This is a somewhat random collection of links, click on the images to go to the sites.
Aaarrrggghhh. I can’t beleive it, this is a link is to my first attempt at a genealogy blog and I didn’t know they were removing that blog platform and it is gone and I have lost all those useful contacts, photos etc. Damn! It was… Family History, The Galbraiths & McDonalds of Gigha. There was a quick summary of several generations and a few photos in the gallery. I have made contact with some relations through this site.
This links to a group on facebook, Isle of Gigha – Ancestors and Descendents, set up by Scott Hedberg, fellow descendant of Gigha, probably a cousin, and my partner in getting to the bottom of the John and Archibald McDonald mystery.
Another facebook page, this one is in the here and now.
Achamore House and it’s beautiful heritage gardens, once the residence of the “Laird” is now a wonderful B & B. I enjoyed my stay here very much, and look forward to staying again next time.
Undiscovered Scotland is a great website, all you ever needed to know about Scotland (almost!). As it says on the homepage, “the site is as combination of a visitor guide, accommodation listing and business directory and aims to show you what the country is really like”. I found it was also a repository of useful documents, like Martin Martin’s 1703 book, A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland.
This is the main site for researching the family history in Scotland, birth, death and marriage certificates, census records and all sorts of other useful stuff.
This site has a list of the people on Gigha, including tennancy arrangements 1778-1790