I am now the Lismore genealogist and am desperately trying to sort out the McColls (hundreds of em!). At this present time I am concentrating on those who emigrated because of our Homecoming week on Lismore starting 8th August. I have written a booklet about emigrants from Lismore before 1900 which contains some of their stories. It seems to be that Aldborough in West Lorne in Canada was a veritable hotbed of people from Lismore (Liosaich). We have all the McColl Society Journals in our Archives and I have been scouring them for information and it is quite clear that there are a lot of family trees out there. Why won't people share them? It is not as if they apply (at least not often) to living people.
Regarding the ones I have. C7, C10, C11, I have written out copies of the originals. Unfortunately the originals are a difficult size to scan. C6 has come to me in an old typewritten form on foolscap paper. I have not put them into a family history programme yet because a) I have not decided which programme to use and b) I just haven't had time.
The next fortnight is going to be very busy but after that I hope to get down to sorting things out. The father of the person who has the family trees was quite friendly with the Hugh McColl who drew them up but unfortunately had died before we came to the island.
Do you live in Britain? If so you would be most welcome at our Homecoming celebrations (obviously welcome wherever you live. I was thinking of the logistics). Details can be found on www.isleoflismore.com. Are you descended from Lismore McColls?
Sorry - lots of questions. I find the whole genealogy thing very exciting. I have been doing it for 30 years but only recently on Lismore. Any information welcome.
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