Genealogy Projects tagged with scotland on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Ordinary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

    Scope of Project This project is a place to gather together profiles of the Ordinary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Overview The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. It is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. Established in 1783, it ha...

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  • Order of the Thistle

    The Order of the Thistle The Order of the Thistle represents the highest honour in Scotland. It is second only in precedence in the UK to the Order of the Garter. The Order honours Scottish men and women who have held public office or who have contributed in a particular way to national life. The date of the foundation of the Order is not known, although legend has it that it was founded ...

  • Old Historic Families of Lancashire

    Families of the Northwest of England, Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Lancashire Links for Genealogy sites will be below the family background. (as the projects develop). There is also another resource created to assist with fact checking for these families called High Sheriff's of Chesire. Many of the old families of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire can trace their ancestries b...

  • All Kings of Scotland

    Naming Conventions See the Kings of Ancient Britannia project. Specifically, "Righ" is the Scottish Gaelic word for "King." Fictitious Caledonian Kings ("Righ Caledonii") of the Chronology of Boece and Buchanan The first king of Scotland, according to the fictitious chronology of Boece and Buchanan, is said to have come to Scotland from Ireland about 330 B.C. to assist the Scots already s...

  • Ulster Scots people

    Who are the Ulster Scots? The Ulster Scots are an ethnic group in Ireland, descended from Lowland Scots and English from the border of those two countries, many from the "Border Reivers" culture. These people first began to occupy Ireland in large numbers with the Plantation of Ulster, a planned process of colonisation which took place under the auspices of James VI of Scotland and I of Eng...

  • The Pedigrees and Heraldry of the Murrays

    The Pedigrees and Heraldry of the Murrays The Heraldry of the Murrays with notes on all the males of the family, descriptions of the arms, plates and pedigrees by G Harvey Johnston The above ebook is available at openlibrary.org . 125 copies of the work were printed, of which 100 were offered to the public. The object of this project, which is based on the above publication, is to c...

  • Scots Prisoners and their Relocation to the Colonies, 1650-1654

    In 1650, the English defeated the Scots at the Battle of Dunbar. There were 4000 dead, 10,000 captured, and 4000 more escaped. After being captured, they were marched from Durham to Newcastle. They were given very little to eat. Between the march and lack of food, many died along the way. Disease was rampant. Some men were shot because they either could not or would not march. When they reached...

  • Border Reivers

    Border Reivers Scope of Project To explore the culture and families of the counties known as the Badlands (England) and Scottish Borders (Scotland). Please collaborate and build our family trees for the original "Hatfields and McCoys." Reivers from: What was a Reiver? Expert Keith Durham (author of "Reivers" and "The Border Reivers") describes him thus: a professional rustler and ...

  • Kings of Scotland: House of Stewart (1371-1567)

    Scope of Project To build out and document the "about" section of the Master Profiles and meet "best practices." collaborators welcome! Overview from House of Stuart The House of Stuart , also known as the House of Stewart , is an European royal house. Founded by Robert II of Scotland, the Stewarts first became monarchs of the Kingdom of Scotland during the late 14th century. ...

  • Notable Scots in Scotland and Throughout the World

    As most people know, Scotland is a small country (30,414 sq mi or 78,387 km) that occupies the northern portion of the United Kingdom. Scotland has a very old history with a unique culture. Throughout the ages, and for various reasons, many Scots have immigrated to other parts of the world. The purpose of this project is to put under one roof all the notable Scots both in Scotland and throughou...

  • Tailors

    TAILOR for MEN's wear : for WOMEN's wear : Female tailor ??? EN : a Tailor ~ Clothier ~ Sarto IS ??? a craftsman/woman who.....etc. NL : Kleermaker / KleermaakSTer ~ Snijder ~ Tailleur ~ FR : Tailleur ~ Couturier / couturière ~ Clothier ~ DE : Schneider / Schneiderin ? ES : Sastre / Costurera ~ IT : Sarto / Sasta PO : Alfaiate / Costureira Hindi : दर&#...

