costies" and "Marwicks". If anyone has information regarding marriages or movements of "Works" please e-mail me at jackiew@mountaincable.on.ca. If anyone knows of any other useful and user-friendly sites like this one please let me know.
Jackie Work <jackiew@mountaincable.on.ca>
Canada, On Canada - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 10:19:21 (EST)
I enjoy visiting this site. I am always interested in the surnames and finding the roots. Thank you for the opportunity to visit. I am especially interested in finding any information on the Robert Vedder family, he was Christened 15 Oct 1826 in Deerness. Always looking.
Mary Vedder <richmorr@flash.net>
Arlington, TX USA - Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 18:21:07 (EST)
Found with interest. My mother's mother came from Orkney to Leith with name 'Norquay' were linked to 'Norne' family. I may investigate further.
Eion MacDonald <eion@talk21.com>
Warrington, United Kingdom,, - Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 11:35:35 (EST)
Found with interest. My mother's mother came from Orkney to Leith with name 'Norquay' were linked to 'Norne' family. I may invertigate further.
Eion MacDonald <eion@talk21.com>
Warrington, United Kingdom,, - Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 11:35:03 (EST)
Facinating, I knew about Buchanan, but didn't suspect Buchan John Buchann, Lord Tweedsmuir, was Governer General (Queen's Representative) to our fair contry, and I had been informed that my grandparents spoke of visiting their cousin Lord Tweedsmuir in Canada - second generation Canadians.
Harolddd (Hal) Edward Watt <harryedwards88@hotmail.com>
Agincourt, Ont Canada - Friday, January 12, 2001 at 21:13:04 (EST)
We just visited this site. It is great! We are working on our Clouston family history. William came from the Orkney Islands. He started the Clouston Community near Cameron, West Virginia. We'd be glad to hear from others. Don and BJ
Don and BJ Clouston <dfbjclouston@earthlink.net>
Cedar Rapids, IA USA - Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 12:02:07 (EST)
I'm trying to find information on John Robertson from Burravoe, Yell, Shetland Islands. Father: Andrew Robertson Born: 1799 Died: 1875 Mother: Charolette Johnson Born: 1799 Died: 1875 John had 1 brother named Robert and 5 sisters named Mary, Andrina, Barbra, Jennett and Jane. Jane had a son who worked in Leith;shoe making and labouer at the docks during 1878. Jane married a shoe maker named John McKenzie last known address was: Lambs Court No.4 Giles Street, South Leiths If anyone knows any information on my G,G, grandfather and/or his family members please contact me, A WANNABE SHETLANDER JONES ROBERTSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jones Robertson <Jones_Robertson@hotmail.com>
Norway House, Manitoba, Canada - Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 01:01:40 (EST)
I have one hint that some of my ancestors may have come from there: I have multiple sclerosis. Maggie
Margaret Adeline McClellan Orbach <health@ioa.com>
Asheville, NC USA - Tuesday, January 09, 2001 at 13:00:11 (EST)
Want to get in touch with my relatives, i.e., Alice Watt King's family.
graham watt <graham@sgcicom.com>
sackville, nb. canada - Tuesday, January 09, 2001 at 12:30:51 (EST)
WOW! Great site. Just stopped by for a look, and found the difficult-to-find-in the USA-name of Foubister. I'll be back to continue my search... By the way, is there actually a town called Foubister? Been told we have links to this, but we haven't found information.
Beth Hipp <bahipp@hotmail.com>
CA USA - Tuesday, January 09, 2001 at 06:11:31 (EST)
Thought I might find Jim Pryce, last known address in Clarksville, Tenn. Also looking for Faron Fletcher, who was living in Dry Creek, La. as a small child. I figure both of these are just "long shots" at ever finding them: Found your site interesting.
Phyllis Bailey McBride <papasfoot@wnonline.net>
DeRidder, La USA - Monday, January 08, 2001 at 21:36:45 (EST)
!!!!!!!!!!Good Day Scotland!!!!!!!!!!
