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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!

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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A BRIEF HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN KINROSS-SHIRE BEFORE 1872

As part of my dissertation, I researched literacy levels in Kinrosshire from 1696 until 1872 when the 1872 Education (Scotland) …

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My Qualifications In Genealogy

My qualifications to be your Genealogist and Family Historian

The Association of Scottish Genealogists and Archivists has recently accepted me to be a member. Known as ASGRA, this association …

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