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Genealogy McInnes Macleans

Title: Genealogy McInnes Macleans
Posted by: Gordon Bruce on 21-10-2012

Discussion: Hello,

I've recently discovered the surprisingly addictive pastime of tracing my family roots. My Great Grandmother on my Mother's side was a McInnes from South Uist. Her parents were Donald McInnes and Marion Campbell, who married in Drimore in 1861. She had at least 4 siblings: Alexanderina (Born 1863), Donald (Born 1869), Mary Ann (Born 1867) and John (Born 1871). I know that Mary Ann married a man called Roderick McLean who may have been from Coll and they in turn had several children including : Neil Dan, John Archibald, Lachlan, Roderick Dan and Alister born between 1895 and 1910. I'm looking for any information on any of the above persons. The McLeans seem to be alive and well in North Locboisdale in 1911, according to the census, but from there on the trail has gone cold... Any help appreciated! GB

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Posted by: Gordon Bruce on 17-03-2013

Hello Anne Marie!

Many thanks for your reply. I checked back fairly regularly for a while, but haven't for some time. I'm delighted that you\'ve chosen to respond!

In answer to your question, I'm looking to trace 'forwards', if that makes sense. I come from a very small family: one sister, mother, father, one aunt, one uncle and two cousins. I'm curious to find anyone who's alive today that I might have a connection to, however small. So any children of Neil Dan, John Archibald, Lachlan, Roderick Dan and Alister. Or anyone who's great grandparents were Alexanderina (Born 1863), Donald (Born 1869), Mary Ann (Born 1867) and John (Born 1871). Actually any information would be helpful. As I say, they seem alive and well in 1911, but, without any more recent census', I1'm stuck!

Thanks again, Gordon

Posted by: Anne Marie (MacKinnon) on 16-01-2013

Hi Gordon,

I will respond to your question with a question or two to get things moving.

You seem to have the foundations in order for a beginner (remarkably) but I'm not quite sure what it is you actually want to know as you haven't specified anything and your "dry stane dyke" seems ok (you haven't hit the proverbial brick wall)

My guess was that you were aiming to find out the forename of your grandmother but you have her parents names so I assume you must have her name?

A wee pointer please as to what direction we are going and I will do my best :-)


Anne Marie.

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