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Post by slighthouse » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:35 pm

I have joined the forum just today. I had been wanting to find a forum like this as researching in Scotland is not something I have done as yet. I found mention of this forum on the Scottish Genealogy News and Events (SGNE) blog.

My grandmother came to the states in the early 1900's with her father Edward Cummings Alexander Fender. He was a bakers apprentice I believe and was a Mason. My grandfathers Duncan family came over in the 1700's but I have yet to make the connection. A distant cousin said she grew up with the story of 3 Duncan brothers that were sent to the Colonies to end up at Bee Log, North Carolina. I do have them to Bee Log area but have not found these brothers as yet.

I am looking forward to finding my way through Scotland's records to find my roots and hope to visit there as soon as humanly possible.

Thank you for such an informative forum, I had been browsing it before I was activated. Very nice!


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Post by SarahND » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:27 pm

Hi Sharon,
Welcome to Talking Scot! [talkingscot]
Lucky you, you have family that left Scotland recently, so you should be able to find them in Scotland with no trouble. If your Duncans who came to North Carolina in the 1700's are anything like my Stewarts who came to Maryland in the 1700's... it won't be so easy :roll: I wish you luck!

We look forward to having a go at smashing your brick walls!

All the best,

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Post by k3nnyc » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:34 pm

Hello all, I joined after seeing a link to this site from ScotlandsPeople.


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Post by Anne H » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:27 pm

Hello Kenny.

Welcome to TalkingScot. [scotland-flag]

I'm glad you joined us. You'll find TS members to be a friendly lot always willing to help in whatever way they can, when needed.

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HI From Ontario Canada

Post by janeygee » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:41 pm


HI Everyone;

I was browsing on 'Rootsweb' today and saw your 'TS' site mentioned
to someone to try it for help with their research, so browsed on over
myself and here I am registered,signed,sealed & delivered,,,,!!!!

Been reading everything I can find and think you have a terrific site
so keep up the good work guy's,,,,,

Janey; :roll:
I have been researching my family-tree
since 1985 and it is no where near ending
as I keep finding more ancestors.I am trying
to find the families of my original ancestors.
seeking any help gratefully.

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Post by LesleyB » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:03 am

Hi Janey
...and welcome to Talking Scot [talkingscot]


Best wishes

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Post by emanday » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:25 am

Hi Janey,

Welcome [scotland-flag]
A cat leaves pawprints on your heart
McDonald or MacDonald (some couldn't make up their mind!), Bonner, Crichton, McKillop, Campbell, Cameron, Gitrig (+other spellings), Clark, Sloan, Stewart, McCutcheon, Ireland (the surname)

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Post by Capn Pugwash » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:38 pm

I first came to this site at the beginning of this year, on the recommendation of a friend who has been researching much longer than I have. I'm very glad that I did. He said I would find it most helpful, and that certainly has been the case.
Many Thanks,


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Post by Anne H » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:06 pm

Hi Pugwash,

Good friend you have there...glad you joined us. :D

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Post by patti_d » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:12 pm

I joined mid December 2008. I noticed your site mentioned in the 10th of November 2008 issue of the Ancestry Weekly Journal newsletter, in an article on Research in Scotland by Sherry Irvine, CG

I'm looking for great grandparents who came from Isle of Harris or Lewis in the 1880's to settle in Western Canada.

Researching McLeod, McSween, McInnes, Douglas, Nicholson to name a few.

Lots of reading to do here looking for tidbits of info.