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 February
In February the Monthly Theme was 'Funny Story'. We asked you to share details of the Funny Stories that had either been passed down in your family or that had happened whilst researching your Family Tree.
Jessie E Ferraro shared the Story about her families trip to Scotland to explore their roots
In 2006, not long after my mom passed, my brothers and I went with our extended family members to Scotland to finally see the place my mother always had wanted to visit.
Her parents and brothers were born in Scotland. With little information, we were determined to find the old homes & graves of our great grandparents and their family.
We rented a large van and went in circles for two days trying to find the records, graves, and places they had loved.
Sadly, we learned that the mining towns were torn down. Nearly ready to give up, we finally found what we thought was the correct cemetery. Realizing we were lost, the cemetery workers stopped the burial they were working on and told one brother and me to jump in the truck with them (dirt, shovels, and a casket, too), to find the exact info in the old record books!
The NY accents and Scottish brogues had a good laugh together driving through the bumpy cemetery - but we found the grave before dark! I still laugh when I think of myself riding around a Scotland graveyard with them.
Jessie, What an amazing Story! In searching for your own Ancestors you not only found out more about their story but also created your own story that can be passed down the family in the years to come
Bill Smith shared a funny story from his childhood
I was 5 years old at the time and My parents, Jock and Floris Smith were visiting my Granddad and two aunts, Chriss and Annie in Findochty.
I was playing follow-the-leader with some other children and we were running all around near the house by the harbour. The run took us down and up the steps for the beach in the harbour and then we had to jump over some vegetation to land on a piece of concrete about a foot high. The child in front jumped but stayed where he landed and I jumped and collided with him. I fell backwards into the vegetation. In that vegetation, there were stinging nettles! I got them all over my legs and arms and neck. I ran screaming my head off all the way back to the house where everyone came out to see who was murdering me.
I think that day the whole of Findochty heard me scream!
What a fun story Bill! I think as children most of us can remember the itch of nettle stings!
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