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

Virtual Family Reunion

9 Steps to a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

(2-3 minutes read) The impact of Covid 19 is testing everyone, re-adjusting the way we live.  Social distancing and self-isolation mean …

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Moncreiffe Family Surname

(1-2 minutes read) The surname Moncrieffe or Moncreiffe  is one of the oldest Perthshire family surnames. I had the honour …

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Scottish Naming Pattern to help identify Scottish ancestors

Use the Scottish naming pattern to help your research

(1-2 minutes read) Here are some hints and tips on how to use the Scottish naming pattern for your family …

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Origins of the Smith Surname

(1-2 minutes read) Do you have a Smith in your family?  Did your Scottish Smith emigrate to North Carolina, Canada …

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REID family name and its Scottish history

(2-3 minute read) Do you want to know the meaning or the history of the Scottish surname Reid? Do you …

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GREGORY family name and its Scottish history

(2-3 minute read) Are you interested in researching the Gregory family in Scotland, UK?  Here are some highlights of the …

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What’s in a surname – RENNIE

This is a blog about Peter Rennie, a gardener from Milnathort and Kinross. This may be of interest if you …

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What’s in a Name – WARDEN and links with Napoleon Bonaparte

Surnames evolved as a way to put people into groups whether by their occupation, place of origin, patronage, clan or …

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