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Name: Lesley Hartley
Email: ghartley
at: tassie.net.au
Ancestor: George Peace & Elizabeth (Betsy Hay) m. 1821William Peace & Janet Chalmers m. 1861 Sanday OKI
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2005
Time: 17:03

Location

Tasmania, Australia

Comment

Interested in any information backwards from these two PEACE ancestors. Other names connected include Ogg, Campbell, Muir, Hewison, Smith, Marwick, Drever - also Swanson, Horne, Am most willing to share information -


Name: Jessica Adams
Email: adams139@btinternet.com
at: Cheshunt
Ancestor: Nan Tedfe
Date: Monday, December 19, 2005
Time: 06:26

Location

London

Comment

I think this is good.


Name: Kathryn Jones
Email: kathrynjone51@yahoo.com
at:
Ancestor: Early 1700's to SE United States from Scotland, believed to highlands(Islands?) William Reid.
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Time: 17:31

Location

Olympia, Washington, USA

Comment

My mother's maiden name is Reid, her name is Elizabeth(middle) other common names in large family than settled in SE USA, mountain areas, became small hold farmers. William, George, Douglas, common names, even now. Every generation has singers. One main one. My generation, me, next generation, my daughter Mary. Probably next will be her son Colin. Have always been drawn to the Islands, music, mythology, have read many books, films, etc. When my husband, Robert, returned from the first Gulf War in 1991, we were living in Germany. He came back very tired, had lost 50 lbs , at 5'9" heighed 140 lbs. I took one look at him and said, we are going to Skye. We did, stayed at a quiet Inn as far away as we could get, we played and sang often in the evenings in the pub with the locals(They loved American Country Western stuff, so we obliged). He was ill for many days, but finally started becoming better with many long walks, good simple food, and the music. At the time, I KNEW we had to get there, for Bob's sake, and perhaps mine. We are home now, here in the Northwest, but I still yearn towards the Islands, and I think I must go there some day.


Name: Edward Harcus Cockburn
Email: edsylco
at: midmaine.com
Ancestor:
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Time: 12:51

Location

Passadumkeag, Maine 04475 USA

Comment

My Grandmother came from the Okneay Isle She was married to a James Cockburn in Glaskow I think she came from Glaskow with four children and no husban however my faters birth certificate says he was a carpenter. My Fathers name was George Trail Harcus Cockburn. I dont know if imagration droped the other "L" when regeristing him So Iam guessing my grandmother must be a Harcus or a Traill. But she use to say her relatives were all fisherman. Just looking for anything that will help Thanks


Name: Edward Harcus Cockburn
Email: edsylco
at: midmaine.com
Ancestor:
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Time: 12:42

Location

Passadumkeag, Maine 04475 USA

Comment

My Grandmother came from the Okneay Isle She was married to a James Cockburn in Glaskow I think she came from Glaskow with four children and no husban however my faters birth certificate says he was a carpenter. My Fathers name was George Trail Harcus Cockburn. I dont know if imagration droped the other "L" when regeristing him So Iam guessing my grandmother must be a Harcus or a Traill. But she use to say her relatives were all fisherman.


Name: Terry Thomson
Email: crthomson
at: hotmail.com
Ancestor: Robert H. Thomson, Tower House, Melsetter, 1860+ ?
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Time: 10:51

Location

Montreal, Canada

Comment

Possibly my great-grandfather. Have absolutely no other info-born-died-wife-children,etc. Found this name in my grandfather's 1909 version of "The Orkney Book". In 1909, he was in Toronto, Canada. Related to my grandfather, James Wilson Thomson, born 1900, member of Toronto Fire Dept. into the 1960's, member of masonic order in Toronto, married to Ethel Proctor. Any info about Tower House and Robert H would be appreciated. Thanks.


Name: BOB SPENCER
Email: rspencer@ka.net
at:
Ancestor: Edward Hedden, born 1660, Jane Jones born 1668. Migrated to U.S.a. between 1160-1700
Date: Friday, December 09, 2005
Time: 22:34

Location

Waddy, Kentucky, U.S.A.

Comment

Please provide any data you may find on Edward Hedden. Thanks


Name: Violet McConnell
Email: alex2007
at: telus.net
Ancestor:
Date: Thursday, December 08, 2005
Time: 09:12

Location

Canada

Comment

This is an awesome site, it has helped me with the family genealogy. Thanks to everyone that responded to my queries. I have another family individual , I don't have much information. Looking for a PETER LINKLATER-married to Elizabeth Gullion born September, 1873. Elizabeth's parents are Flora Fraser & James Gullion. Peter Linklater died between 1900 - 1903 in Alberta, Canada. Hopefully someone has the information about Peter Linklater. Would be very grateful for any information. Thank you Vi


Name: stacy lafleur
Email: hillbilly41hwy@hotmail.com
at:
Ancestor:
Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Time: 04:10

Location

petawawa ontairo canada

Comment

i was hoping to trace my native roots my dad is leslie josphe lafleur...my mom gloria lavigne..please help if you can ...thank u...iv traced us to moose factory then a dead end


Name: jim church
Email: jimmy59ca2001@yahoo.com
at:
Ancestor: not sure
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Time: 18:38

Location

windsor ontario canada

Comment

Does the surname Church show up anywhere, cree indian and scottish in the mooseonee/timmins area in ontario canada in the 1800,s


Name: MICHAEL ANDERSON
Email: mh_anderson
at: charter.net
Ancestor: HUGH ANDERSON BORN OCT.03.1793 .HOPEWELL,YORK CO. PA
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Time: 00:41

Location

markesan, greenlake co.wi. usa

Comment

BEEN HAVEING A TOUGH TIME FINDING HIS PARENTS , MARRIED CATHRINE DRAKE OCT.09.1817


Name: Aileen Ross
Email: rosses
at: aandaross.plus.com
Ancestor:
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2005
Time: 11:24

Location

UK

Comment

Violet McConnell enquired re George Gullion on 1 November. As far as I know, he was worn in 1775 in Westray, Orkney. Married Isabella, the daughter of John Allan and Mary Allan nee Harcus. Isabella died in 1858 aged 86. They had at least five children, one of whom was James, born 1805. He married Janet Scott in 1828 and they were the parents of George and James who joined the Hudson Bay Company in Canada. George Gullion was my g.g.g.g.grandfather and one of his sons moved to Aberdeen, Scotland. This was my branch of the family and they then became known as Gillan. I only know the very basic facts about the Hudson Bay brothers


Name: Lillian Peace (Harbron) Dyson-Babcock
Email: john
at: babcock.ca
Ancestor: William Peace & Janet Omond of Sanday (issue born circa 1849-1863)
Date: Friday, November 25, 2005
Time: 16:21

Location

R.R.#2 Ancaster, ON Canada L9G 3L1

Comment

Reading archived messages, I note that Miriam Peace of Boones Mill, VA, USA wrote on May 8, 1998 to inquire about descendants of William Peace & Janet Omond of Sanday. They are my Great Grandparents. Their eldest son John Peace (1849- 1926) emigrated to Newfoundland in 1870 on the ship "Hibernian" departing Glasgow bound for Quebec City, Canada via St.Johns, Newfoundland. However my e-mail to Miriam at john.peace@mci2000.com are being returned as undeliverable and there is no telephone listing for Miriam or John Peace in Boones Mill. If they, or anyone related to William Peace & Janet Omand, read this, please contact me at "john" at "babcock.ca". Lillian Peace (Harbron) Dyson-Babcock.


NName: Kate
Email: kkkkaty.goblet15646
at: zoemail.net
Ancestor:
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Time: 17:50

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Comment

I own a copy of the book "Records of the Earldom of Orkney, 1299-1614, editor J. Storer Clousten, published 1914 in Edinburgh,which is indexed by surname, and would be willing to look up entries for people.


Name: Stuart Gray
Email: sjghome2
at: hotmail.com
Ancestor: approx 1700, Spence, Cleat, Foubister, Mainland
Date: Monday, November 21, 2005
Time: 15:28

Location

Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, England

Comment

Cross referenced research can show a number of variations of the same name, these taken verbally and written down by non-family members, then transposed a number of times. I have three variations of Cleat, Cleet, Clett in one set of census returns for the children of one family. Foubister has as variations Fourbister, Fobister Foobister and probably many more alternatives. Also childrens names are shortened, nicknamed and spelt differently as the child grows to adulthood. Tracing family groups is much easier as these can easily be recognised. Also the reporting of births ,deaths etc is very often by other relations. Jumping backwards and forwards can also help to identify a family member. Everybody makes mistakes but when these get printed it's easy to think they are correct. Hopr the comments help other researchers.


Sandra Small
sandra@smalls32.fsnet.co.uk
Tulloch
Thursday, November 17, 2005

Edinburgh

My husband's family were Tullochs from North Ronaldsay - croft names Lochend, Garso, Langar. His mother was born to Orcadian parents in Edinburgh in 1904 - her parents were Mary and Robert Tulloch. I am interested in any current connections.


Name: sandra
Email: sandra
at: smalls32.fsnet.co.uk
Ancestor: Tullochs in North Ronaldsay circa 1780 -details of family names
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2005
Time: 14:15

Location

 

Comment

The family crofts were Lochend and Garso.


Name: ELAINE MASON
Email: missorkney
at: hotmail.com
Ancestor: JOY MASON, CHRISTINE MASON/PAPAY WESTRAY.
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Time: 17:50

Location

 

Comment

CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME HISTORY/INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FAMILY PLEASE?ANYTHING GREATLY APPRECIATED.


Name: Larry Dennis
Email: lcdennis
at: shaw.ca
Ancestor: David Armit and Rev Spence Oliphant
Date: Monday, November 14, 2005
Time: 13:19

Location

Calgary

Comment

I found your web site wanting. My great grandfather was David Armit from Westray. As a young man he received a Charter from the Hudson Bay Company and came to Canada in about 1845. My gggg granfather was Rev Spence Oiliphant of Largo Manse 1782 and I have a book of handwritten sermons of his. We also have an Armit Coat of Arms. These people do not appear on your Orkney wensite yet Armit and Oliphant were bona fide Orkney residents.


Name: Ruth Simonsen
Email: macfluff2@yahoo.co.nz
at:
Ancestor: William Dick Came to N.Z 1862
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2005
Time: 23:30

Location

New Zealand

Comment

I am researching my Dick Family of Kilmarnock Scotland. John and Jean Dick married in Kilmarnock in 1835 and had 2 sons William and David William my Gr granfather was born in 1842/47 in Kilmarnock Jean was born in Ireland and John and Jean were farmers Williams Uncle James and Robert were doners of the Dick Instutite in Kilmarnock That is all I know of the family if anyone can help with information I would be most thankful Ruth Simonsen


Name: Stacey Graham
Email: sgr82281@bigpond.net.au
at:
Ancestor: James Mainland, Farmer, Rousay & Egilsay, Orkney
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2005
Time: 19:04

Location

Rockingham Western Australia

Comment

I am just starting to research my husband John's family tree and the path led me to your website which is fascinating. I hope I can do our family justice by ending up with such a detailed information site such as yours. Congratulations and kind regards from Western Australia. The other names connected with Orkney that I have are: Thomas Louttit m Margaret Craigie (no dates); William Louttit m Isabel Craigie (no dates); Nicol Mainland dob 14 June 1800 m Margaret Louttit dob 19 January 1803.


Name: Bill French
Email: bpfrench
at: metrocast.net
Ancestor: John and Marion (last name unknown) Sinclair (Mid 1700s?)
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2005
Time: 09:32

Location

Northfield, New Hampshire, USA

Comment

It appears John & Marion were married and had several children: William (married Nahovaway (Nahoway) - my connection); Elizabeth; Ann; Jean; Thomas; Mary. I am trying to determine the lineage prior to William (b. about 1766). Thanks for all your help.


Name: Violet McConnell
Email: alex2007
at: telus.net

St. Lina, Alberta
Ancestor:
Date: Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Time: 07:46

Location

Canada

Comment

Searching for George Gullion was born in Pap/Westray Orkney Islands Scotland. He married Isabelle Allan? Children of George Gullion & Isabelle Allan are: George Gullion, born 1831, Eday parish/Orkney Islands Scotland James Ingram Gullion, born 1839, Orkney Islands Scotland. George came to Canada in 1849. George Married Peggy Brazeau. James Ingram Gullion married Flora Fraser. Would like more information on James Ingram Gullion. Flora Fraser is the daughter of Colin Fraser. Would also like more information on Colin Fraser's parents., John Fraser & Isobel McDonald? This is all the info I have. thank -you


Name: Lois Nicholson
Email: lrnick
at: geneseeit.com
Ancestor: Peace & Muir Family Research
Date: Sunday, October 30, 2005
Time: 00:35

Location

Le Roy, New York

Comment

Need help in locating the Marriage date of James & Christiana (Muir) Peace. James and Christiana (Muir) Peace had three children. Two born in Sanday, Orkney, Scotland and One born in Kirkwall & St Ola, Orkney, Scotland. Their childrens names where John Peace-born February 4, 1788 Jean Peace-born October 25, 1790 Margaret Peace-born February 28, 1796 Also looking for the names of James Peace parents names, his birth and any siblings. James and Christiana (Muir) Peace are my GGGGG Grandparents If any one can locate any information on James Peace pleace contact me, Thanks for your help.


Name: Lois Nicholson
Email: lrnick 
at: geneseeit.com
Ancestor: Drummond Family Research in Shapinsay, Orkney, Scotland
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2005
Time: 15:22

Location

Le Roy, New York

Comment

Need help in locating the parents of Christian Drummond born in 1764 who married Thomas Irvine on October 19, 1788 Would like to know if Christian Drummond had also siblings Please contact me in you can find this information. Thank you for your help


Name: Lois Nicholson
Email: lrnick
at: geneseeit.com
Ancestor: Drummond Family Research in Shapinsay, Orkney, Scotland
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2005
Time: 15:22

Location

Le Roy, New York

Comment

Need help in locating the parents of Christian Drummond born in 1764 who married Thomas Irvine on October 19, 1788 Would like to know if Christian Drummond had also siblings Please contact me in you can find this information. Thank you for your help


Name: George Sabiston
Email: georgesabiston
at: yahoo.ca
Ancestor: John Sabiston, born 1811 and Margaret Creelman, born 1815
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2005
Time: 01:40

Location

Surrey, BC Canada

Comment

If anyone can help with information to find the parents and siblings of this couple from Stromness, Orkney Islands, please contact me. (John Sabiston, born 1811 and his wife Margaret Creelman, born 1815) were the parents of John Sabiston, born Sep 26, 1844 in Stromness. John went to Manitoba, Canada and married Margaret Folster who was born January 21, 1850. They married Feb 19, 1868. From Manitoba the family grew. Anyone who can help can email me at (georgesabiston@yahoo.ca)


Name: Ava Halpin
Email: whtowl
at: hotmail.com
Ancestor: James Isbister 1850's
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Time: 13:53

Location

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Comment

I have been interested in finding out about the history behind the Orkney Islands where one of my ancestors came from. He came over to Canada and married an aboriginal woman my great-great grand mother. Teresa Roy. Just curious as to what you have on the Isbister Family. Thank-you By the way I have a degree in Geneology from several years ago and I research my family back to 1550's France.


Name: Patrick James Oman
Email: mappat2000
at: yahoo.com
Ancestor: Possibly mid 19th century
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Time: 12:47

Location

Benton Harbor Michigan, USA 49022

Comment

Greetings from across the pond. I've browsed your list of surnames and am surprised to not see my family name listed. I know that my paternal ancestors hailed from the Orkneys and earlier this year my older sister traveled there to visit the islands. She told me she found an old cemetary in which Oman was a common name. What other information do you have, if any, on the history of the Oman Family (Clan) in the Orkneys? I'd be very curious and grateful to hear what you have to say. Thank you for your time and efforts. Patrick J. Oman


Name: Marv Butler
Email: marvandrea
at: aol.vom
Ancestor: Helen (Nellie) Linklater 1890
Date: Monday, October 24, 2005
Time: 18:31

Location

Lake Oswego, OR, USA

Comment

Looking for the e-mail address of my cousin Elma Bews 3 Park Loan Kirkwall, Orkney


Name: John W.E.McCorkle
Email: okami_308
at: hotmail.com
Ancestor: 1100s-1200s.
Date: Monday, October 24, 2005
Time: 09:12

Location

Lancaster city, cnty. of Lancaster, PA. U.S.

Comment

The name McCorkle has gone thru many changes of spelling, including MacCorkill and MacCorquodale---which are but variations of the same line, my own it seems. It comes from the norse personal name Thorkil ( for "cauldron of the Thunder-Spirit") and refers to Thor the Thunderer. The line, like those of Thormond and Gunni( Gunr or Gunnir I believe to be more likely,) are each themselves descendant of Leod, Olaf and Magnus, and are of the people of Norway. I am searching for any information on the lineage there. My thanks for any assistance.


Name: deborah kabela rogness
Email: sangelstargazer
at: msn.com
Ancestor: william mckinnon born glascow around 1864? and emigrated to P.E.I. in 1879,80,81?
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2005
Time: 23:18

Location

bellingham,wa. united states

Comment

I know he married a woman on P.E.I. by the name mary mclean and they had children. anyways I am trying to find out when he came there and an what ship and who his mother and father are and how far back his line goes. I know he was one of the first railroad engine mechanics on P.E.I. but I do not know if he came with his family or alone? I really need this information. The william that married mary mclean (she was born on P.E.I.) they had william edwin mckinnon ,john mckinnon born may5 1857,donald mckinnon july 4 1862,james mckinnon may 20 1869,robert mckinnon may 1 1873, charles e. mckinnon july 12 1886,annie mckinnon apr. 18 1860,janet mckinnon may 16 1872, charolette mckinnon feb. 5 1875, isabella mckinnon may 5 1877 and a daniel mckinnon(that was adopted birthdate unknown) I hope there is someone out there that can help me??? please email me at sangelstargazer@msn.com or mail me at deborah rogness 3705 canterbury lane #7 bellingham,wa. 98225 usa thank you!!!


Name: Len Frobisher
Email: LJFrobisher
at: Compuserve.com
Ancestor:
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2005
Time: 18:25

Location

Leeds West Yorks England

Comment

I am researching Frobisher and wondered what your views are on the relationship, if any, between the name Foubister and Frobisher.


Name: Bill Birdwell,jr
Email: wsbj
at: montanasky.net
Ancestor: between 1925 and 1930
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2005
Time: 02:45

Location

Whitefish, MT, Flathead

Comment

My father , "Willie" Birdwell lived in Ector County, TX in 1925-1930; where he married (not sure of spelling) Lorane or Lorine Estep. The marriage lasted but a few days or weeks. In high school, I played against Lorane's son by a later marriage, in 1947-50 . The 2nd. husband had all or part of an ear missing. His name may have been BAIN. wasj@montanasky.net


Name: Linda Stevenson
Email: lstevenson54
at: hotmail.com
Ancestor: Peter Garson, Orkney Island, born 1887 approximately
Date: Friday, October 21, 2005
Time: 10:18

Location

Sarnia, Ontario Canada

Comment

I have so little to go on. My grandfather was born in 1886 or 1887. His name was Peter Garson. All I know is that he was an only child and due to poverty he went to live and work for neighbours as a shepherd boy at the age of five. Any help would be most appreciated.


 

Name: William Charles Webb
Email: wbwebb
at: bigpond.com
Ancestor: Charles Wood(s) m 19 Sept 1844 Stromness Orkney/to Margaret Leslie b Dec 1816
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2005
Time: 23:49

Location

Australia

Comment

My g grandmother was the daughter of these two, her name was Jane Leslie Wood(s) she married Silvanus William Webb in Durham S.Shields My grandfather, Charles Henry Webb was their son, his wife was Maryann Wallace Wilson, b England but probably from Stromness too?? WAnting to verify the Wood and Leslie connection plus find out about the Wilson's.


Name: Beverley Gush
Email: beverleyg
at: macgroup.co.za
Ancestor: John Kirkness
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2005
Time: 01:38

Location

Johannesburg, South Africa

Comment

I beleive my Grandmother Mary (whom I never met ) was a member of the Kirkness family, Orkney. Mary died in the 1950's. She had a degree from Edinburgh University. Was disowned by the family because she married an Afrikaner when in South Africa. Does anyone have any information for me. Thnaks Bev


Name: Lillian Peace Harbron (Dyson-Babcock)
Email: john
at: babcock.ca
Ancestor: John Peace, born Sanday, Orkney Islands. Migrated to Newfoundland prior to December, 1876.
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Time: 21:33

Location

Ancaster R.R. #2, ON Canada L9G 3L1

Comment

Grandfather John Peace married Sarah Cozens Mills in St. John's, Newfoundland in Anglican Cathedral on December 6, 1876. Later moved to Toronto, Canada where he died in 1926 (before I was born). Am tryinging to trace Orkney ancestry but find there were a number of Peace families. My husband & I plan to visit the Orkneys in fall of 2006 & would like to find more information prior to our visit.


Name: Rita Tomison
Email: RTomison
at: aol.com
Ancestor:
Date: Monday, October 10, 2005
Time: 20:04

Location

Beaverton, Oregon, USA

Comment

My husband, William Hopkins Tomison is a direct descendent of the William Tomison from Orkney, who went to Canada with the Hudson Bay Company, and went back to Orkney and had a school named after him (I believe in South Ronalday). I was surprised not to see Tomison on your list of last names. Does that mean there aren't any still alive in the Orkneys? October 10, 2005


Name: Kay Tulloch Norton
Email: KTNorton
at: hotmail.com
Ancestor: Magnus Tulloch, Kirkwall, Orkney came to America with parents and other family 1770's
Date: Friday, October 07, 2005
Time: 20:35

Location

Maryville, Tennessee, US

Comment

Magnus is a GGGGrandfather on my father's side of the family. Seeking information about his parents, grandparents, and family. Thank you for providing such a wonderful resource!


Name: Jan
Email: barlo_jan
at: yahoo.com.au
Ancestor: Widow Banks and three sons from Orkneys to Caitness. Then Banks' to Canada and then Melbourne
Date: Friday, September 30, 2005
Time: 03:35

Location

Melbourne AUSTRALIA

Comment

Lots of MAGNUS BANKs listed, and one of them is ours! Our Magnus was born about 1720 and married Margaret SINCLAIR in Canisbay Caithness,and had 6 sons and one daughter. From then on I have lots of information, that I would share. One of his descendants , James , born 1831 went to Canada and married Sara LEDMAN in 1854 in Ontario, then the family move to Australia. Please contact me to share information. I loved this site.


Name: Glen Edward Boudreau
Email: Geb_2005
at: hotmail.com
Ancestor: Felix Boudreau / Canada
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Time: 07:04

Location

Long Beach, California,USA

Comment

 


Name: Jean Marie Greenhill
Email: JeanBoudreau49
at: hotmail.com
Ancestor: Kathleen Thompson Melbourne Austrailia 1921
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Time: 07:01

Location

Long Beach,California USA

Comment

 


Ricky Harcrow (Halcro)
susan@farmerstel.com
Halcro
Tuesday, September 13, 2005

P O Box 437 Ider, Al 35981 USA

My GGGGGGG-Grandparents were from stronsay, Kirkwall and St. Olla. Magnus and Elizabeth Halcro. They came to Savannah GA in 1774 with one son Hugh Neal Halcro. They were indentured servants to Mr. Gordon and Mr. Brown Spelling of names changed in 1810 Ga census. Any anscestors please respond. thanks Ricky


Ricky Harcrow (Halcro)
susan@farmerstel.com
Halcro
Tuesday, September 13, 2005

P O Box 437 Ider, Al 35981 USA

My GGGGGGG-Grandparents were from stronsay, Kirkwall and St. Olla. Magnus and Elizabeth Halcro. They came to Savannah GA in 1774 with one son Hugh Neal Halcro. Spelling of names changed in 1810 Ga census. Any anscestors please respond. thanks Ricky


Carol Post
Caroljpost@msn.com
Fea
Monday, September 12, 2005

Salt Lake City, Utah

I am looking for any member of the Fea/Fee family that came to Carnmoney from Orkney. I would appreciate any help and need to verify the information I have about Mary Ferrie and James Fea Thank you. Carol


CHRISTINE GORDON-INKSTER
rjgordon-teal@tiscali.co.uk
INKSTER
Wednesday, September 07, 2005

INVERNESS

Up date to last message William Inkster could have been married to Christian Mcleod,CHRISTY MCLEOD or JANET MCLEOD THANKS CHRISTINE


CHRISTINE GORDON-INKSTER
rjgordon-teal@tiscali.co.uk
INKSTER
Wednesday, September 07, 2005

INVERNESS

Looking for info on William Inkster who was married to Janet Mcleod ,William worked in Stomness as a Pilot,Seaman,They had a son John Inkster who was born in 1805 in Stromness and later moved to Caithness. Thanks Christine


Joyce Yowler
JYowler@carolina.rr.com
Clouston
Monday, September 05, 2005

1302 Summerlake Drive Concord, NC 28025

I am a descendant and plan to visit Orkney in 2008. Is there a way to sign up for notifications of message boards?


Judy
rcjc10@bigpond.net.au
Cre(i or u) ttenden, Gardner.Scott Elliott.Jardine Turnbull WALDIE & more
Saturday, September 03, 2005

QLD Australia

We r looking for any help From people of like names &/ Or Heritage as we r well into our family trees for ALL LINES & On BOTH SIDES. Any small detail will be of help. Also names - Noakes, Braddock etc and any info on trinity Pilots of England. Many Thanks Jude in OZ


Peter Voy
hondovoy@aol.com
Michael Voy
Tuesday, August 30, 2005

El Dorado Hills, Ca

Michael Voy was my great grandfather. He came over from Ireland in 1834 at the age of six. Who were is parents? Was there a relationship to the Voy part of Clan Sinclair, or to the town of Voy near Sandwick? Can anyone help me connect the dots? Thanks for any help.


JaneElizabeth Taylor Kuban
fallingleave300@yahoo
Drever,
Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Jane E. Taylor Kuban 26 Hinston Rd. East Weymouth MA.


David Cowan
davecowan1@yahoo.co.uk
Inkster
Sunday, August 28, 2005

Berwick upon Tweed Northumberland England

Mr Grandfather came from the Shetland Isles. He moved south after the war, first to Buckie then to England. I have little information at present except that he was called Charles Geddes Inkster


Vera Flett
fletty@wn.com.au
FLETT, CONNELLY, HAZELGROVE, RENDAL, WILLISCROFT
Saturday, August 27, 2005

17 Francine Street Australind 6233 Western Australia

MY father-in-law was James FLETT born in 1903 at I believe "Skiddy", Orkney Islands. He immigrated to Western Australia in 1924 along some of his brothers. David Stanger was just 18 when he arrived and died not long after at Albany, Western Australia. Dad's sister apparently immigrated to Canada with her husband, George CONNELLY.I am interested in trying to locate Mary and George's grand-daughter, Lois WILLISCROFT nee CONNELLY. Lois had a sister Susan and a brother Terry. Great site


Donald Leslie
ferry2905@blueyonder.co.uk
Leslie & Sinclair
Friday, August 26, 2005

Edinburgh

Wonderful site, has been so helpful. However, I am looking for any information on a William Leslie and Margaret Sinclair who had 3 children born on Rousay between 1800 and 1804. The children were William, Sinclair and Christian Paterson. I cannot find anything on Sinclair or Christian Paterson apart from their birth details. Any details on the 2 children and parents would be greatly appreciated.


Teresa Suttie
sudball@3web.net
Borthwick, Sheddon, Silcock, Suttie, Stenton
Friday, August 26, 2005

Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

Looking for these names, if anyone has some information, please contact me and we can exchange what we have. (this is an updated guestbook sign in, the old e-mail I had, is no longer in service). Thanx


Andy Campbell
andy.campbell@blueyonder.co.uk
Campbell, Johnston
Thursday, August 25, 2005

Birmingham England

If Richard Johnston who placed his family tree on the contributors page still uses the Orkney Genealogy site I would like him to contact me as I believe we are cousins. My gg Aunt Mary Anne Campbell married his ancestor William Johnston on 9 Feb 1848.


donna smith
donnasmith59@sympatico.ca
weir, terhorst,(mother's side) christie, buckland (father's side)
Thursday, August 25, 2005

ontario,canada

stumbled on by mistake but enjoyed reading and found one cousin looking for family, just starting to look for family I do have alot on the Buckland side, the Weir side looking for Uncle Arnold and Aunt Lois, children Candace, Leonard, Kenneth and youngest girl I think her name is Erin been looking for you since 1986


Robert Lehnert
bownarrowhunter@aol.com
Work john----Wife --Margaret Pearson
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Brooklyn,New York

I have a record from the IGI and it states that john work was born in Shapineay in jul 28 1827 and married Margaret pearson in 1848 Kirkwall and St. Ola Orkney.I think these are my greatgreat grand parents.They left scotland to work for The Hudson Bay co. in Vancouver Canada.around 1848/1849 for a coal mining operation that was there.I am interested to find out if there any Work family members that are interested in Genealogy that would know anything about these particular family members.thanks


patricia duvall
pduvall@hotmail.co.uk
hatch
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

liverpool

I am looking for a freind of mine i have not heard from her for some time last known to be living in the shetland isles her name is jeanette hatch she has 3 daughters dawn,emma and carly and a son jamie jeanette is origanly from south wales and i would love to hear from her again.


Bill Miller
billandbreda@glenmanna.freeserve.co.uk
All Stronsay families.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Glenmanna, Stronsay, Orkney.

I have recently lost all the contents of my e-mail address book, so will all who know me please write again so that I can update my address list. I can help anyone interested in families from Stronsay.


Stuart Gray
sjghome2@hotmail.com
Cleat, Mainland
Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex England

Trying to find information/ancester information/decendants of Robert T Cleat ( born St Ola)and family, wife possible nee margaret Norn from Stomness, living Main street, Kirkwall, Orkney on the 1871 census.They are my Great Great parents.


Ann Doig
alexander@doig1476.fsnet.co.uk
Gunn
Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Perth Scotland

I am looking for any information on Willamina Norquoy Gunn born abt 1880 she was the daughter of John Brown Gunn and Betsy Rosie, they lived in Holm, but were at Sillar Dyke Burray at one point. Regards Ann.


Brian Linklater
brian.linklater@shaw.ca
Linklater
Monday, August 22, 2005

111 Wyndstone Circle East St Paul, Manitoba R2E 0L8

Great Grandfather, Thomas Marwick Linklater, B:21 March 1839 (Sandwick) signed a contract with HBC in January 1859 and came to Canada. Looking for information regarding additinal ancestors. As well, what ship did he sail on and from where? Brian


Margie Lyscas
mlyscas@mail.mc.maricopa.edu
Turfus
Saturday, August 20, 2005

1810 N 17th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85007 USA

My mother is Marceil Turfus, and her father was Harvey Turfus, who came from the Orkney Islands. I am interested in finding out my family history.


Martha MacDonald
m.macdonald@superweb.ca
Baikie, Blake, Montague, Goudie
Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada

I am looking for information on the Orcadian ancestry of the trappers of central Labrador, who have mixed Orkney and Inuit ancestry. Any information would be most helpful. Thanks, Martha MacDonald


Lloyd Westbrook
lloyd.westbrook@sympatico.ca
Fraser
Monday, August 15, 2005

#202-3050 Glencrest Road Burlington, Ontario Canada L7N 2H3

looking for information on parents of James Fraser b: Sept. 22, 1812, (and possibly Elisabeth Fraser b: Sept 11, 1811). Mother's name was Susannah (don't know her maiden name), or her husband's given name, if she was married. Susannah was born on 31 Aug 1790 at Hebrides, Orkney Islands, Scotland. James Fraser (b: 1812) shows up in the 1818 census of Marlborough Township, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada, with his mother Susannah Weedmark. My information has been passed down by family but is unproven to date.


Peter van de Geest
pvdg@btinternet.com
Gray, Plaskitt, Thompson
Saturday, August 13, 2005

London

Interested in finding out more about the Gray Family that moved to New Zealand. John and Alice Maud (born Thompson - from great Crosby - Lancashire) Gray from Kirkwall left Scotland 22nd Sep. 1876. These were relatives on my mother's side of the family. Would welcome any response.


Garry Delday
GDelday@aol.com
DELDAY, RENDELL,YORKSTON
Saturday, August 13, 2005

Warwick Warwickshire England

Struggling to get started with family history,searches find plenty of DELDAY'S around the world, none of which I can say I am definately related to. My father is Robin Clement Delday, his mother was Isabel Yorkston Rendell,his father was John (Jack) Delday, originated from Kirkwall, Orkney. Great Grandmothers surname was either Yorkston or Rendell. Any one out there think they are related feel free to e-mail. Ps site is excellent, well done.


KAREN FOULDS (INKSTER)
dalkar@telusplanet.net
INKSTER
Thursday, August 11, 2005

4864 AIRPORT DRIVE VERMILION, ALBERTA CANADA T9X 1P5

JUST FOUND OUT MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER COME FROM ORKNEY ISLANDS. HE COME TO CANADA IN 1775. THAT IS ALL I KNOW ABOUT HIM. JUST LOOKING UP INFORMATION ABOUT HIM


Julie Dearness-Hepworth
cjhepworth@hotmail.com
Dearness
Thursday, August 11, 2005

Hull, East Yorkshire

My Great Grandfather (Robert Dearness) was born in South Ronaldsay around 1886 to Robert Dearness and Jemima (nee Norquay), but I can't find a date or location. Could anyone help me??? Thanks for the wonderful site, that has led me this far (and hopefully further in the future).


colleen johnston
colleencalling@aol.com
margaret muir pirie
Wednesday, August 10, 2005

waterloo ontario canada

Looking for others interested in Margaret Muir Pirie of the Orkneys. Daughter Elma born 1916. Elma's son Lawrence Holmes Grant of New Brunswick. Our mother Laura Jean was youngest daughter of Margaret, born in B.C. in 1924. Margaret's oldest daughter, Della still living in Penticton.


Jim Gray
james@gray1299.fsnet.co.uk
Gray, Laughton, Rosie, Harcus.
Monday, August 08, 2005

Dunfermline. Fife. Scotland

I found a lot of valuable information in the sight, and enjoyed the search! Will be back for more.


james <jim> shearer
j.shearer@homecall.co.uk
Shearer
Thursday, August 04, 2005

Sunderland, England

My dad, Edward <ted> Shearer was brought up on Orkney by his two aunts in the thirties?.any stories of him


Carol J Post
CAROLJPOST@msn.com
Fea
Monday, August 01, 2005

Salt Lake City Utah

John Fea was christened on Jul 19, 1689 in Kirkwall and St.Ola, Orkney. He married Mary Ferry in August 1764 in Carnmoney, Antrim, Ireland. I would appreciate any help at all on the Fea family Thank You, Carol Post


jean hudson nee flett
jennie427319055@aol.com
flett
Saturday, July 30, 2005

kidlington oxford england

i would like to know anything about my late father frank flett of harray whose parents were the late james and jesse flett of hammer harray his sister is called isobel known as belle and lives in dounby his late brothers were called william, colin and ivan also a sister called doris


Dennis Mellum
D.Mellum@shaw.ca
Mellum ,Ament,Lafleur,Bartman
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Calgary Alberta Canada

Looking for any records for these names


Marianne Soltau
msoltau@shaw.ca
Donald and Harper
Friday, July 29, 2005

New Westminster, BC

My great ggrandparents were William Donald and Mary Harper. I can't find out anything on Donald. It could be English.GGgrandparent was William Donald born Moose Factory 1812 in Canada. They haven't got anything on his father in the HBC


Stuart Gray
sjghome2@hotmail.com
Cleat, Mainland
Wednesday, July 20, 2005

I'm now trying to find information on/relatives/ and ancester information about Great Grandfather James C Cleat, one of 4 children to Robert T.& Margaret Cleat who lived in Main Street Kirkwall 1871 census. Excellent site, has been a great help with other parts of my family research.


Judith Clapp
jpandjpclapp@chartermi.net
Traill
Monday, July 18, 2005

Grand Haven, MI

Does anyone have an ancestor tree for Thomas Traill, born Nov. 10, 1856, Westray and Papa Westray, Orkney Scotland. Parents Peter Traill and Catherine Millar? I have done extensive research on Thomas Traill after he came to Grand Haven, MI, but don't have any information on his ancestors except his parents names from his death certificate.


kirsty duncan
kirst_d2k4@hotmail.com
duncan scott
Saturday, July 16, 2005

scotland

enjoy you site find it very interesting.


Jamie Penner
familytree@v3.ca
Sinclair
Saturday, July 16, 2005

Nanaimo, BC Canada

I'm under the understanding that the father of William "the Elder" Sinclair (b. 1766 and Chief Factor for HBC) was Alexander Sinclair (b. 1740). Alexander Sinclair is my 7th Great Grandfather. Both were supposedly born at East-on-Quay, Harray, Orkney Islands. Allegedly, the great-grandfather of Alexander Sinclair was William, Earl of Orkney. I'm trying to make that connection and I'm hoping someone can help me out with that. If so, please drop me an email. thanks in advance!


Kim Ellison
ellisons@mts.net
Corrigal, Robertson, Linklater, Firth
Thursday, July 14, 2005

Manitoba, Canada

I am looking for info on James Corrigal c 1795 Orkney who married Christian Robertson. They had a son John Charles Corrigal in 1806/1816 who came to Canada in 1832 via Kirkwall. I think he was born in Oriphir. There is a possibility that James Corrigal could have been the son of Adam corrigal and Margaret Heddle - Also looking for Elizabeth Firth who was the daughter of Elizabeth Boucher (Canada) and Thomas Firth 1795 Orkney. My husband wsa a Linklater/Pruden. Hugh Linklater 1790's Orkney and came to Canada also. He married a native lady named Margaret. Thanks for any info anyone has on these families.


John Stevenson
crow@iconz.co.nz
Stevenson Rendall
Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Wellington New Zealand

Interested in any information about gggrandfather Thomas STEVENSON married Mary RENDALL, lived Arrowtown, Central Otago. Also, anyone can assist with links prior to Magnus STEVENSON born Westray early 1700s.


Debbie Potts
slpotts@kwic.com
Anderson
Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada

Someday, I would like to bring my brass quintet to St. Magnus Cathedral to perform at my ancestors church.


ROY & MARGE WOOLLEY
wrwmoj@bigpond.com
PETRIE, GARRIOCH, KENT, POTTINGER - Orkney, OGILVIE, - Shetland
Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Thankyou for a very interesting site - saw lots of names we recognise, having visited Orkney, BUT not ours!


ROY & MARGE WOOLLEY
wrwmoj@bigpond.com
PETRIE, GARRIOCH, POTTINGER, KENT - Orkney/OGILVIE
Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


Barb Best
brab608@aol.com
Arcus & Goudie
Sunday, July 03, 2005

Erie, PA USA

I come from a long line of Arcuses, but I'm having trouble tracking the Goudie line. Any info or direction for any of the above is appreciated.


David Skea
davidskea@aol.com
Skea-Tester-Haig
Thursday, June 30, 2005

South Shields Tyne and wear

Positive information gained at the start of my family tree search.Excellent.


John Bell
mail@NO SPAM.freeserve.co.uk
Petrie
Thursday, June 30, 2005

Norfolk, England

An excellent site. Interested in researching John B. Petrie who according to the 1881 UK census was born in New Brunswick Shetland in about 1818. His wife, Catherine was also born in New Brunswick, but for some reason the census states this is in Orkney. I cannot find this place on either island. I did find a birth on your site in the name of John Brace Petrie born 17/8/1817. To contact me use 'jbsv' instead of 'NOSPAM' in my email address. Thanks.


Elizabeth Lillian Lloyd

RENDALL,
Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Rangiora NEW ZEALAND

Very glad I found this site.I have found some very interesting information already. GREAT SITE. THANKYOU.


