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Very Useful site Good JOB
Andrew Garrick <andrewgarrick@hotmail.com>
Australia - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 05:42:46 (EDT)
Looking for Rosie in Orkney Isles
Tania MAson <Tania.Mason@eclipse-arabians.co.uk>
Loughton, Essex England - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 09:16:02 (EDT)
Looking for Rosie in Orkney Isles
Tania MAson <T^ania.Mason@eclipse-arabians.co.uk>
Loughton, Essex England - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 09:15:42 (EDT)
Just looking !
John Jamieson <jsjamieson@btinternet.com>
USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 11:06:57 (EDT)
Correction..My grandfather was born in Swartifield, Souren, Rousay
les inkster <namaka@gte.net>
palm desert, ca USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 15:21:17 (EDT)
My grandfather was born in Swarticielr, Souren, Rousay
les inkster <namaka@gte.net>
palm desert,, ca USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 15:18:02 (EDT)
Just got here! Shall take a look around!
Helen Eckhardt <HelEcko@aol.com>
Naples, FL USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 20:52:21 (EDT)
Looking for ancestry ....Walls family.....specifically a Samuel Walls born around 1632 possibly in Orkney. He married Mary Manlove around 1681. His father Manfred was born around 1599 and died around 1658. Manfred married Elizabeth Levin around 1622.
Charles Edward Walls <cwalls27@comcast.net>
Naples, Fl. USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 10:49:56 (EDT)
Looking for geneology on John Montague who arrived in Rigolet, Labrador in 1873 to work with the Hudson's Bay Company. He never returned home and I am trying to trace line for family tree. Any help or assistance would be appreciated.
Joan Hunt <joanhunt111@hotmail.com>
Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 19:34:09 (EDT)
Excellent Site, well worth a visit!
Ron Sandlan
Scotland - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 08:46:35 (EDT)
Excellent Site, well worth a visit!
Ron Sandlan
USA - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 08:42:14 (EDT)
An unbelievable website and very useful. Thank you to whoever put it together!!
Bev Baikie <salis@technet.com.au>
Redcliffe, Qld Australia - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 22:48:24 (EDT)
visited site 5-23-2002
Karl Henry Craigie <karl2947@yahoo.com>
USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 00:37:38 (EDT)
Green/Couper Looking for information on a Gilbert Green Born 1811 Swinister,Delting Shetland, and his wife Agnes Couper born 1816 Tofton, Delting Shetland.
Annette Green <annette_green@yahoo.com>
Oamaru, New Zealand - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 19:21:28 (EDT)
Green/Couper Looking for information on a Gilbert Green Born 1811 Swinister,Delting Shetland, and his wife Agnes Couper born 1816 Tofton, Delting Shetland.
Annette Green <annette_green@yahoo.com>
New Zealand, USA - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 19:20:00 (EDT)
My mother's side of the family are Orcadians - from Longhope as far as I know - her father's name was John Robertson. I am starting to trace the family tree but I don't want her or the rest of the Orkney family to know - it's a surprise. Got any help or advice?
Ingrid Taylor <ingrid974@hotmail.com>
UK - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 11:06:20 (EDT)
merely the start to looking up the genealogy of my family
Bryan Allan Foubister <lorraine.foubister@clear.net.nz>
Wellington, New Zealand - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 04:19:36 (EDT)
just looking around
natalie scott <nat.scott@xtra.co.nz>
christchurch, new zealand - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 03:29:41 (EDT)
Does anyone have information about what happened to Stewart Gullion, listed as a merchant seaman,b. Stronsay 1812, m. Isabella Forbes in 1831. I cannot find where he went or when he died. He is not listed in the merchant navy records at the Public Records Office in London or at GROS. I would really appreciate any help.
Aileen Ross <rosses@ntlworld.com>
Bournemouth, UK - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 03:38:01 (EDT)
Researching my wife's family - her great great great great Grandfather was Hugh Marwick born Sockness Orkney 1766 - m. Betsy Sinclair - issue Thomas b.1796 at Woo, Rousay (plus 9 brothers). He married Ann Gibson (B.28.1.1820 - d.1861) of Broland - issue Ann Marwick b 2.10.1845 at Woo, Rousay (9 brothers/sisters).She emigrated to New Zealand in 1862 - married James Knarston and issue Mary Ann Knarston b.1873 Any obvious Marwick connection out there with Hugh and Betsy in 1700's - their issue Thomas had brothers as follows.. Magnus b. pre 1796, James b.1798,William b.13.12.1800,John b.31.1.1803,Hugh b.8.7.1805,Robert b.29.7.1806, Hugh b.28.2.1810, Issaac b.26.7.1812 and Craigie b. 13.1.1815 Will be in Rousay in early July 2002 hoping to find out more Also, anyone know where we can find Woo in Rousay - all maps viewed thus far have no reference. Thanks\Guy
Guy Howell <guyhowell@xtra.co.nz>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 01:06:22 (EDT)
TAYLOR,INKSATER, MERRIMAN, ISBISTER..... This is a wonderful site! I have been able to find more information in a few days, than I have found in several years past! Thank-you!!! I have traced back to Robert Taylor who was born in Orphir, Orkney sometime before 1690. There are Robert Taylzour's listed earlier than that. Does anybody know the history of the Taylor name? Any information on the other above names would also be very much appreciated.
Renee Siedenburg <Wiccewoman@hotmail.com>
Sandpoint, ID USA - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 13:22:53 (EDT)
Made a boo boo re the Halcrow message, Hugh Halcrow's brother Edward Halcrow died Leith dockyards not his nephew.Edwards wife ,Frances nee dawson died onher way to Oz and was buried at sea, circa 1856.
Brian Button <bbutton@ozemail.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 08:03:41 (EDT)
Re visiting this interesting site in the hope of information on the Halcrow family from Fladdabister Shetlands. Gggrandfather was Hugh Halcrow born 1814. His nephew edward Halcrow died Leith Dockyards around 1854, his wife Frances nee Dawson died en route to Australia circ 1856 and buried at sea. Unable to find any info, would appreciate any helpful hints on where to search next. Thanks
Brian Button <bbutton @ozemail.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 08:00:12 (EDT)
Can anyone provide more information on my father's family. My father's name was John Leask and was from the Shetland's. I have been doing a family tree for some time years now but most info was destroyed when my home was burgled! I am starting again. I have been informed there is a Leask reunion coming up soon over in Canada if there are any other Leask enthusiasts out there and also look forward to communicating with other Leask's out there.
Marjory Leask <johnson@brickcourt.co.uk>
England - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 05:42:25 (EDT)
Can anyone provide more information on my father's family. My father's name was John Leask and was from the Shetland's. I have been doing a family tree for some time years now but most info was destroyed when my home was burgled! I am starting again. I have been informed there is a Leask reunion coming up soon over in Canada if there are any other Leask enthusiasts out there and also look forward to communicating with other Leask's out there.
Marjory Leask <johnson@brickcourt.co.uk>
England - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 05:41:06 (EDT)
Laird Arthur De Amaral of Glenmore
Dr. Arthur De Amaral <oxonian@postmaster.co.uk>
San Diego, CA USA - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 02:43:47 (EDT)
lrhansen NEW ZEALAND, I tried to send you information on MARY AND MAGNUS FLETT, but received a default. Please reinsert your correct email address.
