Old Guestbook Entries


 Russ Dean
00:17:08 3/07/2005

    Hey Folks, I'm decendent from Abshire, Bowman, Crawford, Dean, Dunlap and many other fine folks. I like doing genealogy, farming, and going to some of the Celtic events thats local here. Anyone welcome to drop me a line or two.AyrRuss

    Russ Dean From West Virginia, America
    deanapiary@wmconnect.com
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Donald L Reid
20:59:49 3/04/2005

    Your readers may be interested in a recently published Ayrshire local history book dealing with villages in the Doon Valley, no longer extant.YESTERDAY'S PATNA & THE LOST VILLAGES OF DOONtells part of the story of these former mining villages often referred to as Ghost villages because they no longer exist. The story is told through the voices of the past - former residents and illustrated with over 100 photographs. Available fromDonald L Reid,7 Manuel Avenue, Beith, North Ayrshire KA15 1BJ Tel: 01505-503801 E: donaldleesreid@hotmail.com or visit:Cost is £11 incl p & p. This is a limited edition of 900 numbered and signed copies and the fourth book on this area by Donald L Reid. Thank you for your interest.

    Donald L Reid From Beith, North Ayrshire, Scotland
    donaldleesreid@hotmail.com
    http://donaldreid.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk
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edna ( love) schneeberger
13:13:36 2/13/2005

    If anyone who knows a David Love He had gone to My uncle William memory hall in Kilwinning trying to fine out some imformation about him please have him e-mail at martinsfan2000Yahoo.com Thank You very much

    edna ( love) schneeberger , united state
    martinsfan2000@yahoo.com
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David Barker
22:24:20 1/03/2005

    I am researching the Murchies who came to farm Hill of Auchmannoch at Sorn in 1832. Prior to that they were in Arran.Findlay Murchie was still there in 1901 but I can find no record after that.Any help would be appreciated.

    David Barker From Luton , UK
    dabarker1@ntlworld.com
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Daniel V. McGowan
03:00:26 12/26/2004

    Hoping to make contact with my cousin Millar McGowan (son of David and Mima). Last known to be living in Kilwinning or Irvine.

    Daniel V. McGowan From Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    dvmcgowan@yahoo.ca
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leona ferguson
14:46:25 12/22/2004

    great site! im looking for my ferguson ancestors from old cumnock,ayrshire.also surnames cook/mcmichael from ayrshire.

    leona ferguson From blackpool, england
    leonaf794@aol.com
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Collin Harrison
05:21:56 11/15/2004

    Interesting site for a half scot. Mother born in Kilmarnock Maud McCrone in 1912. Grandfather Robert Calderwood McCrone, grandmother Jessie Strathdee. Interested to here from anyone

    Collin Harrison From Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
    tchar@shaw.ca
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Margaret Kapothanasis [nee: Clark]
15:15:10 10/15/2004

    Hello to all:I am the daughter of a Stevenstonian - Andrew Clark of Hayocks Road. Son of Andrew & Lizzie Clark of Hayocks. My Dad's brother-in-law Jackie Fowler still lives on Hayocks Road. I would DEARLY love to connect with anyone from the area or [better yet] that know of the Clarks. My Dad's cousin is MacKinnon Clark [and sadly I've lost touch with him and his wife Theresa]. Also on my Dad's side is a second cousin Shona Arundel [of the Kilwinning Palmer's] who presently lives in Ardrossan.Want desparately to keep in touch with my roots so any and ALL responses are welcome.Ta for nowMargaret

    Margaret Kapothanasis [nee: Clark] From Toronto, Canada
    kapothma@mapleleaf.ca
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joan[kelly]murphy
01:50:05 10/15/2004

    great sight, i grew up in saltcoats until we came to the states 1963,have been back many times was there for a month in july of this year.

    joan[kelly]murphy From lasvegas nevada, usa
    ho2rose@aol.com
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Wendy Wenberg
04:41:03 9/30/2004

    This is my first time in this web site.....extremely interesting. Looking for contact with new found relatives....Lisa Simms in Kilmarnock and Annette Finnie of Mauchline. I have written letters but have received no answer. If anyone know either one of these ladies, please let them know all I want is info and perhaps some correspondence with them...they are my relatives!! Searching for any other relatives of my paternal grandmother, Janet Aird Finnie. Need to find someone who has information as to when she came to Canada and when she married John William Smith of England. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

    Wendy Wenberg From Mission, British Columbia, Canada
    icemocca@telus.net
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 Jane Schumann
00:12:46 9/05/2004

    This is a very helpful website. I am looking for info on Michael Tracey and Jane Kelly and family of Ardrossan. Their daughter Elizabeth married Daniel McManus in the area about 1891. He was born in Ireland to James McManus and Mary Falloon (Falloona?) in 1851. His mother died in Child birth with his twin so James may have remarried. Elizabeth was born in Ardrossan in 1867. They immigrated to the USA with their son Joseph Patrick who was born in 1893 about a year later. Haven't located the McManus family yet but I know it's a matter of time. I am looking forward to visiting your site often. Thanks for all of your hard work.

    Jane Schumann From Oregon, USA
    ejschum2004@yahoo.com
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Jack L. Mckenzie
14:07:03 8/06/2004

    I'm hoping to be able to work with others especially ones that may be related to find out more about my branch of the McKenzie Family. Peter McKenzie m. Elizabeth Wilson 31 Jan 1801 in Loudoun, Ayr, Scotland. As far as I can tell they are my gggrandparents. Peter b. 1776 & Elizabeth b. 1780. They had the following children: Janet(1) 28 Feb 1802; Anne 8 May 1803; Thomas 10 Feb 1805; Andrew(1) 26 May 1807; Janet(2) 10 Apr 1810; Elizabeth 3 Dec 1811; Jean 27 Jul 1814; Andrew(2) 9 May 1821; John(1) 3 Mar 1823 & John (2) 3 Apr 1825. John(2) was my ggrandfather.

