How Accurate Are Genealogical Records?

I had assumed the Buies were genetically isolated for hundreds of years on the Isle of Jura, Scotland. But Ancestry.com suggests they may have inhabited Jura for only a few generations, from the 1600s to the 1700s, before sailing to America. My DNA analysis suggests Swedes, Vikings, Northern and Southern Europeans, including from the Iberian Peninsula... Continue Reading →

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Who’s Like the Scots?

"The average Englishman, in his home he calls his castle, puts on his national costume - A shabby Raincoat patented by Charles MacIntosh of Glasgow, Scotland. "He drives a car fitted with tires invented by John Boyd Dunlop of Dreghorn, Scotland. "At the office he receives his mail with adhesive stamps which, although they bear... Continue Reading →

Kilmartin Glen, Site of Ancient Ancestors

In Western Scotland, on our way to the isle of Skye, my siblings and I visited Kilmartin, a small village in Argyll and Bute where some of our ancestors came from. It has one of the richest concentrations of prehistoric monuments in Scotland. Photo Essay https://goo.gl/photos/rYUv5qA2AxvCkEGt6  

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