Margaret Ann Hourston <mfollis@telus.net>
Port Coquitlam, B.C. CANADA - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 23:35:25 (EDT)
This website is a great for genealogical research
Margaret Ann Hourston <mfollis@telus.net>
Port Coquitlam, B.C. CANADA - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 22:55:06 (EDT)
A very interesting Website. My great grandfather James Hourie was born in Orkney in 1851. He became a master mariner in 1872 and during his career he Captained a Ship called the Nicosian I am trying to find out more about this ship. It was owned by the Hudson Bay Company
William Hourie <williamhourie1@eircom.net>
Dublin, Ireland - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 16:41:08 (EDT)
Great site - can I ask a question regarding Orcadian marriages in the 1800s? Does anyone know the 'protocol' concerning marriages in the late 1800s, where the woman had previously produced illegitimate children BUT the man she wanted to marry was NOT the father of her offspring? As the Church would still have a great influence on weddings I wondered if she would have been allowed to marry? Or was there a Registry Office in Orkney at that time? Anyone know? I’m interested as I have an ancestor who moved to and married in Glasgow (her children being brought up by their grandmother back in Orkney). She married a ‘new’ man in her life & stated “widow” on her marriage certificate. I will never know if this was a means to enable her to marry or what she told her new husband..... Anyone with similar in their lineage? Has anyone traced an anonymous male ancestor thru' Church records or Sherriff Court Records? Many thanks for this chance to put this on your message board.
Fiona Pearson <fcpearson@hotmail.com>
UK - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10:26:24 (EDT)
Hi and thanks very much! Just found this terrific site, I have been searching through the census and got sidetracked with my "Rose" Scott being listed as a female "seamstress" when in actual fact he was a male "seaman" (human error transcribing no doubt)! But, his birth record is on your site along with his dad William and mum Catherine, wish I'd found this site last week, I notice other names that I am also connected to ie Allan. Thanks thanks thanks, you are terrific. When I have more time I will go through your site, I am sure to find out more! I didn't even know that my grandfather's family were from the Orkney's. I might now be able to track down some of the history, I would love to know why someone would call thier son "Rose". I will definitely be visiting the Orkney's on my next trip! Linda
Linda Clynk <theclynks@hotmail.com>
Canberra , ACT Australia - Sunday, May 05, 2002 at 02:12:30 (EDT)
Wonderful site we will come again. Looking for family we have little information on them as father passed away when Dave was very small.James Evans father born 1886 in Wales ,grandmother Mary Jane ( James) Evans grandfather James Evans Born 1849 Wales or John James Wales my dad was in 2nd world war in Canada and lived in Alberta. Any help much appreciated . Thank you for your wonderful site. Thanks Dave & Betty Evans devans@telus.net
Dave & Betty Evans <devans@telus.net>
Kamloops , British Columbia Canada - Friday, May 03, 2002 at 01:19:19 (EDT)
Thanks, Walt This has been a big help in tracking down some of my Mom's family (she was born in Kirkwall in 1899).
Robert Burns <Moggieman@aol.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 12:39:05 (EDT)
Ihave heard about the Foubister family all my days but had little contact with family members. My grandfather was Robert Foubister who lived with his family on Little Grinigar until migrating to Australia in 1879.
Peter Hookings <Peter_Hookings@hotmail.com>
Perth, WA Australia. - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 08:02:49 (EDT)
Good site my first lok was an eyeopener. Found some ancestors of my wife.Will be back.
Leonard R. Noakes <Noakesl@tcc.on.ca>
Hensall, Ont. USACanada - Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 11:17:10 (EDT)
My Great Grandparents came from Orkney so I was very interested in this site and thak you for the good information on this site
Rhonda Bland <bodgieoz@tpg.com.au>
QuandiallaN.S.W., NSW Australia - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 19:47:12 (EDT)
I am new to this with barely any information. I am looking for my family roots with hardly any info to provide. Grandfather was born "Ian Scott Wilson" in 1910 (immigrated to US around 1915). Ian's mother may have had the last name "Scott" and we believe she was a seamstress. Any help would be so appreciated! Thanks.
Stacey Wilson <sakram5524@aol.com>
La Grangeville, NY USA - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 19:09:23 (EDT)
I'm interested in researching the Moodie family. My father was William James Moodie from Ontario, Canada
Lorraine Jean Moodie <lorraine.moodie@bodywise.net>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 21:52:32 (EDT)
I belong to an old Orkney family,The Spences,also some Sinclair connections.They moved to Australia in 1840 and beacame succesfull cattle and sheep barons.We all still maintain our love and connection with Scotland.
trish griffin <slowgreyfox@hotmail>
Jindabyne, nsw Australia - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 03:47:36 (EDT)
Have any Spences from the Orkneys tracked their genealogy back to Robert Despenser, William the Conqueror's quartermaster (bursar) in 1066. The Norman name was abbreviated in Scotland to Spence and to Spencer in England in subsequent generations. I'd like to hear from you.
David Fielder <dfield2000@qwest.net>
Vancouver, WA USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 17:03:15 (EDT)
Great site and really enjpyed viewing all and trying to find my ancestors who originated here (nee Wilson Isaac) original family.
Elaine Mattsen <mattsen@paradise.net.nz>
Hastings, NZ USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 16:32:45 (EDT)
This site is truly amazing - I have spent two hours tonight and will return
Kate McKenzie <katem2@actrix.co.nz>
Palmerston North, New Zealand - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 07:18:45 (EDT)
This site is truly amazing - I have spent two hours tonight and will return
kate McKenzie <katem2@actrix.co.nz>
Palmerston North, New Zealand - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 07:18:17 (EDT)
I am looking for information about my grandmother Jessie Muir of Sanday. She would have been born about 1870. She ws related to the Wallaces. She had a brother/uncle who was captain of a clipper ship with plied between Liverpool and Sydney Australia.
Barbara Russell de Vries <brdvphoto@netspace.net.au>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 21:08:54 (EDT)
Just a mixblood checking out some roots
Ronald M. Loutit <ronloutit@lockport.com>
Lockport, Mb. Canada - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 03:24:12 (EDT)
Benjamin Bruce was born circa 1770 in Parish Walls, Flotta, Orkney son of William Bruce and Margaret Wilson. Visiting Scotland late this summer and would like to find out more about my ancestoral homeland and family.
Jack Bruce Cameron <jackcameron@hotmail.com>
USA - Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 21:45:05 (EDT)
I'm looking for my mother's family surname is PAGe migrated from england,scotland,ireland. also my father's family Smith Thank you if you have any info you can help me with this is all new to me.
JoAnn Badstibner <joannbadstibner@alltel.net>
live oak, FLORIDA USA - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 13:34:28 (EDT)
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vedbæk, denmark - Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 07:07:11 (EDT)
great site I'm looking for any info on the fletcher family from Paisley Scottland. First name is John and married to Jane McLauglin moved to canada . 3 children Angus Mary and Isabel. Any info would be appreciated, Thanks
Geo. sharpe <dowser1@hotmail.com>
ssmarie , on canada - Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 00:10:01 (EDT)
Decended from Magnus Redlon b. 1698, Orkney. His parents were Thomas Redland b. 16 Sep 1674 in Stromness & Barbara Laughton est 1658-1683. Will be visiting Orkney, mainland on May 17-18. I am hoping to find the cemetary that Thomas & Barbara are buried in. If I am lucky enough to find any "cousins" would be delighted to meet any & all.
Pat Wiggin <wiggingirls@cs.com>
Ft Wayne, IN USA - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 22:00:04 (EDT)
I have left a previous message with the wrong email address. The correct address is ANJAY MACH@aol.com Would love to here from Orcadians. Our family come from there and the Shetlands. Very interested in our familys history and hope to visit some day!
Andrea Craigie <ANJAY MACH@aol.com>
Greensborough, Vic Australia - Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 05:46:02 (EDT)
Re Family of Simon Dearness - Amelia Ivan's query of March 03 2002. I am in contact with Ian and can provide his address and phone number if you contact me. Ian is not on the Internet. My e-mail to you was returned by the server as unable to deliver. I have told Ian of your message and he is looking forward to hearing from you.
Tom Scott <thoscott@dunfermline17.freeserve.co.uk>
Dunfermline, Fife Scotland - Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 10:49:23 (EDT)
My 3rd visit to this interresting site.Had previous contact with people, mt PC crashed and have lost contact numbers. I am researching HALCROW from Fladdabister,Shetlands. My gggrandfather HUGH HALCROW born 1815, died 1857 Australia. He was a Master Mariner, would like to find where to obtain his maritime records.Thank You.
