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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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Sunday, 19 September 2010

Ancestors of John Kerr 1875-1936

Here is a second example of a PDF chart generated by PCAF and converted into a JPEG.
This one is a fan chart of my grandfather's ancestors back to his great, great grandparents.
Although this is as far back as I am ever likely to be able to discover, I am pretty chuffed to have found the complete set of 16 people and the 12 different family names that are represented:
Alphabetical List of Family Names:
CAMPBELL
KERR
MACDONALD
MACKENZIE
MACLEAN
MACLENNAN
MACLEOD
MACSWEEN
MARTIN
MONTGOMERY
MURRAY
SHAW

Note: The free converter, 'office Convert Pdf to Jpg' was downloaded from CNET which is my first port of call for such downloads. There is an upgrade with more 'bells & whistles' available but if nothing else this free version allows me to demonstrate the charting capabilities of the Personal Ancestral File Companion software.

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