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Re: Sinclair/McDougall

Ken Harrison
 

HNY to both of you!

I had the same (but I think all my info came from Johan)

Ken Harrison

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of tsinclair@...
Sent: January 5, 2021 12:00 PM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Sinclair/McDougall

 

Hi Malcolm.  Nice to hear from you again.  Thanks for the information, because I seem to have made a mistake in my records.  I agree that Christian S. married Alexander McDougall, but I had their son, John, born ca 1783, who married a Christina McDougall.  I'll make that correction right away.  I also had a note that John and Christina immigrated to Thora township in Ontario.  Is that correct?
Toni


Re: Sinclair/McDougall

tsinclair@...
 

Hi Malcolm.  Nice to hear from you again.  Thanks for the information, because I seem to have made a mistake in my records.  I agree that Christian S. married Alexander McDougall, but I had their son, John, born ca 1783, who married a Christina McDougall.  I'll make that correction right away.  I also had a note that John and Christina immigrated to Thora township in Ontario.  Is that correct?
Toni


Re: suggestion for a new list

Embleton House
 

This makes perfect sense to me.

Faith

 

Embleton House B&B

Licence # 009-002809

5203 52 Street

Yellowknife, NT.

Canada, X1A 1T8

Ph: 1-867-873-2892 Ext: 0

Ph: Toll free in North America: 1-888-909-5203

Fax: 1-867-873-4927

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allan Moore
Sent: January 5, 2021 6:26 AM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] suggestion for a new list

 

Hi Ian

 

Let me look into it and see if I have any free cycles in the near future. I am always wary of taking on a project if I know I cannot give it 100%. 

 

I will look into it and get back to the group, either way, as soon as possible. 

 



On Jan 5, 2021, at 03:35, Iain MacIntosh <iainmacintosh75@...> wrote:



Hi Allan

Are you offering your experience and expertise?  It would certainly solve the issues you have highlighted

Kindest regards

Iain MacIntosh

 

 

 



 

Iain 

 

 

 

On 4 Jan 2021, at 20:11, Allan Moore <agmoore21@...> wrote:



I am a data scientist and business/artificial intelligence expert by trade. 

 

Just a cautionary warning - whatever list is created, it will have to be curated. Somebody will have to monitor and “clean up” the list. In the trade there is a saying (substitute your own version of ‘garbage’) “garbage in - garbage out”. Not everyone is tech savvy and most people do not read the instructions. Having a spreadsheet that is user editable without proper curating can be difficult to maintain and control. I think it would be better to have a fillable GUI (graphical user interface) that is relatively fool proof, may be the way to go, as it will fill the spread sheet and do its magic behind it. Also if you want you can make that same GUI also searchable, so entering your search information into the interface will return only results that are pertinent to your query. 

 

Just my 2c worth as I have battled with poor information for decades. 


Re: suggestion for a new list

Iain MacIntosh
 

Thanks for your response.  Most folk on the original list found the spreadsheet data useful for identifying and communicating with others on the list who were researching their family names.  

Iain 




Re: suggestion for a new list

Allan Moore
 

Hi Ian

Let me look into it and see if I have any free cycles in the near future. I am always wary of taking on a project if I know I cannot give it 100%. 

I will look into it and get back to the group, either way, as soon as possible. 


On Jan 5, 2021, at 03:35, Iain MacIntosh <iainmacintosh75@...> wrote:


Hi Allan
Are you offering your experience and expertise?  It would certainly solve the issues you have highlighted
Kindest regards

Iain MacIntosh







Iain 



On 4 Jan 2021, at 20:11, Allan Moore <agmoore21@...> wrote:


I am a data scientist and business/artificial intelligence expert by trade. 

Just a cautionary warning - whatever list is created, it will have to be curated. Somebody will have to monitor and “clean up” the list. In the trade there is a saying (substitute your own version of ‘garbage’) “garbage in - garbage out”. Not everyone is tech savvy and most people do not read the instructions. Having a spreadsheet that is user editable without proper curating can be difficult to maintain and control. I think it would be better to have a fillable GUI (graphical user interface) that is relatively fool proof, may be the way to go, as it will fill the spread sheet and do its magic behind it. Also if you want you can make that same GUI also searchable, so entering your search information into the interface will return only results that are pertinent to your query. 

