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Often when you are looking for  a family whose name is not common in an area you come across children you know nothing about. This may open up a new branch to the tree you are researching. In 1838 a child was born in Portree, Isle of Skye to Alexander Arbuckle and Margaret Colquhoun named Flora Arbuckle.


By the 1841 census neither Alexander nor Margaret are to be found and young Flora is living with her grandparents.


However by the 1861 census she is no longer there and there is no record of her having died. So maybe she has emigrated? We found that she had indeed emigrated to Australia in 1856 and during the search for her we also came across Alexander Arbuckle who had emigrated too in 1838.


So it looks like, when she was old enough, Flora followed her father and undertook what must have been a very daunting journey for an 18 year old unaccompanied woman.


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Jane Colquhoun Iain Colquhoun

New Branches Genealogy is a partnership of two professional genealogy researchers, Iain and Jane Colquhoun. Together they have over thirty years experience of genealogical research.

Dr. Iain Colquhoun is the lead researcher. He has been involved in family history research for 10 years discovering branches of his family tree across the world. Iain has a PhD from the University of Sheffield and an MA from the University of Glasgow. He is a member of the Society of Genealogists, the Scottish Genealogy Society and is a

member of the Kent and the Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Societies. Iain is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is bound by their Code of Ethics.


Jane Colquhoun is a consultant with New Branches Genealogy. She has 25 years involvement as a family tree researcher building trees for families across the world. Jane has a BA and MA both from Sheffield Hallam University and is a member of the Kent Family History Society. Jane is also studying

towards the Higher Certificate in Genealogy at The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies.


Together they bring many years of research expertise and experience in family history research into their work as genealogists and apply these to provide a thoroughly researched and professional product for you.


New Branches Genealogy is a professional company and as such we ensure that all work undertaken by the company adheres to the code of practice of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA).