Euphemia Sandison (c1819-1905), a woman’s life

Some people really make an impression, even dead people. Euphemia Sandison is one of them. I first came across her over ten years ago in the 1861 census for Walls, Orkney, the subject of my postgraduate genealogy certificate project. In that census, she was 41, single, a domestic servant, born in Walls and living in  |  more…

Who’s coming to dinner?

There are many ancestors that I’d like to quiz over a meal, but I feel my great grandmother Tomima Groundwater really deserves some spoiling as well as quizzing. So she’s the topic of this week’s #52ancestors challenge: invite to dinner.. Who was she? Tomima Groundwater was born on 16 February 1851 the second child and  |  more…