    Jack L. Mckenzie From Rock Island, IL 61201, USA
    mckenziej@osc.army.mil
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lorainne
17:21:48 7/14/2004

    this is a very intresting page and i wish luck to all who trace family connections through here. good luck x

    lorainne From kilmarnock, scotland
    fallenangel999_21@hotmail.com
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Bill and Leeona Robb
16:58:46 7/03/2004

    Hi, this is a great site! We're having a great time looking around it. Keep up the great work Alex!We're researching Robbs in Ayrshire from Coylton and Tarbolton and looking for any connection that anyone else may have to them. William Rob is the father to James who was born in 1732 in Tarbolton. James married ??? Tait and they had a son Andrew in 1757 in Coylton. We would really like to know the name of James' wife. We 'think' James may have died in 1817 and possibly buried at Dalrymple cemetery.Any information on these areas would be appreciated so we can learn more about where they lived.Thanks heaps!Bill and Leeona

    Bill and Leeona Robb From Sydney, Australia
    williamrobb@bigpond.com
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BILLY GALLOWAY
22:45:08 6/24/2004

    GREAT SITE I am digging away trying to find out about my family both paternal+maternal Richmond originating OCHILTREE+DALRYMPLE[AYRSHIE] GALLOWAY [IRVINE ,AYRSHIRE ]would be great to hear from anyone cheers

    BILLY GALLOWAY From IRVINE, SCOTLAND
    billygalloway@btinternet.com
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john sinclair
12:53:24 6/08/2004

    Having trouble locating Sinclair's Kilmarnock. John Hendry Sinclair born1834 married to Alice Jane Armfeild born1843, LiverpoolCan anyone help

    john sinclair From victoria, australia
    johnsinclair@iprimus.com.au
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mal Leckie
05:12:54 3/30/2004

    Thanks for opportunity - searching info. on John and Margaret LECKIE who left for Australia in 1852-3 aboard "Sir William" Molesworth" with young children Hugh, Alexander and Rachel. Hugh my G-Gr.father.

    mal Leckie , australia
    malleckie@dodo.com.au
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Barbara
08:37:46 3/22/2004

    Great site , very informative.

    Barbara From Christchurch, NewZealand
    barmary@elvis.com
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Sylvia Lagah
08:12:35 2/24/2004

    I have just discovered that my gg/grandfather was born in Maybole about 1829. The trouble is with a name like Townsley they were likely to be tinkers, especially as his occupation was Tinsmith. It's making life and family searching very difficult :-)Love your site though, at least I have a snapshot in time nowSylvia

    Sylvia Lagah From Wairarapa, New Zealand
    sylvialagah@hotmail.com
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William Henry Lewis
22:18:15 1/26/2004

    From the Hugh Clearie/Jessie Jack line from Troon, Ayrshire and Leighton from Kilmarnock

    William Henry Lewis From Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    lewisw@telus.net
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 william lahd
18:42:37 1/17/2004

    Researching,service's,mcdowall,mccreath,bryce,murphy,hay.I enjoyed my visit to your site and will become a member!Hope to trade information with many folks.

    william lahd From milo,alberta, canada
    longfellow_100@hotmail.com
    http://m.s.n.
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Tony Mitchell
08:35:06 1/15/2004

    Excellent work and wealth of informationTrying to trace relatives of John Mitchell and Catherine Boyd, married in Saltcoats 1867. (Catherine's third marriage)My G/grandparents. In particular descendents ofJames McCourt b 1858Susan McCourt b 1861Catherine Tumilty b 1864Agnes Larkin Mtchell b 1870John Mitchell b 1873Michael Mitchell b 1875 (MY GRANDFATHER)Thomas Mitchell b 1877Heinrick Mitchell b 1880.All were born in Saltcoats Ayr.Please email any advice.Tony Mitchell

    Tony Mitchell From Albany Western Australia, Australia
    mitchellab@westnet.com.au
    http://n/a
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LORAINNE CRICHTON
14:20:24 12/04/2003

    ANYONE HELP ME? IM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION AND/OR PICTURES OF FROGNAL HOUSE SOUTHWOOD ROAD TROON. MY DAD WORKED THERE FROM 1998 UNTIL HE DIED IN 2000. I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHO IT WAS BUILT FOR. IM NOSY I KNOW BUT I HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP. I HAVE TRIED LIBRARIES ETC. BUT COULDNT FIND OUT MUCH. THANX X

    LORAINNE CRICHTON From KILMARNOCK AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND
    satans.child@lineone.net
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Charlene Neathery-Graham
20:06:50 12/03/2003

    I truly enjoyed your website, and I think your town is absolutely beautiful. Hope to visit it someday...

    Charlene Neathery-Graham From Burnet, Texas, USA
    cmgmacg@msn.com
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Steve Hebble
12:25:32 11/17/2003

    A terrific site.Am researching family of my ggGrandmother Janet margaret Watson born Kilmarnock approx 1880. Parents Dr William George and Margaret Louisa Watson (Kent).

    Steve Hebble From Perth Western Australia, Australia
    shebble@arach.net.au
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Jim Roads
06:13:11 10/03/2003

    looking for any one who knows the Frasers of Kilmaurs and what of the ones who stayed in Kilmaurs and not Aussie pre 1940

    Jim Roads From Victoria, Australia
    dusty1921@bigpond.com
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Mel
13:44:52 9/27/2003

    I am researching the following:William Jackson & Agnes Officer they married 13 june 1830 AYR. Their children John Officer Jackson born 19 June 1832 AYR, Robert Jackson born 16 Jan 1835 AYR & Hugh Jackson born 18 Jan 1855 OLD MONKLAND, LKS. Anyone researching the same?

    Mel
    clanfraser@hotmail.com
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Susan
21:04:55 9/10/2003

    I am looking for anyone who may have known of a Linda Bell. I believe that she would have been born 1944-1947 in Ardrossan(I think) Her father was David Lindsay Bell born in 1922. I know that she emigrated to America with her parents but may now be living in Canada. ANY information would be much appreciated.

    Susan From South Wales
    tinkerbell.com@btopenworld.com
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Pauline
22:29:03 9/09/2003

    Love this site. Have just found out that my G. grandfather was born in Largs, approx 1861 Anyone know anything of a John Wilson? He had a son Henry born in Eastbourne, England 1879.

    Pauline , U.S.A.
    priley31@comcast.net
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Sheila Murray
09:59:02 8/28/2003

    I found this site on the GENUKI Family History News.I'm not a local but I have researched my husband's local family - MURRAYS, HUNTERS, PARKS and, in Renfrewshire, HAUGHIES, TAYLORS. Always happy to hear from any of those names who might be connected.Keep up the good work!

    Sheila Murray From Ayr, Scotland
    SheilaMurray@mtcharlesayr.fsnet.co.uk
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 Laurie McNeill
09:54:23 8/25/2003

    A great site which I will continue to revisit and enjoy.

    Laurie McNeill From Dunedin, New Zealand
    mcneills@clear.net.nz
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Annie Mc Millan
17:30:03 8/24/2003

    I am org from Ayr, would like to hear from anyone from there I was born 1946. Great Site enjoy the reading.

    Annie Mc Millan From Texas, USA
    Sonas@aol.com
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Trudy
03:29:18 8/16/2003

    I just found your 'great' site andwas pleased to become a member.I am researching my McCanns and Cannonsfrom Dalry. MyGGGrandfather MilesMcCann was an ironminer, as was myGGrandfather, Cornelius Cannon. Bothfamilies lived on McDonald's Row inDalry in 1871. Any distant relativesout there who would like to sharefamily information? Thanks,Trudy

    Trudy From Pennsylvania, USA
    TrulyTMS@aol.com
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Helen Gunnell
04:16:46 8/02/2003

    Hi, I am looking for the birth of my Great Grandfather William Dixon born in New Dailly, Ayrshire C1840-45Mother Jane McManus father name possibly Archibald or William DixonGrandmother Jean Campbell all of New Dailly. Any help would be great.Thanks.

    Helen Gunnell From Perth, Australia
    nelliemay@westnet.com.au
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Jennifer Scarcella (nee CHALMERS)
08:58:11 7/08/2003

    Trying to trace the connection of JAMES CHALMERS the Missionary who went to Papua New Guinea and was eaten by the natives in the early 1900's. I have a book given to me by my father when I was born stating he was my Great great Uncle - Still trying for the connection - anyone able to help?

    Jennifer Scarcella (nee CHALMERS) From Sydney, Australia
    jennyscarcella@bigpond.com.au
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MONCRIEFF
11:21:23 7/04/2003

    TRYING TO TRACE MY FAMILY BACK OF THE NAME MONCRIEFF, HAVE GOT BACK TO 1834 A MARRIAGE OF ALEX MONCRIEFF TO JEAN JOHNSTON IN THE PARISH OF SORN AYR. AM NOW TRYING TO SEARCH FOR THEIR PARENTS WHO ARE CHARLES MONCRIEFF AND ELIZABETH HIGGINS. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE IT RINGS A BELL WITH.THANK YOU

    MONCRIEFF From BANSTEAD, ENGLAND
    SANDRASAY@AOL.COM
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Roy
10:22:43 7/03/2003

    Alex ... yet another informative site! Unfortunately my 'favourites' list suddenly expired recently and I lost a lot of good sites including another of yours. Readers could, inter alia, type in surnames and all messages on Ayrshire Boards pertaining to those were listed by the year. I've searched all over but can't find the place. Please help.

    Roy From Edinburgh, Scotland
    arrandess@aol.com
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hugh walker
06:34:13 5/13/2003

    just stumbled on to this great site, is there anyone out there from ardrossan.i went to eglington/winton schools left with family in 1952 for canada

    hugh walker From whistler bc, canada
    huey1@telus.net
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Fiona (Coulter ) Grant
01:48:24 5/03/2003

    Looking for grandfather, who owned John Murray and Co., a habidashery or saddlery shop in Ayrshire, and my mother Helen Ann Murray,born 1914 in same, and married James Coulter. Anyone recognize the names?