Sylvia Hill
sdhill@paradise.net.nz
Mason
Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Hamilton, New Zealand

Would love to hear any information about my great-grandfather THOMAS BALFOUR MASON who emigrated to NZ about 1866 ( born in Orkney around 1840 plus or minus a year or two.) Great site! Will be using it frequently, I hope, to trace down my Scottish family!


Jennifer Learmouth
TaylorJrRedtip@aol.com
Learmouth
Thursday, June 23, 2005

Hannibal,New York


Diane Alzina
princessalzina@hotmail.com
Smith or Morans
Monday, June 20, 2005

Torrance, CA

My mother was born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1938 1 year later her mother also gave birth to two twin boys she named them Edward James Moran after the father and the 2nd boy she named Eugelo Eugege my mothers name was Florence Victoria Smith I know nothing about her just the stories I get from my mother I can not find any info please help me I feel lost email me if you know anything at all.


debbie
debbiefulks@hotmail.com
shearer, miller, logie, marwick
Friday, June 17, 2005

berkley, michigan USA

Wonderful web site, very helpful.


derek a maccullie
dmacc529@hotmail.ca
adamson . maccullie ..magnus shearer.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005

cornwall ontario

grand father maccullie was teacher at papa westray.later bailie maccullie of kirkwall.


Peter Skea
peterskea@broadwell-glos.co.uk
Skea, Forbes, Esplin
Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Temple Barn Evenlode Road Broadwell Moreton-in-Marsh Glos GL56 0TW


Caleb Harcus
harcuca1@tekotago.ac.nz
Harcus or Pope
Tuesday, June 14, 2005

52 Tidewater Drive Harwood RD2 Dunedin New Zealand

My Greatgrandparents left there around the mid 1920s. And one day I will get around to researching it all. Good website.


Jean Bannatyne
jean_bannatyne@hotmail.com
Bannatyne
Sunday, June 12, 2005

Winnipeg, Manitoba

I am trying to find out as much info as possible on my husband's ancestors who we think came from Orkney. My husband's great, great grandfather, was Andrew Mcdermott Ballenden Bannatyne and we think he was born here. He came to Canada in the 1800's and lived in Manitoba until his death around 1879. His father's name was James Bannatyne, and his mother's name was Elizabeth Ballenden. Hope you can help us. thanks.


Ian Robbins
robbins@mts.net
Watt and Dick
Sunday, June 12, 2005

Box 545, Warren, Manitoba, Canada

Looking for relatives/geneology of William Dick and his wife, Christina Watt; both of Fraserburgh, Rosehearty, Scotland.Married in 1912 and emmigrated to Dauphin Manitoba in 1924. Among their children was my grandmother,Minnie Dick, who married Stewart McDonald. William was a butcher in Dauphin. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


JAMES ROBERT CORMACK
Robandsherry@aol.com
CORMACK, LAMBIE
Wednesday, June 08, 2005

GRANDFATHER WAS JOHN CORMACK, GRANDMOTHER WAS ELIZABETH LAMBIE--BOTH OF SCOTLAND--LOOKING FOR INFO OR LIVING RELATIVES OF BOTH


Charles D. Krug
cdkrug@ndsupernet.com
Chalmers
Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Dickinson, ND, USA

Looking for info about Barbara Chalmers who married George Hackney, lived in ND, family from Canada, parents from Stronsay


Claire
cshep@dodo.com.au
Campbell and Tait
Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Australia


Debbie
DbDreamweaver@aol.com
Petrie
Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Texas , U.S.A.

I like your site !


Debbie
kissesfrangels@wmconnect.com
Simpson
Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Allenwood PA 17810

I'm looking for some information on Simpson that lived in Berwick, PA around 1850. My grandmother was married to Benjamin Kibler and they had their children around Lime Ridge, Berwick, PA. I hope someone might have some thing for me.


Linklater

Rendall, Westray
Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Kirkwall, Orkney

Been trying to reply to Joan Barrett's message of 18th May 2005 but keep getting that her address is wrong. Could she confirm E-Mail address.


K.L. Anderson
klanderson_@hotmail.com
Inkster
Thursday, May 26, 2005

Mission, BC Canada

Wow, I can't wait to tell my mom about all the work you put into your site. Great job!!! Terrific.


John Shearer
jpsorkney@hotmail.com
Shearer, Sherer, Sherar etc - esp Stronsay Origins
Wednesday, May 25, 2005

St Ola, Orkney

Further to my posts on 23 Feb & 6 Jan 2005 Re Orkney Shearer DNA Genealogy Tests :- 1. Recently an additional assessment of my DNA (additional fee) has indicated that my Paternal Shearer ancestors belong to the R1a Haplogroup - which seems to indicate original Norse (possibly Viking?) Ancestry for my male forebears. 2. More recently a very distant Orkney Shearer cousin - a recent participant in the Shearer Family Tree Project - received his result. Of the 12 Y DNA Markers tested he and I match precisely in 11. On a purely scientific basis this has enabled the geneticists at www.familytreedna.com to state that we "very probably" share mutual paternal ancestry - however given our previous detailed checks of IGI Births, Baptisms, & Marriage Records - this mutual ancestry now appears conclusive! In other words these Y chromosome DNA tests have effectively disproved the possibility that any of the recorded Paternal fathers in our ownly mutual Shearer ancestry - back to Peter Shearer born c1765 (the single known Shearer link between me & my distant Shearer cousin) - could have been any males other than from our researched Stronsay Shearer Line! I am now all the more keen for some male (surname)Shearers with Orkney Ancestry, without known/established Stronsay ancestry, to participate in DNA Tests to try to establish whether or not genetically there might be some entirely separate Shearer Trees within Orkney. My DNA tests were conducted by www.familytreedna.com John Shearer


Helen
Helenkaywatson@hotmail.com
Aburn
Tuesday, May 24, 2005

In Ottawa, Ontario, but from N.E. England

I have 2 Aburns both born in the region of 1750 They are Ellie and Jane (sisters) who left Orkney and ended up on the Island of Foula, Shetland. Jane married a John Henry there. Would be great to find out any more info about the Aburns (or Henry!) families. Thanks. Helen.


Shayne Loutit
mackbail@hotmail.com
Loutit
Monday, May 23, 2005

Manitoba, Canada

My mothers maiden name is Monkman...is the world not small when you start to search...LOL.


carol jean biegalski (todd)
loveyellow@comcast.net
Todd
Sunday, May 22, 2005

libertyville,Ill. USA

ancestor samuel todd ,born? married 1812 to sarah rafesnider. son andrew todd born feb.5th,1817 in ohio. just beginning to research ancestors..any info would be appreciated. it's all pretty complex.


carol jean biegalski (todd)
loveyellow@comcast.net
Todd
Sunday, May 22, 2005

libertyville,Ill. USA

ancestor samuel todd ,born? married 1812 to sarah rafesnider. son andrew todd born feb.5th,1817 in ohio.


Joyce Patterson
djpat@shaw.ca
William Flett
Sunday, May 22, 2005

Kelowna, B.C,Canada

Supposedly immigrated to Canada and married Charlotte Smith, father to former father-in-law, Richard Henry Flett, who was born 1892, Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, and passed away April, 1979, in Ft. St; Johm, B.C.Would like to trace William's parents.


Joan Barrett
joan_e_barrett@yahoo.com
Rendall and Scott
Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Whitesboro, NY USA

I am hoping to find information concerning May/Marjorie Rendall, christened 13 April 1780 in Westray. She was the daughter of Jerome Rendall and Elspit/Elizabeth Petrie of Breckaskaill and the wife of Thomas Scott, who at the time of their marriage was living on Westray but may well have been from Sanday. Since I cannot locate them on Westray census records, I suspect they may have spent their married life on Sanday. May died 15 January 1867 at Breckaskaill on Westray I am aware of four children born to this couple: Elizabeth Scott, christened 2 May 1800 George Scott, christened 28 Jan 1805 Thomas Scott, christened 11 Dec 1807 Thomas Scott, christened 27 Nov 1812 No doubt the first Thomas died as a child. However, at the time of May's death, her son was listed in her obituary as Captain Thomas Scott of the Mary Gold. Can anyone help me with information about this family? Joan Barrett


Joan Barrett
joan_e_barrett@yahoo.com
RENDALLs of Westray
Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Whitesboro, NY USA

I am attempting to trace George Rendall christened 6 Jan 1774, the son of Jerome Rendall and Elspit/Elizabeth Petrie of Breckaskaill, Westray. Did he marry? Were there children? Any information will be welcome! Joan Barrett


laurie james sabiston
sabiston4@hotmail.com
sabiston
Sunday, May 15, 2005

418 dufferin avenue selkirk manitoba canada

looking for sabiston lineage is the sabiston name common in scotland


Lynette Crocker
rcl@iprimus.com.au
Johnston(e), Smith, Leask, Clarke, Wylie, Inkster, Robertson, Fourbister, Sinlcair, Groatster
Thursday, May 12, 2005

Queensland, Australia

This is the best site. I have found a lot of information about relatives that I couldn't find on any other web sites. I would love to hear from any relatives of any of the above names.


Candy L. Watts
highlander
Thorn, Harrison, MacCleod
Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Camp Verde Az.

I am trying to research my anst. My uncle lives in Aust. , where my mother was born and all Her brothers and sisters. My Mother's name was Harrison, Her mother's name was Thorn. I was told that we are 8th generation MacCloed. ? any help would be great. My mothers name is Letitia Isabell Ann Harrison, .


DOUGLAS G. ALLAN
doug.allan1@btinternet.com
STEWARTS OF MASSATER
Monday, May 09, 2005

PETERCULTER ABERDEEN SCOTLAND

trying to trace anyone who may have been living in property on south ronaldsay which was sold to their families when these properties were sold to the tennants by Mrs KEILLOR GREIG,when the STEWART of MASSATER estate was disposed of some 45 years ago. this enquiry is on behalf of Mss A.K.GREIG,who carried out the sales on behalf of her mother,andwho is keen to meet again with anyone cooncerned.


Barbara Cunningham
jbham@xtra.co.nz
Hay family
Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Mataura, Southland, New Zealand

Have a slight problem. Can anyone help please? Harry Hay b. either 27.3.1760 or 1792 and married Cecilia Wishart had a son John who married Anne Flett OR John Hay b. abt 1795 married Isabella Taylor and had a son John Hay b. 3.2.1822 married Anne Flett. John also later married Mary Pearson when Anne died. Which John married Anne and Mary???


esther gomes
esthergomes_2@hotmail.com
Bell and Jack
Monday, May 02, 2005

karachi Pakistan

I wish to know details regarding Jojn Bell son of Joseph Bell and Sarah Jack born in 1901 Edinbourough parish . baptsed in church


esther gomes
esthergomes_2@hotmail.com
Bell and Jack
Monday, May 02, 2005

karachi Pakistan

I wish to know details regarding Jojn Bell son of Joseph Bell and Sarah Jack born in 1901 Edinbourough parish . baptsed in church


Lesley Orr
lesleyorr1@yahoo.co.uk
Howatson
Sunday, May 01, 2005

Fife Scotland

William Howatson, blacksmith, emigrated from scotland to Quebec circa 1828 was my gt gt gt gt grandfather. Lived in New Richmond Bonaventure Co


bridgette
bridgette _bolton@hotmail.com
sillman
Monday, April 25, 2005

coventry england


Michael John Newlands
mnewlands@caribsurf.com
Newlands
Sunday, April 24, 2005

St. Michael, Barbados

Lots of interesting information, but how does one search the site?


Charles.V Rendall
Chasfairhaven@aol.com
Rendall,Groat
Sunday, April 24, 2005

Kirkwall Orkney


Clarence Lyle Leask
professr2k5
LEASK
Thursday, April 21, 2005

Pelican Rapids, Manitoba, Canada

Pelican Rapids/Shoal River is home to quite a few leask's. I'm not sure how the leask family came to be.


clarence lyle leask
professr2k5@yahoo.com
Leask
Thursday, April 21, 2005

Pelican Rapids, Manitoba, Canada

I am looking for my family name origins


James Shearer Scott
jamess1939@aol.com
Shearer,Sherar,Scott,Pearson
Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Phoenix,Arizona

I am interested in the above mentioned names. My GGGGrandfather Thomas Sherar was born 09 May 1746 in Carlisle, Scotland. He married Jeanne Melvin on 06 Aug 1769 in Inch Parish, Gallowshire, Scotland, He came to America in 1774 and then to Canada around 1780 finally settling in a town called New Carlisle,Quebec on the Gaspe Peninsula. Any questions or feedback would be appreciated about any of the families I am researching. Thank you.


James Scott
jamess1939@aol.com
Scott, Shearer,Sherar,Chisholm
Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Phoenix,Arizona

I am interested in the above mentioned names. My GGGGrandfather David Scott was born in 1737 in Roxboroughshire,Scotland. He married Margaret Armstrong on 02 Jul 1762 in Castleton Kirk, Liddesdaleshire, Roxboroughshire,Scotland. He came to America in 1772 and then to Canada in 1780 finally settling in a town called New Carlisle,Quebec on the Gaspe Peninsula.This also is the same for my GGGGrandfather Thomas Sherar. Any questions or feedback would be appreciated about any of the families I am researching. Thank you.


Troy Harvey
triciaharvey@tcmconnects.com
Harvey, & Bowling
Sunday, April 17, 2005

131 clarence lane daniels wv 25832

My father was Eugene Columbus Harvey and my mother was Janet may Bowling I would like to find out as much as posible about the two family`s.


Lynne Gray
lynne_gray@hotmail.com
Grant
Saturday, April 16, 2005

Melton, Victoria,Australia

My mum lived with her grandparents,GFather was Peter Grant, Master baker in Aberdeen before retiring to the Orkneys.He was related to the Grants of Dufftown whisky fame.This was in very late 1920's I would love to know if they lived in the house called Highland Park.


Lynne Gray
lynne_gray@hotmail.com
Grant
Saturday, April 16, 2005

Melton, Victoria,Australia

My mum lived with her grandparents,GFather was Peter Grant, Master baker in Aberdeen before retiring to the Orkneys.He was related to the Grants of Dufftown whisky fame. I would love to know if they lived in the house called Highland Park.


Margaret Sloan
mjs420@optusnet.com.au
SLOAN
Saturday, April 16, 2005

Melbourne Australia

Matthew Black SLOAN (son )John Clarke SLOAN and Isabelle Mary TREW. Allegedly born in Kikwall 1880s.


Paul Flatt
nce@hutchtel.net
William Flatt
Thursday, April 14, 2005

62600 250th St Litchfield, Minnesota USA 55355

Thank you.


Terry Thomson
crthomson@hotmail.com
Thomson
Saturday, April 09, 2005

Montreal, Canada

I found a book titled "The Orkney Book" in my grandfather's things (James Wilson Thomson - former fireman - Toronto, Canada). The book is inscribed "Robert H. Thomson, 524 Manning Ave. Toronto (Canada), late of Tower House, Melsetter, Orkney. I would guess that this is my great-grandfather but have been unable to find any information. Any help in tracking this down would be appreciated. Thanks.


micahel wiley
mikerwiley@yahoo.com
Inkster
Friday, April 08, 2005

seattle wa

My Grandmother was Ruth Myra Inkster Wiley decendent (passed away April 2003) of Colin Inkster who built 7 oaks house in Winipeg Manitoba, Canada. Looking for more complete information of the family background. Anyone?


Mark Cormack
mcsmack04@hotmail.com
Cormack/ Minoli
Friday, April 08, 2005

Looking to find out about my great grandfather Albert L. Cormack he was born on the Dundee Scotland around 1887-1892. he married Anita Minoli my great grandmother. They had my grandfather Albert L. Cormack on Feb 5 1927 in Hawaii. If anyone has any info please feel free to contact me. Thanks for the help.


Mark Cormack
mcsmack04@hotmail.com
Cormack/ Minoli
Friday, April 08, 2005

Looking to find out about my great grandfather Albert L. Cormack he was born on the Dundee Scotland around 1887-1892. he married Anita Minoli my great grandmother. They had my grandfather Albert L. Cormack on Feb 5 1927 in Hawaii. If anyone has any info please feel free to contact me. Thanks for the help.


Colleen Dray (Spence)
john.dray@optusnet.com.au
Spence
Saturday, April 02, 2005

20 Narrumburn Road SOUTH CLAYTON, Vic.3169 AUSTRALIA

Thank you from one so far away wishing to be able to trace my fathers "Spence" family who I believe can be traced to the last monachs of the Shetland Islands. I am very interested in the island itself as my husband and myself may have the opportunity of coming to Schotland and so forth next year. Colleen


Lonnie
lonnierk@hotmail.com
Sandison
Saturday, April 02, 2005

Manitoba, Canada

I know that Sandison was my mothers maiden surname, but she was adopted and I have no idea where the family came from. I'd like to know if theres a way to narrow it down at all, because I've read that this name was around Scotland, Norway, Germany and a few other countries as well. Any help would be appreciated thanks!.NWA IGBO GUY


Ellen Ingram
rickelle@shaw.ca
Ingrams
Friday, April 01, 2005

Ladysmith BC Canada

Great site. I am looking for info on the descendants of Rev James Ingram of Unst,Shetland Islands. Can anyone help.


Doreen Delgaty
d_delgaty@hotmail.com
Delgaty Jury Charles Hay Nichols Burnham
Thursday, March 31, 2005

Box 802 Killarney, MB R0K 1G0 Canada

I have a Delgaty geneology that I would like to update, so any comments would be appreciated! Names of interest include William Delgaty Feb 05, 1856 Berwick, Ayton, Scotland and Thomas Christison Delgaty, Jan 20 1869. My email is d_delgaty@hotmail.com I would love to hear from anyone with info.


Peter Russell
pgr.cagb@btinternet.com
Russells/Ruslands/Groundwaters/Shearers
Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Bexleyheath, Kent

Please note my new email address. I would be happy to hear from old friends with whom I've lost touch and anyone interested in the Ruslands/Russells of Shapinsay, the Groundwaters of Orphir and the Shearers of Stronsay and Orphir. For the last five years I've been researching the lives of British-born members of the 7th U.S. Cavalry [1866-90] and several biographies have already been published in THE CROW'S NEST, the biannual newsletter-cum-journal of the Custer Association of Great Britain. Any information on this subject would be much appreciated


Heather Ackrill
peterandheather@moundsmere.fsnet.co.uk
Wick, Moodie, Heddle
Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Hampshire, England

This is a wonderfully useful website and I thank the person or people who made the effort to produce it.


Lou Kabel
mlkabel@kmts.ca
SINCLAIR/GOUDIE/MCKAY OR MACKAY
Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Ontario, Canada

Looking for any information on the family of Frances Sinclair, b. Dec 4 1802 in Orphir, Orkney (Frances had a twin brother Baikie). Frances married a William MacKay on Feb 7 1828 in Orphir, Orkney. they had the following children: Janet b. Mar 28 1828 George b. Nov 23 1829 James b. Feb 12 1832 Jean b. Mar 3 1834 Isabella b. May 3 1835 William b. Jun 18 1837 Margret b. Feb 23 1840 John b. Mar 20 1842 Betsey b. June 8 1844 Fanny b. July 1 1846. Or any info on Baikie Sinclair family. Lou(Sinclair)Kabel


CAROLE
deckerca@unicous.com
LEASK
Wednesday, March 30, 2005

1630 Stoddard Ln Racine, WI. 53406

I'D APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION ON HENRY LEASK . ALL I KNOW IS HE LEFT STRAMNESS IN 1837 ABOARD THE SHIP "PRINCE OF WALES". MASTER OF THE SHIP WAS HENRY BAKER. I BELIEVE HE TRAVELED TO CANADA. THANK YOU.


John Adam
john-adam@ukonline.co.uk
Christie or Christy
Monday, March 28, 2005

Paisley

Jane Christie, birth & parentage unknown. Married 18/2/1845 Kirkwall. Born abt 1821. Kirkwall or hard to decipher Versey Island????? Any help would be appreciated as have hit a brick wall. Thank You


peter McLellan
prskmm@telus.net
McLellan and Shellard Gallamore
Sunday, March 27, 2005

1470 Riverwood Gate Port Coquitlam, BC v3c 7p1

My great Grandmother Hariette Shellard is from Nova Scotia, Canada and Married Peter McLellan also from Nova Scotia but was born in Scotland. My mothers maiden name is Gallamore her Father was William Gallamore born in Whales or England, not sure, but her mother was born in Scotland her name was Jannet Kirkpatrick. I believe Jannet was from Edinburough and had two brothers.


Robert Dunham
hotwire2005@msn.com
Dunham Tree Service
Saturday, March 26, 2005

2345 S. ST. HWY. 7 North Vernon IN, 47265



Barbara Jackson (Fosdyke)
wounedwarrior@sympatico.ca
Jackson, Fosdyke, Hiles
Saturday, March 26, 2005

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

My father was born in Tumbridge Wells, I suspect the surname was Fosdyke. His parents came to Canada under the surname Jackson. Hiles was the maiden name of my Grandmother, Elizabeth.


vinton tulloch
vinton96@hotmail.com
tulloch
Friday, March 25, 2005

nassau,new providence bahamas

hi my grandfather's name was hubert tulloch whom i never met while in jamaica, because he had died in 1998,because he never married my grandmother zelpha bennett it's been difficult to trace my roots all i know is some information from a school teacher here that bears the same last name that two bothers bearing the name tulloch went to jamaica and unleashed their loins


vinton tulloch
vinton96@hotmail.com
tulloch
Friday, March 25, 2005

nassau,new providence bahamas

hi my grandfather's name was hubert tulloch whom i never met while in jamaica, because he had died in 1998,because he never married my grandmother zelpha bennett it's been difficult to trace my roots all i know is some information from a school teacher here that bears the same last name that two bothers bearing the name tulloch went to jamaica and unleashed their loins


Sue Hinds
superhinds@tassie.net.au
Harold, Mode/Mowat, Gunill/Gunnill, Goillon, Robinson, Kastrup/Vandborg, Wylie
Thursday, March 24, 2005

St Helens, Tasmania, Australia.

James HAROLD(seaman) & Christian MODE/MOWAT married 2 Dec 1799 Rousay & Eglishay, Orkney are the earliest ancestors so far been found to my (direct) family lines. They had 2 daughters - Isabel christened 21 Feb 1801 & Janet christened 28 Mar 1804. Janet married John GUNILL/GUNNILL (Army & Shoemaker) (born c1820? Eng?) on 24 Feb 1842 at St Cuthberts, Edinburgh. A son Thomas Alexander born 3 Apr 1849 St Johns, New Bruinswick [Canada?] (according to the family bible). Was there any other children born to this couple either in Orkney, Scotland or Canada? Thomas Alexander GUNILL/GUNNILL(carpenter) married Ann Elizabeth GOILLON (born 18 Aug 1854 Jersey, Channel Islands) on 25 Apr 1874 Jersey, Channel Islands. This couple had 4 sons, 2 daughters. Of these children (that survived) Frances James (born 21 Jun 1879 Jersey, Channel Islands) & Bertha Frances (born 4 Nov 1883 Battersea, Surrey). Bertha married Charles Thomas ROBINSON (born 16 Jan 1877 Westerham, Kent) on 8 May 1905 Westerham, Kent. This couple had 3 sons, 2 daughters. Gladys Bertha/Elizabeth Gladys (born 29 Feb 1908 Ilford, Essex) married Neils Rudolf BAY-KASTRUP/Mathias Peter VANDBORG on 12 Mar 1948 Sydney, NSW, Australia. This couple had 5 daughters, 2 sons. My mother is one of the daughters. Does anyone have a connection to the above names that can help me further my quest?


debbie fulks
debbiefulks@hotmail.com
shearer marwick mainland logie
Thursday, March 24, 2005

berkley, michigan usa

What a wonderful website. I found my great-great-great grandfathers wedding date on your list. Thank you so much........debbie


Earlene Alexander
ealexusa@cox.net
Brown / Broun / Browne
Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Phoenix, AZ, USA

We are looking for a Y-DNA match for my brother, Earl G. Brown. There are strong indications that his Y-DNA is closest to Orkney / Irish origins. If anyone there knows of a Y-DNA study from Orkney, please contact me. Thanks, Earlene (Brown) Alexander


Carmel Anne STARK
carmels@sjc.vic.edu.au
TAIT
Monday, March 21, 2005

Geelong,Victoria Australia


MARSHA L. DAVIE
DAVIE4250@YAHOO.COM
DAVIE - LISTZ--LISZT -GOODBRAKE- GOBRECHT- ERICKSTROM--- STROM---BOULTON---GREEN--WALTERS---THURMOND---PATTERSON-- HARTMAN-- KELLEMS-- RICHARDS--HEWGLEY--WATSON---GOLDENS--
Sunday, March 20, 2005

DAVIE4250YAHOO.COM PALM DESERT, CALIF

ALL FAMILY NAMES CONNECTED THROUGH MYSELF ONLY WITH SEVERAL MORE NOT MENTIONED AT THE MOMENT. MLD


a blair
blaira@maf.govt.nz
blair gunn
Thursday, March 17, 2005

akl

nz


Dorothy Greatbatch
dorothy18b@yahoo.co.au
Meiklejohn,Manson,Dunnet
Wednesday, March 16, 2005

18b Argus street Cheltenham Vic 3192 Australia

Mary Manson m John Meiklejohn and was alive in Thurso on 1851 census. John came to Australia, family here,but Mary is a mystery. Does anyone know if/when she may have died They had 5 children Barbara McBeath;, Donald; Jannet Banks; Mary; Willam Chas.Gordon. 17 March 2005


Stuart Gray
sjghome2@hotmail.com

Wednesday, March 16, 2005h

Anybody doing research into the Mainland families in Rousay, Orkney please feel free to contact me.My great grand mother Harriet E Mainlaand b 1/12/1870 on Rousay.


Stuart Gray
sjghome2@hotmail.com
Mainland, Kirkness, Hay
Wednesday, March 16, 2005

31 Harfield Road Sunbury on Thames Middlesex TW16 5PT

Brilliantly useful site, this linked with Rousay Roots has allowed me to cross reference my family accurately back to 1780's in Rousay. Using brothers keeper and your copy of various Int.Geneological Indexes I'm in the process of further cross referencing. My try and visit Orkney in the future as I must have living relatives in various places. I would like to add my researches back into the common works in the area but need to know if this may be useful and wanted. Again a very powerful set of archive tools. regards Stuart Gray


Ray Deerness
rjdeerness@xtra.co.nz
DEARNESS, MUIR, SPENCE
Monday, March 14, 2005

Wanganui, New Zealand

Any connections with James DEARNESS (1813) and Sarah Eleanor MUIR (1809?). Their family, all born in Kirkwall/St Ola, John Spence (1832); William Alexis Logie Spence (1836)>my ggrandandfather; Sarah Ann McKenzie? Duget? (1843) & Jemima (1847). All settled in New Zealand, 1856/1857 under the name of DEERNESS. John was married to Marjorie McIntosh. It is possible that they may have lived in Glasgow prior to coming to New Zealand.


Lonnie Goudie
Syrnaive@yahoo.com
Goudie
Sunday, March 13, 2005

Outside of Calgary, Alberta

I am searching for Goudie history. Thanks


robert
sneddon_655@hotmail.com
Knight
Sunday, March 13, 2005

scotland

enjoy looking at your site.


Fiona Reid
rossife@kol.co.nz
Reid
Thursday, March 10, 2005

Marton North Island New Zealand

Just trying to contact family


Mary Jo Deaver
marijodee@knologylnet
Smith, Burwell, Beadel, Hardy, McCorkle, Edmundson, Bartlett, Mandrell, Farr,Stotts,Thornton, Ash, Truss
Monday, March 07, 2005

109 Potomac Circle Madison, AL 35757

I am going to visit UK in June and am looking for sites where my kin once lived. I am happy to find your site on the web. Mary Jo


Mike Adams
madams7036@aol.com
POTTINGER
Saturday, March 05, 2005

OSSETT WEST YORKS ENGLAND

This is probably the best family history website for a particular area that I have found in many years of research. My wife's grandmother was an Elizabeth Pottinger (born South Shields 1879). Her father was a William Pottinger born about 1835. We think he was one of six brothers who moved from Bressay, Shetland to South Shields in the mid to late 1800's. The other brothers names seem to have been George, James, Lawrence, John and Thomas. I would be pleased to hear from anyone who could prove or disprove this senario.


trevor calder
trevorcalder@aol.com
calder
Wednesday, March 02, 2005

sunderland, tyne & wear

My family came from orkney according to my grandfather they were two brothers who were shipwrecked off the coast of sunderland my granfather was william calder he died about ten years ago aged 98. just curious where the brothers lived.


James Wallace Liddell
teamliddell@yahoo.com
Liddell, Liddle, Lidell, Lydell, Liddel, Lidel, Lide, Lydel, Lyde
Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The World In General

Team Liddell et al is a worldwide roundtable of family genealogists focused on the genealogical records and/or DNA/mtDNA relationships which may exist among the nearly 90 similar surnames apparently derived from the Scottish borderland, Liddesdale. We are very aware of Liddells and Liddles in the Orkneys and have independently developed early genealogy charts of their ancestors from when they first arrived there. We have been unable to contact any of the living members of these families, however, and are very eager to do so. Comparisons of oral traditions as well as Orkney-originating participation of our very well guarded and assuredly private DNA/mtDNA Study (www.geocities.com/teamliddelldna) which is still in its launch phase would be mutually beneficial. We are open to either or both approaches while developing these contacts. At present, Team Liddell et al has nearly 100 members on four continents in 12 "nations" and represents the principal seven of our surnames of interest. Our key actives" are distributed across the globe and we represent no particular nation since we are a creation of the WWW world. We like to grow in membership and to expand our genetics study, of course. At present we have assembled more than 120 megs of files of all types (historical, genetics, special purpose and databases) and these are made readily available to our members via our private websites. Please contact us if you have a Liddesdale-derived surname, an interest in one or more, or if you can introduce us to local surname-bearers of interest. Thank you.


John Lavallee
j-lavallee@excite.com
Stove/Flett
Monday, February 28, 2005

Box 3377 Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0 Canada

Dear Sir or Madame: I am searching for information on John Stove's father, who was married to Margaret Flett. John Stove "Jr" was their son born in 1826. They lived at Grimbister. John Jr was my dad's great grandfather who's wife in Canada was Flora Teaboy. Thank You. Yours Truly, John Lavallee, History student


donna brown
birdwomanbrown10@AOL.COM
BLAIR - ESTEP
Monday, February 28, 2005

5330 GOSHEN ROAD LOT 111 EDGEWOOD TRAILER PARK FORT WAYNE INDIANA

I AM TRYING TO FIND MY GRANDFATHER HIS NAME WAS JAMES ESTEP HE WAS MY MOTHERS FATHER HE MARRIED MY GRAND MOTHER HER NAME WAS LYDIA BLAIR HER FATHERS NAME WAS HENRY BLAIR HE MARRIED AWOMAN BY THE NABE OF REBEKAH WORKMAN


donna brown
birdwomanbrown10@AOL.COM
BLAIR - ESTEP
Monday, February 28, 2005

5330 GOSHEN ROAD LOT 111 EDGEWOOD TRAILER PARK FORT WAYNE INDIANA

I AM TRYING TO FIND MY GRANDFATHER HIS NAME WAS JAMES ESTEP HE WAS MY MOTHERS FATHER HE MARRIED MY GRAND MOTHER HER NAME WAS LYDIA BLAIR HER FATHERS NAME WAS HENRY BLAIR HE MARRIED AWOMAN BY THE NABE OF REBEKAH WORKMAN


Alan Pretorius
alpret@lantic.co.za
Williamson
Sunday, February 27, 2005

Johannesburg South Africa

I am in the process of researching my roots and in particular, those of my mother Isabella Mary Williamson, born to Robert Williamson and Jessie Ingram, born Anderson. My grandfather, Robert Williamson, came to this country as a combatant in the Boer wars, along with his best friend, John Ingram. This must have been about 1900. Robert Williamson had two sisters, Agnes Williamson and Mary Williamson Agnes was born about 1878 and died in the 1960’s Both in Edinburgh, where she ran a “sweety shop” in Princes Street and lived in Lassewade Road. Mary was the younger and was a school teacher in the highlands Jesse Anderson married the above John Ingram, in South Africa and they had one son, James Ingram who was killed in North Africa during the second world war. On John’s death, Jessie married Robert Williamson who died in South Africa in about 1935, and they had two daughters, Isabella Mary Williamson who married Mathys Daniel Frederik Pretorius and Agnes Weir Williamson who married Christian Walter Scrooby. They died in South Africa as did Robert Williamson, James Ingram and Jessie Anderson


Marilyn
chaggieboy1@aol.com
Hayes (James)
Saturday, February 26, 2005

Navarre, Ohio, U.S.A.

My grandfather, James Hayes, was born on the Cree reservaction in Quebec. His father either French or Irish and mother was full blood Cree. He went on to receive a navagational degree and was a Captain and Pilot (ships) on the Great Lakes from Quebec to Detroit or Cleveland. He also sailed thru the Locks and entered the ocean at the New Foundland coast and Canadian Straits of Bell Isle. Would like to know any information on how to find register of births for him. Thank you.


timothy cromarty
timcromarty@hotmail.com
cromarty cromartie hourie flett parks
Thursday, February 24, 2005

prince george bc canada

looking for info for info on these families who immegrated from the orkney islands, we have most of their north american story, but nothing from the home country


John Shearer
jpsorkney@hotmail.com
Shearer, Sherer, Sherar etc
Wednesday, February 23, 2005

St Ola, Orkney

Further to my post on 6 Jan 2005 re DNA Genealogy Tests I have recently discovered that a male, with the surname Shearer, of well documented Caithness Ancestry has also had his DNA tested for Genealogy Purposes. His oldest known Shearer forebear was married in Canisbay in the 1700's, whereas my oldest Shearer was born in Stronsay - also in the 1700's. To my great interest the results of both of our "12 Marker" DNA Tests show that only one of our 12 Markers match each other, which shows that our respective Shearer families are un-related! These DNA tests were conducted as part of The Shearer Family Tree DNA Project through www.familytreedna.com I would again like to encourage other male Shearers with known Orkney, Caithness, or Shetland ancestry to participate in this DNA Project. John Shearer


David Raymond
dpr@frontiernet.net
history of William McCracken
Tuesday, February 22, 2005

1344 120th st. New Richmond,wisconsin 54017 USA

I David Raymond would like to know the heratage of Great,Great,Great Grandfather Who was born in Aug. 15, 1815 in Wigtonshire, Scotland.


Claudia Tait
claudiamd11@hotmail.com
Tait, Dell, Dudley, Aquino
Monday, February 21, 2005

Toronto, Canada

Will do a lot of research here with my husband and in-laws!!!! Good work.


Jessica Huston
Moodie
Moodie
Monday, February 21, 2005

Overland Park, KS

I'm looking for people from, or information concerning, the Moodie genealogy from Chicago, Illinois. My grandfather is John Moodie, and he married Susanna Murray Moore in Chicago.


Sue Norman
j norman@madasafish.com
Stewart Anderson Manson Dass
Monday, February 21, 2005

Ashford Kent England

Great site well done! Looking for info on above names my roots stretch back to Alexander Stewart b abt 1756 South Ronaldsay and Margaret Anderson b abt 1758 they were living in St Margarets Hope in 1821.Would love to hear from others researching the same lines.


jackie harle
harlejackie@hotmail.com
Petrie/Pettrie
Sunday, February 20, 2005

Whitley Bay England

Great site. Looking for the birth and marriage of Great, great grandfather, James Petrie. Born circa 1800 in South Ronaldsay? Parents William Petrie and Barbara Simpson. Married Elizabeth (Betsy) Sutherland circa 1829, place unknown. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Hilary
h15@btinternet.com
MOAR
Sunday, February 20, 2005

England

Looking for information on MOAR families from Stromness. Thank you.


Heather Anderson
www.handerson@froggy.com.au
Anderson. and Rosie or Rossie
Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Sydney..NSW..2039 Australia

Have returned many times to this site and have found it to be both helpful and generous in the information.. Thank you, Heather A.


Neal Ivester
dmivester@aol.com
Isbister
Monday, February 14, 2005

Anderson, South Carolina, USA

Thanks for the reference information. It has been very helpful and interesting.


Kathleen Nicholas
katnic@telus.net
Work,Pearson
Sunday, February 13, 2005

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

I am looking for the 1841 Census. My ancestors were John Work and Margaret (Pearson) Work. Married in 1849, daughter Margaret born 1849. Left Orkneys in 1850 with the Hudson Bay Company to come to Canada and work as a miner on Vancouver Island. Arrived in Victoria in may of 1851.Left abord the ship Barque Torry ( of Torrie)


peter mott
peternevelle@optusnet.com.au
mott & hepburn
Wednesday, February 09, 2005

sydney australia

A very nice setup i'am sure a lot of people will be interested ==good luck & thank you


Cindy Harcus
sunflowerworldca@yahoo.ca
HARCUS & McKAY'S
Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Alberta, Canada

I am looking for any information on David Harcus b.1798 Orkneys, Scotland; d.9 May,1845; He Married Margaret Richards, b.c1793; d.19,May 1863. In St.Andrews, Manitoba, Canada. They had 8 children: David, Charlotte, Catherine, George, William, John, Nancy, Jane. From those 8 children George Harcus b.10,June 1834 who married Ann Lillie b.22,June 1835. (Is my Gr.Gr.Grandfather.) Please feel free to contact me with any information. Thank you, and I love the site!


Paul Laughton
paul@laughton.com
Laughton
Saturday, February 05, 2005

San Jose, California, USA

I have a web page where people can exchange information about the Laughton surname. I have noticed that quite a few Laughtons claim the Orkney Islands as their ancestorial home. If you are a Laughton, looking for information about Laughtons or have information that may be of interest to Laughtons, please drop by read and comment. http://laughton.com/laughton/seek/guestbook.html


JULE DENNIS LANG
LANGSKAIL@AOL.COM
LANGSKAIL,
Saturday, February 05, 2005

N3102CTY.HWY.Q MEDFORD WISCONSIN USA 54451

I noticed no listing of the LANGSKAIL name


jim roy
jimroy@hotmail.com.uk
roy
Wednesday, February 02, 2005

australia

my/late uncle thomas/albert (alby) roy died nov 1980 has a daughter vallery/roy she was in neighbors she played headmistress dorethy burke early 90s stage name kathy dence dont know if married had bro tony her dad was apublished author 1book called the curse of the turtle hope you can help


John Burford
jburford@lambeth.gov.uk
Delgaty
Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Bexleyheath Kent

I'm trying to locate Linda Delgaty and Keith on Eday. They may have moved to Kirkwall. Any information would be much appreciated


geraint jones
geraint@gledrydd.freeserve.co.uk
sennar/senner
Thursday, January 27, 2005

llithfaen,pwllheli gwynedd,north wales

hi i'm looking for senner/sennar.joseph sennar lived in bangor wales 1700's i've been told they origonate from Scotland.any information would be appreciated.thanks


Andy Campbell
andy.campbell@blueyonder.co.uk
Campbell, Johnston
Monday, January 24, 2005

Birmingham England

If the Richard Johnston who placed his family tree on the contributors page still uses the Orkney Genealogy site I would like him to contact me as I believe we are cousins. My gg Aunt Mary Anne Campbell married his ancestor William Johnston on 9 Feb 1848.


Lisa Ronald
sunflower_creations@hotmail.com
Ronald, Gunn, McCartney
Monday, January 24, 2005

Montreal Quebec Canada I grew up in B.C. Canada

I'm adopted but my adoptive and my birth familys are scotish, My father is of course Ronald from the Island Ronaldsey in the north I would love to know more about the place even a picture


Ally Morgan
pmorgan@chariot.net.au
Harvey
Sunday, January 23, 2005

Goolwa, South Australia

My gg Grandfather, John Harvey, is listed as born 1821 (23rd of July I believe), and his spouse as Ann Pitman. He was born in Wick, County Caithness. I have been trying for some time to find mention of his mother and father to no avail. Could anyone help me with suggestions please?


