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Professional Scottish genealogist - this blog is for my own family history and photos

Sepia Saturday 130 – daft women and their cats :-)

Thanks to Little Nell for babysitting us Sepia Saturday-ers while Alan loafs about drinking delicious beers on holiday with the GLW.  I’m sure Nell will do a marvellous job in his absence. This week’s post is allied to Alan’s black … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 126

Alan and Kat have provided the inspiration this week by posting a group photo of a wedding on the Sepia Saturday blog, so I had a rummage in my archives and came up with another photo of Granny from Great … Continue reading

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RMS Titanic: and the young Scottish violinist played on…

As you will no doubt know, it’s the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on Sunday 15th April.  1514 people lost their lives and 710 were rescued.  I was appalled to read that the lifeboats could only have … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday – Library

The inspiration for this week’s Sepia Saturday post is “Library”.  I’m not a big borrower of books for casual reading,  but I AM a huge fan of reference libraries – the ones where you can go and look up all … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 119 – Work

This week’s Sepia Saturday theme is Work.  Whatever interpretation of work you wish to write about.  Here’s mine… I previously posted some photos of Douglas and Elsie glammed-up (I still haven’t got over the black lace Madonna-style evening gloves) for various … Continue reading

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Seeking relatives of a Canadian pilot killed in WWII crash – Part 2

As per my last post, I’m still appealing for help in tracing living relatives of Flt Lt Donald Banbury Douglas, a young Canadian airman who died in a plane crash while on a test flight in Banffshire, Scotland in 1945. … Continue reading

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Canadian pilot killed in WWII crash – appeal for genealogy help please

Some of you will remember that I posted this time last year about Granny’s younger  brother, James, who was in the RAF and went missing during WWII.  Last week I was reading the Scottish Military Research Group’s blog post about … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 118 – Going Out – no bagpipes please!

This week’s theme for Sepia Saturday is “going out”, as suggested by Liz Stratton of Attics and Old Lace.  I could have posted many photos of the family on outings to the playground, picnics, or fishing trips, but I chose a … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 116 – Facial Hair – no, not mine

The theme for this week’s Sepia Saturday post is Facial Hair.  I’m not a big fan of the old Face Fungus – a bit of designer stubble is OK, but a man sporting the full “burst mattress” look  is likely … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 115 – Fun and Games

This weeks Sepia Saturday inspiration comes from a 1904 photo of Korean women playing a board game.  I’ve raided Great Granny’s albums again, and while there are no photos of board games, Granny got up to various other activities with … Continue reading

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