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  1. Parents of William MacKay born c1817

    Hi Lesley (et al) I've just joined this site today, and I'm researching my family history: my name is Ian McKay and I am in Liverpool, in the UK. My family name was spelled MacKay, until the 1851 Liverpool census; however, it is spelled McKay today, because, in that 1851 census, a lazy clerk...

    Started by Teochter‎, 06-03-2017 6:37 PM
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  2. McKay family of Thurso, Caithness, Scotland

    I am interested in the McKay family of Thurso, Caithness, Scotland. I am specifically seeking information on the parents and siblings of David McKay b. May 24 1793 in Thurso, Caithiness, Scotland. David immigrated to Canada and settled on the west side of the East Jordon River, Shelburne, Nova...

    Started by Stephen M. Kohler‎, 23-02-2005 5:18 PM
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  3. Question TAYLOR in Wick 1800's

    Trying to help my Mother-in Law. Looking for TAYLOR in WICK, DUNNET areas She knows one was a Harbour Master in the 1850's, who's son drowned in the Harbour when his ship (MARJE) sank in a storm. Have visited the Museum in Wick & also the Local History Center. It would appear that all records...

    Started by Robin‎, 14-10-2004 6:32 PM
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  4. Caithness Memories

    Now that Bo Peep (or her techies) have fixed the repeating text problem, I thought I would post a transcription of a letter written in 1975 by a nonagenarian, taking personal memories of Caithness well back into the 19th century. One of my family is mentioned, but I post it because I think it will...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 19-09-2007 12:16 PM
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  5. Wick church yard 1849

    Can someone tell me if the church yard of Wick that was in use in 1849 still exists ? Is it part of the Old Parish Church of Wick ? I am trying to find the burial place of Lieut. Edward Medley RN who was buried in the church yard of Wick on April 19 1849 after being carried there from his home...

    Started by NZTracey‎, 05-05-2015 10:26 AM
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  6. Trotter family

    Hi I'm wondering if somebody could give me a helping hand, with my trotter I have a John William Trotter born 1810 Cathness,this is all I no about him. he possiably had a brother Robert Thomas Trotter. would be most greatful for any help .thank you sheryl|banghead|

    Started by sheryles‎, 27-11-2007 4:34 AM
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  7. Re sinclairs family

    anyone know anything regarding geneology of sinclairs origionating from Rosylin castle in Scotland my dirrect line comes from William Sinclair and margaret gage who had at least one daughter named jane who married Alexander trotter and lived near John O'Groats - would like to know date of ...

    Started by tesahria‎, 21-01-2014 1:41 PM
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    26-01-2014, 1:20 PM Go to last post
  8. Waters/George family Caithness

    I am currently trying to establish links with anyone researching the following couple: James Waters and Elizabeth George, probably in or around the Wick area during the early to mid-1800s. I believe they had a son born around 1813 and named David Waters who in turn had an illegitimate son who was...

    Started by Betteal‎, 25-06-2013 11:36 AM
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    07-10-2013, 12:21 AM Go to last post
  9. Miller in Wick, Caithness

    This is my mother's family. Her grandfather did this research, pre-IGI, and drew up a beautiful family tree. I wonder if anyone has any connections with Millers in Wick? David Miller born 1724 Wick, Caithness. Son of David. Married Jean Taylor. James Miller born 1759 Wick, Caithness....

    Started by Vance Mead‎, 26-08-2009 4:31 PM
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    14-06-2013, 3:56 AM Go to last post
  10. Donald Bain - Born Wick 1774

    Thank you for reading this. My Great-Great-Great-Grandfather was Donald Bain, who was born in Wick in 1774, probably on the 9th March. By the time he was 20 he had moved to the Redruth area of Cornwall, when he worked at various jobs including schoolmaster, private tutor and estate manager....

    Started by Alan Grove‎, 18-09-2006 7:50 PM
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  11. OALSON/SHAND

    Can anyone tell me about the origins of the OALSON name in Latheron? I have a William SHAND married Christina/Christian OALSON in 1827 in Latheron. Christian I believe was the daughter of Donald OALSON. William & Christian had 5 children between 1827 -1836. William died 1881 but I have not...

    Started by Marchbank‎, 15-08-2011 10:58 PM
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  12. Post ROSIE families

    Is anyone else researching ROSIE families in Wick or Canisbay? I can go back to about 1750 with my line, but I would like to go further, of course. I've heard that if you go back far enough, most of the ROSIEs are related somehow. Anyone with ROSIEs interested in seeing if our trees match up? ...

    Started by cdnsctgirl‎, 27-10-2004 1:29 AM
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  13. Donald MacKay, shepherd, Portskerray

    I haven't posted for a while so thought I'd try again; I'm looking for info on Donald MacKay, a shepherd in Bighouse, lived in Portskerray. I believe he married Jean Mackay in 1814 and had several children 1815-1820, John, Finlay, Catherine and Margaret; also possibly children Ketty, Sarah and...

    Started by JanGlaschu‎, 25-07-2007 3:08 PM
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  14. Lauchlan and Elizabeth McKay, Shelburne, NS

    Hi Cousins - Lauchlan apparently had three wives, Elizabeth Urquhart, Hannah West and Rebecca Cole. Any of you researching the Shelburne, NS McKay families have any information on the "other" wives? Best wishes, Inez

    Started by Inez Reed‎, 27-10-2009 3:09 PM
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  15. robert elder and christian sinclair 1700s

    hello. I have a robert elder marrying christian sinclair in 1786 in reay, caithness. their children, all born in reay, include alexander,james,barbara,william,donald,george and robert. I would love to know more about this family. anyone know how I could find robert and christians parents? ...

    Started by conniejane‎, 20-06-2008 11:33 AM
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  16. William Henry Thomas RNR buried at Wick

    Could I possibly appeal to someone in the local area of Wick, to call in at the Wick Cemetery and obtain a diggie photo for me of the the grave of LT/JX 265225 Leading Seaman William Henry Thomas aged 34 yrs died 06 Nov 1941, a member of the Royal Naval Patrol Service, the son of Richard and E....

    Started by Orielbenfro‎, 31-01-2009 10:48 AM
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  17. Map of Caithness

    I am looking for maps of Caithness hoping to find names of old and abandoned communities. Any suggestions towards locating maps with old names and the names of the communities today would be much appreciated!

    Started by Stephen M. Kohler‎, 27-09-2007 11:22 AM
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  18. William Curry McKay

    Hi folks I'm trying to help out a friend with the following;- Looking for the parents of William Curry McKay who married Caith. Morrison 11 March 1803 in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland. William and Caith. may have come from the Cape Wrath area. One or both of these individuals may have been...

    Started by Sheena O'Fee‎, 14-09-2008 10:24 AM
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    23-09-2008, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  19. CRERAR, DUNNET, STEWART

    Has anyone any research that connects these 3 surnames please. I'm looking for a CRERAR-STEWART marriage initially. Thanks, James.

    Started by Kingetter‎, 17-07-2008 7:21 AM
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  20. Smile Hill family in Caithness

    I would like to hear from anyone researching the Hill family in caithness during the 18th & 19th centuries. Associated families are MacKay, McKinlay, Fairweather. The name is very uncommon in the area. I am descended from William Hill & Eliz. Fairweather; James Hill & Jean McKinlay; George Hill...

    Started by ellerydesign‎, 16-07-2008 12:08 AM
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