Just my 2c worth as I have battled with poor information for decades. 


Re: suggestion for a new list

Iain MacIntosh
 

Hi Allan
Are you offering your experience and expertise?  It would certainly solve the issues you have highlighted
Kindest regards

Iain MacIntosh







Iain 



On 4 Jan 2021, at 20:11, Allan Moore <agmoore21@...> wrote:


I am a data scientist and business/artificial intelligence expert by trade. 

Just a cautionary warning - whatever list is created, it will have to be curated. Somebody will have to monitor and “clean up” the list. In the trade there is a saying (substitute your own version of ‘garbage’) “garbage in - garbage out”. Not everyone is tech savvy and most people do not read the instructions. Having a spreadsheet that is user editable without proper curating can be difficult to maintain and control. I think it would be better to have a fillable GUI (graphical user interface) that is relatively fool proof, may be the way to go, as it will fill the spread sheet and do its magic behind it. Also if you want you can make that same GUI also searchable, so entering your search information into the interface will return only results that are pertinent to your query. 

Just my 2c worth as I have battled with poor information for decades. 


Re: Islay Reunion 2004

Malcolm Campbell
 

Hey Toni 
Welcome back.
 
Took pictures at the Islay gathering in 2005. Great to meet other Islay researchers there.
Among whom was my Christine Harenberg who is my 5th cousin through the common Islay ancestor listed below, our 5th gg Alexander McDOUGALL and Christine SINCLAIR.
 
We last met at an OGS annual several years back
 
Had I told you that my 4th gg was Christina SINCLAIR, b. circa 1760, m.  to John McDOUGALL, also b. circa 1760.
Their daughter was Christina McDOUGALL, b. 1794 in Grastle, (Grastill) the Oa, Islay, Argyle, Scotland,
m. on 26 Feb 1812 in BOTP -- Kilarrow  Islay, Argyle, Scotland, to
John McDOUGALL b. 1783 also in Grastle, (Grastill) the Oa, Islay, Argyle, Scotland
They had 8 children, one of whom was my gg Mary McDOUGALL who married Malcolm CURRIE. Guess whom I’m ultimately named for?
 

Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Islay] Islay Reunion 2004
 
Hello to all of you Islay researchers.   Yes, the "Return of the Children" was a wonderful gathering back in 2004 - so great to meet the folks we had been corresponding with!
Sorry to have been absent for the last couple of years, but it's nice to see familiar names who are still here, and I look forward to "meeting" newer members and getting caught up. I'm still tracing all Islay Sinclairs, so if any of you have some hiding in the closet, please dust them off and let's compare notes.
Best wishes to all of you for successful research in the coming year.
Toni


Re: Islay Reunion 2004

tsinclair@...
 

Hello to all of you Islay researchers.   Yes, the "Return of the Children" was a wonderful gathering back in 2004 - so great to meet the folks we had been corresponding with!
Sorry to have been absent for the last couple of years, but it's nice to see familiar names who are still here, and I look forward to "meeting" newer members and getting caught up. I'm still tracing all Islay Sinclairs, so if any of you have some hiding in the closet, please dust them off and let's compare notes.
Best wishes to all of you for successful research in the coming year.
Toni


Re: suggestion for a new list

Allan Moore
 

I am a data scientist and business/artificial intelligence expert by trade. 

Just a cautionary warning - whatever list is created, it will have to be curated. Somebody will have to monitor and “clean up” the list. In the trade there is a saying (substitute your own version of ‘garbage’) “garbage in - garbage out”. Not everyone is tech savvy and most people do not read the instructions. Having a spreadsheet that is user editable without proper curating can be difficult to maintain and control. I think it would be better to have a fillable GUI (graphical user interface) that is relatively fool proof, may be the way to go, as it will fill the spread sheet and do its magic behind it. Also if you want you can make that same GUI also searchable, so entering your search information into the interface will return only results that are pertinent to your query. 