Frank T. Drever
fetede@verizon.net
Drever And Gow
Saturday, January 22, 2005


398 Old Lake Shore Gilford NH 03249 USA

jkate
katiespitfire@hotmail.com
Keldie, white, Abercrombie
Tuesday, January 18, 2005

East Yorks

Posted before, but still hoping to find info on the Keldie family. John (Jack) Keldie born in Kirkwall (I think)early 1900s, went on to join the merchant navy. Married Maisie White from south shields. if you can help I have some very old photos of Keldies that may be of use to others Kate


Joan Barrett
joan_e_barrett@yahoo.com
RENDALLs of Westray
Tuesday, January 18, 2005

14 Highland Court Whitesboro, NY 13492

For forty years I have been researching the Rendalls of Breckaskaill and Noltland in Westray. I hope to reach a point of writing the last sentence soon, although my research will go on as long as I exist! I would like to hear from some Rendall kinfolk with the hope of filling in some blanks. In addition to Breckaskaill and Noltland, I would like to hear from those who trace to or know about Rendalls of: Berridale, Noup, Brough, Breck, Gorn, Guard, Ring, Cooperage/Coparich, Feold, and Rackway (Rackwick?). Some of my Rendall kin moved to New Zealand and Australia; I would like to hear from you! Other families who married into my Rendall families are: Ursilla Leslie, at Breckaskaill in 1665 Elspet Petrie, born on the Breck of Aikerness at Skaill Jean Munro who married Robert Rendall of Breckaskaill Pottingers, Chalmers, and Seatters I look forward to hearing from you. Joan Barrett


Diane Penner
dlpenner@hotmail.com
Rendall, Harcus
Monday, January 17, 2005

3340 Bedford Rd. Nelson BC Canada ViL 6X7

I am looking for ancestors of my grandmother Mary Harcus Rendall born August 25,1892 in Quanynabreck, Westry, Orkney Isles, Scotland


Heather
Heatherjclark@hotmail.com
Pottinger
Sunday, January 16, 2005

i am trying to locate any Pottinger's, particularly those with links to Jamaica (or liverpool!), please e-mail any details. Thanks - (p.s v interesting website!)


Barbara Ann Smoot
barbsmoot@verizon.net
Craigie and Traill
Saturday, January 15, 2005

2237 Wonderview Rd. Timonium, MD 21093 USA

I can trace my heritage back to their son, Robert Traill. who went to America in 1744.


Barbara Ann Smoot
barbsmoot@verizon.net
Craigie and Traill
Saturday, January 15, 2005

2237 Wonderview Rd. Timonium, MD 21093 USA

I can trace my heritage back to their son, Robert Traill. who went to America in 1744.


GEORGE KEILLOR SKEA
Barney_The_Dog'btinternet.com
SKEA
Tuesday, January 11, 2005

abergavenny south wales uk

AMAZING WE ARE LOOKING FOR LINKS TO OUR FAMILY ALTHOUGH MY FATHER GEORGE KEILLOR SKEA IS NOT MENTIONED IN SOURCE MY GRANDFATHER AND GREAT GRANDFATHER ARE THERE. THANKS


S. Mitchell
mitch1375mb@yahoo.com
Sutherland, McMillan
Monday, January 10, 2005

manitoba, Canada

my gggggrandfathers were Peter Sutherland and Pierre Alexander McMillan. They both came to Canada from the Orkney's to work for the HBC. Peter settled in the Red River Settlement prior to the Selkirk Settlers arrival. McMillan must have been in the area also as their families intermarried.


Abbey Rosie
bigmouth_angel7@hotmail.com
ROSIE-SINCLAIR
Monday, January 10, 2005

Nelson, New Zealand

Looking for any info on the Rosie or Sinclair families? My gr grandmother is called Daisy (aka Dolly) Rosie, maiden name Sinclair, had two children Betty and James Rosie. Any info appreciated.


elizabeth Clouston Scott
treso50@aol.com

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Binghamton, Ny

I go by the nickname Beth. My dad was William Clouston Sr, grew up in Morgontown WV, he had 6 brothers & sisters - Jean, Martha, Barbara, Nan, Warren & ?.


John Shearer
jpsorkney@hotmail.com
Shearer, Sherer, Sherar etc - DNA genealogy tests
Thursday, January 06, 2005

St Ola, Orkney

My Nov 2004 Post left out my Email, & also the URL www.familytreedna.com Re the following posting - "I have participated in a Shearer genealogy DNA project, at the cost of US$99, and now after a wait of 2 months have my result - which, disappointingly, only confirms that I am definitely not related to any of about 8 other, mainly US Shearers. However I have a large Shearer Family Tree, all descended from a Stronsay Shearer born c1765, and have not so far been able to establish (or refute) possible links to other Orkney Shearer families such as those from Shapinsay or Holm. I would very much like to encourage some other male Orkney Shearer descendants, with no proven Stronsay ancestry ,(they have to be male - the DNA tests are Y chromosome only) to also participate in this project with a view to establishing with much greater confidence whether or not there are one or more unrelated Shearer Lines in Orkney. Participation will potentially also help Shearer emigrants from the UK to Canada, Australia, N Zealand, South Africa, USA etc - as their willingness to participate in DNA testing increases - to focus their Orkney Shearer genealogy research requests more accurately. If interested please contact me for further details of my chosen DNA Test Site John Shearer (in Orkney)"


penny atkinson
penny.atkinson@xtra.co.nz
HAWTHORN
Thursday, January 06, 2005

Havelock North New Zealand

Family lore has it that my g-g-grandfather was born Orkney Islands: ROBERT HAWTHORN born 1824, son of HUGH HAWTHORN (described as a Weaver on Robert's marriage cert. I'm puzzled that the name HAWTHORN doesn't appear on your list of Orkney families - is this list comprehensive? Can anyone help or advise please? Kind regards..Penny Atkinson


Eileen Wilson
eileen_wilson@beeb.net
Wilson
Monday, January 03, 2005

Surrey

Grandad, John Thomas, left Orkney and remarried my Gran. Researching the family. Thank you for your work.


Sarah Irene Fehlberg Martinez
zunione@aol.com
Norquay
Sunday, January 02, 2005

po box 152 Gilcrest, Co 80623

James Norquay was the middle child of John and Mary. He was the only one to immigrate to Canada in the early 1860s. he is my Great, great grandfather.


MacGregor Miller Linklater
joanne@goodtimereunions.com
Linklater
Saturday, January 01, 2005

Riverside, California, USA

We have been told that Linklater came from the Orkney Islands of Scotland. MacGregor's family then went to Winnepeg, Canada and to then Southern California.


Heather Mowat

Mowat
Thursday, December 30, 2004

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Wonderful site! My great grandfather was William Mowat born approx 1851 in Thurso? married to 1st wife Catherine McDonald in 1876 in Wick; They had 5 children: Catherine (born 1877), William (my grandfather, b 1878, only one that came to Canada I think), Murdo (b 1880), Mary Ann (b 1882), Alexander (b 1884). Then Catherine died and he married his second wife Alexanderine Bain in 1888 in Halkirk and they had 7 more children: James (b 1889), Helen (b 1890), Alexanderina (1892), Magnus (b 1894), Margaret (b 1986), Donald (b 1898) and Dolly (b 1904). I visited Thurso around 1975 and met Mac Mowat who gave me some pictures, but I have not looked any further. Mac has passed away, and was an incredible fellow. He was my great Uncle Mac. Do any of these names seem familiar to anyone. Thanks.


Wedd
eder@mail.com
Wedd
Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Thanks for helpful information!


Galen Ishman
galenishman@hamot.org
Flatt, Flett
Thursday, December 23, 2004

Erie,Pennsylvania,USA

Descendent of a Flatt, Flett from the Orkneys.


Elin Crawford
ecrawf04@hotmail.com
Guthrie
Monday, December 20, 2004

Dover, Fl. USA


Shirley Scott
essaescott@xtra.co.nz
YORSTON
Thursday, December 16, 2004

Balclutha, NEW ZEALAND

Norman Magnus YORSTON, born Waihola, Otago, NEW ZEALAND, 8 December 1894. Some time after the death of his father (Isaac Marwick Yorston) in February 1911, Norman departed New Zealand to parts unknown. All his brothers ~ of whom my father was one ~ and sisters are now deceased and the mystery as to his whereabouts remains unsolved. In recent days I learned that he sent a postcard to 'The Yorston Family, Waihola', but by this time his mother and siblings had moved on. The card which was delivered to another cousin reported that he was working on a steamer on the MISSISSIPPI. Did he marry? Are there any descendants out there? I, and other cousins, are extremely interested in finding the missing branch on our tree. Contact is WELCOME!


Kaissa Short Hart
kaylu77@yahoo.com
Short, or Shoart
Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Las Vegas, NV. USA

Looking for info on Thomas Short born 1730/1733 to a George Shoart and Mary Hay in Scotland ?. Thomas came to Russell county Virgina as an indenture servant and then married a Nancy. I have more info but am trying to determine if this is the correct link in my family tree. Any information greatly appreciated. Thank you for your wonderful website.


betty crisp
fbcrisp@paradise.net.nz
Laughton brown. esson. learmonth moah ,skea
Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Auckland new zealand

wonderful web-site with ,so much information


Dave Keldie
dave4366@comcast.net
Keldie
Sunday, December 12, 2004

Atlanta Ga. USA

I am of the Keldie's in the USA Robert S Keldie 1897 to 1953 Alexander Keldie 1867 to 1927 in Glagow Scotland Call me or e-mail me Dave 678 232-9958 dave4366@comcast.net


Hector Corrigall
kerryhect@xtra.co.nz

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Auckland,New Zealand

Unlcle was Robert Vint Corrigall-Aunt Ellen Margret Johnstone Corrigall


Donald C. Robertson
soupee@shaw.ca
Robertson,Isbuster,Omand,Leask,Spence
Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Calgary Canada

Have copy of "old orkney and shetland lore"1909 with geneology of the family Robertson of Newbigging, dates back to Nicol Robertson,bought land in Clouston Stenness 1711 Great site


Keith Loutit
zeroloutit@yahoo.ca
Loutit
Thursday, December 02, 2004

Manitoba,Canada

Just looking for roots of our family tree. Iknow somewhere out there is a book called the loutit saga.Iwanted to trace how far back it goes.


karen clouston
kuzzie@bigpond.com.au
clouston, harper,buchan
Saturday, November 27, 2004

tin can bay queensland australia

iam looking for any information on these names. My family register goes back to 1821 with William Clouston who married Janet Harper in 1844. they had 8 children Jessie,william,james robertson,margaret learmouth,john,andrew,thomas,and alexander flett. if there are any relations out there who may have further information on Stromness or the Orkneys or would like to make contact i would be very grateful. I am currently living in Australia but was born and bred in New Zealand. Many thanks and an excellent website!


John
Shearer
Shearer - & Sherer, Sherar etc Orkney variants
Thursday, November 25, 2004

St Ola, Orkney

I have participated in a Shearer genealogy DNA project, at the cost of US$99, and now after a wait of 2 months have my result - which, disappointingly, only confirms that I am definitely not related to any of about 8 other, mainly US Shearers. However I have a large Shearer Family Tree, all descended from a Stronsay Shearer born c1765, and have not so far been able to establish (or refute) possible links to other Orkney Shearer families such as those from Shapinsay or Holm. I would very much like to encourage some other male Orkney Shearer descendants, with no proven Stronsay ancestry ,(they have to be male - the DNA tests are Y chromosome only) to also participate in this project with a view to establishing with much greater confidence whether or not there are one or more unrelated Shearer Lines in Orkney. Participation will potentially also help Shearer emigrants from the UK to Canada, Australia, N Zealand, South Africa, USA etc - as their willingness to participate in DNA testing increases - to focus their Orkney Shearer genealogy research requests more accurately. If interested please contact me for further details of my chosen DNA Test Site John Shearer (in Orkney)


Ian Robertson
ian@iarobertson.fsnet.co.uk
Robertson, Folster, Scott
Wednesday, November 24, 2004

6 Ambleside Wicken Green Village Fakenham Norfolk NR21 7QD England


james yorston
jamesyorston@msn.com
yorston
Tuesday, November 23, 2004

south shields england

i have found that my ancestors are from lady sanday in the orkney,s


john d
jdoch@attglobal.net
MOWAT - Walls & Flotta
Monday, November 22, 2004

Canada

Trying to find out about a Mary, or Mary Ann, MOWAT born circa 1869, Walls & Flotta, who left for Lanarkshire when she was about 16 y/o. Possible hits... Dwelling: Lingall Census Place: Walls & Flotta, Orkney, Scotland Source: FHL Film 0203399 GRO Ref Volume 032-2 EnumDist 1 Page 7 Marr Age Sex Birthplace William MOWAT M 54 M Walls & Flotta, Orkney, Scotland Rel: Head Occ: Fisherman & Farmer Of 10 Acres Jane MOWAT M 48 F Walls & Flotta, Orkney, Scotland Rel: Wife James MOWAT U 14 M Walls & Flotta, Orkney, Scotland Rel: Son Occ: Fisherman Maryann MOWAT 13 F Walls & Flotta, Orkney, Scotland Rel: Daur Occ: Farmer & Fishermans Daughter Robina MOWAT 10 F Walls & Flotta, Orkney, Scotland Rel: Daur Occ: Scholar Jannet MOWAT 6 F Walls & Flotta, Orkney, Scotland Rel: Daur Occ: Scholar or... WILLIAM MOWAT Spouse: WILLIAMINA ISBISTER Marriage: 27 NOV 1860 Walls And Flotta, Orkney, Scotland 1. MARY ANN MOWAT - International Genealogical Index Gender: Female Birth: 19 AUG 1867 Walls And Flotta, Orkney, Scotland 2. WILLIAM MOWAT - International Genealogical Index Gender: Male Birth: 31 MAR 1864 Walls And Flotta, Orkney, Scotland 3. JAMES MOWAT - International Genealogical Index Gender: Male Birth: 14 AUG 1866 Walls And Flotta, Orkney, Scotland 4. JANNET MOWAT - International Genealogical Index Gender: Female Birth: 02 JUL 1874 Walls And Flotta, Orkney, Scotland 5. ROBINA MOWAT - International Genealogical Index Gender: Female Birth: 25 MAR 1871 Walls And Flotta, Orkney, Scotland


Lesley
bllm@telus.net
Leslie, Irvine
Friday, November 19, 2004

Grande Prairie, AB

So glad I found your site, I will be visiting here as I research my family tree. Thank you for sharing your information. :0)


david shortt
tiktak166@yahoo.com
Short
Wednesday, November 17, 2004

north Battleford, Saskatchewan Canada

James Short born 1767 came to Canada with hudson Bay??? He was my grandfathers granfathers grandfather. good site found him as James Shoart . Any idea as to whay it was spelled with an a?


taressa stoneystreet
tstoney@telus.net
scheelar
Monday, November 15, 2004

calgary

looking for james or francis sccheelar


Jerri Ann fiddler
jerian@shaw.ca
Fiddler
Saturday, November 06, 2004

Powell River,BC Canada

I am lookoing for some information on my great grandfather James Fiddler who died in Stromness in 1921. He had three sons William, Robert and Jim and three daughters Ida, sissy and margaret . I would like to find out when and where he was born, and who he married. I would really appreciate any information and will share any thing I have. Sincerely, J fiddler


Janet Stevenson
janetstevenson@optusnet.com.au
Drummond
Monday, November 01, 2004

Sydney Australia

I am looking for information related to Christina Drummond who married Thomas Irvine in Shapinsay 19.10.1788. They had six children, Margaret, Thomas, Christian, Magnus, William and John. Is anybody interested in Christina Drummond please?


Christy Gibson
gatorblue28@aol.com
Fairweather
Sunday, October 31, 2004

1620 Allensville Rd Sevierville,Tn 37876 United States

I am looking for any information on the name Fairweather.


Alan Buchanan Hepburn
alan000@sympatico.ca
Hepburn, Buchanan, Hughes, Blank, Chapman,Caithness
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada

This is a wonderful site. A lot of work has gone into it and we appreciate it. Loads of information.


Walter Fleet
wfleet@adelphia.net
FLeet
Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Coudersport, Pennsylvania

William Fleet was thought to have been born in Stromness in 1815. His father was Charles Fleet, b. 1784. No record can be found of either of them. Thank you for a very nice site.


Paul W. Sorley
paulsorley@hotmail.com
Sorley
Sunday, October 17, 2004

41 Bancroft Street, Kitchener, Ontario Canada N2A 4E4

I have been told that the Sorleys originated in the Orkney Islands so I am looking for any information that I can find. My Father Christopher Westwater Sorley was born in Dundee and raised in Tayport, his Father was James Sorley who married Helen Mitchell Dewar of Dundee in Dec. 1893. I have gone back to my 6th. Greatgrandfather William Sorley born Clackmannan in 1696 and married Alison Miller (B 1700) in Dec. 1721


Lani
devils_sweet_heart666hotmail.com
Flett, Routledge
Saturday, October 16, 2004

Tasmania, Australia

i need info of these surnames


Paul Antonelli
paulb6@bigpond,com.au
Bews, StClair, Anderson, Robb, Traill
Saturday, October 16, 2004

Australia

My great grandfather David Bews was a master mariner with the East India Tea company.Born circa 1790 at kirkwall I cannot find any record of his death in the Orkneys.


Jane Cromarty Kirkwood
lutra_7nut@yahoo.co.uk
KIRKNESS, LAIRD, LINKLATER, SUTHERLAND, CROMARTY, FOUBISTER
Friday, October 15, 2004

Wishaw, Scotland

What a wonderful, and popular site. Thank you so much for helping me find information on my Great, great, great grandparents, Peter Kirkness (died 1882 in So Ronaldsay, Orkney), who married Betsy Laird. Plus the info on their children. It's just marvelous! And still so much to learn!


Tricia Woodgate
tricia.woodgate1@btinternet.com
WORK, DREVER, IRVIN, HEPBURN. BEWS, SKETHAWA,
Thursday, October 14, 2004

Devon, UK

Looking particularly for descendants of William Balfour WORK and his wife Mary DREVER, married 1834 on Shapinsay. Their daughter, Janet, was married to Joseph Hodges in Geelong, Australia in 1855 (aged about 15), but I can't trace whether William and Mary emigrated or returned.


Tracy Bellamy
bell.beau@ntlworld.com
Thomson and Cochrane
Thursday, October 14, 2004

Peterborough, England


Margaret Patrick
margaret_patrick@lineone.net
TINCH
Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Stockport, Cheshire UK

Grandfather born on Shapinsay. Great Grand Parents lived in Birsay. Still have relatives living in the area


Deborah L. Cooley
Fidauna@AOL.com
Ivester(Isbister) and Cooley
Friday, October 08, 2004

Bennettsville SC

Thank you so much. Your research has helped me to get started on my family tree.


Karen Flett
karenwpg@hotmail.com
Flett
Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

My last name is Flett and there are alot of people here in Manitoba with the "Flett" last name, Just for general information. Great website!!!


Joy Vining
denalifan@netzero.net
Rosie Laughton Liddle Thomson
Thursday, September 23, 2004

Pueblo West, Colorado USA

My husband's gr-grandfather, John Rosie, was born in Clett, South Ronaldsay in 1824. He was one of many siblings. I don't know when he emigrated to Canada, but he was married in Hamilton and was the station agent in Beamsville, Ontario, where all of his five daughters knew Morse code and helped him on the telegraph. His only son was killed when he was caught between trains. Lizzie, my husband's grandmother, married Lou Vogel in Wheaton, Illinois.


George R Gray
george.gray@unisonfree.net
Orkney Family History Society
Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Kirkwall, Orkney

The Orkney Family History Society was formed in 1997 and is run by a committee of volunteers. 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 are also 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, Orkney Library and Archive, 44 Junction Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1AG, Scotland, UK.


Jean Groundwater
randj@dnet.aunz.com
Groundwater, Johnston, Cop(e)land, Spence, Cargill, Jamieson, Tait, Sinclair
Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Queensland, Australia

Very Good, will come back


Gordon Spence
gordon_spence@yahoo.com
Spence, Kirkness, Flett and Dick
Tuesday, September 14, 2004

275 Gore Street Almonte, Ontario Canada K0A 1A0

I come from an Indian Reserve (Community) in Canada called Split Lake Cree First Nation and have cousins with the last names of Kirkness, Flett and Dick. My last name is Spence. I read an arcticle in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper about ppeople originating from the Corkney Islands in Scotland who came to Canada to work for the Hudson Bay Company. These people had similiar names as my family which is waht caught my attention thus the search in the web. I'd be very interested in finding out more infomration about this so if there are people from Corkney Scotland who may happen to read this and have any of the last names mentioned above, in particular the name Spence, please feel free to contact me at gordon_spence@yahoo.com. Hope to hear from someone.


Ray Linklater
vonlink@compassnet.com.au
Linklater and Towers
Friday, September 10, 2004

Sydney Australia

The sharing of information by "researchers" has saved me a great deal of time. My line of Linklaters' arrived in Australia in 1852 and I am interested in other descendants.


Jim Stevenson
jstevenson@srihomes.com
Foubister
Thursday, September 09, 2004

204 Merlin Crt Kelowna, British Columbia Canada

My paternal grandmother, Mary Ann Elizabeth Foubister, was born in the Orkney Islands in 1888. She married James Stevenson in Edinburgh on April 15, 1911 and immigrated to Canada later that year. The Certificate of Birth for one of their daughters noted that she was born in "Krokwall, Orkney Island, Scotland". Krokwall could be "Kirkwall". I am trying to find some information about her and her family. She died in November, 1942 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Ray Leask
ray@leask.co.uk
Leask
Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Essex

Visited Orkney only a couple of months ago. Your site looks useful and interesting. I will be back.


Isa Banks
Isabanks@hotmail.com
Dishington
Friday, August 27, 2004

Boynton Beach, Florida USA


Donald R. Custer
doncus2000@yahoo.com
cursiter
Thursday, August 26, 2004

Colorado Springs CO Born in San Fransisco

Hello


John Dearness
john_dearness@hotmail.com
Dearness
Thursday, August 26, 2004

Pago Pago American Samoa

I was Born in New Zealand, My uncle just passes away (21 aug 2004) Willian Clements Dearness, born in Orkney Islands 1912.


Di Biggs
dbiggs@diabetesaustralia.com.au
Work, Balfour, Hutchinson
Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Canberra, Australia

I'm saving up to visit in 2006, and hope to catch up with family. Great Grandpa David Work migrated to South Australia from Sanday.


Sonia S Smith
SSInsanity29@hotmail.com
Smith
Saturday, August 14, 2004

Victoria Harbour,Canada

Born in Orkney,came to Canada in 1967 with parents Gwen and Charles Smith. Many relatives in Orkney.


malcolm william gunn
gunnmal@aol.com
gunn
Thursday, August 12, 2004

131,brackenbeds close, pelton, chester-le-street, co.durham dh21xl

visited latheron last week and found all my uncles names my dads and my grandfathers names + dates of births which prompted me to get my grandfathers birth cirtificate to gain my great grandfathers name so i can reserch further back in time my grandfather was born in so.shields in 1897 i am waiting for his birth cert. to get more info that info will be in the latheron museum can you tell me how i can get info from the museum without visiting can anyone help?


james gray
james@gray1299.fsnet.co.uk
GRAY ROSIE HARCUS LAUGHTON THOMSON
Monday, August 09, 2004

DUNFERMLINE FIFE SCOTLAND

first visit and i found it very helpful


Darcy Rosie
dkrosie@shaw.ca
Rosie
Sunday, August 08, 2004

Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada

I am trying to find out more information about my grandfather James Rosie. He would have been born somewhere in the Orkney Islands. He had a brother who lived into the 80s. Any help that can be provided is appreciated.


John Richmond Mathewson
richmond@mail.maclaunch.com

Saturday, August 07, 2004

St. Andrews

I have spent many years holidaying in South Ronaldsay and allus thocht that ower fouk tholed fae Shetland so wis michty surprised tae glisk ower name on thon wabsicht!


Narelle
nlbutler@excite.com
Kent
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Queensland, Australia

My great great grandfather, John Kent, was born at Papa Westray on 1 July 1853. His wife was Margaret Esson. They sailed to Australia on the SS Duke of Wincester around 2 June 1900. They had 6 children - John, Thomas, Isabella, Annie, Violet, Eldred and Eva. The children, as far as we know were all born in Scotland. Eldred is my great grandfather - he was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 24 April 1887. If anyone has any information, please feel free to forward the details to me as I am having a difficult time in trying to locate any record on them. Thank you


Ray Heddle
ray.heddle@rogers.com
heddle
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

St.Thomas,Ontario, canada

my father was born in kirkwell,orkney isles, scotland i believe his birth year was 1895


Carol Hassemer
chassem1@usa.net
TAITT
Sunday, August 01, 2004

Madison, WI, USA

Wonderful website! An old (1927) handwritten family history lists my ggg-gf, JAMES TAITT, as "being born in Perth, Scotland and was one of a fairly numerous family. The male members of which were scattered over the world in search of fortune and advneture. His sister Ann Taitt wrote a letter to him in 1804 (lost)." Not having found him linked to Perth records, I am wondering if he actually came from Orkney since he had a 20-year career in the fur trading business. I have an 1801 XY Company (Canadian fur trade--maybe starting in the Red River area) contract for him, so he left Scotland some time before then. He was the Wintering Clerk, Superintendent of Traders, Gaoler, etc at Fort William (NWCo) until 1821 until the Company merged with the HBCo (the Fort has no more information on James' roots either). Canadian history books say to "not confuse him with James Tate, HBCo servent whose journal describes John Mowat's arrest for the murder of NWCo clerk Aeneas Mcdonnell at Eagle Lake in 1809." Since he never became a partner in the Companies like my Scottish Highland ancestors, I've guessed that he did not come from there. I also could not find the name in Wigtonshire where another fur company ancestor (ship captain) came from. James Taitt died in Chatham, Argenteuil County, Quebec in September 1826 "at about the age of 50". Read a note somewhere else that indicated maybe he was closer to 60 when he died. Therefore, he would have been born ~1766-1776. Any guidance that would help me to identify the area of Scotland this Scottish forbearer of mine came from would be GREATLY appreciated. I'd love to learn more about him, his families and the area of Scotland of my TAITT roots! Would like to join a FHS, but don't know which one.......... Kind regards, Carol


Janette Thomson,(Foulis)
janmax@alphalink.com.au
FOULIS & descendants
Thursday, July 29, 2004

Melbourne,Australia

I am interested in contacting any descendants of Jaohn Foulis,(Capt) & Janet Slater.Particularly descendants of their son Wm Foulis (Capt) & wife Mary Craige...their son William I can't trace after 1881 census Their daughter Jemima Foulis (J.F & J.S) married Thos Walls. Their dau Jessie Walls marr James Gibson in 1885.I have the birth of one child,James Gibson in Nov 1891. If any one has access to 1891 or 1901 censuses showing other chn I would be grateful if they could be looked up. Thanks ,Janette


Valerie Crandall Shank
Bob-Val-S@msn.com
Bruce, Thompson, Dearness, Cutt
Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Powell, Ohio

Would like to hear from Pauline Bruce or any of Sandra Thompson's kin. John Dearness 1869 was my Grandfather.


Cheryl
cozzie6@optusnet.com.au
ISBISTER
Monday, July 26, 2004

Nambour Queensland Australia

I have found GEORGE WILLIAM ISBISTER on the 1881 British Census but am now looking for any information on his parents ROBERT AND ANN ISBISTER. Robert was born about 1825 in ST OLA and Ann about 1841 HOLM. Any help would be appreciated.


Cheryl
cozzie6@optusnet.com.au
Isbister
Monday, July 26, 2004

Nambour Queensland Australia

Great Website.


krushworth
krush@twcny.rr.com
Ridlon and Rushworth
Monday, July 26, 2004

Cazenovia, NY


George Baikie
george@baikie.net
Baikie
Sunday, July 25, 2004

Glasgow, Scotland

Hi, I have just started a family site at http://www.baikie.net and wondered if anyone who has any interest in the surname would care to visit and contribute. thank you


marsha l. davie
davie4250@yahoo.com
davie of wales
Wednesday, July 21, 2004

palm desert, calif

looking for a copy of davie geneology/ published approximately march 1995/per my phone call to them mld.


melissa

rousay
Monday, July 19, 2004

meridan, idaho

My maiden name is rousay and I am just curious to know where the name originated.


CAROL AND CLEM ISBISTER
cisbister@tiscali.co.uk
ISBISTER
Sunday, July 18, 2004

PERTHSHIRE SCOTLAND

GREAT SITE, HOPING TO USE IT IN THE FUTURE.


sharon callinan
callinan@esatclear.ie
Flett
Saturday, July 17, 2004

trim, Ireland

P.S. (see previous message) James Flett 1793-1878 and Hannah Dawson Corrigal's son Peter and his wife Mary Linklater stayed on the farm in Harray. Peter's brother---Robert Corrigal Flett (my g-grandfather) went to America by way of Canada. Does anyone have any information. Many thanks, callinan@esatclear.ie


sharon callinan
callinan@esatclear.ie
flett
Saturday, July 17, 2004

trim, ireland

My g-g-grandparents were James Flett 1793-1878 and Hannah Dawson Corrigal 1803-1868. James' parents are meant to be James Flett and Margaret Flett married Dec. 12,1793, of Harray in Orkney. Would anyone have the complete list of James and Mgt. children.There were several James and Mgt Fletts having children at the same time and area.There seems to be confusion with who belongs to whom. Would anyone know the parents of this second James. many thanks. callinan@esatclear.ie


Hayward S. Melville
hagavard@comcast.net
Melville
Saturday, July 10, 2004

1110 Madera Drive Tracy, California 95377

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 hagavard@comcast.net Tracy, CA USA


Steven de Grussa
stevendeg@hotmail.com
Skae.
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Melbourne, Australia.

A very interesting webiste. I enjoy it.  I have found my great great great great great grandparents in the list of Skae in the website. Thank you for the wonderful site.


Marsha L. Davie
davie4250@yahoo.com
DAVIE
Friday, July 09, 2004

PALM DESERT, CA

LOOKING FOR THE DAVIE FAMIY ON MY FATHERS SIDE THAT WAS PRINTED APPROXIMATELY 1995


Bryan
uncle_naughty_fingers@hotmail.com
Bannatyne
Sunday, June 27, 2004

Cambell River, Canada

My great great grandfather came to canada fom Orkney and i want to find ansestors still living on the islands. Help would be apprecianted


Janet Peace
wolfcrazed@aol.com
Peace
Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Harrison Twsp., Mi USA

What a great site! I'm trying to find my kin, and I know this'll help a great deal. If anyone reading this is a Peace, write me!


Jim Liddle
jlid7956@bigpond.net.au
Liddle
Friday, July 02, 2004

Brisbane, Queensland, A8ustralia

Great site


Janet Peace
wolfcrazed@aol.com
Peace
Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Harrison Twsp.,Mi USA

Any and all Peace family members and friends: Please contact me with any knowledge of my family. I need to find my kin!


Earl D. Goudie
earlgoudie@yahoo.com
Goudie
Wednesday, June 30, 2004

990 Burnside Rd. W., Victoria, B.C., Canada V0S 1N0

John Goudie joined the Hudson's Bay Company and came to Canada in or around 1840. Ended up on the west coast near Vancouver Washington, married local native woman. His descendants now reside in or near Victoria British Columbia.


John Shearer
JPShearer@aol.com
Shearer (Stronsay ancestory) Smith (Tankerness/East Mainland) Tait Orkney/Caithness
Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Orkney Mainland

Largely through the researches of others before me, I have recently published my Shearer(mainly Stronsay/Shearer); Orkney Smith (mainly Tankerness/ St Andrews parish/Deerness); and Orkney/Caithness Tait ancestors online at www.genesreunited.com Contact me, if you want, to search these records. John Shearer


Juanita Wagner
ts.wagner@shaw.ca
Gore , Goar
Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Abbotsford British Columbia Canada

my paternal ancestors were born in the Orkneys


Elizabeth Poppitt-McElroy
mcelroy8@telus.net
Samuel E.Blakley of Calgary, Alberta. CA
Monday, June 28, 2004

Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Would it be possible for someone to email me if Samuel Blakley is living in Calgary? He was with city of Calgary Social Services Dept. and School Trustee in the late 1970's. Thank you


Ricky Lynn Sabiston
RJSabiston@aol.com
Sabiston
Friday, June 25, 2004

Box 178 Calmar, Alberta T0C 0V0

I came across your site while looking for some history on my family. My great grandfather was James Sabiston. The only thing I know to date, is that he was from the Orkney Islands and raised his family in East Selkirk in Manitoba. Canada cenus reports only go back as far as 1890. I am curious as to the Sabiston geneoligy.


Betty Stevenson
www.angus04@telus.net
Flaws
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Alberta, Canada

We are looking for ancesters of James Flaws, who came to Canada and worked for the Hudson's Bay Company. He eventually settled in St. Sylvestre, Quebec. He was my husband's great great grandfather. Any help would be appreciated.


June Dickinson
june@dickinson5509.freeserve.co.uk
Abernethy and Louttit
Sunday, June 20, 2004

Widnes Cheshire uk

A very interesting site and well organised


Ross Wards
TheShieling@xtra.co.nz
Wards, Foubister
Thursday, June 17, 2004

34 Francis Road Paraparaumu Beach Kapiti Coast New Zealand

Looking for direct Orkney family links with Robert Wards b.29 Dec.1825, d.?, who married Mary Foubister, b.14 March 1830, on 7 March 1854. As I'll be visiting Orkney in September this year, it would be wonderful to meet people who have those two in their ancestry. Too, I'd be most grateful if anyone can supply any details of either Robert or Mary, further back still. Kind regards, Ross Wards


Kathleen Todd
twokts@xtra.co.nz
ROSIE,BAIN,SINCLAIR,DUNNET,VEITCH.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004

New Plymouth New Zealand

Wonderful site. I have researched back to John Rosie marrying Catherine Sinclair, 25 Jan 1828, Wick, Caithness. Their son, Alexander was my Great Grandfather. Why did they move to Glasgow circa 1860? Did they come from Rousay? Looking for a connection for the Sinclair Bain Rosie. son of John and Catherine. Contacts welcome Kathleen Todd nee Rosie


Cheryl Costin
cozzie6@optusnet.com.au
Isbister
Monday, June 14, 2004

Nambour Queensland Australia

Great site. I am new to genealogy and am looking for ancestors in Orkney. Anyone know of GEORGE WILLIAM ISBISTER born Feb 1880 came to Australia when he was 10 from the Orkney Islands. Married Edith Eliza Warren Any help much appreciated


Jessica MacGillivray
play_gurl69_2023@hotmail.com
Burston /MacGillivray
Sunday, June 13, 2004

Chilliwack b.c canada

Hi everyone i am getting a tattoo very soon and i am looking for something with a bit of my family background(the cross or a celtic design) If you can help me with this email me back My addy is above.


Lynda Mowat
Lynda.Mowat@fraserhealth.ca
Mowat
Sunday, June 13, 2004

Chilliwack BC Canada (outside of Vancouver)

I think I have ancestor history in the Orkneys! Caithness and in Edinburgh. William Wilkie Mowat is my great-grandfather. He immigrated to Canada (Montreal?) where he was a school-master. My grandfather, George Neilson Mowat lived in Victoria where my father, Lawrence E. Mowat was born (and lives) I am the daughter of Lawrence. I THINK we are decendants of the Mowats of Balquolly Castle. I can't find any info on William Wilkie Mowat (who married an Agnes Neilson in Scotland) I THINK we are related to a Tom Mowat of the Shetland Isl. But how to reach/locate him - I'm stumped (as usual in my search for my ancestors...)


Billy Velzian
thelocalgod@hotmail.com
Velzian
Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Edinburgh, Scotland

any imformation on the origins of the surname "velzian" and the correct pronounciation would b helpfull, thanks


Lyn
winalape@hotmail.com
Omand/Omond, Leisk,Corrigal,Sheldon,Reid,Traill,
Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Melbourne Victoria Australia

I am trying to trace back to John Omand from Gaila Shetland Scotland. He was born in 1689 and was the keeper of Gaila. Would like to know who he was married to and also his parents names. His son Robert Omand was born in 1720. Did Robert have any brothers or sisters? If anyone could help, I would be very grateful Walt this is a great site for the Orkney / Shetland people. Thank you


Rosemary Lawson
rose_mary_1@hotmail.com
NICHOLSON, FORBES, CAMPBELL
Sunday, June 06, 2004

Victoria, Australia

Would be grateful for information on these families from the Orkney Isles: JOHN NICHOLSON married MARGARET FORBES 21.11.1794 and their children: John b 1795, Barbara b 1798 and Hugh b 1799. Hugh Married Isabella CAMPBELL about 1826 at Walls & Flotta, Orkney. Their children: Margaret b 1827, Catherine b 1830, James b 1833, Donald b 1835, Mary b 1836, Jessie b 1841, Hugh b 1844, Isabella b 1846, John b 1849 and Jemima b 1853. JAMES immigrated to AUSTRALIA and married BRIDGET MALONE at GEELONG, AUS. They had John b 1855, Mary b 1859, William b around 1861 and Martin b 1864. Any information on any of these would be greatly appreciated.


Ray Sinclair
rsinclair@austarnet.con.au
sinclair
Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Mooroopna Victoria australia 3629

This is the first time I have visied your site and I am researching my family name. I have our family name back James Sinclair born 6/6/1743 Ophir Orkney. I have now come to a standstill in regards his parents I believe his father's name may have been Patrick but not sure. So if any one can help I would be gratefull. Thanks in advance, Ray Sinclair 2/6/2004


David Westray Bews
rbews@bigpond.com
Bews, Seatter, Mainland
Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Ourimbah 2258 New South Wales Australia

Looking for family of Hugh and Barbara Bews, Edward Bews


Russell Atkinson
atkinson.r@xtra.co.nz
Matches
Monday, May 31, 2004

7 Chisholm Place Andersons Bay Dunedin 9001 New Zealand

My mother's maiden name was MATCHES, and her paternal grandparents were Orcadians MAGNUS and MARY, whom I have located from the 1841 census rolls. We plan to visit Orkney in May or June 2005


James Bigland
jandd@accesscomm..ca

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Weyburn Sask. Canada


Brian Stout
stoutsareat@yahoo.com.au
Stout Sutherland Brown Burgess Aitkin
Friday, May 28, 2004

Liyang Middle School Jiangsu Prov. China

My Grandfather John Robert Stout came to Townsville, Australia in about 1860's. He was born in Unst Shetland;his father was James a Tailor married to Elizebeth Brown A Seamstress from Unst;his brother John was a Shoemaker and was married to Elizabeth's sister. They lived in Eyuasound in Unst before returning to Lerwick;One of James's sons my grandfather's brother Robert a Chemist had Medical Hall in Lerwick near Stouts Court and maybe related to Sir Robert of New Zealand fame; John Robert had brothers George & James(Nisbet) come with him to Australia and all the Stouts in North Queensland are from these brothers from Shetland; The Fam. Tree was completed by a Norweigen, Erling Clausen (married to my grandfather's sister) Drop me a line! Brian


Brian Stout
stoutsareat@yahoo.com.au
Stout Sutherland Brown Burgess Aitkin
Friday, May 28, 2004

Liyang Middle School Jiangsu Prov. China

My Grandfather John Robert Stout came to Townsville, Australia in about 1860's. He was born in Unst Shetland;his father was James a Tailor married to Elizebeth Brown A Seamstress from Unst;his brother John was a Shoemaker and was married to Elizabeth's sister. They lived in Eyuasound in Unst before returning to Lerwick;One of James's sons my grandfather's brother Robert a Chemist had Medical Hall in Lerwick near Stouts Court and maybe related to Sir Robert of New Zealand fame; John Robert had brothers George & James(Nisbet) come with him to Australia and all the Stouts in North Queensland are from these brothers from Shetland; The Fam. Tree was completed by a Norweigen, Erling Clausen (married to my grandfather's sister)


Andrew Cutt
acutt@yahoo.com
Cutt, Kelday
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Concord California

My grandfather was William Kelday Cutt born 12/23/1896 in Greenspot, North Ronaldsay, Orkney. He was known as Willy of Greenspot. Which I soppose makes me Andy of Greenspot of Concord! Any relatives out there?


