Categories: Scottish Clans Project.
The Laidlaws are an accepted sept of Clan Scott. The Australian Clan Scott Association went defunct, and the current one is not very active, but I have been accepted for membership.
Douglas was born in 1943. Douglas is still living, if only just. Was a first baby, and a breech birth resulted in neurological deficiencies. As well, he inherited major depression from his Boykett ancestors, (descended from [Boykett-4].) At 75, he is becoming confused and forgetful. If anything looks wrong, please speak up.
John Bernie (living) is my wife's first cousin.
Plenty looks wrong. I believe that the concept of "one world family tree" won't work. It has been tried before. We have no hope of arriving at the source of the Y-chromosome pool, even, and that is only a couple of centuries. This time, at least, a comma in one profile that is missing in another, won't create an endless loop. But the exercise has revealed how often I have accepted information from other online trees that is just plain wrong. My tree needs to be sanitized from bottom to top. This will take time.
I qualified for pre-1700 by taking the test. Now this is no longer sufficient, so I shall not add any pre-1700 ancestor. These people have no idea of "the customer comes first." They don't differentiate between real live people and DNA readings. (DNA merely proves that one's parents are not who one thinks they are! Anybody who is too remotely related to leave a paper trail is of no interest to me. In Jerusalem, they have a DNA database of dog droppings! That is a reasonable use of science.) Most of my external connections are through my wife, who has no interest in genealogy; John Bernie is close enough. I am unlikely to waste any more of my time here. It is no wonder that so many leave. The owners (MyHeritage) claim that users leave because this site is "too difficult;" what they should be saying is, that more reliable results can be achieved elsewhere, in half the time. If there were a cost, everybody would leave.
I have minimal experience of XHTML (I was advised not to touch it,) and the markup on this site seems to be a mixture of XHTML and text.
On 25 Dec 2018 at 12:59 GMT Mark Wilson wrote:
On 20 Sep 2018 at 06:12 GMT Kev Thompson wrote:
On 24 Jun 2018 at 14:23 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:
On 25 May 2018 at 14:23 GMT Doug Laidlaw wrote:
On 18 May 2018 at 10:44 GMT Doug Laidlaw wrote:
On 18 May 2018 at 09:59 GMT Doug Laidlaw wrote:
On 4 Feb 2018 at 13:21 GMT DK Clews wrote:
Here is the podcast link, in case you were interested:
On 16 Jan 2018 at 22:42 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
I would still recommend checking applicable project pages before adding new pre-1700 profiles, even if you're not ready to join a specific project. There are often helpful hints about sources to check and/or avoid, special naming patterns, etc.
I look forward to seeing you in the branches,
On 8 Jan 2018 at 04:12 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within the projects which coordinate them is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.
Use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find one which best fits your research focus, whether time period, location, or special event. Read the goals and tasks of the project and join if it is a good fit.
Let me know if you have trouble finding projects which fit your focus. Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.
Debi ~ Pre-1700 Greeter
On 2 Jan 2018 at 04:31 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.
Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.
Thank you for being a Wikitreer,
Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader