...that I thought I would mention as they might prove useful to other researchers.
The first, 'Where's Malcolm?' , is an account of how I stumbled upon the fantastic Maritime History Archive in Newfoundland and what I discovered there.
The second, 'The Belfast News-Letter' , shows how a search of newspaper archives can supply some surprising information.
You might also like to read my transcript of the Stornoway Gazette's obituary of Alexander John Kerr .
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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