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peter mcintosh
Scotland - 06 August 2014 12:40:51

i am looking for pictures or details of past occupants of blackburn croft ,orbliston, nr fochabers

Zimbabwe - 26 July 2014 21:56:45

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Jane Inkster
Scotland - 10 June 2014 10:47:40

has anyone photo of mary shaw and alexander grant marriage at tomintoul 1846 her parents charles and sarah shaw who may be in the photo are my ggg grandparents

david arther morrison
England - 08 June 2014 18:27:16

i am looking to make contact with IVY ERIKA MORRISON AND PETER MICHEAL JOHN RIET

Susan McNair
United States - 14 May 2014 22:34:12

This is a wonderful site that has helped me trace my Scottish ancestry. I would like to thank Ann and Nancy Stewart from Elgin who provided some very important information to me concerning the Forsyth family of Pansport Road. Elgin. Please get in touch if you read this.

Robert Haut
United States - 31 March 2014 02:44:56

Looking for Elizabeth Allan, born 1842, father James Allan and mother Anna Reich from Elgin, Moray. Elizabeth arrived in America between the 1870s to 1880s, unsure if her parents came with. Any information on her and her parents would be very help in my family tree.

irene harvey
Scotland - 11 March 2014 00:52:58

Irene Peen Harvey went to orphanage from 1947 to 1954 and Robert also known as Big Rab looking for others who went during this time thanks

peter kelbie
Scotland - 11 February 2014 14:47:28

I would like to learn if any person may have any information or photographs of the Belts Encampment that was very well known for many years. I welcome feed back from all local community members including retired Police Officers from that period 1966 to 1978. Also I would like to ask if there is any information on my late mother Betsy or Elizabeth Stewart Kelbie McPhee. Who lived at that location. My email is or peter kelbie face book or phone 07977730395

Lynn Brick
Scotland - 28 January 2014 19:00:53

Tracing my family tree, looking for any info on the descendants of James Robson and Mary Gerrard; Mary Robson (Born 1883) George Robson (born 1893) Mary Ann Robson (born 1898) Nancy Robson (born 1904)

Anne Paterson
Scotland - 22 January 2014 21:02:55

Looking for information re Elizabeth Brodie McIntosh whose son George McIntosh was born in 1914 - no father named - at Ianstown, Buckie. George was Dux Gold Medalist at Deskford Elementary School in 1927

jean barker
Scotland - 21 January 2014 23:03:12

i am enjoying searching for my family on here.looking again now for my g grandmother janet thomson b 1824 rothes. she was a crofter.

Nancy Gemmell
Scotland - 21 January 2014 18:13:08

Looking forward to returning to lovely Moray and to researching my Stewart and Smith ancestors.

Bill Allan
Scotland - 12 January 2014 15:19:00

Looking for info. on Walter Angus,I believe he worked on the railway and stayed in Buckie. b 1904 M 1936 at Deskford D 1980 and-or his wife Mary Thom D 1977 aged 83 both buried at Deskford.

John Stewart
New Zealand - 19 December 2013 04:41:29

Tracing my family tree, but stuck at George Stewart who I think was born in Culsamond 1790.He married Mary Lauder in Rothiemay 1817.Any info greatly appreciated

Steve Phillips
Australia - 12 December 2013 13:02:13

Researching my mothers, Jane -Jean- Riddoch of Bridge Street, Keith family tree, Riddoch,Dawson.McKenzie.

John Mckechnie
Australia - 27 November 2013 22:18:08

researching thomas mckechnie b 1806 glasgow court martial fort george 1830 was with 72nd regiment duke of albanys own sent to australia 1831 for 7 years lokking for details of courtmartial

John Reid
Scotland - 07 November 2013 21:47:26

Researching my grandparent Alexander Reid born 1863 at Urqhart Morayshire Scotland and Jessie McLeod Stewart born 1872 at Elgin Scotland they were married in Morayshire in 1890

Eric Davidson
Scotland - 01 November 2013 19:11:43

I am looking for information on William Gray from Portgordon from the 1900 and 1920s and any information and photographs of the Station Bar in Portgordon

ian d. cruickshank
Scotland - 15 October 2013 16:42:06

if anyone has any information about dr,sandy Cruickshank I would appreciate hearing from them. I am his son-ian. many thanks and great guest-book.

Sally Hoyle
Australia - 08 October 2013 05:13:29

Thanks - I have found four ancestors in your records already - between this and Scotlands People I am slowly getting there . Researching KELLIE, MCKENZIE, CAMERON and others.

eddy reid
Zimbabwe - 07 October 2013 17:08:58

Trying to trace my family tree, my grandfather david millar was born in fordyce banff 27th july 1879. Father William Reid, Mother alexina margaret ewing. He came to natal south africa and finally settled in southern rhodesia, his sister ended up in australia

Patrick Mann
South Africa - 28 September 2013 15:04:05

Hi, looking for family Mann from Urquhart.

alex hardie
Scotland - 25 September 2013 19:09:52

My ggggf was from thistle flat near pluscarden. Any Hardies still in area

Grant Evers
Canada - 16 September 2013 01:55:16

Looking for information on a David Grant born in Knockando between 1834-1838, married to Jane McLeod and a Fanny McDonald born in 1876 in Drainie.

Scotland - 12 September 2013 11:22:36

Hi, looking for any Asher family connected to James born 1808 and died 1890 in Banff who has possible connections with Jamieson, Kellas and Morrison. Also looking for any Geddes family from Portgordon with Asher connection who moved to Aberdeen area.

Esmae Johnston
Australia - 09 September 2013 22:18:08

Hello I am looking for any information on the John Sutherland b about 1856 family. In 1917 their address was 10 Chapel Street Findochty. He was my Great Grandfather on my mothers side.

Julie Robertson
Scotland - 03 September 2013 20:23:14

hi I am looking for any info on George Patterson a tailor who lived in Urquhart at around 1900 _ he seems to have gone back and forward to South Africa. He has a large family and was married to Elizabeth Paterson.

valerie dow
Scotland - 02 September 2013 14:51:11

my grand- parents were called morrison and came from keith would be interested in any information at all.

ann stuart
Scotland - 01 September 2013 23:50:55

can anyone help me find info on jessie reid born 1854 in elgin father alexander reid mother ann maiden name sim

jean tarr
Scotland - 05 August 2013 01:25:53

Hi would like or info from anyone with connections to Falconer, Ogilvie, Morrison - seemed the family moved around i.e. Keith, Duffus, Birnie thanks jean

Lee McMillan
Scotland - 17 July 2013 12:56:12

I am looking for anyone who might have any information on Muriel Grant, who was adopted c.1933 to John McGregor and his wife, whose address was noted on Muriels death certificate as Larch Cottage, Binns, Urquhart. Muriel died shortly before her tenth birthday, and a memorial to her was placed in Essil Old Cemetery by staff and pupils at Garmouth School. I would like to make contact with anyone who may have known her, went to school with her or know of her adopted family. Many thanks.

valerie dow
Scotland - 04 July 2013 11:37:13

hoping i can find any relatives with the name corbett, lived many years in stewart st and great western road buckie, my great-grandfather was called james and his wife was jessie nee morrison in the early 1900s son james was killed in france on 28-6-1915 would love to hear any information

martin gerrie
shellygerrie@yahoo .com
Scotland - 01 July 2013 14:41:51

Hi there I posted a message few weeks trying to get my gggrandad charles gerrie record of death I found it died not in keith but aberdeen 23rd april 1918 in temporary parish hospital westfield school aberdeen age 52yrs cause of death unknown can be very frustrateing family history but well worth it when you find something thanks martin

lesley taylor
England - 26 June 2013 13:09:21

I am also researching George Imlach Cumming so if anyone has any information.......

anne hill
Australia - 15 June 2013 09:48:53

Hi Im looking for my great and my great great grandparents - James Buie born 1860 who married a Jane on a ship from Scotland to Australia. They settled on the Hawkesbury River in NSW and were pioneers in the oyster industry here. Their son Robert was credited with the shooting down of the Red Barron. His parents were James Donald Buie and Margret Buie nee McKay. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Cyprus - 05 June 2013 13:58:32

Thanks to Sandra MacIver of the Falconer Museum in Forres for directing me to this site. I hope to find more Reidpath relatives originally from Forres. great Site. Thanks.

denise stewart
Scotland - 18 May 2013 22:11:40

Hi, a long shot but needing any info on a George Imlach Cumming said to been born Banff 1825.Most of adult life spent serving with the 57th foot(middlesex Regiment)in Malta,India anf finally New Zealand.Married Catherine Belson in Malta, then Emma Ann Smith in Poona India.Have no birth or marriage cert so no idea who parents were. He was my husbands Great Great Grandfather.All we have is a few military records,but no confirmation of birth, dates etc.any help very much appreciated.

Helen Howison
Australia - 04 May 2013 13:32:28

Any information on Howison Family would be great......

Findlay Macrae
Scotland - 29 April 2013 17:29:35

I am looking for the birth cert.details and place of birth of Colin McRae Born 1750 in Banfshire married Elizabeth Black in Fordyce 19th May 1793, also trying to find his death cert.

Scotland - 21 April 2013 14:34:45

Hi there I am trying to get a record of death of my gggrandad Charles Gerrie. Born Moss Street Keith 21st of July 1865.Got married to Elizabeth Grant 19th December 1891 in Keith. His son Peter Grant Gerrie got married in Aberdeen 1920 on his marriage certificate Charles Gerrie shown as deceased. Any information of his death much appreciated. Thank you Martin Gerrie.

Marilyn blomquist
Canada - 12 April 2013 05:11:13

I am seeking the marriage date of David Harrold (cabinet maker) & Jane Simpson. Their first child Margaret was born 27 Aug 1815 in Forres, Morray. The remainder of the children: John-1817, Jane-1819, David-1821, Alexander-1823, Elspet-1826, William-1829, were born in Nairn. They emigrated to Kingston, Ontario, Canada about 1830. I am also seeking the parents of David Harrold & Jane Simpson. I would be most grateful for any info.

brandon cruickshank
Scotland - 17 March 2013 14:51:03

dr.sandy cruickshank from buckie was my grandpa-i wonder if anyone knew or knows about his wife hazel syme and could tell me. she died in 1943 in buckie. thanks very much.

Anne M Sim
Scotland - 08 March 2013 12:17:35

Anyone know a Jennifer Ross born on 30th August 1948 at Nairn Hospital

Anne M Sim
Scotland - 12 February 2013 22:37:01

Anyone know of the Ross family in Nairn and a birth on 30th August 1948

Anne Stewart
Australia - 01 February 2013 03:16:40

I am trying to locate any relatives who may have further information or photographs of the family of my Grandfather George Stewart. He was born at 40 Commerce Street, Lossiemouth on 25 April 1887. I believe his brothers and sisters were William, John, Annie, Robert, James, Isabella. Their parents were William Stewart born 1856 ElginMoray and Isabella Smith born 1855 Mid Street, Fraserburgh. My Grandfather George emigrated to Australia in 1913 and married my Grandmother in 1920. I believe he, and one of my Grandmothers brothers, George Macdonald, visited Lossiemouth between 1916 and 1918 during leave from the Army in WW1. On some postcards, mention is made of returning home to 36 Commerce Street and in other papers, 39 Commerce Street is mentioned. Possibly other Stewart relatives also lived in these houses. I believe George was a carpenter and worked on some buildings in Lossiemouth, however I believe his father or grandfather may have been fishermen, as was Isabella Smiths family. Her father was William Smith and mother also Isabella Smith. My Grandfather married my Grandmother in Australia on his return from WW1 service. Any help would be greatly appreciated as George Stewart died when my Father was 4, and my brothers and I would love to know more about our Scottish background. Thank you Anne Stewart.

Doug Gold
Canada - 30 January 2013 21:35:20

I am researching the Dockar - some spell Docker - family of Gamrie and Banff. Related to Alexander Dockar b. 1795.

Chris Duff
Canada - 29 January 2013 00:14:15

Although my mothers family name MURISON is from Gamrie and Alvah in what used to be the County of Banff, the GARROW family of Dufftown, Moray married into the family in a big way in the mid 1800s. The marriage of James Garrow and Margaret BOOTH begat Isabella, who married my great great uncle James Murison and then emigrated to Elgin County, Ontario, Canada in c1871. Her brother, William married Jane Keith and their sons married into the same Murison family. Isabellas sister, Margaret, married Francis Murison, my great grandfather. I would be happy to exchange information on these two families if anyone is interested.

agnes geddes stiles
United States - 22 January 2013 22:52:02

looking to find family of my grandparents john geddes and helen nee milne geddes married dec 29th 1909 or 1910 lived in moray brae at tynet

heather mciver
Scotland - 17 January 2013 19:17:02

Looking to find family of Elizabeth Allan born 1891 Married James Aiken in 1909 and had 2 daughters, Elizabeth born 1909 and Margaret born 1911, Elizabeth then married James Ogilvie in 1913 in Elgin, and were living in ivy cottage Lesmurdies Rd in Elgin, she died in 1973 in elgin

martin gerrie
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Scotland - 07 January 2013 19:41:53

Hi there I found out my ggggrandad was in the penisular campaigns with moore and wellington wounded at salamanca and faught in the highland brigade at waterloo I know he died 1865 in moss st keith would like to findb more inf about his marriage to helen simpson his parents and why join 2 24th foot guards not gordon highlanders thankyou

Karen McCarthy
Scotland - 01 January 2013 10:59:15

Hi everyone and a Happy New Year 2013 to one and all. I wonder if anyone knows the Thomson family descendants of Elsie and Alexander George. Possibly in Aberlour Elsie was my deceased fathers mother but gave him to her sister Lily to care for. Also does anyone know what is now on the site of the Blacksboat Sawmill, Knockando where my father was born. p.s. Reid was the name of the sisters Elsie and Lily. Elsie and Lilys mother was a McLennan before she became a Reid. Her name was also Elsie. Lily married a Duff and has surviving relatives and I am hoping not to upset anyone searching for my ancestry.

United States - 12 December 2012 00:04:12

I am trying to find my Father, Charlie, last name unknown, who was born in 1933 and was from Elgin. He was working as a builder in Avonmouth Bristol in 1955 to 56. He stayed at a pub in Bedminster with his workmates and returned to Elgin when the job was over. While in Bristol he met my birth Mother. When he returned he kept in touch but eventually contact was lost. If this sounds familiar to anyone please contact me. Thank you.

Kathy Donovan
Scotland - 30 November 2012 03:24:58

Looking information on Walter Simpson and Elspet Man, son William and spouse Janet Winschester Moved to Canada 1775

jean barker
United Kingdom - 23 November 2012 17:57:19

i am looking for information about my grandfathers grandmother,her name was janet thomson b 1824 rothes elgin.she ws a crofter and lived in inchberry,any help with this is greatly appreciated.thank you........jean....

Lynne Berry
United Kingdom - 20 November 2012 18:31:53

Would love to find any infomation on my grandfathers family. His parents were James Stewart 1855 married Jane Sutherland 1857. There children Joseph 1877,Alexander 1880, James 1883, Barbara 1885 and Jessie 1887.James was a fisherman, poss died on the Nelly Murray 1887 age 32yrs. 1891 Census has them living at 10, Harbour Hd, Buckie.

Australia - 10 November 2012 09:34:13

Arnold Pirie Thanks my son has been in contact with you he is Brett Reid thanks again from all in australia for all information

Glennys Pearson
England - 05 November 2012 19:21:39

Further to my posting on 17th October 2012 re Jane Watson her date of birth and place of birth are also required

lisa kessack
Scotland - 20 October 2012 15:54:21

hi. was wondering if anybody has any information on the anderson family of contin area. alexander and jane anderson who had 9 children including dolly boden anderson and alexander anderson. i am also looking for info or pictures on the clark family or croy or cawdor area 1800s to 1900s please. evan clark, cattleman at mains of croy, his wife agnes and their five children. thanks

lisa kessack
Scotland - 20 October 2012 15:33:07

looking for any information, photographs etc for the kessack family of elgin and garmouth. also looking for any info or photographs for the spence family of balvenie st dufftown, mortlach and the stewart family of nethybridge and cromdale. thank you

Glennys Pearson
England - 17 October 2012 20:09:36

Looking for parents of Jane Watson, born c1801 Jane married William Anchor of Milton in Kent, England, at Forres in 1822. Janes father named as James Watson, hostler.

Scotland - 11 October 2012 20:15:27

I do have the informationyou require re John Reid, School master at Portgordon.

Arnold Pirie
Scotland - 11 October 2012 20:12:21

I do have information on John Reid the school master of Portgordon School. He died at Burnside of Enzie, Portgodon on 04 FEB 1921, aged 63.

Findlay Macrae
Scotland - 10 October 2012 18:51:25

Looking for death and birth cert of Alexander McRae born around 1795 or 1796 in Banffshire married 1815 to Christian Gordon in Fordyce, Where is he buried and who were his parents

graeme reid
Australia - 08 October 2012 09:31:30

looking for information on my father who was born John Weir REID IN SCOTLAND 1912 in Lanarkshire we dont know who he lived with or where if anyone has any information my grandfather is john reid who was school master of portgordon public school 1888 1919 many thanks for your website

Ruth McMullan
Scotland - 29 September 2012 13:57:22

Love this website, I keep coming back to find out more. Looking for anyone connected to the Asher family before and after John Asher married Jane Ann Cameron in 1894. Many thanks.

Pamela Stuart
United States - 18 September 2012 23:18:36

My ggg-grandparents were John Stuart born abt 1779 and Elizabeth Mitchell from Glenlivet area. My gg-grandparents were William Stuart born 1810 and Elspet Kellas from Glenlivet area. My g-grandparents were William Stuart born 1835 from Glenlivet and Sarah Anne Miller from England. This William had a twin sister Jane Stuart born 1835 Glenlivet. Jane married David Scott of Hillock, Cabrach. I would like to hear from anyone who may have same relations.

Elenor Leveritt
Australia - 13 September 2012 23:11:10

I have been searching for my elusive relatives, Alexander Gordon and Elspet Harper , both born around 1759, and possibly in the Cairney area. Their sons lived in Keith so may also have lived in Keith. This information is vague, but is all I have to go on. Any help would be appreciated.

valerie dow nee corbett
Scotland - 06 September 2012 19:33:17

would like any information about the corbetts who lived at stewart street portgorden buckie early 1900 their son james was killed in france in 1915

Scotland - 03 September 2012 06:12:32

Have been researching MORRIS family many years. Alexander MORRIS married Amelia McDONALD 1838, DUFFUS. A dau Margaret Morris came to Victoria, Australia in 1858, my great grandmother. Like to contact relatives.

Bill Allan
Scotland - 24 August 2012 07:49:11

Great site. Glad it has not suffered from council cut backs. Keep up the good work.

Jennifer Darkins nee Nicol
Scotland - 13 August 2012 14:06:27

hi! i have managed to trace my family tree back to dyke, morayshire in 1735! but i am looking for information on John Nicol born in Dallas morayshire on 23 Feb 1861 and his family, many thanks!

Linda hunter
Scotland - 07 August 2012 22:16:43

I hope someone can give me more information about my grandparents Helen and William collie . My great granddad William mcconnachie inkson .

Linda Hunter
Scotland - 06 August 2012 23:34:55

I hope I can find out more information about my family . My mother was mary Collie . Her granddad was William inkson . They all came from Rothes .

Ruth Cram
United Kingdom - 27 July 2012 13:38:56

I am looking for any information about J. Cumming married to Elspeth Stuart, J. Cumming married to J. Hailes all of Forees, Inverness. J. Hailes was doctor to king George 111.

colin longair
England - 16 July 2012 17:42:15

Winchesters of Moray. Am trying to connect Alexander Winchester m Isobel England at Rathven 1782. Alexr.was born at Drainie but who were his parents.

jean flett miles
Scotland - 07 July 2012 21:37:32

I am interested in fimding the parents of my grandmother Helen Simpson of Portesie

South Africa - 27 May 2012 18:56:03

Am searching for my fathers family Paterson Sharp Norris Macpherson Douglas

Wayne Smith
Scotland - 13 May 2012 21:54:50

I am looking for details of my great grandfather Alexander Macrae born approx 1900 died 1945 in toronto. His daughter was Margaret Audrey Macrae Smith b 16.04.33 d 16.09.02. All I know is that my family are nearly all from Forres area, and he was a head waiter. I cannot find any sign of him marrying my gran Elizabeth McLean b 22.09.1907 d 14.09.71 Any help appreciated greatly!

Helen Henderson
Scotland - 09 May 2012 14:28:11

I am searching for details on a Georgiena Bell Hudson who according to the 1891 1901 1911 census was married to a James Hudson in Sunderland but was born in Findhorn, Moray in approx 1855. Any help would be appreciated

Sue Humphries
Scotland - 05 May 2012 16:05:32

Researching Massie. Andrew Massie was a shoemaker in Banff and one of his sons, William went to London around 1725.

Pam Graham
Australia - 29 April 2012 01:44:47

I am searching for death record of John McDonald MacDonald spouses name Margaret Findlay Grant they married in 1898.

Eunice Oliver
Belgium - 23 April 2012 15:53:50

I am researching my Winchesters from Speymouth. Anyone know who the parents of John Winchester b.1721 were.

Derek Mason
Australia - 09 April 2012 15:16:49

great site

keith merchant
England - 02 March 2012 21:38:01

Looking for descendants of Ernest McDonald, born Gamrie,Banff abt 1801 married Barbara Kissach 31st Dec 1826.Lived at 13 Buchan street 1851 Census.

ann stuart
Scotland - 29 February 2012 21:03:00

looking for any information about born ALEXANDER MCCOOK he changed his surname to 1881 to REID mother JESSIE REID father surname MCCOOK

Kate Guilford
Scotland - 24 February 2012 07:35:07

Looking for descendants of Ann Petrie b,1826, Rathven, Banffshire and her husband, Donald McKenzie b. 7 October 1827, Easter Leys, Croy and Dalcross, Inverness

Syd Lobban
England - 25 January 2012 16:48:00

Apologies for lack of email address

Syd Lobban
England - 24 January 2012 10:53:34

lobban data files,i have many hundreds of copied births,deaths,marriages and census certificates.All information is available to share with kith and kin, contact by email at above address.

