Local History / Genealogy

Duncan has had a lifelong interest in the history of the local area and in recent years this has become more important to him as customs and businesses disappear, and families of ex-pats return to their roots wishing to find out about their forebears, their homes and way of life.

He has been involved for some fifteen years, along with a friend, in the ongoing project of cataloguing the extensive records of the Burnett family of Kemnay House. This archive, extending from the late 17th century to the early 20th century, consists of upwards of forty-thousand documents on a wide variety of topics relating to family life and estate management.

Duncan has been contributing a monthly article to Kemnay Newsletter since 2003, on topics relating to the history of the parish.

Local History / Genealogy > 2020

  • IT'S A SMALL WORLD - (31 KB - MS Word)
    Towards the end of the 1990s I attended several short courses at the University of Aberdeen. These were well-attended, one couple even travelling from the Black Isle to be present...


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