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Re: 4 itms broadcasted

Anne Burgess
 

I certainly won't get hot under the collar about it, and I am sure that it was never intended to be offensive. As I said, **faintly** offensive.

Nevertheless some one out there at FS thinks that the language we use is 'weird'. Whether they understand 'weird' to mean uncanny or eerie, or bizarre, or peculiar, or strange, doesn't really matter. What matters is that yet again, someone has linked the concept of 'weird' with the context of 'Scotland'. Which says a lot about the writer's view of the world and not a lot about their sensitivity.

Anne


Re: 4 itms broadcasted

Barbara Fathers
 

Thx for the gentle reminder to think kindly, happy thoughts.  

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 4:22 PM Lauraine Syrnick <lauraine.syrnick@...> wrote:
I wouldn’t take anything said on here too seriously.  Obviously “weird” has a couple of meanings.  Definitely don’t think the person who  originally wrote this intended any insults to the Scottish people.  If anything they are trying to help us find ancestors.  Isn’t that what we want? The person may be old like me so coming from a 83 year old Canadian of Scottish background, just ignore them and try not to be hurt or feel insulted. 

Good luck to all of your during this trying time with Covid-19. 

Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick


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Re: Four webinars about Scottish research

mllorimer34
 

Thank you very much Valorie .🌹



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-------- Original message --------
From: Valorie Zimmerman <valorie.zimmerman@...>
Date: 05/12/2020 05:26 (GMT+00:00)
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [ScotGen] Four webinars about Scottish research

FamilySearch hosted four webinars about Scottish research a few days back. The recordings are now available on their Facebook page:

Using the Wiki and ScotlandsPeople for Scottish Research
 
Och Aye! Understanding Weird Scottish Words and Phrases
 
Scotland Land and Property Records
 
Scotland Probate Records


Re: Buchanan

mackay
 

The Dunnville District Heritage Association might be able to help you with the Buchanan family.

 

https://www.dunnvilleheritage.org/

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of jwmmackay@...
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 11:33 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] Buchanan

 

My second great grandfather John McKay of Welland (who had immigrated to Canada from Scotland) married a Mary Buchanan of Dunnville in 1873. I have not been able to find much about her family, so if there is any chance she is of your Buchanans please let me know. It’s been years since my research, but my notes say that these Buchanans were Irish, but Methodist, which at the time led me to believe they were probably from Northern Ireland.


Re: 4 itms broadcasted

Lauraine Syrnick
 

I wouldn’t take anything said on here too seriously.  Obviously “weird” has a couple of meanings.  Definitely don’t think the person who  originally wrote this intended any insults to the Scottish people.  If anything they are trying to help us find ancestors.  Isn’t that what we want? The person may be old like me so coming from a 83 year old Canadian of Scottish background, just ignore them and try not to be hurt or feel insulted. 

Good luck to all of your during this trying time with Covid-19. 

Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick


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Re: Four webinars about Scottish research

Allan Wands
 

Hi Valorie:
Thanks for posting these resources.
Allan

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 1:26 AM Valorie Zimmerman <valorie.zimmerman@...> wrote:
FamilySearch hosted four webinars about Scottish research a few days back. The recordings are now available on their Facebook page:

Using the Wiki and ScotlandsPeople for Scottish Research
 
Och Aye! Understanding Weird Scottish Words and Phrases
 
Scotland Land and Property Records
 
Scotland Probate Records


Re: Buchanan

Morag Fowler
 

There were Methodists in both north and south Ireland.
Morag


On 5 Dec 2020, at 16:33, jwmmackay@... wrote:

My second great grandfather John McKay of Welland (who had immigrated to Canada from Scotland) married a Mary Buchanan of Dunnville in 1873. I have not been able to find much about her family, so if there is any chance she is of your Buchanans please let me know. It’s been years since my research, but my notes say that these Buchanans were Irish, but Methodist, which at the time led me to believe they were probably from Northern Ireland.


Re: Four webinars about Scottish research

Allan Moore
 

Not defending anyone, but from the Oxford English Dictionary:



On Dec 5, 2020, at 06:14, Wayne Shepheard <wshepheard@...> wrote:


Well said, Anne. I think my wife's entire family, and a few of my own ancestors, would be insulted. Surely people who study or wish to comment on dialects or regional language variations (not just limited to Scottish backgrounds) could state their ideas with more clarity and sensitivity.

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 2:57 AM Anne Burgess via groups.io <anne.genlists=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
As a Scot, I find it patronising and faintly offensive that language I and my friends use regularly is described as 'weird'.

Apart from the expression 'och aye' which is only ever used to mock those who think that we go around saying 'och aye' all the time.

Anne






Re: Four webinars about Scottish research

Doreen Hale
 

I agree!   Interesting comments as I noticed at the beginning when the map was shown,  he said Gaelic was on the West side [and the map was circled on the West], Northumbrian was on the South-East [and the map was circled on the South-East] next was shown the Cumbric/Cumbrian said to be mostly on the South-West [and the map was circled on the South-East].

