Any leads on Scottish Irvings?

+3 votes
Hi there, I have just joined WikiTree and I'm not 100% sure how this all works. I am trying to trace my husband's family out of curiosity (both of us have ancestry from Scotland and just trying to figure it all out). His grandmother's maiden name is Irving so that was one of the leads. Any help would be appreciated!
in Genealogy Help by Amy Clark G2G Rookie (220 points)

2 Answers

+3 votes
There are about 1,760 Irvings on Wikitree so far. We sure could use some more.  First, go to the top of your Wikitree Page and search to see if your husband's grandma is already here.  If not:

Sign up to FamilySearch.Org.  It's a free site you can join that will help you search for your ancestor's vital records.  It's pretty easy to sign up and familiarize yourself with.  .

Always look for the location of that ancestor.  It she's an Amy Irving from Boone County, Kentucky, you might google "Irving Family of Boone, Kentucky" and find that someone has written a book about your family history.  They're not always completely accurate but they're usually accurate enough to be great leads.

Put an Irving surname tag on your Wikitree Home Page.  This will keep you connected with others looking for the surname Irving.  The Wikitree Community is extremely helpful with finding ancestors.  They've  not  failed me yet.

And don't be afraid to ask questions.  We've all been new here at one time or another and remember trying to learn the ropes ourselves.

The most important thing, though, is to remember to have fun.  Finding details of our ancestors can be frustrating sometimes but, in the end, it's very rewarding.
by Saundra Stewart G2G6 Mach 5 (55k points)
+2 votes
If you need help.give me a name,birth date,County in Scotland.Often you will find several people with the same name.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (914k points)

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