Friends of Seallam!

In this web-site you will find information on several exciting new projects being carried out at Seallam! for Northton Heritage Trust. The first draft of our register of emigrants has gone on-line, with details of over 20,000 emigrants from the Outer Hebrides to destinations all over the world, between 1750 and 1900. We hope to produce a regular revised version, as further research allows us to add information and include new areas of emigration.

At the same time we are in the process of putting on-line the vast genealogical archive amassed by Bill Lawson over more than fifty years of research into families of the Outer Hebrides. At present this archive contains references to over a quarter of a million persons, and we intend to convert these to database form on a parish by parish form over the next three years. The first two parishes, Harris and Point in Lewis, are now available.

Very generous help towards the costs of these research projects has been received from Leader Innse Gall and HIE, but Northton Heritage Trust requires to find funding to cover the remainder of these costs.

If you would like to make a contribution, however large or small, towards the costs of these projects, your assistance would be most gratefully acknowledged.