The data contained
within the Scottish section of the Gathering was gathered from
a number of sources. The primary source, as researched and compiled
by myself and my mother, Margaret Melanson, was the Scottish OPR's
(Old Parochial Records) and the IGI's (International Genealogical
were accessed in the Scotland at various Registry Offices and
libraries in the Highlands. My mother and I also obtained much
of the data after spending many countless hours at the microfiche
and photocopy machines at the LDS church in Toronto (Mississauga)
and Hamilton (Mountain), Ontario.
sources o finformation were obtained via first hand accounts as
reported by various members of family. These secondary sources
included my late grandmother, Murdina Ann Kemp (nee Macdonald,
native of Dingwall, Scotland) and my late great-aunt Margaret
Prowse (nee Kemp, sister to my late grandfather and native of
the Black Isle, Scotland). Other members of the family, all still
living, also contributed many important pieces of information
to our research.
If there is
a particular peice of data that you would like the exact sourcing
information for, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
OPR's for the Black Isle, Scotland. These include the parishes
of Urquhart and Logie Wester, Cromarty, Killearnan and Kiltearn.
OPR's for the Ross & Cromarty region of Scotland. These include
parishes and regions such as Urray, Dingwall and Fodderty.
These include the OPR's for the Inverness region.
These include the OPR's for the west coast of Scotland for areas
such as Applecross.
The International Genealogical Indexes for the Black Isle and
The International Genealogical Indexes for the Ross & Cromarty
region of Scotland.
The International Genealogical Indexes for the Inverness region
Census material from the 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1871 census' of
Scotland. All marked (CS).
First Hand witness account as reported by a reliable family source/s
dircectly to the data compilers.
Newspaper Obituary from the locality of the deceased individual.
Headstone inscription/s as witnessed and recorded by this author
Information submitted to the LDS by an LDS member.
may be added as they are encountered.