    Fiona (Coulter ) Grant From Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada
    portrep@island.net
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John and Muriel Auchie
07:45:38 4/26/2003

    Just in case anybody is looking for uswe've changed our e-mail address.Would love to hear from anybody faeDalry, Ayrshire

    John and Muriel Auchie From Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    mauchie@telus.net
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 Sheida
07:37:42 4/24/2003

    I would appreciate it very much if you can forward to me any information about Nova Thomas,she was originally from Ayrshire and migrated to USA around 1855May the Blessing Besheida

    Sheida From Tehran, Iran
    huesheida@yahoo.com
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Rose Leith
17:17:52 4/06/2003

    I feel proud to have ayr veins running through my body. The site is excellent and has cheered me up immensley. My Mother died recently her name was Doreen Tess Laing d.o.b.14.11.29. I know she had famly who were in the 'Black Watch'.Any help in searching for my family would be of great help. thanks Rose

    Rose Leith From London U.K, England
    Rose2001leith@hotmail.com
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Sandy Richmond
03:31:10 3/26/2003

    Great sight. Hope to get some insight into my past. Left Stevenston in 52 for Canada. Proud of my roots.

    Sandy Richmond From Shanty Bay Ontario, Canada
    ajlm.richmond@sympatico.ca
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Deborah Sarles
01:07:58 2/23/2003

    Enjoying the website - especially the photos of Ayrshire where my gr gr gr grandfather Samuel Simons was born 1811. He may have brought his wife from Ireland, Sarah Ann Mulberry and had a son William b 6/11/1842, daughter Elizabeth died in Ayrshire? - then all emmigrated to America- Philadelphia- Germantown area. There may be a connection to Collins family name. All that I know is from an old family bible.I believe these were educated landowners and were forced to leave Scotland due to religious persecution. Samuel and Sarah had a son James, born in Londonderry 1848, m Eliz Morgan a Civil War widow and had son Harry Collins Simons m Mabel Aaron Yeager of Leverington family in Philadelphia 1910.Harry taught at Bucknell University, I believe he was a chemist. Any info from distant Simons relatives would be welcome.

    Deborah Sarles From Pennsylvania, USA
    randyjazz@aol.com
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Alan Clark
19:21:16 2/19/2003

    Alex,I lost your e-mail address since my PC crashed.Would you send it me?I can now send you the copy of the diary of my gg-grandparents on their voyage to the USA.Bye,Alan Clark

    Alan Clark From Cottage Grove,MN, USA
    clarkalan5@aol.com
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Adam Bigham
17:38:35 2/13/2003

    My ancestors emigrated from the north of Ireland about 250 years ago (to Pennsylvania). They were born in Scotland; I am proud of my Ayrshire roots. I would be delighted to hear from someone named Bigham in Scotland.

    Adam Bigham From Michigan, USA
    vcfgb@hotmail.com
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Robert Barr
12:31:10 2/06/2003

    I like your site very much, although I'm still in the old country I still miss my ayrshire friends very much. If any remembers me from my days in Eglinton Park get in contact for a wee blether, best wishes, Curly Barr.

    Robert Barr From Inverness, Scotland
    robertbarr@airdavenue.fsnet.co.uk
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Allan Hunter
19:51:53 1/25/2003

    Great site for those of us just starting down the geneology path. I would certainly be interested in hearing from any Hunter's in New Cumnock since my dad Edward was born there. Also I'm tryin to establish the link from my GGF Edward Hunter (who married Jemina Robertson in ~ 1877) to my GGGF ?? Hunter. Any ####istance would be greatly appreciated.

    Allan Hunter From Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    aehunter@shaw.ca
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Nanette McCallum McKee
22:11:33 1/18/2003

    Happy to help anyone looking for information about Auchinleck. My dad and uncle both late 70's are a great source of information. All three of us were born and brought up there.JOHNSTONE IS MY MAIDEN NAME

    Nanette McCallum McKee From Aberdeen , Scotland
    nanette.mckee@talk21.com
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David Boyd
02:54:30 1/04/2003

    Looking for Stephensen Boyd died 1873 at Stoney Meadows, Ayrshire, Scotland. Son John Boyd born Feb. 15, 1851. I am not finding a Stoney Meadows.

    David Boyd From Oregon, USA
    mdb@open.org
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 Bill Rodger
10:30:53 12/30/2002

    Hopeing to find some family members or friends from AYR. I went to St Margarets School (since gone) Lived in King Street from 1950---1957

    Bill Rodger , Australia
    rodger@securitytransfer.com.au
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Patricia Lowrie Hurst
22:24:45 11/22/2002

    I am looking for my Lavery/Laverie ancestors in Wigtownshire James and Jean McDowall Laverie around 1785-1875 and my Love ancestors in Edinburgh Alexander and Mary Moore (Not Margaret) Alexander and son Edward came to U S around 1774 with other Scottish Immigrants on a ship hired by one Angus Finlayson. LHPH@webtv.net

    Patricia Lowrie Hurst From Paris, Tennessee and Tallah####ee Florida, USA
    lhph@webtv.net
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Doreen Baxter
21:19:21 11/21/2002

    Looking for connections/information on ROBB, CHALMERS and REID families from Dalrymple, Ayrshire around 1760 - 1840.