Alison Leggo
legsha@bigpond.com
Gray, Norquay, Moodie, Sinclair
Saturday, May 22, 2004

Perth, Australia

Would anyone be able to let me know if there is a web site with the Moodie Family Tree listed on it. My gt grandmother was Margaret MOODIE who married William NORQUAY (both of Shapinsay). Margaret's parents were Charles MOODIE and Margaret SINCLAIR both of Sanday. Thank you.


Janet Angers
Janthom73@hotmail.com
John ogroat - Malcolm ogroat
Friday, May 21, 2004

chilliwack, BC Canada

great great grandfather - Malcolm great great great grandfather - John


Helen Eckhardt
HelEcko@aol.com
Leith
Thursday, May 20, 2004

Napels Florida USA

A cousin introduced me to this web page and I am so glad she did. This is beautifully constructed and I shall return again.


Peter Brass
pbrass1@compuserve.com
Brass
Thursday, May 20, 2004

Moulsford Wallingford Oxfordshire OX10 9JD

I have just obtained a surname distribution map of the UK based on places of birth in the 1881 census. My own family at that time lived mainly in County Durham, which has the largest number (153) of entries. To my surprise the second largest (115) was in Orkney. Does anyone know of any connections between Orkney Brasses and those in Durham or other parts of the UK?


Shirley Smith
smithsagain@hotmail.com
Hislop Clapperton Brodie
Saturday, May 15, 2004

Kapiti Coast new Zealand

Love to hear from anyone with the same surname interest Hislops were from Greenock and Clappertons from Selkirk.


Jacqui Cranna
bunji_only2@yahoo.co.uk
Groat, Mckenzie
Saturday, May 15, 2004

Darwin Australia

Hi, I have found the site of great interest particularly in regards to searching for relatives with the surname Groat. Alexander John McKenzie Groat was born to Alexander Groat and his wife Mary McKenzie in 1901, Walter Village, Caithness. This person is my great grandfather. I can't seem to be able to find information further back, as Mary McKenzie and Alexander Groat seem such common names in the Caithness region. Also Walter Village doesnt seem to exist either. Hands up anyone who can help? BTW Alexander JM Groat married Charlotte EA Cooper in Mosman Sydney NSW - 1922 Jacqui


David Westray Bews
rbews@bigpond.com
Bews, Linnay, Buchan, Mainland, Seatter
Friday, May 14, 2004

Ourimbah NSW Australia

Thank you for a great site. We visit often but not lately. Really need to get back into the study of my ancestors.


Ian Christie
ten2two@ntlworld.com
Johnston(e)
Saturday, May 08, 2004

Leeds, England

Looked at my last post and thought I had better explain just what "proud to be an Arab" means... I am a supporter of Dundee United Football Club. Many years ago the pitch was in a dreadful state, so the groundsman sperad a load of sand. During the game some wag from the opposing supporters made the comment that there was so much sand there that our team were like a bunch of Arabs. And the name has stuck ever since........


Ian Christie (Proud to be an Arab)
ten2two@ntlworld.com
Johnston(e)
Friday, May 07, 2004

Leeds, England

In reply to Thomas Johnstone Brown's post of February 15th, 2004: You and I share a great-grandfather, William Johnston of Mirland, Deerness, Orkney. I have tried several times to email you, but they always bounce back. Please contact me, I have lots of family background for you!


Michael and Disa Corrigall
corrigall@qatar.net.qa
Corrigall, Johnston, Sinclair from Harray area
Sunday, May 02, 2004

Doha Qatar (permanent residence in South Africa)

A very interesting and useful site. Michael's grandparents Thomas Harrison Vint Corrigall and Isabella Jane Johnston emigrated from Harray, Orkney to Natal, South Africa in the early 1900's


Alastair Moodie
amoodie@ntlworld.com
Moodie
Monday, April 26, 2004

30 Burnside Road Glasgow G73 4RS

Congratulations Walt Custer on this wonderful website. My great , great grandfather was John Moodie , born 29/8/1792 in Sanday and married Janet Milne. His father was also John Moodie and his mother Barbara Millar but I have no further information on their births ,marriage or antecedants . can anyone help ?


Maria Daines
maria.daines@caspian-uk.com
Arthur & Pottinger
Monday, April 26, 2004

East Anglia, UK

I wonder if anyone can tell me any information regarding the Spanish Armada visiting Shetland, such as dates etc., I would most appreciate it if anyone could enlighten me on this.


Mr Clyde Framis
clydeframis419@yahoo.com
Framis
Sunday, April 25, 2004

Switzerland

Interesting site


Matt Learmouth
matt@alchemypr.com
Learmouth, Learmonth, Leirmouth, Leirmonth
Sunday, April 25, 2004

London, UK

Trying to trace back through the Learmouth family. Looking for info on Orkney related history and variations/history of the name. Can anyone can point me in the right direction? Kind Regards, Matt Learmouth


rennnel bodden
rb011d1276
robert,jean,callaghan.
Sunday, April 25, 2004

edinburgh,scotland

A very useful site, will visit again to learn more.


JOHN MEAGHER
genealogy@paradise.net.nz
McLellan
Friday, April 23, 2004

Wellington New Zealand

Looking to contact anybody who may have info./knowledge of MARY ROBERTSON STOUT McLELLAN D.O.B.16/10/1902 Warrens Walk Victoria Street Kirkwall Orkney D.O.D.21/05/1970 - Surrey England John Wellington New Zealand


Bernice Hoy Landon
bernhoy@digitalnetworks.ca
HOY ,KING, ARIS, GRAHAM, O'MARRA. JOHNSTON, CASTLES[CASSELLS] LANDON
Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Prescott, Ontario Canada

I was browsing and found this great site. I enjoyed reading the many interesting querries, and would like to add mine. My 5th great Grandfather JOHN HOY is said to have been born on the ISLE OF HOY Ca 1700, later moving to Slatteryknowes in ANTRIM IRE. His son DAVID HOY [ Marr. MARY TODD] was one of 12 children born in the vicinity of GREEN HILL near SLEMISH MTN. DAVID'S son WILLIAM immigrated to Ontario Canada ca. 1832 Is anyone from this family out there? Bernice from Ontario


Tom Kinsella
tjk7385@aol.com
Delday
Monday, April 19, 2004

Peabody, Massachusetts,USA

My grandmother's sister Elizabeth Wilson Hunter married James Delday on 26 Dec 1901. James was the son of William & Mary Bichan Eunson. James Delday was born on 29 Sept 1871 in Seater, Deerness. Any Delday relatives out there?


Sharon & Barry Gaston
sharongaston@xtra.co.nz
Budge & Watt
Saturday, April 17, 2004

R.D. 1., Te Awamutu, New Zealand

A very helpful site, many thanks. We will be using it a lot. Kindest regards.


Bonnie Pottinger
bpottinger@prodigy.net
Pottinger; Eunson; Stout
Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Palm Harbor, Florida USA

I have found your website to be extremely helpful. Thank you so much.


Marion
marion.mcleod@btinternet.com
Smith, Laird, Wards
Monday, April 12, 2004

Kirkwall, Orkney

Thomas Johnstone Brown - you left a message on Feb 15th 2004 re your Johnston[e] family but your email address isn't working. Can you contatc me direct please.


lynel hayes
lynel.hayes@webprovida.com
Budge
Sunday, April 11, 2004

Lincoln England

My grandmother came from the Orkney Islands, finding this site has taken me many years. Great site.


Janette Thomson,(Foulis)
janmax@alphalink.com.au
FOULIS,WALLS,GIBSON etc
Saturday, April 10, 2004

Melbourne,AUSTRALIA

I have just discovered that Jessie WALLS,daughter of Thomas WALLS & Jemima FOULIS married James GIBSON in 1885 in Kirkwall. They had at least one child,James GIBSON born 1891. I would be interested in any of their descendants contacting me to share information. My gt grandfather ,(Capt.)James C.FOULIS was Jemima's brother. Janette


Rosemary Lawson
rose_mary_1@hotmail.com
NICHOLSON, FORBES, CAMPBELL
Saturday, April 10, 2004

42 Edis St Kyabram Vic 3620 Australia

Have been reading all entries in the hope of finding information on my ancestors. Have got some information from your pages. My mother was a NICHOLSON. Her father (Thomas) is a descendant (as far as I can make out) from a JOHN NICHOLSON b 177? m MARGARET FORBES 21.11.1794, Orkney. They had 3 children; John b 1795, Barbara b 1798 and HUGH b 1799, all born Orkney Isles. HUGH (our ancestor) married ISABELLA CAMPBELL about 1826 and had 10 children; Margaret b 1827ish, Katherine b 1830ish, JAMES b 1833ish, Donald Campbell b 1836ish, Mary Sutherland b 1835ish, Jessie Campbell b 1842ish, Hugh b 1844ish, Isabella b 1846ish, John b 1850ish and Jemima b 1854ish. JAMES (don't know when he immigrated to Australia) married BRIDGET MALONE at Geelong, Au 23.2.1853 and had 4 children; JOHN b 1856/57 at Geelong, Mary b 1857/58, William b 1861/62 and Martin b 1867/68. JOHN married HONORA MALONEY at Benella, Au 2.11.1887 and had 9 children; Mary Ellen b 1888, John Francis b 1889, William Thomas b 1891, Elsie Grace b 1893, George Patrick b 1896, Joseph Clement b 1896, James b 1900, Edith Elizabeth b 1901, and my grandfather THOMAS RAYMOND b 1.3.1907. Would love any information on any of the families as I have very little.


Ralph Garlick wife nee Clarice Margaret Isbester
rgarlick@tpg.com.au
Isbester Isbister
Thursday, April 08, 2004

54 Glenfield Drive Currans Hill Sydney AUS 2567

EXCELLENT WEB SITE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK


Wendy Middlemiss
middmiss@xtra.co.nz
Linklater,Velzian
Saturday, April 03, 2004

Dunedin new Zealand

Two years ago I started looking for my g-grandfather's,parents John Linklater and Eliza Velzian. I think I have found Eliza but still can't find John. They had a son James in 1857.He emigrated to NZ and married Flora McShannon. I would be grateful for any leads.


C.E. (Gene) Ellis
bgellis@fina.net
Ellis
Saturday, April 03, 2004

Phenix City, Al. 36869


Neale Ferguson
Neale.Ferguson@SoftwareAG-usa.com
MANSON, GUNN, HAMILTON, BECKY
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Leesburg VA USA

I am trying to obtain more information on Jane(t) S(mith) Gunn or Manson. Born on 13 Feb 1806 she was the daughter of the keeper of the Start Lighthouse on Sanday. Her death certificate extract lists her parents as David Manson and Sibilla Becky. Marriage records for the area, however, show that there were parents Robert Manson and Jane Gunn (she named one of her sons Peter Gunn Hamilton). When she was eighteen she was nearly drowned when a cutter in which she was a passenger set out from the Orkneys to meet the steamer "Majestic". It ran the boat down and sank it. A rope was lowered from the "Majestic" and she caught hold of it but one of the boatmen seized it higher up and forced her underwater. When the rope was hauled up a little further she was found quite unconscious but sill clinging tightly to it under the water. It took more than an hour before she was fully revived and conscious. In 1825 she married Captain Peter Hamilton and later emigrated to Australia. She died in 1899 in Heathcote Victoria.


Karen
ke_berjian
Flett, Birston
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Sakatchewan, Canada

I am looking for ancestors of William Flett born about 1786, Orkney. He emigrated to Canada likely in the early 1800's; had son James born In Red River Settlement. Also for ancestors of Alex Birston/Bristow who would have been born mid 1700's, whose father, I think was Magnus Birston. Alex had a son, William, born in the NWT. Canada. Karen


Nanor Corpuz
Ruzzimarie@yahoo.com

Friday, March 26, 2004

2228Ellis Ave. Bronx N.Y.10462 U.S.A.

Well I`m glad I found this site,its very interesting.


Heather Dishington-Godwin
Troysoldlady@yahoo.com
Dishington
Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Florida USA

I am currently searching for my deceased fathers family. Ian George Dishington died 7/4/84, in motorcycle accident. We are his only children. My brother and I were brought up with no contact/his name never spoken. Our mother "erased" her memory years ago. He was born somewhere in Canada, 1 of many children (10?) mothers name was Mary Dishington, had brother named Alistair Dishington. His father was deceased before I was born (1975). Would appreciate any information at all or direction.


baden poole
possumchops@isage.aunz.net
poole
Tuesday, March 23, 2004

gold coast aust

looking for poole's in gloustershire england,whose grandparent's would have worked in the firous plaster industry,or,as known back then as lath's and plaster.great site keep up the good work.


Carolyn Calder carver
C.Carver1@carolina.rr.com
James Calder
Saturday, March 20, 2004

205 Blanton St. Kings Mt. N.C. 28086

Loved you web site. my aunt alice Calder died at age 101 and I did not have enough sense to get much info. untill it was to late. gggrandfather Stanford Calder married Caroline Mumford lived in Marlboro Co. S.C. If anyone knows abut them please let me know. thank you Carolyn


Shirley Kinniburgh
shirley.kinniburgh@sic.shetland.gov.uk
MOWAT
Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Shetland Isles

My father Alex Mowat and I are participating in a project run by Dr Faux, details of which can be found at http://www.davidkfaux.org/shetlandislandsY-DNA.html I wonder if any of the Orkney Mowats would be interested in participating in the project. As our Mowat family Y-DNA shows Norse ancestry I am interested in finding out if the Mowats in Orkney are from the same line. The Y-DNA test is expensive - around £100, which is paid for by the participant. If anyone is interested in the project please e-mail.


Kate
katiespitfire@hotmail.com
Keldie
Monday, March 15, 2004

East yorks

Hello-anyone related to James Keldie? or a relative of Isabella Keldie White or Maisie and Jack (john?) Keldie?? They lived in the 30s in South Shields, uddingston (I think) and Ipswich in the 40s. would love to hear from any Keldies! Kate


Virginia Kysh
vainca@hotmail.com
Sclater, Scott &Johnston
Monday, March 15, 2004

304 Sherwood Dr Brentwood, CA 94513 USA

John Sclaiter m 25 Nov 1797 at Birsay, Orkney, Scotland to Katharine Johnston b 27 Oct 1781 at Flaws, Birsay, Orkney, Scotland to William Johnston and Marjory Harvey who were married 16 Dec 1774 at Birsay, Orkney, Scotland.


Maureen Wood (Nee McKenna)
maureenwood@hotmail.com
Millen and also McKenna
Saturday, March 13, 2004

Alegria House, Kingside Hill, Silloth-Wigton, U.K.

I had a relative born in the Orkneys, dont know which Island, Name Mary Jessie Millen Born 1851, died in England at Dipton Co. Durham. Which Island was she born in, and are there any surviving relatives in the Orkneys? Thanks if you can help.


billy woods
berylandbill2@aol.com
MUIR
Saturday, March 13, 2004

27 Somerset Avenue Narellan,NSW Australia 2567

had a lovely time looking,


Jade Chapman(Isbister)
Skyline_r32@telusmail.net
Isbister
Thursday, March 11, 2004

Edmonton Alberta Canada

I am the great great great grandaughter of John Isbister. His Son is James Isbister then his son is Benjimian Isbister and his son my granfather Elmer (Albert)Isbister. John moved to Saskatchewan in the late 1800s. My grandfather moved to Stony Plain Alberta in the 1960s or 1980s he married June Swicker. They had one daughter Patricia Anne Isbister(my mother)and adopted a son who they named Marc David Isbister in 1969.My mother had 3 children. Myself jade,Joshua, And Matthew.Sad to say on May 30 1998 my mother passed away at the young age of 46. She joind her father Elmer who passed away july 27 1987.Patricia married My father James (Jim) Chapman. If anyones knows my familt feel free to e-mail me with your info on us. Thankz, Jade Chapman (age 17)


ROSEMARY WHITLEY
rosemary.whitley@ntlworld.com
MOWAT
Thursday, March 11, 2004

glasgow,scotland

My grandparents were from Orkney - Glad I found this sight it has been a great help!


Sandra Folster
cottamcamper@kelcom.igs.net
Folster, Flaws, Stevinson, Manson, Calder, Clapperton, Swanson, Hislop,
Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Cottam, Ontario, Canada

I have just come across your website in a search engine.I am looking forward to exploring and possibly learning more about my family's history. My paternal grandfather's family came from the Orkney Islands: Birsay,Stromness, South Ronaldsay,etc. Looks like your website may be able to help me with my search to some degree. Thankyou very much.


Dorothy Molyneux
ibisdot@bigpond.net.au
Cormack
Sunday, March 07, 2004

Sydney Australia

Area of interest is ancestors of Cormack who eventually settled in Fife and Berwickshire in the late 18th century.


Heather Parry
parrys@tpg.com.au
McKay, Lennie
Saturday, March 06, 2004

Melbourne, Australia

On the 26 December 1856 in Kirkwall, James McKay (23)Stromness(Shoemaker Master) married Margaret Linnie, Wellington Street, Kirkwall (Domestic Servant). James McKay's parents were - Andrew McKay (Seaman Merchant Service) and Margaret Reid. Margaret Linnie's parents were Robert Linnie (Fisherman)Jean K(H)eddle. I am their gg grandaughter and will be visiting the Orkneys in June 2004. I would dearly love to meet any relatives. Does anyone have any information? If you do, please contact me on my email address - parrys@tpg.com.au. Cheers!


Kate
kkkkaty@zoemail.net

Friday, March 05, 2004

Salt Lake City Utah

Another e-mail change; this is regarding my offer to look up genealogical information in the book "Records of the Earldom of Orkney 1299-1616"; the e-mail address shown above requires you to read a code on a screen and type it in to continue; this is to foil e-mail harvesting and spamming. Sorry for the inconvenience, but hopefully it is only a small one. Kate


Sandra Henderson
shenders@nla.gov.au
Irvine
Thursday, March 04, 2004

Canberra, Australia

My g-g-g-grandfather, Thomas Irvine, and his wife Mary Irvine, came to Australia 1851 on the SS Marion. I know others have done some research on the family - would like to get in touch. Thomas and Mary were married on Shapinsay a couple of years before leaving for Australia, their infant daughter Mary died at sea en route, but later daughter born in Australia, also called Mary, was my g-g-grandmother.


Kate
kkkkaty.genea@zoemail.net
Glenn, Erwin
Thursday, March 04, 2004

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re my offer to check entries in the book "Records of the Earldom of Orkney 1299-1614", please note new e-mail address, thanks


Peter Gray
peter@virginopals.com.au
Gray Family
Thursday, March 04, 2004

Sydney, Australia

Any information, James Williamson, married Barbara Jamieson,had daughter +?, Wilhamina Williamson, married William Gray, had son +?, Peter Gray born 8/2/29, emigtated to Hobart,Tasmania, married Flora Semple


Peter Gray
peter@virginopals.com.au
Gray Family
Thursday, March 04, 2004

Sydney,Australia

Any information on, James Williamson married Barbara Jamieson early 18??, had daughter Wilhamina Williamson +?, married William Gray, had son +?, Peter Gray, Born 8/2/29 Yell, emigrated to Hobart married Flora Semple, in Hobart, Tasmania,


desiree loutit
msnhotmail.com

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

lockport manitoba

im just looking to get in tought with some loutits in scotland


Susan Lovett
suelovett@blueyonder.co.uk
Brown
Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Basildon Essex England

Excellent site - well worth many visits. My family search has taken me back to my ggg grandfather Thomas Brown who was born in Orkney in 1786 but records show he was married in Whitby, North Yorkshire in 1815 to Anne Marwick. Would like to find out more about Thomas and his family. According to my records he stayed in Whitby for the rest of his life and married twice - the second time in 1837. My gg grandfather James Snowball Brown was his third child.


Michele boyce
scotty13@xtra.co.nz
Laird
Monday, March 01, 2004

flat6/6 Opoia road,Hamilton East, Hamilton 2001, NEW ZEALAND

My great grandfather was a laird , my nana is june Giles, and uncle john Laird, I am 42 and stumbled on to site after my mother showed me a newspaper article on the Orkney Islands not sure where to start. My grandad died about 2 years ago his name was George Giles would like to find out bout my great grandad, I remember him poking me in tummy when I was a little girl it was like a game.Would love someones help thank you


Joy Dames
thorntons.holt@btinternet.com
Manson
Friday, February 27, 2004

Nottingham England

Captain William Manson dob November 1836 Was born to John and Lexey Manson(Ne Longmuir) of Walls & Flotta He woked as a seaman was later master mariner Married 20 feb 1886 to Margaret Groundwater issue Issac, Alexander,Catherine,John T. Margaret died 27 Jul 1879 buried in stromness cem William married Margaret Marwick Archibald(20 yrs old)William was then 45. issue Margaret 1880 Isabella 6th April 1891 This was my grandmother. She had brothers and sisters I have a family photo but no names. Some family whent to Canada more photos . any relatives out there. Anyone know what happened to Katie, Bella's sister who wrote from 1016 8th St East, Calgary in 1921 Kate had sons David 14 , Alex 8 Tommy 11yrs who are mentioned in the letter


Joy Dames
thorntons.holt@btinternet.com
Manson
Friday, February 27, 2004

Nottingham England

Captain William Manson dob November 1836 Was born to John and Lexey Manson(Ne Longmuir) of Walls & Flotta He woked as a seaman was later master mariner Married 20 feb 1886 to Margaret Groundwater issue Issac, Alexander,Catherine,John T. Margaret died 27 Jul 1879 buried in stromness cem William married Margaret Marwick Archibald(20 yrs old)William was then 45. issue Margaret 1880 Isabella 6th April 1891 This was my grandmother. She had brothers and sisters I have a family photo but no names. Some family whent to Canada more photos . any relatives out there. Anyone know what happened to Katie, Bella's sister who wrote from 1016 8th St East, Calgary in 1921 Kate had sons David 14 , Alex 8 Tommy 11yrs who are mentioned in the letter


Joy dames
thorntons.holt@btinternet.com
Manson, Longmuir, Marwick, Archibald
Friday, February 27, 2004

Nottingham England

Any help would be appreciated. Fantastic web site, good news for orkney geniology seekers.


margaret
mreehl@yahoo.com
Margaret Flett Sinclair, Robert Sinclair ,Rosa Heddle, Martin Heddle
Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Delafield, WI USA

Off to Orkneys in May- to see ggparents graves in St Magnus cemetary in Kirkwall. Believe some of grandmother's family (Rosa Heddle) are still in Kirkwall but do not know how to find. Any suggestions?



Richard Kuehn
windnsea@direcway.com

Monday, February 23, 2004

The Sea Ranch, CA, USA

THANK YOU for providing the link to your website. Though we had heard about it in the past, we had not had the URL so had never visited it. What a wonderful resource you have created for families tracing their heritage to the Orkney Islands of Scotland. As we HAVE visited the South Orkney Islands, we do hope to get to these one day, also. Rich and Dean


Linda Shwetz
lmshwetz@hotmail.com
Stensgair
Sunday, February 22, 2004

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

My great-grandfather, William Stanger, born July 15, 1841 in Bevan, Birsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland and came to Canada when 21 years old. He died Sept. 16, 1927 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. His father was George Stensgair and his grand-father was William Stensgair. Any more information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


george muir
george.muir@ntlworld.com
muir moodie peace
Saturday, February 21, 2004

67 the slayde yarm stockton on tees ts159hz

i am trying to trace my family history. my gran was born jessie ann peace muir 11/june/1885 in north leith edinburgh one of four children one was called robert i have is war medals but unable to trace any of them my grans father was robert muir he maried margart peace on the 13/nov/1873in edinburgh robert muir father was thomas muir he married eliabeth moodie in sanday orkney 19/dec/1833. margaret peace parent where george peace and grace moodie they married 11/feb/1837 sanday orkney there witness was thomas muir. that is all i know if you have any information on any other of my family members or any distant family still in orkney hope to hear from you regard muir family


Janette Moar
jmoar10@hotmail.com
Moar
Friday, February 20, 2004

Canberra A.C.T. Australia

I am hoping to hear about or from Bay David Moar or 3 of his children Alan Moar, Valerie Moar and Joyce Moar. Please contact Janette Moar jmoar10@hotmail.com


Karen Robson
kmitchnsn@hotmail.com
McGhie & Robson
Wednesday, February 18, 2004

St. Catharines, Ontario Canada

You have bean a great help. Thanks so much.


Linda
ldthomps@mts.net
Thomson, Moar, Mowat
Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Sanford,Manitoba, Canada

Your site is terrific. I have found so much info, I cannot thank you enough for all your time. It is very easy to search and easily understood.Keep up the good work


Valerie Shank
bob-val-s@msn.com
Dearness/Cutt/Tulloch/Hay/Thompson
Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Powell, Ohio

Would like to hear from any relative now in Orkney. My mother was Hilda Dearness Crandall and she corresponded with some of her cousins. Her mother was Jean Cutt. This is a great site. I know my grandfather(John Dearness) had three sisters who remained in Orkney. Their names were Janet, Margaret, and Jean.


Julie
Fagsie@manx.net

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Isle of Man

Looking for Jane Pitt. She lived in the Isle of Man also huddersfield then moved to Orkneys.


Janice Steele Brown
TNJNF@aol.com
Steele, Wilson, Calderwood,
Sunday, February 15, 2004

Plymouth, Vermont USA

Mathew Robert Steele (b: Oct 1, 1813, Glasgow, Scotland) m: 1st Margaret Young Wilson (b: June 1, 1807 or 1809, Scotland, d: August 31, 1861, Vermont USA). LOOKING FOR POSSIBILITY OF ISSUES BORN IN GLASGOW AREA OF SCOTLAND. He married 2nd, in Vermont USA, Lillias Riddle Calderwood (b: Feb. 22, 1842, Glasgow, Scotland). They had 11 children all born in Peacham, Vermont USA.


Thomas Johnstone Brown
TNJNF@aol.com
Johnston(e), Sinclair, Chalmers, Knight, Laird, Warse, Work, Smith, Clark
Sunday, February 15, 2004

Plymouth, Vermont USA

ENJOY YOUR SIGHT! My Grandparents, William Andrew Johnston(e) of Mirland, Deerness, Orkney, m: Orsena Anna Jenks of Vermont, USA. My G Grandfather, William Week Johnston(e) of Deerness, Orkney, m: Helen Leask Smith of Rosecraig, Deerness, Orkney (daughter of John Smith and Hannah Clark of Deerness, Orkney). My GG Grandfather, James Johnston(e)of Burray, Orkney, married Elizabeth Chalmers of Deerness, Orkney (daughter of William Chalmers and Jane Knight of Deerness, Orkney). My GGG Grandfather, Joseph Johnston(e) of Dogtoos, Burray, Orkney, m: Barbara Sinclair. Would like to communicate with any relatives of the above.


Bonnie Pottinger
bpottinger@prodigy.net
Pottinger
Sunday, February 15, 2004

Palm Harbor, Florida USA

I am searching for any information for the Pottinger family, their spouses, and children who originated from Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland. Some of the family immigrated to the U.S. (WI, IL) and Australia.


Robert George Flett
rob.flett@blueyonder.co.uk
Flett
Sunday, February 15, 2004

London

What a great site - my ancestors originated from The Orkneys - anyone know where to start?


Robert George Flett
rob.flett@blueyonder.co.uk
Flett
Sunday, February 15, 2004

London

What a great site - my ancestors originated from The Orkneys - anyone know where to start?


Larry Burton
lburton@klondiker.com
Burton Dit Birston/Berston
Sunday, February 15, 2004

Whitehorse Yukon

I hope one day I will be able to find out more about my ansestors from Orkney Islands, Scotland.


donna
donnahourston@canada.com
Hourston
Friday, February 13, 2004

campbell river,Canada

hope to return soon


brenda laurenson
brendalaurenson102@msn.com
laurenson
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

maidens ayrshire

hi i am looking for information about my family roots my granpa came from the orkney's and settled in maidens on the south west coast of scotland i think the late 30's or early 40's my granpa's name was gilbert arthur laurenson and he had a sister called laura i am not sure if there was any other brothers or sisters my granpa died 7 years ago this month he was 82 i would love to know if anyone has any information on my family background and where the laurenson name came from hope you can help me.


Donald Clouston
DONLORCLOU@AOL.COM

Sunday, February 08, 2004

Lincoln , Nebraska USA

Colleen Roberts [ Clouston } North Vancouver , BC Canada I have been unable to contact you using the email address you used . Don Clouston


Jane Cook (nee Clouston)
janevscook@ntlworld.com
Clouston, Flett
Saturday, February 07, 2004

Yarm, North Yorkshire

Thanks this is a brilliant site. I'm looking for anyone else who may be descended from Thomas Clouston and Charlotte Flett who married 1819 in Harray.


Wallace Poole
alff_@iprimus.com.au
Isbister/Isbester
Friday, February 06, 2004

57 Brokenback Rd Branxton NSW 2335 Australia

This is a high class genealogy web site. I never have visited a site before that was so easy to navigate and at the same time download data as required.A GREAT SITE.


june Dickinson
june@dickinson5509.freeserve.co.uk
Abernethy
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

widnes cheshire,

My ggggrandfather Thomas Abernethy was lighthouse keeper in the Orkneys he was born stromness and baptised there I am looking for more info on which lighthouse he was a keeper before being transferred to Formby Lancashire. In the mid 1800s.


Colleen Roberts (Clouston)
coll19744@hotmail.com

Monday, February 02, 2004

North Vancouver, BC Canada


Lesley Small
lesley_small@yahoo.co.uk
Tulloch, Small and Turnball
Monday, February 02, 2004

Fareham, Hampshire

My Dad's family are from Orkney (on his mother's side) they owned a farm in Shapinsay and there are some remaining distant cousins still in North Ronaldsay. My late Uncle was the Minister on Westray for some time.


Marion Lowe
marion@potsie.freeserve.co.uk
Linklater
Monday, February 02, 2004

Wiltshire, UK

Thomas LINKLATER b 1823, Kirkwall, married Christian BROOKS abt 1857/8, lived Cardiff and Bristol. Have information about descendants and Christian's family tree.


david nearon
nearon@aol.com
cromarty, craigie, groat, hervie, halcro, stewart, cara
Sunday, February 01, 2004

111 southview lane alamo, california 94507

My families start in the late 1500's to the mid 1600's with Margaret Cromartie marrying Jan Depre of the Netherlands in about 1665 in the United States. Any info of these famililes in this time period would be helpful. Thank you.


barbara smith
barbarasmith54@yahoo.com
Smith, Coleman
Saturday, January 31, 2004

Melbourne, Australia

My great great grandfather was born Lerwick , Shetland and came to South Australia in 1874. He had 4 sons, the eldest John was born Deepdale Shetland. he married Eleanor Letitia Coleman of Birkenhead South Australia. I would be interested to know if anyone has information about the family in the Shetland islands.


robert a headrick
peggy headrick@bell south.net
headrick,hedrick,hettrick
Sunday, January 25, 2004

39 winterhaven court fairhope,alabama 36532 usa

headrick is listed as a scotland name,but i have been unable to make a connection . i would appreciate any help.


Winston Conrad McKenzie
win.con@shaw.ca
Mckenzie
Friday, January 23, 2004

Calgary Alberta , Canada

Browsing web looking for records of birth. My Great Grand father born in Scottland Douglas Alexander McKenzie Served in Baor War Died in Africa of disease.


John Gullion Fraser
jfraser@cape.com

Sunday, January 18, 2004

662 Hayway Rd. E Falmouth, MA 02536

My Grandfather Thomas Gullion from the Isle of Eday The house and bed he was born in are still there on the Island, the cottage now a guest house.


Nancy Spence
nspence@shaw.ca
Cusitars, Spence
Thursday, January 15, 2004

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Hello Walt, I have updating my computer and just found your site again........Happy to see it again! Best Wishes for 2004 from Nancy !


Adam Cromarty
cromartyadam@hotmail.com
CROMARTY
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Sussex

I would like to contact any of the S.Ronaldsay Cromartys, or elsewhere in Orkney, that are currently researching the origins of the family. I'm thinkig of giving a collection of family notes prepared by my late Father Robert (BoB) to The Orkney Libraray. Any suggestions?


Bonnie Goldberg
imaginee@satx.rr.com
Hay, Elam, Douglas, Malone Skaggs, Cottle
Sunday, January 11, 2004

Schertz Texas U.S.A.


Carolyn Beadle
carolynbeadle@quicksilver.net.nz
Shearer, Crear
Friday, January 09, 2004

New Zealand

I found this website friendly and easy to navigate through. I also like it because you have the choice of downloading graphics or just reading the text. I may have found an ancestor (Gilbert Shearer) born in 1797 but am unsure as yet. Need to do more research. Thank for your efforts here.


Joyce Locke
jlocke@odyssey.on.ca
Anderson
Wednesday, January 07, 2004

St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, N5P 1N4

Thanks for all of the work you have done. I spent quite a bit of time checking birth dates of my grandfather's family.


Dave Sprunt
Dave_sprunt@hotmail.com
Meil
Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Ottawa, Canada

Hey, Who are the Meils? From what I've found so far, they're Scandanavian. Clearly some Meils, were among the many of Norwegians who settled in the much sought after Orkney Isles. IS this true so far? Does anyone have any information, i'm half meil myself and would love to know more about them. Thanks Dave Sprunt


Tom Mowat
tommowat@shaw.ca
MOWAT, HEWISON, RENDALL HERCUS (HARCUS) DUNCAN
Monday, January 05, 2004

#115 - 4408 - 37 ST STONY PLAIN ALBERTA CANADA T7Z 1N2

I am just beginning to investigate my family tree. My father, Duncan Mowat, was born at Pierowall Feb 20, 1907.


Betty Rendall Goodwin
tassels@pacificcoast.net
Rendall, Reid, MacLeod, Rose,
Monday, January 05, 2004

Victoria, B.C. Canada

Thank you for a very interesting site. I was able to confirm some dates. Will be back.


A.Doig
alexander@doig1476.fsnet.co.uk
Scott
Monday, January 05, 2004

Perth

Still searching for James Scott born 1836,South Ronaldsay.Found him in the 1841 census but seems to have gone by 1851.Parents were John Scott and May Flett.


Marilyn James
birdeyes@earthlink.net
Redland,Redlon,etc
Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Alma,AR USA

My Great-Grandmother was Jessie Redlon, I just found her maiden name this month, and have enjoyed all the info that you have on this site. I loved all the pictures and info about the castles. This is a great work.


sheila corsie kading
s.kading@worldnet.att.net
corsie
Monday, December 29, 2003

seattle washington usa

I'm interested in finding any of my father's family who may still be in orkney. he was Benjamin Corsie, born july 17 1904(or so). I believe that my aunt Tina was a librarian in Kirkwall before she died. Any information would be good. Thanks, Sheila


Richmond Sinclair Cursiter
cursiter@bpclx.net
Cursiter & Clouston
Sunday, December 28, 2003

31 Chamberlain Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England SN14 0TF

Excellent site - thank you for all your hard work and commitment to it. By chance, our dental receptionist has just discovered that one of her great grandmothers was a Cursiter so we'll be putting her in touch with your web page too


CHRIS GARRAWAY
WWW.PHILLIPSPNDY@AOL.COM
STAINSBY GARRAWAY
Thursday, December 25, 2003

15A ALPINE ROAD PAULTON BRISTOL BS39 7SD

I WISH TO FIND ANY INFORMATION ABOUT STAINSBY GARRAWAY AS HE WAS MY GRANDFATHER . I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANY INFORMATION ABOUT HIM AND MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION TO THE FAMILY MY GRANDFATHER WAS MARRIED TO ISABELLA STEVENSON THEY LIVED UPPER HOUSES FARM LANCHESTER COUNTY DURHA


Larry R. Lowden
llowden@axion.net

Wednesday, December 24, 2003


Mariusz Makenson
makenson@wp.pl
Makenson
Monday, December 22, 2003

ul.Wilcza 39/32 56-120 Brzeg Dolny Poland

I look for someone about surname MAKENSON


Shayne Johnston
mshaynej@aol.com
Johnston, Stafford
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Columbus, OH

I am trying to find the origins of my ancestor, Adam Johnston, who was married to Elizabeth Jane Stafford. Adam was from Fermanaugh County, Ireland.


Charles Scott
Hi2scotts@aol.com
LAUGHTON
Monday, December 15, 2003

Ledbury, Herefordshire,England

I am trying to establish whether or not my Great Grandmother, Barbara Laughton b.circa1851, was the daughter of Samuel Laughton b.S.Ronaldsay 1825 and married Anne Isbister 1850. I know that they had two children Thomas 1856 and Wiliamina 1858. Samuel had at least 6 siblings: Anne 1817, William 1819, Malcolm 1821 (moved to Ontario), James 1823, Elizabeth 1833 and Mary 1838. Their parents were Malcolm Laughton and Anne Liddle who married in 1815. Malcolm was born 1790 and had a twin brother, Samuel. Their parents were William Laughton and Jean Mouat. Can anybody help, please?


carmel dickson
carmelj@alphalink.com.au
william croy and Jane croy
Sunday, December 14, 2003

33.Kinsale Street Reservoir Australia 3073

looking for william and margret croy and especially there Daughter jane.who married a william davis can you help me carmel dickson


Vivienne Spence
muffle@ihug.co.nz
Spence
Saturday, December 13, 2003

Masterton New Zealand

I am looking for any info on James Spence born circa 1842 in Stromness, parents Peter Spence and Ann. James emigrated to New Zealand before 1876. Also any info on Peter or Ann. Thank you.


Glenn Parker
parkergg@cogeco.ca
Gordon
Saturday, December 13, 2003

3333 New St, Unit 100 Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7N 1N1

One of my great great grandfathers, William Gordon, married Christian Murray in Edinburgh in 1819 but was from the Parish of Evie in Orkney. Also, while he lived in Edinburgh, at least one of his children, Christian Murray Gordon, was baptised by Rev John Duguid, Evie Parish Minister, in 1827. I am searching for records of this Gordon family in Orkney.


Elizabeth Eunson
Ekean@telusplanet.net
eunson
Friday, December 12, 2003

family name spelling Ewenson before 1870


Susan
shf03@positive-thinking.com
All Orkney surnames
Thursday, December 11, 2003

Orkney

Anyone keen to find their Orkney roots can contact the Orkney Family History Society, who produce a magazine for members and have local records and good knowledge of family history in Orkney. Membership is very reasonable. Check out the website at www.orkneyfhs.co.uk and also log on to www.ancestralorkney.com to request information on Orkney generally.


Simon Hill
hill.sd@pg.com
Pottinger
Monday, December 08, 2003

UK

Thanks for the person who responded to my enquiry about Pottingers living at no. 82 during 1851 Census below - could you resend your message? (you're right about the numbers, I was mistaking Census entries for house numbers!). Simon.


Tom Rogerson
tom.rogerson@clear,net.nz
Dearness,Logie,Spence.
Friday, December 05, 2003

I am impressed with this site and would be extremely grateful if anyone can provide information about my line of Dearness viz Alexis Augustus Logie Spence Dearness brother John and sister Germima who emmigrated to New Zealand mid ninetenth century born in 1830-1840's in Kirkwall I believe


Kate
kkkkaty55@yahoo.com

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Salt Lake City, Utah USA

I have a book that is a summary of the early deeds and records of Orkney, circa 1299-abt 1600 (Records of the Earldom of Orkney). It is fully indexed, and has some pedigree charts. Published 1914 by the Scottish Historical Society. If I can look something up for anyonw, pls let me know.