  • UK Portal

    Welcome, Fàilte, Croeso ! . Looking for your ancestors in the UK? Or, you're in the UK and searching for relatives elsewhere in the world? In this forum, we encourage everyone with links in England, Scotland and Wales to communicate and explore a common ancestry. What can you do here? Ask questions Collaborate on your research Share knowledge you have gained as you've done ...

  • Medieval Scotland

    This project is to create a Collaborative template to defer to for the Medieval Scots tree on Geni . Please come & help to get it as correct as we can. I've begun by using Charles Cawley's Medlands as the initial format - mostly because he's the best laid out internet resource to cut & paste from. We can edit in / over further sources, as we go, this being a very long-term project an all :-) ...

  • Founding Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

    Scope of Project This project is a place to gather together profiles of the Founding Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Overview The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. It is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. Established in 1783, it ha...

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  • Cunningham Family

    Scope of Project To build a single, validated and documented shared family tree for the Cunningham families , from earliest origins to near modern times. General Note For more information about Geni Projects, see the Geni Wiki Projects Page . If you would like to contribute to this page, please feel free to edit it. Click here for instructions about using Wiki markup language. Send ...

  • Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857

    Scotland has had direct social and economic links with the West Indies for nearly 400 years. Settlement started in 1626 when James Hay, the Earl of Carlisle, was appointed Proprietor of Barbados, an event which led to a number of Scots making their way to the island. (For a list of Scottish emigrants to Barbados, see Barbados and Scotland, Links 1627-1877, by David Dobson.) Later Scottish trans...

  • Moderators of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

    Scope of Project This project is a place to gather together profiles who were Moderators of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Work in Progress References Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation , Vol. VII, page 436-447 Wikipedia contributors. " List of Moderators of the General Assembly of the Church of Sco...

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  • UK Portal - Scotland

    Fàilte ,welcome to the Scotland portal . What can you do here? Ask questions Collaborate on your research Share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area. Problem finding an ancestors , open a discussion here and we all try to help Start your own related project. Add your profiles. Start or take part in a discussion. In this for...

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  • Maxwell - Earl of Nithsdale and Lords Herries of Terregles

    Maxwell - Earl of Nithsdale and Lords Herries of TerreglesThe coat of arms relates to the Earl of Nithsdale.Inco-ordination with "The History Link" project, you can search your ancestry and see if you are related to the Maxwell Earls and Lords of Scotland.Please add the profiles to this project to facilitate this. No other work is required of you. If you want to add infromation to this project,...

  • Senators of the College of Justice

    Scope of Project This project is a place to gather together profiles of those men and women who have been appointed Senators of the College of Justice in Scotland. Overview The Senators of the College of Justice are judges of the College of Justice, a set of legal institutions involved in the administration of justice in Scotland. There are three types of Senator: Lords of Session (judges...

  • Subjects of Sir Henry Raeburn

    Scope of Project This project is to identify profiles who were subjects of Sir Henry Raeburn. It is principally focused on those individuals who were the subjects of the works that were exhibited in the Royal Academy, Edinburgh, 1876 (see below) but is not limited to this list. Overview Sir Henry Raeburn FRSE RSA (4 March 1756 – 8 July 1823) was a Scottish portrait painter and Scot...

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  • Presidents of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

    Scope of Project This project is a place to gather together profiles of the Presidents of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Overview The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. It is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. Established in 1783, it has sinc...

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  • Members of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet

    The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet is a private society of Scottish solicitors, dating back to 1594 and part of the College of Justice. Writers to the Signet originally had special privileges in relation to the drawing up of documents which required to be signeted, but these have since disappeared and the Society is now an independent, non-regulatory association of solicitors...

  • Honorary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

    Scope of Project This project is a place to gather together profiles of the Honorary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Overview The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. It is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. Established in 1783, it ha...

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  • Medieval Atholl

    Sub-Project of MEDIEVAL SCOTLAND MEDIEVAL ATHOLL Atholl was one of the seven original province of Scotland, associated with Gowry, covering the north eastern parts of what was later the county of Perth. The rulers were styled Mormaers in the 10th century. The last recorded Mormaer of Atholl was Maddad, grandson of Duncan I King of Scotland, who was one of the six rulers to be referred to as...