Jones Robertson <Jones_Robertson@hotmail.com>
Norway House, Manitoba, Canada - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 21:32:25 (EST)
my fathers name is James Albert Johnston he was born in Fairland Il.March 6,1931 hia fathers name is Albert Russle or Russle Albert and his mothers name is Mary cunoteif any one could give me information i would to hear from you thank you Carolyn Diffenderfer
carolyn diffenderfer <pokey_702000@yahoo.com>
danville, il USA - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 20:38:17 (EST)
SIMMONS, Edward C1820 Cornwall, where to? before SA was a convict. PALMER, Wolliam b C1861 or 1871, Liverpool, went to Plymouth, no details, married Jessie Maud Flowers
Marie Palmer <marieleanne1959@hotmail.com.au>
Adelaide, SA Australia - Saturday, January 06, 2001 at 19:54:33 (EST)
Would love to hear from anyone with surname of Scollay,Scollie,Scholley and Schollie. G-Grandparents are Jeremiah Scollay and Catherine Paterson of Westray. Would also like to hear from same living elsewhere in Scotland.
Doug Schollie <dschollie@dryden.net>
Dryden, ON Canada - Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 22:58:05 (EST)
i am looking for information on my great great grandparents Elizebeth Sarah Broadwell and Amos Broadwell. I don't know my great great grandmother's maiden name but i know she was born on Dec 20, 1862. any information would be appreciated. please email at my email, ladymaggie_02@yahoo.com thanks.
Nicole Lee <Ladymaggie_02@yahoo.com>
Delta, BC Canada - Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 19:20:56 (EST)
INTERESTING SITE.
WILLIAM FEA MUIR <KETTLETOFT@AOL.COM>
FORT WILLIAM, SCOTLAND - Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 16:21:34 (EST)
Interesting site - well worth a visit.I was born in the island of Sanday, Orkney.My grandmother was Jemima Cooper WALLACE from Sanday.Her parents were John Wallace and Margaret Cooper.
WILLIAM FEA MUIR <KETTLETOFT@AOL.COM>
FORT WILLIAM, SCOTLAND - Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 16:04:16 (EST)
Just started to search for my family tree, found your site by chance Looking for any information on James or George Sandison that moved from the Sheltlands to Liverpool late 1700 early 1800
Joan Linda Sandison <Linda_Sandison@Jacobs.co.uk>
Liverpool, England - Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 10:01:43 (EST)
LOOKING FOR INFO JOHN T. GULLION BORN WYTHE CO. VA. USA 1870 LAST KNOWN WHERE ABOUTS IN 1916 IN SOUTYWEST VA. USA.
LARRY GULLION <GULLION1I@HOTMAIL.COM >
MT. CARMEL, TN USA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 22:38:01 (EST)
LOOKING FOR INFO JOHN T. GULLION BORN WYTHE CO. VA. USA 1870 LAST KNOWN WHERE ABOUTS 1916 IN SOUTHWEST
LARRY GULLION <GULLION1I@HOTMAIL.COM >
MT. CARMEL, TN USA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 22:35:54 (EST)
LOOKING FOR INFO JOHN T. GULLION BORN WYTHE CO. VA. USA
LARRY GULLION
USA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 22:04:39 (EST)
Planning a trip to Scotland so was checking up on ancestors. Great tool,the internet. Thanks!
Peter Scarth <scarth@telus.net>
West Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 12:50:47 (EST)
looking for groat family living in south africa from 1980 till 1990 great site
sarah averil groat <sarah.groat@ntlworld.com>
swindon, Uk - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 11:52:59 (EST)
looking for groat family living in south africa from 1980 till 1990
sarah averil groat <sarah.groat@ntlworld.com>
swindon, Uk - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 11:51:45 (EST)
very intresting if u were a old granny
sarah jane grey
swindon, Uk - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 11:45:46 (EST)