Links

This is a somewhat random collection of links, click on the images to go to the sites.

Margaret Galbraith & Donald McDonald of Gigha

This link is to my first attempt at a genealogy blog, Family History, The Galbraiths & McDonalds of Gigha.  There’s a quick summary of several generations and a few photos in the gallery. I have made contact with some relations through this site.

 

 

 

 

Gigha Website

This is the link to the Gigha website. It’s a fantastic reflection of the Gigha community spirit. There’s lots of information about the island, it’s history, graveyard inscriptions for family history research, accommodation, events and a terrific forum for getting to know more about the island, those who live there, and those of us who wish we did!

 

 

 

Caragh en Tarbert, Gigha

This links to a group on facebook, Isle of Gigha – Ancestors and Descendents, set up by Scott Hedberg, fellow descendant of Gigha, probably a cousin, and my partner in getting to the bottom of the John and Archibald McDonald mystery.

 

 

 

 

We Love the Isle of Gigha

 

Another facebook page, this one is in the here and now.

 

 

 

 

Achamore House

 

Achamore House and it’s beautiful heritage gardens, once the residence of the “Laird” is now a wonderful B & B. I enjoyed my stay here very much, and look forward to staying again next time.

 

 

 

Undiscovered Scotland

Undiscovered Scotland is a great website, all you ever needed to know about Scotland (almost!). As it says on the homepage, “the site is as combination of a visitor guide, accommodation listing and business directory and aims to show you what the country is really like”. I found it was also a repository of useful documents, like Martin Martin’s 1703 book, A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland.

 

 

  

Scotland's People

This is the main site for researching the family history in Scotland, birth, death and marriage certificates, census records and all sorts of other useful stuff.

 

 

 

 

Knapdale People

This site has a list of the people on Gigha, including tennancy arrangements 1778-1790


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