CONTACTS & LINKS
Graeme's Family Tree website, with photos and a full family tree.
BARRON RELATED SITES
Clan Rose still has its clan seat at Kilravock Castle, now a trust, there's tours and guest accommodation.
Clan Rose of America, the only Rose Clan Society I can find. Founded in 1969, there's a list of their US wide activities and links to other Rose sites.
Clan Rose Information, a interesting site ran by a Canadian Rose, genealogical information and links but beware the music, so keep your volume down.
A Mutch related site and there's much of them around, good search engine to find if you've any ancestors who married into a common North East name.
FRASER RELATED SITES
Fraser Social Networking site, run by Andrew Oliver, a CFSSUK member. a great free way for all Frasers to network, a universal site for Clan members from all walks of life, all over the world to use and enjoy.
Fiddlers can be a joy to listen to and Alasdair Fraser is an even greater joy, for not only does he perform worldwide, solo but with other quality artists, as well as the band Skydance. His itinerary is on his website, so why not see if he's playing near you.
Famous Frasers Canadian based Fraser site, with Scots, Clan & family history, as well as the world's largest collection of Famous Frasers.
Armorial All the officially recorded Coats of Arms, in Scotland, for
the name Fraser and some Septs families, a very unique site.
Family site by a Nick Coleman but with a copy of the Spalding Club
papers on Fraser and Fraser of Lovat history, although, be careful Victorian
historical writers can be inaccurate. Then take the link to his Home Page
and there are some more Fraser pages.
The Frasers a very long standing portal to a number of Fraser sites, there's also many links to Scots interest sites, such as Nessie, genealogy links with an interesting one on DNA and some sites of general interest to browse through.
Museums, there are quite a few and there's a long list on the CFSSUK's website under Fraser Connections but here's some of the important ones. The Fraser Room, in the Beauly Centre, seem to have shut. However, Beauly Priory and the ancient graves of Fraser of Lovat chiefs next door are still there, after all those centuries, Fraserburgh Heritage Museum, opened by Lady Saltoun and Fraserburgh Castle next door, now part of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, National Trust for Scotland's Castle Fraser, Aberdeenshire and the Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen. In Canada the Jasper Yellowhead museum still has copies of Dr W C Taylor's, Highland Soldiers, a must for those interested in the history of The Lovat Scouts.
Sarah Fraser, wife of The Hon Kim Fraser, Lord Lovat's Uncle, is publishing a new biography on "The Old Fox", the famous Lord Lovat of the '45. Visit "The Last Highlander" website or join the blog at Facebook.
Loch Ness an area of exceptional beauty, with strong connections to
Clan Fraser and famous for its monster, who is probably a Fraser, as well.
Clans on Canvas is an innovative site run by a Fraser Sandy Fraser.He takes a sample of your tartan, your crest badge, a brief clan history, painting of your clan seat, castle or memorial and frame it all together.
GENEALOGY & FAMILY HISTORY SITES
Dictionary of the Scots Language, contains two dictionaries of the Scots language, one Old Scots and one modern. An essential tool for scholars and modern day speakers alike. For those interested in the one of the world's oldest languages, Scots Gaelic, try MacBain's Dictionary, which also has a search function.
Federation of Family History Societies, based in England, yes they do have a heritage too, it's an educational charity, covering the British Isles, with its member societies in England, Wales and Ireland and is similar in purpose, I suppose, to the SAFHS. It produces a very good Ezine.
is the free UK census online project, started in 1999, it's growing all
the time and will be one of the key access points to genealogical information.
Linked to RootsWeb and Ancestry.co.uk, a lot of the work has been done
by volunteers and the great thing is, it's free and will cover the UK
censuses from 1841 to 1891, check out the site to see if your ancestors
are online yet.
an excellent genealogy site, why not join in the search for Fraser ancestry
at this Fraser genealogy forum or the Barron
one, although the pop up is annoying.