    Doreen Baxter From West Lothian, Scotland
    dorbax@btinternet.com
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ALAN RITCHIE
04:04:04 11/16/2002

    A really good site . I am researching the RITCHIE family from LAIGH BLACKWOOD east of KILMARNOCK and near MOSCOW . JAMES RITCHIE married MARGARET HIGHET on the 12 june 1827 at KILMARNOCK The family consists of JANET married ANDREW TAYLOR of SHAWWOOD near CATRINE ,MARION who married ALEXANDER FERGUSON of NETHER AUCHINTIBER near KILWINNING ,HELEN who married WILLIAM BURNIE of CROSSHILL,MARGARET born 1833,JOHN who married AGNES MUIR of BRASIDE BUNTINES-LAW,WILLIAM who married AGNES DUNLOP of BEANSBURN ,JEAN married JAMES KENYON and they travelled to NEW ZEALAND,JAMES married ELIZABETH PRYDE in NEW ZEALAND ,ELIZABETH who married WILLIAM McCAA (McCAW)of GARRALLAN . It would be great if there is a connection with some other family group, ALAN RITCHIE

    ALAN RITCHIE From GORE, NEW ZEALAND
    kelvinr99@xtra.co.nz
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Bud Jackson
01:22:18 11/16/2002

    Great site. I am particularly interested in the HASTINGS family from Maybole. Other surnames among my MAYBOLE ancestors and their kin are PEDEN, MCCANCE,MCKIE,GALLOWAY,McCLYMONT,DAVIDSON, CAMPBELL,IRVINE,CUTHBERT,MCCARTNEY, JERRITT,MCGARVIE,THOMPSON,STEVENSON,BLYTH, FITZPATRICK and othersI would be pleased to share any info I have.

    Bud Jackson From Strathroy,Ontario, Canada
    srjacx@bam.on.ca
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Rev. Larry J. Davie
13:18:59 11/15/2002

    Reasearching my roots DAVIE from Beith,Campbelltown, Newton areas 1817 and back. Thanks and God bless.

    Rev. Larry J. Davie From Rochester, New York , U.S.A.
    Ka2wbo@yahoo.com
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Robert E. Smith
02:41:07 11/01/2002

    I am a direct descendant of Ensign Geo. Stewart of the HMS Bounty, the House of Tudor (Henry VII~Margaret Tudor=James Stewart), Robert de Bruce, Edward Breck of Lancashire, England to Dorchester, MA before 1636, and other links to Scotland. Spanish lines include Alphonse, King of Castile. Los Pobladores 200 are of the direct descendants of the Spanish Settlers of Los Angeles in 1781. Bob Smith

    Robert E. Smith From Los Angeles, United States
    www.regriffith6828@aol.com
    http://lospobladores.org
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John Auchie
04:31:55 10/22/2002

    Great to stumble onto a real neat and interesting site.It's now added to my Favoutites!The Auchie family left Dalry in 1978.Aw' the best.

    John Auchie From Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    jauchie@telusplanet.net
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Marion Dunlop
21:51:09 10/15/2002

    Kilmarnock Scotland is where my dads family originated. Looking to create family tree - any help would be appreciated.

    Marion Dunlop From Schenectady New York, , USA
    mdunlop@juno.com
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Rosemary Tierney Heffernan
14:57:48 10/13/2002

    My mother. Agnes McQuiston, was the daughter of, Peter George Mcquiston. The

    Rosemary Tierney Heffernan From Arlington Hgts, IL, USA
    littlegran@earthlink.net
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 Ian Muir
21:34:17 10/04/2002

    I left Auchinleck in 1976 to come to South Africa was last back in 1996 would love to hear from anyone who remembers me

    Ian Muir From Durban, South Africa
    Imuir@telkomsa.net
    http://msn.com
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Linda Engstrom
04:06:32 10/04/2002

    Jessie Markland and William Gunnyon Married Kilmarnock 1852 are my G-G Grandparents. Also James Syme and Elizabeth Brown Whyte are G-G Grandparents. Related to Gillies and Leitch also. Thanks to my 4th cousin Elaine Ballard I have found this site.

    Linda Engstrom From British Columbia, Canada
    lengstrom@telus.net
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William Peter Clark
22:30:36 9/08/2002

    First time to chatroom today and found it wonderful. My ancestors the Clarks left Girvan in 1863 and settled in Maryborough Qld .Charles' wife was Mary Murdoch who was born ib Ayrshire in Approx 1830.

    William Peter Clark From Brisbane , Australia
    brigadoon@ozemail.com.au
    http://N/A
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Barbara Caine
21:43:37 8/28/2002

    The Ayrshire sites get better and better! Thanks to all who contribute. I am researching Johnstone, Frail (Friel or Friels), McGinnis, Murphy families who lived in Kilwinning, Dundonald and Dalry in 1800's. I will be happy to share information.

    Barbara Caine From North Carolina, USA
    Ballacaine@carolina.rr.com
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Maureen Brown
05:33:44 8/17/2002

    I have never been to Scotland, and am enjoying this website very much.I am researching the following names, all either born, died or lived in Ayrshire-Allan Spier b.1810-Elizabeth Brown b.app.1783-Alexander Torrance d. 1813-Agnes Campbell d.1813-John Cameron b.ca.1805-Ann Marshall b.ca.1810-I would appreciate hearing from anyone.

    Maureen Brown From Sandy, Utah , USA
    maureen@networld.com
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John Laut
02:00:20 8/04/2002

    Looking for ancestors/descendants of James Laut, or James Laught, Dreghorn/Ardossan area; m. Barbara Wilson, 1786. Any info. or cantacts will be appreciated.

  John Laut From Colorado, , USA 
    j_laut@msn.com
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Carol MCrone
02:20:32 7/21/2002

    Great site. I am researching the McCrone Family.My g/g/grandfather is William McCrone born 1820? in Ayshire. He married Margaret Morgan. William died in Sydney, Australia in 1857. From his death certificate I have found his father's name was John McCrone. Has anyone any further info on this family

    Carol MCrone From Christchurch, New Zealand
    cmccrone@paradise.co.nz
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david mc taggart
01:48:43 7/05/2002

    am interested in information on mc taggarts in kilbernie ? family in kilmaurs thank you david mc taggart

    david mc taggart From oshawa ontario, canada
    pepper1@oix.com
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Ernest George Ford
22:38:23 6/06/2002

    Great Site!!! My mother Flora Barr Ford(Benson) was born at 62 Morris Moodie Avenue Stevenston Ayrshire Scotland on July 11, 1901. Any info concerning her or her family would be greatly appreciated.