Brian Button <bbutton@ozemail.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, April 12, 2002 at 01:55:34 (EDT)
Thanks for the wonderful site.I have found many of my ancestors. Still searching for info on marriage of William Taylor b abt 1780 and Isabella Scarth b 1780 in Orkney. Also parents of John Sinclair m Elizabeth Wilson b abt 1758, Walls and Flotta, Orkney.Keep up the good work. Shirley Cassidy
Shirley Cassidy <aries@nwc.net.au>
Exmouth, WA Australia - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 12:00:16 (EDT)
I am the grand daughter of Charlotte Wilson Taylor TAIT.
Carmel Anne STARK <carmels@sjc.vic.edu.au>
GEELONG, VIC AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 23:46:34 (EDT)
Hello to all Orkadians but especially to Alan & Connie Grieves, lots of love Andrea & Dylan
Andrea Moray Craigie <ANJAY MACH@AOL.COM>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 08:32:07 (EDT)
I have found a relative born at Gearth South Ronaldsay. Can anyone tell me if Gearth is a village, or could it mabye be a farm name? I can`t find it on any maps,so any help would be great.
Ann Doig <michelle@balbeggie3.fsnet.co.uk>
USA - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 13:39:17 (EDT)
Interested in any information of Flett family moving to Middlesbrough from Orkney circ; 1890
Geoffrey Flett <GFlett@aol.com>
WOLFAU, AUSTRIA - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 13:36:26 (EDT)
researching genealogy of Hepburn
Doral Matlock <Dojeteach@aol.com>
Benicia, CA USA - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 23:46:55 (EST)
Researching John FRASER Master bootmaker died London 1857, born Orkney 1780. Father James FRASER, mother Isabel FEA. Other children of James and Isabel are Ann FRASER b1772 Jean FRASER b1774, James FRASER b 1775, Mary FRASER B 1783, Wemyss FRASER 1785,Isabel FRASER b 1789, David FRASER b1791. Would be grateful for any information regards this family
Laurie Fraser <tooyoung@iprimus.com.au>
Perth, WA Australia - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 23:42:51 (EST)
any taits
joan tait
USA - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 16:07:53 (EST)
Re below entry, if someone has information/relationship to any of the below names, please contact. K/Rgds 4th Generation, Peter Gray
Peter Gray <peter@virginopals.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 08:10:23 (EST)
Looking for relatives of Peter Gray, Born Yell, Shetlands 8th Feb, 1829, Died Hobart, Australia 11/7/1855. Parents William Gray and Wilhamina williamson, parents of Wilhamina are James Williamson and Barbara Jamieson, of the Shetlands.
Peter Gray <peter@virginopals.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 08:07:18 (EST)
NORQUAY OMAN BORN 1773.LEFT FROM SOUTH RONALDSHAY 1791, WORKED FOR HBC. WOULD LIKE ANY INFO ON RELATIVES HE LEFT WITH TWO BROTHERS WHO RETURN TO SOUTH RONALDSHAY FROM CANADA.
NORQUAY SANDRA <RANGER@ACCESSCOMM.CA>
REGINA , SK CANADA - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 21:12:09 (EST)
looking for ancestory on oman norquay or omand norquay left for canada year 1791
norquay sandra
regina , sk canada - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 20:25:42 (EST)
I was thrilled to find your site. I am researching the BROTCHIE surname. My grandmother's name was Mary Brotchie, her father George Brotchie, his father James Simon Brotchie. She told her daughter that her family was from the Orkney Islands. Hopefully I'll make that connection. Thank you so much!
Marie Jones <marieliz@shaw.ca>
Duncan, BC Canada - Monday, April 01, 2002 at 23:46:07 (EST)
My grandparents came from these islands and that is about all I know about them. I'm going to get their first names and see if I can find out anything about them. My father, Leslie Robertson and his brother, Robert, were born in Hamilton, Ontario. I don't know when my grandparents came to Canada, but I think I'm about to do some searching.
Deborah Robertson <Debnamber@aol.com>
Toronto, ON Canada - Monday, April 01, 2002 at 19:31:00 (EST)
Very interesting I am showing my children the history of their family name. An Anderson, came to Canada to manage a Northwest trading post my husband is a descendent of this man, their great great great greatfather came from the Orkney Islands. Thank you
s.m. anderson <alanders@mts.net>
manitoba, canada - Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 00:59:03 (EST)
My Family comes from the Sanday, Ornkey Islands Janet Hay Reid born Orkney 1834 died Dunedin NZ 1912 Robert Reid born Orkney 1799 died 1878 in Scotland seven months after his brother, my forefathers came out to New Zealand on the James Nicol Fleming out of Edinburgh 1877. My Great-great grandfather was Robert Reid born Scotland in 1853 and died in NZ in 1918 married to Isabella Tompson
Delwyn Sheree Hosie (Reid) <casbah.hosie@xtra.co.nz>
Queenstown, New Zealand - Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 05:42:23 (EST)
Hoping for contacts with ancesters in Shetland -Great GMother Agnes Liesk orLeask married Peter Williamson - trying to find her family,parents Nicol Nicolson & Mally(Mary) Liesk/Leask. can anyone help?
Caralyn <caralyn_w@hotmail.com>
NZ - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 05:00:54 (EST)
New to this. last time visited site under review. Easy access this time Thanks!
Caralyn Way <caralyn_w@hotmail.com>
Christchurch, NZ - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 03:59:29 (EST)
Great site...am interested in family genealogy. Family came from the Orkney's in 1909.
Alex Matches <a.matches@telus.net>
North Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 21:46:40 (EST)
Iam most interested in the ROBERTSON FAMILY FROM BURRAVOE YELL,And All related poeple. My great,great-grandfather JOHN ROBERTSON The son Of ANDREW ROBERTSON and CHARLETTE JOHNSON came to CANADA from there,and settled In NORWAY HOUSE MANITOBA.Have letters John writing to his mother Charolette from 1850 to 1890.THANKS Jones Robertson
JONES ROBERTSON <Jones_ Robertson@Hotmail.com>
CANADA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 00:00:07 (EST)
Iam most interested in the ROBERTSON FAMILY FROM BURRAVOE YELL,And All related poeple. My great,great-grandfather JOHN ROBERTSON The son Of ANDREW ROBERTSON and CHARLETTE JOHNSON came to CANADA from there,and settled In NORWAY HOUSE MANITOBA.Have letters John writing to his mother Charolette from 1850 to 1890.THANKS Jones Robertson
JONES ROBERTSON <Jones_ Robertson@Hotmail.com>
USA - Monday, March 25, 2002 at 23:59:37 (EST)
Iam most interested in the ROBERTSON FAMILY FROM BURRAVOE YELL,And All related poeple. My great,great-grandfather JOHN ROBERTSON The son Of ANDREW ROBERTSON and CHARLETTE JOHNSON came to CANADA from there,and settled In NORWAY HOUSE MANITOBA.Have letters John writing to his mother Charolette from 1850 to 1890.THANKS Jones Robertson
JONES ROBERTSON <Jones_ Robertson@Hotmail.com>
USA - Monday, March 25, 2002 at 23:51:05 (EST)
This looks like a great site - looking forward to going through it more in the near future. From Canada
Joy Bennett
USA - Monday, March 25, 2002 at 13:45:34 (EST)
I was wondering if anybody out there knows of any Norquays still living in the Orkney Islands. My grandfather came to Canada in 1930 from there.
Janice Allen-Scott <jallen@nbnet.nb.ca>
Scotch Settlement, NB Canada - Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 18:37:15 (EST)
can you get daily flights out of london?
JEREMIAH BOWDEN <NAVYSUB6@CS.COM>
WOODLAND HILLS, CALIFORNIA 91367 USA - Friday, March 22, 2002 at 23:33:22 (EST)
looking for imformation on my grandparents william henry colwell born plymouth cornwall england approx 1837 married my grandmother march 1865 england whose name was lucretia mary toop from kent england. they immigrated to nz
ali toopi <ipoot@msn.com>
taranaki, new zealand - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 21:51:10 (EST)
Looking for information on traveller, tinker or tinsmith families who came from the islands. Newlands, Higgins, Stewart, Jamieson, McFee, any stories or help would be appreciated.