Just my 2c worth as I have battled with poor information for decades. 


Re: suggestion for a new list

Anne Farrar
 

Hi, Anne again
My suggestion: Use the "database" (on left side of this screen) and use the same format as the "rootsweb" spreadsheet.


Re: suggestion for a new list

S a Bisset
 

That would be a really helpful idea.
Mary McIntyre NZ (Islay family McIntyre, Macdougal, Macgillivray, Macalister)

On 04 January 2021 at 11:59 Russ McGillivray <russmcgillivray@...> wrote:

You don't want anything to do with Rootsweb!
There is a Files folder right here in Islay@Scotland-Genealogy groups.io
All we need is to create a Google Docs spreadsheet with the same columns as the old Excel file, and allow people to enter their own information.

Russ


Re: Islay Searchers' List

Glynn Currie
 

I am not aware of a connection to these people  although the lines probably cross somewhere.  Interestingly though, my maternal grandmother was a McNabb whose people came to Oro County from Islay about 1830. It really is a small world .
Best wishes as you search your family members.

Glynn


Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: L MOON <moonjett@...>
Date: 2021-01-03 15:40 (GMT-08:00)
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Islay Searchers' List

Hi Glynn

 

My Gr-grandfather was Archibald CURRIE who married Flora GALBRAITH on 7 March 1871 in Oro, Simcoe County, ONTARIO.  The marriage reg says he was 30 [b~1841], born on Islay and his parents were James and Lizzie CURRIE.    We have not been able to find any evidence of him in Scotland, or of his parents.  The 1901 Ontario Census shows Archie’s immigration year as 1865.  I have found an 1866 passenger list that includes A CURRIE age 25 single male arriving in Quebec in June – possibly him.

I have two DNA Matches 117cm and 125cM, who are cousins known to one another.   I have found their gr-gr-grandmother Mary CURRIE.  On her 1860 Ontario marriage reg to John POLLOCK it shows she was born 1841 on Islay, and her parents are shown as James CURRIE and Eliza LYNCH.   The 1901 Tosorontio, Simcoe County, Ontario census gives Mary's immigration year as 1847 when she was only ~6 yrs old.  I can’t find James CURRIE or Eliza LYNCH on Scotland’s People.

This Mary CURRIE, it says, was born about 1841 on Islay, as was my Archibald CURRIE.  They could have the same parents.  Somehow I, and some cousins, have a DNA connection to the two Matches mentioned above.

 

Our brick wall.

 

We sure would be pleased to hear of any clues that you might have to further this search.

 

Lois

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Glynn Currie
Sent: January 3, 2021 11:07 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Islay Searchers' List

 

I wonder which Currie branch you are following.

My grandfather was John Currie born in Duich Lots in 1878. He married Flora McDiarmid born in Bowmore in 1883. John emigrated to Canada in 1902. Flora emigrated in 1910. They were married shortly after her arrival.

John’s father was Donald Currie and his mother was Catherine McFadyen.

Glynn Currie

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: L MOON
Sent: January 3, 2021 12:17 AM
To: islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] Islay Searchers' List

 

 

Hi Folks

 

I have a more up-to-date email    moonjettgenea@...

PS -  My address on the list still works  moonjett@...  but I’m shift to gmail.

 

Thanks

Lois Moon

 

Searching

CURRIE  and   GALBRAITH

 

 


Re: Islay Searchers' List

L MOON
 

Hi Glynn

 

My Gr-grandfather was Archibald CURRIE who married Flora GALBRAITH on 7 March 1871 in Oro, Simcoe County, ONTARIO.  The marriage reg says he was 30 [b~1841], born on Islay and his parents were James and Lizzie CURRIE.    We have not been able to find any evidence of him in Scotland, or of his parents.  The 1901 Ontario Census shows Archie’s immigration year as 1865.  I have found an 1866 passenger list that includes A CURRIE age 25 single male arriving in Quebec in June – possibly him.

