Sunday 18 September 2011

Resources for Western Isles research

Bit quite today, so here's a repost from my Walking in Eternity blog from July of this year.

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 of Scotland (na hEileanan an Iar), which may help!

Lewis (Leòdhas) – mainly for Bernera, Uig, Pairc and Kinloch, - 1841 census for Lochs, Uig, Barvas and Stornoway – 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 - Comainn Eachdraidh Nis (Ness) -
Comainn Eachdraidh na Pairc - Comainn Eachdraidh Uig Angus MacLeod Archive – North Tolsta Local Historical Society, emigrants lists, galleries, timeline, etc.,_Ross_%26_Cromarty,_Scotland– FamilySearch parish of Stornoway wiki,_Ross_%26_Cromarty,_Scotland - FamilySearch parish of Barvas wiki,_Ross_%26_Cromarty,_Scotland - FamilySearch parish of Lochs wiki

Harris (Na Hearadh) – records coming soon, starting with Harris but widening out across western isles – Seallam! Visitor Centre website,_Inverness,_Scotland – FamilySearch parish of Harris wiki

St. Kilda (Hiort) - article by Donald MacDonald on island’s history,_Inverness,_Scotland#St._Kilda_Free_Church.2C_Station – FamilySearch Free Church of St. Kilda wiki

Barra (Barraigh) – Comann Eachdraidh Bharraidh agus Bhatarsaidh - history of Barra, Vatersay, Mingulay, Berneray, Pabbay and Sanday,_Inverness,_Scotland – FamilySearch parish of Barra wiki

Berneray (Beàrnaraigh) – images of Berneray - Comann Eachdraidh Bhearnaraigh

Benbecula (Beinn na Foghla) – Comann Eachdraidh Bheinn na Foghla

North Uist (Uibhist a Tuath) - 1841 census,_Inverness,_Scotland – FamilySearch wiki of North Uist parish

South Uist (Uibhist a Deas) – discussion board,_Inverness,_Scotland – FamilySearch wiki of South Uist parish

Skye (An Eilean Sgitheanach) – Clan Donald Centre at Armadale – Comann Eachdraidh Shlèite Sleat - Gaelic local place name index, old photographs and the histories of townships. – gravestone inscriptions from Struan’s municipal cemetery – Elgol and Torrin Historical Society - resources for Elgol and Torrin - Skye Roots emigration project,_Inverness,_Scotland – Snizort parish wiki,_Inverness,_Scotland – Portree and Raasay parish wiki,_Inverness,_Scotland – Duirinish parish wiki,_Inverness,_Scotland – Bracadale parish wiki,_Inverness,_Scotland – Strath parish wiki,_Inverness,_Scotland – Sleat parish wiki

Inner Hebrides - Isle of Eigg History Society resources - resources for Muck – Colonsay and Oronsay resources – resources for Coll – Tiree resources,_Inverness,_Scotland – Small Isles wiki

Mull (Muile) – Mull Genealogy, baptism and burial indexes, censuses, databases such as deaths in Kilninian and Torloisk estate rental rolls. - Mull natives who settled in Prince Edward Island, Canada,_Argyl,_Scotland– Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon parish wiki

Lismore (Lios Mòr)
Comann Eachdraidh Lios M
òr – Lismore images,_Argyl,_Scotland – Lismore parish wiki

Islay (Ìle) - some parish, census and rental records,_Argyl,_Scotland – Kilchoman parish wiki,_Argyl,_Scotland – Kildalton parish wiki - parish records for Bowmore, Killarow and Kildalton – Islay Cultural Database – burials at Kilearnadail

Jura (Diùra)– blog based site – Gaelic place names of Jura,_Argyle,_Scotland – Jura wiki

Gigha (Giogha) – history of the MacNeill lairds,_Argyle,_Scotland – Gigha and Cara wiki

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


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