Lauraine Syrnick

Thank you Edie. So many people in Scotland came to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, USA and South Africa when times were so tough in Scotland. Many who stayed were sent to homes which this site proves.

My G Grandfather came with his parents to Canada in 1872 and returned to Scotland to wed his sweetheart in Arbroath before coming back to Canada. All of my Herd/Hird family comes from Arbroath tho the Herd/Hird family seem to have come from Fife. I recall this man as he lived until he was 98 and have fond memories of him. Longevity seems to run for many in my family. My Dad, Laurie Smith (his mother was a Hird) lived until he was 96 and he had two sisters who lived until 99 - almost 100 year.

With so many people leaving Scotland and the Scottish people settling all around the world, you decision to stay on the general list makes a lot of sense to me. Thank you and I will post any further information that comes to hand on the Scottish people.

Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick

On Feb 8, 2020, at 19:01, Edie Mc <> wrote:

Thanks very much for sharing this website Laurane. It will be useful to me. It also highlights how handy to stay on the main Scotland list as you would miss out of all what is on offer for the whole of Scotland if you only were on a County list. I hope to be on one or two myself, but I will say with this one for this type of goody.

I have found in the past as well, that when you try to just be on a Name list for a particular country instead of a name list for all over, it soon drops off. When browsing the rootsweb list prior to this list, to see which was the most active, I found the Scotland list rather than the county list seemed to be the most active and most of the others were dormant already. I hope to subscribe to Renfrewshire, but I dont think it will be any more active than the Rootsweb one. What may save the lists is the fact you can now put images over on, that you were not able to on rootsweb.. That will be a plus I think.


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From: "Lauraine Syrnick" <>
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Sent: Sunday, 9 Feb, 2020 At 11:33 AM
Subject: [ScotGen]

Just received the above site. Please note that Lancashire is shown in this group.


Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick


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