I have two DNA Matches 117cm and 125cM, who are cousins known to one another.   I have found their gr-gr-grandmother Mary CURRIE.  On her 1860 Ontario marriage reg to John POLLOCK it shows she was born 1841 on Islay, and her parents are shown as James CURRIE and Eliza LYNCH.   The 1901 Tosorontio, Simcoe County, Ontario census gives Mary's immigration year as 1847 when she was only ~6 yrs old.  I can’t find James CURRIE or Eliza LYNCH on Scotland’s People.

This Mary CURRIE, it says, was born about 1841 on Islay, as was my Archibald CURRIE.  They could have the same parents.  Somehow I, and some cousins, have a DNA connection to the two Matches mentioned above.

 

Our brick wall.

 

We sure would be pleased to hear of any clues that you might have to further this search.

 

Lois

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Glynn Currie
Sent: January 3, 2021 11:07 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Islay Searchers' List

 

I wonder which Currie branch you are following.

My grandfather was John Currie born in Duich Lots in 1878. He married Flora McDiarmid born in Bowmore in 1883. John emigrated to Canada in 1902. Flora emigrated in 1910. They were married shortly after her arrival.

John’s father was Donald Currie and his mother was Catherine McFadyen.

Glynn Currie

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: L MOON
Sent: January 3, 2021 12:17 AM
To: islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] Islay Searchers' List

 

 

Hi Folks

 

I have a more up-to-date email    moonjettgenea@...

PS -  My address on the list still works  moonjett@...  but I’m shift to gmail.

 

Thanks

Lois Moon

 

Searching

CURRIE  and   GALBRAITH

 

 


Re: suggestion for a new list

Russ McGillivray
 

You don't want anything to do with Rootsweb!
There is a Files folder right here in Islay@Scotland-Genealogy groups.io
All we need is to create a Google Docs spreadsheet with the same columns as the old Excel file, and allow people to enter their own information.

Russ


Re: suggestion for a new list

Embleton House
 

What information do you wish to collect is my first question I will talk to them today about it.

 

Embleton House B&B

Licence # 009-002809

5203 52 Street

Yellowknife, NT.

Canada, X1A 1T8

Ph: 1-867-873-2892 Ext: 0

Ph: Toll free in North America: 1-888-909-5203

Fax: 1-867-873-4927

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of M. Diane Rogers
Sent: January 3, 2021 12:08 PM
To: Islay <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Islay] suggestion for a new list

 

OK. Faith. Thanks.

She can be in touch with me about a new list. 

In the meantime, I will take a look at the website in the next few days and enquire about adding it. 

However, bear in mind that Rootsweb seems much in disarray again at the moment. 

Diane 

M Diane Rogers

 


From: "Embleton House" <ehouse@...>
To: "Islay" <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:56:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Islay] suggestion for a new list

 

I will talk to my office smart daughter and daughter in law and see what I can come up with

Faith

 

Embleton House B&B

Licence # 009-002809

5203 52 Street

Yellowknife, NT.

Canada, X1A 1T8

Ph: 1-867-873-2892 Ext: 0

Ph: Toll free in North America: 1-888-909-5203

Fax: 1-867-873-4927

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Anne Farrar
Sent: January 3, 2021 9:27 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] suggestion for a new list

 

There is a spot for storing databases. Perhaps someone who is good with excel could create a new spreadsheet and everyone could enter their own name, e-mail and research interests on that sheet. It would then be available to everyone and no one would have to take on the huge task of creating a list of everyone

Thanks, Anne

PS I could do it but I don't have any special skills with excel

 


Re: suggestion for a new list

M. Diane Rogers
 

OK. Faith. Thanks.
She can be in touch with me about a new list. 
In the meantime, I will take a look at the website in the next few days and enquire about adding it. 
However, bear in mind that Rootsweb seems much in disarray again at the moment. 
Diane 
M Diane Rogers


From: "Embleton House" <ehouse@...>
To: "Islay" <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:56:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Islay] suggestion for a new list

I will talk to my office smart daughter and daughter in law and see what I can come up with

Faith

 

Embleton House B&B

Licence # 009-002809

5203 52 Street

Yellowknife, NT.

