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Project Status 2011
June 12, 2011 Over 100 of the compiled genealogies have now been updated with new material, both from individual contributors (Many thanks!) and from transcriptions that I recently made in Edinburgh.

Check to see if your family group has some new information...


June 10, 2011 After this year's visit to Scotland, a number of full death records from 1955-2005 derived from transcriptions at the National Records of Scotland, (NRS) (formerly the General Register Office for Scotland) in Edinburgh. These are available within the death records and show detailed causes of death.

This is the first step in an ambitious project to link unconnected families by the incidences of particular types of disease, such as cancer, and will be an initial step prior to adding DNA profiles of living Brebner/Bremner individuals as a way to break through the "brick walls" that prevent connecting earlier individuals because of lack of paper documentation. More about this exciting project later this year!

April 21, 2011 has a new look! Please bear with me as I update and verify all pages and links during the next couple of months.

During this interim period, some pages may revert to the "old-look" style, others may not be found.

The compiled genealogies should not be affected during the change-over.

April 01, 2011 I maintain the Brebner/Bremner data in two types of databases. All event-based occurrences, such as births, marriage, deaths, census' etc. are held within a series of xBase III datasets. These are updated monthly. Information is generated for the user on-the-fly using a Mivascript front-end.

The compiled data is maintained using Brother's Keeper, a genealogy program that I have been using through various upgrades. I have reently moved to the latest version, Brother's Keeper for Windows 6.4.22 which allows for longer and more detailed individual event entries. The output from this program (converted to .pdf format) is what you see when you view the compiled genealogies.

During the next year, each of the 450+ compiled genealogies will be updated to include additional textual and source material, and will make them both easier to read as well as being a more printer and user friendly download.

At this time, the Brother's Keeper database links over 55,000 individuals in 16,000 families.

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