Robert Robertson <Drumossiejohn1@hotmail.com>
Aberdeen, Scotland - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 21:03:51 (EST)
I forgot to add John RENDALL was an employee of the Hudson Bay Co. in 1846. He worked in their store in Moose Factory for 8 years before returning to Scotland for a short period of time before returning to Canada. Maura Marik Wane
Maura Marik Wane <maura_wane@yahoo.com>
Joplin, MO USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 09:31:49 (EST)
I am looking for any information on the following people. Mrs. P.B. Reekie and Mrs. A.W. Reekie. These two women were the daughters of my great-great uncle John Rendall. John Rendall was married to Elizabeth Brown, both from Orkney, but married near Collingswood, Canada. If anyone has any information on them I would truly appreciate it. I am looking in the time frame of about 1858 forward. Reason being is that John and Elizabeth married in 1858. Please contact me if you have any information. Thank you very much.
Maura Marik Wane <maura_wane@yahoo.com>
Joplin, MO USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 09:12:37 (EST)
Goldie-Thomson families in the Orkneys? Moved to Leith near Edinburgh 1815?Help appreciated. thanx JB
J. Buchanan <buchanan@drummond.sol.co.uk>
UK - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 12:50:48 (EST)
Sad News for The Orkney Family History Society Last night at the monthly meeting of the Orkney Family History Society those present were shocked to hear of the sudden death of one of our most enthusiastic committee members and research secretary, Janice Sinclair. A tribute was paid to Janice and a minutes silence was observed. She will be a great loss to her family and to the various groups that she helped especially our own society. . She had been looking forward to the talk on the Hudson's Bay Company so very much. The speaker, Phil Astley, dedicated the talk to Janice. Janice died suddenly at her home yesterday morning. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I thought all members of the Society who had met or corresponded with Janice should know as soon as possible. From Nan Scott, Chairman and George R. Gray, Treasurer, Orkney Family History Society
George R. Gray <george.gray@unisonfree.net>
Kirkwall, Orkney, UK - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 16:46:08 (EST)
Researching the Orkneys as my mothers maiden name is Isbister and I believe this surname originated in the Islands. So have started looking at your sites and planning to visit sometime in the future..
robyn bell <robbeebee@hotmail.com>
Gold Coast, Qld Australia - Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 06:21:11 (EST)
I'm looking for this guy who left the following message" Looking for background on William Sinclair, born about 1766 on the island of Pomona near Stomness, Orkney Is. Went to Canada with the Hudson's Bay Company in 1782 and married Margaret (Nahovway) Norton. William died 4-20-1818 at York Factory, Manitoba. Anything further about his parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, etc. would be greatly appreciated. John Hirst Dillon, MT USA - " please email me
Archie <carphillips@hotmail.com>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 18:43:28 (EST)
After visiting the "Orkney Islands" in 1999 I have been trying to research my family name of SANDAY. I have been to Sanday Island and looked at the headstones in the cemetry, thinking this might be a good place to start,alas there were no Sanday's, could you be of any assistance. Thankyou,Kind Regards, Anne
Anne Christian <annechristian@bigpond.com.au>
Windsor, N.S.W Australia - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 07:50:11 (EST)
Looking for John mcphearson Turnbull, he may be in scotland. If anyone has any info on Turnbull`s in scotland PLEASE contact me!!!!
Vanessa Turnbull <nessa_turnbull@hotmail.com>
UK - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 05:14:25 (EST)
I am chairing a committee through the Lower Fort Garry Volunteer Association, in conjunction with Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, to help celebrate the Site's 175 anniversary in the year 2005. The goal of this HBC Descendants 2005 Reunion Committee is to research, locate and find descendants of employees of the HBC who settled in the Red River Settlement prior to and after the amalgamation. Employees who worked specifically at Lower Fort Garry are also included in our search. There are numerous activities tentatively planned for this reunion, scheduled for summer of 2005. If you are a descendant of any of the above, please let me know so we can record this information. thanks. Sunday, March 10, 2002.
Barbara Gessner <barbara.gessner@3web.net>
St. Andrews, MB Canada - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 16:46:44 (EST)
What a wonderful site. I will visit often.
Jack Matches <jmatches@telus.net>
Langley, BC Canada - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 01:36:46 (EST)

My family traces in the USA to a William Haddel (Heddle or Haddle) married to Polly in Maryland USA about 1800. Their family history was transcribed as an oral history, but we believe they came as indentured servants to the colonies. There are lots of haddles in the USA in MD, VA, SC, Penna and Georgia! Would trade for free our extensive family history to anyone else with same name and other Canadain, British or Australian family lines! Thanks, Jan Haddle, PO Box 215, Siloam, Georgia USA
Jan Haddle <graphics@idesignoffice.net>
Lake Oconee, Ga USA - Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 09:22:02 (EST)


Hi. I am looking for information on a Johnston (or Johnson /Johnstone) family, believed to be from the Orkneys at approx 1900 - 1920ish. The family had around 12 children, the only two names I have are Olo (Oliver?) and Isobella. Isobella would have been born in the 1920's moved to the Dundee area and was a cook at Glamis Castle. She married a William Williamson lived in Arbroath and had three children of her own. I realise that the information is a bit sketchy to a a starting point would be great. Thanks for any help.
Tony <anthony.grapes@btinternet.com>
Norwich, UK - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 09:40:23 (EST)
Will be visiting Orkneys in August this year to find out more of the origins of the HEWISON family. George Hewison emigrated to Australia from Kirkwall - It seems that the Hewison family originated in Westray, and am looking forward to researching the origins.
Sue Conde <sconde@ozemail.com.au>
Australia - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 04:49:13 (EST)
I am the great grand daughter of Archibald Petrie
Susan Petrie <susieq@nb.sympatico.ca>
Rothesay, NB, Canada - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 19:33:13 (EST)
John Philp or Phillips-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 they lived at 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". William married Charlotte Lambert in 1866 at Fort Ellice and they had eleven kids. Their kids were Jack, Margaret married Joe Kirkness, Nellie married Charlie Eden, Jemima married Albert Settee, Catherine married Willie Taylor, Archibald married Katie Hourie, 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. Looking for Ms. Ballantyne who emailed me information about the above family, I lost your email address, please email me again.
Archie Phillips <carphillips@hotmail.com>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 11:32:39 (EST)
Our ancestors, William Grieve & Jane(Jean?) Flett, immigrated from Rousay in 1856 and settled near Walcha in New South Wales. William father, Robert, and mother, Anne Work, lived at 'Outerdykes'. We have been slowly puting our tree together over the past ten years and have come to a halt with Robert and Anne. Any help would be appreciated - especially with William's brothers and sisters.
Allen R Grieve <allen.grieve@dest.gov.au>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 23:21:54 (EST)
Seeking information on John GROUNDWATER,born 1849 in Kirkwall,third child of Robert Patterson GROUNDWATER & Anne Elizabeth MUIR.Last two references to him were: 1881 census in Glasgow and he was informant on his mother's death certificate in May,1881 in Kirkwall.Would like to hear from any descendants etc. Janette Thomson,a descendant of his sister Barbara Elizabeth.b.1845
Janette Thomson <janmax@alphalink.com.au>
Vermont, Victoria Australia - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 23:48:56 (EST)
Great site, looking for whereabouts of family Simon Dearnes, married to a Mary MacDonald, had one son Ian. lived at Broad Street, Kirkwell Orkney
Amelia Ivan <Bellan01@msn.com>
Clifton, NJ USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 15:00:38 (EST)
I'm trying to find information on my surname and it's origens,if it is conected to any clans and tartans.Any information or help would be greatly appriciated.