  • Fife - Family Heads

    People Connected to Fife Historic County Image right - Fife within Scotland in 1890 See also Fife - Main Page People connected to Fife can be placed in the following groups. Clans Clan Abercrombie Clan Anstruther Historical and Political people - accommodated by the project Historic Fife (Link to follow) which covers the History of Fife and historical/political peopl...

  • Subject of John Kay

    Scope of Project This project is to identify profiles who were subjects of John Kay and included in one of the two volumes of A series of original portraits and caricature etchings by the late John Kay, with biographical sketches and illustrative anecdotes . Each caricature in these two volumes is listed below, and attributed as follows: Numbered using Roman Numerals as per entry; Tit...

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  • Battle of Carham

    Battle of Carham Also known as the Battle of Coldstream , from the town of Coldstream. Please join the project and add information if you can. Contributions welcome - but please do not copy and paste Wiki!! Date 1016 or 1018 Location Result' The Scots were victorious. Belligerents Kingdom of England Strength Commanders and leaders Huctred , son of Wal...

  • Counties of the United Kingdom - Scotland

    Historic Counties of Scotland Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. A Scottish County was an important territorial political division. Many of the names of the Counties are suffixed by the word "shire" recording for posterity that they were once controlled on behalf of the sovereign by a 'Shire Reeve' or Sheriff. Many of the counties can trace t...

  • Buchanan Clan

    Buchanan Clan Image, right. Clan Arms Arms Or, a lion rampant Sable, armed and langued Gules, within a double tressure flory counterflory of the Second. Crest or Badge: A dexter hand coupee holding a ducal cap, or duke’s cornet, proper, with two laurel branches wreathed surrounding the crest, disposed orleways proper Gaelic Name: Cononach Motto: Clarior hi...

  • Crawford Clan

    Crawford Clan Crest: Stag's head erased Gules, between the attires a cross crosslet fitchée Sable Badge Gaelic Name: MacCreamhainn Motto: Tutum te robore reddam (I will give you safety by strength) Origin of Tartan: The Crawford tartan is derived from the Vestiarium Scoticum , first published in 1842 (Image in Gallery). The Crawford tartan is of relatively modern orig...

  • The Scottish Bar Fifty Years Ago - Sketches of Scott and his contemporaries.

    Scope This project is to identify profiles who had biographies and sketches in the book The Scottish Bar Fifty Years Ago - Sketches of Scott and his contemporaries which was published in 1871. The intent of this project is not to tag profiles with this project, rather it is to attach the sketch to the relevant profile. Roman Numeral is linked to the sketch within the album Sketch Name...

  • Kings of Ancient Britannia

    This project will keep track of the kings of ancient Britain, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland beginning with the Roman invasion of Britain in 55 AD to 1066 AD at the coronation of Harold II and beginning of the Middle Ages. Naming Conventions We will use titles in the native language. Cadeyrn Fendigaid ap Gwrtheyrn did not speak English, so he was never once called "King of Powys." His title w...

  • Child Emigration from Britain to Canada (Quarrier's Orphan Homes of Scotland)

    This is a sub-project of the Child Emigration - Britain to Canada. This one is for the children from the Quarrier's Orphan Homes of Scotland. It was located at Bridge of Weir in Renfrewshire. Here is a link to the Quarriers , Scotland's Family Charity. Here is a link to the founder, William Quarrier 's profile. On the whole the profiles linked to this project do not have any information a...

  • Greenlees family

    Greenlees family Research page The object of this project is to gather together resources and information about the Greenlees family (see name variants below). The aim is to have a gathering ground for those interested in researching the name and to connect Geni profiles and researchers to one another. The Greenlees family is wide spread with families located in many countries. The name o...

  • Leaders of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th Century

    To gain some perspective when reading the following article; the population of Scotland in 1760 was 1.25 million, almost equivalent to today’s cities of San Diego or Dallas at 1.3 million each. In 1760, there were 8.5 million in England, 15 million in German speaking countries and 20 million in France. Scottish Enlightenment From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Scottish Enligh...

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