Share Stories about your Scottish Ancestors
It became apparent on our Facebook Page that those with Scottish Ancestry regardless if they took the time to research their Scottish Family Histories or not, had a genuine interest in discussing where their families came from and just loved to share their family stories.
In light of this we decided to create Kilted Ancestors!
So what is Kilted Ancestors?
It is a place where anyone with Scottish Ancestry can share everything from Photographs, Stories, details of Artefacts, Letters, information on where your Ancestors came from or anything else relating to your Scottish Roots. Social History is a big part of Genealogy it is what brings our Ancestors to life therefore, it is important to keep these stories alive!
Why not get your entire family involved? What better way to share stories!
You can post anything anytime, though we will create 'Monthly Themes' to help inspire you....the best part is its FREE!
How do I get involved with Kilted Ancestors?
You can sign-up to receive updates on 'Kilted Ancestors' and receive the 'Monthly Prompts' via the below box.
Join our Private Facebook Group 'Kilted Ancestors - Share Stories about your Scottish Ancestry'
Or, when you receive the Monthly Prompt you can create a Social Media post via Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin etc. share your story relating to that particular topic (these are open to your own interpretation so go wild)....just be sure to use the hashtag #KiltedAncestors within your post so that others can find it like it and perhaps even comment on it.
To follow #KiltedAncestors type the hashtag into your Social Media Search and select Follow, this means that you will then see other peoples posts on your home feed and can interact with them.
You don't have to follow the Monthly Prompts and can post anything relating to your Scottish Roots at anytime you want. You can post as much or little as you wish its entirely up to you.
At the end of each month we will select our Favourite posts & will highlight these with permission to help inspire you all….maybe yours will be featured!
The best part is it costs nothing! Time to get involved!
If you have any queries please contact us via the below link, we will be happy to help
Featured posts from April
In April the Monthly Theme was 'Largest Family'. We asked you to share details of the Largest Families in your Family Tree
Keith T Oliphant shared the Story about her families trip to Scotland to explore their roots
My largest Family comes from my Dad's Maternal line, The Kerr's. David Kerr b 1770 in Duddingston Midlothian m June 1795 Jean Somerville b 1776 in Lasswade Midlothian.
They had 12 Children between 1796 and 1821.
William Kerr male b1796 d 1796 Christian Kerr female b 1798 d 1888 m 1822 Arthur Bennet Brown Thomas Kerr male b 1800 d 1873 m Mary Magdalene Hamilton
William Kerr male b 1802 d 1879 m 1822 Christian Peacock
Mary Kerr female b 1804 d 1871 m1825 John Rutherford
John Kerr male b 1806 d 1898 m 1825 Margaret Rutherford
Alexander Kerr male b 1808 d 1895 m 1833 Agnes Morrison
Margaret Kerr female b 1809 d ?
Jean Kerr female b 1812 d ?
Walter Kerr male b 1814 d 1864 m 1836 Helen Atherley
David Kerr male b 1817 d 1869 m 1839 Jane Meek
Archibald W Kerr male b 1821 d1877 m 1840 Agnes Hill
Children of Walter Kerr emigrated to Utah as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons)
David Kerr & Jane Meek are my Great Grandparents, they moved to Grangemouth where my grandmother Mary Kerr met my Grandfather Alexander Oliphant.
John Kerr my great uncle emigrated to Australia to join the mining fields in Joaja Creek NSW. He married Jane MacGregor. She is buried in a now desolate cemetery with John & 3 of their babies who died young.
Alexander & Mary were married in 1877. Alexander b 1850 d 1940 Mary b 1853 d 1937. There is a photo from their local paper with them celebrating their Golden wedding anniversary with details of where the family were in the world & getting their best wishes from the Queen.
Alexander Oliphant was one of the oldest Beadles in his church in Grangemouth.
My father was Archibald Kerr Oliphant who was the youngest of their 7 children.
He also was a musician & played the Bass Fiddle (Double Base) for the Jimmy Shand Band for years Jean Meek Oliphant b 1877 d 1972 William Oliphant b 1880 d 1951 Margaret Oliphant b 1882 d 1976 David Oliphant b 1886 d 1942 Mary Muir Oliphant b 1888 d 1992 Alexander Harrower Oliphant b 1890 d 1964 Archibald Kerr Oliphant b 1895 d 1981
Keith, Wow a Message from the King & Queen & links to the Jimmy Shand Band!
A Large Family involves a lot more research, but when you obtain information like this it makes the work worthwhile!
Christine Woodock shared her Largest Family
My mum was one of 20 living children. Sadly only 7 left now.
She used to tell everyone that she was the "Middle Child" but neglected to say she shared that with 17 others.
Mum was everyone's favourite and remained close to her siblings her entire life
Wow, that surely has to be a record Christine! How busy must her parents have been taking care of so many kids!
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