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Scotland and Scottish Ancestry


Scotland and Scottish Ancestry

A group for anyone with Scottish ancestry to exchange tips and post their research interests.

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Clan Hunter in Scotland

Started by Carol Hunter Sullivan Jul 12, 2018. 0 Replies

Ross family of Moray, Scotland

Started by William Lee Ross III. Last reply by William Lee Ross III Jun 10, 2016. 1 Reply

Stewart or Stuart

Started by Barbara Kim Thigpen. Last reply by Rosemary Harris Apr 30, 2014. 1 Reply

old graveyards in Glascow

Started by james hart. Last reply by Jeannette Scott Jan 27, 2014. 4 Replies

Dutch in Fife

Started by Rosemary Harris. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Jan 25, 2014. 1 Reply

Some Clan sites

Started by James P. LaLone. Last reply by Chev. Terrance Gach MacFarlane Mar 26, 2013. 3 Replies

Websites for Researching Scottish Ancestry

Started by Kirsty F Wilkinson. Last reply by William Douglas Jan 25, 2013. 8 Replies

Montgomery Road Block

Started by Kelley V Schulz Mar 13, 2012. 0 Replies

McRoberts Mystery

Started by steve welling. Last reply by Gail Korszniak Kreyns Mar 11, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by Peter Jacobson on September 14, 2009 at 10:01am
Hi - this may be the wrong place for this but - has anyone heard of a place called Killilung Scotland in the period of 1595 AD ? I have a "brick wall" re . LAURITZ DAVIDSON MAXWELL -3 LAWSON (DAVID2, JOHN1) was born 1595 in Killilung, Scotland1, and died 1666 in Hjortland, 5, Hatlestrand, Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway. He married MAGNHILD ARNESDTR HJORTLAND1 1613 in Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway, daughter of ARNE HJORTLAND and GUDRID NETTELAND. She was born 1592 in Hjortland, Hatlestrand, Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway, and died 1662 in Hjortland, 5, Hatlestrand, Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway.
He went ashore in Norway to be with Magnhild and his ship went without himin1609, he came to Norway on a ship selling and trading for lumber.
Peter Jacobson pjacobsoatjunodotcom
Comment by Kirsty F Wilkinson on September 14, 2009 at 7:36am
There seems to be some confusion about the list of groups I have started at the top of this page. Just to clarify it is not a list of Scottish surnames (or place names) but a list of existing groups on GenealogyWise that are related to a particular Scottish surname or place. Each item in the list is a hyperlink to that Group's page on GenealogyWise.

I am happy to add any group to the list but it must be a group that already exists.

To find out if a group exists for your surname or place of interest you can click on the Groups tab at the top of the page and enter the name in the search box. For surnames you can also select 'Surname Groups' from the drop-down menu and view all surname groups in alphabetical order.

If there isn't already a group for your surname or place of interest it is very quick and easy to set one up. Just select 'Add a Group' from the Groups menu and enter a few details. Let me know if you start a Scottish related Group on GenealogyWise and I will add it to the list.

Many thanks,
Comment by Susie Stuart Barr on September 13, 2009 at 9:52am
Could you please add Stuart/Stewart, Grant & McPherson names to your surname list? They are all from Kirkmichael Parish, Banffshire.
Thank you
Comment by William Douglas on September 8, 2009 at 3:09pm
Hi, Kirsty,

Could you add Douglas Genealogy to your list of Scottish-related Groups. It is one of the 'Surname Groups'.


Comment by Brian Litster on September 7, 2009 at 11:05pm
Interested if anybody can find any information on Litster
Comment by Lois Nicholson on September 6, 2009 at 9:50pm
Looking for family information John and Marion (Brown) Tinch family born on the Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland area in the early 1900's time.
If anyone can locate any information on this family please let me know, Thanks for your help.

Descendants of John Tinch

Generation 1

1. John Tinch-1 was born on 08 Nov 1874 in Shapinsay, Orkney, Scotland. He married Marion Allan Brown on 15 Aug 1899 in Glasgow, Scotland. She was born on 1875 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Children of John Tinch and Marion Allan Brown are:

i. Isabella Miller Tinch, B: 21 Mar 1900 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

3. ii. Marion Brown Tinch, B: 24 May 1902.

iii. Ronald David Tinch.

Generation 2

2. Marion Brown Tinch-2(John Tinch-1) was born on 24 May 1902. She married Easton Watson. Child of Marion Brown Tinch and Easton Watson is:

i. M. B. Watson.

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Comment by Alice M. Fairhurst on September 5, 2009 at 10:41pm
Donald, we have identified 12 different lines of Mathesons using DNA tools and been able to hook people up with cousins doing genealogical research. Email me at
Comment by Donald Richard Mathieson on September 5, 2009 at 11:08am
Trying to find where my gggggfather James f. Mathieson was born in Jan 1837 in scotland,I have checked everywhere, all I know about him is that he came to the U.S form canada in 1863
according to U.S cenus 1900, and that he passed away in Boston, Mass in 1901, other than that, I have no clue where to look next.
Comment by Barbara Whitehouse on August 22, 2009 at 2:21am
Betty. I've looked at the site you suggested for church of Scotland records. I was able to rule out one possibility for Robert's baptism which which saved me going up the wrong line for which I'm very grateful. But I couldn't find a positive lead. Never mind I'll try your Surgeon's Hall suggestion. Thanks again.
Comment by Julie Hill on August 22, 2009 at 1:21am
I am looking into my SMART family. My great grandad Alexander SMART was born at Dundee Loan, Forfar 1865.
I have traced right back to 1560, but I am trying to find any living relatives.


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