Daniel Smith
United States - 23 January 2012 19:06:09

Looking for BMD on children of Donald McRae of Kintail, who lived and raised his family in Huntly, Boharm, and Rothes. I know his children are Catherine Mcrae b.1858 d.unk, Alexander Macrae b. 1860 d.unk, William Black Mcrae b.1862 d.1900, Jane Mcrae b.1865 d.unk, John Mcrae b.1866 d.unk, James McRae b.1869 d.unk, Donald MacRae b.1872 d.1960,who moved to the United State, Allan McRae b.1875 d.1952, Mary Annabella McRae b.1878 d.unk. If you have any connection to these people, I would love to hear from you. Thanks.

Mrs Heather Chadwick
England - 08 January 2012 14:09:54


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Australia - 19 December 2011 22:32:01

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Scotland - 24 November 2011 11:25:23

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United States - 20 November 2011 00:29:13

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Irene Mackay
Scotland - 12 November 2011 16:35:48

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Dee Chapman
England - 05 November 2011 12:46:35

Have located Morison, Lamb, Coull family via this site. Seeking more information on Donald, Denoon, Stables families in and around Rothiemay, Grange, Drainie, Buckie areas.

Marie Cray
Australia - 04 November 2011 10:54:46

Looking for BMD details for John Cumming and Mary McKee in Scotland or Ireland. Married about 1823 and had 10 children. I am descendant of child Jane.

Linda McLachlan
Scotland - 23 October 2011 11:28:47

Morgan canada joyce Great site have now found relatives in Australia who have been in touch

Scotland - 16 October 2011 20:59:51

I am looking for relatives, information, picture of the Murray Farmer family. The family resided in Kinnedder Street, Lossiemouth and prior to that the family orginated from the Buckie area.

linda pearce
United States - 15 October 2011 19:08:30

For Karen Walker - have info on George Lobban McDonald, Birth 30 Mar 1891 in Grange, Banff, Scotland, Death 28 Feb 1984 and his family. In guestbook, you did not say how to contact you. Email me for more info. Thanks!

anne hernandez
Spain - 25 September 2011 22:10:03

wonderful site. Already filled in lots of gaps in our family tree and am sure there is more to be discovered- any more information regarding our line of Alexander Docker, back to 1711 all mariners, would be welcomed. Thanks again

Canada - 20 September 2011 22:18:15

I have been using this site for years and am always in awe of it. Wondering about Linda McLachlen in April 2011 and her research on Alexander and James Morgan. I could be the Canadian connection.

Janet Thomas
United Kingdom - 19 September 2011 15:05:49

Looking for James Tocher, joined armyEIC in 1833 stationed in India.Father named James also. Army has dob 1816 his marriage record show 1813. Born Mortlach, Elgin, Banff. Many with those names not in those years though. Cannot trace him, please help. Ty

Canada - 13 September 2011 15:28:35

Wonderful site full of great information. My searching has become a little bit easier because of you. Thank you to all those involved putting the info together for us.

andrew coull
Scotland - 11 September 2011 20:07:58

Great site .would anyone have any information on Violet thomson geddes who lived at tynet portgordon and married george geddes .

Alexander Mark Robertson
United Kingdom - 09 September 2011 17:09:56

Just found this site.Am looking for anyone who new or knows of Alexander Robertson and his wife Annie Fraser Kimich.Keith area.He and his wife lived in Rothes.Alexander Robertson when he was 17 lived at 151 Land Street Keith, he had some brothers and siters and his Father was called Jock. Thats all I know.

Karen Prentis
Australia - 08 September 2011 04:42:59

Thank you to the wonderful people of Moray for putting together a wonderful website,I had so much fun searching. My Great Grandmother Mary Hatton Drew was born in Cullen and it appears her parents Joseph Drew and Jane Drew nee Munro were also locals. I may even have come up with Josephs parents now thanks to this site. How I long to be back in the motherland doing this research in person and seeing where some of my heritage lies. Thank you x

Karen Walker
Scotland - 04 September 2011 19:49:58

Excellent site, have been able to add a few bits to my tree as a result of finding it. Anyone researching Morrison, Donald and Lobban lines in Grange, Banffshire and Glass, Huntly please get in touch.

Colleen Riley
Australia - 31 August 2011 09:53:40

I visited Fochabers where my family have forebears. We are all in Australia now. Ellen Sophia Reeves married William George Reid. These are the only details I know, other than they came from Fochabers

Lesley Casey
Australia - 28 August 2011 04:32:35

Great site,I am looking for any info on William Christie 1795 father William Christie Mother Isabella Jamieson.There are quite a lot of descendants in Australia.

Harold Smith
Canada - 28 August 2011 02:23:05

Just found your site. Looking for details of my Great Grandfather, Alexander Cameron, born April 1, 1863 in Forres, Scotland. Emigrated to Canada. I will be back often. Looks like a great resource. Thank You

michael Sandilands
Scotland - 16 August 2011 04:00:20

The staff was very helpful on my very short visit,and the data base has given me a great deal infomation.

vernon woods
United States - 07 August 2011 08:45:24

Looking for anything related ot Stuart Woods Bleathe. thx

Rosemary Shearer
Australia - 07 August 2011 05:56:45

Thank you for your detailed records - a wonderful research tool especially for those of us living down under.

Kevin Nicholas
Australia - 07 August 2011 04:54:34

Researching NICOL of Woodhead CLARK SIMPSON of Findhorn JAMEAK of Drainie Please keep indexes growing

Canada - 30 June 2011 22:23:20

Good site, I have found a lot of great info here but am still looking for more.

Alison Hill
New Zealand - 25 June 2011 09:49:28

Thank you so much for the wonderful site has been a great help to locate my husbands family. We are looking for ELLIS family from Moray. They are related to John ELLIS and Helen ROBERTSON. Would love to hear from anyone out there connected.

Campbell Craig
Scotland - 22 June 2011 11:56:49

I am researching the Prott Family. John Prott Abt 1810 and his son John Prott abt 1853. A very good site.

Colin Christie
Australia - 20 June 2011 12:48:22

I am looking for anything to do with William Christie born 1764 died 1826 family in Fochabers Scotland.

John Robb
Ireland (Republic of) - 19 June 2011 20:38:43

Thanks for all the help when I visited last week. Looking forward to searching the records

Scotland - 14 June 2011 09:02:04

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Scotland - 31 May 2011 01:02:14

I would like any information on the Lanes in Elgin. Lady Lane Bachen Lane etc.,

Catherine Hawthorne
Scotland - 18 May 2011 03:24:15

Looking for any Hawthorne or Sheir family

neil carmichael
United Kingdom - 12 May 2011 13:52:42

good site trying to locate records of alexander carmichael and jannet mortimer around1710 who had 5 children baptised in elgin

Alan Mitton
England - 09 May 2011 16:07:45

My grandmother was Jessie McKenzie from Elgin. She married my grandfather Edward Mitton in 1914 aged 26, in Accrington. Her mother died when she was 2 and was fostered. I am trying to discover her family in Elgin. If you can help please email me.

Scotland - 25 April 2011 04:14:25

Thank you for this spectacular and helpful this.

Mike Blades
England - 12 April 2011 01:43:38

am looking for any information on Donald McDoanld abt1770 he married Eslpet Simpson abt 1770 they had a son donlad McDonald b.1799 Dyke and he was married to maragret Campbell b.1810 Nairn. any help in trace back from here i would be so grateful

Linda McLachlan
Scotland - 06 April 2011 18:26:54

Fantastic site researching Alexander and James Morgan and their families in Elgin. Wish had found sooner Canadian connections and Morgans Temperance Hotel great find

janet crabb
England - 06 April 2011 12:02:36

Looking for information regarding my 3 times grandfather, Henry Barron. Have him as married to Elspeth Grant on Dec 11th 1846, cannot find any trace of his birth, also his son James my great great grandfather, have no trace of his birth either, although census has him born in Forres. Any information greatly appreciated.

john alexander gardiner
United Kingdom - 22 March 2011 11:27:24

mothers family name scott born aldunie farm fathers name gardiner born cullen fishermen.looking for family connections

andrew flett
Scotland - 10 March 2011 11:24:37

Trying to find name and fishing number, of John Fletts boat lost on Feb 23 1853

verneen gail jordaan wesner
South Africa - 04 March 2011 10:34:10

Looking for family related to stella harvey mcdonald and anne voster jordaan

England - 14 February 2011 19:26:06

Excellent Site!

Sandy Sandison
Scotland - 07 February 2011 14:19:48

Looking for information on the Sandisons of Rothiemay, Banffshire 1750-1800

Hazel Lawrence
Canada - 24 January 2011 15:54:01

Just have to say AGAIN,Thank you for this site ,I cant seem to find anything ,however I know somewhere the will be information on my Ogilvies and Isabella Biggs.I have looked through all the messages and dont know of any sites I have been on so many people so happy .Thank you again. Maybe my only hope is to come there.Thank you Hazel

Marion Miller
Scotland - 14 January 2011 21:24:45

Just an amazing site! In connection with research into a North East family, I have come across information on a James Miller of Hillside, St leonards Road, Forres and his daughter Poppy.I have some information which may be of interest to their family who seem to have hailed from The Cloves, Alves.

V. Ritchie
Scotland - 10 January 2011 16:55:17

Excellent Site

june forsyth
Scotland - 08 January 2011 14:48:35

would like any information about charles grant forstyh who lived in pansport road in 1959

Linda Cook
England - 31 December 2010 23:52:27

After using your very informative site while researching my Scotish family Cowie Coup, l visited Buckie in late 2009.Everyone At the Heritage Centre Buckie and Elgin register offices were really helpful and informative nothing was too much trouble,I visited the house in which my grandmother was born, and walked the streets she walked in her her youth. Unfortunatly the visit was to short, but l am hoping to return in 2011.It would be great if anyone has any info ref the Cowies.

Hazel Lawrence
Scotland - 22 December 2010 00:05:46

I have just come across your site by accident ,and a whole day (not to mention)10yrs. of work ,to no avail.I am utterly in awe it is fantastic ,fascinating,I will probably be on for hrs now ,and back many times..Thank you ,Thank you again.(hope I can get somewhere now.But certainly is interesting so fer. Regards Hazel Lawrence

Scotland - 12 December 2010 09:30:00


England - 20 October 2010 20:19:21

Trying to trace my Great Granny Annie Isobella Wood McIver nee Hill 1887 died 28.12.1979 FLEMING HOSPITAL ABERLOUR BANFFSHIRE SCOTLAND... just cannot seem to get any connection other than married to James McIver. All info to go on is that she came from the Aberdeen area, but where. Hope someone can help.

