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Genealogies of the Mathesons Genealogies of the Mathesons, by William Matheson, is an article published in Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness 47 (1971-72): 172-217. It was subsequently reprinted as a separate publication.   66041
Families of Lewis: Mackenzies This is one of a series of articles published in the Stornoway Gazette in the 1950s and 1960s by Rev. William Matheson, MacGilleChaluim, whose parents were originally from the West Side of Lewis. The articles are based... 65957
Lochcroistean Public School Records, Uig This register, held by Comunn Eachdraidh Uig, lists admissions to Lochcroistean School during the years 1894-1956. 36800
The Hebridean The Hebridean was a local newpaper, published weekly between April 2003 and 2006. It was published by Island Media Ltd. Copies are held by Western Isles Libraries. 11645
Berneray School Admissions Register 1897-1932 74969
An Ribheid Chiuil: the poems of Iain Archie MacAskill An Ribheid Chiuil contains a selection of poems by Iain Archie MacAskill, the piper and bard. It was edited by local historian Alick Morrison, who added an informative introduction and footnotes. Printed by A Learmonth... 67536
Berneray Historical Guide and Trail Berneray's Historical Guide and Trail containes a timeline and summary of the island's fascinating history. It also includes a map guiding visitors to over 30 interesting locations on Berneray. The guide is available... 67799
Berneray Historical Society archive The Berneray Historical Society archive includes documents, artefacts, photographs and other materials. It is housed at the Nurse's Cottage where it can be consulted by visitors. 64651
Orain Chaluim: the poems of Malcolm MacAskill Unfortunately Orain Chaluim, a collection of the poems of Malcolm MacAskill, bard of Berneray, Harris, is now out of print. It contains 25 of his works, with an informative introduction and footnotes. The book was... 67498
Sea-Names of Berneray Sea Names of Berneray is a collection of the names of rocks, skerries, shoals and islands in the Sound of Harris, Sound of Uist and around the island of Berneray. Based on a paper delivered by Donald MacKillop to the... 73991
The ancestors and descendants of Mary Thurnell (nee Macdonald) 1826 -1917 Booklet by Mary Macdonald. 5485
Macaulay, Beaton, MacIver, MacDonald, MacKinnon : Isle of Lewis to Quebec Compiled by Clayton C Purdy. Published by Oracle Press Ltd : Baton Rouge Louisiana 70820, 1986. ISBN: 9780881270426 Information on the descendants of Zachariah Macaulay and Margaret Mackenzie of Bosta who saw five of... 17824
J Rankine family papers (Macleans of 1 Brenish) This is a genealogical archive compiled by Jan Rankine, a descendant of the Macleans of 1 Brenish. It refers mainly to Brenish and Valtos.  103810
The Place Names of Berneray The Place Names of Berneray, published as a booklet in 1985, derives from a manuscript submitted to the Gaelic Society of Inverness in 1983. The manuscript was also published in Transactions of the Gaelic Society of... 70539
Statistical Account of the Parish of Harris, 1791-1799 The first Statistical Account of Scotland, 1791-1799, compiled by Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, gives detailed information about the population, conditions and activities in each parish of the country, as provided by... 58364
Tobar an Dualchais Tobar an Dualchais or the Kist o Riches is a project that preserves and makes available many Gaelic and Scots recordings, gathered since the 1930s. It includes recordings from the School of Scottish Studies sound... 105741
Genealogy of the Neil Macleod Family The book 'Genealogy of the Neil Macleod Family, Cape Breton Pioneers from Isle of Lewis, Scotland 1700s-2005' lists the emigrant descendants of Neil Macleod Niall Mhurchaidh Bhain who lived on Vuia. The genealogy was... 41710
Old Parish Register, Lochs 49490
Croft History Isle of Lewis, Volume 12 This volume of croft histories was compiled by Bill Lawson for Comann Eachdraidh Cheann a Tuath nan Loch (North Lochs Historical Society). It covers the villages of Leurbost (including Old Leurbost and the New Holdings... 104193
A Selection of Source Documents from the Isle of Harris 1688-1830 A Selection of Source Documents from the Isle of Harris 1688-1830 is a book published in 1992 by Bill Lawson. It is now out of print. 68200
Lochcroistean School Register This register, held by Comunn Eachdraidh Uig, lists admissions to Lochcroistean School 1957-1968. 9941
Crowlista School Register This register, held by Comunn Eachdraidh Uig, lists admissions to Crowlista School during the years 1880-1964. 9940
Planasker School Registers Registers from Planasker School, 1881-1884 and 1886-1902, which served families in Marvig and Calbost. The registers list the dates of birth, admission and leaving, reason for leaving, parent's name and address for each... 46036
The Scottish Highlander The Scottish Highlander was a weekly newspaper in existence from 1885 to 1898. It was launched by the land reformer Alexander Mackenzie as a platform for attacking the involvement of government and landlords in... 7276
Register of Emigrants from the Western Isles to the Eastern Townships of Quebec A book by Bill Lawson, Northton, Harris. Pub. Compton County Historical Museum Society, Quebec, 1988. 41950
West Side Historical Society archive The archive of the West Side Historical Society (Comann Eachdraidh an Taobh Siar) is housed in the community centre in Shawbost. It has a wealth of material, including old photographs, interviews with local individuals... 47924
Sanais Bilingual quarterly publication by Comann Eachdraidh Uig, 1984 to 1988. Features stories, songs, traditions, letters and children's work. 60649
A Chulaidh as Fhearr A collection of hymns by John Smith, 18 Kirkibost, Bernera Published by Stornoway Religious Bookshop and printed by Stornoway Gazette 9953
Crulivig School Register 6683
Bardachd Leodhais A book of Gaelic songs and hymns compiled by Iain N Macleod, a former headmaster in Bernera school. Iain was so impressed by the bardachd of John Smith from Earshader that he decided to gather as much of his work as he... 12005

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