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Interested in NE Scotland Genealogy or Local history?
Then perhaps you might find the following of interest

 

This site contains much trivia, bric-a-brac and facts which I hope you will find interesting, useful and perhaps amusing! Please feel free to look around.

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Do you have ancestors from the NE of Scotland?

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Are you interested in Kincardineshire?

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Like to see examples of papers dating back almost 200 years?

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Wish to read the extracts of a fisher from the early 19th Century?

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Want to know about a way of life now long gone?

Then have a look at Fisherfolk to Torryfolk in my Book Section.

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 Interested in local history publications of yesteryear? Then you need to check out my Articles section. Here you will find extracts from antiquarian books, local newspapers and other written material all pertaining to the NE of Scotland. Lots of names, places and interesting facts all waiting for you!

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Curious to see the graveyards of the North-East? I have amassed a large collection of data and photographs of those in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire. In some cases you can request a photograph and inscription of individual stones. Full details in my Graveyards Section.

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Well, we all need cheering up sometimes. So where better for a little mirth than my Humour page! You may have to think about these a little but I hope you'll find the effort more than worthwhile!

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I love old lists that contain names and places. Maybe I'm just nosey but each time I come across them I can't help looking for my ancestors! Maybe you feel the same - if so get along to my Lists section now!

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Have a look at my family history in My Ancestors Section. Check out my Blair line and other related names including Christie, Masson and Knowles. If your from the Peterhead area you might be interested in my paternal ancestors with names such as Milne, Mess, Stothart and Hay.

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During my family research I've come across numerous bits and pieces that were interesting, but not relevant to my own work. But why waste them? So I've listed some of them here, in my Odds & Ends section.

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Now and again I come across the odd photo, showing a school class or a local view, gleaned mostly from books or the local papers. Always worth a look. Find them in my Photos page.

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I do a lot of graveyard research - part of which involves taking photos of all the gravestones. Sometimes I find a family stone that refers to a different district. For whatever reason they have been buried away from this home place. Perhaps you've been searching for such a stone but failed to find it. Perhaps its in my Strays section!

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Well there are other web pages around! Hard to keep them up to date in the ever changing world of the internet. Nevertheless here is my attempt to show you some of the best and most relevant sites to the NE. Have a look at the results in My Links section.

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Terms & Conditions

I am not a professional researcher, and therefore regret that I cannot undertake commercial work for you. All those who write to me will however get a reply and I will endeavour to answer all queries to the best of my ability. All replies are given in good faith, but you should always check data with original sources.

If you request a photo of a gravestone etc and I have one I will send it to you. You are welcome to use this for your own personal, non-commercial use. Should you wish to use them for any other purpose however you should seek my permission to do so. Please note that this feature is popular and my time is limited. Therefore any request for 'blanket coverage' of surnames will be declined. Normally no more than one or two photos/inscriptions will be sent for any enquiry.

Should you wish to quote my website address or create links to it, you are welcome to do so. You are also welcome to use the contents of my web pages to assist in your research, but where the information is unique to this site, I expect you to acknowledge this as your source.  

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