The Tree of a Son of Skye

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A Review of AncestryDNA

Around six years ago I took a DNA test to determine my genetic ancestry through the company Ethnoancestry. Overall it was a pretty lousy experience as shortly after sending my … Continue reading

January 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Forestry Project Threatens The Battlefield of Sheriffmuir

For those interested in the preservation of Scotland’s historic battlefields you may want to know about a new forestry project that has been approved on the site of the Battle … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Dardanelles, Greenock

One of the earliest memories I have of my Grandfather is walking with him through the small lane in the West-end of Greenock known as ‘the Dardanelles’. I can still … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Frederick Douglass in Greenock

Frederick Douglass is a towering figure of American History. Escaping slavery in 1838, he became one of the great social reformers, passionately advocating for the end of slavery and the … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Loch Indaal Tragedy of 1879

Over the centuries nearly every coastal town and island community in Scotland has experienced a loss of life as a result of a maritime tragedy. We can read about Scottish … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · 3 Comments

Outlander and the Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre

The launch of the hit series Outlander has introduced a whole new generation of people to Scotland. It has also undoubtedly contributed to the enormous revival of interest that we have seen … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 23 Comments

Demolished Heritage

One of the things I enjoy most about genealogy is being able to visit places associated with my family and to know that I am standing on the very spot that they once stood. … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 4 Comments