    Ernest George Ford From Oshawa, Ontario , Canada
    tennegf@aol.com
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Rev. Alan Clark
17:15:55 5/23/2002

    http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/l/a/Alan-Clark-MN/

    Rev. Alan Clark From Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA
    clarkalan5@aol.com
    http://THE FAMILY PAGE OF ALAN AND ELINOR CLARK OF MINNESOTA
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 Sheryl Paton Noble
16:36:18 5/20/2002

    I am coming to visit Ayrshire during the third week of June. My ancestor, David Paton, was born in Ayrshire, near Galston in 1812 and emigrated to America in 1852. I hope to see what more I can discover while on holiday and welcome any information from others interested in the Paton family from this area.

    Sheryl Paton Noble From Monroe, Michigan, USA
    j-notablenoble@tdi.net
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Sharon C. Dishner
03:34:55 5/13/2002

    Native Stevenstonian here, emigrated to US at age 11 (in 1978). Lived "up the Hayocks". Love your site, can't wait to explore it further. Seems that the world keeps getting smaller, :-). Sharon

    Sharon C. Dishner From Virginia, USA
    tdishner@area-net.com
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Andrew F. Clearie
16:13:44 5/03/2002

    Just a wonderful site to visit. With a little luck I will be in New Cumnock in June. The "Head" of Afton is my utopia.Drew

    Andrew F. Clearie From Clark, NJ, USA
    a.clearie@att.net
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Norma E. Leibold
23:37:03 5/02/2002

    Please note my e address has changed. I am still researching my ancesters in Scotland...and I just can't seem to stay away from this site, it is so satisfying,and the company is great.

    Norma E. Leibold From Southern California, USA
    nleibold@cox.net
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Mary Mc Farlane
20:19:11 4/25/2002

    Hi I think this is a good Idea ! but was denied entry to the chat room ?I have emailed some one in charge,Is there anyone who has Dunn or Mc Meekan from Bangor N Irealnd?I have Jane Mc Meekan and Hugh Dunn, who married in Ireland 1841, but lived most of thier lives in Ayrshire were both died .Hugh was the son of Thomas Dunn and Agnes Lyons,Jane the daughter of Hugh McMMcmeekan and Margaret Aiken, bot died in Bangor aug and dec 1840.help appreciated .Thanks for setting up this site from what I see it will turn out very well .

    Mary Mc Farlane From Wrecsam, N Wales uk
    leekid@btinternet.com
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The Rev. Alan Robert Clark
20:53:14 4/24/2002

    I tried to add my webpage to my previous sign-in, however I was unable to manage that task.If you are able to include the homepage in my earlier sign-in, please do.FR.Al+

    The Rev. Alan Robert Clark From Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA
    clarkalan5@aol.com
    http://www.webspawner.com/users/cristes/
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The Rev. Alan Robert Clark
20:27:41 4/21/2002

    Looking for information about my great-great grandparents: John and Elizabeth Brown. John was born Abt.Feb. 27, 1837 and Elizabeth on April 9, 1839 and raised in a small community called Craige, a short distance from the city of Ayr and Prestwick, near Robert Burnscottage. The family left Ayr via Glasgowto Liverpool on April 26, 1856 aboard the steamboat Waterloo. They reached the USA on May 28, 1856.I should like any information available about their parents.Thanks,FR. Al+ From Cottage Grove, MN, USAclarkalan5@aol.com

    The Rev. Alan Robert Clark From Cottage Grove, MN, USA
    clarkalan5@aol.com
    http://Not as yet
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Vivian Thompson
01:17:06 4/08/2002

    A very good site. My 3rd great-grandparents John Henry and Sarah Stinchcomb who were married in Canada went to Ayr via England with their children in the 1820's.

    Vivian Thompson From Saskatchewan, Canada
    mountainwaterfalls@yahoo.com
    http://www.geocities.com/mountainwaterfalls
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Don Murphy
15:38:07 3/28/2002

    Looking for information on Thomas Murphy born in Muirkirk circa 1779. Have traced my roots back to him.Hoping someone out there can help

    Don Murphy From New Brunswick, Canada
    murphyjd@nbnet.nb.ca
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Paul Campbell Robertson
20:10:29 3/20/2002

    HELP ME PLEASE!I am trying to start a family tree and I don't know where to start. If anyone could give me any idea on how to start, without it costing me a fortune I would be very grateful. You can e-mail me on the address above.

    Paul Campbell Robertson From Bedford, England
    robertson.edwards@ntlworld.com
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 Jane Gibbons Butt
15:41:12 3/15/2002

    Looking for my roots,my mother was Mary Christine Gibbons.when she was alive she would tell me many stories.and talk Galic to me .She was of Roman Catholic faith.Where are my roots?my d,o.b.is April-3-1954 Victoria BC Canada

    Jane Gibbons Butt From Vancouver,(victoria).B.C. , Canada
    butt_jane@hotmail.com
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Thomas D. Clasper
22:09:03 3/02/2002

    I am trying, with my brother James W. Clasper, to collect the geneology for our family. My father was Thomas Clasper from Stevenston. His father was James Clasper (1882-1970) and mother was Agnes Baird (1878-1960). I have reconstructed the lineage back to Henry Claser (1750) and Thomas Reid (1715). There are many missing ancesters. Details on Reid family tree ends about where we picked up. I was able to confirm the link with our records. Anyone interested in providing input?TC