Peter Rodgers
England - 19 October 2010 21:38:59

We visited the library at Keith and had a very helpful experience. We would appreciate more information about George Ritchie born 1812 at Nethermills. In 1841 he was at Rothiemay and in 1861 he was in Billinghay in Lincolnshire. Does anyone know where he was during the years between.

ann stuart
Scotland - 17 October 2010 15:42:19

great place the staff are very helpful i was there last week. do they have the records of aberlour children home for 1878 to 1881

Linda Calafiore
Australia - 10 October 2010 03:17:51

Anyone out there that can help me trace my father,s mother her name was Margaert watt ,unmarried 18 years old when she gave birth to my father,James watt at knockereich,knockando county of moray, her address was 15 high street aberlour,he was fostered out and never brought up by her, margaret, parents lived at 13 high st aberlour there names were james and jessie watt.

ian ross
Scotland - 08 October 2010 18:39:40

ROSS FAMILY TREE I have hit a brick wall in tracing the father of DONALD Daniel Ross of Dallas he was married in 1779 but I cant find his fathers name Any help please Thanks

Pam Simpson
Scotland - 04 October 2010 17:41:43

Thank you so much for such a treasure trove. If only all Councils had such a service! It has made me feel like visiting the area and dropping in to continue the search for the Farquhar, McBeth, Neish, Coutts and associated lines.

Jean Farrell
United Kingdom - 16 September 2010 21:11:20

I visited Elgin Centre earlier this week. Fabulous place, wonderfully helpful staff AND centre visitors. And an incredible fountain of knowledge. Superb. Many thanks

ann stuart
Scotland - 12 September 2010 20:54:26

any information on jessie reid father slexander reid mother snn reid ms sim

George Wilson
Scotland - 12 September 2010 00:03:03

Looking for death or burial details of my Stewart ancestors from Cullen. Elspeth Stewart,nee Grant, who married Alexander Steweart in 1830. Also their children James Duncan Stewart b. 1841, Daniel Stewart b. 1843 and Wiliam Stewart b. 1845. All help appreciated.

Mo MacLean
Scotland - 09 September 2010 18:55:13

I really would love more info on Peg Singer, born June 1911 in Forres, she had 3 children in the 1930s all before she was married so HAD to have made quite a scandal in those days.

elaine darlow
Scotland - 03 September 2010 12:34:32

looking for mary burgess from granton

Maggie Thomson
Scotland - 26 August 2010 20:39:29

This fantastic site provides brilliant information. Does anyone have information on George Jamieson who married Margaret Mann on 3rd July, 1834 at Bruntland, Speymouth.

Margaret Smith
England - 16 August 2010 14:34:33

New to site so still looking for leads. Does anyone know why a family of Simpson Riach and his wife Jessie nee Grant would have emigrated to South Africa in the late 1800,s

free game to play
Scotland - 14 August 2010 06:31:24

We just couldnt leave your website before saying that we genuinely enjoyed the high quality information you offer for your visitors... Would be back frequently to check up on new stuff you post!

Alan Runcie
Scotland - 10 August 2010 15:25:28

Fantsatic site and some good clues. Does anyone have info on my Grandfather Alexander Runcie born 1899 to a Margaret Mair but brought up by Alexander and Mary Runcie nee Hay of Cullen real fathers surname Farquhar.

Anneke Amir
United States - 02 August 2010 09:43:34

Great site.

Anne Harrison
England - 26 July 2010 13:12:27

Can anyone help with info about a James and Ellen Manson who ran the Strathlene House Hotel from 1933 into the 1940s. I cannot find their deaths. Before Strathlene they were running the Strichen Hydro, any info about that,please. Any help appreciated.

Derek Rix
South Africa - 11 July 2010 10:46:28

I am looking for the places of birth and marriage of William Allan Englishto Annie Whiteside Irish. I know they were married in Ireland in late 1800. Immigrated to Cape Town,South Africa.

christine rae
Scotland - 04 July 2010 19:20:27

looking for clark,allen or milne that left scotland for jamaica in the 1700 thank you

Jane Kemp
Australia - 30 June 2010 11:41:20

Amazing site Love it This site has helped me in so many ways. But, doesnt anyone have any information on a John Hay b. c1710

Irene Frame
England - 18 June 2010 17:01:17

A site to be proud of. I am hoping to visit The Heritage Centre in Elgin next week to further my research on the family of Donald Smith, master mason, who died in 1864 in Coylum and that of his son in law,John McIntosh, a dancing and music teacher, who died in Dyke in 1868.

Gill Masters
Scotland - 03 June 2010 18:53:16

I am looking for William Barron who would have been born around the turn of the last century 1900, his mother lived in Commerce Street Aberdeen. He spent some time in London around 1932, we do not know if he stayed there or returned to Scotland. He was in the army in WWII. Thank you for your time.

Roberto Campbell
Chile - 31 May 2010 13:42:27

A wonderful site. It allowed me to re-trace the origin of my great grand-father Robert Gow Campbell back to Scotland and discover much of his family. I wish the Highland Council Area will set a similar site, at least for Nairnshire.

England - 16 May 2010 20:04:22

Trying to find date of death for Alexander Cameron who committed suicide in Dallas sometime prior to 1841. His wife Christina Cameron Phimister is listed as a widow in this census. Lib index for him just says committed suicide

James Russell
Scotland - 14 May 2010 23:46:03 is still looking for the great grandson of John Bucknell Russell of Fochabers.

Jane Ibell
Australia - 05 May 2010 13:35:57

This site is most helpful. It has given me lots of great leads. However, now I need help. Does anyone know where a town or parish or house or farm called Untoch might have been. My 4th great grandmother was in Untoch in 1748 according to the OPR register for her marriage.

alison laight greaves
United Kingdom - 30 April 2010 21:07:03

trying to find nursing friend from st. albans hertfordhire called jenny foulis. I know she was born in lossiemouth. moved to usa married and has two daughters.

Irene Chandler
England - 18 April 2010 13:48:33

Thank you so much for such an informative website. It really makes me homesick now!Much appreciated.

sonia latta nee scott
United Kingdom - 02 April 2010 13:43:53

I would just like to thank you and give praise for those who have adminstered and set up this site. I have just started out on putting together my family tree and I would like to say your site has given me the boost and the encouragement to get my tree off the ground, and with it not costing me anything for the information obtained. I now have the tools and knowledge to take this family research further, and its sad to say, it will now start costing me money, but at least it is less than I would have spent. Once again, great site and thank you very much. Family names Scott Rothes Jack Conon Bridge McGregor Nairn McIvor Rothes Kinnaird Cawdor

Netherlands - 16 March 2010 20:27:01

what a great site. i have found a lot of my winchester family on here i just wish there were more sites like this one. thank you for all the hard work you have put into it.

Scotland - 15 March 2010 16:11:48

Hello. John here. I am new to the community. First of all, I want to thank those that have put this together. It is a great place to learn and get more information. I just wanted to make an introductory post to introduce myself. Thanks for the help.

Ian Howison
Australia - 07 March 2010 03:38:20

I am searching for information on the Howisons in Moray. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks to MBGRG and to this site I have obtained valuable information on Archibald Howison, b1803 d1874 Knockando, his wife Margaret, nee Nicoll, b1799 d1871 Dallas and some of their children. It appears that Archibald Howison was a gamekeeper and that his son John, b1843 d1885, died at Knockando House. I have not yet established what importance Knockando House had at that time. Nor do I have much other information about their respective lives. Perhaps there exists some historical document on Moray, Dallas or Knockando which would help me. Any suggestions welcome.

Fay Moran
Australia - 01 March 2010 06:24:38

Love the site. Would love information on Jane Torrie (Tory) born 1878 thanks.

Fiona Byerley
United Kingdom - 28 February 2010 22:25:29

I would be interested in finding anything further about William Mackie who had sugar interests in Jamaca and died in the Boyne House we now live in.

Scotland - 27 February 2010 18:05:42

hi have james mcfarlane in my tree born 1843 lived port glasgow he was my grt grandfather married bridget kerrigan 1863 kind regards margaret

Scotland - 27 February 2010 00:43:08

Hello everybody! I do not know where to begin but hope this site will be useful for me. In first steps it is really good if somebody supports you, so hope to meet friendly and helpful people here. Let me know if I can help you. Thanks in advance and good luck! :)

France - 19 February 2010 19:25:04

Excellent site. Can anyone help - I am looking for information re Alexander BURR b.1749, d.1845 Fetterangus, m. 17.7.1785 to Ann KELMAN

John K Milne
Canada - 16 February 2010 17:29:58

Looking for Milne, Bennet and Clubb in the Bellie Parish, Fochabers, Wellheads area of Moray, Scotland.

Australia - 13 February 2010 10:29:04

Anne Bolton MACKIE married Charles KAY in 1834 at Forres. She was born 1814 in Jamaica and died 1884 at 2 Bolton Cottage, Pilmuir Rd Forres. Charles was a clothier and distiller and Bailie of Forres and he died in 1880 at Bolton Cottage Forres. It is thought that their children were Andrew Mackie KAY and Elsie Roy KAY. Are there any descendants living in the Moray area.

Australia - 13 February 2010 10:09:04

MACKIE and ROY, Forres. William Mackie married Elspet Roy about 1805. They went to Jamaica where he had sugar interests and where 4 children were born. They returned to Forres in 1818 and William died the same year at Boyne House and he was buried in Kinloss cemetery. Their children were William, Robert, Jane Bolton and Anne Bolton Mackie. Are there any descendants of this family in Morayshire.

Ann Duggan
Australia - 04 February 2010 21:17:57

I love your site. I am trying to place some people found in my Grandmas old family photos. The name Reid and the address 22 Harbour Head Buckpool are written on the back.

D. Tait
Scotland - 03 February 2010 21:32:12

Looking for the parents of Jane Morrison born 22-03-1838 at Enzie. Know they were James Morrison and Isabella Smith but there were two lots married about same time and I do not know which is the correct ones.

L Kendall
England - 01 February 2010 21:36:28

I would very much like to make contact with any descendants of David Wood Harthill and Jane Duguid who are my great grandparents.

DDonna MacMillan Nichols
United States - 25 January 2010 00:33:30

Looking for MacMillanvarious spellings migrating to Sydney Mines Nova Scotia Canada pre 1800s looking for decendents of Augustus Angus middle name possibly Roderick It is possible that he migrated to Massachusetts in 1923 to wrentham ma then belchertown ma before returning to nova scotia any help would be greatly appreciated

England - 20 January 2010 11:14:50

Very helpful site, but if anyone could give me some information on the Melvin Family, especially on James Melvin 1725 & Marjory Carmichael, whether he had any brothers/sisters or who his parents where. Many thanks.

Scotland - 11 January 2010 21:48:15

Hello from Zuerich, i just want to say that i like your website very much. I will come back soon. Yours Ivy

Scotland - 06 January 2010 18:20:17

So I think that there is good information here. Thanks for the contribution!

Scotland - 25 December 2009 16:57:33


Scotland - 16 December 2009 20:57:02

any information pertaining to Alexander Geddes fisherman and Jessie Stewart.He was born in 1884 in port Gordon and she was born in Buckpool, in 1883.

Anne-Renee Methot Dalgleish
Canada - 23 November 2009 00:58:26

Interesting site with lots of information. I am looking for information on Alistar Dalgleish born in Scotland and maried Blanche Cormier around 1930 he is burried in Amherst Nova Scotia , Canada. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Bill Allan
Scotland - 16 November 2009 15:13:47

Mess. for Connie Scott. Re your earlier mess. I believe my Great Grandfather was born in 1812 at Dyke Morayshire. I think he married Eliz. Stronach in 1853 and they had a son George the same year. Would this fit your dates?.

