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Re: Discover Scottish Land Records - on Youtube for 1 week only

Sue Visser
 

Thanks for the update Dixie. 
 
We’re ok – could be better; could be worse.  It would be thought that a lot of Gen stuff would have been done in recent months but nada.  Just as the pandemic hit, we were packing, renovating, trying to sell our condo, wondering what on earth we were going to do with everything closed.  It was a wild unfun rollercoaster ride that hasn’t ended quite yet. 
 
In the midst of that, we ended up in quarantine for 2 weeks – we’d stopped at our son’s to drop off Easter goodies and masks I’d made for Lisa (a PSW who uses public transport).  Everyone was great while we distanced chatted but in the afternoon, Lisa took very ill very suddenly and as a consequence since we’d been there the Health Dept said we had to quarantine too.  It was ok for us but the whole family there became ill, although the little ones were just off colour for a couple of days and then bouncing off the walls with energy because they couldn’t go outside.  Dan and Lisa on the other hand were very ill and each day when we video visited we were so worried about them – they actually took turns sleeping so one would be semi conscious with the Grands.   Anyway they were in quarantine for 3 weeks.  Fourteen residents died in the facility where Lisa works = you’d think they’d be very proactive to prevent such a thing from happening again but no lessons were absorbed GRRRR.  They even took away the sanitizer.  Lisa works her last day there Fri before moving to a hospital.
 
The rest of our gang is ok.  Laura was fairly worn out trying to get even some of those PPEs the PM and Ford kept saying there was lots of – she’s CEO of PACE Independent Living in Toronto and has +200 care providers with equal clients that needed masks, etc.  I managed to track down some sanitizer for her from a local distillery and, like Radar on Mash, Laura ended up calling around ON trading each N95s she had that her staff didn’t need for 5 of the masks they did need.
 
Chris and family are in TX – they’re ok too but no doubt you are aware of circumstances south of the border.  TX is one of the hot spots.  Originally they had planned to come here to pack and move us but then COVID hit and we told them to stay home.  We haven’t seen them for 1.5 years and it could a long while before we see them yet.  I wish they were still living in NWT!!!
 
Well that’s it in a nutshell.
Take care.  Keep well.
Sue
 
 
 

From: DixieAC
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:43 PM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Discover Scottish Land Records - on Youtube for 1 week only
 
Hi Sue,
 
Just a quick note about change of email. I am now using DixieAC@... as something went wrong with the old cutlerd@shaw — darned technology screwups.
 
Hope you and Norm are keeping well these strange days. We are fine — bored but fine.
 
Dixie
 
 
 

On Sep 1, 2020, at 10:33 AM, Sue Visser <genealgal2@...> wrote:
 
An excellent presentation: 
 
 
 
Not specifically just Islay.
 
Happy hunting,
Sue Visser
 
 


Re: Discover Scottish Land Records - on Youtube for 1 week only

DixieAC <dixieac@...>
 

Hi Sue,

Just a quick note about change of email. I am now using DixieAC@... as something went wrong with the old cutlerd@shaw — darned technology screwups.

Hope you and Norm are keeping well these strange days. We are fine — bored but fine.

Dixie




On Sep 1, 2020, at 10:33 AM, Sue Visser <genealgal2@...> wrote:

An excellent presentation: 
 
 
 
Not specifically just Islay.
 
Happy hunting,
Sue Visser



Discover Scottish Land Records - on Youtube for 1 week only

Sue Visser
 

An excellent presentation: 
 
 
 
Not specifically just Islay.
 
Happy hunting,
Sue Visser
 
 


Re: Late notice - this morning if you can watch it

Susan Bourne
 

Just watching YouTube now from Australia. It is of interest to me as my GGG Grandfather Robert Cross, was a Factor on the Islay Estate (not sure what dates) and he also farmed at Ballymartin on Islay. He died in 1859. His father Alexander Cross was the owner of Alexander Cross & Sons, Seed Merchants Gallowgate.

Susan Bourne
Sent from Susan’s iPhone

On 31 Aug 2020, at 1:05 am, Allison Akgungor <allison@...> wrote:

Thanks so much for alerting us to this, Sue.
That was a very interesting presentation.
Allison Akgungor



Re: Late notice - this morning if you can watch it

Allison Akgungor
 

Thanks so much for alerting us to this, Sue.
That was a very interesting presentation.
Allison Akgungor


Re: Late notice - this morning if you can watch it

M E Fuller
 

Thank you. Potato famine history could be a real day brightener here in the U.S.


On Sun, Aug 30, 2020, 7:16 AM Sue Visser <genealgal2@...> wrote:
With COVID19, the Islay Book Festival has morphed to an online version.  This morning (my apology for the late notice) Jim Hunter will be speaking about his book about the story of Scotland’s forgotten potato famine which ravaged island communities in 1846. 
 
