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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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Reflecting telescope was invented by James Gregory

GREGORY family name and its Scottish history

(2-3 minute read) Are you researching the Gregory family history in Scotland?  Here are some highlights of the Gregory family ...
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Image for Peter Rennie - gardener from Milnathort & Kinross b1837 d1916

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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The Warden surname has links with Napoleon Bonaparte

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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Loch Leven Castle

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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Sarah Smith, Scottish genealogist and family historian at Unlock Your Past

My qualifications to be your Genealogist and Family Historian

Are you looking for a qualified & professional genealogist in Scotland? Hi there, I’m Sarah. I’m accredited by ASGRA and ...
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