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Keep up with the latest news from Treehouse Genealogy

& whats new in the World of Family History

& Scottish Heritage


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New Blog Post

The latest blog post 'The loss of 44 Squadron Handley Page Hampden & its crew 15th May 1940' has been published and is a follow up the the previous 'Mystery War Dead' posts, you can view it at



A Visit to the Scottish Maritime Museum, Dumbarton

We recently visited the Maritime Museum in Dumbarton and have uploaded a video on our you tube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXSOroV6rYE&t=104s

Christmas Gift Vouchers

Although it may be a bit late to order a family tree as a gift for a loved one this Christmas it is not too late to order a Gift Voucher towards research services.   This will be posted to either yourself or the recipient FREE in one of our Handmade FREE Gift cards, please contact us via the button at the top or bottom of the page.

Looking for a Handmade Gift this Christmas?

Looking for something a bit different this Christmas?  We can offer a range of Handmade Scottish, Genealogy & Vintage themed gifts via our Etsy shop.   Click on the link below to view these, but remember to favourite our shop as more items will be added in the run up to Christmas


Subscriber offer!

Interested in learning more about how your Ancestors Lived, Worked, Socialised etc?

We will be selecting a request each month and will visit locations such as Social or Living History Museums, Historic Homes etc to bring this to you as either a slideshow or video.

Let us know what you would like to know more about by emailing us via the button at the top or bottom of the page and tell us a bit more about your Curiosities.

New Monkland Parish Churchyard Inscriptions Project

As some of you may have already seen my New Monkland Inscriptions project is now complete.

You can view a FREE index of over 5300 names and find out how to get your hands on the images at the link below


New Pinterest Page

We now have a page on Pinterest!  This will be a place where we will share information & valuable sources with you all.  So far you can view my boards on Scottish Food & Recipes, Scotch Whisky, Scottish Nostalgia, Museums of the British Army & British Naval Museums.   There is lots more to come including boards you can interact with so if your not a member already get signed up its FREE and follow us now.


Tuesday 19th November at 1:30pm “Using Facebook for Genealogy”


I will be running a workshop at Lanarkshire Family History Societies Office in Motherwell on the above topic

When you think of resources for Genealogy, social media might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Social Media and in particular Facebook can be a powerful addition to your Genealogy Toolkit. Facebook contains a mass of Genealogy groups and pages dedicated to localities, names, industries, military and many more topics. Most of these groups contain members who are not only passionate but knowledgeable about their subject which means you as a user have access to that knowledge. Even if you have never used Facebook I will show you how to set up an account, navigate the functions, find interesting content, attend events and much more.  

Please email me via the button at the top or bottom of the page if you are interested in attending.

Castlecary Hotel Christmas Market, 8th December 12-3pm

I will have a stall this year at the Castlecary Hotel Christmas Market in Cumbernauld.  At this market I will have a range of Handmade Scottish & Christmas items and even goodie bags for the kids.   I will also be on hand to chat with anyone regarding family history so pop along and say hello.  It looks like being an amazing afternoon.

Check out details or set a reminder at the Eventbrite website on the link below


Whats new

In the world of Genealogy & Scottish Heritage


Stirling Burial Records

Stirling Council has updated its online burial records, now numbering 83,221 entries. They can be downloaded in a number of formats. The information they contain includes name, age, dates of death and burial, cemetery and section, row and number of the grave.


Visit the site at the below link


Angus Burials

A new website now online has 2,924 individual inscriptions for a number of burial grounds in Angus. They are

the Howff, New Howff, St Aidan’s, St Peter’s, Old Mains, St Andrews Church and Logie (all in Dundee) and St Peter’s.  You will find a surname index and monument index as well as lots of other useful information.


MyHeritage Lectures


My Heritage has announced that lectures from its recent show in Amsterdam are now freely available online


The full list is available at the below link



Map of Scots Women Accused of Witchcraft

If you have one of these ladies in your family tree, you have an “interesting” family history! A map that tracks more than 3,000 Scots women who were accused of being witches in 16th and 17th Century has been published. The interactive document has been created by data experts at Edinburgh University. It builds on the university’s breakthrough work on the Scottish Witchcraft Survey which brought to life the persecution of women during the period, with many burned at the stake or drowned. 

