Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

Archive for 2008

The Windows of South Leith Church

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

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The Monuments of South Leith Church, Edinburgh

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

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South Leith Parish Church

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

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Charter of South Leith Church

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

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(c) John Arthur

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Monuments from St James’s Leith

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

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Several whaling ships belonged to the brothers Wood, Peter and Christopher, who carried on a blubber-smelting business in the Timber Bush. The smell was naturally strong and rather offensive; and with the wind in certain directions while the process of smelting was going on the people of Leith would remark to each other that Peter Wood’s scent bottle was at work that day!

(c) John Arthur

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South Leith War memorial

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

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The Scotch-Irish: Who Are They?

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Growing up in North Carolina, I always knew we had a huge group of Scotch-Irish settlers in the Piedmont of the Carolinas, but I didn’t understand their ancestry. Were they from Scotland or Ireland? Many of them had been here for so many generations that they no longer knew where they came from–my family included. I was left to assume the Scotch had intermarried with the Irish and that is why they were called the Scotch-Irish. But as I’ve recently discovered, there is much more to the story. for more click here

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Researching Ancestors from the United Kingdom

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Using the LDS Family History Center’s Resources

This article was originally written with the patrons of an LDS (Latter-day Saints, or more fully, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Family History Center as its intended audience. Since placing this article on the World Wide Web, I have found that many readers are asking me “What is a Family History Center”? To answer that question, may I recommend you visit What is a Family History Center?. This site will help you understand what an FHC is and why they are so useful to the genealogist. To find the Family History Center nearest you, visit Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet – LDS & Family History Centers then look under the Family History Centers section for many links to lists of FHC locations such as Find a Family History Center Near You. for more click here

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National Archives of Canada

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Canada’s national collection of books, historical documents, government records, photos, films, maps, music…and more. for more click here

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Family History South Australia

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Were your ancestors pioneers of South Australia? Find out by searching our early shipping passenger lists and marriage records. Did they go to the gold fields in the 1850s? Perhaps they purchased South Australian land in the 1870s or 80s? for more click here

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