Returning Rosses 2012
Reals Ross and Yvette LaFortune from Montreal, Canada had an interesting story to tell us about Reals's ancestor, William Ross from Tain. He joined the Fraser Highlanders and later became a pilot on the St Lawrence River.
Jonathan and Andrea Edwards from Pennsylvania, USA, visited us in September. Jonathan's great-great Grandfather was from the Highlands
Nancy Ross Brock and her husband H. Thomas from Tennessee, USA, called in to the Clan Ross Centre. Nancy is on the trail of her Ross ancestors.
Diane and Brian Mackay had a long chat with fellow Mackay, Sheila, when they visited. Diane's great X2 grandfather was Simon Corbet from Tain. He travelled to New Zealand c 1860 on the "Silistria". Diane is going to send us more details when she gets home.
Saija Tiuraniemi and Hermanni Teppo visited on a lovely sunny day. Hermanni is decended from Willaim Ross. His great uncle Eero, visited earlier in the season.
Ross Brown is the great grandson of Sir George W. Ross, 5th Premier of Ontario from 1899-1905. Ross enjoyed a good visit and a long blether
Sisters, Claire and Barbara Ross from New Zealand, visited on a wet Saturday afternoon but the weather did not dampen their good spirits. They were accompanied by Barbara's daughter Sarah.
The museum camera failed on the day Janet, Bo and Sarah from USA visited so Janet kindly sent a photo from her own camera. Janet's maiden name is Ross. This is a return visit for Janet and Bo who were here in 2008.
Mike and Peppa Taylor from London called in to see us. Pepa is originally from Finland and a decendant of Willaim Ross.
Another family from Finland visited us on the same day as Lotti and her family; Eero Teppo along with his daughter Annina and her husband Heikki Mikkonen and son Leevi. Their ancestor was William Ross who left Scotland in the early 1600s to become a merchant in Vassa. He is also the same ancestor of Lotti's family. The two branches of the family met for the first time in Tain.
Lotta Sorri and her family are visiting Scotland from their home in Finland. They will be attending the graduation ceremony of Lotti's son Karl (2nd on the right) from Glasgow University. Karl has promised to send a picture of the day. In the picture are: Linda,Lotta, Lena, Jan, Karl and Otto.
Joe Ross from Austin, Texas, only had time for a short vist but enjoyed the Clan Ross video before continuing his tour of Scotland.
Lisa and her mother travelled from Australia and America to meet up in Britain. They are on the trail of George Ross from Edderton. The family moved to Aberdeen and then to Australia via New Zeland.
Claude Ross from Canada is very proud of her Ross heritage.
First to make our Returning Rosses page for 2012 is Lynn Greenslade who has come to Tain seeking information on her Ross ancestor, Hector and his sons Angus, George, Robert and Donald.
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