Vicki Downey
vdowney9@telus.net
Sinclair
Sunday, November 30, 2003

Vancouver Canada

My grandmother was born in Airy Westray on June 14, 1889. I have been over to the Orkneys twice with my mother and visited with our Sinclair relations in Kirkwall. We have traced the family back as far as William and Isabella Sinclair who had a son about 1813. John married Elizabeth Scott 16 January 1834, my grandmother's great grandparents. Any details would be appreciated.


shirley morris
hydelm@ihug.com.au

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Adelaide sth australia

I am looking for any descendants of James howatson m: elizabeth Sime or Samuel howatson m: Lydia Prescot in 1864, all from Dalkeith area of Scotland


shirley morris for shirley jones
hydelm@ihug.com.au
Fahy
Tuesday, November 18, 2003

adelaide australia

any descendants of Ann Fahy born approx 1818 in Knockquera orkneys, went to australia in 1840 on the ship Bernan,married and settled in Sth Australia in 1843


ANGELA
angelacahir@yahoo.co.uk
Bendall . GISBORNE WOOTTEN
Sunday, November 16, 2003

25 francombe house bs1 6tg

LOOKING FOR FAMILY HISTORY


John Svendsen
svezza@tiscali.co.uk
Arcus
Friday, November 14, 2003

Oxford, UK

does anyone know where I might obtain a copy of "The Arcus Family Through Ten Centuries."


mango
sethian@hanmail.net
Tulloch
Thursday, November 13, 2003

Korea

hello. Would you please let me know who Eddie Tulloch is? And if he/she is related with John Tulloch? Thank you.


ted marwick
teddm@optusnet.com.au
marwick
Wednesday, November 12, 2003

sydney

they were on the islans evie and roousay. they moved to new zealand in 1800s thankyou ted marwick


sean paul duncan
alphaomega69@tiscali.co.uk
duncan and flett
Tuesday, November 11, 2003

herts england

has the surname flett got any scottish heritage


Jean dreger
jeancutt@hotmail.com
william john cutt
Monday, November 10, 2003

langley b.c. canada

william john cutt was my grandfather and we are looking for relations of his


Ruth Bellegarde
ruth_bellegarde@hotmail.com
Brass
Monday, November 10, 2003

Loon Lake, Saskatchewan Canada

I am interested in learning about the Scottish heritage in my family tree. I believe my ancestors came to Canada with the fur traders from the Hudson's Bay Company. Any help would be appreciated.


Jade (Mclellan) Ward
Jd_arsenalrule2003@hotmail.com
Mclellan
Monday, November 10, 2003

Colchester England

I am related to Donald Edward Mclellan and Joan Dorathy Mclellan my Grandad who is Donald was in the Queens own scottish boarders in Scotland Just trying to find if any of my other relations are alive My Mother Stella Anne Mclellan was born in Edinburgh in 1961 Just wanted to know thanks alot


Marion Miller
marion@millerplant.com
Miller and Drever
Sunday, November 09, 2003

North Lurg Midmar Inverurie Aberdeenshire AB51 7NB

I would dearly like to know more about my husband's family who were from the island of Eday,some of whom are still resident in the Kirkwall and other areas of Orkney.I think my father in laws maternal side would have been Drevers.


Floyd Morton
fjmorton@sympatico.ca
Gunn or MacTavish
Saturday, November 08, 2003

Uxbridge, Ont., Canada

Great Website. I am trying to get information about Sibella Gunn and her family. They lived on Back Road, St. Margarets Hope, about 1900 and she married George MacTavish (McTavish) about 1907. George, Sibella, Duncan and Jessie moved to Canada about 1920. Any information about Sibella's parents, sibblings, grand- parents etc., would be appreciated.


Alvina
kiwi522@netzero.net
Stevensons of Westray
Monday, November 03, 2003

Madera,California,USA

I have info on Thomas Stevenson who Married Mary Rendall. Thomas B 1826 They had 11 children. Tried to contact interested party but unable to send e-mail returned.


Lisa Marie Foubister Ladouceur
LadLisa2@netscape.net
Foubister
Sunday, November 02, 2003

Whitehorse,YT Canada

I'm just starting to trace my family tree. My Grandma and Grandpa Were Alfred and Thelma Foubister, If any one Has any information Please let me know! Thanks so Much...


Alvina Evelyn Harford
kiwi522@netzero.net
Stevenson-Rendall-Mc Pherson
Sunday, November 02, 2003

Madera,California,USA

My line starts with Magnus Stevenson and Mary Stevenson Magnus born about 1720 Westray,Orkney M abt 1742


Joyce
jlintner@sympatico.ca
MINCKS
Sunday, October 26, 2003

Oshawa, Canada

I have traced John Mincks to being born in Westra, Orkney about Sept 15, 1816. The year 1816 and Westra, Orkney were listed on his Mate and Master's certificates. His father was Thomas Mincks who was also a Master Mariner. There does not seem to be any record of John's birth or christening anywhere in the Orkneys. Does anyone have any ideas? Joyce


Carol Diane Day Beringer
cdberinger@adelphia.net
Redland/Ridlon
Saturday, October 25, 2003

46 Main St Porter Me 04068 USA

My grandfather was named Magnus Gervais Ridlon and we are direct descendants of the original Magnus who left Scotland for Saco Maine. My daugter now goes to school @ Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and is planning a visit to Scotland to see wher it all began at least on her mothers side on her fathers she is Irish. Enough said about that!


LEE MCCORMACK (CORMACK)
VERONICAD9182@SBCGLOBAL.NET
CORMACK, SUTHERLAND,ADAMSON, FINLAYSON
Friday, October 24, 2003

HANFORD, CALIFORNIA USA

MOST OF THIS GROUP CAME FROM BIRAM,CAITHNESS SCOTLAND LYBSTER, CAITHNESS SCOTLAND, AND SMARLEY? CAITHNESS, SCOTLAND


Simon Hill
Spiroulla@hotmail.com
Pottinger
Thursday, October 23, 2003

Surrey, UK

Oops, sorry - the Pottingers lived at house 84 Westray (as opposed to 86 as I wrote below). Any news on 84 would be gratefully received! Regards, Simon


Simon Hill
hill

Thursday, October 23, 2003


Simon Hill
hill.sd@pg.com
Pottinger
Thursday, October 23, 2003

Surrey, UK

I have discovered that during 1841, my Pottinger ancestors lived at house number 86 on Westray. Anybody know if this house still exists? Regards, Simon.


Dennis Lonnberg
ddlonnberg@hotmail.com
Lonnberg
Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Eston,Sask. Canada

Looking for family names in U.S.A and other countries.


Cynthia Wildberger
s2b@earthlink.net
TRAILL, TRAIL, TRALE, TRAYLE (etc.) +BALFOUR
Monday, October 20, 2003

PO Box 25 Woodsboro, Maryland 21798 USA

Announcing: DNA STUDY - Traill / Trail Surname - Orkney & Fife, US, & Worldwide Surnames: TRAIL, TRAILL, TRALE, TRAYLE, etc. + BALFOUR Locations: Maryland/USA, Scotland (esp. Orkney & Fife), Worldwide A group of US Trail/l genealogists would like to initiate a DNA research project for the Traill / Trail (and all other spellings) surname worldwide. One purpose is to establish, so far as possible, the parentage of David Traill, Snr, who emigrated to Maryland from Scotland around 1700. This individual is the progenitor of many, perhaps most, of the US Trail/ls. He was long believed by many researchers to be a son of William Traill of Westness (Orkney) and Barbara Balfour, but this has been disputed in recent years. Males with the surname Trail/l can participate in the most important aspect of this portion of the DNA study, which will provide a genetic map of inheritance from factors linked to the Y chromosome, passed from father to son. FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING DAVID TRAILL'S PARENTAGE, WE ESPECIALLY NEED KNOWN DIRECT PATRILINEAL (MALE LINE) DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM TRAILL OF WESTNESS (ORKNEY, LATE 17TH TO EARLY 18TH CENTURIES), AS WELL AS KNOWN DIRECT PATRILINEAL DESCENDANTS OF DAVID TRAILL OF DAVID'S INDUSTRY, PRINCE GEORGE'S PARISH, MARYLAND (EARLY 18TH CENTURY). For the wider purpose of mapping the family's inheritance and migration patterns as a whole, all males with the Trail/l surname are encouraged to participate in the study. Other aspects of genealogical inheritance can be mapped using mitochondrial DNA, which is passed through the female line, so all those for whom the mtDNA test is appropriate are also welcome to participate. It is expected that all participants will bear the cost of their own DNA testing, which is available at a discounted rate to those who join the study. Compared with the cost of research trips, fees for copies of documents such as birth certificates and wills, etc., the genetic testing is actually quite reasonable, starting at under $100 USD (about £60 GBP) for some tests at the discounted rate, for those in an established project. The recommended 25-marker Y-DNA Plus (male) test is $169 (about £100) at the discount rate. However, we invite enquiries even from those who do not want to invest this amount of money in DNA testing -- partial or full sponsorship may be available for individuals who meet certain criteria as the project progresses. At this point, we are seeking to identify Trail/l descendants who are interested in DNA research and may want to participate. A certain minimum number of participants is required in order to initiate a research project, and of course, the more people who participate, the more we can learn from the project. Please see the web site at http://www.FamilyTreeDNA.com to learn more about DNA testing for the purpose of genealogical research. You may also contact me if you have any questions about the proposed project. Please note that every individual's privacy is assured, the results will be used ONLY for the purpose of genealogical research, and participants have full rights of control over their genetic samples at all times. Many of the questions you may have about genealogical DNA testing may be answered at http://www.familytreedna.com/faq.html Please email to me at s2b@earthlink.net if you think you may want to participate in the Trail/l DNA project, or if you have questions about it. Please include your full name and details of your connection, if any, to David Traill or William Traill of Westness and Barbara Balfour. Thanks and best regards, Cyndi Wildberger


deidre gillies
dgillies@trueblue.aunz.com
groundwater
Monday, October 20, 2003

queensland,australia

it was great to find the birth and christening details of my great,great grandfather, david groundwater.i am fascinated in my scottish links.for some reason i feel the strongest connection to this part of my ancestry. thank you. bye for now. deidre gillies


Hayley Bigland
Hayley_bigland@hotmail.com
Bigland
Sunday, October 19, 2003

Southport, England

I am trying to find out about the Bigland family, any where in the world


Richard A. Croy II
croyr_1745@hotmail.com
Croy, Comloquoy
Sunday, October 19, 2003

Jackson, Michigan, USA

Grandfather: John William Comloquoy[Michigan-USA][Canada] Father: Richard Arthur Croy [Michigan-USA] [Ohio-USA]


N Charlton
rcln reid @ aol.com
Cursiter,Reid
Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Orkney

I will be returning to research my family


MARIA JOHNSTON(E)
MARIAJOHNSTONE@YAHOO.COM
JOHNSTON
Tuesday, October 14, 2003

P.O. BOX 70376 FAIRBANKS, AK 99707

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT ANCESTORS ARE FROM ORKNEY AND I'VE BEEN DOING RESEARCH THRU ANCESTRY .COM


Mandi Matson
mandi@attcanada.ca
Corsie
Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Toronto Ontario Canada

My Great Grandfather 'George Corsie' was born and raised on a little island of Rousay. I know that I have an cousin that lives on the main island her name is Vera Stromness. I have been told that my Great Grandpa's oldest brother took over the farm after the their fathers's death and now I think his grandchildren or some other relatives of ours have the farm. My Great Grandpa Corsie's mom died the day she gave birth to him on July 1, 1906. I am planning on a backpacking trip to Europe March/April/May 2004 and want to come up to the Orkney Islands to see if I can meet some family and see where my Grandpa lived. If you have any information on my family please email me. Thank you mandi matson mandi@attcanada.ca


George Pangilla
Toky1@Astound.Net
Mariano Pangelinan
Monday, October 13, 2003

Walnut Creek Ca. U.S.A.

My Grandfather Mariano Pangelinan,Was born in Guam.In 1852.His Father,name is CORRY.And Mother name Maria, Campos Pangelinan.I would appreciate any information anybody might have.My Grandfather,died in 1933,in Red- wood,City California. Tank You.


George Pangilla
Toky1@Astound.Net
Mariano Pangelinan
Monday, October 13, 2003

Walnut Creek Ca. U.S.A.

My Grandfather Mariano Pangelinan,Was born in Guam.In 1852.His Father,name is CORRY.And Mother name Maria, Campos Pangelinan.I would appreciate any information anybody might have.My Grandfather,died in 1933,in Red- wood,City California. Tank You.


George Pangilla
Toky1@Astound.Net
Mariano Pangilla
Monday, October 13, 2003

Walnut Creek Ca.U.S.A.

I am looking for anyone who might have information on y grandfather Mariano Pangilla.Born in 1852 in Guam,an died in 1933.in Redwood City California.His parents ware Father: Corry last name.Mothers name Maria Campos Pangelinan, Born in Guam.Sons names. Mariano Lino,Juaquin,Pangelinan.I would appreciate any infor-mation,anybody might have. Tank You


Dave Gunn
gnndav@aol.com
Gunn, Groundwater, Muir, Thomson
Monday, October 13, 2003

Stromness, Orkney

Thanks for a very helpful site.


carol
schockcarol@canada.com
hourie
Sunday, October 12, 2003

vancouver,bc

looking for any information regarding any known hourie family roots from winnepeg,manitoba


Noeleen Radka
radka@es.co.nz
Irvine / Irving /Tait
Friday, October 10, 2003

Brandy Hill RD1 Alexandra New Zealand

I am enjoying this site very much. My Great Great Grandparents are Charles Clouston Irvine (b1823 Stromness) and his wife Isabella nee Tait (b 1821/22 Stromness). I have been attempting to track this family as they produced about 10 children the first 2 in Stromness and then the remainder in various parts of Scotland but returned to Stromness for some time before both dying there in 1891 and 1910. I am interested in the lives of the time.


David Peace
fourpeace4@hotmail.com
Peace, Couper, Sinclair, Spence, Swannie
Thursday, October 09, 2003

Princeton, KY

My grandfather came to the USA via Kirkwall along with his mother (Couper)and father. Previous generations lived in Sanday. I recently visited Orkney along with my brother and son. What a wonderful place! I am now engaged in tracing the family roots and hope to return to Orkney for more research and fun!


Ross Dunn
ardee@idabiz.co.nz
DUNN
Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Wellington, New Zealand

My grandfather, Charles William Dunn, was allegedly born in Scotland in the late 1850's or early 1860's and came to New Zealand via Australia.He allegedly was sent off to stay with his brother on a farm in Australia because of misbehaviour. He then moved on the Tasmania and then to NZ. The first record of him is in NZ in 1896. He apparently had a brother called Edward (or Ted). He said his father was called William, and his mother was Margaret McGulvin, but the spelling of this could be a colonial clerk's guess. He was known to be able to write well and read a lot. In later years he was very deaf, and died of a kidney disease. Does any of this ring any bells with anyone? Of course he could have changed his name in order to hide, but the situation is likely to be accurate.


Mr Les Robson
elrobson@penguins.org
Lennie, Spence, McKenzie
Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Newcastle upon Tyne

My great great grandmother was Jessie Lennie, born Stromness 1/6/1869, she married a George McKenzie whose place of origon I do not know. Jessie was the daughter of David Lennie and Betsy (Spence?).


Eddie Bruce
EBruceFUIMUS@aol.com

Friday, October 03, 2003

Essex, England (from Elgin, Scotland)

Hello, I'm hoping you'll forgive the intrusion. I'm attempting to bring my recently published anthology of acclaimed Scottish & English short stories to the attention of those most likely to be interested in reading them. Please read some of them for free at http:/www.adrifterslegacy.co.uk and maybe leave a message in my guestbook? Thank you. P.S. I worked as mobile librarian based at Bettyhill, Sutherland (in the 1970s). Two of my stories are set there.


Karen Gerrard
kkgerrarad@worldnet.att.net
Bremner, Twatt
Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Seattle, Washington

Both ancestors worked for the Hudson Bay Co.and married in Canada. Bremner married Elizabeth (Betsy) Twatt. He died in 1842 and was perhaps buried near the Red River Settlement in Manitoba. These two men were ancestors of the Taylors and Swains.


Sylvia Borup (Hourie)
houriegenerations@hotmail.com
Hourie and any other variation of such
Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Winnipeg, Canada

Generations of HOURIE's are hoping to connect with each other, we may be related or not but we're all searching for one thing, our history...our roots. We're hoping to do just that at our new site HOURIE GENERATIONS, please email for the link. John Sr. HOURIE our great-great-great-grandfather came from St.Ola, Orkney (Isles) Islands, SCOTLAND. Our grandfather was William (Bill) HOURIE from Manitoba, CANADA.


Janet Sanford
jansan6781@yahoo.com
Bews
Saturday, September 27, 2003

Muskegon, Michigan 49444 USA

My grandmother was born on the island of Shapinsay in the 1870's. Her surname was Bews. I believe her mother's maiden name was Drever. I think she was the youngest of 9 or 10 children. She moved to Edinburgh as a young adult then emigrated to America in 1910 where her new husband had gone a year earlier.


COLLINS
chi_jen@zwallet.com

Friday, September 26, 2003


Evelyn Huff
huff@willapabay.org
Towers
Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Raymond, WA

Robert Towers was conscripted into the British Army and fought in the Revolutionary War, stayed in America and married Lucy (Lucinda ?) settled in Richmond,VT, his son Robert married Harriett Bullard lived and died in Vermont, and children were Charles B, and Sidney Irving Towers. In a bio of Charles B. Towers mentions that Robert Towers was from the Orkney's. Would love to hear from anyone connected even remotely to this family.


John Moxness
John@moxness.net
Frisken
Saturday, September 20, 2003

Kelowna British Columbia Canada

Hi; Haven't checked this site for a couple of years and thought it was time to take another look. Thanks for providing this service. JMN


John S Goff
johnsgoff@att.net
Redland, Redlon
Thursday, September 18, 2003

Sierra Madre, California 91024 USA

Am direct decendent of Magnus Redlon, son of Thomas Redland, and am delighted and intimidated by the breadth of information and history in this lineage. Could he ever have imagined the size of the US clan which he begat when coming to Maine over 300 years ago?


Eve Hourston-Wells
eve@castleclassics.co.uk
HOURSTON
Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Perthshire, Scotland

MY HUSBAND AND I ARE TRYING TO TRACE HIS RELATIVES THE 'HOURSTON'S. HIS GREAT GREAT GRAND FATHER WAS CALLED THOMAS HOURSTON AND MOVED FROM THE ISLE OF SKYE TO READING IN BERKSHIRE. WE ASSUME THOMAS WAS ORIGINALLY FROM ORKNEY BUT HAVE NO IDEA WHERE. ALL WE KNOW IS THAT HE WAS MARRIED TO A MISS MARTIN, AND THEIR FIRST CHILD (HAROLD) WAS BORN IN READING IN 1888. SUBSEQUENTLY HAROLD MARRIED A FLORENCE SPACKMAN AND THEIR FIRST CHILD (WILFRED)WAS BORN IN 1915. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION THAT WOULD HELP US, WE WOULD BE PLEASED TO HEAR FROM YOU. THANKS -PS. WE CAME TO ORKNEY ON OUR HONEYMOON AND ITS A FAB PLACE!! MAGICAL !


Merilee Friesen nee Laughton
aefriesen@shaw.ca
Wishart
Monday, September 15, 2003

Vancouver B.C.

My Grandmother Mary Wishart b.1874 married my Grandfather James William Laughton b.1884 son of James Laughton b. 1855 and Ellen Flett I am the eldest daughter of James youngest son William (Alec)Laughton I do not have the names of my Wishart great grandparents and would like to know more about the Wishart family line. I know there is a connection through cousins in Portland Ore.


Bruce Schollie
bruce@schollie.com
Scollay and spelling variants such as Scollie, Schollie, Scolly, etc.
Sunday, September 14, 2003

79 Dunning Close Red Deer AB T4R 2G8 Canada

This site should win an award for being the single most useful site for Orkney and Shetland genealogy. It has been an extremely valuable resource in my research. Thank you a thousand times for compiling such a massive and complete inventory of IGI information.


Sharon Wells
Twoformt@aol.com
Berston, Berstan, Birston
Thursday, September 11, 2003

Hamilton,Mt 59840

I am looking for Magnus and Alexander Berston's(Birston) family. They emmigrated to Manitoba and the Red River Settlement. Both were born in Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands. One in 1770 and the other in 1775



kzakay4202002@yahoo.com
Vaslet
Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Worcester, Ma


Don Hutton
adhutton@chch.planet.org.nz
Guthrie
Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Christchurch New Zealand

Before 1860 my Guthrie forebears lived in Lower Largo, Fifeshire, Scotland where numbers of the menfolk were invloved in maritime occupations. I have recently learned that one probable relation, William Guthrie, left Largo and moved to Yell, Shetland. He and another William who arrived in Shetland later, established a "new" Guthrie branch there. At this stage I have no absolute proof that this branch is related to me but would welcome correspondence with descendants of the Guthries of Mid and South Yell to try to identify where the link may be. The only likely William I have on my database is the younger brother of my 4x great grandfather Walter, son of Robert Guthry (later changed to Guthrie) and Janet Eason of Largo. This William was born in 1753. Thanks for any help.


Rose

Bow, Ryan
Monday, September 01, 2003

Newcastle, Australia

i reckon that its a great thing that you know so much about your family an you've inspired me to research my own.


Derek S. Forbister
dscot82@msn.com
Forbister/Foubister
Friday, August 29, 2003

Canada

I have found two hundred years of forbister's in Canada, but I hit a brick wall in the Orkney Islands, the homeland of my ancestors. Perhaps my name is derived from Foubister, or fobister, or isbister. I am comfused. I have noticed a lot of spelling mistakes in census material. Anyway this site is very good. Please keep up the good work. Derek.


Jeff Westray
mrjwestray@aol.com
Westray; Thomas; Lee; Isbell; Witherspoon
Monday, August 25, 2003

Windsor, Ontario

Thanks for your efforts! This is the most comprehensive listing regarding the Westray surname that I have yet come across. Thanks again for your help!


Barbara Howell-Boyle
bjhowboy@aol.com
Tulloch and Sutherland
Sunday, August 24, 2003

212 Floral Boulevard Floral Park, New York 11001

looking for any information pertaining to Christina Tulloch born 1802 Orkney Island, Scotland. She married David Sutherland. Any information will be very helpful thanks Barbara


Laura Martin
lauramartin5@yahoo.co.uk
Yorston. Hutchison
Sunday, August 24, 2003

Glasgow, Scotland

Researching Charles Yorston & Janet Petrie Hutchison for a friend who is a direct descendant. Would be pleased to hear from any other descendants of this line.


Pauline Hignett
C/O bestdadmwt.net
logie,petrie,harcus,groat,rendall,
Monday, August 18, 2003

Wisconsin U>S>A>

A great website


Elizabeth Towers
musicalbard@netscape.net
Towers,Tours
Monday, August 18, 2003

Oxford Hills,Maine.USA


Paula A. Bibber
pbibber @yahoo.com
BIBBER, FRIEL, RANKENBERG, NELSON
Saturday, August 16, 2003

Concord, New Hampshire USA

Family lore says that Nelson and Rankenberg (Rankenbjerg) ancestors were born in the Shetland Islands, migrated to US and settled in Massachusetts.


tricia gerstenberger
staggy_04@hotmail.com
donaldson dalgleish
Saturday, August 16, 2003

queensland, australia

have found this web site very interesting


Milton Orkney Smith
morkney1@aol.com

Friday, August 15, 2003

Medford,Oregon

Was named after the Orkney Islands.


Milton Orkney Smith
morkney1@aol.com

Friday, August 15, 2003

Medford,Oregon


Nancy Wilson
nonsensely@slacktopia.com
Wilson, Wallace, Fitzgerald, Shoemaker, Stump, Custer, Manges, Coffey
Friday, August 15, 2003

Clarksville, Ohio United States

Great site! Thanks for all your hard work. Wish I could have found something to tie in my Pennsylvania dead-ends... Wm. WILSON ca. 1800, Cambria Co. PA; John WALLACE ca. 1835, Somerset, PA; John CUSTER ca 1731, Lancaster Co., PA. Seems all of these men somehow intertwined with the German Palatinates in SW Pennsylvania, but their origins are unclear.


Flo Scott
Lydia.com@bushinternet.com
Scott
Thursday, August 14, 2003

Newcastle- upon-Tyne,England Newcastle-upon-Tyne,England Newcastle

Hello im looking into my Family tree,i never knew either of my Grandparents on my Dads side,so id like to try to find out more about them.My dad was John Robert Scott ,and he was born in Hexham Northumberland in March 1901.His Dad was William John Scott who was born in Yorkshire in 1876,id like to find out which part of Yorkshire.I dont know who his parents were,so id like to find this out too.My Grandad married Elizabeth Muse whose Family were from Acomb,North,ld.Her Family owned two shops in Broadchare near the market in Hexham,but i cant find any recollection of this,can anyone help please?.My dad had three sons to his first wife Ina,they were Leslie,John,and Ernie,id like to find out if John and Ernie are still alive,they would both be in their 60s or 70s now.Anyone who,d be able to help,please get in touch.Flo Scott


kathy
kaff55@hotmail.com
MAINLAND/LONNBERG
Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Australia

Great Site lots of info. Looking for info on William Ogilvie Mainland? son Leonard Mainland m Ida Lonnberg in North Shields Northumberland.Any morsel accepted. Thanks


William Bigland


Monday, August 11, 2003

Orkney

I am endeavouring to find out details o the Bigland Family who lived in Papa westray in or around the mid 186o's


Sarah Heddle
snields@comcast.net
Heddle
Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Ypsilanti, Michigan to Jacksonville Florida

I am the great great grandaughter of Andrew Heddle. As far as I know he was one of two brothers who came from the Orkney Islands to Godrich Ontario maybe in the 1850's. I can't wait to visit the Orkneys some day.


Darron Robertson
dcrobertson@clear.net.nz
Robertson. Johnstone
Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Hamilton, New Zealand.

My G.G.Father was George Robertson and his wife Jean Johnstone.Supposidly came from Orkney Islands? Went to Canada 1875 where G.Father George was born? Then back to Orkney then onto South Africa. GFather fought in Boer War? then came onto New Zealand and Married my Grandmother. I am unable to confirm anything at all about the Robertsons. Would love any help. Thanx


Alice Miller
email_alice@yahoo.com
Miller/Slater
Sunday, August 03, 2003

Haliburton, ON

I am interested in connecting with anyone who is connected to William Miller c 1/6/1817 and Margaret Slater c 23/8/1818. They had 8 children: William, Margaret, Jessie Goudie, Eliza, James Slater, Catherine, Mary Wishart, Betsy Budge. My great-grandfather was James Slater Miller c 22/12/1854. My father is planning a trip to the Orkney's over the next year and would be interested in speaking with any other descendants. I look forward to hearing any news.


Brittney
Webmaster@bonfromage.zzn.com
Halcrow
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Canada

I am looking for any information at all on the following Names: Joseph Halcrow, born-1820, Birth place unknown Thomas Halcrow, born in stromness? Orkney Island, Scotland. Any information at all would be helpful. Thank you.


Bill Ready
BREADY34@aol.com
Spence, Flett and Cree Indian (Metis)
Friday, July 25, 2003

3214 S.E. Holgate #110 Portland, Oregon 97202

I have enjoyed perusing you site. It is wonderful that you have the time for your compilations. Have a nice day and God Bless Bill Ready Portland, Oregon


James Robert Cormack
Robandsherry@aol.com
Jock cormack, Elizabeth Lambie-wife both of Scotland, grandparents
Thursday, July 24, 2003

119 Harvey St. Beckley, WV 25801


Elizabeth
dueckdave@hotmail.com
SPENCE CROMARTY
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Grand Forks B.C. Canada

My grandfather WILLIAM PATRICK SPENCE was born in Twam county Galway,Ireland, date unknown. He married JANE ELIZABETH CROMARTY,born canberra,Australia, date also unknown. My father RAYMOND PATRICK SPENCE , was born in Leeton , NSW, 28 July 1907. They emigrated from Australia to Canada around 1911/12. Am having difficulty sourcing any records. Would be grateful to receive any information. Great site! Elizabeth Dueck


Deirdre McDougall
deirdremc@bigpond.com
ROBERTSON//CAMERON//MCNICOL
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Mordialloc Melbourne Australia

My ggg's were Archibald ROBERTSON [occupation given as waterman]and Jane CAMERON but I am unable to find their records of B D or M /I know of one son JOHN [Shipwright]his first marriage was pre 1877/ as a widower he marries in Essex 1877 a Catherine MCNICOL/ would like to have info regarding any of the above Deirdre McDougall


Deirdre McDougall
deirdremc@bigpond.com
ROBERTSON//CAMERON//MCNICOL
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Mordialloc Melbourne Australia

My ggg's were Archibald ROBERTSON [occupation given as waterman]and Jane CAMERON but I am unable to find their records of B D or M /I know of one son JOHN [Shipwright]his first marriage was pre 1877/ as a widower he marries in Essex 1877 a Catherine MCNICOL/ would like to have info regarding any of the above Deirdre


Juanita Wagner
ts.wagner@shaw.ca
Gore, Goar, Peace
Sunday, July 20, 2003

Abotsford, British Columbia

Great website. Keep up the good work. Hope to visit Orkney some day.


Ann Balfour
Becky 100 Yahoo.com
Balfour & Barnett
Sunday, July 20, 2003

My father was David Balfour, he had a brother Alex, John, Gordon and a sister Elizabeth. They were born in Vancouver, B. C. Canada and I am very interested in tracing my family roots. If you can offer any assistance please contact me via E-Mail Thanking- you ever so kindly


Bob Brown
bobbrown@alpher.net.au
Swany, Sinclair, Murray
Friday, July 18, 2003

Kingscliff, NSW, Australia

Looking for info re my g(3)gmother Jane SWANY b.1816 Stronsay, father John SWANY, mother Margaret MURRAY. Jane later married William SINCLAIR (details unknown) and both settled and died in Australia. Any info at all re any of these epople would be of assistance.


Bob Brown
bobbrown@alpher.net.au
Swany, Sinclair, Murray
Friday, July 18, 2003

Kingscliff, NSW, Australia

Looking for info re my g(3)gmother Jane SWANY b.1816 Stronsay, father John SWANY, mother Margaret MURRAY. Jane later married William SINCLAIR (details unknown) and both settled and died in Australia. Any info at all re any of these epople would be of assistance.


Bob Brown
bobbrown@alpher.net.au
Swany, Sinclair, Murray
Friday, July 18, 2003

Kingscliff, NSW Australia

My gr(3) grandmother was Jane (IGI says Jean) SWANY, b.1816 Stronsay. Mother Margaret MURRAY, father John SWANY. Jane later married William SINCLAIR, of whom I know absolutely nothing !! Any information at all would be a great help. Keep up the good work, a great site.


Bob Brown
bobbrown@alpher.net.au
Swany, Sinclair, Murray
Friday, July 18, 2003

Kingscliff, NSW Australia

My gr(3) grandmother was Jane (IGI says Jean) SWANY, b.1816 Stronsay. Mother Margaret MURRAY, father John SWANY. Jane later married William SINCLAIR, of whom I know absolutely nothing !! Any information at all would be a great help. Keep up the good work, a great site.


Nora Carlsson and Norah Corsie
nora.carlsson@spray.se
Corsie
Sunday, July 13, 2003

Rönnstigen 31 73160 Valskog Sweden

Corsie, George was my grandfather born on Rousay in 1906. He immigrated to Canada in 1925, died in 1996. I have found some of my roots evening while visiting this site. It's been great. My mother is Norah Mary Corsie is visiting me (from Canada) in Sweden right now. Maybe we'll hear from someone who is related to us? Valskog, Sweden


Nora Carlsson and Norah Corsie
nora.carlsson@spray.se
Corsie
Sunday, July 13, 2003

Rönnstigen 31 73160 Valskog Sweden

Corsie, George was my grandfather born on Rousay in 1906. He immigrated to Canada in 1925, died in 1996. I have found some of my roots evening while visiting this site. It's been great. My mother is Norah Mary Corsie is visiting me (from Canada) in Sweden right now. Maybe we'll hear from someone who is related to us? Valskog, Sweden


Nora Carlsson and Norah Corsie
nora.carlsson@spray.se
Corsie
Sunday, July 13, 2003

Rönnstigen 31 73160 Valskog Sweden

Corsie, George was my grandfather born on Rousay in 1906. He immigrated to Canada in 1925, died in 1996. I have found some of my roots evening while visiting this site. It's been great. My mother is Norah Mary Corsie is visiting me (from Canada) in Sweden right now. Maybe we'll hear from someone who is related to us? Valskog, Sweden


Rick Wards
rick.wards@shaw.ca
Wards Findlater Kirkton Mathers
Saturday, July 12, 2003

Calgary AB Canada

This updates a previous entry. Looking for Info on Wards of Sanday and Fordoun. I know the following: My gg-grandparents: Thomas Wards (b1811) and Helen --(b1806) of Sanday Orkney. Children: Elisabeth, Thomas and James. James Wards was born in 1840 at Backaskail Sanday Orkney. James Wards married Mary Findalter in 1869 at Fordoun Sct. Mary's parents were John Findlater and Catherine Kirkton. Children: William, John, James, Catherine and Emma. Nothing is know of John, Catherine and Emma. William married Christina Mathers of Marykirk Sct. William, Christina and his brother James emigrated to Canada c1809. Children of James and Christina: Richard, James, Marion and Douglas (my father). They lived at Straiton B.C. Canada. Any info would be appreciated.


Rick Wards
rick.wards@shaw.ca
Wards Findlater
Saturday, July 12, 2003

Calgary AB Canada

This updates a previous entry. Looking for Info on Wards of Fordoun and Sanday. Now nkow the folowing: Thomas and Hellen Wards of Sanday Orkney James,


Walter Custer
wcuster@mindspring.com
Cursiter, Wallace, Drever, Turfus, Muir
Friday, July 11, 2003

92 Spindrift Close The Sea Ranch, CA 95497 USA

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Judy Friend
judyfriend@slingshot.co.nz
MUIR
Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Takapuna Auckland NZ

Interested in William and Ann Muir who supposedly emmigrated to NZ approx.late 1850's.1851 census shows still at Warrenhall on Eday,2 children at that time also Ann and William.Not known when or where they arrived .William snr. father was also William who married Margaret Swannay in North Ronaldsay and in 1832 they went to live at "warrenhall" on Eday.Any info welcome


Judy Friend
judyfriend@slingshot.co.nz
MUIR
Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Takapuna. Auckland New Zealand>


NORMAN STEWART WINTEMUTE
NORMANWS@SBCGLOBAL.NET
STEWART
Wednesday, July 09, 2003

BRENTWOOD CALIFORNIA USA

MY MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME WAS STEWART. HER GRANDFATHER, JAMES STEWART, CAME TO CANADA IN 1851 TO WORK FOR THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY. ON THE 30TH OF JULY 1907 AT AGE 81 HE WROTE A FAMILY HISTORY, WHICH I HAVE COPIED FOR SIX PAGES ON MY COMPUTER. SOME OF THE DATES GIVEN AGREE WITH YOUR RECORDS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY I COULD SEND IT AS AN ATTACHMENT TO YOUR E MAIL NORMAN STEWART WINTEMUTE


Fred L:illie
lilliefl@bigpond.com
Moodie, Mudie
Sunday, July 06, 2003

Burpengary, Queensland, Australia

Researching family connections which migrated from the Orkney's in the late 1800's or prior. Family members went to USA, Canada and South Africa. Also interested in any decendents from the Mudie family which I believe originated from Norway.


Brian StuaRT
bhstuart@ihug.co.nz
Craigie & Marwick
Saturday, July 05, 2003

Wellington, New Zealand

A very useful site


Alexandra Richter
muskwa@shaw.ca
Garrick-Munro Kirkwall and St.Ola
Friday, July 04, 2003

Fanny Bay B.C. Canada

Looking for information on Charles Garrick and wife Ann Munro They had 6 or 7 children Their daughter Betsy(Elizabeth?) was my grandmother born, I think, about 1862 Kirkwall and St.Ola I have no information at all so hope someone can help me


Roger Hollyman
s.hollyman@sympatico.ca
Balfour
Thursday, July 03, 2003

Canada

This is a great site and a great service to all with Orkney roots, thank you for maintaining this valuable resource. My great great grandfather was Murdoch Balfour. Murdoch left the Orkneys before 1840 and married Alice Bamber in Poulton le Fylde (Blackpool). He was probably a mariner and we are interested in hearing from any relatives. s.hollyman@sympatico.ca


pauline waring


Wednesday, July 02, 2003

stafford england

i just love scotland and i want very much to vsit the okneys


Trudy (Margaret) McCracken
judemac1933@hotmail.com
Marwick
Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Powell River British Columbia Canada

My mother was born in Evie , still have reletives living in Stromness, Kirkwall


Arthur Harvey Eunson
eunson@copper.net
Eunson
Saturday, June 28, 2003

1007 Raintree Dr. Apollo Pa. 15613 USA

Would enjoy getting in touch with any descendants of William Strong Eunson, born at Brews, Fair Isle in June of 1864. "Old Bill" was chronicled in a book, "A Pioneer of the Fishing Industry", written by Jerry Eunson in 1958. I am a great grandson and have had the opportunity to visit Scotland but have never had the chance to travel to Orkney. Thank you.


Robert Garson
garsonr@westman.wave.ca
Garson, Fiddler, Flett
Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Interesting site, thanks


Karyn Turner (nee Kirkness)
btandkt@xtra.co.nz
Kirkness
Saturday, June 21, 2003

New Zealand

My father - Maxwell Robert Gowans Kirkness - looking for his family. I know he was born in New Zealand. His Father was Robert Kirkness, his mother was Agnes Butters (I think). Agnes' family came from the Glasgow area (I believe). My grandfather's (Robert) family came from the Orkney Islands. Any help with the Kirkness link would be appreciated.


Mark Scott
mk.k8@xtra.co.nz
Scott
Thursday, June 19, 2003

Dunedin, New Zealand

I thinking of starting a family tree, my family have said my great or grandfather emigrated from the Orkney Islands, but I waiting for his full name before starting the search


Margaret Sanford
mjsanford722@hotmail.com
MALCOLM, STUART, LEITH
Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Bradenton, Florida, USA

Please note these corrections to previous message: William MALCOLM was born in 1750. His brother, John MALCOLM served as minister of Firth and Stenness from 1785 to 1807. Thanks.


Margaret Sanford
mjsanford722@hotmail.com
MALCOLM, STUART, LEITH
Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Bradenton, Florida, USA

My gggGrandfather, WILLIAM MALCOLM (b.1786), was a brother to JOHN MALCOLM who was minister of Firth and Stenness from 1705 - 1807. I believe he(John) was married to KATHERINE SINCLAIR. They had two sons, JOHN and WILLIAM, who was subsequently minister of Firth and Stenness from 1807 - 1843, and minister of the Free Church of Firth 1843 - 1857. I am particularly interested in finding information about the parents of the elder set of Malcolm brothers. I just discovered your wonderful website, and would love to visit Orkney one day!


Myra Howie
mphowie.edinburgh@virgin.net
Guthrie, Peterson, Mathewson, Jamieson
Monday, June 16, 2003

Edinburgh

Loved the site- amazing source of information, but how come there are no Jamiesons. From what I've heard there are masses of them in Shetland.


