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Fàilte! (Welcome!)
This blog is the result of my ongoing research into the people, places and events that have shaped the Western Isles of Scotland and, in particular, the 'Siamese-twins' of Harris and Lewis.
My interest stems from the fact that my Grandfather was a Stornowegian and, until about four years ago, that was the sum total of my knowledge, both of him and of the land of his birth.
I cannot guarantee the accuracy of everything that I have written (not least because parts are, perhaps, pioneering) but I have done my best to check for any errors.
My family mainly lived along the shore of the Sound of Harris, from An-t-Ob and Srannda to Roghadal, but one family 'moved' to Direcleit in the Baighs...

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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Highland and Island Emigration Society

Very useful site cataloguing ships and souls who left Scotland for Australia:

http://www.angelfire.com/ns/bkeddy/HIES/1.html

Includes a history of the HIES, too.

Also: University of Aberdeen Scottish emigration Database: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/emigration/index.html

And: Hebridean Scots in Quebec:  http://hebridscots.com/contents.htm

Update: Searchable Database of HIES emigrants: http://www.scan.org.uk/_emigration/em_advanced.asp

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