Welcome to the website!
This is the very first cut of a website I will develop over the next couple of years. It is very basic at present, but will take shape and no doubt reshape over time as I gather more information.
This first cut of the site is not meant for public use, it is meant as a gift for the descendants of Susanna MacDonald and William Stevenson and acts as a repository of information on the family history. The site will probably only exist for a few years, so I would encourage you to download any of the source information and keep for your own records.
I’ve done my best to keep the documents presented as accurate as possible, but inevitably with family history, there is some conjecture and comments in the site documents, and therefore I take responsibility for errors in interpretation, conjecture and any factual errors.
The site will mostly be populated with documents, so that as they are amended through time, superseded documents can be removed and new versions amended. This means that the site is a bit dry, and isn’t full of html text or even pretty pictures, but is easier to update through time as the research progresses.
The site contains a private login section; this private section is accessible to family members only, and access to non-family members is not permissible under any circumstances. This is because it contains family photos of living descendants, and therefore it will not be made public unless family members wholly and fully grant public access to it.
In preparing this site I have had assistance from many people, professional and non-professional and these are listed in the Acknowledgments pages, and Links pages. Their inputs and enthusiasm, particularly from those who are perfect strangers are appreciated, and hopefully I have acknowledged everyone where they are quoted. As this site is a first cut, if you find any copyright infringements please do contact me; any omission is not deliberate and errors and omissions will be corrected going forward. Many copyright free documents are included in the Ebooks part of the site, so these are ok to download also.
Much of the site remains ‘under construction’, so please bear with me while I get it up and running
Please sign the guest book, and make comments, in due course I will establish a specific email address to answer any queries, but for the time being please use the Guest Book to contact me.
Best wishes for 2015
Nathalie Stevenson, December 2014.