Kate Tame
England - 07 November 2009 21:43:17

Message for Ann Williams. I picked this info from the internet that you were looking for James Falconer Harthill master baker who moved from Cullen to Lossiemouth. Did he marry a Bella Cameron. If so I have info for you as he was my grandfather

Meredith Logie Sanderson
Scotland - 26 October 2009 00:32:09

I am researching the Loggie or Logie family and the Finlay family, all of Moray. John Loggie and Agnes Finlay were my GGrandparents. John was the son of Gordon Loggie and Catherine Anderson. Agnes was the daughter of George Finlay or Findlay and Elspet Cook. I would love to hear from anyone who would care to share information on these families.

Australia - 04 October 2009 09:32:05

Thank you for providing this excellent website. I wish I found it earlier. I am researching the Christie family tree and have hit a brick wall. If anyone can provide further information on Alexander Christie born c1710. We are sure this is our grandfather x 8. We are also looking for ship manifests of the emigration in around 1850 from Scotland to Sydney Australia of his grandfather x 5 from Elgin. William MacPherson Christie b1824. Appreciate any help.

Rosie Hughes
Scotland - 28 September 2009 01:46:39

I would like any information on Mary Kelman born in Aberchirder Marnoch 10th october 1859 both her parents died within weeks of each other when Mary was 10 she was sent to live with an uncle in Glenkindie and her two younger siblings were sent to live with an uncle in Edinburgh Mary married George Grant Dawson of Pitcandlitch Glenkinie Would so appreciate any information best wishes Rosie

connie scott
Scotland - 03 September 2009 14:55:55

Message for Bill Allan. My grandfathers name was William Allan and his parents were George Allan and Elsie Fraser. They are listed as living at Blervie Castle in 1901 and were farm servants.

Dianne Hill
New Zealand - 03 September 2009 07:38:04

Hi would anyone have info on the Cumming and Horne family from Portsoy and Marnoch. My gggrandparents were Catherine Horne from Portsoy and William Cumming from I think Marnoch, my ggrandmother was Jessie Ann, would be grateful for info on Catherine and William

Ann Williams
Scotland - 11 August 2009 20:37:12

Tracing my family, in particular Peter Smith who left Buckie, Scotland early in 1900s when wife Jemima died. Believe he went to USA to work on submarines.

Edwina Ford
England - 04 August 2009 16:45:44

Hi,Am still looking for descendents of the Downie family originaly from Urquhart in Moray, Scotland then Haddington,East Lothian.Have changed E-mail address hence new message

Australia - 31 July 2009 12:10:08

My Forres ancestor farmed in Jamaica during late 1700s and early 1800s. Several of his children were born there. He returned to Forres in 1818 and died there soon after. I wonder if he went there with an organised agricultural company. Has anyone an ancestor who left the Moray area for Jamaica around that time period.

Scotland - 26 July 2009 23:44:29

The best information i have found exactly here. Keep going Thank you

France - 22 July 2009 10:59:35

I am looking for any information on Margaret Anderson who married John Young, a salmon curer. They had a daughter named Jane, born 1824 in Garmouth. Not sure of any other children they may have had. If anyone has any information on this family can you please contact me. Thank you.

Kate Tame
England - 14 July 2009 14:08:42

Gordon Harthill. Re my grandfather James Falconer Harthill. Please make contact

Chris Elliot
Canada - 13 July 2009 23:12:45

Cool site. I especially appreciate the opportunity to share information. I am looking for people descended from James Morrison and Isabelle or Elizabeth Forbes who settled in Botriphnie around 1810, especially thier great grandsons, George Morrison, b. Botriphnie, 19.02.1882 and John Morrison, b. Botriphnie, 13.08.1884, who, I believe, emigrated to Canada. After that the trail goes cold.

Scotland - 09 July 2009 14:22:51

I have been searching for a forum like this for a while and I just wanted to say thanks. There is so much high quality information here that I have been looking for. Keep up the good work and I look forward to making some new friends here.

Scotland - 22 June 2009 20:13:41

I have also been trying to trace the Harthills and If Kate Tame can contact me i may have some information regarding her grandad James Falconer Harthill

Christine Gavin
Scotland - 16 June 2009 11:59:28

Love your site. I am researching the McKissack family from Birnie, Morayshire.

ann watson
England - 15 June 2009 11:29:30

Just been recommended your site, am researching Alexander Mitchell, Jessie Shanks, and any information as to why their son Alexander Grant Mitchell born 5.12.1844 in Kinloss has Grant as his middle name. He went on to be a prison warder in Aberdeen and then Barlinnie Shettleston Glasgow.

Nancy Hall
Canada - 07 June 2009 04:11:17

Many thanks to Anne Burgess for telling me about this site. Many thanks to the Moray Council for putting this information on the interest. I am researching the Kelmans, Greens, Kemps and Sutherlands in this area and the Lemons and Wilsons in Aberdeenshire.

Sherlyn Tero
United States - 26 May 2009 05:57:27

Came across your site by error. Have family in Moray and I struck gold. Found info on William and Magdalena Whyte Gruer and 1 son James. They had 10 children in all. Any connections out there. My ancester married James Sim from Elgin who also had a brother William.

Faye Graham
Canada - 20 May 2009 04:27:57

What a great site. Was looking for my maternal grandparents birthplace.All I had was a fishing village in Scotland. Thanks to you I have found both James Laing 1877 and Elizabeth Laing,nee Bartlett and part of families so far.

Bev William
Australia - 07 May 2009 14:03:34

Just love your site. Thanks for all your hard work. I am researching Farquhars from Llhanbryd, Port Gordon, Alves and Forres

Liz Foulis
Scotland - 29 April 2009 20:53:59

Looking for information on James Keil born 7 May 1814 Hillockhead Mortlach parents James Keil and Elspet Ross. Also his brother Peter born 3 Aug 1823 Mortlach. any info would be much appreciated.

Peter Anderson
Scotland - 29 April 2009 20:16:11

Looking for information on Soldiers who fought in WW1 from Moray. I have a copy of the Morayshire Roll, it is additional information I seek. esp photos, medals, plaques and letters.

Bill Allan
Scotland - 29 March 2009 09:10:10

I have carried out research in your office and on line finding a lot of help.I am looking for info. on the Alllan family connected to Auchenderran and letterfourie area in thew Keith and Buckie areas.

Scotland - 25 March 2009 11:56:44

great site would encourage abody to help develop it futher by passing on info to the heritage centre in elgin or posting it on this site thanks

Evelyn E Loch
Scotland - 23 March 2009 19:56:40

My ggg uncle William Asher, son of Robert and Elizabeth Asher nee McKenzie, born 18.1.1838 in Speymouth is causing me problems. 1841 Census has him aged 3 at home in Urquhart with his mum. 1851 Census at home aged 10 with his parents and younger siblings. I cannot trace him thereafter, not a marriage record or a death record. Would appreciate any help you can give me.

Anton McLoughlin
England - 05 March 2009 23:27:51

What a great site and an example to all local government bodies. A great PLUS is that it includes the ever elusive Catholic records. Well Done

colin gardiner
England - 23 February 2009 13:24:30

great site,looking for milne of crookmill c1750

colin gardiner
England - 23 February 2009 12:53:37

brilliant well set out easy to use site!

hedley clark
Scotland - 21 February 2009 00:29:46

To Kate Tame enq.02-01-09.I can probably answer your query fairly fully.Am in regular contact with a Harthill decendant. Libindx pl. pass on,incl. email to above.

Ian Ross
Australia - 19 February 2009 09:33:03

Thank you for this great website I was able to trace out my Gradfathers parents John Ross bn1852 And Letitia Ross bn1858 nee Mcintosh From Bolnasco Blacksboat.I would welcolme any imformation on my Grandfather James Rosses Brothers,Alexander, William and Charles I am also related to the Mcintoshes and the Stewarts of Knockando

Reg Pay
England - 18 February 2009 18:23:20

To Terry Brown, i have a James Alexander Brown b.1867 in Elgin. The family are known to swap James and John.

rose smith
United Kingdom - 10 February 2009 16:02:37

looking for any information on george and jessie innes lived in covsea in late 1800 s he was a farmer trying to find where they were buried

terry brown
Scotland - 10 February 2009 09:40:24

looking for john alexander brown re family tree year of birth approx 1867-1872 in Elgin Moray

Linda Allen
England - 01 February 2009 19:27:52

Great site. Found some interesting and intriguing facts about my Mothers family Gammie I didnt know a bout.

Sandy Sandison
Scotland - 30 January 2009 11:47:27

John Sandison working at Cairnhill in 1839

D Jones
England - 25 January 2009 11:16:33

What a wonderful site, and so helpful. Tracing Harry Freestone and Georgina Williamson.

Candace Gaye Peterkin
Canada - 18 January 2009 18:41:35

Looking for Peterkins and Phelans

Susan Williamson
Canada - 14 January 2009 19:24:13

I am looking for any family member of a Jessie Charlotte Williamson. She had a daughter Jane born in Canada in 1921 22 and a son Thomas born in Forres in 1924 25. Jessie Charlottes parents where Thomas and Jane Williamson. If you have any information please contact me as I am working on my Family Tree and Jessie Charlotte would be my step grandmother.

Russ Miller
United States - 08 January 2009 14:15:50

Wonderful site. There should be more like this. Found info I needed on McKee family that were owners of Royal Hotel, Station Road, Elgin. Other families involved in search are DENNISTON, MCKEE, KERNOHAN and WILLIAMSON. Keep up the excellent work.

Kate Tame
United Kingdom - 02 January 2009 14:21:43

Great site. Looking for Harthill family Cullen. My grandfather James Falconer Harthill. Baker in Cullen moved to Lossiemouth

Sam Anderson
Ireland (Northern) - 21 December 2008 21:32:18

Very interesting. Have been wondering for some time how to chase up some family lore that says that my Andersons moved to Ireland from Invergordon in 1800s. Alexander or Andrew Anderson sought !

Canada - 08 December 2008 00:45:51

Excellent site-I am looking for information or direction or my GGgrandfather George Brander at one time owner of the Red Lion or Red Beastie Inn in Fores Scotland.

lorraine nolan
Ireland (Republic of) - 26 November 2008 19:24:20

hi came across site by accident ..looking to contact some friends some ive found some not looking for Ian Hallyburton originally from york..i knew him in london..if anyone can let him know ta

Willie Cruikshank
Scotland - 20 November 2008 00:03:17

Hi great site. would be interested to hear from any Cruikshank, from the Aberlour area.

Scotland - 15 November 2008 03:36:34

Thank you very much for this wonderful website. It will recommend this website to my friends also i wish you success in the future!