C.ANTHONY HALLCRO <hallcro@hotmail.com>
cupar, fife scotland - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 06:55:31 (EST)
One of the best gen resources on the web without a doubt. I'm lucky to have Orcadian ancestors
Brian C Gunn <gunnbc@omantel.net.om>
Muscat, Oman - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 12:44:08 (EST)
Burravoe,Yell Is where my gggfather and gggmother live. Andrew Robertson ,Charlotte Johnson Any Imfo on these people.Would be nice
Jones Robertson <Jones_Robertson@Hotmail.Com>
Norway House , Manitoba, Canada - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 11:24:26 (EST)
Burravoe,Yell Is where my gggfather and gggmother live. Andrew Robertson ,Charlotte Johnson Any Imfo on these people.Would be nice
Jones Robertson <Jones_Robertson@Hotmail.Com>
Norway House , Manitoba, Canada - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 11:13:56 (EST)
Looking for last names HOURIE, LAUDER. Hourie is paternal grandfathers side. Ancestors came from Orkneys and immigrated to Canada. Employed with Hudsons Bay Co., Peter Hourie married a Cree indian woman. Their son Thomas was an indian interpreter for General Middleton. LOUIS RIEL surrenedered to Thomas HOURIE after the battle of Batoche. I would be interested to hear from any HOURIE clan. LAUDER is maternal grandmothers side. Grandmother born in Northumberland (village of Churton). Ann LAUDER, her parents (both born in England)..Elizabeth WHEATON, Jack (John) LAUDER. Jack died in WWI. Any info?? Great site...thanks a bunch for any info!
Peggy-Sue Anderson <peggysue_64@hotmail.com>
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 15:00:47 (EST)
Looking for last names HOURIE, LAUDER. Hourie is paternal grandfathers side. Ancestors came from Orkneys and immigrated to Canada. Employed with Hudsons Bay Co., Peter Hourie married a Cree indian woman. Their son Thomas was an indian interpreter for General Middleton. LOUIS RIEL surrenedered to Thomas HOURIE after the battle of Batoche. I would be interested to hear from any HOURIE clan. LAUDER is maternal grandmothers side. Grandmother born in Northumberland (village of Churton). Ann LAUDER, her parents (both born in England)..Elizabeth WHEATON, Jack (John) LAUDER. Jack died in WWI. Any info?? Great site...thanks a bunch for any info!
Peggy-Sue Anderson <peggysue_64@hotmail.com>
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 14:58:25 (EST)
I just wanted to say what a wonderful age we live in! Since I first found this site I have been reunited with my family. I found my cousin had his own web site and left messages on various genealogy sites and this has put me back in touch with family who I thought I had lost. My family is coming to life. Good luck to all new-comers. Thanks to the wonder of the computer the world is becoming a smaller place but richer.
Pat Watkins <pat.w@ukonline.co.uk>
Wells, USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 14:18:47 (EST)
my ancesters are drummond, brock + eunson who married into the drummond family. My first record is dated 1800. do wish the web site every success.
george mcelvoy <george@mcelvoy.freeserve.co.uk>
chester-le-street, co durham uk, uk - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 14:05:23 (EST)
Can anyone help me to locate my husband's cousin Suzanne (Susan) Streeter. She was originally from Kent in England and we have not heard from her for at least 25-30 years.Also does anyone have any information on the Hazelgrove family name, also from England, possibly around Kent.
Vera Flett <fletty@wn.com.au>
Manjimup, W.A Australia - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 23:25:34 (EST)
I have been told that my ggrandparents, Hugh Craigie and Christina Thompson, emigrated to the USA via Canada. I have found that they were married in Hutchenson, Lanark, Glascow in 1871 and arrived in New York State, the Oswego area, shortly afterwards. I am trying to find what ship they emmigrated on and the date they arrived in the Canadian area. Your site is extremely helpful, thank you for all your work.
Kathy Glinski <G7686438@cs.com>
USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 19:14:46 (EST)
James INKSTER (M)..................... C: 14 Aug 1796 Father: James INKSTER Houton, Orphir, Orkney, Scotland Mother: Molly NICOLSON
Donna Nelson <mamabear782@hotmail.com>
USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 03:33:57 (EST)
I am interested in finding any one who would be related to James Inkster from Scotland, he worked for the Hudson's Bay company
Donna Nelson <mamabear782@hotmail.com>
Sylvan Lake , Ab Canada - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 03:20:52 (EST)
I am interested in finding any one who would be related to James Inster from Scotland, he worked forthe Hudson's Bay company
Donna Nelson <mamabear782@hotmail.com>
Sylvan Lake , Ab Canada - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 03:20:29 (EST)
Researching father Adam Scott ABEL born Newhills, Aberdeen Scotland. His father John William ABEL and wife Rose Helen SADDLER and her grandparents Joseph SADDLER and his wife Kathryn TAYLOR. Came to Australia on the ship BELTANA July 1921. Valerie Harris rvharris@burcom.com.au Any info appreciated. Thank you
Valerie Harris <rvharris@burcom.com.au>
Kingaroy , Queensland Australia - Friday, February 22, 2002 at 22:03:27 (EST)
My great grandparents were born in Shetland and Orkney respectively. Their surnames were Bruce and Murray. I estimate between 1860-1875. Just starting the search!
Helen Murray Bruce Thomson Muir <helenandbrenda@supanet.com>
Fife, Scotland - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 16:04:50 (EST)
Good site!
Keith Waugh <kjwkea@mts.net>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 14:42:35 (EST)
grandfather-JAMES WYLIE from burray,his father sinclair WYLIE.grandmother-Daisy WYLIE maden name RUSSELL from orkney.RUSSELL family nad WYLIE family?any information is welcome.thank you.hope to hear from you soon.
Sharon Wyllie <evil_demon13@hotmail.com>
edinburgh, scotland - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 07:11:14 (EST)
Looking for info on Thomas Scott married Jane(Jean) Sinclair in 1834 in Kirkwall. Son William Scott born 1835 married Betsy Muir 1863. Parents of Betsy were William Muir and Catherine Wallace married in Sanday in 1834. Just starting to trace our history and would like to hear from any distant relations or anyone with any info.
S.Holland <s.holland@rogers.com>
Canada - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 20:50:19 (EST)
FAMILY REUNION Augus 4, 2002 in London, Ontario, Canada: Calling all decendents of Simon Thomson (b about 1795) and Jane Muir (b about 1798) from Sanday. Their children were William, James, Thomas, Andrew, Betsy, and Jannet. Please contact for more information.
Judy Coulter <JudyCoul@aol.com>
Lonon, Ont Canada - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 18:43:59 (EST)
I would like to find out about Archibald Alexander Brown who was a United Empire Loyalist. He immigrated to Canada from Connecticut in the mid 1800s. He settled in the area now known as Brockville Ontario Canada and married Adelaide Buehll. They farmed in that area and gifted the land now known as The City of Brockville. One of their sons Alexander Brown moved to small community in Eastern Ontario, Canada known variously as Buttermilk Falls, Bedford Mills, possibly other names related to Chaffey and or Tett. Offspring of Alexander Brown and his wife Chloe Lorintha (nee Yates) were Roland, Orville, Cecile, Ruby,Vincent, and Mildred. I would appreciate any info concerning these people.
peter brown <pbrown@mevex.com>
kingston, ontario canada - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 17:47:37 (EST)
PETER LANGSKAIL MARRIED IN NETHERTOWN OF HOLM IN 1834 TO JANET GARRICK.ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU
JULE DENNIS LANG <LANGSKAIL@AOL.COM>
MEDFORD, WI USA - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 15:17:20 (EST)
I'm thrilled to find a way to get in touch with possible relatives and find out more about my Rusland family history. I have not directly connected "my" Ruslands with the ones on Orkney Island, but that's my goal.
Louisiana Dalton <luzeana@hotmail.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 02:27:55 (EST)
I am looking for the history on Styrmo or Hagen[last names] whom i believe were from Norway. my Great Grandfather was Jacob Hagen, whom i believe was born in 1879, his wife was Jacobine Styrmo[ maiden ] there were 8 childen. i love to hear about the old stories.
tammy <schneidertammy@yahoo.com>
WI USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 10:22:54 (EST)
Looking into my family history.I'm a LOUTIT from Fife,SCOTLAND.
