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New Items in the web pages
Here is a brief update on new items in the web pages. Hm, it seems
it's been a month since I sent out one of these updates. However,
Laurel has taken to posting whenever she has something new, so that
takes up a lot of the slack.
The new items in the past week, er, month are listed below. All of
them may be found by looking under New in
* Samples of the many New Year greetings are in a web page.
* Prince Henry Sinclair was the Famous Scot on the Gathering of the
Clans website for the first week of January 2000.
* Discussion about The Earls of Caithness by Niven and the present
Earl is in a web page which has a link to details of each Earl by
* Laurel has prepared many interesting web pages, including:
+ Diaspora: Why people left Scotland.
+ King's Foot: New footnote information on Rollo.
+ Combat 1812 to 2000
+ I Love a Mystery: Earls with Blood on their Hands.
+ Gatherings: Add more?
+ Flodden Flask: Soon we may know the whereabouts of the flask today.
+ Italy: Early Norman and St. Clair connections in Italy.
+ A Sinclair musician in Hawaii and his ancestry.
+ Earl's pennant and Arms: scanned copies "For the Ladies" on
wearing the tartan: from an old Yours Aye.
+ First Clan Sinclair USA Gathering: from an old Yours Aye.
* Normandy Storm: things lost at la Behottiere, by Sinclair de la
Behottiere. His farm experienced the two worst storms in French
history over the recent holiday season.
* gringo from Green Grow the Rushes or the Lilacs? This is a
collection of two versions of each of two songs together with
commentary from people on the list. Laurel put me up to it.
* Pictures of Dunbeath Castle and Estate were supplied by an
anonymous correspondant, plus some pictures from the air by the
Earl of Caithness.
* Niven Sinclair sent a writeup about circumstantial evidence for
Henry Sinclair being on King Peter's Crusade.
* To house quotations from John McCrae, ``In Flanders Field,'' and
Rudyard Kipling, ``If any ask us why we died,'' I have constructed
web pages about the batles of Ypres and Loos of the Great War.
* Finally (for the moment), the text of Gordon Sinclair's broadcast
``America,'' together with commentary about him by various list
members, is in a web page.
Remember: these web pages were never intended to be the only Sinclair
web pages. They are more of an overview that should over time
increasingly use links into other pages elsewhere. Send in URLs for
your own web pages; I will add links to them.
If someone thinks any particular material should be in a web page, the
best thing to do is to send me text for what you think should appear.
For example, if you want your family to have a web page. (Note that
the appearace of such family web pages implies nothing about whether
or not any family or surname is a sept or allied family; that is a
decision for Clan organization people.) Or, even better, put it in
your own web page and send me a link.
Those of you who have sent in material that hasn't appeared in the web
pages yet, don't despair; I'll get to it as time permits.
The vast majority of the material in these web pages has been sent in
by various Sinclairs and others all over the world, many of them
through the Sinclair discussion list,
John S. Quarterman, firstname.lastname@example.org
[ This is the Sinclair family discussion list, email@example.com
[ To get off or on the list, see http://www.mids.org/sinclair/list.html