Yes, I am going to Scotland, and I will be touring the country for several weeks. I will try to share some of the events as they happen but it will be a busy trip. I am not as young and eager as I used to be and I want to take time and savor it all and it also depends on the WiFi situation?
It has been awhile, since I last posted on this blog. I have been busy on another blog titled Solomon Goss in Fearing Twp. in Ohio and writing about my Dad’s Goss Family connections.
Just because I have not been posting on this blog, it does not mean that I have not be trying to further the research on the Barclay family.
John Barclay has been very uncooperative. I am referring to the man who was supposedly born in 1801 in Edinburgh and died in 1897 in Shakopee, Minnesota, and the man who is the father of George A. Barclay my great grandfather. He refuses to be found in the records before his time in Shakopee.
Well, I am going to do some traveling and I am headed to Scotland soon. It will be an EPIC trip.
Hopefully, I will share some of the adventures on this blog and see what comes up.
I will be visiting several archives, societies and repositories in my travels. I will be looking into the surname of MacDonald/MacDonell, and Barclay. I will be seeking information about the surnames of McMurray, and Jackson discussed on the Boardman and Brown blog. I know more about the MacD’s and Barclay’s and little about the McMurray’s and Jacksons and their origins.
As I visit these archives I will ask lots of questions so I should be very educated in Scottish research by the time I get home. I will also leave behind my family history and maybe it will have some effect?
I will visit lots of castles that have to do with MacDonald/MacDonell history as well as areas and places and also just Scottish history. Unfortunately the castle for Barclay is in private hands at this time. There will be battlefields to see and the Scottish Highlands to explore including the Isle of Skye and the area west of Fort Augustus. Click the map and it will open.
I will share this trip on two of my blogs, this one and The Man Who Lived Airplanes http://macdonellfamily.wordpress.com
It will be EPIC! Bonnie