The Scottish Register of Tartans

Welcome to the Scottish Register of TartansHere at the Scottish Register of Tartans, our main function is the registration of new tartan designs and the policy surrounding that function.Anyone, from anywhere in the world, can register a new tartan (individuals, schools and corporate groups as well as professional designers and weavers) providing that it meets our criteria for registration. Please see the Guidance notes for further details.For Frequently Asked Questions please visit our FAQ section.

Source: The Scottish Register of Tartans


How Odd. I have never heard even a hint of this. Bruce was the husband of my mother’s cousin Maisie Johnston.
of New South “Wales, but now a member of the Australian
Imperial Forces, No. NX. 146844, heretofore known and regis
tered by the name of Bruce Hosking, do hereby give
public notice that on the 1st day of October, 1943, I formally
and absolutely renounced, relinquished and abandoned the use
of my surname, Hosking, and then assumed, adopted and deter
mined thenceforth on all occasions whatsoever to use and sub
scribe the surname of Beckinsale instead of the said surname
of Hosking; and I give further notice by deed poll dated
the 1st day of October, 1943, duly executed and attested and
filed of record in the office of the Registrar-General on the
25tli day of October, 1943, I formally and absolutely renounced
and abandoned the said surname of Hosking and declared that
I had assumed and adopted and intended thenceforth upon all
occasions whatsoever to use and subscribe the surname of
Beckinsale instead of the surname of Hosking and so as to be
at all times thereafter called, known and described by the said
surname of Beckinsale.—Dated this 1st day of November, 1943.
B. BECKINSALE* Witness,—IU.Y Wise; 2515—£1 2si

Home Page: McNeil Family History and Ancestry

I don’t know whether or not we are connected. I shall research further.

Welcome!This website details the McNeil family of Greenock, Scotland, as well as those families related to us by marriage. One of the earliest McNeils that we have traced is Daniel McNeil who was born in Greenock in 1813. Approximately 160 years after his birth his great great grandson, Daniel McNeil, produced this family tree in order that we can see how we are part of one large family.The symbol of Greenock is the Green Oak tree and like that tree our family has many branches, some close to home and others further afield. Our branches run from Adamietz to Young and we welcome information from all famiies.Please feel free to peruse our website and should you have any information such as names, dates, photographs or stories then please send it to us.We look forward to hearing from you

Source: Home Page: McNeil Family History and Ancestry

Free Settler or Felon? – Find out more about Convicts, Convicts Ships, Surgeon Superintendents and Hunter Valley Settlers

Search the database at Free Settler or Felon to find out more about your Hunter Valley ancestor. Find information about Bushrangers, Settlers, Convicts, Surgeons and Convict Ships to Australia in the years 1788 – 1840. Find out more about Colonial History in New South Wales.

Source: Free Settler or Felon? – Find out more about Convicts, Convicts Ships, Surgeon Superintendents and Hunter Valley Settlers

Irish Graves – they who sleep in foreign lands: USA

This page is for a list of other sites that contain Irish related graves, often with many other graves as well. Where possible, you will be given direct links. These will mostly be outside Australia. I have also included many lone graves, Irish related, with as much detail as I can to help in your research. I have no further information on these.

Source: Irish Graves – they who sleep in foreign lands: USA

London Lives 1690 to 1800 ~ Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis

April 2012 UpdateChanges implemented during the April 2012 update of this website (version 1.1) include making keyword searching the default form of search. For further information, see What’s New (April 2012).Register to Use London LivesAlthough anyone can search London Lives, registration allows you to use a personal workspace to link documents together and create biographies of eighteenth-century Londoners. It also gives you access to advanced search facilities and the Wiki. Registering is free. For example biographies, see the Featured Life on this page and the Lives pages.

Source: London Lives 1690 to 1800 ~ Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis

Writing Family History – Faculty of Arts – University of Tasmania, Australia

Bring history to life through storytelling.Secrets, twists, triumphs and tragedies; bring the stories of ancestors to life! Writing Family History is a fully online unit from the University of Tasmania. Join students around Australia for an introduction to writing non-fictional and fictional narratives based on real genealogical records.Study without tuition fees (conditions apply): Online: Writing Family History is part of a fully online suite of units to enable flexible study. Free access to Library: Gain free access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories and other resources that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.Unit ObjectivesOn successful completion of this unit you will be able to:Use and reflect on a range of key strategies and techniques for writing narratives based on genealogical records;Contribute to a supportive online workshop environment by giving and receiving constructive critical feedback on short writing exercises;Produce a coherent piece of short fiction or non-fiction based on genealogical research.

Source: Writing Family History – Faculty of Arts – University of Tasmania, Australia

Exhibitions | Discover Parramatta

EXHIBITIONSParramatta has a collection of quality exhibition spaces within the city. The Parramatta Artists Studios, the Heritage Centre and the Riverside Theatres are the main gallery-style spaces in Parramatta and they host a number of compelling exhibitions throughout the year. ICE; the Information and Cultural Exchange, an arts-based organisation supporting creative arts development in Western Sydney, is based in Parramatta. They produce or support a large range of creative pursuits (workshops, performances, industry networking events) and some of these involve exhibitions of new work. Other ‘expo’ style exhibitions occur too, most of these taking place at the Grand Pavillion at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. A diverse range of interests are showcased over the calendar year from Quilting and Craft and Golfing to Parenting, Careers, Caravans and Camping…. even Country Week comes to town.

Source: Exhibitions | Discover Parramatta

Convict Parramatta | Dictionary of Sydney

CONVICT PARRAMATTAGuiding you from the grisly ‘Hanging Green’ to ‘God’s Acre,’ this tour traces the lives of convicts – where they lived, worked, rioted and were punished. You will learn how they were treated by the emerging health care systems and where many of them were buried. Your tour features convicts who rose above their convict status by grasping opportunities in the developing colony. And you will discover less fortunate convicts who found themselves behind bars in the penal colony, at the end of a hangman’s noose, and destined for a pauper’s burial.The tour starts in Parramatta Park in front ofOld Government House. Estimated walking time: one hour

Source: Convict Parramatta | Dictionary of Sydney


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