An article in The Moultrie Observer,
South Georgia, USA, July 30, 2002
A. most exciting
opportunity has arisen for Moultrie and Colquitt County!
The publication of The
Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library, The Family Tree, has become
affiliated with the largest Scottish history site on the Internet. Itís
called Electric Scotland.
features over 8,000 web pages of information on Scottish history and
Scottish clans (families) and information about people and places of
Scottish descent. There are entire books on Scottish history, recipes to
enjoy, Scottish language and stories in real audio and even travel
information on Scotland. There is a huge web board community and even a
The owner of Electric
Scotland is now, the webmaster for The Family Tree in Moultrie. He is
Alastair McIntyre and he lives in Grangemouth, just outside of
receives an average of 10,000 visitors each day. Thatís not a typo ...
10,000 visitors a day! Thanks to the miracle of the Internet, these
people come from literally all over the world.
The Family Tree is the
largest genealogical publication in the world - and at the same time -
is the largest Scottish publication in the world outside Scotland.
I hope you know that The
Odom Library in Moultrie already brings visitors to our city and county
from all over the world. As archival and genealogical repository for 120
Scottish clans and groups, there is information here that is available
nowhere else on earth!
The pairing of these
information sources has already caused excitement throughout the
Scottish community in America.
You're invited to go to
and simply click on The Family Tree. Youíll see our last issue as a
graphic and our upcoming issue as text (which will become a graphic when
the publication is printed). Youíll see all manner of interesting and
exciting things related to our publication.
Weíd like to do a
"Welcome to Moultrie and Colquitt County" section on The Family Tree
Internet site. (And, of course, thereís absolutely no charge to be a
part of The Family Tree on Electric Scotland.) This is your opportunity
We have already invited
The City of Moultrie, The Main Street Program, The Chamber of Commerce
and Colquitt County government to take part.
Space is not a problem,
Alastair says, "Beth, you think of it and Iíll figure out how to do it!"
So, we may have photographs, detailed information ... anything that will
invite people from elsewhere to come and visit us here in South Georgia.
If your civic group would
like to invite Civitans, Rotarians, Kiwŗnians, Lions, etc., from other
parts of the world to join you in Moultrie ... thatís fine.
If you would like to tell
the world about our wonderful diving facility or about our fantastic
YMCA ... or the trophy museum in Doerun ... or any of the nonprofit
groups who are so active here ... just email
Alastair McIntyre and let him know about what you do.
It would be lovely if our
churches would become involved and for them to invite visitors to their
The list is endless. We
would really like to "show off" Moultrie and Colquitt County!
If you are a business
person and have tourist-related services or products to offer, just call
me at the library and Iíll be glad to explain how you can be a part of
this exciting project. (229-985-6540)
The Family Tree is so
often on the receiving end of good things. It is lovely to be able to
offer something back to the community in return.
A mention in the Prime
Time Newspaper, Friday, Aug. 2, 2002
We have big news at the Family Tree. We are now on
Electric Scotland. Alastair McIntyre, who lives in Grangemouth, just
outside Edinburgh is our new Internet editor. You may go to
and then click on The Family Tree masthead, and youíll find the complete
June/July publication there as a graphic and our August/September issue
will be there in a few day.
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland,
Newsletter, No. 14.1, Sept 2002, page 8.
It reads as follows:
Scotland now hold around 10 000 web pages on historical matters
pertaining to Scotland, Scots and people of Scots descent and is the
largest Scottish history site on the web. It has now also become the
online home of the Odom Library in Georgia and its Family Tree
newspaper which is the largest genealogy publication in the world and
the largest Scottish publication outside Scotland.
in the AKIVA newsletter November 20, 2002
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