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One of our main areas of research and pleasure reading is Scotland. Both of us can trace back a good majority of our ancestors to this small but influential country.

My first introduction to Scotland was through my Grandmother, a daughter of Scot immigrants. She spoke with a Scot broque, and when she chose to she spoke Gaelic. This has proven to be somewhat of a mystery to me as the family came from Lanarkshire, Scotland - in the upper Lowlands, not the Highlands. However, I have found her in 1861 living up North prior to her marriage.

Meanwhile, we have amassed a huge collection of links to Scotland and data on Scotland. In addition, I am doing a Meikle - A One Name Study.

Enjoy, and be sure to bookmark our site. We are always adding new data and links!

Mary and Don Saban


Meikle One Name Study

Traditional Naming Patterns of Scotlands - and other naming tips

Map of Lanark, Scotland

Castles of Scotland - just starting out on our picture album

Churches of Scotland - just starting out on this picture album

Our Scot Photo Album - just starting out on this picture album

Stonehouse: Historical and Traditional by Robert Naismith, J.P. FSA Scot 1885 - transcription in process - will do lookups.

Stonehouse Census - 1841 through 1881 - will do lookups.

Map of Braidwood, Lanark

Map of Scotland, 1919 Atlas

Dictionary of Facts, 1919 - Excerpts pertaining to Scotland


Cyndis List - Scotland Resource page

Cyndis List - England Resource page

Genuki - Genealogy in the United Kingdom

Various links in Scotland -

Index of streets in the Scottish Census Records -

Des Garrity's 1851 and 1861 Census Index on Fiche - does not include Glasgow

Contact Des Garrity -

The Capital Scot - Contact Jim MacGregor at

FreeREG - registration of births, deaths etc

Birth, Marriage, Death Index in Scotland -

Scot Terms -

Parish Map of Lanark

Scot Culture Site -

Jeremy Duncan, Local Studies Librarian, A.K. Bell Library, Perth -

Glasgow site -

University of Glasgow -

Photos of Scotland -

John Smith, Bookstore in Glasgow -

Used Books -

Scottish Folk Music -

Scottish Genealogy Society - or

15 Victoria Terrace



Tel & Fax 0131 220 3677

email -

Ordinance Survey Gazetteer -

Occupations in the United Kingdom -

General Register Office e-mail

Scots Origins -

Hector Russell (kilts and such) -

William MacIntosh (kilts and such) -

Gaelic Dictionary Online -

Scottish Family Research -

Mitchell Library in Glasgow -

Research in the Lanarkshire Area -

United Kingdom Mine History -

Lair Owners in Dalziel, Lanark Cemetery -

Castles -

Highland Clearances - http://www.rootswebcom/~pictou/clearncs.htm

John Bartholomew & Son LTD, Publisher

Duncan Street

Edinburgh EH9 1TA Scotland

Population Information - or

Some Monument Inscriptions from Strathaven Cemetary -

18th century Strathnairn Macgillivray OPR's -

1912 County Directory of Scotland -

Distributors of Scot videos and music -

Scot Newspapers -

Another Scot site -

Scot research -

Birlinn Ltd - books -

Lanark Genealogy Society -

Electric Scotland - Sources for Research

Electric Scotland - Scottish Research Books

Electric Scotland - Scottish Research Research Page

Guild of One Name Studies

LKS ScotlandGenWeb -

Another Research Source -

UK Church Histories - - type in "church history"

UK Church Site -

Commissary Court of London - Will Abstracts Volume 29 (1644/5-1646)

East India Company -

1064 VOL 2  TYLER'S and BRICKLAYER'S COMPANY 1612-44  1668-1800 1996
129PAGES  12.40 from Society of Genealogists 14 charterhouse Buildings'
Goswell Road, LONDON EC1M 7BA.
                         or on line bookshop at

The Lordship & Barony of Kilmarnock -




  • The fighting sheen of it,

  • The yellow and green of it,.

  • The white, the blue of it,

  • The swing, the hue of it

  • The dark, the red of it

  • Every thread of it!

  • The fair have sighed for it,

  • The brave have died for it,

  • Foeman has sought for it,

  • Heroes have fought for it,

  • Honor the name of it,

  • Drink to the fame of it!


Author - Murdoch MacLean - about 1920

Descendant Duncan Higgins -


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