GenesReunited an offshoot of the incredibly successful FriendsReunited, it's now the biggest UK based genealogical website and it actually works,. It's free to use but there's a small annual charge if you want to upgrade.
Society of Scotland, was founded in 1977 with the objective of promoting
the study of heraldry and encouraging its correct use in Scotland and
Overseas. The Society encourages people to join whether they have their
own arms, intend to procure arms, or have a general interest in Scottish
Heraldry. Our membership is made up of people from around the globe with
many meeting regularly in the Society's very active Community Forum. Meetings
are held several times during the year for lectures or visits to places
of historic and heraldic interest, both in Scotland and in other countries.
The Society is privileged to number many of Her Majesty's Officers of
Arms among its members and a close liaison is maintained with The Court
of the Lord Lyon.
Highland Council Archive, is responsible for locating, preserving and making accessible documents and other records relating to the history of the Highlands. Within Inverness Library there is a reference room dedicated to Family History Research. Here, the extensive collections of material which can be of assistance to anyone carrying out family history research are available. Ancestry Research centres are also located in the Council's Area registration offices.
My Forever Scotland, is a family run business that provides Genealogical and Historical Photography services, based in the Scottish Borders, a handy contact.
Learning & Teaching Scotland, is the site you need to get youngsters interested in their Scots heritage. Sponsored by the Scottish Executive, the site has a bank of stimulating and innovative online resources to support the learning and teaching of Scottish history.
National Library of Scotland, is at the heart of Scotland's History and Culture, with millions of books, manuscripts and maps. Its title says it all and it's becoming more and more accessible online. Also, see their Scottish Screen Archives, there's some excellent clips to view.
Parish Chest is an interesting site, selling all you need to do your genealogical research.
RootsWeb reckons to be one of the world's largest websites for genealogical research, go to the Barron Forum or the Fraser Forum and see what's of interest or search the enormous site for other information.
Scot Roots seems to be the Scottish arm of Ancestry.com
there's a list of "old occupations", photos etc. and it doesn't
have a joined up name.
Scotland's Gengenie, a small personally run Family History company, based in East Lothian.
Scottish Association of Family History Societies, the TUC or CBI of Scots Family History Societies, find any of them here, a great site to find a society in your area. Pity about the music though.
Scottish Genealogical Society was founded in 1953 to promote research into Scottish Family history, it has now progressed to the point of having it's own library and family history centre in Edinburgh's Auld Toon. Some interesting links on the site.
Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network, Scran is a charity whose aim is to provide educational access to digital materials, some is free but there is a lot more information on subscription. There's a number of Fraser pages.
Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs is the definitive and authoritative body for information on the Scottish Clan System, as well as information on the Council itself, there's a considerable amount of detail on clans and septs.
TalkingScot is an electronic meeting place for those interested in Scots genealogy and heritage.
UK National Archives, for some reason the government wants to keep some Scots records in London (like they did with the Stone of Scone, for 700 years) e.g. Scots Armed Forces, so if you can't find what you want in the saltire marked sites, try here.
WhoIsHostingThis a site recommended by students at the W. B. Goodwin Community Centre in the States, they "really like how it explains the research process of determining what information is reliable in genealogy".
SCOTTISH BROADCASTING SITES
BBC Radio Scotland, the nation's national radio with music, news, football (they sometimes block live football) and current affairs, excellent all rounder. Listen direct or through Real Player. Keep up to date with RSS Feeds, there's Podcasts, TV is on BBC Scotland and don't miss Scotland on Film.
Erin Radio is nothing to do with Scotland or even Ireland, as the name suggests, it's a small community radio in Toronto, which friends help to run. Well it is my website, isn't it, so my rules!
Scottish Television has it's own internet based channel, many UK programmes won't play abroad but Scotland on TV you can watch their programmes. There's features on all aspects of Scotland and you can even pick up the news.
Scotsmart has a fuller list of Scots radio companies.