Fiona Loutit <fee@hotmail.com>
USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 10:48:12 (EST)
My ancestors, as far as I have traced back, came from 'Outerdykes' on Rousay. I would be very pleased to hear from anyone who is related to Robert Grieve and Anne Work who lived there in the earlt 1800's.
Allen R Grieve <allen.grieve@dest.gov.au>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 04:11:04 (EST)
I belong to the FRISKEN family. My ancestor Isabella daughter of GEORGE FRISKEN of Berwick. I beleive her ancestors went to the islands. Isabella married ROBER TORRIE. Would like to hear from anyone with connections!!
Lorraine Moore <Lorrainew@28fs.fsnet.co.uk>
Camborne, Cornwall UK - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 17:36:26 (EST)
I belong to the FRISKEN family. My ancestor Isabella daughter of
Lorraine Moore <Lorrainew@28fs.fsnet.co.uk>
Camborne, Cornwall UK - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 17:34:57 (EST)
I would like to know how many loutits are still in scottland
Destry loutit <sweetonyouh@yahoo.com>
selkirk, Mb canada - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 00:49:21 (EST)
Hi. I wish I could understand a little more of what was in the site. First time user! Would love to have an email or two sent to me sometime. My family and I are coming over during your summer in 2004.
Rebecca Harcus-Duus <harcus-duus@bigpond.com>
Rockhampton, QLD Australia - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 05:27:11 (EST)
Have just discovered that ancestor Thomas Scott Brown was born in Stromness 6/5/1827. Father James and mother Isabella Scott. Keen to learn anything else. Thomas travelled to Australia as a ships carpenter.A son Willian Heddle (my great grandfather)was born in 1855
Anne Bain <bainfamily@aol.com>
Southport, QLD AUStralia - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 22:02:27 (EST)
Anyone have a John Richard Sanderson/Sandison, born 1bout 1809 at Kirkwall, on their tree? He joined the 93rd Highlanders and was posted all over before returning to Scotland. Married a Mary Ann Field from Weedon Bec , Northants.
Shirley Barnes <sgblay@aol.com>
Leicester, UK - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 17:54:53 (EST)
Interested to find out where my G-Grandfather Hepburn came from in Scotland. Born in 1842--married Elizabeth (Eliza Hassett (Blennerhassett) in Guelph, Ontario Canada. Later lived in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jo Anne Hepburn Molina <Gwadyjoanne@aol.com>
Covina, Ca USA - Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 10:01:05 (EST)
Researching Alfred King & Sarah Ann Golding
Sandra Hailey <sanvic47@hotmail.com>
Frankston, melb. australia - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 23:22:39 (EST)
I'm an amateur genealogist and my brother-in-law has Thomsons and Fotheringham's in his ancestry. This is a great site for out needs. Thanks
Dan Buchanan <danbuch@rogers.com>
Toronto, ON Canada - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 20:54:29 (EST)
Great site, seeking information on gg grandfather John William Spence b April 14 1837 Orkney Islands, His father was a sea captian who owned his own ship. Fathers name not known. John William Spence and his father arrived in New York when John was between 16 - 19 years of age, where his father sold the ship. John migrated to Ontario Canada where he Married Mary Jane Croskery. Any help with research greatly appreciated, please contact me.
Stan Spence <stan.spence@worldnet.att.net>
Anaheim, Ca USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 01:19:37 (EST)
Can anyone help with the family of Donald Westness who is shown aged 69 and born on Sanday on the 1851 Kirkwall & St Ola Census. Was he part of the Westness family at Isgarth, Sanday?
Marion McLeod <marion.mcleod@btinternet.com>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 14:10:08 (EST)
I am presently researching Taylor`s (Brothers )whom possibly came to Aust. during the 1850 Gold Strike/ Newfoundland or England was their point of departure? Is there a Taylor Researcher in Aust. whom may have noticed aNewfoundland connection ??? Thank you Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor <robert .f. taylor @ sympatico.ca>
St catharines, Ont Canada - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 13:45:00 (EST)
I am presently researching Taylor`s (Brothers )whom possibly came to Aust. during the 1850 Gold Strike/ Newfoundland or England was their point of departure? Is there a Taylor Researcher in Aust. whom may have noticed aNewfoundland connection ??? Thank you Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor <robert .f. taylor @ sympatico.ca>
St catharines, Ont Canada - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 13:43:10 (EST)
Looking for Jane Nicholson born 1859 ish in Scotland married John Smith around 1884 and died Newcastle upon Tyne in 1920
Mike Collins <Collinsquality@cs.com>
USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 07:57:35 (EST)
A great site..found it to be very helpful in my search of Sinclair Manson and wife Janet (ms Corner)who travelled from Canisby, Caithness to Longhope, Orkney sometime between 1847 - 1850. Found lots of useful dates. Thanks again.
Mary S McGilvray <msmcgilvray@hotmail.com>
UK - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 02:37:32 (EST)
Your listing of names leaves out my maiden name MERRIMAN. My great Grandfather William Henry and his father Peter came to Victoria in the 1850's and we still have relatives in Sharalee, Sandwick, Stromness.
Sylvia Sinclair <ssync@shaw.ca>
Victoria, BC Canada - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 21:54:16 (EST)
My Grandparents were born in the Orkney Islands
Hugh Craigie <Hcraigie@aol.com>
Rochester, NY USA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 17:49:56 (EST)
Trying to locate ancectors Great, Great Grandparents. Andrew Sincalir married Mary Goodfellow 1879
JANET COWAN <jacowan@autoinfo.com.au>
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 00:03:01 (EST)
I was looking for information on the city/town of Lyness, to see if I had any ancestors or relatives there.Thanks.
Robert Thomas Lyness, Jr. <rlyness@dep.state.nj.us>
Brick, 08724, nj USA - Monday, January 28, 2002 at 15:41:25 (EST)
I am looking for information on the city of Lyness. I was curios to see if I had relatives/ancestors there. Thanks.
Robert T. Lyness, Jr. <rlyness@dep.state.nj.us>
Brick 08724, NJ USA - Monday, January 28, 2002 at 15:29:27 (EST)
I am looking for information on the city of Lyness. I was curios to see if I had relatives/ancestors there. Thanks.
Robert T. Lyness, Jr. <rlyness@dep.state.nj.us>
Brick 08724, NJ USA - Monday, January 28, 2002 at 15:29:24 (EST)
Reasearching - Annie Susan Setter m. James Henry Vicary Any info would be most welcome Sandra
Sandra Hailey <sanvic47@hotmail.com>
Melbourne, vic. Australia - Monday, January 28, 2002 at 01:28:15 (EST)
Wonderful site!
Teresa (Spence) Moore <kittencatt7@hotmail.com>
Bellingham, wa USA - Friday, January 25, 2002 at 06:01:25 (EST)
I need to know any famous people that were born on August 12, 1985 for a report. Thanks, Lora
Lora Gall <Misslorabeth@aol.com>
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 20:58:16 (EST)
great reading here,i`m currently looking for information on a william alexander scott born approx 1870 in south ronaldsay,hope anyone can help
A.Doig <michelle@balbeggie3.fsnet.co.uk>
perth, scotland - Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 08:35:03 (EST)
Does anyone know of a place name "Dresee," which apparently is near Kirkwall?
David Palmquist <Davidpalmquist@dccnet.com>
Delta, BC canada - Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 02:40:17 (EST)
Does anyone know of a place name "Dresee," which apparently is near Kirkwall?
David Palmquist <Davidpalmquist@dccnet.com>
Delta, BC canada - Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 02:40:07 (EST)
My grandparents were John & Lillian Foubister from Orkney - my mother was their oldest daughter Ina who travelled to Orkney when a babe in arms and learned to walk while there.
Sandy Engels <derf@pacificcoast.net>
Victoria, BC Canada - Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 00:12:00 (EST)
I have posted some more photos from my familie's old photos of individuals whom I cannot identify on my website at www.photobox.co.uk/marion.mcleod@btinternet.com My family areas in Orkney are Kirkwall, Eday, Westray, Orphir, St Andrews so many may come from those areas or from relatives elsewhere in the UK or abroad. If anyone can identify the individuals please contact me. If anyone sees their own relations contact me and I can send them a copy of the photo[s].
