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  1. Thread: Hello

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    Well, I haven't heard it before :smile: Oak Island sounds like my trip to Alaska. I went on a fishing trip to a VERY remote part of Alaska in August one year. The fish camp was fine as they sprayed...
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    A McIntyre Antiquity

    During my genealogical research, I came across a letter from Daniel McIntyre. This letter was from Daniel (living in Red Bluff, SC to his son in Simpson County, MS) to his son. His son's name is not...
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    Breaking down the code

    I've often wondered about the devices used on my clan's crest. I've looked here and there to try to derive meaning, but haven't had any luck. I'm Clan MacLaren so we have a silver crowned black Lion...
  4. Re: Interpreting Genetic Distance Within Surname Projects

    When I got my 67-marker test back I had 0 that were 67/67. I had one that was 66/67. Luckily we both had very good Genealogies. My 7th g gf was his 6th g gf's brother. Yesh! MRCA - like 9...
  5. Thread: Clan McColl

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    Re: Clan McColl

    Interesting. I have McColls in my family tree back in Appin. My 5th g gmother was a McColl. The McLaurins (I'm one) and the McColls moved to the same area in the Carolinas when we left Appin....
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    Re: American General Knowledge

    Just reading over Glesgalass' response it put me in mind of my family's experience after immigrating to the US. They immigrated in 1790 to North/South Carolina right on the border and then some 30...
  7. Thread: 911

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    Re: 911

    I was on the way to work in Crystal City (if you look on a map Crystal City is separated from the Pentagon by I-395). I was driving through Alexandria listening to a radio broadcast out of New York....
  8. Thread: Hello

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    Aye! well that explains why they took so long to go awa'. They took their wee jackhammers to me!
  9. Thread: Hello

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    Maida MacLaren told an entertaining story of a visit to Nova Scotia and the large Mosquitos she encountered there. She said with midge we have a deal, if we stay in the sun, the midge will stay in...
  10. Thread: 911

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    Thanks Alastair. That was an amazing story. Certainly one aspect I'd never heard about from that day. I was three blocks from the Pentagon that morning, so it was a very different kind of day for me.
  11. Thread: Hello

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    Thanks for the link And the welcome Ranald. We went through Falkirk a couple of months ago on the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow for the flight out, but you probably missed us :) i'm a member of...
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    Clan Stewart of Appin and Clan MacLaren

    In 1403 a band of Highlanders, said to have been the Clan Stewart of Appin led by Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar, the son of the Wolf of Badenoch murdered Sir Malcolm Drummond, chief of the Clan...
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    Virginia Scottish Games and Festival

    September 1st and 2nd. I'll assisting with the convening for Clan MacLaren so stop by and say hello if you come! It's our crew's first time convening so there are bound to be some rough spots. We're...
  14. Thread: Heat and drought

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    Re: Heat and drought

    I think we've officially broken the drought here. We've had at least some rain 5 of the last 6 days. Things are actually turning green outside again!
  15. Thread: Hello

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    Thanks Alistair, I'll give it a try. We tried the Scottish Gourmet faux haggis for Burns Night. Definitely not haggis. I saw your haggis report from these folks, I'll give the lamb one a go. We've...
  16. Thread: Hello

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    Thanks for the welcome Alistair! We want to bring the boys over before they leave the nest, but I could well imagine going back in 2014 as well. Luckily for me, my wife loves Scotland as much as I...
  17. Re: Scotland's DNA: Tracing the nation's ancestral history

    I've had my DNA done and contributed to the project. The test confirmed Celtic origins for me. Our clan history has us arriving in Scotland in 503. The proniginator being Lorn son of the High King of...
  18. Thread: Heat and drought

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    Re: Heat and drought

    Reviving this thread with a wee update from the US East coast. We did hav e the blazing hot July with lots of days over 100 degrees. However, to Gordon's point, I am just outside Washington DC so we...
  19. Thread: Hello

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    Hello

    Hi, I've just join electric Scotland, it looks like an enjoyable community here. I'm an American of Scottish origins. I've done the genealogy back to about 1690 on my paternal Scottish line including...
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