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Cameron of Lochiel's Own Website

Alistair Cameron, past President of Clan Cameron New South Wales (Australia), an AAGRA [Australian Association of Genealogists & Record Agents] professional genealogist, has extended his services to the Camerons of the Internet. Alistair trades in research in Edinburgh, and has many resources that are not well known in the UK.  As a non-member staffer at his local Mormon Library Family History Center, Alistair can access the records in their holdings, even outside of public hours.  

Among the available resources are the following:

Scottish birth, death or marriage records that are indexed, from 1550 to 2000.  Yes!  No privacy restraints.
Scottish Census returns 1841 and 1861 for the Lochaber district, names required but addresses we may find.

All parts of Scotland: Census records 1841 to 1891 for which an address is known.

(For 1891 and 1881 a known address is not essential, because the entire country is also name indexed)

Uncommon resources, not widely known: the four volumes Descriptive List of Plans, a finding aid to Estate Plans in Scotland.  "You tell me a CAMERON farm in Lochaber and I may find the Estate Plan description and where to get it."
Database of 900 COMPLETE compressed [.ARJ] Parish records for the UK Census of 1851...searchable from keyboard.


For Clan Cameron societies "free look-ups" of the various Indexes are provided, and require just the postal charges remitted. Documents which Alistair has to pay for, naturally have to be charged.  Consultations, information as to Scottish sources, or "tactical advice" are free of charge, although there are fixed pre-paid rates for documents:

Search and supply photocopy of Register AU $22
Search and fully transcribe Register AU $28
Search and supply Official Registry Certificate ENQUIRE
Administration Fee [a single payment covers the transaction] AU $20
Charge if entry Not Found [part of fee is refunded] AU $15

Payment only via AUS. funds (due to recent large exchange rate variations)
mailed credit cards. Ask for details of how to do that by freephone.

Note: While exchange rates vary, one AU $ is about 58 cents US


[Contact Alistair Cameron]

Cameron Research, Bundanoon, NSW, Australia
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