Canada, X1A 1T8

Ph: 1-867-873-2892 Ext: 0

Ph: Toll free in North America: 1-888-909-5203

Fax: 1-867-873-4927

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Anne Farrar
Sent: January 3, 2021 9:27 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] suggestion for a new list

 

There is a spot for storing databases. Perhaps someone who is good with excel could create a new spreadsheet and everyone could enter their own name, e-mail and research interests on that sheet. It would then be available to everyone and no one would have to take on the huge task of creating a list of everyone

Thanks, Anne

PS I could do it but I don't have any special skills with excel



Re: Islay Searchers' List

Glynn Currie
 

I wonder which Currie branch you are following.

My grandfather was John Currie born in Duich Lots in 1878. He married Flora McDiarmid born in Bowmore in 1883. John emigrated to Canada in 1902. Flora emigrated in 1910. They were married shortly after her arrival.

John’s father was Donald Currie and his mother was Catherine McFadyen.

Glynn Currie

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: L MOON
Sent: January 3, 2021 12:17 AM
To: islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] Islay Searchers' List

 

 

Hi Folks

 

I have a more up-to-date email    moonjettgenea@...

PS -  My address on the list still works  moonjett@...  but I’m shift to gmail.

 

Thanks

Lois Moon

 

Searching

CURRIE  and   GALBRAITH

 


Re: suggestion for a new list

Embleton House
 

I will talk to my office smart daughter and daughter in law and see what I can come up with

Faith

 

Embleton House B&B

Licence # 009-002809

5203 52 Street

Yellowknife, NT.

Canada, X1A 1T8

Ph: 1-867-873-2892 Ext: 0

Ph: Toll free in North America: 1-888-909-5203

Fax: 1-867-873-4927

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Anne Farrar
Sent: January 3, 2021 9:27 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] suggestion for a new list

 

There is a spot for storing databases. Perhaps someone who is good with excel could create a new spreadsheet and everyone could enter their own name, e-mail and research interests on that sheet. It would then be available to everyone and no one would have to take on the huge task of creating a list of everyone

Thanks, Anne

PS I could do it but I don't have any special skills with excel


suggestion for a new list

Anne Farrar
 

There is a spot for storing databases. Perhaps someone who is good with excel could create a new spreadsheet and everyone could enter their own name, e-mail and research interests on that sheet. It would then be available to everyone and no one would have to take on the huge task of creating a list of everyone

Thanks, Anne

PS I could do it but I don't have any special skills with excel


Re: email address change please

 

Iain, that's an idea. If the owner of the group has it set to allow folks to edit the wiki pages, someone could start one and people could add and update themselves right in the group. Login to https://scotland-genealogy.groups.io/g/Islay (no password needed; a login link can be mailed to you) and scroll to the bottom to see the Wiki. As far as I can tell, there is just one page so far, with some links on it. It looks like only moderators can edit, but that can be changed, or someone can volunteer to become a moderator and take charge of this task. Write to Islay+owner@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io with your thoughts. 

Valorie


On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 12:53 AM Iain MacIntosh <port.wemyss@...> wrote:

Can the Islay ‘Researcher’  spreadsheetor similar  be added to this page and allow folk to change/ update  their own details?

 

Iain MacIntosh

 

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Valorie Zimmerman
Sent: 02 January 2021 22:10
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] email address change please

 

Each person needs to change their email or other information for themselves. Simply login to our group https://scotland-genealogy.groups.io/g/Scots (no password necessary; you can be sent a link) and click on your name in the upper-right-hand corner. There you can set all kinds of things, including what you want your follow group-members to know about you, and what email you want your email to be sent to. 

 

Group owners and moderators can not do this for you. 

 

Valorie

 

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 11:37 AM Herbert Clark <herbertfsc@...> wrote:

Hi all! (researching MacDougall, McDougall)

 

Please change my email address from herbertfsc@... TO mudslingers99@...

 

Please note that the Mudslingers refers to my Mountain Biking days.

 

Thanks all!

 

Herbert F. Clark II

 

--

http://about.me/valoriez - pronouns: she/her

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