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  1. #1
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    Default Family History Enquiries

    The North Highland Archive can help with family history enquiries, please email us
    at north.highlandarchive@highland.gov.uk

    North Highland Archive Pages on Caithness.org are at -
    http://www.caithness.org/community/m.../nha/index.htm

    Highland Council Genealogy Centre
    http://www.highland.gov.uk/educ/publ.../genealogy.htm

    Scottish Archives Network website
    http://www.scan.org.uk

    National Register of Archives
    http://www.nra.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/

    National Archives of Scotland
    http://www.nas.gov.uk/

    See Also
    Genealogy Links On Caithness.org at-
    http://www.caithness.org/links/geneaology.htm

    Family History - A limited section on Caithness.org
    http://www.caithness.org/history/fam...tory/index.htm

    Caithness Family History Society
    http://www.caithnessfhs.org.uk/

    Sutherland
    County Of Sutherland
    http://www.countysutherland.co.uk/
    Last edited by Bill Fernie; 22-Sep-07 at 15:52.

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    Bill from Saskatchewan Guest

    Default Cost for researching

    You gave a number of websites that we can access, can you tell me the cost involved with the different sites. I know my family is from Keiss and surrounding area, and that they are on the 1881, 1861, 1851 cencuses but there is no records of births or christenings that I have been able to find. Where would you recommend I check?

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill from Saskatchewan
    You gave a number of websites that we can access, can you tell me the cost involved with the different sites. I know my family is from Keiss and surrounding area, and that they are on the 1881, 1861, 1851 cencuses but there is no records of births or christenings that I have been able to find. Where would you recommend I check?

    Bill
    For births and christenings try the Intrnational Genealogical Index

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    Bill, an even more accurate site is www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

    The rates are very reasonable, they are listed clearly on the site.

    The Mormon's IGI can be very helpful to get you started, but is full of inaccuracies and should only be used to point you in right direction of the actual document. -H

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    Default slightly dead url

    Genealogy Links On Caithness.org at-
    http://www.caithness.org/links/geneaology.htm

    Thank you for assisting...Bron

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1b2j3 View Post
    Genealogy Links On Caithness.org at-
    http://www.caithness.org/links/geneaology.htm

    Thank you for assisting...Bron

    Typo there - word should be - genealogy as spelt above - a spelling booboo - try correcting the spelling in the url you quote - should be fine.


    "A family tree can wither if nobody tends it's roots"

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    Smile Great URL for finding family Ancestors


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    Default Genealogy birth, death marriage site

    This is a very good site to find information about ancestors:

    http://www.cursiter.com/

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    Question Family History Research From South Africa

    The cost of doing family research from other countries ie. USA, Canada and
    within the UK may seem reasonable to their inhabitants but to us in South Africa the pricing is prohibitive. We have an exchange rate of approx.
    Rand 13:00 - R 14:00 to 1 Pound! which makes researching through
    Scotlandspeople, etc. a luxury. Perhaps the Administrators could look into
    this and consider making some concession for us considering that we do have
    a fairly large scottish descendency population even though we are at the
    southern tip of Africa! Here's hoping. Thanks for your great website which has given me so much information regarding my Sutherland ancestory and for
    free!!

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    Default Family History from South Africa

    Hallo Roni,

    Yes the cost can add up, but dont hesitate to ask here on Caithness.org for any help you require.
    You likely know the free sites - IGI and Freecen and of course graven-images the Latheron graveyard.

    If you give your names and dates etc, we'll be pleased to help all we can.

    Happy hunting,
    Trinkie

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    Default Family Research from South Africa

    Thanks Trinkie very much for your offer of help. Fred very kindly assisted me
    some months ago (listed under DUNBAR SUTHERLAND FAMILY - LATHERON &
    SOUTH AFRICA). I am looking for information concerning the parents,
    JOHN SUTHERLAND and MARGARET MACRAE, possibly from Dornoch, of my
    great, great grandfather ALEXANDER SUTHERLAND, builder, possibly christened at Dornoch 30 December 1807. ALEXANDER was married to
    JANE ROBERTSON on 11 December 1846 in the parish of Loth. They are buried in grave no. 12 Lairg Old Churchyard. ALEXANDER died 23.1.1877 aged
    68 and JANE died 27.4.1862 aged 39. I am starting to research my paternal
    grandmother's family tree (The Mitchell Gates family from Tunbridge Wells, Kent) hence my query regarding the cost of research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Issy13 View Post
    This is a very good site to find information about ancestors:

    http://www.cursiter.com/
    I haven't found anything specific on this site about my ancestors, but it pointed me to www.rousayroots which is a wonderful resource for anyone with connections to Rousay. One of my gt gt uncles (Munros) moved there in the 1860's and the amount of info I've gleaned (free of charge, which is always a bonus) about the family, the families they married into, and the island in general, is amazing.

    Rousay Roots was a book written by Robert Marwick which is now O.P. but he's set up this website with the info. I'd love to get a copy of the book as well though if I can lay my hands on one...

    Angela

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    dtlinshart@aol.com Guest

    Default Another up and coming site is Scotland BDM Exchange

    http://www.sctbdm.com/search.php

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Fernie View Post
    The North Highland Archive can help with family history enquiries, please email us
    at north.highlandarchive@highland.gov.uk

    North Highland Archive Pages on Caithness.org are at -
    http://www.caithness.org/community/m.../nha/index.htm

    Highland Council Genealogy Centre
    http://www.highland.gov.uk/educ/publ.../genealogy.htm

    Scottish Archives Network website
    http://www.scan.org.uk

    National Register of Archives
    http://www.nra.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/

    National Archives of Scotland
    http://www.nas.gov.uk/

    See Also
    Genealogy Links On Caithness.org at-
    http://www.caithness.org/links/geneaology.htm

    Family History - A limited section on Caithness.org
    http://www.caithness.org/history/fam...tory/index.htm

    Caithness Family History Society
    http://www.caithnessfhs.org.uk/

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    Default BMD exchange

    I've got McAfee SiteAdvisor on my pc, which helps identify "problem" sites with a simple "Traffic lights system".
    Green: no significant problems, Amber: exercise caution. Red: more problematic.
    BMD exhange gets the green light!
    However, there's a similarly named site, BMD Certifcate Exchange that's RED.

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    Brilliant site for anyone looking for family with Sutherland connections.

    http://www.countysutherland.co.uk/

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    Thank you for this information, very much appreciated!

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