The Home Page
Welcome to John Cameron
home page. There are two parts. The first is a collection of McGregor files amassed between 1980 and 1995. The second part consists of my family tree in html. "The wardjc.com support team" has nothing to do with this website. I suggest you ignore it.
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The McGregor Collection
Probably what you came for, but these are just ordinary text files - not clickable internally.
My own McGregors
The House of Glengyle
The House of Roro.
Ardlarich, a Roro offshoot.
RobRoys - A collection of Rob Roy descents.
NonRobs - Not so. A lesser group!
Cambus McGregors - An enclave near Doune.
Glencarnoch. The line of the present Chief.
Now my Personal Ancestral File.
Presently (Nov 2005) about 58000 persons are in AQ Mainly in English counties: Lancs., Warws., Wmlnd., Yorks., & Lincs; and in
This will take you to a person-index which has an entry for each person , with dates, but you may need to scroll down a bit. If you come to a full stop, click “Next”. Having clicked your individual of choice you will be whisked away to visit him or her, complete with parents, children, ancestors and descendants (both for four generations). The is lots of whitespace so keep scrolling.
If you see the odd % or # symbol while clicking your way through, it means that this line leads either to a genealogical correspondent (%), or me (#). Ask me and I will put you in contact.
There is a genealogical directory at Ifoundit . They kindly put me in their index so I am putting them in here. Have a click! You can do searches using "and" "or", "not" operators and the widcard *. It works very well. Try also Cyndi's list , a good list of genealogical sites on the Internet, especially for
Thoughts (now historical) on Genealogical Software
Ancestral Quest (AQ) version 11 is the lastest as of January 2004 and is quite something, especially for someone with 55000 people to look after. I think the best bit is the new ID number which not only identifies a person, but also encodes his or her relationship with the root person. even by several marriages if necessary. After a little practice several seemingly unconnected branches were happily regrafted with its aid.
More Historical Notes (me this time).
I was born in 1921 in the grimy Northern English mill-town
of Middleton, near
Life continued serenely in Newquay
until my mother, still an attractive woman in a bathing costume, met and
married my stepfather, and I was whisked off to Wembley
(of football fame), where he lived. School there was a bit more real and
earnest that in good old Newquay, and less to my taste, until I went on a fortnight's cruise
By then I had graduated to manhood, but really had nothing
to show for it. I saw the Graf Spee blow up in
Female company, too. I ended the course married to the prettiest girl in year, and we soon had four delightful children. She told me that all she wanted was babies. She had taken her chemistry degree to please her father, now she intended to please herself, stay at home, and look after them. I dearly loved her for it. I could earn money (for doing what I enjoyed) and give a little help producing babies which was what she wanted.
. Soon we were installed in a fine big house in the
Thames-side town of
There are still people around who talk of "proven" genealogies. This has to be nonsense. There is no historical record that is anything better than doubtful. Just think of all the villains lurking about in the past, doing their best to falsify things, let alone the mistakes that were made. Proof means certainty and we can never attain that. The best we can do is to proceed by the scientific method - the method of conjecture and refutation. I commend to all genealogists and family historians the works of Sir Karl Popper, such as Objective Knowledge. They really should read it.
And another thing. There has been too much pussyfooting around religion. People seem to think that what you believe is a matter of free democratic choice; logic has nothing to do with it. This results in lots of conflicting religions, lots of strife, witch-burning and warfare, lots of strongly, even fanatically, held beliefs with no reason behind them, and lots of silly interference with useful things like stem-cell research. Let me just say that this is all dangerous rubbish. There would be no need for it if people would only think.
Lastly: acknowlegements. In my home Ancestral Quest file these are all in the notes but the notes have been left out of the present website to speed things up. Contact me and I will put you in touch with other interested researchers. Special thanks are due to Paul Willan for much early Willan research.