Scotland - 04 November 2008 18:17:52

Very good site. Thank you.,

sue jones
Scotland - 11 October 2008 18:10:16

great site,ive just come back from moray having spent a wk up there researching my family the mcdonalds and grants from archiestown knockando,i had the pleasure of meeting the staff at the moray historic society,they were very helpful and friendly and they helped me to find lots of info about the mcdonalds,great site will be visiting it again.x

andrew coull
Scotland - 08 October 2008 00:33:42

looking for ian cruickshank whos father was a doctor in 1946 -1960- 1965 in buckie area

Jeanette Bellet
Scotland - 04 October 2008 05:50:05

Would like to hear from anyone searching information on David Allison married Christian Lindsay 1796, William Duguid married Isabella Christie 1853, Alexander Cameron married Anne Miller 1810, and Alexander Dawson married Margaret Frazer 1736 all from Scotland

jean barker
England - 28 September 2008 22:38:11

i was recommended to this site by my sister,for help in finding our ancestors.i hope i can find info we need.thank you jen..

Gail Clack
South Africa - 07 September 2008 21:24:00

Great website,seeking info on John Morison and Elisabeth Milne, married Boharm 3.12.1870. Had son,John Morrison,born 13.4.1871,Keith.Regards Gail

George Rillie
England - 04 September 2008 21:51:05

My paternal grandmother was Catherine Longmore Falconer born Cullen. Have information to pass on. Very good site

Sheila Wallace
United Kingdom - 29 August 2008 17:51:30

Just been recommended this site - excellent research James Stuart late Rothes

Scotland - 29 August 2008 17:19:02

Brilliant, well structured site, easy to navigate. Looking for info regarding Ann McKimmie who had a child Ann born c1817 father James Smith son of John Smith and Margaret Wright.

sally collins
Scotland - 25 August 2008 23:45:59

great website,seeking any info about my great grandfather Alexander Geddes Priest,he was a senior police constable in Forres in 1893 anything would be greatly appreiciated

Canada - 14 July 2008 03:14:16

Looking for info on a John Winchester from Buckie, Scotland born 1840s emigrated to Dalhousie New Brunswick Canada

Scotland - 01 July 2008 03:25:01

Wanting to make contact with researchers of George Barron, cabinet maker, Elgin, or his wife, Elspet Falconer. I have details of his parents and sister, Jane BARRON b 1813 who married John Henry KERR, mariner- family lived in St George in The East, Wapping, Stepney areas..more details in earlier post.

Ruth Jennings
England - 10 June 2008 11:16:30

Seeking background on Rev. William Barclay of Auldearn, minister from 1814 then Free Church minister from 1843 to 1857 particularly details of the Free Church in the early years and location of the manse.

Deborah Treling
England - 27 May 2008 10:32:57

Hello, brilliant website, lots of detail, plenty to look at and extremely helpful. Many thanks

Kim Olsen
Australia - 23 May 2008 11:43:51

Just great loved the site it has really helped me with my Dey family research

Christine Clark
United Kingdom - 21 May 2008 15:21:58

This has helped a lot in trying to find out about father in laws family He was born in 1902 William Dean Clark mother Constance and have jsut found out he had a sister called Janet born in 1906 can anybody help with anything else

Grahame McKenzie
Australia - 20 May 2008 00:10:33

Researching Christina Mary McKenzie nee McGillivray . Born Forres October 1814 and emigrated to Australia about 1842. Any information greatly appreciated.Congratulations to those responsible for the website. It is brilliant.

Maureen Starkey
Scotland - 15 May 2008 11:17:36

Great Site. Am researching the names Sandison and Dinnes. Would love to get in touch with anyone on the same trail.

Bruce Taylor
Scotland - 07 May 2008 00:25:39

I am thankful to a fellow researcher for recommending this sight to me.

Scotland - 05 May 2008 19:38:34

Hello! Very good site! All is done neatly, beautifully

Scotland - 05 May 2008 13:53:56

Hello, excellent site, very rich in content and correctly carefully thought out

Jim Main
Scotland - 20 April 2008 14:15:38

Great site, I am a retired Policeman and have the information regarding William Barron if Sheila Watt in Canada wishes to contact me

Samantha Paterson, Edinburgh
Scotland - 18 April 2008 11:09:37

Have been using your site to find information about the Chapmans in Moray. Its very useful site, have found out lots of background information. I e-mailed in a question and had a quick reply. Excellent service

Scotland - 05 April 2008 11:01:44

Hello, excellent site, very rich in content and correctly carefully thought out, personally I found here much interesting and useful

Vi Bain
Canada - 04 April 2008 17:00:37

We have been looking for Lorimers and Murrays for sime time. This has been most helpful and many pleasant surprises.

Ukraine - 31 March 2008 22:20:52

sorry if i mistake this field

Sheila M. Watt
Canada - 29 March 2008 21:22:58

Searching for information re William Barron, a policeman who won the kings medal for gallantry in 1910

A K Zambakian
Canada - 14 March 2008 00:17:57

Great site! Looking for anyone with connections to, or information about, my g-g-g-grandfather Archibald McDonald, born 1786 in Rothes, Moray. We have no names or other information about his parents or possible siblings. We do know he was a millwright, he married Isabella Lawrence in 1813 and had 6 children and moved them all to Canada in 1840. I would dearly love to hear from anyone with information or possible leads about either Archibald or Isabella. Thanks so much!

Susan Peat
Australia - 08 March 2008 05:26:58

This is a wonderful site I have provided some information on my own ancestors and the efficiency of the staff is amazing I tell everyone about this site and have only had positive feedback Keep up the good work I wish every county had the same scheme.

Brian McArthur
Scotland - 24 February 2008 11:38:16

I have just been searching for George William McArthur and found a wealth of information, still searching for his three sons who have probably married and had families themselves,the task goes on thankyou for all your help in getting me this far.

Sheena Worwood
South Africa - 20 February 2008 07:32:06

Great website.I have McSween, McLeod, McKenzie and Maitland ancestors from Forres. Angus McSween m Margaret McLeod d 1861 and 1866, daughter Catherine, 1898, buried Clunyhill Cemetery, Forres. Charles McSween and Isabella McKenzie d 1913. Mary m to John Maitland d Colombo, Ceylon December 1874, aged 42. Any connections.

peter worby
England - 16 January 2008 17:49:19

my gt gran was a brodie,she had a sister whos surname married to,,,,..they lived in london upto 1939 and worked for royalty..any help please many thanks I know my gt gran was employed at buckinghma palace for a time too

John Strachan
Australia - 14 January 2008 11:41:39

I have just been searching you site for Strachans and found it very interesting so i thought I would add my comments to your guestbook. I am researching the families of William Strachan and Helen Thomson of Fochabers. William Strachan was the brother of my ggrandfather James Strachan who came to Australia in 1839. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Regards John

Charles Gary King
Scotland - 13 December 2007 03:20:58

Still searching for William Peterkin and Margaret Murdoch in Elgin, Moray about 1830-35.

shirley spilsbury
Scotland - 22 November 2007 19:01:45

need info on James Morrison born 1855 knockando. Parents were John Morrison and Ann Grant.

Evelyn Garnt
Scotland - 15 November 2007 23:04:33

Great site. Graham and Sharon always very helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them. I am looking for info on Jane Sandison whose parents were Elizabeth Cobband and William Sandison

Scotland - 08 November 2007 23:03:37


England - 06 November 2007 16:48:57

information William Stuart born 1842 Neither Clashnour Chapeltown

Larry Lyon
United States - 05 November 2007 18:22:26

This is a great web-site.. I hope I can find some of my relatives, still living in Scotland!

Stella Shields Robinson
Scotland - 20 October 2007 22:57:00

Looking for Jane Fowler who lived in Lossiemouth in the sixties and seventies. She was a great friend and we have lost touch. I live in Canada now, but would love to find her.

Stephen M. Catchpole
Denmark - 18 October 2007 13:10:12

I am trying to contact Brian Hill the son of Beatrice and Charles Hill who both died in Elgin. Or any other descendants of Beatrice and Charles Hill. If anyone can send me any details I would appreciate it.

phillip inglis
England - 15 October 2007 13:07:16

great site have found several family members, i am trying to find a william gordons birth date i no it to be about 1872, he died 1963 at balvenie st dufftown i think he was illegitimate his mother was mary ann stuart who died 1905 tomintoul once again good site.

John MacKillop
Scotland - 14 October 2007 18:31:21

I am looking for my half-sister Jessie MacPherson, nee Kelman, late of Invergordon. Father Norman. Brothers Norman, Billy and Eric. Any help wopuld be appreciated.

Michael Ford
England - 12 October 2007 14:02:04

Am looking for any info re the Downie family, who came from Urquhart.My ancestor William Ford married Janet Downie the daughter of James Downie born 1806 in Urquhart

Charles Gary King
Canada - 10 October 2007 01:51:55

I have been researching my Peterkin Family who, I believe, originally came from Moray. Their names were William Peterkin and Margaret Murdoch. Ring any bells. Gary

elizabeth paterson
Scotland - 29 September 2007 14:33:01


Mugu Mike
23 Aba Owerri Road Usa
Nigeria - 27 September 2007 15:38:11

I have just read through the visitors book and thought that perhaps someone out there might be able to fill in the missing pieces Im looking for on my husbands family. They were Hart and lived in New Elgin. Any info wellcome. Even if it turns out wrong.

Diane Macrae
Scotland - 29 August 2007 18:50:17

I was in contact with Kea Beckett who was looking for Cants at Chapelton Moss Forres but lost her email, hope she wil get in touch again. We are so lucky having such a wealth of knowledge at our fingertips in Moray, thanks to Graham and his helpers.

Scotland - 28 August 2007 06:41:40

Thank you for your site. I have found here much useful information. Good site ! ;)

Scotland - 16 August 2007 12:32:27

I have just read through the visitors book and thought that perhaps someone out there might be able to fill in the missing pieces Im looking for on my husbands family. They were Hart and lived in New Elgin. Any info wellcome. Even if it turns out wrong.

Dr Edward I Taylor
Scotland - 26 July 2007 21:10:23

I am interested in the family of John Bucknell Russell who lived in Fochabers and died about 1893. One of his daughters was my grandmother.

Neville J Haycox
Spain - 16 July 2007 13:34:49

I was President of Forres YMCA 50-50 club 1953-1955. Pleased to exchange memories with former members.

Brian Mitchell
New Zealand - 26 June 2007 09:36:38

Hope I can find about My Mitchell relatives from Moray, namely William Mitchell, Peter Mitchell all from Moray

Albert Fath
England - 14 June 2007 20:57:21

I have just found this site it appears to be an excellent aid for researchers, thank you.I am looking for John Dunbar Winchester 1920

Scotland - 12 June 2007 22:30:10

Nice site discovered by accident.

United States - 15 May 2007 00:47:57

i am looking for info on roderick mackenzie who was a cousin of sir alexander mackenzie . i am a ccousin of theirs . they where famious explories in canada . any info would be helpful . thank you , gary

linda pearce
United States - 22 April 2007 17:47:34

Wonderful site, easy to navigate! Found antecedants of my great-grandfather, John Smith Urquhart, of Elgin. Thank you!

desmond cormack
Scotland - 16 April 2007 18:37:56

Looking for information regarding MARY JANE SMITH,swanson t name, born 82 portessie in 1886, died in glasgow 1918. Place of burial not known, but I would like to establish where.