    Thomas D. Clasper From North Syracuse, NY, US
    tclasper@twcny.rr.com
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Claire Armitage
07:07:50 2/27/2002

    Looking for Nellie Lawrie born Kilmarnock Ayshire late 1850s early 1860s.Came to New Zealand 1860 onwards? Parents William & Margaret Lawrie (nee Stinson)

    Claire Armitage From Wellington, New Zealand
    armitagece@xtra.co.nz
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Irene Hollywood
03:40:35 1/15/2002

    My sister and my Uncle have told me about the three towners I think it is fantastic. I showed my mom and Dad youre site they even seen pictures of there friends going back in the 50'sfrom Salcoats. I would love to here from anyone in Salcoats. Thanks I'll keep coming to the site. And tell a few friends bye 4 now

    Irene Hollywood From ontario, Canada
    ihollytwinkeytwo@msn.com
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Jeanne Bell
10:03:16 1/10/2002

    I can just see my grandparents and ancestors in Connel Park and New Cumnock! You have made it all come alive for me. Thank you for your tips on Rootsweb boards Alex. Terrific site. Can't keep away!!

    Jeanne Bell From Wellington, New Zealand
    jaybelnz@paradise.net.nz
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karen lowrey
08:49:14 1/08/2002

    Hello once again my e-mail was incorrect! Now I will be waiting for your messages!Karen

    karen lowrey From cairns,north queensland., australia
    dougnkaren@primus.com.au
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karen lowrey
08:44:04 1/08/2002

    Hello everbody, this is a great site, i am tracing my gggmother, she came to Australia in the late 1890's. Her name is Jessie Muir she was born approx 1865-1868 at Ochiltree, Ayshire. Her father was William Muir and her mother Martha Wilson. Can anyone help? Thanks and best wishes.KAREN

    karen lowrey From cairns,north queensland., australia
    dougnkareniprimus.com.au
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DeNise Huntley
08:54:50 12/13/2001

    Great Scots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DeNise Huntley From Texas, United States
    NorthofAruba@ludicrous.com
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Jim McCreadie
14:20:07 12/01/2001

    Woops - dyslexic keyboard misspelt my e-mail address. Correct as above.Regards and thanks.

    Jim McCreadie From Fremantle, Western Australia
    jim.mccreadie@police.wa.gov.au
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Jim McCreadie
14:18:37 12/01/2001

    Well done - an attractive user friendly website of my home county. My home town was Saltcoats.

    Jim McCreadie From Fremantle, Western Australia
    jim.mccreadie@police.gov.au
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 Liz webb
20:26:54 11/15/2001

    Was browsing the Ayrshire web and foundmuch to interest me, last time I was in Ayr was mid 1970's so it was a bit like turning back the clock. needless to say i will be back!

    Liz webb From Staffordshire, England
    liz@chinlai.fsnet.com
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wattie
21:11:09 11/09/2001

    Any one out there from Kilmarnock ? If so, would be glad to hear from them .Wattie

    wattie From plymouth, England
    pownie@freeserve,co.uk
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Karen Cruikshank
03:53:48 11/08/2001

    Alex, thanks for the quick reply to my query. I will be back to visit in the future. Here's to all of the Cruikshank's out there. Karen Cruikshank

    Karen Cruikshank From Urbandale, Iowa, USA
    syndyii@webtv.net
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Iain Barbour
06:12:58 10/28/2001

    Great site.

    Iain Barbour From Perth , Western Australia
    barbouriain@hotmail.com
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Bob O'Hara
23:30:53 10/22/2001

    I agree with all the other visitors that this is a great site. I was brought up in Galloway so visited Ayrshire many times. I now live just outside the Public Record Office in Kew, London and am able to access records of Ayrshire regiments and militia as well as those of Ayrshire merchant seamen.

    Bob O'Hara From Kew, London, UK
    searcher@dircon.co.uk
    http://www.searcher.dircon.co.uk
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Roberta Muir
14:37:00 9/29/2001

    Great site! I'll be back!

    Roberta Muir From Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    muir43@hotmail.com
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Barry
20:04:05 8/21/2001

    Glad to find your site Alex it looks great.Looking forward to spending some time in Ayrshire chat.Cheers

    Barry From Amherstburg, Canada
    bcleary@ayrshirelad.com
    http://www.ayrshirelad.com
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Wanda Henderson
20:44:34 8/18/2001

    I found this site surfing the web. I would like to thank Alex Hughes for replying to my message. I really like the way the site is set up. I think it is going to be one of my favorite sites; and I like the pictures you have posted.Wanda

    Wanda Henderson From Goodsprings, Alabama, USA
    gen@sonet.net
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May and Alf Bird
19:04:11 8/07/2001

    Absoultely fab, I have Bob McIntyre to thank for finding you. Will be into your web site often.

    May and Alf Bird From English Lakes, Britain
    Emohruo@btinternet.co
    http://Bt Internet
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Ginger Nehrings
00:13:55 7/30/2001

    Alex, this is a wonderful site! I am so happy to find your great works!See you in the "Chat Room".Ginger

    Ginger Nehrings From Pennsylvannia, USA
    ginrings@uplink.net
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 KEN YOUNG
18:27:52 7/09/2001

    JUST STARTED USING THIS SIGHT AND I WILL BE BACK

    KEN YOUNG From NORTH CAROLINA , USA
    KENSTROPHIES@NC.RR.COM
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carol king
22:52:43 7/01/2001

    I FIND THIS SITE VERY INTERESTING AND I LOOK FORWARD TO ACCESSING THE INFORMATION IT HOLDS

    carol king From blantyre, scotland
    ck009a3431@blueyonder.co.uk
    http://n/a
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Mary Doe
16:57:45 6/22/2001

    Looking to contact anyone who may remember me. I grew up in Cumnock and attended Cumnock Academy and left Scotland when I married in 1972. My maiden name is Capperauld, so please email me if you think you know me.

