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You can post a message on this page that may allow someone to respond to your message with information that may give details of relatives, past or present. Messages are best to contain place names and not be too long.

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An interesting website with a list of ships with their passenger lists that carried emigrants to the US, Canada and Australia between 1685 and 1903 is: www.scotlandsfamily.com/ships-passengers. Records of ships and their passengers before the 1890s can be hard to find.

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FULTON FAMILY 27. 03. 2014

I am researching my forbears and in particular Andrew Creelman Fulton born about 1801 in Glasgow , married Mary Alexander (born 1800 in Fintry S/shire. Scotland) who died 9 June 1863 in Glasgow. Andrew marri9ed Mary on 23 March 1851 at Cowcaddens, Barony, Scotland. He died 15 Dec 1859 in Glasgow. Andrew was a rope merchant in Glasgow. His parents were Robert Fulton , born 1775 and died 1859, and Janet Creelman, born 1779 and died 1859. One of Andrew's son was Robert Fulton, the famous pigeon judge and breeder of his day Robert wrote the books of Pigeons and Bulldogs. If there are any connections of this family that see this, I would like to make contact. Geoffrey Fulton / Australia Email: thearchitect@internode.on.net.

McCubbin family 05. 11. 2013

Doing some research on the McCubbin family: my husband is Grant McCubbin. His father was Earl Percival McCubbin, born in Montreal, Cda in the 20's. I'm still trying to get more info..but believe Earl's mother immigrated to Canada from Scotland. My husband had thought the McCubbins had come from Ireland until I started to do some research. I do know that McCubbins have been immigrating to Canada - various parts - the US and Aus since the 1700's. At this point I'd like to just connect with a McCubbin in the area - then we can go from there. My daughter and I are visiting Scotland and England in February 2014 and we'd love to do some 'in person' research! I've already connected with at least one of MY ancestors (Risbey) in NE England. Thanks!! Christine McCubbin Email: gcmccubbin@shaw.ca.

McWhorter/McWhirter Family 07. 03. 2013

ALEXANDER McWHORTER was born 1586 in Clyde, Edinburgh, Scotland (Immigrant to Ireland). He died 1641 in Ulster Co, Cavan, Baillieborough, Ireland (Moved from Clyde, Scotland to Ireland around 1600.). When he was 18, He married an unknown spouse 1604 in Armagh, Armagh Co, near Monaghan, Ireland. ALEXANDER McWHORTER and [unknown spouse] had the following known child: * ALEXANDER McWHORTER II ALEXANDER McWHORTER II was thought to be born in 1620 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He died 1641 in Ireland. His wife was Sally Cox born about 1615 in Armagh, Armagh Co. We don't know anything else about Sally Cox.. Parents, death date, etc. We only know about one child they had.. Alexander McWhorter III (1641 - 1773). I am sure there must have been other children... any record of them? If you have any information on the two Alexander McWhorters above (our 9th & 10th grandfathers) or their families, we would greatly appreciate knowing about it. It would be very valuable if you could locate any documents on Alexander McWhorter (1586 - 1641) or information that shows. 1. Records on his wife's name, birth, death, parents .anything 2. Records on other children they may have had and any info on them 3. Where he was buried and pictures of his grave and wife's grave 4. Where they lived, etc., etc. Thank you for any help you can provide. You can contact us at Email: dx_payne@hotmail.com.

William S. Kirkwood 27. 02. 2013

I am looking for any information on my distant relatives on my Mothers side. I do not have much information but what I have is listed below: Descendants of William Kirkwood 1. William Kirkwood was born in Scotland. He married Margaret Drysdale., November 22, 1851 in Lasswade Midlothian, Scotland. Child of William Kirkwood and Margaret Drysdale is: William Scott Kirkwood, b. June 10, 1857 Tranquair, Peebles Scottland. Generation No. 2 2. William Scot Kirkwood (William) was born June 10 1857 i th n Traguair, Peebles, Scottland. He married Mary Moit. She was born January 1856 in Scotland and died between 1900-1910 in New York. Notes for William Scot Kirkwood: William was naturalized on 6/24/1892 in Manhattan NY. He listed his former nationality as English. A man by the name of John Morris, at the same address where William resided witnessed his application. In 1910, William (listed as head of household) indicated that he was widowed. He continued to reside at 82 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY. His daughter, Mary, his son-in-law, Edward Starbuck, and his grand-daughther Mary resided with him as well. William, age 29 when he immigrated to the US from England. He immigrated on 5/4/1886, on year before his wife and kids. More About William Scot Kirkwood. Immigration: May 3 1886, Liverpool, England on Ship "Italy" to the NY Port. Naturalization: June 24, 1892, Common Pleas Court NY County NY Occupation: June 1892 Plasterer NYC NY Residence:1892 82 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY. Notes for Mary Moit: According to the 1900 US Federal Census, Mary had given birth to 6 Children, three of which, (Mae, George, Gilbert) were still alive in 1900. Immigration: March 7, 1887 From Liverpool England, to NY on the Germanic (age30) Residence: 1881 29 Hilmer Street London, Middlesex England. Children of William Kirkwood and Mary Moit are: Mary Kirkwood b, May 1890 NY George Kirkwood, b. December 8, 1880 Fulham Middlesex England Gilbert Scot Kirkwood b July 1883 England; d bet 1920-1930 NY Eliza Kirkwood b Dec 08 1880 Fulham Middlesex England d; England Notes: Eliza Kirkwood was the twin sister of George. Any further information would be greatly appreciated. I would like to go even further back. Where in Scotland is Midlothian? etc... Thank you for any help. Rick Montes Email: rickmontes@verizon.net.

