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Photographs in and around Wick/family history
« on: Saturday 07 June 14 22:04 BST (UK) »
There is a vast collection of photographs held at Wick Heritage Museum take from 1863 to 1975.  They were taken by local photographers, the Johnston family. A selection can be viewed on line at www.johnstoncollection.net  They are of great interest in family history research.
The museum is amazing and overflows with interesting exhibits extending to various rooms and gives a great impression of life in the Wick area.

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Re: Photographs in and around Wick/family history
« Reply #1 on: Friday 04 August 17 06:39 BST (UK) »
Thanks mirrin for pointing this out. It really is amazing. I have two photographs of my great great grandparents taken by Johnstons of Wick. When I visited in 2015, they were very helpful in tracking down a related photograph in the collection.

There is a vast collection of photographs held at Wick Heritage Museum take from 1863 to 1975.  They were taken by local photographers, the Johnston family. A selection can be viewed on line at www.johnstoncollection.net  They are of great interest in family history research.
The museum is amazing and overflows with interesting exhibits extending to various rooms and gives a great impression of life in the Wick area.
Cormack | Mackintosh / McIntosh
Waters | Swanson
Oag | Gow | Finlayson
McCoy / McKay / McElroy
Gilbert | Hoskins | Sellers
Burns | Campbell | Castles
Ivester | Turbough / Turnbull

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 August 17 19:43 BST (UK) »
Yes, an amazing collection and a great museum to visit.


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Re: Photographs in and around Wick/family history
« Reply #3 on: Monday 07 August 17 00:19 BST (UK) »
Some wonderful photographs Mirrin. Thank you.

I must let my friend know as her late father - John Ganson was a born in Keiss.

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Re: Photographs in and around Wick/family history
« Reply #4 on: Monday 14 August 17 16:04 BST (UK) »
Amazing photos!  I found two of my great aunts from Dunnet in several of them.
Caithness: Jack, Manson, Sinclair, Mowat
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Re: Photographs in and around Wick/family history
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 11 March 18 18:27 GMT (UK) »
This is a great website , I found a photo of my great grandmother  on this website, it's very useful
Banks - Wick, Caithness
Dunbar - Co Antrim-Birkenhead-Liverpool
Kemp - Woodnesborough,Kent-Liverpool
Long - Ireland-Liverpool
Clarke - Ireland-Liverpool
Weldon - Dublin-Birkenhead
Thomas - LLandysilio,Anglesey-Liverpool
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Re: Photographs in and around Wick/family history
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 20 March 18 16:32 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, I love looking at old photos :)
Ireland/Scotland/ Glasgow Flood,
Ireland/Scotland
Peebleshire /Lanarkshire Watson,
wigton/sorbie Mair,
Lanarkshire/Hope
Ireland/ Scotland/Tollcross Glasgow,Dochety
Tollcross Glasgow,Wilson,
Docherty Scotland / Ireland
Sherry Scotland /Ireland
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