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BLAIRLIN's database, then consisting of 8543 lineage profiles and 80 BLAIRTREES was published May 1993 by Preston E. Groome, encompassing the lineages of some 800 participating members of BSGR & CBS and covered some 400 pages. Over half of the member's lineages were matched and compiled into 80 BLAIR Family Trees.

Over 220 copies have been purchased so far and over 125 copies have been donated to Genealogical Libraries worldwide. Copies of Blairlin III are still available for purchase at the publication price of $22.50 plus $4.00 postage and handling. For more information on ordering Blairlin III, Email Blairlin III Purchase.-->

Submissions and up-dates to date are over 9000 lineage profiles, and 93 TREES have been compiled. With the enlarged database, we had been experiencing a matching rate for new members of over 75% being matched with existing TREEs or with present unmatched members, forming new TREES. It is hoped that all will supply the compiler with any updates of their lineages and work on expanding their pedigree. Updates should be sent to the compiler.

BLAIRLIN and the members seem to be experiencing difficulty in extending TREES and member's pedigrees back to include ancestors born in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, (1600-1750 and earlier). Trees become bogged down in this period. Most of these ancestors were born in Ireland or Scotland and more data is required for this period. I would appreciate hearing from anyone having knowledge of a concentration of reliable data pertaining to BLAIRs born in this period. The Clan Blair Society has create the Muniments Committee to undertake the project of translating and recording some muniments of the early AYRSHIRE and PERTHSHIRE BLAIRS. A new book has recently been published on the PERTHSHIRE BLAIRS using this material. (Copies of the book can be purchased from the Clan Blair Stores.) Further efforts to translate existing AYSHIRE muniments are the next goal of the Committee.

Thanks to the generous contributions of just a few members, this new resource has been realized. New contributions to the Muniments Fund will be necessary to continue the efforts to translate and record these important and ancient BLAIR documents. It is hoped that others with similar concerns will let one of us know and do likewise so they can be added to the list of direct member donors. We feel confident the project will be of inestimable value to BLAIR Family Researchers in the years ahead.

The late Preston E. Groome was the original compiler of Blairlin & Blairtrees. Preston spent many, many hours on the current version of the Blairlin Matching Database. But, as technology ages it becomes more cumbersome to use. We are currently working on a re-design of the database and application to be able to offer Blairlin via the internet. Until we have migrated the database to the new platform, please feel free to submit your entries and updates, but expect that there will be no immediate results to the entries. We apologize for the inability to process your submission, but we will keep your entries and hope to begin compiling in the near future.

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