Returning Rosses 2014


Nicole Poitras and friend Caroline visited Tain to see the home of Nicole's ancestor William Ross who fought with the 78th Fraser Highlanders in Canada. Nicole is going to write an article for us about her family.

Charles and Jean Ross from North Carolina, USA. Charles can follow his Ross family line from when they arrived in America in the 18th Century.

Julie Ross Clark with husband Richard, USA. Julie's ancestor, Alexander Ross, was baptized in Alness and lived in Tain for some time before he married his Mackay sweetheart and moved to Canada.


Joy Williams from Australia has been researching her Ross ancestors and called in to see us.

David Ross, Kiltarlity, Scotland has discovered his Ross ancestors lived near Edderton.

Taya, Kacie, Kevin and Hans Ros from New Jersey, USA, have been enjoying their holiday in Scotland. Hans is from the Dutch Goor/Abbekerk branch, and is pursuing this trail in Ross-shire county.

Rona Ross Thompson has traced her Ross family ancestry to Banff,Aberdeenshire. She called in to Tain with her family.


John Banks revisited The Museum with his brother Peter. He also introduced his newest member of the Banks/Ross family - his Granddaughter, Libby Leanne Cranefield. Peter and family were planning a special family dinner that evening when they would be wearing their Clan Ross outfits.

Beverley Smith's Great Grandfather Angus Ross grew up in Tain and emmigrated to Australia in 1919.

Ron from Texas, USA visited the Clan Ross Centre with Angela and Jessica.

Mirjam Ros and Hans visited from Holland. They were finding out about Mirjam's Ross heritage.

Terry Ross and Suzanne Love (nee Ross) from Ontario, Canada have been tracing their family history. They think brothers Alexander and Roderick Ross left Tain in the 1850s to emmigrate to Canada.

Paul and Sigrid Ross from the Netherlands called in to see us today. Their ancestor was a soldier who fought on the continent in the 17th century.



Darnella Davis is a decendant of Chief John Ross of the Cherokee. She visited the Clan Ross Centre with her mother Mary Louise Adams.

Evelyn and her mother Jean Flint have been tracing their ancestor David Ross born c.1791 and who was a master shoemaker in Alness.


Belinda Ross and her husband Andrie Uys are visiting from South Africa. Belinda is researching her Clan Ross roots.

Stephan and Denis Ross from Quebec in Canada, accompanied by France Brosseau and Helene Boisjoli visited on a gloriously sunny day. Stephan has compiled an impressive family tree.


Sheila's visitors May 2014. Jim and Alice Ross from USA.

Brothers, Henry and Robert Ross from the Netherlands, visited us today.

David Ross Muirhead  and his wife are just begining their researches into the Ross side of David's family.

That same day Carole Craig and her husband called in, visiting from the Scottish Borders. Carole has done alot of research on her family of Rosses from Evanton.

First to make it onto our Returning Rosses webpage are Wes and Judy Johnston, visiting from Ontario, Canada. Wes related  the fascinating tale of their Mackay ancestors from Criech who were indentured for 4 years in America, and whose son married a Ross and eventually moved to Canada.


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