Myra Howie


Monday, June 16, 2003


Bill Stockand
stocky@telus.net
Stockand
Monday, June 16, 2003

Revelstoke, B.C Canada V0E2S0

Read with interest the many names, I wish to add one more GEORGE STOCKAND born <1834> in Scotland (verbal history says in the Orkney Islands) I believe he married a Catherine but I do not know if it was in Canada 0r not, I am fairly sure that his oldest child,Willie, was born in Canada and he was 24 at the time of the 1881 Canadian census, so that wopuld mean that George would not have arrived in Canada after <l855> Any leads would be Greatly appreciated Bill


Dwayne Firth
dfirth1673@rogers.com
Firth
Sunday, June 15, 2003

Moncton, New Brunswick Canada

Does anyone know who I could contact to get a history of the parish of Firth? I am also interested in finding out if the Firth surname is native to the Orkney Islands or if someone of that last name emigrated from Scotland or England to start a family line in this area. I am attempting to put to rest a debate regrading this surname which some solid facts. Thanks! :)


Rob
robbriggs73@hotmail.com
NEWLANDS
Friday, June 13, 2003

statford-upon-avon England

Am currently doing some research on a branch of the Newlands family and have come to a dead end, so was hoping that someone out there would be able to offer some further information. The Newland i am researching is Alexander Newlands:- born Stornaway in JULY 1903 His mother was one Williamina McFie, born in Orkney to Helen and William Newlands. Helen Newlands was from Stromness in Orkney. Would be grateful for any information on this family no matter how small. Would appreciate if you could email any information you may have to me. Thank you !! Rob.


Faye White
a+fwhite@kos.net
Goar
Monday, June 09, 2003

Inverary Ontario

My Gr Gr Grandfather was believed to have come from the Orkney Islands, his name was David Dixon Goar, age 40 in the 1871 cencus and lived in Bruce District of Ontario then. Looking for name of his first wife and the mother of his children. So he was born at about 1831 and I would like to know if he has relatives in the Orkney Islands now.


Peter Voy
petevoy@msn.com
Voy
Sunday, June 01, 2003

El Dorado Hills, CA US

I understand that Voy was a common surname years ago in the Orkney Islands. My Voy relatives, Michael Voy come over to the United States in the 1800s and settled in Oconto Wisconsin. He may have come by way of Ireland. Can anyone share any information regarding the Voy name?


anne heggie
hanne510@hotmail.com
petrie
Sunday, June 01, 2003

livingston scotland

can anyone please give me some info about the address Lenigar in the district of South Ronaldsay as my great grandparents were living there at the 1881 census. they were alexander petrie aged41 his wife margaret nee duncan aged35 and their children alexander 13 lizzie 5 isabella 9 margaret ann 7(my grandmother)mary 3 peter 11 and william 15. thanks


anne heggie
hanne510@hotmail.com
petrie duncan leith and gutcher
Sunday, June 01, 2003

livingston scotland

very interesting,well presented and informative site.


Lorraine Clift
clift@paradise.net.nz
McLellan
Saturday, May 31, 2003

Wellington ' New Zealand

Love your new site it's fantastic. I have been researching the McLellan family and seek information on Peter Mclellan who left Orkney 1869? and went to Rhode Island possibly with his wife Mary?(nee Hay)I believe he died in 1901.He left an illegitimate son in Orkney also named Peter (mother's name Jane Guthrie) Would love to hear from any one who knows of this branch of my family. Regards Lorraine Clift


Jennifer Hooper
hooperjennifer@hotmail.com
Spence
Thursday, May 29, 2003

Nottingham, England originally from Toronto, Canada

Looking for information regarding a PETER FOLSTER SPENCE born on December 28 in either 1854 or 1855 in Evie or Birsay areas. Father was JOHN SPENCE and mother I believe was ANN(E)MILLER. Also looking for information regarding a farm called EASTABIST in the Evie/Birsay area that was PETER FOLSTER SPENCE's home as a child.


sarah cormack
sarah.cormack@ntlworld.com
Cormack
Monday, May 26, 2003

linclonshire

i would really like to find out about my ancestors i now my great grandfather was called robert cormack can anyone help me it would be very appreicated thanks


sarah cormack
sarah.cormack@ntlworld.com
i was trying to find some family history
Monday, May 26, 2003

Grimsby N.E Linclonshire

brilliant website must have took alot of work i really enjoyed reading it


Sarah Cormack
sarah.cormack@ntlworld.com
i was trying to trace my family history
Monday, May 26, 2003

Grimsby N.e Lincolnshire

brilliant web site must have taken lot of hard work


suzanne (sanday) Camarillo
smc1949@aol.com
sanday
Wednesday, May 21, 2003

La Coste Tx usa

I was reading some of the things it was interesting and sure they aren't related to us have cousin doing geneology on our family sanday and traced them to Germania its very interesting. i love reading about the family we didn't really know and how they got here. suzy


Robert Swannie
robert.swannie@verizon.net
Swannie
Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Murrieta, CA USA

I am researching the ancestors of William Swannie born in 1833 and the location of his birth.


Margaret Cooper (nee Corsie)
maggiec@hawaii.rr.com

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Honolulu, Hawaii

Aloha from Hawaii: This is just to say Hi to my friends in Orkney. I check the web site every week or so. It sure has become popular.


Dan Cusiter
d2127791@cwnet.com

Monday, May 19, 2003

Redding, CA 96002


Donna J. Gibson
dgibson47@msn.com
LLOYD - KAYLOR - SHOVLIN - COLVIN - SHUCK - GIBSON
Sunday, May 18, 2003

WV.-VA.- OH.- Tenn - FL

John LLOYD b. 1800's WV?VA His wife: Elizabeth Jane SHOVLIN b. 1800's WV?VA. They are the parents of Andrew Sterling LLOYD b.1883WV. Andrew's Wife:Olive "Ollie" Elizabeth KAYLOR - COLVIN b.1890 WV. Ollie's Parents are: John KAYLOR b. 1800's & Josephine "Josie" Shuck b. 1879 WV. Josie step-Father was George COLVIN b.? OH Andrew & Ollie were my Grand Parents. They were born, lived and died in southern region of WV. Mostly in the Raliegh Co.area. The had a daughter named Pauline Lorraine Lloyd b.1919 WV and she married John Roby GIBSON Jr b.1919 WV. They were my parents


Isla Rigby
mikeandisla@ukonline.co.uk
COSTIE, BAIN
Sunday, May 18, 2003

Lancashire,England

I would like to hear from anyone with Costie connections, I have lots of Costie info. Also interested to hear from anyone with information on Alexander or Cameron Bain who both moved to Tyneside


connie bailey
conniebailey2@yahoo.ca
Cormack
Saturday, May 17, 2003

kelowna,B.C, Canada

Grandmother was born Isabelle Cormack in the 18 hundreds


connie bailey
conniebailey2@yahoo.ca
Cormack
Saturday, May 17, 2003

kelowna,B.C, Canada

Grandmother was born Isabelle Cormack in the 18 hundreds


connie bailey
conniebailey2@yahoo.ca
Cormack
Saturday, May 17, 2003

kelowna,B.C, Canada

Grandmother was born Isabelle Cormack in the 18 hundreds


Daniel


Friday, May 16, 2003

Norway

Hello!! i've been in Orkney!!! we had to take ferry!!!!


Bill Miller
billandbreda@glenmanna.freeserve.co.uk
Various.
Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Stronsay, Orkney.

Anyone interested in relatives from Stronsay, give me a call and I will try to assist. Very good site.


kennth john grant
kgrant38@hotmail.com
grant
Monday, May 12, 2003

trail britishcolumbia canada

grandparent's on fathers side born in scotland


John Lavallee
j-lavallee@excite.com
Stove and Flett
Friday, May 09, 2003

Box 3377 Nipawin, SK SOE 1EO Canada

I am looking for any family photographs of John Stove, born October 10, 1826 in Grimbister who's parish was of Firth and Stenness, Orkney. His parents were John and Margaret(Flett) Stove. John went to Canada in 1850 as an HBC employee in the Cumberland District of western Canada in present day north-east Saskatchewan, in which I live. I would also appreciate anyone who would be interested in sharing their family tree beyond John Stove's parents. Thank You. John Lavallee, U of S student


John Lavallee
j-lavallee@excite.com
Stove and Flett
Friday, May 09, 2003

Box 3377 Nipawin, SK SOE 1EO Canada

I am looking for any family photographs of John Stove, born October 10, 1826 in Grimbister who's parish was of Firth and Stenness, Orkney. His parents were John and Margaret(Flett) Stove. John went to Canada in 1850 as an HBC employee in the Cumberland District of western Canada in present day north-east Saskatchewan, in which I live. I would also appreciate anyone who would be interested in sharing their family tree beyond John Stove's parents. Thank You. John Lavallee, U of S student


John Lavallee
j-lavallee@excite.com
Stove, and Flett
Friday, May 09, 2003

Box 3377 Nipawin, Sk SOE 1EO Canada

I would like to know anyone who is a decendant of John Stove, born in 1826, who's parents are John Stove and Margaret Flett of Grimbister, Orkney. I would especially appreciate any photos or feedback of anyone who would have such information.


John Lavallee
j-lavallee@excite.com
Stove, and Flett
Friday, May 09, 2003

Box 3377 Nipawin, Sk SOE 1EO Canada

I would like to know anyone who is a decendant of John Stove, who's parents are John Stove and Margaret Flett of Grimbister, Orkney. I would especially appreciate any photos or feedback of anyone who would have such information.


Brooke Spencer nee COPLAND
bspencer78@msn.com
COPLAND/RIDDEL/BRIDGEFORD?BURNETT/TOUGH
Thursday, May 08, 2003

Adelaide, South Australia Australia

Hi i've just started tracing my family tree and this site was usggested to me. If any one can help with information in regards to any of these names, but particularly COPLAND I would love to hear from them Brooke


Dave Perks
banjo046@sympatico.ca
Manson, Corrigal, Carrick , Fotheringham, Geekie
Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Hamilton, Ontario. Canada

Loking for any one with connections to the above names.


Karen Ham
Karen4ev@hotmail.com
Bedford
Wednesday, May 07, 2003

1261 Northbrook Street, Oshawa Ontario, Canada

I am looking for my ancestors. They are from Bedfordshire England. My great grandfather was Donald Bedford born in 1842. My grandfather born in 1874. I would apprieciate any information from anyone. Thanks



gloian@yahoo.com
CORDOVA
Sunday, May 04, 2003

#083 lopez jaena st. nagcarlan, laguna philippines 14951-105 ave, surrey bc v3r1r8

i just moved here in canada last feb 2003 and found out that there is cordova st in vancouver. cordova is my maiden name and i`m just wondering if cordova here in canada has any relation to cordova in the philippines. i would be very glad to hear from you soon..thank you


Edward W Drevar Jr
ewdj@msn.com
Drevar
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Orlando Florida USA

I just want to thank you for all your hard work.


Jacek
ezekiel.rage@gazeta.pl
Travelling & Sailing
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Warsaw Poland

I always wanted to visit Orkney Islands. I hope that this year my dream will come true :-)


Cheryl White
woodchip@dcsi.net.au
Smith/Allan/Gordie
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Fish Creek Australia

Very helpful. I am researching Benjamin Smith married Margaret Allan, their son John Allan Smith(born South Ronaldsay) is my g g grandfather who came to Australia


Charles Edward Bailey
Sgtpreston10@comcast.net
Munroe ,Robertson And Bailey
Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Billerica Massachusetts 01862 U S A

I would like to find out about my grand father Alexander Munroe From Thurso Went down to Galashiels Married my Grand mother who was a Robertson from Galashiels .Had adaughter Penlopie Nicolson in 1902.In 1912they came to the United States and lived in Alston a part of Boston Massachusetts . Where she married George William Bailey After world war #1 about 1921.I like your page i keep coming back to it .


allen wright sims
asims@peoplepc.com
allan --------- fergus
Tuesday, April 29, 2003

1000 Legacy Walk Woodstock, Georgia,USA

westray and papa westray


Debbie Custis
ourspoof@aol.com
Bain, Hugh or Mary
Monday, April 28, 2003

6160 Nelson Place SW Albany, OR 97321


Tara Works
works@skrow.com
WORK/WORKS
Sunday, April 27, 2003

San Bruno, CA

Hello. Thanks for your site. I am doing a complete surname search on the WORK/WORKS.


Lou Kabel
aspenkabel@hotmail.com
Sinclair & McKay
Saturday, April 26, 2003

Canada

We were in the Orkneys for the first time October 2002. What a wonderful place. We stayed at Miller's House B&B, great people. I found my great grandfather's ( Baikie Sinclair ) twin sister's ( Frances Sinclair McKay ) grave in Orphir cemetery. Had a great time, we will be back.


Felicity Robinson
CPFCRobinson@AOL.com
BORWICK/BURNIE/HUNTER/FIDLER/COULSTON
Friday, April 25, 2003

Buckinghamshire,England

Primarily researching BORWICK ancestors. JOHN Borwick married 25.4.1785 Stenness to Margaret Burnie. Their children were Margaret, Robert, Ann, HUGH, Magnus and Peter, all born Stenness. HUGH born 1792 married Catherine Hunter/ow, had 6 children in Stromness (John, Helen, Margaret, Jessie, Ann, Isabella). Happy to share any info.


Ian Buchanan
ian.idbuchanan@BTopenworld.com
Robertson
Monday, April 21, 2003

Rickmansworth Herts

I have researched my Buchanan family line and am now turning to my mothers family, Robertson. My Grandfather, James Robertson born 1881, used to talk about Orkney and Evie but I am not sure if he and his brothers David and Charles were born there or not. He told me that if I looked in the Church yard in Evie I would find a line of Jamed Robertsons all of whom had been Session Clerk. Your site is helpful in showing a number of James Robertson's in Evie - I think a visit is called for. Thanks for all your work, Ian


james young
youngs 71@msn.com
young
Thursday, April 17, 2003

blantyre scotland

any surviving relatives of my late uncle james young emigrated to ontario Can,1940s from Blantyre Scotland


Charles Edgar Peace
Cpeace99268@cs.com
Peace
Saturday, April 12, 2003

2746 Rita Cir. Valdosta, GA 31601 USA

I was just looking to See were the Orkney Island was and found this site. Had learned that this island was were lot of the peaces came from. Charles Peace


Sean M Spence
Agentx79@mail.com

Saturday, April 12, 2003

Vancouver,Washington USA


June Gibson Holbrook
hascrafts@aol.com
Muir, Kaylor, Colvin, Lloyd


Sarasota, FL USA

Interested in finding more on my grandmother and her siblings. Her name: OLLIE ELIZABETH KAYLOR LLOYD. born.. 02 Nov 1890 death..06 Feb 1963 Parents: JOHN and JOSIE_____? Kaylor. After JOHN KAYLOR died in the line of duty as Sheriff of Raleigh County, West Virginia. JOSIE married GEORGE S. COLVIN. In the late 1940s or early 1950s, I remember them living in OHIO. This is OLLIE'S siblings: ROXIE KAYLOR MUIR, BEA(BEATRICE?)KAYLOR OR COLVIN, LEONARD COLVIN, MABEL COLVIN. If anyone has information on this family, please let me know. Thanks a lot. June


mary finnemore
mfinnemore@
merriman, batchelder, finnemore
Friday, April 04, 2003

Des Moines, Iowa USA

I'm looking for info about my great great grandmother mary merriman. she came from Scotland to St. Catharine, Ontario. married john batchelder. their children settled in the state of maine usa.


Dawn Larsen
magmor@telusplanet.net
Henderson
Monday, March 31, 2003

Gadsby, Alberta, Canada

Looking for any information on Samuel and Peter Henderson, listed in the 1827 Red River Census as from Orkney. Samuel Henderson I think was from Kirkwall and St. Ola. Christened 26, April 1787. Born in 1785, I think. Father of Samuel is listed as William Henderson, and mother as Jannet Gunn. I don't know if these two were brothers or not. Any help would be appreciated.


Nick Hyde
nicholas@n-hyd.demon.co.uk
Mowat
Monday, March 31, 2003

Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

I am looking for any connections in Caithness and/or Orkney for Capt Patrick Mowat b,c 1712. d, 05/05/1790 and his son I Believe to be Capt Henry Mowat b,c 1734. d,11/04/1798. Both served in the Royal Navy. Any help would be most appreciated.


Jill Jury
juryfam@ihug.co.nz
Malcolm McDonald
Monday, March 31, 2003

Auckland New Zealand

Would Pauline Payne, who wrote in your guest book in 2001, contact me. I tried to send her some information, but her e-mail address didn't work. My ggrandfather was William Malcolm born July 1838 in Stromness. I have some information about his parents William Malcolm and Jean (Jane) McDonald.


Jan
dudley.clist@btinternet.com
Burnham/Bonin/Duquette/Coryer US and Canada
Sunday, March 30, 2003

UK

Would appreciate any infornation on the above from North Hero Vermont. Rouses Point New York, and Lacolle de St Bernard Quebec. Many Thanks Jan


michelle curry
leroys89@hotmail.com
Johnston,Mowatt,Spence
Saturday, March 29, 2003

wanganui New Zealand

Fantastic site, came accross it my mistake. Looking for relations from Birsay. Husbands Grandmother is Mary Anne Taylor Spence b 1882, Grandfather? is George William Johnston b 1878, married in 1901 and settled in New Zealand are looking for the Johnston and Spence sides mainly.


shirley wake
jams@senet.com.au
dinnison
Saturday, March 29, 2003

trott park south austalia

Have found my ancestors on your site - thank you


Mary S McGilvray
msmcgilvray@hotmail.com
Davidson, Flett, Knarston, Willison, Sinclair, McKenzie
Monday, March 24, 2003

Scotland

Looking for any connections on the following names: Edward Davidson married Isabella Sinclair: Date ? Son - James born 1782(married Stewart Willison) died 1868 Shaw? Brebister and 1861 Slack, Brebister, Hoy. children: James born 1806, Stewart(F)b 1808, Robert b 1810, Barbara b 1814 (married James McKenzie), Ann b 1816 (married Robert McKenzie) Isabella b 1820 and Isaac b 1812. Isaac Davidson (married Barbara Flett)1841 Hoy. Son James born 1843(married Catherine Knarston)1871 children: John, James & Georgina) Isabella Davidson born 1844(married Harry Mowat)1879, Isaac b 1846, Ann Flett b 1851 and George 1849, Betsy Stewart b 1853.


Linda Hepburn
avrobaby@hypermax.net.au
Matheson
Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Rosewood Queensland Australia Q4340

James Matheson, my Scottish ggrandfather was born in 1860. We know little about him, except he was fostered by a Forsyth family and lived in Argyllshire. Among his belongings was found a photo by Charles Spence titled 'Three young men taken at Lerwick'. Family anecdotes suggest a relationship to James Matheson of Matheson Jardine. Any links very much appreciated.


Dan Cristian Sonfalean
dsonfalean@yahoo.com
vallion
Saturday, March 15, 2003

6134 north kenmore,Chicago,il,U.S.

vallion family history research interested people please contact me.


Lois G. Ferguson
grannydragon7@hotmail.com
Ferguson
Saturday, March 15, 2003

Regina, Saskatchewan Canada

Looking for Grandfathers Kin, his Name was Humble, he had 2 sisters Jean and Jessie and we think 2 brothers, 1 by the name of John, the other unknowen. Grandpa Ferguson father was John Ferguson, and his mothers maiden name was Rousay. The closest I can find for any Fergusons on the Orkney Islands is Fergus. We know that the Ferguson!s landed in Ontario, then moved west to Saskatchewan, settling in an area they named Orcadia,that they named after thier homeland Orkney. That is about 7 miles west of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Any and all information will be greatly apprciated. By the way, Grandpa Ferguson, was the only one to have any children, (3) my father, uncle and aunt. That is to say that we know of, if there is a skeleton or two in the closet, thats O.K. too. For years we have always wanted information about the Ferguson Clan, BEFORE grandpa!s time, His parents, grandparents, etc., etc. Thanking you in advance for your understanding and co-operation. Hopefull: Lois Gayle Ferguson..


Pat Doubleday
dblday@ij.net
Marwick
Thursday, March 13, 2003

Clearwater, Fl. USA

I am the Granddaughter of David Inkster Marwick and would like to know the origin of the Marwick name. I would appreciate any information you can send me. Thank you. Pat Doubleday


Eloise Parker
eparker@zoominternet.net
Cavett Burton Conner and Mary Ann Tolley
Thursday, March 13, 2003

Rising Sun, Maryland

who ever put the information on the page got my dad's middle initial wrong, every thing else seems right, but if they did not know they should not have put it on there.


derek s. forbister
dscot82@msn.com
Forbister and Ballenden or Ballendine
Thursday, March 13, 2003

Vancouver, BC., Canada

Not having much luck. May need to do more research on my end.


BRIDGET HOWARD
bridgeth@maine.rr.com
Buchanan, Reid,
Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Biddeford, Maine usa

These are the surnames of my Scottish Ancestors


Dave Mitchell
mitch@pixie.co.za
Sinclair or St. Clair & variants
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Cape Town South Africa P. O. Box 276 Rondebosch 7701 South Africa

Hi there. Has anyone ever come across the forenames "Kennett/Kennet/Kenet" (M) or "Malvina" (F) in the Orkneys, especially among the Sinclairs. If so, please contact me -- I am researching the line of Kennett Sinclair born ca. 1750. Sincerely Dave Mitchell


Sandra Folster
cottamcamper@kelcom.igs.net
Folster, Flaws, Calder, Swanson, Manson, Stevenson
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Cottam, Ontario, Canada

This site has been very helpful so far. Thankyou.


MCINTOSH
mpeters@xcelco.on.ca
MCINTOSH/MACINTOSH/MACKINTOSH
Saturday, March 08, 2003

ont. canada

I HAVE GENEALOGY OF THE MCINTOSH FAMILIES FROM 1600, 1700 AND 1800'S with all entries TO CANADA AND USA. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT mpeters@xcelco.on.ca


Larry R. Lowden
llowden@axion.net
Corrigall
Friday, March 07, 2003

North Vancouver B.C. Canada

I have visited this site a few times now and am quite impressed. Its a lot of very good work. Many thanks to those who work on it. I am looking for any contact who may help me find out any info on Catharine Corrigall, my G G Grandmother who married my G. G. Grandfather Alexander Lowden, a Presbyterian minister, on the 15th May 1841 in Harray Orkney. Any comments, advice info or help would be greatly appreciated. Larry Lowden


Leonard R. Noakes
Noakesl@tcc.on.ca
Sangster, Manson,Bruce, Simpson , Omand, Sinclair
Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Hensall, Ontario, Canada

An interesting site, I shal be back one day.


Charles Edward Bailey
sgtpreston10@sbcglobal.net
Munroe,Robertson and Bailey.
Monday, March 03, 2003

North Billerica Massachusetts U.S.A,

My Grandfather Alexander Munroe was born in Thurso,I don't know what year,He had brother Robert,After he left Thurso he went to Galashields.I believe he was a house painter and gardener,There he met Helen Robertsonand they were married May 1902.They had a daughter Penlopie Nicolson ,They came to the U S A.in 1912,They lived in Alston a part of Boston,and the daughters name was changed to Ellen Munroe .Some time after World War #1. She met and Married George William Bailey.They moved to Cambridge Mass Were they had five Children. Alexander Munroe Bailey,Robert ,George W,Charles E. And Mary Jean, You Have a Very Nice Page C,E, Bailey


Charles Edward Bailey
sgtpreston10@sbcglobal,net
Munroe Robert And Alexander From Thurso
Sunday, March 02, 2003

North Billerica Massachusetts01862-1430 U S A

I like your page very much I would like to know about Helen Robertson In Galashields Scotland who had daughter March 10 1902. her name was Penlopie Nicolson Robertson, Her mother Helen Robertson Married Alexander Munroe house painter from Thurso They were Married in Galashields In May 1902,From what i understand they came to U S A in 1912?


Marj Campbell (nee) Fotheringham
Marjnrc@gbronline.com
Shearer, Fotheringham,Cunningham
Sunday, March 02, 2003

texas

This site is great!! My Fotheringhame's are from stronsay.


Marj Campbell (nee) Fotheringham
Marjnrc@gbronline.com
Shearer, Fotheringham,Cunningham
Sunday, March 02, 2003

texas

This site is great!!


Sheila Dean
sheila@dean5373.freeserve.co.uk
McKenzie
Friday, February 28, 2003

Aberdeen, Scotland

Looking for anscestors of my father's family from Westerbister, St Marys, Holm


jan mcFarlane
jmcf@austarnet.com.au
Foubister
Thursday, February 27, 2003

Gold Coast, Queensland

I'm researching a Robert Foubister born in Deerness Kirkwall,Orkney(1856). He immigrated to South Australia. He would have been about 22 yrs old. His ship the Largo Bay arrived in 1878. I have no Idea which family to research in his area of origin as there seems to be so many. Can anyone help. regards Jan


Ian Garrioch
thegarriochs@hotmail.com

Thursday, February 27, 2003

39 Canowie Rd Jindalee 4074 Brisbane Australia

c orrection to e-mail address greatgrandfather was oliver garrioch of Sanday


Ian Garrioch
the garriochs@msn.com
Garrioch / Garrick
Wednesday, February 26, 2003

39 Canowie road Jindalee 4074 Brisbane Qld. Australia


Edna Mill
egmill@shaw.ca
Johnston & Gorrie
Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Johnston/Gorrie. My great grandfather died at sea April 6, 1876, working on the Ship "Albertine" leaving his wife Mary (nee Gorrie, married March 4, 1859 in Birsay) with 7 small children: William B.Dec.18,1859,Thomas B. Oct.25,1864 Mary B. Nov.5,1866, Charlotte B. Dec.13,1867, Peter B. Nov.22,1869, James B. Nov.4,1871, John B. Aug.27,1874. Any information on any of these people would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Edna


Karen
PACKWHI1@LIVJM.AC.UK
TULLOCH
Wednesday, February 19, 2003

I am looking for my grandfather, edmund tulloch from the shetland isles. all i know is that he may have canadian relations and relations in inverness where he met my grandmother before she went to england.


ronald groat
geraldine.groat@ntlworld.com
donns
Wednesday, February 19, 2003

swindon wilts england

very interested about tracing my groat history. my father john alexander groat b. 402.1913 d. 8.5.99 hwe was born in donnath, suthenshire, scotland. he moved as a young child to heather inn, thumster nr wick in caithness. my grandmother isobella donn and grandfathers name was neil groat if u have any information i would very interested to find out more. thankyou. mr r groat


Louise Scollay
miss_bressa_85@talk21.com
Scollays of Scollay Square
Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Edinburgh

Hello, I'm doing an investigation on SCOLLAY SQUARE at jewel & esk valley college. I am desperately seeking information on John Scollay who left Orkney for Boston. I can only find VERY limited information. If you have ANY information ANYTHING AT ALL i would be very grateful, please drop me a line no matter how litte information you have. thank you Louise


Andy Ellis
andy.ellis@ellisclan.freeserve.co.uk
Strang
Tuesday, February 18, 2003

27 Dog Lane Amington Tamworth Staffordshire England B77 4AH

I have an ancestor called Ann(ie) Strang born about 1814 in Sanday. I have looked through the surnames on your website and cannot find a reference to this one. Can you suggest where I could look or do you think my information is wrong? I would appreciate any help you could give me, Best Regards Andy Ellis


Jason Kirkness
jasonkirkness@bigpond.com
KIRKNESS
Monday, February 17, 2003

Sydney AUSTRALIA

I have found this site to be the most useful for my search of the KIRKNESS family.


Michael B. Ward
mbward51@earthlink.net
Ward; Robert Grant Ward
Sunday, February 16, 2003

Woodland Park Colorado, USA

a very useful web site easy to navigate. I am interested in information about Robert Grant Ward who became an Minister for the Church of England in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. There is a conflict in his place of birth. One record says he was born 1803 on Hoy Island, the second says in Sanday. Anyu help would be appreciated


Ronald A. Spence Sr.
popspence@hotmail.com
Spence
Sunday, February 16, 2003

Cincinnati, Ohio. U.S.A.

Very complete and informative. Thank you for sharing such a great website......... Ron Spence..........


Don Simpson
dsimpster@sympatico.ca
Simpson,Bremner,Robson
Sunday, February 16, 2003

Paris Ontario Canada

Looking for any info on John Simpson(Simson)born in Canisbay,most likely Stroma in 1805.He married Elizabeth Bremner in the mid 1820's.They had one son that I know of,John born 1826.Wife Elizabeth and son John show up in Brims,Walls,Orkney in the 1841 census.Does anyone know when John Sr. died and if they had anymore children.Thanks in advance. Don Simpson


Peter Linklater Isbister
isbister@a1.com.au
Isbister, Linklater, Flett
Saturday, February 15, 2003

12 Wilona Av Greenwich NSW 2065 Australia

Thank you for such comprehensive Information. I am looking for James Munro Linklater 1809 Kirkwall


Barbara Ruth
barbzwire@elp.rr.com
Michael, Michal, Mitchell, Michal, Fraser
Sunday, February 09, 2003

4900 Olmos Lane El Paso, Texas 79922 USA

I am looking for my Michael ancestors whom I believe may have been from the Orkney Isles and come down to the Portmahomack, Tarbatness and Tain areas of Scotland. Is there anyone who has done any extensive research on the Michael name? My great-grandmother was Williamina Michael born in 1851 in Dingwall to William Michael and Helen MacDonald. William was the son of James Michael and Janet Munro. William Michael was born 14 DEc. 1796 and died 10 Dec 1879. I would assume that James Michael was born about 1771 in the northern part of Scotland or around the Kiltearn areas. Thank you, Barbara


Alicia McLean
alicia.mclean@btopenworld.com
Drever
Sunday, February 09, 2003

Port Seton, East Lothian

Hello My father-in-law, William McLean, is looking for an old school friend of his. His name is William Drever but got called Billy. He was originally from Westray, Orkney - his address was Beach House. He moved to Stafford Street in Edinburgh and then moved to West Harbour Cockenzie, East Lothian. William (known as Willie) recalls that he had a brother, George, who got called Geordie. He thinks that Geordie moved back to Orkney but does not know what happened to William. Willie is 67 this year and thinks that William was around about the same age, perhaps slightly younger. If anyone can help please email me. Many thanks, Alicia


gretchen earle
gretchen@nummy.com
Flett and Heddle
Saturday, February 08, 2003

PO Box 345 Palmer Lake CO USA

I'm looking for my ancestors predateing my great great grandfather James Flett born march 11, 1822 in Orkneys. My great grandfather was David H Flett born 1820? in Orkneys and my grandmother was Julia Louise Flett born in Racine, Wisconsin, USA. James Flett was married to Ann Heddle born 12-25-24 and lived in the Orkneys. Thank you for your website. Gretchen Louise Earle


Claire
angel_bite1@hotmail.com
Looking for Pictures of Deep dale
Friday, February 07, 2003

uk

I'm looking for anybody who may be able to take pictures of or already have pictures of an old ruined farmhouse that has always gone by the name of deep dale. I cannot be to sure but I believe it is on the East coast of Orkney.


edwin flett
edflett@msn.com
flett
Friday, February 07, 2003

dartford,kent,england

great site Walt,I keep coming back!


lucy


Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Sydney

I think this web site is relly good but I wish you had Cathrine helen spence's bithday. fom lucy


David Lyle
d.jlyle@net1.nw.com.au
Bratchie, Brotchie & Lyle
Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Perth, Australia

Excellent site and easy to read. I am interested in trying to find a David Brotchie christened 15th December 1799 in Dunnet, Caithness. His parents being George Brotchie & Christian Shearer. I cannot find anything else re this person and some help would be most appreciated. Because of this one person I now have a comprehensive listing of Brotchie names throughout the world and do try to help others with their research in similar interests.


Prof Larry J Schaaf
ljs@arts.gla.ac.uk
John Traill Taylor
Wednesday, January 29, 2003

University of Glasgow

I would like to get in touch with descendants of John Traill Taylor, b. Orkney 1827, died on holiday in Florida in 1895. He was active in early photography and in publishing. His wife (name unknown at present) predeceased him but he left three sons and one daughter. thanks very much


Adrian Cook
mail@firstco.com.au
Scott & Reid
Tuesday, January 28, 2003

New Zealand

We are the owners of a miners cottage in Arrowtown NZ and it was originally built for Mary Scott who was born in Lady, Sanday on 15/5/1845 and we are very interested in aquiring more details on Mary and her family......your site is a great help......many thanks.


Mike Rendall
michael.rendall@ntlworld.com
Fea
Sunday, January 26, 2003

Glasgow, Scotland

Many thanks for the great assistance you have given over the years with all the information on your site. A group of us have been researching the Fea family for some time. A lot of this information is now on a web site http://genealogy.northern-skies.net/ , which might be of interest to other researchers. Your site has helped no end.


Dorothy Scott
dotscott@aol.com
Richan, Stewart, Taylor
Friday, January 24, 2003

Durham, N.C., USA

Particular interest in descendents of Charlotte,b. in Tahiti, dau of George Stewart of The Bounty. Glad to share what notes I have. Charlotte is third cousin, five times removed, of my children. See Nat'l. Geographic, Oct. 1985, for more on story. Some of the Richan conn. went to Nova Scotia.


Tilly Barnson
Balmanobrae@aol.com
Barnson,Mc kennar,Brodie,Mc klellingDivers,Duffing,Mc intosh,
Thursday, January 23, 2003

Brighton,East Sussex

Im intrested in anyone who may have came across the names i have mentioned,weither it be from school,work,Army,Convent neighbourhood,and family, in the areas of,Ayershire,Rothesay,Fife,Iona, Mull Stevenston,Saltcoats Portabella(Edinburgh)Around the years of,1934-1957,I would be very pleased to receive any contacts to help my research on my family.


Tilly Barnson
Balmanobrae@aol.com
Barnson,Mc kennar,Brodie,Mc klellingDivers,Duffing,Mc intosh,
Thursday, January 23, 2003

Brighton,East Sussex

Im intrested in anyone who may have came across the names i have mentioned,weither it be from school,work,Army,Convent neighbourhood,and family, in the areas of,Ayershire,Rothesay,Fife,Iona, Mull Stevenston,Saltcoats Portabella(Edinburgh)Around the years of,1934-1957,I would be very pleased to receive any contacts to help my research on my family.


Tilly Barnson
Balmanobrae@aol.com
Barnson,Mc kennar,Brodie,Mc klellingDivers,Duffing,Mc intosh,
Thursday, January 23, 2003

Brighton,East Sussex

Im intrested in anyone who may have came across the names i have mentioned,weither it be from school,work,Army,Convent neighbourhood,and family, in the areas of,Ayershire,Rothesay,Fife,Iona, Mull Stevenston,Saltcoats Portabella(Edinburgh)Around the years of,1934-1957,I would be very pleased to receive any contacts to help my research on my family.


Ian Robertson
ian@iarobertson.fsnet.co.uk
Robertson, Folster, Scott
Thursday, January 23, 2003

Fakenham Norfolk United Kingdom

A good site which is easy to use


Norma Noesgaard
norma.noesgaard@shaw.ca
Kennedy, Alexander
Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,Canada

Have found out today that my gggg grandfather was born in the Orkney Islands. When he was 17 years old, went to work for the Hudson's Bay Co., and was sent to Canada. He was born approx 1781. He was Anglican. I see that there is no other name like this is your registry, but would appreciate any information you might be able to find. Thanks very much.


Douglas (Rick) WArds
rick.wards@shaw.ca
Wards
Monday, January 20, 2003

Alberta Canada

Researching family geneology when I came upon your great site. Looking for information on my great grandfather James Wards and spouse Mary Findlater, married in Fordoun Scotland in 1869. Children: William (my grandfather), John, James, Catherine and Emma. James orginally from Cross Sanday. Best fit I can find by date and place is he is son of Thomas Wards (Son of James Wards and ELSPAT CURSATTER) and Hellen. Any information or insights would be appreciated.


Gwen Blakley White
leadlid@hotmail.com
Cromartie, Cromarty.
Saturday, January 18, 2003

1797 SW Brooklane Drive Corvallis, Oregon, USA

The scope of your work and scholarship is professional and very welcome. Orkney Island history and migrations are a personal interest. Contacts between Pict, Scandinavian, and Celt very early here appear to begin the earliest descriptions of the people who were to be the Scots. As a Cromartie descendant, your work gives insight into my own family's past, and I hope to learn a great deal more regarding Orkney history. Thank you.


John E. Olson
jeolson@netzero.net
Corsie, Firth
Friday, January 17, 2003

Racine, Wisconsin USA

Thanks for you nice site and the help it provides.


David Adams
David.Adams27@btopenworld.com
Muir/Mainland
Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Dingwall Scotland

I am looking for information on Margaret Muir from Sanday who married a James Mainland. they were born 1823 and 1820 respectively. Son Donald then married a Catherine Barney in 1973. Any help would be appreciated. Please respond on David.Adams27@btopenworld.com


Paul Kavanagh
pkavanagh@smtek.co.uk
Macmurdica & other ancient forms of Kavanagh
Friday, January 10, 2003

Lisburn, Northern Ireland

Excellent data & display


Emma Brown
pdbrown@dodo.com.au
LIN(N)AY, EUNSON
Monday, January 06, 2003

South Australia, Australia

What a wonderful website. I spent ages browsing and looking for relevant information for my family tree. I am particularly interested in finding more information on the families and ancestors of ROBERT EUNSON born circa 1787 Orkney and REBECCA LIN(N)AY born circa 1789 Orkney. They ended up in South Australia (Nairne) and their daughter MARGARET SPENCE EUNSON was my GGG Grandmother. I haven't been researching for long and any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Emma Brown
pdbrown@dodo.com.au
LIN(N)AY, EUNSON
Monday, January 06, 2003

South Australia, Australia


Stewart Fairbairn
fairbairn@bluewin.ch
Stewart, Graham, Baikie, Grieve, Groundwater
Wednesday, January 01, 2003

Basel, Switzerland

A fantastic site. I have managed to get many accurate dates of my ancestors (primarily Stewart and Graham but via marriage to Baikie, Grieve and Groundwater). Would be interested in contacting anyone researching any of the above names.


Stewart Cormack
Coreworld@aol.com
Cormack's & Johnstones's
Monday, December 30, 2002

I now live in the deep south. Kirriemuir.

Good work!!


Evelyn Skinner
evelyn@skinnerevelyn.freeserve.co.uk
Louttit, Eunson, Corrigal,
Monday, December 30, 2002

Norwich, Norfolk,UK

Hi Great site!. I am researching my family who lived in the St Andrews parish of Orkney. My GGGG grandfather Archibald Louttit married Margaret (Mary) Corrigal in 1817 in St Andrews. Her parents were John Corrigal and Isabella Eunson, but I have been unable to find their marriage date or dob's. I would be interested in hearing from anyone with an interest in these surnames.


Elizabeth Styx
lizdon@altelco.net
Baikie
Saturday, December 28, 2002

13244 Lakeshore dr. Grand Haven MI 494l7

I am very interested in the way of life of people in the Orkney Islands in the early l700 s to mid l800 s . Also what it is like there today. I am documenting my relative Magnus Baikie l7l6 DOB Relatives appear to be from Evie & Rendall parish. Also interested in how to identify the tartans or plaids for families. Any info appreciated.


Lynnette Hauck
lhauck@froggy.com.au
Manson
Saturday, December 28, 2002

Bribie Island Queensland Australia

I am looking for my father's ancestors. I have purchased a marriage certificate for William Manson, age 29 years who married Agnes Ross, age 20 years on 3 June 1859 at Latheron, Caithness. William's parents are William Manson & Ann Gair both deceased at the time of the wedding. Agnes's parents are John Ross & Helen Michel. All are residents of Berriedale Inn. In these records I have found a William Manson born to William Manson and Ann Gear on 4 January 1806 at Bower, Caithness. This would make my William 53 years old in 1859. Can anyone help me sort this out, please??? Am I missing something??? I don't know where to go from here. I applied to the Scottish Births, Deaths and Marriages for the death certificate of William Manson(who married Ann Gair)and was told there is no record of it. You can see why I am in such a muddle. I would appreciate ANY assistance with this. Thanks, Lynnette


Anne Campbell Slater
Stronsay2@cs.com
Learmonth, Watt (Twoert>Twatt>Watt), Slater
Monday, December 23, 2002

2753 Morris Road Ardmore, PA 19003-1909 USA this is a suburb of Philadelphia: I live about 10 miles from the center of the city

I got here from Mike Clouston's home page and am excited at the find! I already know I have a family-full of cousins in Orkney although my great grandparents left in 1875 and 1882. Now I want to find out a bit more about them.


david adams
david.adams27@btopenworld.com
Mainland/Muir
Sunday, December 22, 2002

Dingwal Scotland

I am afraid that my previous message was misleading. The parents of Donald Mainland b 1850, were probably James Mainland and Mary Muir.