SCOTTISH & OTHER SITES OF GENERAL INTEREST
University has a considerable amount of it's archives online. There's
a number of historic collections accessible, including the Marischal Virtual
Authentic Ireland & Scotland Travel has a lovely page on the history of Scotls kilts. while it seems to be an Irish American based company it also specialises in tours of Scotland.Also, thanks to Colorado tutors, who asked me to put this link up for a couple of their pupils.
(yes that's not a spelling error, although my spell check thinks it is)
arranges specialist, tailor-made tours of Scotland, including Roman, Castle,
Battlefield or even Clan based ones.
Electric Scotland holds over 20000 pages on the history of Scotland and the Scots, with numerous links to sites. There's a lot of information on Clans, there's a Fraser page and a Barron one, just use the Search function and a number of Scots Ecards in the Scotland section, including Fraser.
Gaelic Society of Inverness is an excellent site for news on Scots Gaelic, established in 1871 for the specific purpose of “cultivating the language, poetry and music of the Scottish Highlands and generally furthering the interests of the Gaelic-speaking people”. It has continued this work for over 130 years.
Gazetteer for Scotland, a cornucopia of information featuring details from bens to glens, especially helpful is the feature that allows you to obtain maps, old and new or photos of places.
Global Friends of Scotland is managed by the Scottish Executive, yes they are a bit ubiquitous, it shows how a small nation has had and still does have, such a huge impact on the world.
Great Scottish Clans is a new company that combines award winning talent in both writing and film production. They have began releasing a new series of films on DVD that will take you on a thrilling new journey into the history of the Great Scottish Clans.
Highland Traveller is a site for those wishing to travel round Scotland. There's a small clan and history section and they have clan Ecards, the Clan Fraser one is very good.
Scotland is responsible for many of Scotland's main historic castles,
religious establishments and monuments, which vary from the world famous
Edinburgh Castle to the Stone Age houses at Skara Brae, Orkney to Dallas
Dhu Distillery, Forres. It's under the remit of the Scottish Executive
and along with the National Trust for Scotland, must be one of the world's
foremost keepers of a countries physical history.
National Trust for Scotland is different to Historic Scotland in that it's a charity/trust. It's there to protect and promote Scotland's natural and cultural heritage and is responsible for an amazing amount and variation of places, from Culloden Battlefield to the beautiful Castle Fraser, where you can find a memorial tree to my late son Brodie Fraser.
Public Profiler formerly CASA then National Trust Names, is a surname profiler site, to find more about your name's history just click onto the surname search page and away you go.
Peoplefinders a useful genealogical tool, sent to me by the pupils at Pine Mountain Central School district.
Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, the
name alone needs its own page, is obviously the body responsible for Scotland's
monuments. It is a fascinating site, despite the title.
Scots Language Society aye ettles ti pit forrit a feckfu case for the Scots language in leiterature, drama, the media, education an ilka day uiss. Sen Scots wis aince the state language o Scotland, an is aye a grace til oor national leiterature, it lies at the hert o Scotland's heirskep. Hae a keek at the wabsteid, bit tak tent o the mannie spikin. There's the Scots Language Centre an a, as weel as the Scots Project wi the dictionary.
Scotland Made Easy is a Nairn based firm specialising in bespoke holidays in Scotland and has a sister company covering France, handy for the first time or busy visitor.
Scottish Tartans Authority the name itself really explains what it's all about. A registered charity, I got fed up counting the numerous Fraser tartans they have on register, so maybe you could have a different kilt for each day of the week? You can also have the pleasure of playing with their Tartan Ferret, just the job, for your kilt. Doctor Nick Fiddes, a Governor of the Authority has also produced a free book all about the kilt, in a 54 page PDF File, which can be downloaded. Also, try the similarly named Scottish Tartans Society.
Tourism is headed up by VisitScotland, another of these names with
no space in the middle and a useless capital letter. If you want accommodation,
what to see or anything about Scotland it's there, at the Scotland's National
Tourist Board site.
Weel time's up, thanks fur yer visit, we hope tae see ye back an dinna forget to scrieve in oor Guestbook, on the Hame Page.
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