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Resources

For those descendants of island emigrants searching for their family roots, the community Learning room where the Comunn Eachdraidh Eige photo archive is situated offers also a variety of useful resources and publications which can be consulted for free. 

Census

Small Isles:  1764

Eigg:  1841/1851/1861/1871/1881/1891   

Mariage and death records             

Name book

Genealogical trees

Macquarrie, Mackinnon, Campbell and Macleod families, compiled by eminent Glenfinnan genealogist Tearlach MacFarlane 

Books:

Fair is the place, the story of Antigonish.

Allan Gillies’s book, Judique Intervalle

A new book about the Glenaladale emigration has just been published, telling the story in detail: Glenalladale Settlers 1772, Scotland to St John's Island.

Copies of Clanranald papers and other archive material

School records

Online resources:

Allan Blair, a descendant of the Eigg MacAskills, has compiled a wealth of information on his website:  www.macaskilling.com 

Passenger lists

We will be updating this section but in the meantime, here is the list of Eigg people  amongst the 214 people who left from Moidart, South Uist and Barra aboard the Alexander which sailed to Charlottesville, St John in 1772:

Alexander

Donald Henderson and his wife

Neil Henderson apparently single

Lauch (Ian) Mckinnon and his wife

Alexander MacDonald

Dr Roderick Macdonald and family

Charles MacDonald, his wife Margaret and baby daughter

Year of Homecoming

In 2009, as part of the Scottish Year of Homecoming, Comunn Eachdraidh Eige organised a week of events featuring Scottish and Canadian genealogists Tearlach MacFarlane, Allan MacDonald, Allan Gillies, and Cape Breton musicians Troy Mac Gillivray and Andrea Beaton who are both descendants of Eigg emigrants. This was a very pleasant week, and we hope to do it again one of these days!

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