Mary-Jo Davies 20. 10. 2012

Peter Ralston & Jane Esdon & 5 sons from eaglesham, renfrewshire in 1768 to 1820. Sons & mom came to Canada about 1820, Sorrel, Que. John, Peter, Robert, William, Archibald, are the sons names. Dad Peter's parent's may be John & Janet Ralston. Email: mjexpress@hotmail.com.

Boswell/ Mclaren 17. 05. 2012

Please can anyone assist me. Looking for ancestors of both James Boswell and Mary Mclaren who were married in Scotland in 1841 prior to emigrating to New Zealand in 1842 on the Duchess of Argyle which arrived in Auckland in October 1842. They may have married in Aberdeenshire but not sure as I understand they may have run away to get wed as James was Mary's family's coachman and her father disapproved of the union and cut her off. One of Mary's sisters may have married a Craig but I have virtually no other information on Mary's siblings or her parent's Thank you Marion, Email: marbri@xtra.co.nz.

FAIRLIE/FERLIE/FERLEY 03. 01. 2012

I am researching the FAIRLIE/FERLIE/FERLEY family. JAMES FAIRLIE/FERLIE (born 1787, died 849) married ISABELLA RUSSELL (born 1774 or 1779) in Larbert, Stirlingshire. James was an Engine Keeper in a colliery. The family moved from Stirlingshire to Ayrshire and settled there. If anyone else is researching this family line or has information about them I would appreciate hearing from you. Contact me at: debbie2001s@hotmail.com.

Barr/Lamont, Rothsay-Isle of Bute & Lochwinnoch 24. 10. 2011

I'm looking for information about Allan Barr, husband of Christina Lamont, married in Rothesay, Bute 1856 where they later had a son John. Their eldest child, Barbara, may have been born in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire. They immigrated to Canada, and are found in the 1861 Montreal census. A son, Francis, was born in Canada. They appear to be in the Philadelphia area of the United States by 1863, having another son, Allan, around 1867. Allan and Christina are buried at St. Paul's Lutheran Graveyard in Ardmore, PA next to Christina's sister, Margaret Lamont, and Margaret's husband, Peter McCallum. Allan appears to be the son of John Barr and Jane Gilmour of Beith, but I don't have any proof just yet. Allan's brother Francis moved to Australia, but I don't know about the rest. There were two other brothers, David and Matthew, and half-siblings, Janet, John and William. A descendent of Matthew indicated there was a a brother Allan who moved to Philadelphia and had worked as a gardener in Scotland. Does anyone know anything about this Allan Barr and about the Barrs of Beith? I'd like to know if they are connected and anything else about the family. Email: jdavidbarr@yahoo.com.

George Hunter Ralston, Glasgow 23. 10. 2011

I would like to know George Ralston's family background in Scotland. George Hunter Ralston was Born 1840-1850s Glasgow. Recorded on marriage and death certificates as.. Father..George Ralston.. Sea Captain..Mother..Georgina Calcart or Culcart. George Hunter Ralston had a draper shop in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, it was dissolved bankrupt in 1869. George Hunter Ralston married Ellen Park at Murrurundi NSW Australia in 1875. 3 sons born The middle name Hunter passed to their eldest son. Ellen disappeared with no death record in 1881. Possibly died in child birth. George Hunter Ralston met Johanna(Joanna) Nutsford in the mid 1880s and had 7 more children. They moved to Wagga Wagga NSW in 1890. George and Johanna married in January 1911. George died in July 1911, he is buried in Wagga Wagga cemetery. Johanna Ralston died in Sydney in 1954, she is buried in the Eastern Suburbs Cemetery. Jenny Coyle. Email: coyle.r@bigpond.com.

