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Article in the Herald 5th Jan 2001

Article in the Herald 5th Jan 2001

Wee review in Information World Nov. 2001

Wee review in Information World Nov. 2001

Announcement in the Family Tree Newspaper Aug/Sep 2002

Family Tree
There are a number of other pages in this issue talking about Electric Scotland

An article in The Moultrie Observer, South Georgia, USA, July 30, 2002

The Moultrie Observer

Editor's Mailbag

Dear editor:

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.

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 childrenís section.

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 Edinburgh, Scotland.

Electric Scotland 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 to shine!

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 services.

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.

If you have questions, please call me.

Please do see The Family Tree on the Internet at and please do participate by emailing Alastair McIntyre

Beth Gay

A mention in the Prime Time Newspaper, Friday, Aug. 2, 2002

Prime Time Aug 2, 2002

Prime Time article by Beth Gay mentioning Electric Scotland

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:

Electric 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.

Feature article in the AKIVA newsletter November 20, 2002

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