This section was starting to get a bit cluttered again (even after the various original clean-ups) so I have rearranged the information into categories of records with a brief description of what you’ll find in the sub-sections.

There are direct links from the Underlined words, The resource Type Links take you to other pages giving thorough descriptions of what is included there are also Quick Links to some of the sections.

Resource Type & Description
Quick Links Names & Places
Surname Records
Updated 31.03.03Over 11,500 records for Key Family Names
Keogh, Lynch, McCurdy, McKnight, McQuilkin and Riddell including spelling varients.
Surname Origins
Updated 31.03.03The information in each surname differs slightly but, by and large, you will find the name, some spelling varients, a sample of a relevant Tartan (if applicable), any known mottos, heraldic devices etc., the etymology of the name, it’s origins, key locations and notable persons. Where available, frequency tables will be provided showing the breakdown of names per county in Ireland and Scotland.
Allen Andrews & Anderson, Boyle, Bree, Cairney, Calder, Campbell, Conway, Drennan, Fitzgerald, Ferguson, Galloway, Gillespie, Graham, Kelly, Keogh, King, Laidlaw, Leach, Lynch, Manson, McCurdy, McFarlane, McIlravy, McQuilkin, McReynolds, Middlemist, Miller, Morrison, Nelson, Paterson, Preston, Riddell, Ross, Stewart, Tailor, Tinlin, Weir, Wilson, Woods
History of Key Places
Updated 31.03.03The information for each place differs slightly but, by and large, you will find the location, a description of the parish/town. Important historical events and just about anything else I can find.

ARGYLLSHIRE (Inveraray and Glenaray)
AYRSHIRE (Tarbolton)
DUMBARTONSHIRE (Luss, Dumbarton, Row/Rhu)
RENFREWSHIRE (Greenock, Port Glasgow, Paisley, Houston & Kilellan)
ROXBURGHSHIRE (Hawick, Eckford, Cavers)
STIRLINGSHIRE (Falkirk, Bothkenner, St. Ninian’s)


ANTRIM (Rathlin Island, Carnmoon, Carnmoney)
TYRONE (Cloghog, Slingo, Coash)