Jean (Tennant) Skar
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Jean (Tennant) Skar

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Jean Skar formerly Tennant
Born 1940s.
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Sister of , [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
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Priscilla Jean Tennant born In Montana, grew up in Canada, lives in Norway. My mother was a Nisbet.
Jean (Tennant) Skar is a member of the Nisbet Name Study Project.

According to many tourists and immigrants in Norway, Norwegians, and Scandinavians in general, are cold and rude. We all have different ways of conducting ourselves depending on where we are from. What is rude in one country may be perceived as polite in another. So after 50 years in Norway sorry if i come across being rude I don't mean too.

Have been researching NNs=Nisbet Nesbit Nesbitt Nisbett etc the last years. Main goal has been to correct all the errors and document the lines, and help with the brick walls. Have spent hours in Edinburgh doing NN research in the archives and have documentation that is not found online.

Nesbitt/Nisbet Society genealogical advisors: Jean Skar: worldwide DNA coordinator and with wide-ranging British Isles expertise

Note: my own ancestors will add more sources Unfortunately because of a fire and loads of water damage it will take awhile to recover my documentation.

Why people do not find a record for their ancestor in Scotland or connect to wrong person as it is the only one that might fit. Only 99 of the 850 Scottish parishes that returned information on baptisms, marriages and burials for the 1801 census possessed regular registers – the remainder either kept no register at all, or made only sporadic entries That means 751 parishes are missing so the chance of finding your relation in these records around 1801 is only a little more than 11%

Once you get into the 18th century you'll find that parish records are scarce, and there is a temptation (which you must resist) to assume that a name you find that fits your idea of what the family tree looks like

I have abstracts of many of the Old Parish records and Statutory records of Scotland done in person when I have rented there for numerous months .


  • Personal recollection of events witnessed by P Jean x as remembered 6 Oct 2017.
  • First-hand information. Entered by P J x at registration.

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It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Nisbet as usually may have a problem, as I have reached my ca 5000 profiles--getting more NNs (Nesbitt/Nisbet) related to use Wikitree, getting more that belong to these NN lines to add their DNA tests, I have gotten most of the older relevant NNs on wikitree and done a lot of work ahead of time, so we are now working to get our NN Society members to connect to these. Have recommended and warned not to use ged coms. Offer help for basic sourcing. These are not just Scotland but worldwide
posted by Jean (Tennant) Skar
Thanks for checking in Jean. Thank you for all you do to help the Scotland Project and Nesbitt/Nisbet's!
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Jean,

I'm looking forward to working with you on you duplicates and merges.

best regards,


posted by SJ Baty
I have sent you 2 emails but not received an answer just checking that you got them
posted by Jean (Tennant) Skar
Sorry for the late reply Jean, I've just sent you an email.
posted by SJ Baty
Hi Jean,

Thanks for the updates and corrections for the Nesbit profiles. That's my sister's husband's line, and a nephew has been trying to put it together. I haven't looked at it for some time, but have "met" a couple of new people on my mother's tree, so have been concentrating there.


posted by Jason Everett

I have seen your Nesbitt postings and you are doing great work!

My brick wall is my wife's g-g-grandfather Henry J Nesbitt born about 1828 in Ireland and emmigrated to New York City in 1949. He died in NYC in 1886. His wife was Anastasia (Annie) Grace and only son was James. Letters of administration show he left a small inheritance to James that was in the Mohill area of Leitrim.

Do you have any information that would lead me to his parents?

Jerry Campo [email address removed]

posted by Gerald Campo
Thanks Jean. My name is also Gene, obviously spelt differently. I was born in 1956, Auckland, New Zealand to parents who were also born in Auckland: Desmond Nicolson and Zelda Vranjes. My father's parents were born overseas, but I don't have much detail: Alexander Nicolson (in Fiji to Scottish father and Samoan mother; Julia Ryan (in Samoa to Irish father and Samoan mother).
posted by Gene Nicolson
Jean, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Jean!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello, Jean!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Jean!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
HI Jean. I've been developing the Nelson profiles and note that you made an interesting addition to Josiah Nesbit. It appears to be a verbatim copy of something else but I cannot find the source on the profile. Can you let me know where it's from so that I can either link to it or paraphrase it citing the source? Thank you.
posted by C. Mackinnon
Jean, regarding Nesbit-391, you have it documented under your Research Notes, it appears that this man was married, also noted in Biography, but, not added. If you need help please post a question on community forum. Thank you kindly.
posted by Paula (Hawkins) Reinke
Look for the existing Notabel Catagories

I guess the Sticker should read: Notables Sticker| Significant and Famous Scots

posted by Pierre Goolaerts
Apologies for any misunderstandings.
posted by Gregory Lauder-Frost
Jean, I started the Unresponsive PM protocol for Nesbitt-28. The PM's GEDcom upload was over 2,200 profiles - all unsourced and many with the same dates. Next week there will be Campbell-Charsha Family Tree.ged orphans galore. I'm working on -28, but it won't make a big dent in that colossal mess.
posted by Jo Gill
Hi Jean,

I notice you're adding the category NNs_of_Scotland. I'd offer to add them on my line, but am up to my ears in bio-writing on others right now. If you're in the mood, you can follow the line from my mother-in-law, Margaret Nisbet back to Adam & Eve :) There are probably 100-200 Nisbets in that line.

posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall

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