Surnames/tags: Scotland Arborists
The Scotland Arborists team is for members of the Arborists Project who are focusing on improving the overall health of the Scottish section of our single world WikiTree.
Team Leader - Linda Peterson
The goals of the Scotland Arborists Team are:
- to reduce the number of duplicate Scottish profiles on WikiTree
- to work on untangling family lines that are mixed up
- to work on accurate family connections (parents, spouse/s, children)
- Working on the following suggestions from the Scotland Suggestions List
- 105 - Duplicate siblings
- 106 - Duplicates between global tree and unconnected
- 113 - Duplicate in relatives
- 209 - Father is also a sibling
- 211 - Duplicate sibling by father
- 408 - Multiple marriages on same day
- 409 - Marriage to a duplicate person
- 418 - Partner is also a sibling
- And the following 'No Dates' profiles
- Matching and merging on Scottish surnames
Tips for Arboring in Scotland
Scotland has many people with the same names. Frequently individuals have been connected up to others on WikiTree based solely on their name. It is also easy to get different individuals with the same name confused.
- Source carefully prior to proposing a merge to be satisfied that the profiles are actually duplicates, rather than one or the other profile needing to be detached from a relationship
- Remember that Scottish Old Parish Registers can be quite disappointing as expected marriage and/or baptism records sometimes just don't seem to exist
- Be really methodical with your sourcing. Make sure you search for, and hopefully find, the relevant marriage as well as the baptisms
- Check dates. Do they fit? Is the mother of child-bearing age when she had her children?
- Check locations. If people seem to have moved around... how far? Was this likely or explainable?
- Cross-check baptism and marriage records with census records. Otherwise look at other information that can support the relationships.... occupation, fit with Scottish Naming Patterns, Wills or Sasines etc.
- There can sometimes be valuable additional information on a baptism or marriage entry beyond the information provided in the indexes or recorded on familysearch. Unfortunately this costs money through Scotlands People, so difficult when we are often working on profiles that we aren't related to. Also the kirk session records can be invaluable when you find someone mentioned in there.
Scottish Traditional Naming Patterns
This often applies, but beware of exceptions!
- 1st son named after the father's father
- 1st daughter named after the mother's mother
- 2nd son named after the mother's father
- 2nd daughter named after the father's mother
- 3rd son named after the father
- 3rd daughter named after the mother
- Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit and add images.
- Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Linda Peterson, Doug McCallum, and Scotland Project WikiTree. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
- Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
- Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)