Category Archives: Photos

And then I remembered it is Father’s Day – Sentimental Sunday

I’ve been on a domestic Decluttering Mission for several months now, and have been going  through cupboards and drawers sorting out what needs to be binned/recycled/moved onto another household who will need or use it.  The theory is that you … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Wordle

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has been having fun with Wordle creating his own word cloud – and here’s mine You can choose colours, shapes, how many words to include and even download from your blog content.  I think it’s rather pretty.  I … Continue reading

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One Lovely Blog Award so I’m not just talking to myself!

I’m tickled pink to have received the One Lovely Blog Award from Lisa Ellam at Faces of my Family and Amanda Epperson at the Scottish Emigration Blog and I’m rather shame-faced that it has taken me a while to get round … Continue reading

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Greyfriars Bobby – Sentimental Sunday

Greyfriars Bobby isn’t related to me – he was a little Skye Terrier whose name makes Edinburgh folk very sentimental, and is known all over the world for his loyalty to his master, John Gray.  When John died and was … Continue reading

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1911 Scottish Census Cake anyone? Wordless Wednesday

The 1911 Scottish Census data was released yesterday and there was a party atmosphere in the search rooms at Register House in Edinburgh.  I took a few photos (check out the cake!) and posted them on my other blog, Scottish … Continue reading

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Grandpa & Granddaughter – Sepia Saturday

This is a lovely photo inherited from my maternal grandparents’ collection.  It shows Granddad’s brother and my Granny has written (proudly) on it “Norman Cunningham Porter, 78 yrs, consultant specialist anaesthetist, with Rose, his granddaughter”. Rose looks so delighted with … Continue reading

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my new website

Some of you will already know that I work as a genealogist in Scotland – my hobby obsession turned into my Dream Job and I feel very fortunate that I am able to support myself financially while doing something that … Continue reading

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Painless operations, live fish and Happy 100th birthday Douglas

On Monday my Grandfather, Douglas, would have celebrated his 100th birthday.  Sadly he died in 2002 at the ripe old age of 91, but we were grateful to have him, his stories and his sense of humour with us for … Continue reading

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Ancestor Approved Award

I’m doing a little Friday Night Happy Dance to celebrate receiving the Ancestor Approved Award from Jennie at They Came To Montana – thank you, Jennie!  Leslie Ann of Ancestors Live Here started the Award to show appreciation for the … Continue reading

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A review of 2010/Aims for 2011

I started this blog in August of 2010, although I have had my Sensible Hat on at my other blog for my business, Scottish Genealogist, for just short of a year and have been working as a professional Scottish genealogist … Continue reading

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