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.
Small Isles: 1764
Mariage and death records
Macquarrie, Mackinnon, Campbell and Macleod families, compiled by eminent Glenfinnan genealogist Tearlach MacFarlane
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
Allan Blair, a descendant of the Eigg MacAskills, has compiled a wealth of information on his website: www.macaskilling.com
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:
Donald Henderson and his wife
Neil Henderson apparently single
Lauch (Ian) Mckinnon and his wife
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!