Orr, Merseyside, England
One Name Studies Message Board on Meet the Experts!
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Orr is the Gathering of the Clan's most prolific writer (see his biography for a detailed
list of his articles). Since coming on board in September, 1999, Brian has authored
over three dozen articles, including five separate series which reflect his personal
and professional interest in One Name
The Plantation of
Children of Scotland and Scottish
Brian is a member of the Guild of One Name Studies, the Scottish Genealogy Society,
and the Ulster Genealogical and Historical Guild. He loves to help others find the
answer to that burning question, so if time permits, he'll lend a helping hand to
your research, especially if it has anything to do with his specialty, the Orr Family! Go to Brian's very own Message Board on Meet the Experts! on GOTC to post your question now, but remember, you have to sign up first!
Patsy Hennessy, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
Patsy's Website Musings from the Cemetery
Patsy Hennessy's regular column Musings from the Cemetery is one of the most popular spots on the Gathering of the Clans. Before getting involved in the wonderful world of genealogy, Patsy
spent more than twenty years as a Navy Analyst.
Today, Patsy applies the same analytical skills she learned in the
Navy to cemetery research. She has co-authored a five-volume publication consisting of
statistical information gleaned from 17,000 gravestones in more
than 35 Irish, Scottish and Acadian graveyards in New Brunswick,
Canada. Since then, Patsy has made her way through another
thirty graveyards in the region, accumulating enough research
material for several more books.
Morrison, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Andrew Morrison's Website http://www.tartans.com/articles/morrisonabio.html
Andrew Morrison is one of the most sought after contacts on the Gathering of the Clans. Andrew is a wealth of information about the origins of the Morrison Family Name and he has had a long-running dialogue with numerous persons on the GOTC's Clan Morrisson Discussion Boards. He has also written about Celtic Spirituality and the Gift of Second Sight, a subject which has drawn considerable attention from our readers. Andrew recently inherited the title of Viscount Dunrossil, following the death of his father .
Irving, Glasgow, Scotland
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Irving is a well-known Scottish author and journalist who came our way through our
friends in the Scottish Theatre. In addition to authoring numerous biographies of
famous and not-so-famous Scottish actors, musicians and vaudevillians, Gordon has
contributed several travel pieces about his favourite place, guess where? Scotland!!!
Gordon is a recent convert to the Internet and he even has his very own WEBSITE! You can read some of Gordon's many articles on GOTC at The History of the Scottish Theatre and Music Hall.
Dippel, Village Mills, Texas, USA
Dippel is the webmaster of www.sirharrylauder.com, a website dedicated to that famous
Scottish entertainer, Sir Harry Lauder. Edie has contributed a number of articles
on Scottish Theatre, including two pieces on Sir Harry himself! You can read Edie's articles on GOTC at The History of the Scottish Theatre and Music Hall.
Sam Henderson, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sam's E-Mail DoorDepot@aol.com
E-Mail Sam Henderson
Sam Henderson is a former 'Weekly Scotsman' journalist who also for a time
managed the late Scots comic, Johnny Victory. Despite swapping for a life
business some years ago he keeps in touch with theatre and showbiz
and is a member of the Scottish Music Hall Society. He is delighted to be
once again sharing a journalistic platform with his mentor and one-time 'TV
Guide' colleague, Gordon Irving. Sam has written the biographies of two Famous Scots for the Gathering of the Clans, Jimmy Logan and Stanley Baxter.
Laing, Midlothian, VA, USA
E-Mail Dan Laing
Laing Family Website http://members.spree.com/education/dlaing/Laings/Laing.html
Dan Laing is a research scientist, writer and researcher who spends his spare time running the Laing Family Website. He was an invaluable research contact for an article we wrote on the discovery of the Laing Family Tartan. Dan has written articles for GOTC on the experiences of the Laings in Oklahoma during the Cheyenne Uprising of 1878, and most recently, a fascinating piece on the Celtic Curse, a disease which affects persons of Celtic ancestry.