Eventually I hope this will be a reasonable source for anyone researching the Scottish branch of their Family Tree and interested in the local history of Falkirk and Stirlingshire. It will also include any articles gleaned from newsgroups that I think may be useful backround information for the family historian. I have made a start by selecting some turn of the century photographs from a series of booklets published by Falkirk District Council that depict the life of the common folk of the Falkirk area. If you have any additional bits of useful info then mail me.
The best place to navigate around my site is from my page. You can get to it by clicking on the image from just about any one of my pages. Alternatively you can start from the the charts for my grandparents -
- dad's dad - Thomas Paterson,
- dad's mum - Elizabeth Malcolm,
- mum's dad - George Burrell, and
- mum's mum - Mary MacGregor
and the Irish Connection (The Honorable Thomas O'Grady)
If you are researching one of my names and would like to be contacted by like minded genealogists then mail me and I will start a contact list.
There is a full index here of all of the family names that I am interested in with links to charts, family photos and notes on some towns and parishes. This links to family group pages with notes on any connections to other researchers. Don't bother clicking on a name in the index unless there is a date range and place of origin against it. If you have an interest in the origins and history of the surnames then try here
A major project that I've finished with for the moment is the Statistical Account for Stirlingshire (1840/1), an account by parish of the life of the common and landed folk written by their parish ministers.
Another big project has been the sharing of the 1881 census returns for East Stirlingshire. There are a couple of formats for this with the latest being a searchable database accessed from the same start point as my own family list of names.
According to Web-Crawler your one of thats been rootin
Here is a link in to Stenhousemuir Football
Club , cause that's whar a came frae. The 1995/96 season was a memorable year for the
WARRIORS winning our first trophy in one hundred and eleven years. Congratulations to
Terry Christie and the lads.
GENEALOGY SOURCES (SCOTLAND)
If you are a newcomer to this genealogy game then you will find these sites give useful information on getting started. The best place ,of course, is with your immediate relatives - the older the better. Remember, there are very limited sources on the internet, and all real research can only be carried out by hard graft, digging around in record offices, family history centres and such like.
- The General Register Office (Scotland) is the place to visit if you are serious about doing any Genealogy research.
- The GENUKI page is probably the best place to get general background information. Also has good references and lists of parishes and county abbreviations.
- For examples of certificates and a list of Chapman codes try the Scottish Family Search page.
- The absolute must visit site is the Mormon site at www.familysearch.org with millions of records in their International Genealogical Index, the IGI.
GENERAL SCOTTISH SITES
- For a list of Famous Scots then try here.
- There are two places I have found that list Clan Tartans, Mottoes and Emblems
- and Ohio State have a good list of names and their clan associations with a very useful contact list for Scottish Clan Organisations.
LINKS TO FELLOW GENEALOGISTS
- See my connections page for links to fellow genealogist who have connected with my tree.
- Dave Kincaid ; Falkirk, SCT to Rotherhithe, ENG.
- Ruth K Andrews ; Ireland to Seattle.
MISCELLANEOUS BACKROUND READINGS(SCOTLAND)
- Irregular Marriages in Leith. by Jack Campion.
- Scottish Radical Disturbances of April 1820. from the Journal of the Society of ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH
Last Update by Tom Paterson on 12th May 2010