Marion McLeod <marion.mcleod@btinternet.com>
USA - Monday, January 21, 2002 at 16:06:39 (EST)
Re Kanina James' message of 20 June 2001, Daniel McGregor Cusiter's wife Edwardina Robertson was my great aunt, have some info back on the Cusiter side and ancestry of Edwardina.
Heather Downer <Heather@downer70.freeserve.co.uk>
Maidstone, Kent England - Monday, January 21, 2002 at 03:28:03 (EST)
hey great stuff
wayne cole <samplegee28@hotmail.com>
auckland, new zealand - Monday, January 21, 2002 at 03:19:19 (EST)
Researching CRAIGIES...Looking for any connections to "JOHN CRAIGIE" married JANET STEWART in Kinloch Lethendy Aug 3 1817.
Colleen <rodkubis@mnsi.com>
Canada - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 17:40:27 (EST)
searching for Smith family connections in Thurso, Caithness and Orkney
anne newcombe <anne@feedinggrounds.fsnet.co.uk>
Wales, UK - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 07:43:18 (EST)
ATTENTION DAVID HAY .... or anyone researching Hays from FLOTTA, Orkney. (David's given email address failed). I have quite a bit of information about the Flotta Hay family (+ some others), if anyone is interested. Will post my own particular Flotta family names soon.
Heather Johnson <heatherannej@hotmail.com>
Colchester, U.K. - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 18:16:25 (EST)
Greetings, trying to find the Lyness roots in Scotland
William Lyness <WFLyness@aol.com>
Matawan, NJ USA - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 14:43:48 (EST)
my mothers family are from orkney i would like more information on the name adamson and corrigal
ruth smith <ruth130@btopenworld.com>
newport s wales, uk wales - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 17:59:21 (EST)
I am interested in the Wallace Family of Fife
Gwyneth Thomas <gwynt@hotkey.net.au>
Burwood East, Vic Australia - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 17:54:21 (EST)
my mother and her family my grandparents great grandparents are all from the orkney islands i visited there 12 years ago and will never forget the place it is such an interesting place i am hoping to go there this year with my children for them to experience all that i did and saw.
ruth smith <ruth130@btopenworld.com>
newport s wales, USA - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 15:40:14 (EST)
I am checking on the Orkney Islands, the home of many ancestors. Currently the area is listed as Ork., Orkney, Orkney Isld., etc. and I am investigating your website to establish a better knowledge of the area, and establish the correct common name. Thank-you. Milan
Milan Howard Dilworth <milankd@hotmail.com>
Salt Lake City, Utah USA - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 12:28:43 (EST)
would like to hear from anybody who has information on mary ann newland b 1834. orkney isles
joan berry <berry@senet.com.au>
aust - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 07:28:13 (EST)
Hi, I am searching information about Thomas Tulloch. He is first mentioned 23 Jun 1775, when he moved in to Gothenburg Amiralitet parish in Gothenburg, Sweden. He married the year after, 23 Jan 1776 with Maria Christina Setterström. Thomas Tulloch is said to be born on 14 Nov 1748 or 1746 and came to Sweden from Edinburgh, Scotland. An old story says that Thomas Tulloch and a brother moved out from Edingburgh around 1773 sailing first to Asia before they settled for Sweden. Orkney or Shetland are also possible places for them, they introduced a special kind of boat used for fishing on these islands. The brother changed name in Sweden and I haven't been able to find him yet. Looking for all kind of information around these Tullochs. There are still quite many ancestors with the name Tullock around the area of Gothenburg, Sweden. regards JanYngwe Linderhav
JanYngwe Linderhav <janyngwe.linderhav@volvo.com>
Göteborg, Sweden - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 04:23:56 (EST)
Trying to trace John and Sarah Link/later. Moved to King's Lynn in late 1700s from Orkneys. Sadly, have not found them on this great web site.
Caz <caroline@brantham12.freeserve.co.uk>
Suffolk, England - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 10:55:30 (EST)
Do you have a William Bichan Geneology
Thomas J. Bichan <tbichan@Aol>
Pascoag, RI USA - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 16:52:07 (EST)
For some years I have been researching the connection between General George Armstrong Custer [who was killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn]and Orkney. You may be interested to read a short article I contributed to the Custer Association of Great Britain's web site [www.custer-association-gb.org.uk] under the title "He thought his ancestors came from Orkney." Currently, I am in the process of updating and improving this article for publication in CAGB's newsletter, The Crow's Nest, and would very much to hear from anyone who can supply me with information about the David Cursitor who is the subject of the following extract taken from THE ORCADIAN newspaper, December 1882. "Mr David Cursitor died at Portage la Prairie, Manatoba (sic). He was 55 years of age, and was an uncle to General Cursitor. David Cursitor was born in Rendall, Orkney, in 1827, and in 1844 went to British Columbia in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company, one of their trusted and highly respected officers, he remained there till 1859. He crossed the Rocky Mountains with a fortune and a band of horses and settled here [Portage la Prairie] to farm. He first kept a trading store, one the first in the area....". I would like to hear from anyone who has any information about David Cursitor, if the General referred to is George A Custer, if they have the full report of his obituary in the Portage la Prairie newspaper and/or details of his service with the Hudson's Bay Company.
Peter Russell <peter.russell@clara.co.uk>
Bexleyheath, Kent, England - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 13:00:51 (EST)
Hi. I have a Laughton Information Book at www.laughton.com. This infomration book is used to display information and ask questoins about Laughtons. If you are a Laughton or are interested in Laughtons, drop by. http://www.laughton.com
Paul Laughton <paul@laughton.com>
USA - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 20:53:33 (EST)
Very interesting and a most helpful site.. Thank you
Doug Leith <dleith@dingoblue.net.au>
Toowoomba, Qld Australia - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 20:05:33 (EST)
Very interesting and a most helpful site.. Thank you
Doug Leith <dleith@dingoblue.net.au>
Toowoomba, Qld Australia - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 20:05:17 (EST)
I am looking for my Parker relatives from Wales. William and Mary had 3 children: William, Rhoda and Millie. William married Elizabeth Woollacott. They travelled to Canada in 1924 on a ship called the Minnedosa. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Lynn Sweet.
Lynn Sweet <martin5744@rogers.com>
Barrie, Ont Canada - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 16:44:25 (EST)
I'm looking for anyone who would know anything about the Baikie family as my grandfather was adopted into this family and as I have never meet him I could not ask him about his birth parents. I really want to know who they were and what there nationality was as I do not know who I am. If you even know of any Baikies it would be greatly apreciated if You could let me know.
Zelda Baikie <zeldas_house@yahoo.co.nz>
Auckland, new zealand - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 21:44:31 (EST)
Hello! I'm searching the internet to see where other Gammonds call home, although the name isn't a very common one it helps to narrow things down. Interesting to know that a Gammond once lived on Orkney. Keep up the good work, Clare.
Clare Gammond
Stockport, Cheshire Uk - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 17:31:34 (EST)
I have been looking for my father's family that lived in Scotland in the early 1900. My father died when I was 6 years old and never saw my grandparents or other family members.
