Data: Wigtownshire parish lists

New release from Findmypast: Scotland, Wigtownshire & Minnigaff Parish Lists 1684. Search for your Scottish ancestors in parish lists containing over 53,000 names. First published in 1916 by the Scottish records society, the lists consist of “nominal Rolls of all persons, male or female, over the age of 12 years, resident within their respective parishes – … Read more

John Paul Jones museum rescued by American donor

A museum in Scotland dedicated to a founding father of the US Navy has been rescued from closure thanks to a lifeline donation from an American supporter. The John Paul Jones Museum, where the sailor was born in 1747, was threatened with closure after council funding cuts, but has now been rescued thanks to a … Read more