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Lynn McAlister
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Attended University of Aberdeen
Lived in Aberdeen, Scotland
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  • University of Aberdeen
    MA (hons.) history, 1993
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Lynn Collins
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History/genealogy librarian; Macalister historian
Introduction
History and genealogy librarian; Macalister historian (MA, FSA Scot)
Bragging rights
Macalister Historian at the Guild of One-Name Studies; district 7 commissioner/history committee (Clan MacAlister Society); historian (Clan McAlister of America); Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Work
Occupation
history librarian and genealogist at public library
Employment
  • public library
    history reference, 2008 - present
  • United Kingdom Census bureau
    ennumerator, 1991 - 1991
  • Tyndale House Publishers
    copyeditor (freelance), 1994 - 2009
  • Lost Coin Productions
    history consultant to Haiti documentary, 1995 - 1995
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Previously
Aberdeen, Scotland - Girton, England - Cologny, Switzerland - Hamilton, Ontario - Chicago, Illinois

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Today in Macalister History
On this day in 1627, Hector M'Allester, Lieutenant, arrived in Lochkilkerane (now Campbeltown) in response to a government levy of Highland bowmen. The Anglo-French War (part of the Thirty Years' W...
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If you're in the Chicago/Milwaukee area this weekend, come see us at the Illinois St. Andrew Society Highland Games in Itasca (NW suburban Chicago). We're representing the Clan Macalister Society.
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 If you're in the Chicago/Milwaukee area this weekend, come see us at the Illinois St. Andrew Society Highland Games in Itasca (NW suburban Chicago). We're representing the Clan Macalister Society.
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I love the winters! They're not as brutal as they used to be, though - global warming or something. We get bursts of brutal, but it's not consistent.
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Crazy-busy day at the library yesterday. For no apparent reason, either. One of the fabulous things about my job is that every day is completely different, and there's no way of predicting what any day will be like. Wonder what today will be. To be honest I'd really rather just stay home and spend the day reading.
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Haven't had a good pleasure reading day in so long! But May is looking promising! Research is fun too (sometimes too much fun...must...get back...to writing!
 
Anyone here doing Caribbean research?
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Today in Macalister History: ¡Feliz Cumpleaños! (or, Macalisters in Argentina)
¡Feliz Cumpleaños! to argentino footballer Carlos Javier MacAllister, who represented his country three times in international matches during his career. He was born in Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina...
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Hello, Chris.

No, Charles was not connected to the Lordship of Lochaber. In fact, as far as I know, none of the major Macalister families ever held this lordship, or indeed any property in that area.

Charles Macalister who died in the sinking of the Comet was the youngest son of Alexander Macalister (1744-c.1831), who purchased the estate of Strathaird in Skye about 1789. Alexander's father, Ranald, had been factor for Macdonald of Kingsburgh. Several of Ranald's sons made small fortunes with the East India Company, and both of Charles's brothers died in the service of that institution, though Charles himself was a Writer to the Signet in Edinburgh.

Later generations of this family became the Macalisters of Glenbarr and Torrisdale, but they descended from a minor branch of the clan and were never lords of anything. 
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Today in Macalister History: 'Hector and the Synod of Argyll'
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Today in Macalister History: 'A Royal Summons'
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Tried to send this from my page but apparently that doesn't work. I thought this was nice.
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The ScotClans people have set up a new Scotland-centred social network, if anyone is interested. Looks promising.
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