    Mary Doe From Milton Keynes, UK
    hastiecap51@btinternet.com
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Mary Harrison (Workman)
03:05:12 6/15/2001

    I originally come from Troon,I left Scotland in 1975.It is so good to see that ayrshire folks are still interested in events back home.

    Mary Harrison (Workman) From Ontario, Canada
    Lochranza2000@aol.com
    http://Aol
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STEVEN WILLIAMS
04:34:38 6/12/2001

    HEY, JUST SURFED IN TO THE SITE AND I AMMIGHTLY IMPRESSED.ITS GOOD TO SEE ALL THE OLD AYRSHIRE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD LOOKING IN.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WEBBIES

    STEVEN WILLIAMS From TROON, SCTTYLAND
    STEVEN.WILLIAMS@BTINTERNET.COM
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ruby robinson
21:08:20 6/08/2001

    this is just great maybe i will meet more old friends thank you

    ruby robinson From arthur ontario, canada
    ruby.r@sympatico.ca
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Anna phillips
00:32:09 5/12/2001

    looking forward to perhaps hearing from frinds in Irvine.

    Anna phillips From Santa Maria, Californis USA
    pawgran@msn.com
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Diana Domai
16:31:29 5/05/2001

    Love Ayrshire-Roots site! I keep coming back to it.Especially like the great photos of Ayrshire.Well done, Alex.

    Diana Domai From British Columbia , Canada
    dianado@home.com
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Gale Arndt
04:23:12 4/24/2001

    Great website. I really get a sense of my Ayrshire roots (Marshalls from Kilbirnie).

    Gale Arndt From Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    arndt@cs.ubc.ca
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Jim Stewart
01:48:36 4/20/2001

    Alex,Great site, when is the Chat Room generally occupied?Jim

    Jim Stewart , U S A
    jimjs@bellatlantic.net
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 Teena
20:54:29 4/19/2001

    Hi Alex, What a Fabulous Web-site! Very Cl####y!! (and easy for those of us with no patience, to explore.) Your hard work is very much appreciated! Cheers.

    Teena
    ivorie-samhoir@home.com
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David McPherson
08:39:09 4/18/2001

    Great site - I will be back often.

    David McPherson From Waikato, New Zealand
    macker@paradise.net.nz
    http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/macker
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Michael Glynn
02:16:36 4/18/2001

    Wonderful site. A lovely meeting place for those with Ayrshire in their veins

    Michael Glynn From Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
    mikienos35@aol.com
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~glynn1935/McRae/Index.html
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Pat Rohwer
02:05:12 4/18/2001

    This site really looks great. The pictures give me a feeling of what Scotland is like, then and now. I think you have done a great job with this. Thank you from a novice.

    Pat Rohwer From Portland, Oregon, USA
    prohwer@msn.com
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Norma E. Leibold
20:49:11 4/17/2001

    Please forgive the typing mistake on my e-mail address. Should read as above.

    Norma E. Leibold From San Marcos, California, USA
    nleibold@home.com
    http://Excite
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Norma E. Leibold
20:46:28 4/17/2001

    Thank you again for all your efforts to help a novice like me. The services your offering is just the encouragement needed. I am looking forward to chatting with everyone with the same interest.

    Norma E. Leibold From San Marcos, California, USA
    nleibold@hone.com
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James Tennyson
02:03:35 4/05/2001

    This really is a great site, but I would expect nothing less from the peerless Alexander!

    James Tennyson From Toronto, Canada
    jtennyson@compuserve.com
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Pam Dunn
23:53:06 4/03/2001

    Hi Alex- This site is Great! Especially liked the home page graphic blending of old and new. It came out exceptionally well. All the hard work you put into the design really shows in the final product. Congrats!

    Pam Dunn From Houston, Texas, USA
    prldunn@yahoo.com
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Wendy
08:23:50 4/03/2001

    Really great job Alex. Whens the Irish one coming, just aussie humour!!! Love the pictures.

    Wendy , Australia.
    w_grant@optusnet.com.au
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Cynthia N. Russell
04:13:44 4/03/2001

    Alex - you have set a new standard for genealogy websites. . . one of excellence. Congratulations on your tireless efforts and keen pursuit of making genealogy research inviting and easier. Perhaps someday I'll find my Co Tyrone, IRE FERGUS people came from Ayshire!Best wishes on this accomplishment!!!

    Cynthia N. Russell From Traverse City, Michigan
    crussell@traversecity.com
    http://www.traverse.net./people/crussell/fergus_family.htm
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 Elaine Hildebrand
23:39:08 4/02/2001

    Hi Alex!! Well, congratulations and a job well done!! I love what you have done with the pictures and the opening picture is wonderfully blended with old and new. Love the chat room, enjoyed doing the tests on it and look forward to using it with other Ayrshire researchers.All links are great and I hope many benefit and are appreciative of your efforts and services you are offering. You have done a great job my friend!! C Ya in the room.....Elaine

    Elaine Hildebrand From Alberta, Canada
    kriscoral@nucleus.com
    http://graciescandles.virtualave.net