|About||Tina Beaird, of Tamarack Genealogy, provides presentations and workshops to groups, libraries and genealogical/historical societies on topics including genealogical methodology, military records, Scottish research, digitization and archival preservation.|
Tamarack is a Scottish settlement established in 1845 by Stephen and Sybilla Findlay and sons. It is located between Plainfield, Illinois to the south and Aurora, Illinois to the north. The settlement grew to become home to dozens of Scottish families emigrating predominately from Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Scotland.
Wheatland Presbyterian Church, founded in 1856, quickly became the religious and social center of the community. Over 170 years since these intrepid Scots put plow to prairie, descendants of these hardy pioneers still worship together and carry on the legacy of their ancestors.
Why name my company Tamarack Genealogy? I have been researching and writing about Tamarack for over 8 years. I have traveled extensively in the United States and the United Kingdom locating family records, interviewing descendants, and documenting the history of the settlement. Through connecting with Tamarack's descendants, I have uncovered a rich and vibrant history. It didn't take long to find a space in my heart. It is a truly a remarkable place.