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On 27 Jan 2020 Dave MacKay wrote on MacKay-3644:

Hi Bryan: I saw your post that you are "attempting to trace my family roots back to Scotland and trying to piece together a family tree. My great -great grandparents were Lauchlin (Laughlin) MacKay (McKay) who married Catherine McQuarrie and settled in Lake Ainslie, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia." I. too am researching my ancestors in Cape Breton and Scotland, As you probably know, a number of communities of MacKays had established themselves in Cape Breton by the late 1830s. One community was at Chimney Corner and another was at Lake Ainslie. The Chimney Corner MacKays came from the isle of Rum; the Lake Ainslie MacKays came from the nearby Isle of Muck. Both islands had been cleared of settlers in the 1820s to make way for sheep and the residents transported to Cape Breton. I don't know how far along you are in your search. One resource that would be a valuable aid is JL MacDougall's History of Inverness County. You can download it for free at: My ancestors are the Chimney Corner MacKays, but it is quite likely that we might be distantly related. (The MacKays from Rum may have originally come from Muck). Good luck, Dave MacKay

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in Genealogy Help by Dave MacKay G2G Rookie (190 points)

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Hi Dave,

I hope you received my e-mail response and once again thank you for sending along the information. If you didn't receive my e-mail please let me know. Just getting used to the format of Wiki-tree.

All the best,

by Bryan MacKay G2G Rookie (200 points)

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