Thursday, 21 July 2011

Resources for Western Isles research


This is obviously going to be a hopeless task, as there will be lots of sites I don't know about - nevertheless, this is a start at a list of online resources for research in the Western Isles, which may help!

Lewis (Leòdhas)
www.hebrideanconnections.com – mainly for Bernera, Uig, Pairc and Kinloch,
http://tinyurl.com/y8vm5db - 1841 census for Lochs, Uig, Barvas and Stornoway
www.barvasandbrue.com – 1718 Judicial Rental roll of Nether Barvas, Barvas School log book from 1899 and an index to articles and photographs in Fios a’Bhaile, the society’s newsletter
www.c-e-n.org - Comainn Eachdraidh Nis (Ness)
www.cepairc.com -
Comainn Eachdraidh na Pairc
www.ceuig.com - Comainn Eachdraidh Uig
www.angusmacleodarchive.org.uk Angus MacLeod Archive
www.tolsta.info – North Tolsta Local Historical Society, emigrants lists, galleries, timeline, etc.
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Stornoway,_Ross_%26_Cromarty,_Scotland – FamilySearch parish of Stornoway wiki
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Barvas,_Ross_%26_Cromarty,_Scotland - FamilySearch parish of Barvas wiki
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Lochs,_Ross_%26_Cromarty,_Scotland - FamilySearch parish of Lochs wiki

Harris (Na Hearadh)
www.hebridespeople.com – records coming soon, starting with Harris but widening out across western isles
www.seallam.com – Seallam! Visitor Centre website
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Harris,_Inverness,_Scotland – FamilySearch parish of Harris wiki

St. Kilda (Hiort)
www.ceats.org.uk/stkilda.htm - article by Donald MacDonald on island’s history
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Harris,_Inverness,_Scotland#St._Kilda_Free_Church.2C_Station – FamilySearch Free Church of St. Kilda wiki

Barra (Barraigh)
www.barraheritage.com – Comann Eachdraidh Bharraidh agus Bhatarsaidh - history of Barra, Vatersay, Mingulay, Berneray, Pabbay and Sanday
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Barra,_Inverness,_Scotland – FamilySearch parish of Barra wiki

Berneray (Beàrnaraigh)
www.isleofberneray.com/gallery – images of Berneray
www.isleofberneray.com/groups/historical.html - Comann Eachdraidh Bhearnaraigh

Benbecula (Beinn na Foghla)
www.benbeculahistorysociety.co.uk – Comann Eachdraidh Bheinn na Foghla

North Uist (Uibhist a Tuath)
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ked1/1841NorthUist.html - 1841 census
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/North_Uist,_Inverness,_Scotland – FamilySearch wiki of North Uist parish

South Uist (Uibhist a Deas)
www.southuist.com/forum.php?action=readposts&topic_id=64 – discussion board
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/South_Uist,_Inverness,_Scotland – FamilySearch wiki of South Uist parish

Skye (An Eilean Sgitheanach)
www.clandonald.com – Clan Donald Centre at Armadale
www.sleatlocalhistorysociety.org.uk – Comann Eachdraidh Shlèite Sleat - Gaelic local place name index, old photographs and the histories of townships.
www.gravestonephotos.com/public/cemetery.php?cemetery=232&limit=1 – gravestone inscriptions from Struan’s municipal cemetery
www.elgolandtorrinhistoricalsociety.org.uk – Elgol and Torrin Historical Society - resources for Elgol and Torrin
www.skye-roots.co.uk - Skye Roots emigration project
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Snizort,_Inverness,_Scotland – Snizort parish wiki
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Portree,_Inverness,_Scotland – Portree and Raasay parish wiki
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Duirinish,_Inverness,_Scotland – Duirinish parish wiki
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Bracadale,_Inverness,_Scotland – Bracadale parish wiki
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Strath,_Inverness,_Scotland – Strath parish wiki
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Sleat,_Inverness,_Scotland – Sleat parish wiki


Inner Hebrides
www.isleofeigg.net/heritage/society.htm - Isle of Eigg History Society resources
www.islemuck.com/geneal.htm - resources for Muck
www.colonsay.org.uk/Colonsay%20Records.html – Colonsay and Oronsay resources
www.collgenealogy.com – resources for Coll
www.tireegenealogy.com – Tiree resources
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Small_Isles,_Inverness,_Scotland – Small Isles wiki

Mull (Muile)
www.mullgenealogy.co.uk – Mull Genealogy, baptism and burial indexes, censuses, databases such as deaths in Kilninian and Torloisk estate rental rolls.
www.islandregister.com/mullnatives.html - Mull natives who settled in Prince Edward Island, Canada
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kilfinichen_and_Kilvickeon,_Argyl,_Scotland – Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon parish wiki

Lismore (Lios Mòr)
www.celm.org.uk
Comann Eachdraidh Lios M
òr
www.isleoflismore.com – Lismore images
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Lismore,_Argyl,_Scotland – Lismore parish wiki

Islay (Ìle)
http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tlarson/bdm - some parish, census and rental records
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kilchoman,_Argyl,_Scotland – Kilchoman parish wiki
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kildalton,_Argyl,_Scotland – Kildalton parish wiki
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~steve/islay/opr - parish records for Bowmore, Killarow and Kildalton
www.finlaggan.com – Islay Cultural Database
http://tinyurl.com/ylncsms – burials at Kilearnadail

Jura (Diùra)
www.jurainfo.com/blog/genealogy/jura-genealogy-trace-your-jura-ancestors – blog based site
www.theisleofjura.co.uk/web_365/Gaelic%20Place%20Names%20Index.html – Gaelic place names of Jura
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Jura,_Argyle,_Scotland – Jura wiki

Gigha (Giogha)
www.gigha.org.uk – history of the MacNeill lairds
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Gigha_and_Cara,_Argyle,_Scotland – Gigha and Cara wiki

I am more than happy to receive suggestions for additional resources!


UPDATE: Don't forget the new Hebrides people site also at www.hebridespeople.com!

Chris

1 comment:

  1. This is great, thanks, Chris! Please do keep adding as you come across more.
    - Brenda

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