In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
In 1773, one hundred and eighty Scottish Highland emigrants, including 80 children, clambered aboard the Hector at Loch Broom. They had paid for their passage, land grants at Pictou in Nova Scotia and a year's food supply. On this "voyage from hell" was George McLeod, aged five, who was travelling with his two brothers, Donald and Angus. Seven generations later, George's descendants are thriving in Australia and the United States of America, heirs to the DNA, the "tartan helix", passed on by George, his son Angus, Samuel, son of Angus and Lydia Tupper, and Samuel's eldest daughter, Lily Agnes McLeod.
This 'novel' is an imaginative reconstruction of their survival, based on hundreds of jigsaw pieces of genealogical data, and is a microcosm of the migration saga and survival of an indomitable race, the Highland Scots.