When I first read this article in The Inverness Courier, I was almost positive I had seen it in a genealogy blog somewhere. I did a couple of searches, but still didn't find a post with this topic. I usually don't like to write on a subject someone else has written about unless I can find a different angle. I apologize in advance if I appear to be using someone else's idea...it's not intentional. This article about the Battle of Culloden caught my eye because I thought it was an interesting use of genealogy. The National Trust for Scotland wants children throughout the world to study their family trees in hopes of finding descendants from both sides of the battle to help with the grand opening of a new visitor's center - this is a great way to get people interested their family's history. Another interesting aspect of this article is where the author says "Genealogy has become a major source of income for the country's tourism industry as the descendants of Scots who emigrated to the New World, including many who left in the wake of the defeat... at the Battle of Culloden." Not only are we genealogists having a good time discovering our past, but it appears we are becoming an economic force too...I guess you just have to look at all of the new subscription services to know that. Here's somebackground on the battle for those of you interested.