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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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A cooper at work - a blog post about this old occupation.

My Ancestor was a Cooper

The cooper occupation was prevalent and significant in ports around Scotland, particularly in Leith, Edinburgh. Find out why....
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Pen and paper to signify a clerk’s tools where the Clark surname originates.

About the Clark Surname

The Clark surname means a cleric from the old French word 'clerc'. This post looks at the origin, history, and meaning of the last name ...
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Map of Arngask parish in Scotland.

Discovering Arngask Parish in Scotland

The Arngask Parish is situated between Perthshire and Kinross-shire: did your ancestor come from there?
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The Michie surname on a gravestone in Kinross cemetery

Michie Surname – Origin and Meaning

The Michie surname is deeply rooted in Aberdeenshire. It has travelled from the Holy Land to Scotland. Are you a Michie?
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View of muckhart parish in scotland

Muckhart Parish in Scotland – Local History

Discover the history of Muckhart Parish, Scotland. From cattle drovers to agricultural workers, this little parish has an interesting history
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Gravestone of Ross surname in Kinross

About the Ross Surname and its origins

Learn about the meaning and history of the Ross surname, from its Scottish roots to links with Norman and Jewish heritage.
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Historical watches and clocks

Tracing Old Watchmakers

Unlock the legacy of time with my guide on tracing old watchmakers. My useful blog will show you how to research watchmakers in Scotland.
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Scott surname engraved on a gravestone in Callander cemetery

The Origin and History of the Scott Surname

Gain insight into the origin and history of the Scott surname. This historic last name simply means a person from Scotland.
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