Adding free access to UK earlier census information to the web.
Index of over 300,000 names in Scottish wills from
lots of useful stuff - Famous Scot's wills, help with difficult
language, writing and so on.. Huge web site and growing fast.
Update JUNE 2007 by Tricia Barnett
A Sutherland Family from Watten Parish, Caithness - descended
from William Sutherland (b abt 1685 - ) of Catchery in
Watten Parish, Caithness, Scotland,
It is with deep sadness that I have to advise of the death of William
(Bill) Murray Sutherland on 28 May 2007. Bill was the
person who started this website
http://www3.telus.net/kamuwija/default.htm and he aimed to
update it regularly with his last update being this May. He had a
great passion for working on the Family Tree and felt a real kinship
for all of the people included in it - he was proud to call them his
William b 1685 had a son William b1716 who married Janet Murray.
They had 12 known children - 3 of whom we follow on the website below
Peter Sutherland (b 1761 Watten - d 1823 Clyde River, NS, Canada)
Courtesy of W M (Bill) Sutherland deceased 2007
Mary Sutherland (b 1750 Watten - d Caithness) Courtesy of Tricia
Barnett(nee More) and Andrew Cormack
Josiah Sutherland (b 1759 Watten )
Courtesy of Douglas Nicholson
Contact email addresses included in Sutherland Website:
It is hoped to continue to update this regularly. If you
should have any > marriages, births, deaths, links, etc., to report,
kindly please advise me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will happily ensure they are recorded in the next
Currently I am checking out possible connections to other children of
William and Janet.
One such query :
Was Ann Sutherland who married Francis Bremner the same Ann
b 1757 to William and Janet?
Updated 1 May 2005
From W M (Bill) Sutherland See above Bill
in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The Sutherlands, of Watten Parish, - descended from William
(b abt 1685 - ) of Watten Parish, Caithness Co., Scotland, grandfather
to Mary Sutherland (b 1750 - ), Josiah Sutherland (b 1759 - ) and Peter
Sutherland (b 1761 - d 1823). All were born in Watten Parish. Peter
Sutherland died in Clyde River, NS, Canada. Contact addresses
included in Website:
Geddes Family Information
Tracey Geddes has information on many family names and especially
Geddes. "I am a Geddes from Caithness, now
living in Aberdeen. I have a database of my tree on http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com
The database is called tikkity. Please
feel free to have a look and see if there are any clues for you there."
2 January 2002
New England & Wales 1901 Census Web Site
For England & Wales this will be one of the big sites
this year. Whereas previously a trip to London was required or
paying someone to carryout research you can now get all of the 1901
census online. Started 2 January 2002 and you may have
guessed its already crashed due to heavy demand.
Queen Elizabeth the Queen
Mother and Charlie Chaplin are among the 32.5 million Edwardians whose
names, addresses, employment and state of mental health are recorded in
18 December 2001
New Local Web Site
Caithness Family History Society
Gordon Johnsons Genealogy Articles
North Highland Archive
in Wick has a huge amount of
Do You Have A Brims Family Connection?
Castle site now has a Brims Family Message Board for anyone with
connections to get in touch.
Genealogy Forum On Caithness.org - Leave messages for
information you are looking for here
Family History Section Commenced
on Caithness.org 28 December 2000
1891 The Broynachs And the
Earldom of Caithness
Rootsweb - Caithness Mailing List
Edward John Page,
Whyalla, Australia has
carried out extensive research on his Caithness, Orkney and Suffolk
connections. He has supplied some information on the William Miller connections to his family published in the Caithness.org
Family History section. His own web site has many names listed
with Caithness connection such as - Bain, Bremner, Bruce, Calder,
Campbell, Cormack, Craig, Downie, Dunnet, Farquhar, Flett, Gow, Groat,
Gunn, Ham, Henderson, Horn, Johnston, Leith, Mackay, Mackenzie, Manson,
Miller, Mowat, Mowatt, Murray, Nicolson, Oag, Robertson, Sinclair,
Steven, Sutherland, Swanson, Taylor, Thain.
Clan Sinclair Study Centre
Sinclair Connections -Links List on
A Tait Family Tree
Iain Laird's Family
History Site For Laird
and Sinclair Information
Rosie Family - In Australia looking for
Caithness County - Surnames List
Caithness Genealogy Links
Scottish Genealogy Links
Scottish Parish Registers
A new web site from the General Register of Scotland to help tracking
your Scottish ancestry
UK Census at Genealogy.com
Caithness Scotland Genealogy Links
Scotland Genealogy Links
Scotland Genweb Caithness and Roxburgh
World Genweb Project
GENUKI Caithness County Pages
GENUKI - Caithness Surnames List
Another Highland Archive -
Highland Council Archive
Hold records relating to the Highlands - Contact -
Cultural and Leisure Services
Inverness IV1 1NH
Tel 01463 220330
Fax UK 01463 711128
Origins - General Register Office -
For Caithness the Archive
Section of the local Library will carry out searches
for a fee. Local information can be researched personally and the
archivist will offer assistance.
