Tiree Genealogy - Online Resources
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Tiree Genealogy Essential Sites:  

  1. An Iodhlann  http://www.aniodhlann.org.uk
    This is the website of the Tiree Archive on the Isle of Tiree which offers a walk-in museum exhibition along with self-serve archival and research facilities.  Their website is free to use and showcases a large database of Tiree historical documents and photographs along with informative explanations which can be very useful in writing family histories. The Archive premises on Tiree houses an extensive library as well as many hands-on genealogy materials.  They have a Genealogy Department and appointments can be made with Duncan Grant, the Island's very knowledgeable genealogist.  (reasonable fees apply for the latter services)
  2. Isle of Tiree Genealogy Website:  http://www.tireegenealogy.com
    This is a comprehensive and free website packed full of Tiree research documentation which has been accumulated by an extensive group of volunteers:  Old Parish Records, Censuses, lists of Tiree researchers, etc.  The webmaster, Keith Dash, welcomes new material that can be published free of charge.
  3. Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
    The official government source of genealogical data for all of Scotland.  Birth, Marriage and Death records can be purchased and viewed instantly online at reasonable rates.
  4. Family Search:  http://www.familysearch.org    
    free, massive genealogy website maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon).  For Tiree specifically, one can find transcriptions of Births, Marriages, Deaths on Tiiree from 1766 to 1875 based on the OPRs and the Civil Registrations.  The site also contains much material after that time from private donations made by individuals. Included as well are the 1880-81 Censuses for Canada, USA and Britain (not including Scotland).  Films of data can also be viewed for free if you have a nearby LDS Family History Centre.  If a FHC does not have the film you need, it can be ordered in as a rental for a small fee.
  5. Ancestry:   http://www.ancestry.com 
    Huge databases of genealogy material from all over the world.  It has all the Tiree Censuses online as well as many key Canadian and USA records.
    Free to use online at some libraries (called Ancestry Library Edition).  Otherwise access is by subscription. Free home computer trials are available.

Tiree Genealogy Secondary Sites:

  1. FreeCEN  http://freecen.rootsweb.com
    Free access to Scotland's censuses, with transcriptions done by volunteers. FreeCEN is part of the larger FreeGENUK network.  To date, all of the Argyll 1841 Census is available.
  2. Rootsweb World Connect:   http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com 
    This is the Family Tree database of Rootsweb.  The family trees have been submitted by thousands of individuals and contact information is available.  Also some of the trees allow anyone to download a gedcome directly from the website. The database is free to use and contains many people of Tiree descent. 
  3. Rootsweb Tiree Mailing List:   http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/intl/SCT/SCT-ARL-TIREE.html  
    This Mailing List is dedicated to queries about Tiree and Coll genealogy.  Click "Browse" to read the List chronologically.  Click "Search" to search specific names or terms.  .
    Free to use and join.  If you join, you will receive directly to your Inbox all the messages sent by other Tiree descendants who belong to the List.
  4. Rootsweb World Connect:   http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com 
    This is the Family Tree database of Rootsweb.  The trees have been submitted by individuals and contact information is available. It is free to use and contains many people of Tiree descent some of whom will let you download their gedcoms directly from the website.
  5. Genforum:   http://genforum.genealogy.com  
    This is a system of Message Boards and the one of use to Tiree reseachers is the one organized by Surname.  It is free to use and anyone may post, read and respond to messages concerning a Surname of interest.  Contact information is exchangable.
  6. Tiree Gatherings: http://www.tireegathering.com
    This is the site you are currently viewing.  It contains some information about Tiree Descendants in Manitoba, Canada and how to research them further in these links:
    -Manitoba Genealogy Resources
    -Tiree Descendants associated with Brandon, Manitoba
    Tiree Descendants associated with Shellmouth, Manitoba
  7. Tiree Gaelic:    On this website, Click Here or use the Link at the top of this page
    Free online access to Tiree spoken Gaelic, and notes on the Gaelic Project of Bruce County, Canada.
  8. An Tirisdeach: http://www.antirisdeach.com
    Free online access to selected articles from Tiree's Fortnightly Newsletter, archived back till April 2009.  The newsletter has been published since 1995. 
  9. Tiree Community Website:  http://www.isleoftiree.com
    A free website describing all aspects of current life on Tiree, along with some historical information.
  10. Tiree Blog by Gordon Scott:  http://tiree.blogspot.com
     Free access to Gordon Scott's point of view about the daily happenings on Tiree (reminiscent of his former website, the Isle of Tiree Online News).
  11. "Donald The Pilot" Project:  On this website, Click Here or use the Link at the top of this page
    Free access to the story and genealogical descendant tree of Donald McLean from Ruaig, Tiree who was the 1746 pilot of Prince Charlie during his daring escape from Scotland.  If you have ancestors from the East End of Tiree, you may be a descendant of this Jacobite hero from Tiree.


Other Useful Sites, if you are doing Tiree family research:  

  1. Free Genealogy Software:  http://www.familysearch.org   
    From the LDS website you can download and use free of charge the software called PAF, for creating your family tree and sharing it by means of printed trees or by using a digital file called a gedcom.
  2. Isle of Coll Genealogy Website:  http://www.collgenealogy.com 
    A sister website to Tiree Genealogy and also published by webmaster, Keith Dash. 
  3. Isle of Mull Genealogy Website:  http://www.mullgenealogy.co.uk 
    A kissing-cousin website to Tiree & Coll Genealogy, published by webmaster Ian Phillips. 
  4. Isle of Islay Genealogy Website:  http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~steve/islay/data.htm 
    Another Inner Hebridean website, by webmaster Steve Gilchrist with a link to the Islay Vital Statistics transcribed by the late Ted Larson.