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Keep up to date with my latest family history blogs, tips and news from the world of Scottish Genealogy as well as a little more of me, Sarah!

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Paterson surname displayed on a gravestone in Scotland

The Paterson Surname Origin and History

Unlock the secrets of the Paterson surname origin and history. Join me on a journey through time with this Scottish surname.
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View from top of Milnathort in Orwell Parish, Scotland

The Orwell Parish in Scotland – Local History

Explore the rich history of Orwell Parish in Scotland and uncover stories of love, resilient covenants and standing stones.
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Elgin Cathedral in Moray where the surname Murray came from

The Murray Family History in Scotland – Surname Meaning & Origin

Unlock the meaning, origin and history of the Murray surname. Linked with the Moray region, its origins can be traced to the 12th century.
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Weaving tools used by Scottish weavers

My Ancestor was a … Weaver in Scotland

Explore the rich legacy of Scottish weavers and discover where to find them in documents
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Edzell parish cemetery featuring burials

Pre-1855 Burial Records in Scotland

Explore the rich tapestry of pre-1855 burial records in Scotland. Find out where to locate these records offline and online.
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Highland cow on hill to represent the Scottish Anderson surname.

Unveiling the Anderson surname

Explore the rich heritage of the Anderson family surname.
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Two police constables holding a banner 'My ancestor was a policeman'

Tracing Police Ancestors

Tracing a police ancestor? then read this post and become a detective!
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The Thompson surname belongs to one of the detectives in the cartoon Tintin

About the Thompson Surname, its meaning, history and origins

Read all about the origins, meaning and history of the popular Thompson surname. In Scotland, Thomson without the letter 'p' is more prevalent.
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