It starts in 2 hours (10AM Ontario time) - you can watch it directly from our YouTube channel by following this link: https://youtu.be/91snrGTzJTE
 
Sue Visser
 
 


Late notice - this morning if you can watch it

Sue Visser
 

With COVID19, the Islay Book Festival has morphed to an online version.  This morning (my apology for the late notice) Jim Hunter will be speaking about his book about the story of Scotland’s forgotten potato famine which ravaged island communities in 1846. 
 
It starts in 2 hours (10AM Ontario time) - you can watch it directly from our YouTube channel by following this link: https://youtu.be/91snrGTzJTE
 
Sue Visser
 
 


The Islay Sessions

Sue Visser
 

Just as we’re experiencing, Islay too is dealing with COVID19 life changes.  Cancellations of activities such as The Islay Sessions is an example.  However that cloud has a silver lining – have fun listening to a former “Sessioner” Fraser Ian in Back to Islay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSkNHR0kGgI&feature=youtu.be
 
Sue Visser


Re: Ancestry news

Sharee Hughes
 

I have a friend who works for ancestry and I asked him what difference it would make. He said ancestry has been sold several times over  the years and he doesm't think it will make any difference.


On Wed, Aug 5, 2020, 5:54 PM Lola Cook <lola.cook@...> wrote:
Wow!  Getting too big for their britches, I fear!

Lola Cook

On Aug 5, 2020, at 1:18 PM, Sue Visser <genealgal2@...> wrote:


Not good news I fear.  And I suspect Ancestry will be more expensive (and out of my budget!) in the not so distant future .... and I’ll bet they’re delighted to be able to access all those Ancestry DNA results too.
 
 
Sue Visser
 
 


Re: Ancestry news

Lola Cook
 

Wow!  Getting too big for their britches, I fear!

Lola Cook

On Aug 5, 2020, at 1:18 PM, Sue Visser <genealgal2@...> wrote:


Not good news I fear.  And I suspect Ancestry will be more expensive (and out of my budget!) in the not so distant future .... and I’ll bet they’re delighted to be able to access all those Ancestry DNA results too.
 
 
Sue Visser
 
 


Re: Ancestry news

Allan Moore
 

Yes I am sure they will be interested but 23&me would have been a better fit for Medical DNA results. 

It has spent more than $1 billion this year investing in drugs that target high cholesterol, kidney disease in children and devices for diabetes patients.”

On Aug 5, 2020, at 2:18 PM, Sue Visser <genealgal2@...> wrote:


Not good news I fear.  And I suspect Ancestry will be more expensive (and out of my budget!) in the not so distant future .... and I’ll bet they’re delighted to be able to access all those Ancestry DNA results too.
 
 
Sue Visser
 
 


Ancestry news

Sue Visser
 

Not good news I fear.  And I suspect Ancestry will be more expensive (and out of my budget!) in the not so distant future .... and I’ll bet they’re delighted to be able to access all those Ancestry DNA results too.
 
 
Sue Visser
 
 


Re: Books by Scott Buie

Sue Visser
 

Scott Buie was a member of SCT-ISLAY but I don’t know if he’s still around.  Back then, his email was jsbuie@...
 
There is a Facebook page called Isle of Jura – perhaps some help there?
 
Since you have North Carolina interest, perhaps Argyll Colony Plus can help.  https://theargyllcolonyplus.org/publications/
 
Happy hunting!
Sue Visser
 
 
 

From: Chris MacDougall
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:10 PM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] Books by Scott Buie
 
Hi everyone,
 
I am wondering if anyone knows of a way that I could purchase a copy of the book called "The People of the Parish of Jura," written by Scott Buie.
 
It used to be available in some locations, but a recent search hasn't turned up any results.
 
I ask because of my hope that there may be some further hints in the book regarding the multiple McDougald families that went to North Carolina, as well as those who stayed longer on the Isle.
 
Any information or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 
Many thanks and all the best,
 
Chris


Re: Books by Scott Buie

J LOCHRIDGE
 

C&E Roy Bookshop in Bowmore may be able to help

You will find it on a google search

Good Luck

Johan



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From: "Chris MacDougall" <c.a.macdougall@...>
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 21 Jul, 20 At 17:10
Subject: [Islay] Books by Scott Buie

Hi everyone,

I am wondering if anyone knows of a way that I could purchase a copy of the book called "The People of the Parish of Jura," written by Scott Buie.

It used to be available in some locations, but a recent search hasn't turned up any results.

I ask because of my hope that there may be some further hints in the book regarding the multiple McDougald families that went to North Carolina, as well as those who stayed longer on the Isle.

Any information or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Many thanks and all the best,

Chris



Books by Scott Buie

Chris MacDougall
 

Hi everyone,

I am wondering if anyone knows of a way that I could purchase a copy of the book called "The People of the Parish of Jura," written by Scott Buie.

