Finding your roots – who was the mystery celebrity?

In summer 2016 the American tv series Finding your roots approached me to do some research.  They could not tell me the name of the famous person whose ancestry I would work on. Not a problem, research is research. All is now revealed I’ve just found out that Christopher Walken was the celebrity whose ancestor  |  more…

Posted on 30 April 2018.   Filed under General

No shrinking violet

This week’s topic for the 52 ancestors challenge is strong woman. There’s quite a lot of choice among my ancestors but I’ve picked Auntie Violet, actually my grand aunt, sister of my grandmother Jessie. Unlike all the ancestors I’ve written about so far, I knew her and this blog includes my recollections as well as  |  more…

Favourite photo

The theme for this week’s  #52ancestors challenge is “Favourite photo”.   This is one of my favourites. It shows my great great grandparents and their two youngest daughters. The date is 1875 at the very latest and the photo was taken in Orkney, Scotland. Why is it a favourite? Partly because it is the only photo  |  more…

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