David Adams
David.Adams27@btopenworld.com
Mainland, Marwick
Friday, December 20, 2002

Dingwall Scotland

I am trying to increase information on Hannah Marwich who was married to William Mainland. Their son Donald married a Catherine Barney and they appear to have a daughter Helen and a son Alexander aged 7 & 3 in 1881.


Derek F Osborne
derek1@dslextreme.com
Tulloch, Harcus
Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Murrieta, Ca, USA

Thank you Walt, for a very good website. I am interested in a John Tulloch and Jean (Jane) Harcus who were married @ Tuquoy on November 12th 1853. They were the parents of my Ggrandmother Mary Tulloch who was born atTuquoy on April 8th 1865. I have come to a brick wall at this point. I am looking for any information that anyone may have


Joyce Meeks-Wishart
Jywishart@aol.com
Wishart
Saturday, December 14, 2002

PO Box 156 Browns Valley, CA 95918 United States

We know we are related to a George Wishart that was hanged. We are still filling in the gaps and have information to share if there are any Wisharts interested in the Wisharts in the United States.


michael styke mc cormack
styke @ eircom.net
cormaccks
Wednesday, December 11, 2002

galboola road Littleton Thurles Co tipperary,Eire

nice to know we have scottish blood in our veins


michael mc cormack
styke @eircom.net
cormacks
Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Galboola Littleton Thurles,Co Tipperary Eire

I havent great knowledge on the Mc Cormacks and would appreciate more I have heard cormack was known as cormican obviously names have changed with time and language.nice to know we have scottish blood in our veins


Robert Laughton
robertl3rd@directvinternet.com
Laughton
Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Lancaster, California USA


Peter John Laughton
laughtonps@aol.com
Laughton, Moodie
Sunday, December 08, 2002

ottawa, canada

My wife and I, Shanna O'grady, had visited the center in Kirkwall in the summer of 1999. We fell in love with the rugged mystery of the Orkneys - I felt a deeper connection. My father's name is Robert Joseph Laughton and he is the 8th Robert Laughton that we can account for in our line. My brother, Robert David Laughton has a five year old son named Robert Charles Joseph Laughton. I am just starting to compile information for personal use. Thanks for your help!


Kate Dewhirst
k8_1234@hotmail.com
Dewhirst
Sunday, December 08, 2002

Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND

This is an interesting site and would like to find out a bit more on some surnames like "DEWHIRST"


Douglas (Rick) Wards
rick.wards@shaw.ca
Wards
Saturday, December 07, 2002

Calgay Alberta Canada

Researching family geneology when I came upon your great site. Looking for information on James Wards and spouse Mary Findlater, married in Fordoun Scotland in 1869. Children William and John. Likely orginally from the Orkneys. A James Wards b1850 to Robert Wards and Marion (King) at Sanday is listed. Might be he same James. Any information would be appreciated.


Linda Flett
mamaflett@yahoo.ca
Flett, Spence. Smith family history
Friday, December 06, 2002

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

I'm having a hard time finding anything out about my family history. I'm new to this so I do not know where to begin looking for the information. If you could point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.


JOHN J. HEDDLE
JJHELH@MSN.COM
HEDDLE
Wednesday, December 04, 2002

1865 GRAHAM AVE. ST. PAUL MN. 55116


Janice Allen-Scott
jallen@nbnet.nb.ca
Norquay
Monday, December 02, 2002

Great site!


Donald Edgar
donald.edgar@ntlworld.com
Peace and Cormack
Sunday, December 01, 2002

Darlington, Co. Durham England.

Only recently started my family history, discovered that the Peace side of the family came from Kirkwall and St. Ola. David Peace married Mary Cormack 17 dec 1829 in Kirkwall, hoping to go back farther, only now realising how long it seems to take to search for info helped very much by the information available on this site, full of useful information. I was looking for a book about the Peace Family of Orkney? think it was written by someone called Foubister, think I had some information earlier but it has dissappeared would be grateful for any help in this matter, keep up the good work.


Patricia Campbell
trishcampbell@xtra.co.nz
Matheson
Saturday, November 30, 2002

Gisborne New Zealand

I am searching for information on John Matheson married to Margaret Milne and he immigrated to New Zealand in 1860, he was born in Argyllshire in 1819.


Hugh Esson
hesson@shaw.ca
Esson
Friday, November 29, 2002

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Commencing early look at the Esson name in the Orkneys. Good starting point.


norah martin
nclegg@iopener.net
Logie.groat.Petrie.Fowbister.Rendall.Reid.
Thursday, November 28, 2002

brunswick, georgia usa


Patrice Burton
wparb@aol.com
Sinclair, Stout, Tulloch, Robertson, Bremmer, Groat, Dearness
Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Tracing family tree, my Husband William Burton's Grandmother Maude Sinclair. Any help with above names greatly appreciated.


Derry Ironside
aironside1028@rogers.com
Ironside, Swannie
Monday, November 25, 2002

THORNBURY, ON N0H 2P0 Canada

Great Work !!


ERNEST MONCRIFF
EMONCRIEFF@AOL.COM
MONCRIEFF
Sunday, November 24, 2002

NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND,USA

1540 INFORMATION


Norma Horte
bhorte@telusplanet.net
Borwick
Monday, November 18, 2002

Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada

Searching for Margaret Ann Borwick, from Orkenay Islands who married William Williams Acorn Weatherby, in Canada. I do not have any other information on her other than they were married 1904. Lived and died at Kinistino, Saskachwan, Canada.This is my granmother and I would very much like to "find out" something/ anything about her. Birth date? etc.


hilary
h15@btinternet.com
LOUTTIT AND LOUTITT
Monday, November 18, 2002

Yorkshire

lOOKING FOR ANY CONNECTION TO SURNAME LOUTTIT/LOUTITT FROM ORKNEY TO SUNDERLAND, CO. DURHAM. PART OF THE FAMILY WERE MARINERS.


hilary
h15@btinternet.com
Louttit
Sunday, November 17, 2002

Yorkshire, England

Thank you for sharing such an interesting and helpful site.


keith rooney
keith@rooney8106.fsnet.co.uk
omond and tullock
Friday, November 15, 2002

edinburgh

reserching my family tree and any info will be useful


Jones Robertson
Jones_Robertson@Hotmail.com
ROBERTSONS FROM BURRAVOE YELL
Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Norway House Manitoba Canada.

I am researching the Robertson side of my family tree. I am looking for descendants of John and Robert Robertson who arrived in Canada to work for the Hudson Bay Campany in the mid 1800. John lived in Norway House, Manitoba, Canada and Robert lived in Fort Langley, B.C., Canada. Jonh and Robert left behind their parents and sister in Burravoe, Yell, Shetland Islands. The parents of Jonh and Robert were Andrew Robertson and Charlotte Jonhson. Their sisters names were Mary, Andrina, Barbara, and Jane. I know Jane had a son,his name was David. I am a descendant of John Robertson and would be interested in corresponding with anyone who might have information on this family.


Ron Chambers
r-pchambers@shaw.ca
Chambers
Monday, November 11, 2002

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Just found my GG G'father's birth & family info. on your site. Thank you so much. Now I know where some of the names commonly used in my family come from.


Laura Wright
swright1@fuse.net
Custer/Cursiter/Wallace
Monday, November 11, 2002

Loveland, OH USA


Ian Gordon Birse
birseiw@arcom.com.au
Birse, Learmonth, Cooper (Cowper), Fraser.
Friday, November 08, 2002

Adelaide, South Australia.

My Birse ancestors appear to have arrived in Orkney in the late 1870's ? arrival and departure dates? with Robert Birse marrying Janet Cowper (Cooper) of Stronsy at Westry 07-07-1880, John Foulis Precentor, Robert Learmonth - witness. and Isabell Mary Birse marrying Robert Harvey Fraser at Summerfield (farm) Kirkwall 14-11-1882. The other children Jessie Ann Birse born Summerfield - 1886, twins Robert Birse and Josephina Learmonth Birse born Orphir - 1889. Left Orkney ?


Trish Tucker
trish821@optusnet.com.au
Driver/Drever, Irvin
Friday, November 08, 2002

Fremantle Western Australia

Thanks for the great site, it has been really interesting to read through it. Wish I had known that my g.grandmother was from Orkney when I was there last year! Anyway, have now found that her maiden name was Driver or Drever, from somewhere in Orkney. Does anyone know anything about Ann Drever/Driver born Orkney approx. 1850 and married Richard Irvin in Tynemouth 1873.


Dave Hanselman
dave@hanselman.com
Cormack and Pottinger
Friday, November 08, 2002

Portland, Oregon, USA

My 84 yr old uncle has compiled a tree and I am trying to expand it. I recently retired and only now have the time to delve into the family history. This site has helped immensely and inspired further searching. Thank you


Stephen Bain
fast70cny@earthlink.net
Bains and Hrolfsen or Hrolfsdatter
Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Kearns, Utah, USA 84118-4220

I am our family representative and am actively researching the Countess of More (Ragnhild Hrolfsen)


Stephen Bain
fast70cny@earthlink.net
Bains and Hrolfsen or Hrolfsdatter
Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Kearns, Utah, USA 84118-4220


Jean Beattie
skeaj@hotmail,com
Skea , Lyall, Corsie, Cruikshank
Monday, November 04, 2002

St Thomas Ontario Canada

Any imformation would be appreciated especially on to Corsie's


Alex & Arlene Matches
a.matches@telus.net
Matches and Windwick
Monday, November 04, 2002

4237 Glenhaven Crescent, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7G 1B8

Great site....


Kathleen Louise Ward Jacobs
lpjacobs@interl,net
Ward
Friday, November 01, 2002

2022 Ave. I Fort Madison,Iowa 52627

As I dont feel to well right now I have not gone through much but I like what I see and will come back again.


Bob Stokan
checkpointsecurity@hotmail.com
William Stokan
Friday, November 01, 2002

Brisbane Australia

Looking for information about my ancerstors. Can only go back to William (c) 1800 in Birsay. Father : SamualMother : Janet Spence ( information on Janet also ) Thankyou, Bob Stokan


leonardo guillermo gotschlich reid
lgotschlich@ripley.cl
origenes yescudo de reid
Thursday, October 31, 2002

av.lynch norte 291 la reina.santiago de chile sur america


Tom Gaddie
gaddieth@uvsc.edu
Gaddie
Wednesday, October 30, 2002


Bill Fotheringham
fotherin@accessv.com
Fotheringham(e), Louttit, Leask, Muir, Skethway, Slater
Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

This is a wonderful site. I have been using it for a couple of years to collect many pieces of my family tree. Just thought it was time to say thanks to Walt and any others who helped to put this site together.


Ann L M Fiddler
annlmfiddler@hotmail.com
Fiddler
Tuesday, October 29, 2002

164 Stanmore Lane Winchester Hampshire S022 4DP

I need to get in contact with a gentleman in Canada who has a copy of my family tree. I've lost his email address, and name, and despeartely want a copy of what I originally sent him. My computer broke down badly and I lost all of my family tree! Ann


Heather
dhmozdzen@yahoo.ca
Robertson, Johnson or Johnston
Monday, October 28, 2002

Alonsa, Manitoba

I am researching the Robertson side of my family tree. I am looking for descendants of John and Robert Robertson who arrived in Canada to work for the Hudson's Bay Company in the mid 1800's. John Robertson remained in Manitoba and his brother Robert Robertson went on to Langley, British Columbia. John and Robert left behind their parents and sisters in Burravoe Yell, Shetland Islands. The parents of John and Robert were Andrew and Charlotte Robertson (nee Johnson or Johnston), their sisters names were Andrina, Barbara, Mary and Jane. I do not know whether there were more children than I have stated. I do have copies of various letters from Mary Robertson in Yell to her brothers in Canada. I am a direct descendant of John Robertson and would be interested in corresponding with anyone who might have information on this family.


pauline hignett
best dad @mwt.net
FOUBISTER,GROAT,HARCUS,HUTCHISON,LOGIE,RENDALL,RENDELL,REID. ALSO PETRIE
Sunday, October 27, 2002

MADISON,WISCONSIN,U.S.A.

A great web site. Keep up the good work. Iam researching my mums family tree. They originally came from the Orkney Isles.The names listed are as above. My Grandmothers maiden name was LOGIE. She was born in SOUTHPORT, LANCASHIRE.Her dads name was ROBERT LOGIE, and his dads name wasROBERT-SAMUEL LOGIE,who i believe had 5 or 6 brothers,all born in the ORKNEY ISLES.PAPA WESTRY I THINK IN THE 1800S.GEORGE,THOMAS and my grandfathers names are the ones i remember. The name ISABELLA PETRIE OR RENDALL is another name i recall.One of my G-G-Grandads was pressganged into the navy,he saved a captains life and they offered him freedom or a ship of his own,he accepted his freedom and returned to the Orkney Isles,where his sweetheart was waiting for him. Her name was ROSINA RENDALL. If anyone has any information that they could help me with this,or if you think you are related,please send an e.mail. Thank-you. Pauline


Liz Draper
liz.bill@draper.co.nz
Esson, Leask, Corrigal
Saturday, October 26, 2002

Lower Hutt New Zealand

This is a fantastic sight -- but it is going to take a bit of working through for the early relationships! My g.g.grandfather was Jacob Esson m. Margaret Leask. They left Orkney in 1852 with two sons James Sinclair Esson and William Brown Esson. They went to Australia first, then settled in Picton, New Zealand. [James Sinclair died in a tragic accident at Nelson, New Zealand, the day before his parents and brother were due to join him.] We have a letter of introduction for Jacob and Margaret from Peter Learmonth, Minister in Stromness. Jacob seems to be a rather ellusive character in the records and if anyone knows anything of an Esson connection who went to New Zealand, I'd really appreciate your help. His parents were James Esson and Jane (Jean?) Corrigal. Thank you and best wishes for your family-hunting. Liz Draper


Kellie Corrigall-Bedard
kcbedard@yahoo.com
Corrigall
Saturday, October 26, 2002

Flint, Michigan USA

I would like to hear from anyone who may have any information regarding James Corrigall and Cathrine Sinclair or any relations of them or of a son, John, who left the Orkneys and went to Canada at the age of 14. Thanks for your help.


Carol McMenemy
cmcmenem@visa.com
McMenemy, Lawson
Friday, October 25, 2002

Littleton, CO USA

It's great to discover this website. I just recently learned via verbal family history that my father's family, while immigrating to Canada from Armaugh, Ireland (mid 1800s), originally lived on a croft in the Orkney Islands in Scotland. Their stay in Ireland was brief. So I'm doing some looking for McMenemy and Lawson in that area. My ggggrandfather was Robert McMenemy, married to Jane. If this sounds familiar to anyone, please contact me. I'll continue to visit!


Katherine Reddick
Kathy_REd@msn.com
Irvine
Sunday, October 20, 2002

Gig Harbor, Washington

Try to locate my Great Grandfather's family. His name was Peter Irvine, born April 9, 1864, Shetland Isle, Scotland. Died in Spokane, WA 1951.


Katherine Reddick
Kathy_REd@msn.com
Irvine
Sunday, October 20, 2002

Try to locate my Great Grandfather's family. His name was Peter Irvine, born April 9, 1864, Shetland Isle, Scotland. Died in Spokane, WA 1951.


Anne Walker
mervanne@bigpond.com
LAUGHTON
Sunday, October 20, 2002

Bellingen NSW Australia

Thank you for replies about my Great Grandfather William Henry Laughton. I included a birthdate of 5 Feb 1859 but should have checked it out further. This does not appear to be correct, although William was possibly born around that year, as he had a son in 1884. Also, there is no-one listed by the name of Charles, who was born within a reasonable radius of 1859,or with the same parents, who could be his brother. Many thanks, Anne Walker (Laughton).


Anne Walker
mervanne@bigpond.com
LAUGHTON
Sunday, October 20, 2002

Bellingen. NSW Australia

LAUGHTON Fantastic website!!Thank you for the opportunity to find my family. I am looking for information about my Grandfather WILLIAM JOSEPH LAUGHTON born around 21 Nov 1884. He married MARGARETHA SPIES 16 Jan 1911. She was born 18 July 1886.(Her parents were Heinrich Ludolph SPIES and Bertha Augusta KUHL). I do not know where my Grandparents were born but they lived in Australia at Nanango in Southern Queensland and are buried there. They had 10 children, one of whom was my Mother and it is possible they owned a hotel in that region for some years. His Father (my Great Grandfather) was WILLIAM HENRY LAUGHTON (known as Herbert) who was born 5 Feb 1859. I do not know where he was born or where he lived. William Henry had a brother called Charles. I have only recently found what remains of my family as I was adopted out as a baby and have found it difficult to obtain information from family members. I understand a book has been published, but is considered by these family members to be inaccurate and so I have no details about that either. For various reasons, I can no longer rely on them for information. I understand that it is possible that the family may have come from Orkney, but it has also been suggested that there is some relationship to Charles Laughton the late actor and his family. I don't know........ My name is Anne Walker (Laughton) I live on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Australia at Bellingen. Any information on any of the names above, would be gratefully received at mervanne@bigpond.com


Lou Kabel
mlkabel@kmts.ca
SINCLAIR/GOUDIE/MACKAY
Sunday, October 13, 2002

Looking for any information on the family of Frances Sinclair, b. Dec 4 1802 in Orphir, Orkney (Frances had a twin brother Baikie). Frances married a William MacKay on Feb 7 1828 in Orphir, Orkney. they had the following children: Janet b. Mar 28 1828 George b. Nov 23 1829 James b. Feb 12 1832 Jean b. Mar 3 1834 Isabella b. May 3 1835 William b. Jun 18 1837 Margret b. Feb 23 1840 John b. Mar 20 1842 Betsey b. June 8 1844 Fanny b. July 1 1846 Lou Kabel


Scott Wallace
swallace@newark.k12.ny.us
Thomson, Thompson
Friday, October 11, 2002

Ndwark, New York USA

I would be interested in any information about James T Thompson (Thomson. He was born around 1847. He was maried to May Moar (b. 1846 in Birsay -Miran/Fusberside) James and May emmigrated to the US in the late 1800's (1860-1870) I have some info on May Moars family, but none on the Thomson family.


tedi kaspar
kaspg@aol.com
specifically ...hugh scott moreland....
Thursday, October 10, 2002

topeka, ks

i am helping a good friend of mine find his geneology...i would appreciate your help.thanks


Pam Christie
bluesmiley22@hotmail.com
Bridges, CHRISTIE, Coder, Dorcas (??), Fleming, Greig, Ireland, Lackey, Lamb, McAree, Rose, Scott, Sproule, Steel, Taylor, Tomlinson, Tompkins, Wilcox
Monday, October 07, 2002

Manitoba Canada

I am looking for any ancestors/descendants of my JOHN C. cHRISTIE. He was born Oct 13, 1848 in Perthshire Scotland, immigrated to Canada, married Mary Ann/Annie Mary Wilcox in 1875 in Canada, died in Manitoba Nov 27, 1920. His mother's name may have been Ann, he may have had a sister named Cathrine. Thanks for any info anyone may provide. Pam


Lawrine Flett Hansen

Flett
Monday, October 07, 2002

Motueka New Zealand

Been trying to trace my fathers family he was Lawrence Flett born 27th February 1902.


bob cusiter
cusiter59@hotmail.com
cusiter
Friday, September 27, 2002

aberdeen scotland

trying to find my roots


Erica Coffey
islingtongrl@aol.com
firth
Wednesday, September 25, 2002

walnut creek calif

hello.


Kevin Wooldrage
kwooldrage@yahoo.com
Wooldrage
Monday, September 23, 2002

Orkney

Could the Glen Wooldrage who posted a comment in the guestbook please e-mail me.I've tried his address but it didn't work. Thanks, Kevin Wooldrage


Donald Bruce Cormack
donest@actrix.co.nz
Finlayson ,Sinclair.
Sunday, September 22, 2002

Timaru New Zealand

I would welcome contact with any descendants of Georgina Sinclair Finlayson d.o.b. 18 Oct 1855 or her sister Williamina Finlayson d.o.b. 19 June 1858 at Sanday , Orkney.


Trish Tucker
trish821@optusnet.com.au
Maiden name unknown - married name Irvin
Sunday, September 22, 2002

Fremantle Western Australia

Through the very useful 1901 UK Census, now temporarily on-line at WWW.pro.gov.uk, I have managed to trace my GreatGrandfather Richard Irvin. He was living in North Shields and married to Ann,aged 51, born Orkney Islands. I have no idea what her maiden name was and wondered if anyone had come across an Ann who had left the islands to be Mrs Richard Irvin ?


Shirley Barnes
sgblay@aol.com
Sanderson/Sandison
Saturday, September 21, 2002

Leicester, England

Really interesting site. Am looking for any details of one John Richard Sanderson/Sandison , born about 1809 Kirkwall. He joined 93rd Highlanders and moved all over the place after this. He married Mary Ann Field born Weedon Bec, Northants.


Carla Ayers
carleique2@aol.com
Redland, Laughtane
Saturday, September 21, 2002

Burlington Washington State USA

Interesting site, thank you for sharing. I am a descendant of Magnus Redland that moved to the USA and changed the family name to Ridlon.


Mary S McGilvray
msmcgilvray@hotmail.com
Davidson & Flett of Hoy
Friday, September 20, 2002

My Great Grandfather David Manson, married Betsy Stewart Davidson from Hoy in 1889 Betsy's parents were Isaac Davidson & Barbra Flett - married 1841 Hoy & Graemsay Children: James born 1843, Isabella 1844, Isaac 1846, Ann Flett 1851, Betsy 1853, George 1859. Looking for info: Isaac died 1868? Barbra died ? Hoping to find some connections.


Diana Cruikshank Custer
heaven54@earthlink.net
Custer/ Cruikshank
Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Mocksville, N.C.

Searching Custer family and found this page. Noticed the surname Cruikshank also. Very nice site, love the pictures!


Jack Bruce Cameron
mrc5@shaw.ca
Bruce
Monday, September 19, 2005

Fort Frances, Ontario canada

Benjamin Bruce b Oct.10, 1770, Flotta Walls (William Bruce and Margaret Wilson)Worked for Hudson Bay Co. in Canada and married Aboriginal lady named Mathilda. Have my lineage from here and looking for any contacts, especially any left in the Orkneys.


Diana Sinclair
hohne@tru.ca
Sinclair , Benjamin, Fanny, James Nahovway William Sinclair
Monday, September 19, 2005

Kamloops, BC Canada

I am looking for family of Benjamin Sinclair of Norway House (1818's) who married Margaret Collins and they had one Son named Ephraim. This Benjamin went on to do missionary work in Pigeon Lake and later Whitefish Lake, Ab. This is all documented in the Methodist Church website. Benjamin may be a brother to Fanny Isbister nee Sinclair and 1/2 brother to James Sinclair who is the Son of Nahovway & William Sinclair Please Email hohne@tru.ca


Robert Halcro
rhalcro@att.net
Halcro
Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Ft. Worth, Texas

I see that that some of the Halcro's are still alive ! Has anyone been to the old Church in the Orkney's ?


Glen Wooldrage
gawooldrage@dodonet.com.au
Wooldrage
Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Brisbane Australia

Thank you, I found another small part of the tree


Dianne Black
tblack@webace.com.au
WALLS TULLOCK
Monday, September 16, 2002

Perth. Western Australia.

Thank you for sharing the information on your excellent Web page. It was exciting to see the names of our family & data recorded. WALLS & TULLOCK: I look forward to exploring further in the near future. You are welcome to visit our Family History Web Page BLACK: MURRAY:at www.webace.com.au/~tblack/black/index.html We have a page on the family of Walls who migrated to Australia in about 1850. Please don't hesitate to e-mail me if you think you have a link.


Maura Marik Wane
maura_wane@yahoo.com
Dick and Stuart
Saturday, September 14, 2002

Joplin, MO USA

I am researching my family tree and have recently come into some information about the children of my great great grandparents James Laird Dick and his wife Wilhelmina Stuart. I am trying to establish weather they married in Orkney or if they married in Canada. I know for a fact that James Laird was born in Dearness, Orkney also that Wilhelmina Stuart was born in Island of Burray, Orkney. I have a list of names of the children they had, but have not found any mention at all about any of my family in the Dick file at this site. If anyone has any knowledge about the following people, please feel free to email me at maura_wane@yahoo.com James Laird Dick married to Wilhelmina Stuart had the following children: James Knight Dick (my great grandfather), Ebineezer, Albert, Leonard Davey, John Willy, Barbara, & Minnie. From what I know of my great grandfather James Laird, he met and married my great grandmother in Canada after she immigrated there. I am not certain if he was born in Canada or if he immigrated with his parents at a very young age. I remember reading that he was from Fergus, Ont. Canada. If anyone can help me chase down my relatives I would greatly appreciate it. I am ultimately hoping that I will be able to find out James Larid Dick's parents were. Thank you for taking time to read this posting.


Jan Curtis
curtis@terrigal.net.au

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Terrigal NSW Australia

For Tricia Barnett - please contact me with your address or e-mail address so I can send you information on my Cormack and Sinclair lines Regards Jan


gillian parkin

flett
Tuesday, September 10, 2002

sunderland england


David Adams
David.Adams27@btinternet.com
Mainbland, Barnie(Barrie)
Friday, September 06, 2002

Dingwall

Great easy to use source. I am trying to build tree around anscestors on my mothers side. I am at the stage going back from Helen Cormack Mainland b 1874, her parents Donald Mainland and Catherine Anna Barnie(Barrie) married 1873. Donalds parents are James Mainland and Mary Muir and Catherines are Alexander Barnie(Barrie) and Helen Cormack. Unfortunately this is all the information I have and I lack dates and other family members info.


christian
christiandior@paint.com

Friday, September 06, 2002

I thank your website is graet and friendly.


Peter Merriman
kianga@yahoo.com

Tuesday, September 03, 2002

Canberra Australia


Claire
angel_bite1@hotmail.com
Thomson/Norquay/Velzian/Anderson
Monday, September 02, 2002

Scotland

I'm looking for information on William Norquay who married Ann Thomson 10th Dec 1857 and there children William Knight Norquay 22 oct 1858 and Williamina ann Norquay 19th April 1865. I am still looking for any information on Williamina's husband James Anderson. I am also looking for information on a william Velzian 1800's - early 1900's Any help would be great just email me.


Jan Curtis
curtis@terrigal.net.au
Sinclair, Oag, Cormack
Saturday, August 31, 2002

Terrigal NSW Australia


Diana Ford
dsford2000@earthlink.net
Leith, Learmonth
Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Whittier, CA

How fun to find your web page! Three years ago my husband and I had the wonderful experience of visiting Orkney and meeting cousins. What a unique place to have ancestors from. (some buried at St Magnes)I hope we get to return some day and show our children. My great grandfather was James Learmonth. Thank you for all the work you have put into this page. Diana


marcia reed
marcia@myinternet.com.au
Dennison
Monday, August 26, 2002

Melbourne Australia

Lila Dennison married my great grandfather Henry Reed I think in Derbyshire. Lila's father I understand to have been the Laird of Sunday Islands when Lila was a child (the eldest of 4). I would appreciate as much information as possible of Lila's parents and direct relations. with regards from the antipodes, Marcia Reed


Mary Camp
shamba@supanet.com
Moodie/Linnay/Garrioch
Monday, August 26, 2002

Fleet, Hampshire

Great Website, I have found so much information about my family and managed to piece together families. Keep up the good work. I will be back!!


Brenda Carr
brendageoff@xtra.co.nz
Harvey, Flett, Gray, Johnston
Saturday, August 24, 2002

13a Fyyffe Street Blenheim New Zealand

I am new to research on the net but a site like this makes it so exciting. Can anyone from Orkney tell me if there are any of the Harvey family descendants left on Orkney please. Our Christopher was in the merchant navy and m. Mary Ann Freeman & came to NZ


Liz Foulis
thistle@deksltd.freeserve.co.uk
Foulis
Friday, August 23, 2002

London

Great site, got a lot of our family tree information from it.


Sandeep Shilawat
shily@rediffmail.com
Shilawat
Tuesday, August 20, 2002

NJ USA

Nice Site...


John O'Driscoll
wjod@iprimus.com.au
Leslie, Marwick, Young, Bichan, Nicholson
Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Geelong Australia

A great site, it has enabled me to progress my family tree to eight generations.


Gary D. Sinclair
gnmsink@aol.com
All of Orkney, Shetland, Caithness, Lothian
Monday, August 19, 2002

Concord, CA

I am the Western Vice President of Clan Sinclair USA. Always looking for information about the families of the above areas to provide this information to people at the various Highland Games in the Western US.


Jane Hudson
jhudson1@telus.net
Norquay
Sunday, August 18, 2002

Vancouver B.C. Canada

My mother Jane Norquay was born at St.Margaret Hope Orkeny Isl late 1800.Two sisters Mary and Margaret and three brothers William and Magnus and one unknown.


A Allan
antzyboy@hotmail.com
Allan ...Flett
Saturday, August 17, 2002

Far North Road.Waihopo RD4.Northland.New zealand

great site looking for decendents of George Allanmarried Ann Flett Walls And Flotta Dec71865 any infomation would be greatful thanks.


George R Gray.
george.gray@unisonfree.net
Orkney Family History Society
Saturday, August 17, 2002

Kirkwall, Orkney

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 R Gray
george.gray@unisonfree.net

Saturday, August 17, 2002


Barry Flett
plootz@hotmail.com

Friday, August 16, 2002

Edmonton Alberta Canada


Janice Allen-Scott
jallen@nbnet.nb.ca
Norquay
Thursday, August 15, 2002

wlnorquay2002@Yahoo.com.au In regards to your inquiry, my mother's father, grandmother and grandfather, aunts and uncles (Norquay) came to Canada in 1930 and settled in New Brunswick. Apparently the Norquay name is still there but I'm not really sure how many.


Beverley Salisbury (nee Baikie)
salis@technet2000.com.au
BAIKIE, GUNN
Thursday, August 15, 2002

1 Baringa Street Clontarf,4019 Qld Australia

I would be interested to know which clan the Baikies belong to. I find all of this information fascinating and I thank you for your efforts in compiling such a wealth of information.


William Leslie Norquay
wlnorquay2002@Yahoo.com.au
NORQUAY
Wednesday, August 14, 2002

20/10 Flinders Street DARLINGHURST NSW 2010

Looking for the above surname and whether any people still have this surname in the Orkney Islands. Only know that my ancestors have been Australian far back as at least 4 Generations and originated in Tasmania Australia


Sandra Whitehouse
sandra.whitehouse@leedsalumni.org.uk
Sabiston
Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Yorkshire England

I have traced Sabiston's back to 1748 so far anyone interested I will gladly share information


Cavin Groundwater
Cavingroundwater@ntlworld.com
Groundwater. Cameron. Mellis. Gerrie. Lyall. Laing. McKenzie. Stewart. Venters. Duguid. Sutherland
Tuesday, August 13, 2002

2 Hamble Drive Aylesbury HP21 8QA

Thank you very much for comprehensive and informative information which has greatly helped my search.


Kevin Cahill
kevinhcahill@aol.com
Hewison ( My grandfather) of Westry
Friday, August 09, 2002

Spruce Grove Alberta Canada

I already have a great deal of information from my own family and aways on the look out for more.


Mark Farrell Davis
marfardav
Muckle (Muckle Roe, Muckle Flugga)
Tuesday, August 06, 2002

4725 S.E.Washington Milwaukie,Oregon,USA97222

My great grandmother and her family settled in the state of Oregon in the towns of St.Helens,Rainier and Scappose Oregon. The Muckles',Tarbell' and the Farris' all settled in this area. I know that their origin was in the Shetland Islands, I would like to know if and when they left the islands and if there was the connection with the Norwiegian dowry of 1634 with the marriage of said time.


Sharon Wells
Twoformt@aol.com
John Andrew Berstan and Margret Mowat (H&W) daughter Elizabeth Berstan, Alexander Berstan, Magnus Berstan
Sunday, August 04, 2002

Montana

I have been doing some research on my ancestors in Scotland. I would like to know about those listed. I am glad to see you have updated your site. Its been over a year since I first came upon it. Looks great.


Virginia Moodie-Heddle
vdouglia@maconline.com.au
Moodie-Heddle
Friday, August 02, 2002

melbourne australia

Lionel Edward Dacre Moodie-Heddle was my grandfather. are there any Moodie-Heddles left in the Orkneys? my grandfather and his brother came from there to Australia and the other brother Charles went to Canada. This all happened in the 1890's Virginia Moodie-Heddle


scott allan fender
fendersw@aol.com
fender
Thursday, August 01, 2002

14551 st. georges hill dr. orlando fl. 32828

just trying to locate relatives.


May Anderson Sandison
mlsdps@academicplanet.com
Custer and Sandison
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Houston originally, San Angelo, Texas

My grandfather, Calvin Albert Anderson, married Callie May Custer in West Texas. Her parents were Baron De Calb Custer (b. 1849) and Fannie Baker from Alabama. Any connections? My husband is Doug Sandison, who was born in Inverness, Scotland. I'm trying to locate information on Robert Sandison (b. 1840)and his father who was a whaler from Orkney.


Clive Mainland
clive.mainland@bigpond.com

Sunday, July 28, 2002

46 curlew circuit wulagi darwin NT Australia

I was born in Kirkwall in 1966 and emigrated to adelaide, australia, in 1970 with my family. I have visited twice since then, once recently and hope to return for a proper holiday one day. Anyone from Orkney planing holidays in tropical Australia should feel free to contact me for information or recomendations


Joyce Thomson Balding
j.balding@mayflowerstables.freeserve.co.uk
Bichan ,Thomson ,Crichton, Stevenson
Saturday, July 27, 2002

Scrooby, Doncaster England

I came across your web site by chance and I am completely fascinated! I was born in Orkney and I am very interested in family history. I shall be visiting often. Many thanks.


María Cristina Coccari Annal
cristinacoccari@hotmail.com
Annal
Friday, July 26, 2002

Pinamar - Argentina

Mi abuelo Robert Brown Annal vino a Argentina en 1895. Era hijo de Robert Annal y Barbara Simison. Llegó para trabajar como carpintero en la Estancia "La Argentina" de Muñiz Barreto, cuyo mayordomo era un primo suyo de apellido Simison. Acá conoció a mi abuela Carmen Magaldi y nacieron todos sus hijos, entre ellos mi madre. Necesito saber si existen familiares míos en algún lugar del mundo para comunicarme ppor este medio. Gracias. Cristina.


K. McNeill
illious20@yahoo.co.uk
Newland / MacPhee
Friday, July 26, 2002

Edinburgh

My dad is from Orkney and we can trace my grandmother's side back to William Newland born Westray 1796. My grandmother's family were traveller's until her generation and are variously described in census returns as travelling tinsmiths/ wandering tinkers etc I am essential curious to know the history of the Newland's on Orkney, anything about the way of life of travelling people on Orkney and anything of the origins of these Orkney travellers (whether they would have any connection to true gypsies etc)?? Any info at all would be much appreciated. Sorry if this post appears twice,not sure if the first one worked!


K. McNeill
illious20@yahoo.co.uk
Newland / MacPhee
Friday, July 26, 2002

Edinburgh Scotland

My dad is from Kirkwall and we can trace my grandmother's side of the family back to one William Newland born in Westray in 1796 to John Newland and Margaret Whyte. He married an Elizabeth Whyte whose son Andrew Newland married a Rebecca MacPhee. They in turn had a son William Newland, also marrying a Rebecca MacPhee whose son William was my great grandfather. The information we have gathered about the Newland's (and MacPhee's with whom they seem to have most commonly intermarried)repeatedly describes them as travelling tinsmiths/wandering tinkers etc none of whom seem, from census returns, to have been of fixed abode. I am curious to know if anyone knows anything of the history of the Newland's travelling on Orkney and whether they are in any way related to true gypsies? Also if anyone nows any further general information on the history of the Newlands family in Orkney?


Edward J. Lowe
LoweSearch@Compuserve.com
Marjory SEATTER
Friday, July 26, 2002

17 Kelsey Park Ave., Beckenham, Kent BR3 6NL England

I am trying to identify the descendants of Marjoy SEATTER, born 6 February 1865, daughter if George and the former Margaret REID. She did not emigrate to Canada with the rest of the family in about 1888.


Jeff Rendall
Porsche5@prodigy.net
Rendall
Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Castle Rock, Co USA

Had done little research a couple years ago and got as far as to find roots in the Orkney Islands. Unsure where to go from here. Nice website.... Jeff Rendall


W Jowsey
awjowsey@actrix.gen.nz
Merriman
Saturday, July 20, 2002

Auckland, New Zealand

I am interested in the name Merriman. I have traced my GGrandfather back to Peter Merriman born Birsay, Orkney Abt 1833. I think he married a Isabella Spence and they had two children Margaret b.Abt 1863 and John b. Abt 1865. Peter moved to Leslie Fife with his 2 children and remarried so I would like to know what happened to Isabella and if possible who Peter Merriman's parents were.


Doris Arthurs
dorisa@coscom.net
Allan, Cruickshank, Strang, Stewart
Saturday, July 20, 2002

Charlestown,NSW Australia

Any information on Andrew Strang from Sanday who married Isabella Cruickshank in 1805 would be welcome.


Doris Arthurs
dorisa@coscom.net
Allan, Cruickshank, Strang, Stewart
Saturday, July 20, 2002

Charlestown,NSW Australia


Claire Jaycock
angel_bite1@hotmail.com
Velgian, Marwick, Anderson, Budge
Friday, July 19, 2002

North East Scotland

I would just like to say thank you so much and let me kiss your feet webmaster. Already this site has helped so many people including myself. I wondered if anybody could help me learn more about my ancestors, I need to know more about a william Velgian who married Davina Budge, I know that Davina had 7 siblings and her parents were Mary Groundwater and John budge and when they married but I would like to trace further back and learn more about her siblings (I know dates of birth.) Anything on this William velgian would be appreciated because his daughter Jessie is my gg grandmother. I am also interested in anything about a James Anderson who married Williemina Marwick and had a son called James William Anderson who married Jessie Velgian. Please email me if you have any information relating to these names at all. Much appreciated, thank you


Margaret (Corsie) Cooper
maggiec@hawaii.rr.com

Friday, July 19, 2002

Honolulu, Hawaii

I just want to say I am very pleased with the new website and I visit it often looking for names I recognize. If Charlie Kemp sees this, please give my regards to Jackie and Jean, I hope they are keeping well. Aloha from Hawaii!


