Family History Society
Looking For Answers
A page for folk looking for answers to Caithness Family History.
We do not promise to enter items here but if time allows we will try to
Can you identify A Family Group probably taken at the Humphrey Studio in
Mackay Family History Section
Section started 16 January 2005. A
place to list requests or Mackay related items that are sent in. The
first section has some questions and a request for confirmation of who is
in one photo.
Family History from Maureen Materi.
Latest additions 24 April 04
Page's Miller Family information on Caithness.org
John Page has supplied us with an A to Z of his family information and
an A to Z of the places connected with them. Thousands of people
are covered mainly from Caithness , Orkney and Suffolk but the
Australian, Canadian and other countries connections also feature.
Start on John's Information page on
this web site before going to his web site
You Have A Brims Family Connection?
The Brims Castle site now has a Brims Family Message Board for
anyone with connections to get in touch.
Thomson, Lyall, Sutherland
3 March 2001
More Information going
22 February 2001
An update from
Fiona - some success already.
Holds many documents and records of the north of Scotland.
This section on Caithness.org will list family names with Caithness
connections. Some information may be entered on our pages as
supplied by the family member who has researched it. Where
information is held on another web site the web site address will be
shown. Unfortunately we do not have time to answer research
enquiries ourselves but this listing of information commenced on 28
December 2000 may be of assistance to anyone looking for Caithness
details. We are not a genealogy site but do come across
information on the subject on our travels. Click
Here for a basic collection of useful links for assistance and
massive resources on other genealogy web sites.
We will add to this listing as time allows and make links to other web
sites with Caithness connections as we are notified or find them.
Our new Where Are They
may turn up some connections
Useful Caithness Books At Amazon
Caithness Monumental Inscriptions (Pre-1855) Vol 1
Caithness Pre-1855 Monumental
Inscriptions Vol 2
Caithness Pre-1855 Monumental Inscriptions Vol 3
Caithness Pre-1855 Monumental Inscriptions Vol 4
See The Caithness.org Book Shop
17 July 07
Ron & Tricia
From anyone researching their Caithness
Roots the interesting information comes from Tricia's side of the
family. Tricia has done a great deal of research and a gold mine
of information can be found on many Caithness and other Scottish family
connections. Tricia was born
Patricia Rose MORE and her family
connections cover many Caithness names. Check out this web site
for a huge amount of information and research.
15 November 05
Helen Widener 15 November 2005
I ran across The Caithness County Website and thought you might like
another Mackay letter to add to your files. There is a considerable
amount of genealogy in the letter written about 1821/22. I also
have a website for James Mackay at
www.jamesmackay.us The website contains the birth records of
all his brothers and sisters born at Arichliney, Kildonan, Sutherland
County, Scotland as well as the birth records for the children of James
Mackay and Elizabeth Long. I would like to hear from anyone that might
be a member of this family. The parents of James MacKay born May 1, 1761
were George MacKay and Elizabeth MacDonald of Clyth.
Wendy Burns From Brora Has Made
Can you help identify people in the photo
Miller Family History - Photo Album 8
Mainly Helen Miller in this section
with her husband and daughter, Mrs More and her sister-in-law.
The Media Circus Hits
Gordon Johnson takes a look at what modern
media can and cannot do to help your family history search
Can You Identify The Lady Holding The Baby?
The photo attached is of my sister Margaret as a baby but
I don't know
who the lady is holding her. I am assuming she is a friend of my late
mother's. My mum was Jane (known as Jean) Henderson, she married
Anson Hugh Mackay, who worked as a telephone engineer for many years. We
lived in Wick and then moved up to Tongue.
More was born in Wick on 28.01.1890, son of David More, fisherman and
Catherine More (nee Miller). The family lived at 29 Macrae Street, Wick.
David's sister Catherine (Katie) More was my grandmother and married
Henry Lyall in 1906.
Can Anyone Identify The People In This
John Mowatt, Australia
The photo was one of several that were in an old shoe box when my
grandmother died in 1960 in Sydney. My grandmother was Margaret Murray
Mowat ms Bremner (b.1885 in Hempriggs). Until recently I thought that
the subjects were John Alexander Sutherland, his wife Marjory Mowat (a
g-aunt) and their two children Robert and Elizabeth but now I am having
second thoughts and wonder whether the family is from my grandmother's
Lyall Waddell Family
From Canada Dina Waddell requests some help
on tracing her Lyall roots. With connections to Dunnet Head and
Caithness she would like to hear from any relatives or anyone with more
16 June 03
Maureen On The Trail - Does Anyone Have Information?
I am looking for the last of my grandmother's brothers families.
11 May 03
Album 7 In Miller Family
24 April 03
Another Sinclair Family Web Site
This site based in France has many names
being added and has quite a few links back to Caithness. the site
is in French and English.
Family Mystery 13 December 2002
Canada Comes a request for more information about this picture
with Wick connections. Peter Duchart is the only name
7 September 2002
Nigel and Teenie Miller
Anyone who has changed their
email please contact
Maureen Materi immediately, if they are relatives of Nigel and
28 March 2002
From Lynn M. Polgar
Researching Surnames: RYRIE, SWANSON, DUNNET, ROSIE, CORNER, HENDERSON,
TAIT, CHISHOLM, BROWN, CLARK
I am writing a family history
book on the Ryrie family. My grandfather, George Ryrie Tait, was born
in Thurso in 1900. I have discovered an amazing amount of information
on my family. This includes ties to three Ryrie brothers who emigrated
to Australia in the 1820's and played an important part in the
settlement of the Victoria province as well as Sir Granville Ryrie who
was a great military hero of Australia.
My interest in Badryrie, which means 'where the Ryrie's live', it is
where my 7x's great grandfather lived in the late 1600's.
18 December 2001
New Local Web Site
Caithness Family History Society
Relatives In The Picture
Article by Gordon Johnson
Ronaldsay and Burray Civil Death Registers:
Sara Jayne Donaldson is another researcher in Family History resident in
Caithness Sara said "I'm a
qualified librarian (with BAHons), graduating from RGIT (now RGU) in
1991, who worked at the University
of Teesside before moving to Thurso. I am currently the Vice-Chairwoman
of the Caithness Family History Society, a member of the Society of
Genealogists and various other family history societies. I am offering a
research service, primarily in the Old Parochial Registers and Census of
Caithness, although more detailed research or that of a more local
historical nature may also be undertaken." Contact details for
Sara Jayne Donaldson
Gordon Johnson Starts A Series of Articles On Caithness.org to help you
search for your family roots.
Gordon is a
professional researcher with long experience who recently moved to
Papigoe, Wick, for a quieter life - he thought! He operates as KinHelp,
specialises in records prior to 1700 and has an extensive research
library geared to sources from that era, covering all of Scotland. He is
author of a book on Scottish census records.