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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Aeneas James Gunn (Australia) on the Edinburgh Gunn family trees

I have discussed - and used - the Clan Gunn Edinburgh family trees here as they had not been fully detailed in Clan Gunn histories before.

I have added further information relating to them - a letter by Aeneas James Gunn (whose wife wrote the Australian classic 'We of the Never Never'). See

Clan Gunn blog; 22,500 + hits

I entered the following on 31 August -

Clan Gunn blog; 20,000 + hits

The hits and audience for this blog show something tangible about the Scottish diaspora, especially to those with a Clan Gunn interest. (The 8 June 2014 figures for 17,500 hits are in brackets.) The top five countries are -
  1. USA - 5371 (4824)
  2. UK - 3938 (3017)
  3. Canada - 3629 (3509)
  4. Australia - 1529 (1322)
  5. Germany - 1158 (963)

But on 15 October 2014 this Clan Gunn blog went through the 22,500 hits barrier. So it took roughly eleven weeks to go from 17,500 to 20,000 hits but roughly six weeks to add on the next 2,500 hits. The top five countries are exactly the same - and in the same order - as in August.

The website which evolved from this site, namely  has the following for the top six  countries -
  1. USA
  2. UK
  3. Australia
  4. Canada
  5. New Zealand
  6. Germany

Friday, 26 September 2014

'Key issues for a Clan Gunn history' - access

I thought people might like to know that copies of Key issues for a Clan Gunn history can be accessed at  - the British Library; the National Library of Scotland; the Department of History's library in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh; Wick Library; Caithness Family History Society's library; Timespan Museum's reference collection (Helmsdale); the Genealogical Society of Queensland; the Society of Australian Genealogists (New South Wales) and at the Genealogical Society of Victoria.

I will place further copies next year. I am very aware that Canada and the USA require texts in institutions similar to the above.

Friday, 19 September 2014