Thursday, March 29, 2007

No post this week

Owing to a family bereavement the next entry will be delayed for about a week.
Meanwhile, comments on previous posts are always welcome.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Scots migration databases

You may know about the Scottish Emigration Database at Aberdeen University but I'm still trying to track down details of a new development that I read about recently. As I recall, this related to a Scottish-US cooperation project. I'll see if I can find this for next week.

Meantime, here's a link to the Aberdeen resource which could be useful if you're trying to trace information about a (Scott) relative who came from Scotland:

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/emigration/

Friday, March 16, 2007

Another warlike Borders Clan?

Discovered this serendipitously via the experimental newsfeed (see last few postings). "Ettrick Shepherd summed up the feelings Englishmen had toward this warlike Scottish border clan family [the Kerrs]".

See "Are you Kerr-Handed?" at:
http://kerrscorner.blogspot.com/2007/01/are-you-kerr-handed.html

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Experimental Clan Scott news feed enhanced

As mentioned two weeks ago, I've developed an experimental RSS feed combining relevant items from numerous different feeds - so you can read news items from bloggers which contain the words 'Scott' and 'Clan', 'Scotland' etc.

This has now been enhanced to make the contents more specific ...

Click here for the newsfeed if you can read these - e.g with Internet Explorer 7 or latest versions of Firefox etc.

Or you can subscribe - e.g. using newsreader software or an aggregator.

About RSS

For those who may be interested, this has been developed using the new Yahoo 'Pipes' resource.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Wiktionary definition of 'Scott'

Do you agree with this? I'm not sure!
See: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/scott