People Connected to Banffshire
Historic County of Scotland
Image right - Banffshire within Scotland in 1890
How to use this Page
- Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Banffshire to this project.
- You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Banffshire Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!
Note People with links to Banffshire can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.
People connected to Banffshire can also be linked to the following projects.
Historical and Political people
- accommodated by the project Historic Banffshire (Link to follow) which covers the History of Banffshire and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.
Famous or Notable People
Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Banffshire - Famous People and add them to the listing there.
People from Banffshire who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Banffshire families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.
Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project.
Feel free to follow, request to collaborate
To join the project use the request link under "actions" at the top right of the page.
Geni Wikitext, Unicode and images which gives a great deal of assistance.
See the discussion Project Help: How to add Text to a Project - Starter Kit to get you going!
Heads of Banffshire Families on Geni
Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Other links take you to external biographical web pages.
Emigrants from Banffshire
Please add the names of people from Banffshire who settled in the "New World"
- James Gordon Bennett, Sr. (1795 - 1872) Scottish Immigrant USA founder, editor and publisher of the New York Herald and a major figure in the history of American newspapers.
- Alexander Paterson (1839 Keith - British Columbia)
this project is in History Link