Welcome to the new Bogstown.com website.  Please note there have been some major improvements to the site and much of the original data and pages are still being transferred from the old site which closed down in December 2009.  The major change is the addition of the members Blog and ability to publish and archive newsletters along with members comments.

If you experience any login problems please email me and I can provide assistance.

Currently we are hosting two (2) Laird family trees The Bogstown Laird  tree and The Elagh Laird  tree despite the extensive size of these two trees at this stage no paper records have been found that provide a connection between the two Laird families.   Recent Y-DNA results however have conclusively shown that both the Bogstown & Elagh Laird families come from a common male ancestor with a 94% probability that this was within the last 8 generations.    Laird DNA

The Elagh Laird family attended Burt Presbyterian Church (Co Donegal) and then later both Laird families attended Ballyarnett Presbyterian Church (Co Londonderry) when it opened in 1848.   A search of the Burt and Knowhead Church records has been completed and further research is ongoing for both Laird tree's. 

NOTE: After Login to access the family tree area please goto "Genealogy" under Laird in the left side menu then search the tree's using 'Surnames'.   (The search feature (top right) on the main site only looks thru the newsletter archive).

We can host mutiple Londonderry/Donegal Laird family trees if needed and to this end bogstown.com is available as a free public service to all Ulster Laird family descendants worldwide.   Please contact me if you are interested in administration rights to host and editing your own Laird Family tree on this site.

Bruce Laird –  June 2010


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