The web site allows users to move through a map of Scotland to see where the accused witches lived as well as the towns and villages where they were detained, punished and executed. You can read more at https://tinyurl.com/eogn190925a

The map is available at the below link 



Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine complete collection offer - Ends 1st December

For a limited time, Who do you think you are magazine if offering every back issue available inside their app with an incredible 90% discount. It's the perfect opportunity to unlock all the unbeatable family history advice and features in their back issues - without giving up space on your bookshelves.


Latest DNA Testing Offers

Ancestry DNA - Ends 24th November 

This Christmas, give the gift of family

Let your loved ones discover their connections to the people and places in their past

Only £59 + Shipping was £79



Family Tree DNA - Ends 28th November

Give thanks. Thank those who came before you by learning more about your ancestry.

Up to 40% off their range of testing kits


23 and me - Ends 2nd December

23 and me provide a range of kits including an Ancestry & traits kits & an Ancestry & Health kit.

Until the 2nd of December they are offering up to 50% off


American Ancestors - Offer ends 18th November

American Ancestors, the website of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is offering free access to 1.4 billion records for a limited time. The collections are an unbeatable resource for American family history, including Mayflower descendants, Massachussetts records, Catholic records, immigration records and more


Usual Cost - $94.94 per year 

Now - Free


25% to 30% off Find My Past - Ends 23rd November

For this week only you can save between 25% and 30% on all Findmypast 12 month subscriptions. For example, at their UK site the Plus subscription comes down from £120 to just £84, or less than 25p a day - whilst the Pro subscription drops from £156 to £109

Warning: don’t buy a Starter subscription - it is only suitable for outright beginners, and even if you are a beginner at the moment, you'll outgrow it long before the 12 months is up

Enter the relevant code in the box which you will find near the bottom of the page, then click Apply to display the reduced prices.


Findmypast.co.uk              Discount code: FW30ALL19

Findmypast.ie                    Discount code: FW25ALLIE

Findmypast.com.au           Discount code: FW25ALLAU

Findmypast.com                Discount code: FW25ALLUS

Save at the British Newspaper Archive - Ends 23rd November

There are two ways of getting unlimited access to the newspapers in the British Newspaper Archive  - one is to take out the top Findmypast subscription (a Pro or Ultimate subscription), in which case you have access via their site and the other is to subscribe to the British Newspaper Archive directly.

Until midnight on Saturday 23rd November you can save a 30% on a 12 month British Newspaper Archive subscription, bringing the cost down from £80 to just £56 - which is good value when you consider that you're getting access to almost 35 million pages and well over 400 million articles


S&N Genealogy data downloads - End date not yet advised

S&N Genealogy has a wide range of discounts on their data downloads, with some going up to 50% off. The datasets are available in disc and digital form and include professional, military and parish records, so there's a wide range of sources for locating your ancestors


Cambridgeshire Family History Society - Ends 25th December - 20% off

Cambridgeshire FHS is one of the most active family history societies in the country, and now they're running a special offer on their volunteer data transcriptions! All CDs and downloads over £2.50 - including parish registers, censuses, nonconformist records and vaccinations


The National Archives - End date now yet advised

The National Archives has everything you need for Christmas gifts for the history lovers in your life - and treats for yourself. Books, stationery and gifts celebrating Britain's history are all on sale now, many with a discount n the published price. Use the code FESTIVE40 for £5 off when you spend £40, and FESTIVE75 for £10 off when you spend £75


CWGC Voices site

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is appealing for members of the public to share their testimony to commemorate D-Day and the liberation of Europe in 1945.

They are seeking stories from Second World War veterans as well as people who have a relationship with a former soldier or have visited a CWGC Second World War cemetery or memorial to share their connections to the war and their cemeteries to ensure that as Commonwealth nations we have not forgotten their sacrifice



Forgotten Ace to be remembered at Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow

A Second World War hero known as the "Forgotten Air Ace" despite shooting down the first German aircraft on British soil has been honoured in one of Scotland's leading museums. A panel from the plane shot down by Paisley-born Archie McKellar in October 1939 has pride of place in the new displays honouring the squadron leader. McKellar, a member of the 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron, was responsible for shooting down 21 German aircraft during the first few months of the conflict.

You can read the article at the below link