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

A skeleton and knee-grappling (again) – Sepia Saturday 108

Alan found an interesting photo of a levitating hat for this week’s Sepia Saturday and, as Granny always seemed to be wearing a hat in the 1920’s, I had a look in Great Granny’s album to see if I could … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 107 – a kleptomanic pet

My tree-climbing Granny is holding her Border Terrier and I’m sure he didn’t steal much – hopefully not, as I once had the misfortune to share a holiday cottage in North Yorkshire with a collie who had stolen and scoffed … Continue reading

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Pipers and the Internet

This time last year, when Images Past was in it’s infancy and I was still fiddling about wondering how to shape the blog, I posted this photo of a mystery piper and appealed for help in identifying him (or not!) as … Continue reading

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Happy Hogmanay! #Sepia Saturday

Photograph courtesy of Robert Todd Having had a quiet Christmas, we’re now into Hogmanay.  Celebrating on Auld Year’s Night is traditionally a bigger event in Scotland than Christmas, as celebrating Christmas was banned in the 16th century after the Reformation … Continue reading

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Born on Christmas Day – #Sentimental Sunday

Merry Christmas Everyone! I thought I ‘d have a quick look in my family history files and see who was born on Christmas Day and I found (all in Scotland): Margaret Matilda Graham born 25 Dec 1853 in Coupar Angus, … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 103 – a little box but what was in it?

It’s Sepia Saturday time, and for our inspiration and interest Alan has posted a 1961 photo of a nurse getting ready to hop in her car go off on her rounds.  My mum was a nurse in 1961 but I don’t have … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 102 – fish

In keeping with Alan’s great Sepia Saturday photo of a shop selling, amongst other things, fresh fish, I think the nearest I can get to being on theme this week is this photo from Great Granny’s Album of my great … Continue reading

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