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About The Aitkens of Ayr
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Hello there!

My name is Rachel Chisholm, and this is an attempt to put my family tree on-line
for others to see, comment on and perhaps assist in developing. My mum and I,
(another Rachel Chisholm, though Rachel Aitken by birth) have been researching
our tree for some years now.

We've traced Aitkens as far back as the mid 1600s, living in Ayrshire with
nautical and shoe-making roots. We've traced Chisholms from Lanarkshire to
Inverness and points in between as far back as the late 1700s.

Our research has taken us to many parts of Britain and Ireland, where we could
be found trailing through graveyards, camera in hand, attempting NOT to join our
ancestors in the subsiding ground on which many a heavy stone is laid.

We have spent hours on the web, tracing relatives through census, bmd and other
records. Fortunately, this is fairly accessible today, and with greater download
speeds, a much preferred option to the graveyard search!

Please feel free to browse through our site and links and send any comments you
might like to make to either:

Rachel Chisholm (Aitken)


Rachel Chisholm    

Thank you!

PS Have a look at our 'Spencegen' Website at

Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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