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Jacobites

Australian History

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Scottish History

Saddell Castle, formerly home to the Campbells of Saddell

Highland dress

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Yesterday marked the 276th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden, where the Jacobite forces led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart were brutally annihilated by the the forces of Hanoverian king George II, under his younger son Prince William “The Butcher” Duke of Cumberland. Many people wonder why their Jacobite ancestors pledged their loyalty the Jacobite […]

Clans, Jacobites, Research Tips, Scotland, Scottish History, Uncategorized

Reasons why Scots joined the Jacobite Army in 1745

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Hello everyone, I hope you are well. As you know, it’s more important than ever to take care of our planet in every way possible, and a way I like to do that is looking at different aspects of my home and life to see what eco-friendly changes I can make. Here is what I […]

Research Tips, Uncategorized

Eco-friendly genealogy tips

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Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great start to the year! One of the really important parts of researching is keeping your facts neat and tidy, here are five tips to make your researching easier!   1. Save immediately: When I find a record, certificate or fact about an ancestor that I am […]

Research Tips

5 Tips For Keeping Your Research Tidy

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  It isn’t always easy to trace your family tree in Australia back to the “motherland”, but I’m here to help! Here are some tips: Google the surname: A quick google of your family surname instantly gives you an idea of where your family came from. Try to avoid websites like Wikipedia others similar that […]

Australian History, Research Tips, Scottish History

Finding Where Your Australian Relatives Came From

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Highland dress is a fascinating subject and one of my favourites. In these four blog posts I will be explaining the different kinds of Highland dress worn by women, men and children, but for now, let’s have a quick look at how tartan was made. Clan Tartan: Individual clan tartans were not officially in use […]

Clans, Highland Dress, Research Tips, Scotland, Scottish History

Highland Dress Series: Part 1

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A trick that has really helped me with filling in the gaps is this: go by the nephews and nieces names.  You see, Scotland used to have a strict naming tradition, explained in this blog post here As you can see, children were often named after their aunts and uncles, so if you have one ancestor, […]

Clans, Research Tips, Scottish History

A Quick Tip

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A question that came up for me recently was why did my 4th great grandfather John Campbell Colquhoun leave his relatives and hometown in Paisley, Renfrewshire to immigrate to Australia in 1857? Coincidentally a few days later I was listening to a podcast episode about the Highland Clearances, and the academic speaking on the podcast […]

Australian History, Research Tips, Scottish History

Why Did Your Ancestors Immigrate?

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  Free trials are a great way to see if a genealogy platform is right for you, since some websites and resources can have very expensive monthly or yearly fees. They can also be wonderful if you are searching for an elusive ancestor that turned up crickets and tumbleweeds on other websites.   But how […]

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How I get the most out of a free trial

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  Unbeknownst to many, Scotland has many interesting and unique flags, some dating back centuries, and some quite recent. The third in this three-part mini series of blog posts about Scotland, I will explain some of the different flags of Scotland, their meanings and a brief history. Enjoy!     1. The Saltire: Possibly the most iconic […]

Research Tips, Scotland, Scottish History

The Flags of Scotland

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 As part of a mini blog series, I am explaining some of the basic facts about Scotland in three blog posts; a Profile of Scotland, The Anthems of Scotland and the Flags of Scotland. Enjoy! There are many popular songs in Scotland, some dating back to the 1300’s or earlier! In this blog post I will […]

Research Tips, Scotland, Scottish History, Uncategorized

Songs Of Scotland

Arundel Castle, former home of Adeliza of Louvain, the fairy maid of Brabant