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Cromore Croft History Cromore Croft History is an unpublished collection compiled by Pairc Historical Society from local records and oral tradition, supported by the census and other statutory records. 41626
Western Isles Sites and Monuments Record The Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles) Sites and Monuments Record is a database of archaeological sites, finds and buildings in the Western Isles. An online version is available.  Information relating to certain... 29334
Scotland's War Losses Written by Duncan Duff, Scotland's War Losses is a book first published in 1947. It reviews the military contribution of Scotland to British armed forces since the Union of 1707, and makes a link between war casualties... 104691
Angus Macleod Archive The Angus Macleod Archive, housed at Ravenspoint, Kershader, Pairc on the Isle of Lewis is a collection of books, manuscripts and photographs collected by Angus "Ease" Macleod MBE (1916-2002). The Archive addresses a... Yes 38040
Gleanings: The Genealogy of Kinloch, Isle of Lewis and History of the Area by Angus Smith, Keose and other members of Comunn Eachdraidh Cheann a' Loch (Kinloch Historical Society). Detailed research into the family histories, agriculture, industries, schools, churches, military service and... Yes 5196
Uig: A Hebridean Parish by HA Moisley, MSc, and Members of the Geographical Field Group Departments of Geography, Glasgow University and University of Nottingham, 1961. Parts I: Introductory (on crofts and crofters) Part II: District Accounts... 49042
Publications from Pairc Historical Society Pairc Historical Society (Comunn Eachdraidh na Pàirc) has published histories of the villages of Lemreway, Gravir, Marvig, Cromore, Garyvard & Caversta, Kershader, Habost, Orinsay and Calbost, and the deserted... 44451
Gravir Croft History The Gravir Croft History is an unpublished compilation of information held by Pairc Historical Society and gathered from census records, society records and oral tradition. 17390
Roll of Honour: Pairc, World War Two Name Patronymic Address Service Details Kenneth Murdo Mackenzie Ceanaidh Murdo Choinnich Ruaidh 1 Habost Royal Navy. Able Seaman. Gunner. S/N 6855C. Served August 1939 to October 1945. First three years... 16205
Stornoway Gazette The Stornoway Gazette was founded in 1917 by William Grant, formerly a Highland News reporter and a native of Inverness. On his death in 1932, his wife Johanna became proprietor and his son James Shaw Grant became... 7270
Families of Lewis: Macaulay 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... 65088
Families of Lewis: Matheson 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... 65090
Families of Lewis: Macleod 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... 65091
The Lewis Land Struggle by Joni Buchanan (Acair, 1996) "The Isle of Lewis, to the present day, retains a substantial rural population for one reason above all others. It is that, at crucial points in the island's history, its people were... 49045
Ministers of the Parish of Lochs - 1724 onwards Church of Scotland (Established) - Church located firstly at Swordale, Keose and latterly at Eilean Tabhaidh, Keose Rev Colin Mackenzie 1724-1759 Rev Alexander Mackay 1760-1767 Rev James Wilson 1768-1784 Rev John... 38908
The Men of Lewis by the Rev Norman C Macfarlane. Originally in two volumes, consisting of appreciative sketches of the life and work of catechists and other godly men in 19th century Lewis. 45993
Uig Historical Society archive The archive of Uig Historical Society (Comunn Eachdraidh Uig) is housed in the museum at Uig Community Centre. It contains extensive files on genealogy and local history, which can be consulted by researchers. There is... 7415
Place Names of Lewis and Harris by Donald Maciver. A comprehensive exploration of Norse and Gaelic elements in placenames throughout Lewis and Harris. 9282
Bosta cemetery inscriptions 13576
The Hero of Buzancy The life of Angus Macmillan (1886-1961), the most highly decorated Lewisman in the Great War, and later a Church of Scotland minister, by his son Kenneth Macmillan. Available to buy from Pairc Historical Society. 38936
The Inverness Courier The Inverness Courier is a local newspaper covering Inverness and the wider Highlands and Islands of Scotland. With the first issue appearing in 1817, it is the longest-running local paper in the area.  9289
Habost Croft History Habost Croft History is a compilation of information held by Pairc Historical Society and gathered from census records, society records and oral tradition. 26718
Roll of Honour: Ness to Bernera - For King and Country 1939 to 1945 Bernera District Linshader:No Name Service Rank10 Kenneth Macinnes R.N. H.O. A.B.7 Donald Macleod R.A.F. H.O.7 Roddy A Macleod R.A.F. H.O. Crulivig:1 Malcolm K Macritchie R.N.R. A.B1 John Macleod Pioneer Corps Private2... 16143
Census 1861 The 1861 census was taken on the night of 7 April 1861. The 1861 census is the first census conducted by the Registrar General for Scotland, established under the 1854 Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (... 5457
Inscriptions at Old Valtos Cemetery 64278
Valtos School Register This register, held by Comunn Eachdraidh, Uig, lists admissions to Valtos School during the years 1911-1959. 9938
Uig 2000: Portrait of an Island Community Uig 2000: Portrait of an Island Community, by Ian Buchanan and Calum MacDonald, is a book produced for the millennium year about the inhabitants of Uig at that time. It was published by the Stornoway Gazette Ltd. 10022
Old Parish Register (Uig) The Old Parish Register for Uig covers from 1824 to the late 1850s. It provides dates for banns, marriages, births and baptisms but is not complete. Births were sometime registered months or even years after the fact,... 5184
Census 1851 The 1851 Census was taken on the night of 30 March 1851. This took place under the jurisdiction of the Home Office. All subsequent censuses have been conducted by the office of the Register General for Scotland,... 5456
Roll of Honour: Bernera School District, 2nd edition, WW1 Initial numbers refer to croft numbers. Breaclete:1 Macinnes, Norman, R.N.R.; drowned when H.M.S."Hermes" was torpedoed, 31st October, 1914;aged 14. (Son of Mrs Angus Macinnes)2 Macdonald, Finlay, R.N.R.3 Maciver,... 16434

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