Margaret MacFarlane, Lochgilphead, Argyllshire 17. 10. 2011

Margaret MacFarlane was born about 1809 in Lochgilphead, Argyllshire, Scotland. She died after 1851. She married Joseph Greatorex who was a private soldier in the 12th Lancers of 1834 & 1837. They had the following children: F i Sarah Greatorex was christened on 3 Aug 1834 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. F ii Elizabeth Greatorex M iii Robert Greatorex was born about 1836 in Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland. M iv John Joseph Greatorex was christened on 24 Dec 1837 in Hounslow, London, England. F v Catherine Greatorex was born about 1841 in Dublin, Ireland. M vi George Greatorex was born about 1843 in Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Elizabeth Greatorex married William Nichol and one of their children stanley nichol was my grandfather and my father is Royce Greatorix Nichol. Ay information on this family will be appreciated, Penney Facini. Email: pfacini@iinet.net.au.

Janet Goldie / Lanark 09. 10. 2011

Janet Goldie, mother Elizabeth, father Matthew Goldie, mason. Information from death certificate. Birth 1808, family Bible entry. Mother surname probably Ferguson. First daughter's name Elizabeth Ferguson Blair. Janet followed Scottish naming system, fits for all but one child. I have all information from 1841 marriage, to descendants present day, but can find nothing at all pre 1841. Her marriage banns were called in Loudoun, and Lanark. I have copies of both certificates. I strongly suspect she and her family were Free Church, but can't find any of that church's records. An 1841 census for Dunlop is the only Janet Goldie in the entire country that seems to fit, but can find no trace of any of the people mentioned in that census. Any help greatly appreciated. Janet has been driving us nuts for three years. She's my 2X great grandmother. Thank you, Linda Oliver. Email: biddymcsquiggle@gmail.com.

Alexander Ochiltree born 1720, Renfrew 03. 10. 2011

I am searching for a paternal ancestor: Alexander Ochiltree born ca 1720, sent to America 1747, killed by Cornstalk Indians in Donally's Fort VA 1775. Father: Alexander Alan Ochiltree born 1700 Mother: Marion Euing Born in Renfrew Scotland. This information has been submitted to the LDS Family Search Program.. I would like as much information as possible as I am unable to find him in the records. LuRose Williams, Texas. Email: luhickey1@hotmail.com.

McLagan history 30. 09. 2011

My name is Stefani, I was born a McLagan, my father's name was Donald Frasier McLagan. We have been in the U.S. for many generations but I have traced his family back to Scotland. Once I get to Scotland it all gets a bit fuzzy. I am traveling to Scotland in the next month (sorry, not much time this time) and would appreciate any information anyone has that will give me a good starting point to find the information I need. I have history tracing to Perth and to Cumnock but I am not sure which direction I need to go. If you have any information you can email me at: defuzzy14u@mywdo.com. If you have anything even after my date of arrival it would be greatly appreciated as I am planning on going back again to see the places my family may have been. Thank you so much. Stefani Christenson Wabasha, MN USA

Heron's 10. 09. 2011

I am looking for the Heron's that left Scotland in 1679 after the Bothwell Bridge Battle, lived in Ulster, Antrim, and Down, then sometime before May 1774 returned to Scotland and caught the Gale to the Colonies. John Heron left Scotland in 1679, went to Ireland, had @ least 3 sons, John's son Robert's son was christened in Boardmills Presbyterian Church in April 1700. That James had a son James b. 1734, this is the son that sailed from Straener in 1774 with 4 sons name Samuel b. 1752, John b. 1758, Robert b. 1760, and James Hooper Heron be. 1762. Trying to lock down their heritage and wives and mothers for these men. Fairly positive that Andrew Heron was John's father. Any additional information would be great. Thanks Donna Herren Lively. Email: livelydonna@yahoo.com

Margaret Williams Watt / Glasgow 15. 05. 2011

I am searching for documentation providing a line of descent from Sir James Watt, the noted Scottish inventor, through to my grandmother, Margaret Williams Watt, born August 3, 1894, in Glasgow, Scotland. Margaret lived in Glasgow, except for a year or two spent in Saskatchewan, Canada, until adulthood and married John Robertson Macreadie in Glasgow in October of 1932. They then emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada. She died December 8, 1971 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, and is buried there. Her mother's name was Margaret and her father was George Watt of Glasgow. Any information you could provide showing a line of descent would be extremely helpful and very much appreciated. Heartfelt Thanks. Miss Deborah McLean. Email: dmacwat@telus.net

Glen / Rothesay Isle of Bute 21. 03. 2011

Looking for connections for Glen family from Rothesay, Ayrshire. James Glen(1799) married- Elizabeth Bannatyne/Williams/ Williamson? Born 1796-1803? Children names- William 1831, James 1833, and Archibald 1835. Also any information on Archibald Glen 1835 married Janet Smith (Rothesay).One daughter Margaret Bruce Glen 1858. Other childrens names-Elizabeth Williamson Glen 1860, James Glen 1861 and possibly Archibald Glen 1864 (Kilfinan). Archibald Glen 1835 may have re-married an Augsta/Augusta Glen (1825-31?) born in Kilfinan. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I have no more leads. Best regards Kym Glen. Email: kymboglen@hotmail.com.

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