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Have we any family left in Wick?

Canadian in Utah
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Have we any family left in Wick?

My Grandmother , Anne Grant and her siblings-John, Georgina, David,and James all born in Wick. They immigrated to Whitby, Ontario, Canada with their parents Donald Grant and Isabel Henderson around the years 1906-1913. Anyone out there a long lost cousin possibly?

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1. Re: Have we any family left in Wick?

Not a relative no but if you are interested in your ancestors try looking on the following website www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

For a small fee you can access online scanned copies of original documents including the census information back to 1841. Grant and Henderson are fairly common surnames here but Georgina is perhaps not such a common first name here so it might help searching using her name.

The documents you see are a fascinating insight to the lives of our ancestors including how many windows they had in their houses and if they spoke Gaelic or English also if you look at a death entry of a relative it will give you the whole page on which that entry appears and it is sad to think that diseases that we can beat easily these days were killers back then.

Oregon
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2. Re: Have we any family left in Wick?

Hi, there is a museum called The Heritage Museum in Bank Row, Wick that has all sorts of info on people who lived/were born in Wick. It is really fascinating. (I was born very near Wick) and still have loads of family in Caithness. You can google the Museum and see what you can find out. Good Luck!

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3. Re: Have we any family left in Wick?

Forgot to add, using male names with Ina added at the end was quite common years ago, I've even heard of Davidina, Jamesina etc

Caithness
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4. Re: Have we any family left in Wick?

Hi there,

Your best bet is to get in contact with the North Highland Archive, situated in the Library building in Wick. It's an absolute goldmine of documents and other records relating to the county and it's people.

Their email address is north.highlandarchive@highland.gov.uk.

Good luck!

Shelagh

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