Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Buteshire Genealogy Research including The Isle of Arran

Found a useful site for Buteshire records so adding to my blog so i can find it later.
can add births, death, marriages and headstone pictures.

Buteshire Genealogy Research including The Isle of Arran: "Buteshire Genealogy Research
Freely sharing genealogy research specific to Buteshire, Scotland. The Isles of Arran, Bute, Cumbraes, Holy Isle, Inchmarnock and Pladda & The Parishes of Cumbraes, Kilbride, Kilmory, Kingarth, Lochranza, North Bute, Rothesay, Shiskin.
'To find the missing link by sharing our information -'tis the sunshine on a rainy day.'"

Monday, November 02, 2009


I've not had a chance to update much recently and finding working on ancestry's tree system very frustrating as keep getting hints that other peoples info matches mine only to find it is my info that other people have lifted straight into their trees sometimes without even bothering to check if there is a connection to the right family let alone the right person as one contact put it "no info on him he just filled a gap" !!!!

Trying to not get email rage and just start ignoring the links that obviously are just collecting as many people as they can right or wrong.

Off sick this week with flu and not allowed back till Friday so if can shake the coughing, sneezing and fatigue may get some pics uploaded this week and updates done - dont hold your breath though you'll go blue :)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

So much to do - so little time :)

I'm in the process of collating all my files and updating all my trees posted around the internet.
I've taken out a subscription to Ancestry UK so should be easier to track the families through the census over the years.

I've finished surveying four graveyards on the island, High Kirk, Barone, Kingarth and St Colmacs and still not found all the family so need to start working on the idea that some of them may have been buried elsewhere for some reason.

I did find quite a few Slavens all from the same side of the tree so will update that info with pictures soon.

Hoping to revamp my family homepage soon to make it easier to read and navigate and need to find a place for my yahoo pages as its closing down in october.

I'm also planning a visit in November to the General Register Offices in Edinburgh to track down more info on Pat Shields my great great grandfather.

Like I said so much to do and so little time :)