Tag Archives: Scottish Ancestry

Sports Center Saturday – NO SPEEDOS!

OMG – just look at the get-up that this lot are wearing!  Still, they seem to be having a good time despite most likely being in Scotland and having been in the freezing cold water. Those lovely (hand-knitted?) items of … 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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Where I carry out my genealogy research

As Alan is on his online tour of archive images and has reached Edinburgh, I thought for my Sepia Saturday post that I’d show you where I carry out my genealogy research in Edinburgh – General Register House, at the … Continue reading

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Weather-related names #genealogy

We awoke this morning to be greeted by this and it’s far too early on in the winter to be starting with all this snow and travel disruption nonsense.  Inspired by Thomas MacEntee’s great Destination:  Austin Family post on Thanksgiving where … Continue reading

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Perthshire Amber Festival

As I’m sure you all know (both of you), the Perthshire Amber Festival kicks off tomorrow and I have Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s River Room booked at 1.30 for my very exciting, interesting, inspiring and innovative talk on how Dougie MacLean … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Fun: Who’s to blame?

I’m a bit late with this, but Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings issued this challenge: Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and we need more of you to do this, otherwise it may end…), is to: 1)  Read Brenda … Continue reading

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Sentimental Sunday – great great granny

This painting hangs in the home of a relative and Auntie kindly took a snap of it (sorry about the flash!).  This is the family of Thomas Alexander (1816 – 1884) and Margaret Borthwick (1819 – 1865) who were my … Continue reading

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