Monthly Archives: December 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday – diamonds?

My partner, Adrian, is an independent jewellery valuer, and when we first got together he offered to value my jewellery for me.  It hadn’t been valued in 10 years as I was so afraid of the invoice.  No jewellers could … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday – sewing box psychology

This sewing box belonged to my great aunt Mamie (also known as Ena, also known as DeeDee and christened Georgina – just as well I have her pinned down in the family tree!) It has well-organised compartments full of buttons, … Continue reading

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Can anyone help identify this mystery Scottish piper?

John Hume was born in Haddington in 1854 to William Hume (1823 – 1893) and Margaret Veitch (c1827-1878).  William was a coachsmith at St Laurence, Braehead.  John also took on the same trade and was noted in the Census on … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Fruitcake – Friend or Foe?

Geneabloggers are asking for posts on Christmas Memories.  Today’s is “Did you like fruitcake? Did your family receive fruitcakes? Have you ever re-gifted fruitcake? Have you ever devised creative uses for fruitcake?” I like fruit, I like cake, but Fruitcake … 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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