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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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Other names
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: Donald of Langilwenach
On this day in 1506, 'Donaldo Makalester' is named among the numerous men in the Isle of Bute to whom the king gave new grants of lands they held there. The grant describes those named as hereditar...
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Today in Macalister History: In Victory, Defeat
On this day in 1689, Jacobite forces under John Graham, Viscount Dundee, inflicted a spectacular defeat on the forces of William of Orange at Killiecrankie in Perthshire. Among Dundee's forces, fig...
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Today in Macalister History: McAllister's Mill
On this day in 1836, a group of local abolitionists gathered at the home of James McAllister in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. McAllister and his family operated a mill on this property, and in the deca...
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Kewl... thanks for sharing :)

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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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Today in Macalister History: 'Hector and the Synod of Argyll'
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Hello, ScotClans! I'm the historian for the Macalister clan - Canadian but educated in Scotland and now living near Chicago. I have a blog related to the Macalisters and occasionally represent that clan at Highland games (coming up: Wisconsin Highland Games, 4-6 September).
Copyright © Lynn McAlister, 2011-2015. If you enjoy my blog and wish to share it, you are welcome to do so! All I ask is that you credit Lynn McAlister and Today in Macalister History as the source...
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Any Macalisters in the Milwaukee area? Stop by and see us!
A weekend of Scottish and Celtic fun for the whole family, featuring music, dance, athletics, food, drink, living history, and much more.
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that is a true fun weekend 

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Just realising how long it's been since I posted here! Hope everyone in Google+ land is well.
In the summer of 1665, the Privy Council of Scotland, "having heard and considered a petition presented for Gory McAllaster of Loup", granted the Macalister chief an order of protection, to last un...
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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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