Tracing your emigrant ancestor back to their home country may seem a daunting prospect but by following a few simple steps you can begin the journey through
time and across continents to discover your Scottish roots.
When I was young and growing up in Perthshire, Scotland I wanted to know what Scottish clan I belonged to and what tartan I should wear. My family name
is Hall and although there is now a clan Hall, when I was young my surname didn’t seem to have an obvious Scottish clan to belong to. I looked back
in the family tree and discovered that there were Chisholms that I was related to and since there was a clearly acknowledged Chisholm clan and Chisholm
tartans I decided that was what I would align myself with – I even liked the tartans. Read More