THE KINTYRE, SCOTLAND
ANTIQUARIAN and NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

The Kintyre Antiquarian & Natural History Society was founded in 1921 and exists to promote the history, archaeology and natural history of the peninsula.

The Society organises monthly lectures in Campbeltown - from October to April, annually - and has published its journal, 'The Kintyre Magazine', twice a year since 1977, in addition to a range of books on diverse subjects relating to Kintyre.

The Society has permitted me to publish web pages containing articles that I feel will be of interest to genealogists. Particularly those with ancestors in Kintyre.

These articles are taken from the magazine issues shown in the menu at the left with title of article listed below.

Kintyre, Scotland is a west coast highland penninsula extending into the Atlantic Ocean to within a few miles of Northern Ireland- Ulster.
The localities of my particular interest are Campbeltown and Southend.

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  • Issue 1; The North Carolina Connection
  • Issue 8; William Ralston of that Ilk
  • Issue 9; Half a Highlander
  • Issue 11; Shannons of Lephenstrath
  • Issue 12; Flora MacDonald in America
  • Issue 12; John Paul Jones & Others
  • Issue 13: The Omeys
  • Issue 13: A Forgotten Campbeltown
  • Issue 13: William McMurchy
  • Issue 14; A Late 18th Century Letter
  • Issue 14; Emigrants on Board the Diana
  • Issue 15; North Carolina Settlement of 1739
  • Issue 16; Stewart Mystery
  • Issue 17; The Armours
  • Issue 17; Sons of the Highland Manse (Stewart)
  • Issue 18; Saddell Castle
  • Issue 18; The Duel
  • Issue 19; The Annabella (to P.E.I.)
  • Issue 21; Irish Heritage
  • Issue 22; 17th Century Agricultural Tenancies
  • Issue 22; Presidential Brushoff
  • Issue 23; The Blues of N. Kintyre
  • Issue 23; Keil Through The Ages
  • Issue 24; Pages from the Past (1797 Southend Parish Enrollment)
  • Issue 24; Evolution of Gaelic Surnames
  • Issue 25; Mount Pleasant, Philadelphia (McPhearson/McNeill)
  • Issue 26; Researching your Family History (part one)
  • Issue 27; King Aidan
  • Issue 27; Researching your Family History (continued)
  • Issue 28; The McShannons of Kintyre: Harpers to Tacksmen
  • Issue 28; Family History; in the Society's Library
  • Issue 32; Hugh Henry Brackenridge
  • Issue 33; Campbeltown Ships
  • Issue 34; A Maker of Illicit Stills
  • Issue 34; Englishing of Gaelic Personal Names
  • Issue 35; Galbreath Correspondence
  • Issue 36; Galbreath Correspondence, continued
  • Issue 37; Kintyre Smugglers
  • Issue 41; Edinburgh Passengers
  • Issue 46; Back to Adam: A Kintyre Heritage
  • Issue 47; James MacMurchy
  • Issue 50; Templetons of Kintyre
  • Issue 51; A Sang at Least: The Life of William Mitchell
  • Issue 51; A MacNeilage Family of Campbeltown
  • Issue 52; The Rev Alexander Stewart (1755-1798) of the Kintyre 'Park' Stewarts
  • Issue 52; Saddell Abbey
  • Issue 53; A Kintyre Family's Contribution to Australia, McGill
  • Issue 53; Glencreggan - A Pen Portrait of Cantire
  • Issue 54; MEMORIES OF MACHARIOCH 1916 -1920
  • Issue 54; Dispersal of Brown Family, etc.
  • Issue 55;TenMiles South of Campbeltown
  • Issue 55; Dispersal of Brown Family Part II, etc.
  • Issue 55; Donald Walker
  • Issue 56; Dispersal of Brown Family Part III, etc.
  • Issue 59; Holmes Family
  • Issue 61; Life & Times of Andrew Ronald
  • Issue 62; Bruces in Kintyre
  • Issue 64; Two Weddings
  • Issue 66; The Loynachans
  • Issue 67; Kintyre Author Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Issue 67; Argyll Whisky Barons
  • Issue 67; Notes on Greenlees Families
  • Issue 67; Notes on Glenlussa
  • Issue 68; J Campbell Mitchell, Hamish MacKinven and Donald Kelly, George P McK Stewart, Kilkivan Chapel, Tragedies
  • Issue 69; DNA, Skipness, McNeil and Reviews
  • Issue 70; Gilchrist, Allt Beithe, Book Rievews, Taylor, Adam(s), Brown
  • Issue 71; Reid, MacFarlane, MCLEAN/CLARK., Miscellaneous, from 1865
  • Issue 72; George Wyllie, Miscellaneous
  • Issue 73; Duncan McEachran, MacAlisters, Book Review, Notes
  • Issue 74: Martin book store; N. Morrison- Photographer; Ian MacDonald Obit.
  • Issue 75; Archive project, Springbank Distillery, 1886 Cycle Club
  • Issue 76: Author Jill McGown, MacNeills Y-DNA
  • Issue 77: Campbeltown Excursion 1914, Road to Drumlemman
  • Issue 78: Private Lachlan MacKinnon, Alisa Craig.
  • Issue 79: Story of Andrew McKellar;
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