Australia - 16 April 2007 11:58:51

Thank you for your wonderful site which I discovered by accident tonight. I have been searcing for 25 years and could never find where my great grandfather came from. After just minutes on your site I found the proof - mention of an obituary in the newspaper Courant for Thomas Hay Russell died in Adelaide, South Australia and now I have been able to find his parents and their death dates. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you I am so happy!

Fred Starkey
England - 14 April 2007 18:26:50

Helping to search for ancestors of my wife in the Moray area in 19th C. An extra helping hand is always welcome.

linda munro
Scotland - 03 April 2007 11:35:30

looking for an olwen miller who went to old kinloss primary school in 1960 1963 please get in touch

Anne Veal
England - 24 March 2007 18:54:54

This is a great site and has helped me find my gt grandfather John Alexander MacKenzie dob 1878 at Dufftown. Since then have used the site a great deal. It is now put on my favourites.

Meredith Logie Sanderson
Scotland - 22 March 2007 14:55:20

This is one of the best sites that I have come across while researching my family. The LDS site and sometimes only provide half of the information. I have found if I then go to your site, I can find the rest of the information. Thanks for a great site.

George Williams
Canada - 17 March 2007 06:29:15

Ran across your site looking for Camerons in Tomintoul. Found some info, enjoyed site and will spend more time perusing it as time allows. Nice and informative Site.

Carole Lord
England - 12 March 2007 12:22:28

Superb site, very easy to navigate. Have spent the last three years trying to find out where my great grandfather was buried and have finally struck gold. Thank you so much for your help

Scotland - 09 March 2007 12:38:01

Its a good way of finding people. Good Information

Scotland - 27 February 2007 22:31:45

loved this site.i have been looking for alexander mackenzie from forres b1750c who was a shoemaker.i have noticed several mackenzies shoemakers from later dates.perhaps they were related.i loved the ease of use of this site.i will use again.thank you.

Heritage Centre
Scotland - 21 February 2007 14:40:25

General queries about your ancestors should be posted in the Messageboard part of the website which is available from the Advice Help Menu.

United Kingdom - 16 February 2007 08:47:50

Fantastic site. I was recommended this site and Im glad I took a look.Well done to all those people who have put a lot of time and effort into making it so special.

helen hyatt
Wales - 15 February 2007 21:58:44

just starting on my family tree,dont know where to start as my family are the mcdonalds from elgin maybe lossiemouth too.

Robert McKissack
England - 13 February 2007 16:56:55

Congratulations on the development of an excellent and easy to use site for anyone researching the people and places of Moray. It has helped me find more information on the McKissacks and will be the starting point for more searches and investigations.

Janet Doherty
United States - 10 February 2007 13:18:50

Grandfather was Joel Gale Park. He was Keeper of the Island of Scarba. Was Married to Anne McLellan. Does anyone have any information on his ancestry. Believe his father was William Asquirth Park and Mother was Mary Gale

Sybil Stewart
Scotland - 08 February 2007 16:43:27

Well done to Greame Wilson and the team at Grant Lodge, the site has proved a great asset to me with some of the missing links,

Des Davidson
Australia - 23 January 2007 00:37:27

Congratulations on a wonderful website. I have found information on my ancestors John ANGUS who went to India, and his father Rev. Alexander ANGUS of Botriphnie.

Northern Mariana Islands - 18 January 2007 13:51:32

You have an outstanding good and well structured site. I enjoyed browsing through it

Susan Yannakopoulos
Scotland - 12 January 2007 17:18:48

Looking for William Cae Allan born abt. 1884 or earlier in Stirling. I know he was a naval man and that he married Emily S Symons in Thanet Kent in 1915. Any help would be gratefully received.

Barbara McMillan
Australia - 31 December 2006 09:00:44

Had a quick look and like what I see. Looking for a GRANT and CRUICKSHANK connection from Elgin. Will be back again when I have more time. Definitely saved to favourites!

St. Thomas - 25 December 2006 05:54:38

Looking for information and found it at this great site...

Jim McNeill
Scotland - 23 December 2006 21:25:56

A very fine site, which is much appreciated.My interests are in the Ross and McDonald families in the Morayshire area, as they are members of my family tree.

Jean Miles
Scotland - 15 November 2006 19:51:46

looking for smith latins in portessie

John and Nola Dunbar
Australia - 09 November 2006 07:44:02

This really great site address was given to me by Tricia Strathdee from your Guestbook. I am looking for any information for Thomas Dunbar and Catherine Fraser and their children, William, Duncan, Anna, Donald my ggggrandfather, James and John. All the children were born in Delliefure, Cromdale and I am looking for any decendants. Any help would be appreciated. John Dunbar 9th Nov 06

Jean Stewart
Canada - 07 November 2006 05:20:22

I can not get my message to get through only get message about accepted symbols Then it turns blue and goes no where. Help ad I would really like to sign your quest book.

Gordon Aitchison
Scotland - 03 September 2006 13:55:51

Came up to Elgin from Edinburgh last week and went to Institution road, got a lot of information. Many thanks to the gentleman who helped me.

Scotland - 30 August 2006 09:25:29

Looking for researchers of George Barron born 1807 Bellie Elgin Morayshire. He married Elspet Falconer and had a number of children. Some of them went to Toronto. George had a sister Jane Barron born 1813 in Bellie, who married John Henry Kerr, a mariner. They lived in St George in the East, London. They had a number of children including Margaret Hossack Kerr b 1852, who married in 1900 but did not have any children. They also had George Barron born 1844, a lighterman who had a number of children. There was another son John Kerr born 1840 who married a Sarah and had 3 children.He was a stevedore.Another son William Barron Kerr was born 1842 and died 1877 in London.It is possible John Henry Kerrs mother was Margaret Hossack born 1791 in Scotland.I have a lot more information to share so if you are interested in this family please contact me.Regards Jocelyn

david towns
Scotland - 29 August 2006 07:45:02

I was recently told about this site by my cousin in australia patricia strathdee whom was originaly from new elgin moray .

Morgan Musugu
Scotland - 28 August 2006 10:41:26

fine site

Kea Beckett
England - 23 August 2006 14:34:26

Wonderful site. I am looking for Cant from Chapelton Moss, Forres. Apparently a ruin now along with the church of St Leonards.

Carleen Thoernberg
Australia - 02 August 2006 15:46:42

Thankyou for your help on this my third visit to this part of the world. I have found a whole family network and think the service and facilities are wonderful.Carleen

Elizabeth Mary Altieri
United States - 18 July 2006 12:44:14

thank you. we were looking for information about great-grandfather, john cruickshank, born here in the 1850-1860s.

Malta - 05 July 2006 04:15:50

You have an outstanding good and well structured site. I enjoyed browsing through it

Unknown - 28 June 2006 05:24:21

Excellent site, added to favorites!!

Jenny,Jean, Mitchell
Scotland - 26 June 2006 20:02:18

Any information on McKissack would be welcome. The site is excellent. Thankypou to Graeme and all staff who made my recent visit so fruitful. Tracing William Mc born about 1852. Looking for info on his parents.

Saudi Arabia - 24 June 2006 04:12:03

Very good website you have here. Warm regards Jan!

Ilene Terry
Canada - 16 June 2006 17:03:51

I think that this is a wonderful source and can only echo previous comments on how helpful and valuable it is to us doing research on our ancesters from a far. Another reseacher was kind enough to steer me your way. Am searching for info on James Davie b1842, missionary in South Africa.

Jenie Perry Smith
Australia - 31 May 2006 12:01:57

Thank you for such a fantastic service. I have really enjoyed my ancestral tour through your site. I am researching Smiths of Rathven and Elgin (for me) and Smiths of Glenlivet (for my husband)

John Crawford
Scotland - 24 April 2006 16:41:39

The new heritage building will I am sure be a well visited place in the months and years to come. The staff, Graham and Margaret have lost none of their charm and must be the two most helpful people ever.

catherine McIntosh Thomas
Canada - 19 April 2006 04:12:08

A wonderful site !! I was able to find many of my relatives and look forward to finding out more as I search the libindx. Looking for information on my Grandmother Jessie Janet Kelman ,born Dec. 28 1894, who married my Granddad William McIntosh born 1890 in Dufftown

Robert E Keegan
United States - 05 April 2006 16:27:23

Boynton Beach, Florida

D Sutherland
Scotland - 28 March 2006 15:02:40

Great site with a wealth of information excellant work. Researching Sutherlands of Elgin.

fiona mcrae
Scotland - 14 March 2006 21:34:49

I have been trailing around so many sites in search of this and that surnames, including Smouts, and Elders, and thanks to your site, I am now enlightened. Thank you for the site and thanks to the lady who e mailed the address to me today.

Fiona McEwan
Scotland - 12 March 2006 00:38:18

Congratulations on getting this up and running. I always had excellent help and support from the staff at Grant Lodge in the past but now I can continue a lot of my research from the comfort of my own home instead of having to cram everything into a few hours or one day when I visit Elgin.

mary finn
Canada - 21 February 2006 15:45:35

I am looking for information on my family history. my father was George watt cruickshank from england . I was born in nfld in 1959, when he was working here as a doctor.

Diane Smith
Scotland - 17 February 2006 13:01:08

Good site. We are looking for anyone related to Helen Grant of 9 Station St, Rothes. She born around 1849 and looks like had many children out of wedlock. Daughter of Jane and James Grant. We come from one of her sons called Donald who was born in 1874 but does not exist on the 1881 census. We would love to know how he got to Edinburgh.

Judy Gilleland-Rasheed
Scotland - 12 February 2006 02:13:45

aol web search led me to your website. Seeking info on Brodnax family of England They fled England because they were Royaltists early settlers of Jamestown and Williamsburg, U.S.

Don Hutchison
Canada - 09 February 2006 06:07:20

Thanks to Graeme for all his help when I was in Elgin researching Hutchison Hutchinson, Duncans from Elgin and Birnie and McLennans from Kintail. It was a real thrill to see my father ,mother ,sister,brother and myself listed on the web site.

Liz Foulis
Scotland - 04 February 2006 11:37:34

Great site , looking for info on Keils from Morayshire.

Janice Simmonds nee McDonald
England - 01 February 2006 00:57:22

Literally stumbled across this site just this weekend after trawling though the net for months looking for anything to help further the family project. What a little gem! In just a few short days some uncertainties have been confirmed, new data has come to light and key characters have finally been identified. Many congratulations and thanks to all who have worked on and continue to support this site.

Liz Foulis
Scotland - 21 January 2006 23:47:59

Great site, intersted in the Keil, Milne, Hay Family from Morayshire. Margaret Milne married Peter Keil 18th Aug 1882 at 46 High st Bishopmill Elgin, interested in finding info on her her parents James Milne and Fanella Mckenzie.

Tony Pugh
Russia - 13 January 2006 13:21:22

This site is really good ya

Margaret Cooper
Australia - 12 January 2006 21:07:06

I have just discovered your site today and it has been wonderful filling in the details of our rellies. Keep up the good work.

Gina Annand
Australia - 12 January 2006 03:46:31

What a marvellous site. I have found so many Annand family members in Scotland to compliment the Australian line. Thank you all for the good informative work.