Lorrie
lsudoski@hotmail.com
Gray Reid Scott Miller Eunson
Thursday, July 18, 2002

Winnipeg Canada

My greatgrandfather's name was Peter Gray he was born Eday Orkney in circa 1845.His father's name was John Gray but there seems to be some confusion as to his mother's identity.Any Eday Gray's out there?Would love to hear from you.Possibe last names of the mother are Reid,Scott,Miller/Eunson.Peter left Orkney and moved to Kincardine and married Margaret Taylor in 1871.She died in 1885 and he remarried a Mary Jane Warden in 1888.Thanks,Lorrie


Deirdre McDougall
deirdremc@bigpond.com
Robertson/Cameron
Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Melbourne Victoria Australia

I have been told my gg&ggg fathers lived on the Isle of Whitmore abt.1820 to abt.1870 couldnt see birth reg on your very comprehensive list ggg gf was Archibald m.to Jane Cameron gg gf was John was a shipwright & came to Australia abt.1885 Thank you for allowing me to enter this comment Deirdre


Deirdre McDougall
deirdremc@bigpond.com
Robertson/Cameron
Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Melbourne Victoria Australia

I have been told my gg&ggg fathers lived on the Isle of Whitmore abt.1820 to abt.1890 couldnt see birth reg on your very comprehensive list ggg gf was Archibald m.to Jane Cameron gg gf was John was a shopwright & Came to Australia abt.1885 Thank you for allowing me to enter this comment Deirdre


Jamie Ross Reid
maddog1@telusplanet.net
Reid,Downie
Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Excellent site!!!


Debbie Mann
manndebbie@shaw.ca
Linklater, Kirkness
Saturday, July 13, 2002

Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada

Interested in any information on Magnus LInklater or Margaret Kirkness from the Parish of Bursay in the Orkneys


Suzanne

Saturday, July 13, 2002

Robbinston,Maine

Hello, I like your guestbook


Tricia Mack
stripe@ozemail.com.au
Firth
Friday, July 12, 2002

86 Allen Street LEICHHARDT NSW AUSTRALIA

I think you site is just wonderful. My great great grandfather was born in Hornay? and came to Australia c1856. My mother only a couple of years ago found her mother and and the family history. my mum's 72 she never new her mother so all this is quite new to both of us. When I can get all my information together if you like I could email you with the details. I have been able to trace from my mothers side to present still working on it. Anyway I think this is wonderfull.


Chris
bobafet@telusplanet.net
Thomson,Allan,Norquay,Robertson,Nicholson,Spence,Mowat,Ross,
Friday, July 12, 2002

Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi Walt, I like the new webpage! I still visit this site quite regularly...it has been invaluable to my own research. Keep up the good work! Chris


Joseph Hoy
JsphHoy@aol.com
Hoy
Thursday, July 11, 2002

3416 Martin Ave McAllen, Tx 78504-5816 USA

Since Hoy is the 2nd largest of the Orkney Islands I was expecting to see some from there. Where did the name originate from?


geraldine peissel
geraldine.peissel@btinternet.com
GAUDIE or GAUDY
Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Oxfordshire England

My great great grandfather was a JAMES GAUDIE, agricultural labourer, who married an ISABELLA MITCHELL in Portsoy, Banffshire. I am having difficulty in finding out where James came from. In the 1851 Census there was a James Gaudie, married to Isabella Mitchell, aged 62, a Blacksmith and labourer, born in Fordyce, living with his daughter Isabella Gaudie who was then 22. According to one record, James and Isabella had another daughter, May, who was my great grandmother. I found an OPR entry stating that on 2 December 1848 a James GAUDY died in Portsoy. There is also a JAMES GAUDY aged 35 in the 1841 Census, who lived in The Square Portsoy, a Tailor, who was born 'in the County' and was married to Elspet GAUDY. Their marriage took place on 1 January 1840 and Elspet's maiden name was Wood. Some people have told me that Gaudie is an Orkney name and others that my Gaudie is not an Orcadian. I am confused to say the least. Has anyone anything they can tell me that might sort out this confusion? Many thanks.


jean piazza
jeanpiaz@aol.com
pottinger, swanney, sandison, mowat
Monday, July 08, 2002

lynn, ma usa

I like your new web site.


Alyson McMorran
aly_m_16@hotmail.com
Baikie, Murray, MacKenzie (in particular in Olrig, Caithness)
Sunday, July 07, 2002

Hertfordshire, England

This is a really good website, I just wish it had more information about Caithness surnames. I have traced my family back to William Baikie who married Margaret Murray in 1857. They had 9 children including: William, Williamina, Thomas Keff Murray, George, Christina, James Murray, John, Margaret and Peter (Peter being my great-grandfather). Any help with extending the tree further back would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.


Robert George Flett
rob.flett@blueyonder.co.uk
Flett
Sunday, July 07, 2002

London UK

I was born in London in 1956 to George William Flett whose grandfather originated from the Orkney Islands - he came down to S London. My father had two brothers Thomas and Henry (Harry) who is the sole survivor. I have one brother and 3 sisters - the family name goes on through my brother (now living in France) with Anthony, David and Cameron Flett. Would love to know more but don't know where to start. Would like to talk to someone who has done this before for advice and help.


Anne Horner
horneranne@aol.com
"Oceanic"
Thursday, July 04, 2002

Marshall, Virginia, USA

I am interested in finding out about the "Oceanic" vessel. She was converted from a liner to an Armed Merchant Cruiser in August 1914 and was wrecked on Foula Island, Shetlands on 8 September 1914. I would like to know if there are any newspaper reports on this - and where they can be found.


Anne
anneka-castle@rogers.com
Williamson, Ferguson, Johnston
Sunday, June 30, 2002

Toronto

While renovating an old house, I unearthed in a sealed attic a big box of old letters, some from the 1890's, still in their envelopes. (no stamps) They mostly originate from the Shetland Islands. The names involved are Johnston, Williamson, Ferguson. Some of the writing is very interesting. If anyone is researching these family names, this would be a nice collection to read.


Bev (Linklater) Sieminski
wndngrvr@yahoo.com
Linklater, Davie, Knarston, Leask, Harray, Firth
Saturday, June 29, 2002

Lorane, Oregon

Thank you so much for this wonderful website and all the work that has gone into it. I am new at this genealogy and totally enjoy the information that I have found on this site. Thanks again.


Larry R Lowden
llowden@axion.net
Corrigall / Lowden
Friday, June 28, 2002

North Vancouver BC Canada

an email correspondent found my ancestors name thru your web page. Her name was Catharine Corrigall and the reference was her marriage to Alexander Lowden on 15 May 1841. Thanks very much, good work and I would appreciate any other info on Catharine Corrigall.


gary laird
libiatagary@hotmail.com
Laird Wylie
Friday, June 28, 2002

38 Hassall Street Timaru NewZealand

very good site would love to visit orkney and see where we originated


Ann
michelle@balbeggie3.fsnet.co.uk
Flett ,Scott ,Wards.
Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Perth Scotland

Great new site,I have found out so much here, thank you to all who helped,my mother just visited Orkney and joined the Family History Society, what a great help this was, she was overwhelmed by the kindness shown to her and the beauty of Orkney.She will most certainly be back.


VERA FLETT
fletty@wn.com.au
FLETT, CRAIGIE, HAZELGROVE
Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Box 523 MANJIMUP 6258 Western Australia

Love the new site,Walt. Keep up the good work. Still hoping someone out there may have some information on my mother-in-law's family, the Hazelgrove's . From what I can gather, they came from Tumbridge Wells, Kent, England. Mum's mum was a Eliza Ann Wood and was born on 3rd December 1892 at Penbury, England and her dad was Albert Ernest OR Arthur Hazelgrove. Pop Hazelgrove used to work at Sevenoaks, England. Mum had a neice, Suzan Streeter that I used to write to that I would love to catch up with.


Carla
carlamac@telusplanet.net
Halcrow
Monday, June 24, 2002

Peace River, Alberta Canada

I am looking for anyone with information about the Halcrow family that moved from the Shetland Islands to New Brunswick, Canada in or around the 1800s. I have lots of information about them after they arrived in Ontario but not much before that.


Judith Hoy
Horsehairs@shadrach.net
Hoy

11366 south Portage Pt. Floral City, Fl. 34436 USA

Recently visited the Orkney's backpacking. Visited the beautiful "Hoy" - would be interested inknowing if any of my ancestors came from the island - I do know they migrated from England thru Hudson Bay. I hope to return someday - everyone was very nice. enjoyed your website - very informative. Judy Hoy


Thomas Comloqouy Sabiston IV
Sabiston4@aol.com
SABISTON, COMLOQUOY

2405 Wedgewood Ave Richmond Va. 23228 USA

WHO ARE WE AND WHERE DID WE COME FROM ?


colin drever
colin@transways.com.au
drever, mainland, hourston, seator

Sydney Australia

I'm coming to visit in September and am hungry for info on relatives and where my predessors lived.


Kristy Moar
candy19kristy@hotmail.com
Moar

The Pas Manitoba Canada

My grandfather told me that his father and grandfather came from the Orkney islands in Scotland and I was always very interested in how they lived, spoke, etc.


Maura Marik Wane
maura_wane@yahoo.com
Fraser, Campbell

Joplin, MO

I just recieved a copy of my great, great, great-grandparents marriage certificate. This is a wonderful thing because now I know who the parents of my great, great grandfather are. Here is my problem. My great, great-grandfather is Malcolm Campbell, son of John Campbell and Catherine Fraser. Now I intend to look on my copy of the Campbell birth and marriage files for more information, but when I looked in the Fraser file, there was NO information on Catherine Fraser at all. I do know that my great great grandfather was born in Harris in Inverness-shire. If anyone could please help me try to find information on Catherine I would appreciate it. Oh Malcolm was born in 1833. I can be reached at maura_wane@yahoo.com. Thank you in advance.


CHRISTINE PARKER (Nee BROTCHIE)
brotchieparker@msn.com.au
BROTCHIE

P.O.Box 143 Lane Cove NSW 2066 AUSTRALIA

Have traced my descendants back to George Brotchie and Christian Sherrar - more information would be most interesting.


Mrs. Nees
Danishpb@aol.com
Wilson, Chambers, Coupland,Melanson/meason,Pitre,laird/lord

PO Box 717 Burley, WA 98322

This is a wonderful web site. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the research you have done! I am still doing research and looking for any info I maybe able to find. My Father's side.. James Wilson C:14 sept 1834 Sandwick Orkney Parents, William and Betty. Ended up in North Carolina/TN border. Looking for Mary A.Chambers born about 1820+/- went to Jedburgh Rox, Scot and married Walter Wright in 1848. John "Coupland" (Rennie Farrow)..was a Mariner from the Orkneys..born about 1837+/- Peter born about 1632 and son Charles Melanson born about 1643 as spelt in Nova Scotia about 1663 when they arrived. Records showed they were from Scotland, but unable to find any records for the name of Melanson. Someone told me it was a miss spelling of Meason.. The father & Grandfather fled North Scotland, that is all I was told. Also the same problem with..all these families fled north of Scotland to France then onto Acadia, now Nova Scotia.. I have gone through all the records in Nova Scotia.. Micheal Richard born about 1630,, His parents Fled scotland.. Jean Pitre (as spelt in Nova Scotia) born about 1636,, all records should was from Far North,,Scotland Daughter Marie was born about 1666 Juilen Lord/Laird born about 1654,,one son was Alexander born about 1676 Would love to hear from any one that might have some insite about these names.


David "Noel" Sabiston
sabistn@diebold.com
Sabiston

Atlanta Georgia,USA

Looking for our tie back to the Sabistons of the Orkney islands and what city in the Orkney Islands the Sabistons live.


Mike Bostwick
bostwick@optonline.net
HEWISON

Howell, NJ, USA

I constantly check this site for new info and messages and have to say I like the new look. Great work Walt.


Wilma Carvill
carvill@clear.net.nz
Shearer, Miller, Lennie, Brown, Flett

Auckland, New Zealand

My fathers family came from Stronsay. We have info back to Peter Miller Shearer b 1822. He was married to Elizabeth Flett b 1818. Peters parents were Georgre Shearer and Helen Miller. This is an excellent site very easy to use=glad i found it


Derek F Osborne
osborne@lasercom.net
Tulloch, Harcus

Murrieta, California

Looks great , easy to use.


megan rendall
mrendallblythe@hotmail.com
Rendall, Leslie, Keldie, Miller, Mason

Surrey, England

The new look is great, and user friendly, it was before, but now much improved thank you so very much for the site, it has proved absolutely invaluable, long may it go and grow.. many thanks Megan


Linda
Linda@goringlb.freeserve.com.uk
Murray

England

I think your website is great. It looks good and is user friendly. I am looking for a Jacobina Murray from the Orkney Islands who married a John Storey from Sunderland. I can find 2 Jacobina Murrays on your website but no reference of a marriage for either of them. If anyone has any information I would be really please as I understand she was my great grandmother.


Elizabeth Towers
musicalbard@netscape.net
Towers Tours

Maine, United States of America

Hi, I just ran across your site tonight and was very pleased to see my surname included. Thought I would let you know that I had stopped by. Thanks!


Maura Marik Wane
maura_wane@yahoo.com
Reekie, Rendall, & Somerville

Joplin, Missouri

Hi. I am lookin gfor information on teh following people: Mrs. P.B. Reekie (Jane Rendall is her maiden name), Mrs. A.W. Reekie (Dinah Rendall is her maiden name) both of the Reekie couples lived in Lyletown, Maitoba, Canada, and Mrs. W.J. Somerville (Isabella Rendall is her maiden name)she and her husband lived in Creemore. Their father was John Rendall born 1827 in Orkney, Scotland and if I am correct he was married to Elzibeth McLeod Brown, also of Orkney, Scotland. I also know that they were born in Collingwood, Grey Co., Canada. I also have the names of John & Elizibeth's other children. If anyone could help me chase this down I would appreciate it. I am trying to find a living memeber of the Reekie family becasue a Isabella Reekie in 1970 privately wrote and publised a book called Reekie Rendall History and it is about my family. I am even mentioned in the book seeing as how it was published when I was 2 years old. :) Please feel free to email me at maura_wane@yahoo.com


Terri Sanday
sandayheath@junct.com
Sanday
Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Oklahoma, USA

Does the Snday surname come from here? We have been advised it does...


Ron Sutherland
jacron@bigpond.net.au
Sutherland, Gerard, Morgan
Saturday, July 31, 2004

Melbourne Australia

Great web site. I am trying to trace descendants of David Sutherland/Jane Gerard. They married Sth Ronaldsay 4 Jan 1825 and had 12 children. Jane died 1870 in Stromness, David probably died a few years earlier. I have full knowledge of sons John, William David and James because they went to Australia in 1857, and James is my great grandfather. Only two of the children that remained in Scotland (moved to Edinburgh in 1870) married and had children .... George William Gerard Sutherland (married Annie Adams, had a son George born 1876), and Susan Anderson Sutherland who married David Morgan and had Edith 1874, William 1876, and Harriet 1877. Can someone help me trace their descendants, with a view to tracing any living family. Anyone seeking the Australian history for the brothers who left Sth Ronaldsay for Melbourne in 1857, then I can assist.


Candace McLean
cjmclean333@hotmail.com
Burger, Brian, Wilson, Drever
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Gibbons, Alberta Canada

This website has been so helpful. I am trying to do a family tree for my dad's side of the family. His maternal grandparents were Jack/John Burger (Born Nov 11, 1893 in Orkney Islands) and Stuart Brian Burger (Born June 29, 1897 in Edinburgh). According to my dad's baby book it looks as if 4-5 of my grandparents (last 3 generations) were born in Orkney.


Andrew John Flett
robflett@optusnet.com.au
Flett, Sinclair,
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Ipswich, Queensland, AUSTRALIA

looking for relations of John Flett married to margaret moir in 1888 originally in the orkney island also relatives in the county of Fife any information plz email me.......ta


diane learmonth.d.o.b-12/10/72
buggsie72_is@msn.com
learmonth
Monday, August 23, 2004

glasgow/scotland

would like help to find my family history,i have no family to ask,and i only know my family come from the orkney's.my grandfather was archibald blue learmonth,and his father before him was also archibald learmonth.I would be sincerley greatful of any information,as i would like to share my history with my own 7 children


Lois Nicholson
loie1952@aol.com
John and Janet (Tulloch) Muir James and Christiana (Muir) Peace
Thursday, September 09, 2004

27 Bradnell Ave, Le Roy, New York 14482

Looking for family information on my GGGGG Grandparents John and Janet (Tulloch) Muir Had two children Christiana Muir born November 30 1760 and William Muir born May 28, 1763 Christiana Muir married a James Peace who are my GGGG Grandparents They had three children John Peace born February 4, 1788, Jean Peace born Octobet 25, 1790 and Margaret Peace born February 28, 1796 in Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland. Margaret Peace marriage a William Work on December 30, 1823 in Shapinsay, Orkney, Scotland William and Margaret (Peace) Work are my GGG Grandparents. If any one can locate any information one these family please contact me. Thanks for your help.


Andrew Garrick
garricka1@hotmail.com
Garrioch,Garrick,Garriock and any other forms of the name
Saturday, September 18, 2004

Brisbane Australia

Revisiting to update my email address in case anyone wishes to contact me on Family.


karen orkney
norton625@hotmail.com
william
Thursday, September 23, 2004

505 boston post rd waterford ct 06385 usa

I just want to talk to my Dad, if i can call him that.


Donald Scott Norquay
dnorquay@mts.net
Norquay, Morwick, Spence, Setter
Thursday, September 23, 2004

Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA

I am a descendant of Orcadians with the above surnames who came to Rupertsland with the Hudson's Bay Company in the late 1700's and early 1800's. I am interested in tracing their geneology in Orkney. I am also interested in Orkney history. Thanks for the great web-site.


Kevin Balfour
kevinbalfour@mweb.co.za
Balfour
Saturday, October 02, 2004

24 Steenbok street Edelewiess Springs Gauteng South Africa


anne.
kbulger@clear.net.nz
Shearer Moat
Friday, October 15, 2004

New Zealand.

Are there any descendants of Isabella Shearer b. 1879, Orkney, spouse James Beecot, who are willing to help with info ?. Only daughter known at this stage, Isabel Mary Beecot, born in New Zealand 1916. Isabella Shearer's mothers maiden name was Moat. Very interesting site!


Alexander Robert DEARNESS
ardvad@aol.com
Dearness / Drever
Friday, October 29, 2004

Blackpool, UK

Great site, can't think what took me so long to find it. Am interested in any Dearnesses round the world. Am currently researching my own Family Tree and still think all Dearnesses must be related, however tenuous. Anyone in Bloemfontein who can help? Please mail me and all will be answered.


David Work
workfarm@mars.ark.com
Work
Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Hornby Island BC Canada

John Work and Margaret Pearce were married in Kirkwall Cathedral in 1849? and then jumped aboard a Hudson Bay Co. ship to "Rupert's Land" now known as British Columbia, Canada. In Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. They had 3 children... John, James and Margaret? John died after a mine cave-in. Margaret remarried a Reid and we have been unable to track the lineage of two of the chidren. James, my great grandfather lived and died in Union Bay on Vancouver Island. I would like to contact Works still living in the Orkneys.


Carol Smith
smithce@telus.net
Spence and Allein
Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Hello, I'm looking for any information on William Spence b) Oct 28, 1722 in Orkney Island, Scotland and his wife Janet Allein. Their son Magus Spence b) 1755 Birsay, Orkney Island traveled to Canada to work for the Hudson Bay Company. William and Janet also had a son named John who was born March 28, 1769. I would appreciate any help you could give me in tracking William's family Thank you Carol Smith


Ryan M Roberts
Sweet canada girl @Shaw.com

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Thunder,Bay Ont

looking for Donald,M Roberts,June Crowe Roberts childen are Judy,Debbie.Donald,[J,R],Gloria,last place,are Grande Cache Albt.Trail B,Christine lake,B,C Nov16,04,


BARBARA ANDREA HOY PAVEZ
nohacena yahoo.es
hoy
Wednesday, November 24, 2004

chile,sudamerica

me hubiese gustado encontrat información sobre mi apellido.gracias


John Shearer
JPShearer@aol.com
Shearer, Sherar, Sherer
Sunday, November 28, 2004

St Ola, Orkney

My recent posting omitted my email address - so again - I have participated in a Shearer genealogy DNA project, at the cost of US$99, and now after a wait of 2 months have my result - which, disappointingly, only confirms that I am definitely not related to any of about 8 other, mainly US Shearers. However I have a large Shearer Family Tree, all descended from a Stronsay Shearer born c1765, and have not so far been able to establish (or refute) possible links to other Orkney Shearer families such as those from Shapinsay or Holm. I would very much like to encourage some other male Orkney Shearer descendants, with no proven Stronsay ancestry ,(they have to be male - the DNA tests are Y chromosome only) to also participate in this project with a view to establishing with much greater confidence whether or not there are one or more unrelated Shearer Lines in Orkney. Participation will potentially also help Shearer emigrants from the UK to Canada, Australia, N Zealand, South Africa, USA etc - as their willingness to participate in DNA testing increases - to focus their Orkney Shearer genealogy research requests more accurately. If interested please contact me for further details of my chosen DNA Test Site John Shearer (in Orkney)


Shirley Scott
essaescott@xtra.co.nz
Norman Magnus YORSTON
Thursday, December 02, 2004

South Otago NEW ZEALAND

Norman Magnus Yorston, born Waihola, Otago, New Zealand 8 December 1894. Some time after the death of his father (Isaac Marwick Yorston) in February 1911, Norman departed New Zealand to parts unknown. All his brothers and sisters are now deceased and the mystery as to his whereabouts remains unsolved. In recent days I discovered that he sent a postcard to the Yorston Family, WAIHOLA, but by this time his mother and siblings had moved on. The card which was delivered to another cousin reported that he was working on a steamer on the Mississippi. Did he marry? Are there any descendants out there? I, and other cousins, are extremely interested in finding the missing branch on our tree. Contact is very welcome! This is a wonderful site! Shirley


Rian Anderson
rian@smartchat.net.au
Kirkness, Leslie, Shearer
Sunday, December 05, 2004

Brisbane Australia

This is a really useful website — thank you!


Annie Gunn
annie.gunn@sbcglobal.net
Learmouth or Watt
Tuesday, December 07, 2004

San Antonio, Texas

Family of Elizabeth Learmouth, b.7/10/1861 M. Peter T. Watt 8/24/1882 Family of Peter T. Watt


Michael Müller
sorry@nospam.de

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Norderstedt

I am a Glenmore


Michael Turfus
mpturfus@hotmail.com
Turfus
Friday, December 10, 2004

Brampton, Ontario Canada 44 Elderwood PL Brampton, ON L6V 3N3

great site


Lorraine Louttit Hilton
ford8@cox.net
Reid, Eunson, Louttit (of South Ronaldsay)
Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Coventry, Rhode Island USA

Looking for information on birthdate, place and parents of Robert REID who married Margaret Eunson in Kirkwall 3 Nov 1759.


Tracy Loewer
theloewers@yahoo.com
Work, Duncan
Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Texas, USA

Trying to find any information on my grandma's family. Born in St.Mary's, Orkney she came over to Canada just after WWI with her dad John Taylor Work and mom Margaret(nee Duncan). If anybody knows anything, I'd love to hear about it! Thanks.


John Shearer
jpsorkney@hotmail.com
Shearer, Sherar, Sherer etc - DNA genealogy analysis
Thursday, January 06, 2005

St Ola, Orkney.

In my Nov 2004 post I left out my Email address - also the DNA URL is www.familytreedna.com Re the following "I have participated in a Shearer genealogy DNA project, at the cost of US$99, and now after a wait of 2 months have my result - which, disappointingly, only confirms that I am definitely not related to any of about 8 other, mainly US Shearers. However I have a large Shearer Family Tree, all descended from a Stronsay Shearer born c1765, and have not so far been able to establish (or refute) possible links to other Orkney Shearer families such as those from Shapinsay or Holm. I would very much like to encourage some other male Orkney Shearer descendants, with no proven Stronsay ancestry ,(they have to be male - the DNA tests are Y chromosome only) to also participate in this project with a view to establishing with much greater confidence whether or not there are one or more unrelated Shearer Lines in Orkney. Participation will potentially also help Shearer emigrants from the UK to Canada, Australia, N Zealand, South Africa, USA etc - as their willingness to participate in DNA testing increases - to focus their Orkney Shearer genealogy research requests more accurately. If interested please contact me for further details of my chosen DNA Test Site John Shearer (in Orkney)"


Barbara Fox

Yorston
Sunday, January 09, 2005

Box 95 Grand Bend Ontario N0M 1T0 Canada

I've just begun looking for my ancestors from the Orkney Islands. I don't have much information. I was told that seven Yorston brothers left the Orkney's sometime in the 1800s. My grandfther's name was John A. Yorston he married Susan Wheeler, my grandfather Robert Hugh Yorston married married Laura Rudd in 1901. I am interested in learning more about my ancestors and hope to visit the Orkneys. Thank you for any help.


Carol Smith
smithce@telus.net
Spence, Allein, Johnston
Sunday, January 09, 2005

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Hello, I'm doing famiy research on the following names: Spence, Allein and Johnston in Orkney area. My Grandfather Magnus Spence parents names William Spence and Janet Allein. Williams parents names were Magnus Spence and Margaret Johnston. That is as far as I can go. Would be willing to share information on the Canada Side of the Spence family. Please email me at smithce@telus.net Thank you, Carol Smit


Christine Moar
melodie_244@hotmail.com
Moar family
Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Mashteuiatsh, Québec. Canada

I'm Cree, first nation from Québec in Canada. I do a research on the first newcomers in the name of Moar in Quebec. Sorry for my english!! I speak in French!!


Elizabeth kemp
Williamjking@peoplepc.com
Towery, (towerie) & (towers) this is where my genealogy is pointing too, Someone named John Towersb recorded in 1481, a frenchman from the town of tours. Descendant Edward Towery born in 1748 in N. Corolina.family comes from the island of sanday. H
Sunday, January 23, 2005

Bowling Green, Ky USA

I am interested in learning my family heritage. All I have back to is Edward Towery born in 1748 in N. Corolina. Descendant of John Towers. Firs recorded in 1481. other surnames are Toors, towery, and towers. Towery is the Surname now in the U.S.


therese dillon clouston warden
tanollid@localnet.com
clouston, john, born abt 1789, scotland or orkney, married jane settled fort hope canada
Sunday, January 30, 2005

buffalo, ny 14214, usa

any information on john clouston or jane or jane from scotland or orkney


rosslinklater
r.linklater@shaw.com
linklater
Wednesday, February 02, 2005

victoria b.c. canada

I.m trying to trace my great grandfather Ian Linklater who was a fur trapper with the hudsons bay company He was supposed to have married a fullblood cree woman from a reserve near winnipeg. They had a son named Albert who had children, with Mary Landry. Albert and Mary had a son named wilf and he had a son named Ross,[me]. Anyone have any info., to help me. Thanks, Ross


elizabeth Kirkness
liztrainor@xtra.co.nz
kirkness
Thursday, February 03, 2005

newzealand Queenstown

I was born in Orkney at kirkwall hospital in september 1970 my mother and father were both born in newzealand but my fathers parents came from sandwick on Kirkness farm


Una Atkins
mafsnikta@xtra.co.nz
HEWSON - HEWISON AND MUIR
Friday, March 11, 2005

Christchurch New Zealand

Just been given this site to look thru. Am researching my Great Grandparents - John Muir who married Mary Ann Hew(i)son It is a brick wall as there are so many John Muir's. If you can help, would love to hear from you. Thanks Una


James Balfour
balmar@sasktel.net
Balfour
Sunday, March 13, 2005

Regina, Saskatchewan Canada 2610 Truesdale Dr Regina, SK S4V 0W6


MARSHA L. DAVIE
DAVIE4250@YAHOO.COM
DAVIE - LISTZ--LISZT -GOODBRAKE- GOBRECHT- ERICKSTROM--- STROM---BOULTON---GREEN--WALTERS---THURMOND---PATTERSON-- HARTMAN-- KELLEMS-- RICHARDS--HEWGLEY--WATSON---GOLDENS--
Sunday, March 20, 2005

DAVIE4250YAHOO.COM PALM DESERT, CALIF

ALL FAMILY NAMES CONNECTED THROUGH MYSELF ONLY WITH SEVERAL MORE NOT MENTIONED AT THE MOMENT. MLD


Yuriy Golubev, Laird of Glenmore
elouder@hotmail.ru
Heraldry, History, Collecting of a cold steel
Wednesday, March 23, 2005

I like to study Scottish cultures and customs, people living in this country is pleasant. Like to learn more about a history of Orkney.


Sinclair
ir.sinclair
Sinclair and Foubister
Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Looking for information on family of James Foubister born ~1838 married 1869 Papa Westray to Jane Miller,their daughter Mary Miller Foubister born~1877 went to Edinburgh married William Sinclair


Carol McMenemy
cmcmenem@visa.com
McMenemy
Friday, April 01, 2005

Littleton, Colorado USA

How neat it is to find a website about these islands. I just learned recently that my ancestors lived for years in this area before going to Armaugh, Ireland for a while and then immigrating to Canada - probably during the potato famine. If anyone comes across my surname in any documents, please let me know. I understand my ancestors lived were farmers on someone's land and left when the land changed owners.


Moira
moimid1@yahoo.ca
SCLATER CRAIGIE ANDERSON
Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Fraser Valley Canada

Very nice site! Wish the links were still connected. I'd love to hear from anyone connected to these people I seek info about -- Mary Craigie married John Sclater in Kirkwall, 1844. Their two sons William (1844) and James (1847) went to Canada. William returned to marry Jane Anderson in 1874 in Scotland. They both returned to Canada. Apparently they ran a lime/stone quarry in Ontario. Help anyone? Thank you again for the interesting site. Moira


Robyn Winter
robyn@rotorua5star.co.nz
LAWRENCE
Thursday, April 14, 2005

Rotorua New Zealand

I noticed your comments re working in the mines at Nullarbor. I am researching my ggrandfather James LAWRENCE who was a miner there. I believe he took his own life about 1921 but so far any further information is scarce


Margaret


Saturday, April 16, 2005


James Shearer Scott
jamess1939@aol.com
Sherar, Shearer,Scott, Chisholm,Pearson,Brotherton
Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Phoenix,Arizona

Interested in the names family listed. My GGGGrandfather Thomas Sherar was born in Carlisle,Scotland on 09 May 1746. He was married in Inch Parish, Gallowshire,Scotland on 06 Aug 1769 to Jeanne Melvin born 28 Apr 1748 .


John McCallum
washburnboy@hotmail.com
McCallum , Malcolm
Friday, April 22, 2005

Wellington, New Zealand


Bonnie West
bonpwest@yahoo.com
MacCormack, Stewart-MacCormack
Saturday, April 23, 2005

Charlotte, NC, USA

My grandfather, John Stewart MacCormack (he often added a hyphen: Stewart-MacCormack) was born in Philedelphia. The only information we have of his father is that he was a doctor who stopped practicing after an affair with his nurse; and she may have had a child by him. The Elder MacCormack worked for the railroad after leaving the medical practice. He was also an avid botanist, and developed a unique strain of tree for a park in New Jersey. This very vague information is all I have; I am working my way back to see how far I can go!


James Russell
JaRssll8@aol.com
John Bennett Russell born 1851 Dumbarton
Thursday, April 28, 2005

Edinburgh

I will be in Orkney 18-21st May 2005 and would like to see some of my great uncle's photographs. Would that be possible?


Kathryn Warren
warren@kestrel.freeserve.co.uk
Wilson
Monday, May 02, 2005

7, Kestrel Place, Inverness.IV2 3YH Scotland

John Wilson-Stewart Sandison married Westray 1863.Children were John 1864, Marjory l868(my grandmother) Jean Stewart Liddle 1873, Susan Rynes 1874. Are there any descendants of any of these out there?


Shirley Hassen
shassen@bigpond.net.au
Burke- Hassen_ Wilton- Beard-Reidy-Stapleton
Tuesday, May 03, 2005

LITHGOW NSW

I get good results from my searches.


Isabella Will (nee.Stout)
pc.w@sympatico.ca
Stout
Sunday, May 08, 2005

Kingsville,Ont. Canada

Interesting Site: My grandfather, George Stout from Fair Isle was drowned with brothers while sailing on the boat "SPRAY". I read about it on line and now I cannot find it. Would someone know the site address? I would be most grateful for the information. Isabella Will (Stout)


laurie james sabiston

sabiston
Sunday, May 15, 2005

selkirk manitoba canada

looking for sabiston lineage


Helen Davis
helen3247@yahoo.com
Spence
Wednesday, May 18, 2005

North Carolina

Looking for spence,s that came to Virginia or N. Carolina .


Senga Drever
senga_dave@iprimus.com.au
Drever, Eunson
Sunday, May 22, 2005

Perth West Australia

Hi, i came across your sight through another site i was in trying to trace some information on the surnames indicated. My middle name is Eunson, i was called after my Grandmother Agnes Eunson, and i was interested in building my family tree. I will be looking here often now and would like to say Thanks for the site, great to be able to find info on this subject. Thanks again Senga


Steve Swepston
swepston@aol.com
Sabiston
Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Washington Court House, Ohio, USA

Just snooping for genealogy info!


Hans D. Braun
handubraun@shaw.ca
Shortt
Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Devon, Alberta, Canada

In 1964/5 I had a schoolteacher friend in Stewart, BC, Canada She was 21 years old then. I know she was born and raised in BC, but don't remember where. Can anyone help please. Hans Braun


Joan Kelday
j_kelday@msn.com
Kelday, Cutt
Monday, June 06, 2005

Seattle, Washington, USA


Winnie J. Tate-Morgan
flake@tstar.net
Tate, McDonald, Carlock
Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Llano, TX USA

Nice site. Thanks


Mark Towers
mark-towers@lineone.net
Towers, Omand, Matches, Wards
Friday, June 10, 2005

Elgin Scotland


Debra De Biasi
ddebiasi@bidpond.net.au
Matches
Saturday, June 11, 2005

Sydney, Australia

Could James Matches, common-law husband of Elizabeth Gore (female convict transported to Tasmania 1830's) a seaman who settled in Hobart , Tasmania, be the same James Matches born 1813 ,Holm, to James & Jane Matches?


troy muir
troymuir@dodo.com.au
muir
Tuesday, June 14, 2005

australia devonport


Andy Campbell
andy.campbell@blueyonder.co.uk
Campbell Smith johnston
Friday, June 17, 2005

Birmingham

If the Richard Johnston who placed his family tree on the contributors page still uses the Orkney Genealogy site I would like him to contact me as I believe we are cousins. My gg Aunt Mary Anne Campbell married his ancestor William Johnston on 9 Feb 1848.


Sylvia Hill
sdhill@paradise.net.nz
Mason, Meason, Measson
Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Hamilton, New Zealand

I am researching the Mason/Meason/Measson family which appears to be based mainly around Shapinsay and Westray. My great grandfather, THOMAS BALFOUR MASON emigrated to New Zealand before his marriage and I have started to construct the family links. Does anyone else have an interest in this family so that we can share the work that we have done?


Sue Thompson
suethompson50@ozemail.com.au
Fiddler
Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Melbourne Australia

We will be visiting the Orkney Islands as part of our bus trip as I have always wanted to visit the home of my ancestors - John and Jane Fiddler who arrived in Melbourne in 1852 and whose daughter Margaret married Roibert Stevens, my great,great grandfather. Let me know if you are interested in receving a copy of my family history and a family tree which I will happily bring with me in August or arrange to send it to you. Sue Thompson


Thomas Lyon Sixt
tsixtjr@aol.com
Taylor, Muir, Lyon, Linklater and more
Monday, July 25, 2005

5471 Hayes Rd. Groveport Ohio 43125 USA

This is a great! website. I may be able to help you fill in some missing links. I was hunting for my grandfather (Taylor, James - 1888 Flotta I believe) and grandmother ( Margaret Muir - Should be from the west mainland) and did not see them under the birth records. I know my grandfather was on the boat that dilivered the mail though out the Isles when he was 12-13 years old and my grandmother was born at the Bridge of Waithe (spelling) near Kirkwall on the West Mainland I believe. I have been there and remember the festivals in Kirkwall and going to the Stromness Harbor and other places. My granfather and Grandmother did not know each other on the Isles and actually met in Chicago Illinois, USA. Fell free to contact me and I can give you as much information that I can. Tom


Euman
annej60@fsmail.net
Euman anything similiar
Saturday, August 06, 2005

Scotland

If you are looking for the surname Euman or a similiar one please contact me. As I or a member of my family may be able to help.


Maurene Hackland Harris
maureneh@accesscomm.ca
Hackland, Firth
Friday, August 12, 2005

Regina, SK Canada

I accidently discovered this site today, and eventually found my gg-grandparents. So often "trees" are begun, and then abandoned due to encountering a dead-end. Pooling of info is great! Keep the info coming!


james russell
maga@yahoo.com
maga
Monday, August 15, 2005

sydney

they were on the islans evie and roousay. they moved to new zealand in 1800s thankyou ted marwick


E. Low
emlo@sympatico.ca
Hewson, Hunter.
Monday, August 22, 2005

Toronto Canada

My GGGGG grandmother, Ann Hewson was born in Bressay, Shetland in 1793. She moved to Leith and married James Iven Hunter. I am trying to locate information on James Iven. Where was he born? (available records don't seem to indicate Leith) Also would like to know if anyone can shed light on the origin of the name IVEN (yes, with an E) We don't know where the name came from, although it has been passed down through the generations. We wonder did he come from Shetland too? Thank you.


MICHELLE HOWIE NEE REILLY
FAIRFEILDYARD@NTLWORLD.COM
McEWAN
Friday, September 02, 2005

34 FORTHRIVER GREEN,GLENCAIRN,BELFAST BT13 3UR

IM LOOKING FOR THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF MY MOTHERS FAMILY. WHO ARE BASED IN ONTARIO,CANADA(KITCHENER)?THEY IMAGRATED TO CANADA IN THE 70S FROM GLASGOW,SCOTLAND,HER BROTHERS WERE CHARLIE AND PETER,AND HER SISTERS WERE MARY AND ELIZEBETH,BOTH PARENT ARE DECEASED.ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE A GREAT HELP.


Sheila
uglyducklinguk@btinternet.com
Picken, Kee, Clotworthy, Clothworthy,Wallace
Tuesday, September 06, 2005

London

Trying to trace children of Hugh Picken. Spouses name.etc. Hugh's Father Thomas Picken born 1882 Greenoch. Thomas Father James Picken a night Watchman.Thomas Wife Harriet Picken Nee Kee. Hugh picken. mother Martha McCulloch Clothworthy. Her Father Alexander Clotworthy a carter Her Mother Isabella Clotworthy Nee Wallace. Any help appreciated.


Margaret Webber
gmwebber@sci.net.au
Groundwater
Thursday, September 08, 2005

Orbost, Victoria. Australia

Jessie Groundwater married John Jackson Hutchinson in New Zealand in 1867 before they moved to Lilydale, Victoria. They were my great grandparents.She died in 1918 aged 79 but I can't find any jessie born in 1839. The site looks great. Margaret Webber


patricia feeney
feeneypatricia@hotmail.com
saddler hayes bennett
Sunday, September 11, 2005

113 the broadway rodbourne cheney swindon wiltshire sn2 3bw

i would like to introduce my self as miss patricia feeney this is what i would like to find out. ann bennett married james hayes on the 27th october 1827 she was born in meopham kent her farthers name was robert bennett she married twice also to thaoms treadwell in northflett after 1827.thomas had married also mary ann saddler daughter of joseph saddler i think it was fawkham kent. is anyone related to this familys have they got any information on them. and does anyone know the origin of these names thank you for your help patricia feeneypatricia@hotmail.com patriciaconry@hotmail.com


Alexander M. Williamson
beenda2@bellsouth.net
Williamson, Guthrie
Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Atlanta, GA, USA

I appreciare the website. The Williamsons of interest were mainly from East Neuk, i.e., Fife, and esp. Kilrenny area. Nineteenth century saw them scatterd, but some lived in Liverpool ( mid eighteen hundreds and later London ( 1900s)


William R. Stewart
wrs@wildblue.net
Stewart, Steward, Stuart, Stiward
Thursday, August 03, 2006

3015 N.E. 99th St. Anthony, Fl.32617 USA

We connect to Stewarts' of Orkney Islands by DNA Not sure who submitted the DNA from the Shetland Islands It is listed as (15341)Stewart 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 0910 11 11 25 15 19 29 14 15 17 17. We match 23/25. We have a very long paper trail...