In addition to the sites listed
here you should also look at the links in Scotland
General on this site.
General Register Office (Scotland)
New Register House
Tel 0131 334 0380
General Register Office for Scotland
Library of Scotland
Scottish & LDS Genealogical Reference
Scottish Place-Name Society
British Ancestral Research
British Heraldic Institute
Parish Records in Scotland
The Church of Scotland has over 900 parishes and the
registers are held by the Register General on Microfilm. The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have microfilmed the
registers and they can be viewed at any Family History Centre in the
world. A list of the centres in the UK can be obtained from
Genealogical Society of Utah (UK)
185 Penns Lane
Family History - How Do I Begin?
| General Register Office Scotland
They Went To America
Ellis Island Museum
Ellis Island Records
surname in the USA with Hamrick
Random Acts of Genealogical
There is a network of volunteers in many of the counties in the US and
elsewhere that will look up information for you. That site is
-links to other information
1841 Census - (substitue 1841 for
other years such as 1851, 1861, 1871 , 1881, 1891) Help sheets on using
the census are available from the Family Record Centre in London.
- a huge listing of web sites - cross linked in about 100 different
Family Search - Free from the Mormons a listing of over
400 million names. Searchable.
Public Record Office UK
Rootsweb - Discussion and listings
Society of Genealogists - UK
- lots of links etc
Genuki - Main entry to UK sites.
Good starting place
Genuki Freeukgen - new site to have
transcriptions of promary sources and looking for volunteers.
Commonwealth War Graves - searchable
by name.1.7million names who died in two world wars. British
Clan Mackay Society - USA
One of the most popular
Geanealogy Home Page
Ancestry.com US oriented site
Genealogy.com - Taken from the web
Keeper Shareware software to organise family history charts
The World Family Tree
= 143,000 researched family trees to see
Walter Hampson - a Scot helping you through Scottish Records.
Commonwealth Graves Commission
Public Records Office
Lots of info mainly American
British Ancestral Research
http://www/sog.org.uk Society of
Family Tree Magazine
Family Records Centre
(Guild of One Name Studies). Good web site for common names.
Genealogy Online. Family historians can get started here.
Another Family Place.
to Genealogy sites.
Scottish Clans and Tartans
Glasgow and West Scotland FHS
National Archives Washington DC. Holds federal records from
the American revolution 1775 on.
Library of Congress - Probably the largest library in the world.
Rhode Island State Archives. Many county records held.
England Historic Genealogical Society
Jim Craig, Rhode Island Genealogical Resources
What's in your name.
Free advertising of surnames
Hall of names - Search Engine
http://www.genuki.org.uk UK &
Ireland Information Service
FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES
Federation of Family History
Societies - how to start and lots of links
Genfair -Virtual pages
for Family History Societies - mainly UK
Software etc -
Konnections all sorts of software, freeware, shareware for
Ged Com 'FAQ's -
find out all about them at Dave Wilks page on Ged coms
Connect Genealogy hosting of gedcoms. Upload and
download gedcoms without any HTML knowledge
immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. Transcriptions of
more than 1500 ships passenger lists and loads of other info
Ellis Island The American Family Immigration History
Centre. Project to create a searchable database of the 17 million
people who emigrated to the USA through Ellis Island 1892 - 1924.
If you visit in person you can see the museum and the huge number of
people who came from all over the world and in exactly what
numbers. The ferries run from Battery Park regularly all day at
the end of Manhatten Island. The trip usually includes the Statue
of Liberty on a separate island. If you want to use the
facilities for looking up information go early and allow plenty of
time. Last Ferry of the day in winter is about 4.00pm
Staff are very helpful but this is a very busy tourist destination.
Names of mainly American people looking for their ancestors.
1915-1932 Canadian naturalization
National Archive of Ireland
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Genealogical society of Northern Ireland
Directory Of Irish Genealogy
General Register Office of Scotland
Library of Wales
National Statistics UK
National Statistics UK
Maps and surname lists etc for Jamaica
Almanac - The 1840 Jamaican almanac - official
list of more than 7000 property owners
Family Finder - thousands of details from around the
Jewish Vital Records From Poland - Searchable 19th century database of
Genealogical Society of Great Britain Searchable
database of Names, Towns and Family Finder
LIBRARIES AND HISTORY
Libraries and Archive Research guide Online
Public Access Catalogue
Library Resources for Family Historians
Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts
Lost London Streets
MAPS AND GAZETEERS