At this point he totally lost me and I switched it off, pondering his own accent and nationality and wondering how many more errors there may be should I continue to listen.  

He had started off by saying he "was going to slaughter the Gaelic expressions” which half lost me to begin with!  
 
Rose

On 5/12/2020, at 10:57 PM, Anne Burgess via groups.io <anne.genlists@...> wrote:

As a Scot, I find it patronising and faintly offensive that language I and my friends use regularly is described as 'weird'.

Apart from the expression 'och aye' which is only ever used to mock those who think that we go around saying 'och aye' all the time.

Anne







Re: Buchanan

jwmmackay@...
 

My second great grandfather John McKay of Welland (who had immigrated to Canada from Scotland) married a Mary Buchanan of Dunnville in 1873. I have not been able to find much about her family, so if there is any chance she is of your Buchanans please let me know. It’s been years since my research, but my notes say that these Buchanans were Irish, but Methodist, which at the time led me to believe they were probably from Northern Ireland.


Buchanan

que534@...
 

I have been told that our McAmmond (McCamond) ancestors in Ireland and then Canada may have been originally Buchanon in Scotland.  Has anyone ever come across this?
Dorothy Quebec
dquebec@...



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Re: Four webinars about Scottish research

Wayne Shepheard
 

Well said, Anne. I think my wife's entire family, and a few of my own ancestors, would be insulted. Surely people who study or wish to comment on dialects or regional language variations (not just limited to Scottish backgrounds) could state their ideas with more clarity and sensitivity.


On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 2:57 AM Anne Burgess via groups.io <anne.genlists=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
As a Scot, I find it patronising and faintly offensive that language I and my friends use regularly is described as 'weird'.

Apart from the expression 'och aye' which is only ever used to mock those who think that we go around saying 'och aye' all the time.

Anne






Re: Four webinars about Scottish research

Anne Burgess
 

As a Scot, I find it patronising and faintly offensive that language I and my friends use regularly is described as 'weird'.

Apart from the expression 'och aye' which is only ever used to mock those who think that we go around saying 'och aye' all the time.

Anne


Re: Four webinars about Scottish research

Glynn Currie
 

Thanks Valorie. Great information.

 

 

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From: Valorie Zimmerman
Sent: December 4, 2020 9:26 PM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [ScotGen] Four webinars about Scottish research

 

FamilySearch hosted four webinars about Scottish research a few days back. The recordings are now available on their Facebook page:

Using the Wiki and ScotlandsPeople for Scottish Research

 

Och Aye! Understanding Weird Scottish Words and Phrases

 

Scotland Land and Property Records

 

Scotland Probate Records

 


Four webinars about Scottish research

 


Birthplace and Parents of Mary BAXTER, b.c1740, wife of Archibald GRAHAM, b. c1735 "in Inveraray".

Kelly P Graham
 

I am trying to find the birth-family of Mary BAXTER (b1740), who married Archibald GRAHAM (b. c1735) in Inveraray Parish in 1760. Archibald GRAHAM waas the son of John GRAHAM and Elizabeth / Elaiza SMILEY.
--
Kelly Paul Graham


Re: Liverpool genealogy

Mary McCarthy HOME
 

Hi Bob,

Yes there’s the Liverpool and South West Lancashire group for one: https://www.lswlfhs.org.uk

Their facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lswlfhs

 

Mary McCarthy

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Elder via groups.io
Sent: 29 July 2020 09:12
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] Research help on Thomas Gray, Lord Provost of Aberdeen in 1645

 

Does anyone know of a genealogy group in Liverpool. I have only found one of the family moved from Scotland to Newcastle on Tyne  & then over to Liverpool

 

Thank you 

 

Bob Elder


Re: Research help on Thomas Gray, Lord Provost of Aberdeen in 1645

Dee Horn
 

This web site has several web sites about Lord Provost in Aberdeen don't believe the Lord Gray they have listed  in different web sites is the one you are looking for but the provost web sites listed look helpful

Dee Horn



On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 01:12:33 AM MST, Bob Elder via groups.io <relder@...> wrote:


Does anyone know of a genealogy group in Liverpool. I have only found one of the family moved from Scotland to Newcastle on Tyne  & then over to Liverpool

 

Thank you 

 

Bob Elder


Re: Research help on Thomas Gray, Lord Provost of Aberdeen in 1645

Bob Elder
 

Does anyone know of a genealogy group in Liverpool. I have only found one of the family moved from Scotland to Newcastle on Tyne  & then over to Liverpool

 

Thank you 

 

Bob Elder


Re: Research help on Thomas Gray, Lord Provost of Aberdeen in 1645

kengray1000@...
 

Thanks Anne, currently reading everything I can find on Aberdeen in the 1600s.

I concur with your final paragraph, the curse of online research and misplaced hope.

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