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Can’t find a marriage record? Look for the Gretna Green

What is Gretna Green? I found this blog about missing marriage records. It suggests looking for the Gretna Green. Websters defines Gretna Green as a place many eloping couples are married. After reading, I would restate the definition as a … Continue reading

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Online resources for Scottish Genealogy

Births, Marriages & Deaths Logierait Burials 1764 to 1815 from Pitlochry & Moulin Heritage Center Perth borough Burial Registers 1794 to 1855 Census FreeCen 1841-1891 online (100% Ayrshire & Renfrewshire) Directories Scottish Postal Directories – 1773 to 1911 Books/Newspapers The … Continue reading

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Logierait in the 18th Century

Highland Life At the start of the 18th century the Celtic feudal system the same as it was in the past centuries. Tacks, or areas of land held on a lease, were leased to ‘gentlemen’, often related to the clan … Continue reading

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Charles Conacher

Charles was born around 1766 in the Parish of Logierait a town in Perthshire. The name Logierait comes from the Gaelic words ‘laggan’ (a hollow) and ‘rath’ (fortress). From ancient times its situation beside the great highway from Perth to … Continue reading

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Connacher name varients (One N or Two)?

I believe that between literacy, handwriting and transcription issues it’s quite possible that in many cases the name takes on an appearance different from intended. If a Church record was written by a minister who might be unfamiliar with the … Continue reading

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Perthshire Con(n)achers

I am researching my Connacher/Conacher family tree. I have traced back to Charles Connacher or actually Charles Conacher who married Margaret S. Mc Farlane (daughter of John) in Logierait, Scotland on 13 Feb 1791 and in Moulin, Scotland on 16 … Continue reading

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