Irene Esson
Canada - 04 January 2006 22:15:13

Researching the Bremner, Horn and Hutcheon families.

Scotland - 26 December 2005 23:50:30

This is a great site. Not many places where you can get such a concentration of local knowledge. Perhaps we could use the guestbook as more of a discussion board though.

Stuart Dalgleish
Scotland - 08 December 2005 13:21:13

Fantastic site, I was given the link by a member of Talking Scotland and have spent hours so far collecting information. Thanks again for all the hard work I know it takes to collect and display in such a clear and easy to use way.

ML Foster
Canada - 06 December 2005 14:34:20

Great site. Looking for earlier family of George Barron, cabinetmaker in Elgin.

Donald Saunders Adam
Scotland - 23 November 2005 21:13:43

Excellent site. Very informative and easy to use. Have found missing information on some of my Moray relatives. Will be back to visit on other occasions when more time permits.

Scotland - 16 November 2005 12:14:11

Moray researchers may also be interested in the new MORAY BURIAL GROUND RESEARCH GROUP website, at

Graeme Fraser
Scotland - 14 November 2005 11:38:43

Interesting site and helpfull for information on the area. It shows the depth of information we have in Scotland Editor http www fraserclan com

Victoria Sawchuk
Scotland - 10 November 2005 01:53:55

Congratulations on the great site. Have found some interesting information about my Chalmers, Bower and MacDonald families.

R.H. Vincent
United States - 11 October 2005 21:33:32

Researching Duffus ancestors...especially interested in location and images of Old Duffus, Duffus House and the like.

Ruth Filbert
United States - 03 October 2005 23:22:03

I am trying to locate the pareants of James Grant who was born ca 1761 in Knockando, Moray, Scotland as states on his tombstone. Is that a parish or a town or an area.

Janet Harvey
Australia - 03 October 2005 22:56:18

Wow what wonderful helpful people we have on the internet, was told of this site by Louise, in Canada, researching the King family, looking for more children of Alexander King and Catherine Short married on 24.6.1817 in Old Parish, Greenock, Renfrew. Had 1 son that we know of John born abt. 23.5.1827, Old Parish, Greenock, Renfrew.Would love any help possible.

Patricia Strathdee
Australia - 21 September 2005 13:58:53

great site any info on Strathdee or Smith families would be welcome

Tracey Donaldosn
United Kingdom - 16 September 2005 14:19:37

Fab site. Ive made sure every site i use knows about this one and how friendly and helpful the people here are and have been to me over the past few years. Did make contact with someone i was desperately trying to find re Jane Ogilvie who left his details but sadly his mails keep bouncing back but hopefully he may see this. I hope this appears as ive been trying for a month now to leave a message.

Lawrence Fowler
United Kingdom - 19 August 2005 16:06:39

We visited the Elgin Centre, family graves, and finally the website. Very useful and the help of the staff at Elgin much appreciated. We have returned various details to Elgin to increase the records, we hope most visitors will do the same, to help one of the most usefull Local Family History sites we have seen, to develop further. Lawrence and Lynn Fowler Fowler, researching Fowler families around Findhorn 1700 onwards.

Alastair MacDonald
England - 01 August 2005 20:40:31

A great site. I have added greatly to the information already obtained from scotlandspeople. I would very much like to get in touch with whoever supplied LIBINDX with the information on the children of Margaret Mary MacDonald of Rafford and William Laing of Edinkillie, presumably after they emigrated to Canada. MMMacD is my great Aunt.

Scotland - 21 July 2005 00:41:01

Wonderful site. I have found some info here and it great that it is free. I just happened upon it so I am very happy. Now looking for newspapers for obits

Charles Dobie
Canada - 17 July 2005 17:17:01

Very informative, many thanks for providing this info. I can see many hours of searching this database ahead of me. (Researching Alexander MILNE, possibly with a PETERKIN ancestor) and his wife Isabella INGLIS, married 1835 in Speymouth).

Australia - 03 July 2005 07:32:18

Great site, cannot find my ancestors but have had fun looking through. Anyone who has a Mary Fraser in their tree married in 1877 to John Anderson, give me a call. Susan

Maureen Colbert
England - 29 June 2005 11:49:26

Wonderful site. Managed to find out about my family for the tree. Continue the good work.

Alistair Bain
Australia - 26 June 2005 22:55:44

What an excellent idea! Thank you. I had never known exactly when my grandparents died, but I do now, thanks to this site. Long may your good work continue!

Justine Russell
Australia - 24 June 2005 10:53:02

This site is the most informative about the region and about family history that I have found. Congratulations on the fantastic work.

Enid Cruickshank
England - 16 June 2005 11:59:29

Wonderful site I have killed off more Cruickshanks than I thought possible. Now I will be doing the same for the Scott and Bruce connections.

kate kennedy
Scotland - 11 June 2005 00:01:47

Having visited the records office it is great to have the opportunity to continue with my search for Watsons from Rafford and from Nairn So if anyone thinks they may be related drop me a line Great site could spend hours going through the recoreds

United States - 21 May 2005 06:33:44

Excellent site i have found many of my family on here and have been able to confirm who is who after several years of debating if i was right or not and this site has also saved me the expense of downloading death certificates, from scotalnds people well Done Moray and all the team who made it all possible your efforts are to be congratulated

Lynda , ParaMoray Investigations
Scotland - 11 May 2005 18:28:01

Very good resource for all . No matter whether you are researching family tree, or local history , it gives you an excellent starting point . The site gives you details of the items you are looking for so that you can find them a lot easier in the microfilms rather than having to do all of the research in the , library you can get half of it done from home . Well done to Graeme, Margaret and co.

Alan and Sheila Conchie
England - 07 May 2005 16:15:30

The site is an exceptional resource of immense value to those investigating ancestors and also those interested in the historical context of Moray in the past. We have just returned from Moray and were able to spend two days researching in the Heritage Centre. The LIBINDX online allowed us to do thorough preparation beforehand and so have come away with really useful results. Many thanks to Graham and to Margaret for their friendly help and guidance. They have a wealth of background knowledge and experience in the field that is unparalleled. Very many thanks.

Lillian and John
Scotland - 02 May 2005 08:37:39

This is a great site for anyone with Moray or Banffshire connections. It looks good and is easy to use. What work it must have taken to enter all the data. Congratulations to all concerned.

England - 29 April 2005 10:16:31

This is one of the most exciting, and informative sites I have read during my research on my ancestors the Grants from Elgin. Congratulations to all concerned and thank you.

United States - 29 April 2005 02:21:08

Thank you for this site. Thanks to the information here I have been able to fill in a bit of information about my great grandparents, and one of the brothers of my grandmother.

Peter J Smith
New Zealand - 28 February 2005 07:41:26

Kia ora / Greetings from the South West Pacific. Many thanks to Anne for listing the site on the Moray list. I have found some of my ROSS family and also ascertained that my Gr Gr Grandfather Samuel ROSS was a Customs Officer as well as a Coastguard boatman at Lossiemouth. Regards Peter, in Timaru,South Island, New Zealand

Pat Blend
United States - 27 February 2005 22:46:32

I can only echo the wonderful comments of others. The project must have been an impressive undertaking. Well done! We, who search our ancestors details, can only thank you again and again. The best to all of you "Stout hearted Men and Women" who saw the project to the end.

Ian A C Scott
Scotland - 27 February 2005 21:07:07

Well done! I have spent most of the day browsing the site and using the information obtained to fill in gaps and clear up some mysteries. It must have been a tremendous undertaking to bring this facility to fruition. Is there a way in which additional information could be provided and added to the site or, if an error/omission is noticed to draw attention to it to enable it to be corrected? In asking this I am not being critical of the work done but in a project this size it would be impossible to ensure it was 100% accurate. I am looking forward to using it over the weeks and months ahead and only wish other authorities would make the same effort to put their archive material online for all to access. Once again WELL DONE. Ian A C Scott

George Watt
Canada - 27 February 2005 16:23:15

Concratulations to Graeme and "ALL" his assistants for the work and effort placing the Libindx System on the Moray website. I am particularly thrilled at the choice of the photograph that in the opening view. Not only do I remember seeing the Steam Lorries in the years prior to WWII, the farm where I was born is also included in the photo behind the smoke of the second lorry. Good luck to all those who are researching their ancestry - I certainly appreciate all the assistance I have received. Sincerely - George Watt Ottawa, Canada

Harry Montgomery
Canada - 27 February 2005 15:13:56

Very interesting site.I liked the photo of the old steam wagons.My grand-father drove one of them in and around Buckie.

Hazel Evans
Australia - 27 February 2005 06:25:26

What a wonderful site!! Both my Father& Mother were born in Elgin and I have found out a lot about my heritage from this site. I visited Grant Lodge in 2000 and found the staff there so helpful in assisting us. Thankyou so much. Regards Hazel Evans

Chris Burk
United States - 27 February 2005 04:25:52

My sister and I visited Grant Lodge in Nov 2001 and received such wonderful help from the staff. We were able to find information about our BRODIE family and now have the resource to do additional research. Thank you for all the work you have done to put this site out for our use.

Holly Kilpatrick
Scotland - 26 February 2005 22:30:31

Excellent site, user-friendly searching, lots of details. I can echo some of the earlier comments, I was able to find two additional siblings of my great great grandmother Margaret Mitchell McQueen, names which are on her sampler and confirm 99.99% in our minds that we have the correct family. Margaret emigrated to the US and died in 1886 in Connecticut, and your site helps us find these important connections.

Roderick J. Mitchell
Scotland - 26 February 2005 15:54:08

An excellent site. At last, after some considerable time, I have traced my great,great,great,great grandparents to Kinloss parish. Congratulations to all who are responsibe for compiling and entering the information contained on the site. I will continue to use it.

Australia - 26 February 2005 12:41:08

Fantastic. At last. Thank you Graham and your staff at the library. We in the colonies appreciate your kindness as we try to link back to our past. How can we access the newspaper references? Will SKS do a lookup? Terrific work. Easy to use and find details. Thanks again, Dubh & Ei

Melissa Hallyburton
Australia - 26 February 2005 07:33:35

WOW,,, what a wonderful site. Thank you to Anne Burgess for the link to this site. I went to look never thinking that I would actually find anyone on my family that I am trying to trace, but I was very happily surprised to find MY line of the FRASER family. I found James Fraser and his wife Janet Ritchie, then looking furthur found Janet's family too. It was wonderful to see. James & Janet came to Australia and settled with their family here. The most exciting thing to read was that there was a "complaint against him in 1858 from dropping dung upon the street". Little things like that help to really make a family story up and not just names and dates. Again thank you for a WONDERFUL site, I will be back many more times to keep looking.

England - 25 February 2005 18:44:48

Congratulations. I hope to use this site often during my research. Thanks to Anne Burgess for sending me the link.

Tony Barnett
Australia - 24 February 2005 11:35:01

Its taken some time but finally LIBINDX is everywhere, not just in Elgin Library. Congratulations on what appears to be an excellent resource. All the best for the future of this site and the far flung Scots tracing their family trees.

Heritage Centre
Scotland - 01 January 2005 10:37:00

Welcome to Moray's Heritage Centre. Your comments will be appreciated.