It used to be available in some locations, but a recent search hasn't turned up any results. 

I ask because of my hope that there may be some further hints in the book regarding the multiple McDougald families that went to North Carolina, as well as those who stayed longer on the Isle.

Any information or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Many thanks and all the best,

Chris


Important Alert - Ancestry to Remove DNA Matches soon

Jeanette Kennedy
 

Just a heads up that Ancestry is going to remove DNA matches below 8cM by early August. 

Here is an article a cousin on another mailing list forwarded which is very helpful in explaining it all and what to do:



gift idea???

Sue Visser
 

Is your family stuck on what to get you for your birthday or Christmas?  Or perhaps you’re trying to find the perfect gift for someone who is “into” genealogy and Scotland just like you?  This might be your ideal gift....
 
EGift vouchers are now available for purchase at ScotlandsPeople!  At scotlandspeople.gov.uk go to “buy credits, eGift vouchers and digital images”. 
 
Happy hunting!
Sue Visser


Re: Sinclair tree of Jack Puttenham's Islay ancestry chart

Embleton House
 

I am so glad you told me this. I am having the same problem multiple files all created in Family tree maker for past 35 years and I do no know how to intergrade them to one file. Nor did I know what program to seek out capable of doing that. Is it expensive? My niece uses ancestry but they always want money of course. OK I am off to look at your file now.

 

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From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chas Houston
Sent: June 15, 2020 4:13 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay]Sinclair tree of Jack Puttenham's Islay ancestry chart

 

Hi Ken,

Thanks for the info and the correction.

Sorry, as per my reply to Flora, I should have read the report generated by my genealogy program
more closely.

I have John Campbell  died 1834, most likely from a family member,  and I have no DOB for him just an "abt 1783" and my report generator took that as the actual date of birth of death and calcuated an age for him based on 1783, He could have been any age probably between 50 and 65.

In case it may help others using Famliy Tree Maker:-

I have over 250,000 folk in my family trees database and unfortunately I have had to change genealogy tree programs to cope with the large numbers and lost many sources in the transistions due to each programs differences in the GED file info they could cope with. I am currently using Rootsmagic which is the only program which would take in a native Family Tree Maker ".ftm"  file, the FTM program having given up on trying to create large GED files.

Regards

Charles MacFadyen Houston b 1943 Govan.

With my main Islay connections as:- McFadyen, Taylor,  Beaton, McArthur, Carmichael &  McLachlan.

Charles,

This long tree ties together several mini-trees I have been working on for decades.  I want to be very careful before making any merges.
Please advise the List of your source(s) for this information.
One initial question is in the snipped section below, specifically " John CAMPBELL ... was born in 1768. He was born about 1783 ... He died in 1834 at the age of 51."  Which is the correct birth year?
By the way, Chinguacousy (no q) is in Peel County.
Ken Harrison
 

 

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Re: Campbell tree from Jack Puttenham's Islay ancestry chart

Lorne & Susan Campbell
 

Hi Everyone,
Dugald Campbell, above, and his spouse relocated from Campbeltown to Giol, Islay around 1804.
Sons John and Alexander appear to have been baptized in Campbeltown.
Does anyone know why they relocated to Islay?

Better circumstances? More opportunity? Economic improvements? 

Were there other Campbell siblings/families who migrated to Islay at well.?

Thank you.  
Lorne


Re: Sinclair tree of Jack Puttenham's Islay ancestry chart

Chas Houston <cmcfhouston@...>
 

Hi Ken,

Thanks for the info and the correction.

Sorry, as per my reply to Flora, I should have read the report generated by my genealogy program
more closely.

I have John Campbell  died 1834, most likely from a family member,  and I have no DOB for him just an "abt 1783" and my report generator took that as the actual date of birth of death and calcuated an age for him based on 1783, He could have been any age probably between 50 and 65.

In case it may help others using Famliy Tree Maker:-

I have over 250,000 folk in my family trees database and unfortunately I have had to change genealogy tree programs to cope with the large numbers and lost many sources in the transistions due to each programs differences in the GED file info they could cope with. I am currently using Rootsmagic which is the only program which would take in a native Family Tree Maker ".ftm"  file, the FTM program having given up on trying to create large GED files.

Regards

Charles MacFadyen Houston b 1943 Govan.

With my main Islay connections as:- McFadyen, Taylor,  Beaton, McArthur, Carmichael &  McLachlan.

Charles,
This long tree ties together several mini-trees I have been working on for decades.  I want to be very careful before making any merges.
Please advise the List of your source(s) for this information.
One initial question is in the snipped section below, specifically " John CAMPBELL ... was born in 1768. He was born about 1783 ... He died in 1834 at the age of 51."  Which is the correct birth year?
By the way, Chinguacousy (no q) is in Peel County.
Ken Harrison


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