Elizabeth Workman (Kirkness) <peachie@humboldt1.com>
Arcata, Ca USA - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 14:35:08 (EST)
Here is my family tree. James Brown born? Married Elizabeth Adamson Children: · Adam born 1818 Edinburg, Midlothian, Scotland · Margaret born 1826 Dysart, Kingdom of Fife, Scotland · William born 1828 Kinghorn, Kingdom of Fife, Scotland · Isabella born 1833 · Peter Adamson born 1835 South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland · Jemima born 1839 South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland · Thomas Adamson born 1837 South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland Married: Suzie Margaret Mein born 1839 in Edinburg Parish, Edinburg, Midlothian, Scotland Children: Ø Susan born ? Glasgow, Scotland died: Connecticut married: Jacob Ø Jack born 1858 in Edinburg, Scotland died: Jamaica, NY Ø James born 1864 in Southend, Argylee, Scotland died: Bridgeport, Connecticut married: May Ø Mary Bruce Polly born 1865 in Southend, Argyll, Scotland died: Florida. married: Henderson Ø Maggie Mein Margaret born 1867 in Edinburg, Scotland died: Connecticut. married: Adamson Ø Helen born 1870 in Leith, Scotland married: George Watson Ø Thomas born 1875 in Dalkeith, Scotland died: Connecticut Ø William born in Glasgow, Scotland died: Chicago, Illinois. married: Maggie Johnston Ø George Mein Brown I born 1872 Dalkeith, Scotland Married: Mary Agnes Johnston born 1871 in Antrim, Ulster Providence, Ireland died: Brooklyn, NY Children: v George Mein Brown II born 1894 in New York died: NY Married: Anna Mayer born Brooklyn, Kings, NY Children: o Marion Elizabeth Brown o George Mein Brown III o Dorothy Helen Brown v John J. born 1895 in New York died: Brooklyn, NY married: Mary Agnes v Thomas Adamson born 1898 in New York died: NY married Margaret May Harrison v William Stone born 1906 in New York died: NY married Mary Jane Haire
Cindy Brown <ranchrider1@mindspring.com>
Highlands Ranch, CO USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 18:41:04 (EST)
Interested in the Family of Benjamin Bruce who was born on the island of Flota, Parish Of Walls, Orkney about 1770 and was employed by the Hudson's Bay Company on the North Saskatchewan. Had a brother William who he left land in Flotta. Other relatives are interested in Halcro/Halcrow, Clouston, and Tait. Don Norris
Donald C. Norris <donald@ngis.ca>
Burns Lake, BC Canada - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 00:50:55 (EST)
Looks very good-lot of work went into it. Keep up the good work.
ALFRED HARVEY FRASER <al.fraser@sympatico.ca>
SUDBURY, ON CANADA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 12:55:13 (EST)
trying to trace more about Herdman family that came from Ireland and worked gradually upwards to Orkney.
Charlie <wyrdscruff@yahoo.co.uk>
Orkney, UK - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 17:03:19 (EST)
just found this by chance. If anyone is a member of the Leslie family originally of Sanday, John Foster Leslie (my g grandfather) moved to Kirkwall in 1920s/30s. He went on to marry Annie Nicholson originally from Swona, she died in 1953. They had 3 children. John (known as Jackie Leslie)he later emigrated to Ausralia, Maggie Annie Stewart Leslie (Peggy Ferguson)b 1909/10 d 1989 and Elspeth Allan Leslie (Elsie Cordock)b 1917, d 1995. This is my mothers side, I have a lot of information up to my g grandparent but if anyone else is a decendant or has more information from further back, as I would be very interested to know more. Thank you. Brill site by the way.
Sarah Allison <sarah.allison2@btinternet.com>
Kirkwall, UK - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 06:14:05 (EST)
This is a long shot, but thought I would try anyway. I am trying to locate a Marie Pearl Rich (nee Draper) She was married to a Barry Rich about 1947. My mother has not seen her sister since 1947 and would really like to get in contact with her. They lived in/around Toronto, ON. Marie was born on July 18, 1931/1932 and worked for Bell Telephone at last contact. Her husband was known to Work for Trier 1? I have tried the 411 directory, but either they have divorced/passed away or have an unlisted number. If anyone knows of these people, or knows of another way to try and locate them, I would really love to hear from you.
Heather Northey <heathernorthey@telusplanet.net>
Calgary, AB Canada - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 18:04:14 (EST)
This is a long shot, but thought I would try anyway. I am trying to locate a Marie Pearl Rich (nee Draper) She was married to a Barry Rich about 1947. My mother has not seen her sister since 1947 and would really like to get in contact with her. They lived in/around Toronto, ON. Marie was born on July 18, 1931/1932 and worked for Bell Telephone at last contact. Her husband was known to Work for Triad? I have tried the 411 directory, but either they have divorced/passed away or have an unlisted number. If anyone knows of these people, or knows of another way to try and locate them, I would really love to hear from you.
Heather Northey <heathernorthey@telusplanet.net>
Calgary, AB Canada - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 18:02:29 (EST)
Just looking for info of my family history
Mike Turfus <turfman_98@yahoo.ca>
Brampton, on Canada - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 17:45:33 (EST)
Discovering this site was a highlight during the ongoing search for ancestors. I am the grand daughter of Andrew Kennedy and Isabella Esson from Holm. Both came to America through Ellis Island between 1910 and 1913.
Roxanne Ford Tieri <rftieri@cs.com>
Rockport, MA USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 08:04:04 (EST)
First time I have visited your site. I am the greatgrandaughter of David Balfour and Barbara Reid of Chalmersquay, Westray. We have been working on the family tree, and looking for information about the islands.
Margaret <jlarc@mb.sympatico.ca>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 01:10:10 (EST)
My husband Don, talked so much of his Orkney heritage. I was so surprised to find the name on the Geneology list. I feel like the only Simison in the area! He is now gone and it is so good to find the ancestors. Thanks!!
Cari Simison <cari@mhtc.net>
Hazel Green, Wi USA - Friday, January 04, 2002 at 21:30:54 (EST)
Thank you so much for this site. I was browsing and found you but did not include my email address. Imagine my delight when I saw a posting from a Peter Russell. I had lost touch with Peter several years ago. We had been corresponding re: our Russell family of Shapinsay. My husband's grandmother was a Jane Russell, b. 1850, who was the daughter of James Russell b. 1819 and his wife, Ann Hume. James and Ann left for Canada in 1851. Ann's parents--William Hume and Annie Loughton). James' father (1786)was married to Isabella Dinnison.(Isabella's parents--James Dinneson and Margaret Manson). The father of the James who married Isabella Dinneson was James Rusland (1750)and he was married to Geils Hepburn on Dec.9, 1779 in Shapinsay. Four children are recorded in the Parish register. James, baptized May 10, 1776. Marion, baptized Oct. 8, 1789, Margaret, baptized Feb. 17, 1793 and Magnus, born Sept. 17, 1795, died Feb. 28, 1801. According to the information I have, the ancient Orcadian surname of Rusland was anglicised to Russell durng the early years of the 19th century. Civil Records became compulsory Jan. 1st, 1855. At this time there were about 40 Russells living in Shapinsay.
Bernadette Surgeson <beas@cnwl.igs.net>
Cornwall, Ont Canada - Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 19:46:06 (EST)
Am just a beginner. Have traced family history to Magnus Baikie - born 1665. Witness to son, Magnus, wedding to Catherine Malcomson on 12-12-1735 or 1736. My grandfather was Thomas Baikie, born 4-30-1894, lived in Chicago, Illinois. Son to William Baikie born 1867 and ??? Foubister. William was son to Henry Baikie and Mary Detrie - married November 21, 1862. Anyone with information regarding this line of people, please contact me. If this posted twice - I am sorry - it didn't show up the first time after reloading. Thanks, Sandi
Sandi (Baikie) Latuszek <steward@ameritech.net>
Dundee, IL USA - Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 01:15:23 (EST)
Have just begun this - have traced my family back to MAGNUS BAIKIE - BORN 1665 in Orkney, Scotland. Father to Margaret, Magnus, and Catherine. Son, Magnus, married Catherine Malcomson on 12-12-1736. They had six children - John, Thomas, James, George (who married Margaret Robson), Elizabeth, and William (who married Isobel Robson). Anyone who has an info, please email me. Thanks, Sandi
Sandi Latuszek nee Baikie <steward@ameritech.net>
Dundee, IL USA - Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 00:55:23 (EST)
Looking for info Re: a Laughton family member who lived in Newport,RI in 1700's and was known as "The Belle of Newport" because she opened her home tot he French. Thanks, VJ
VJ <hayes@gis.net>
MA USA - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 20:20:31 (EST)