My Favourite Find – Police Raid 1890 #52 Ancestors

The prompt for Week 2 of the 52 Ancestors Challenge is “favourite”. Some of the best finds come from newspapers. Yes the official records will tell you where an ancestor was born and died, who they married etc but those records won’t tell you much about the type of person they were. Newspaper articles can … Continue reading My Favourite Find – Police Raid 1890 #52 Ancestors

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. Week 1 – Foundations

As I said in a previous post, I’m making no promises in relation to my blog or my family history in 2022 but I am going to give this challenge a go. To encourage folk to get writing, genealogist Amy Johnson Crow set a challenge of writing about an ancestor every week for a year. … Continue reading The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. Week 1 – Foundations

Happy Birthday Granny Rae – Margaret Dalziel Dickson 1907-1966

Margaret Dalziel Dickson Today would have been my paternal granny’s birthday. I never met her as she died before I was born. I really didn’t know much about her. I do know that she and my mother didn’t get along and, as a result, I haven’t really heard any positive stories about her. Margaret was … Continue reading Happy Birthday Granny Rae – Margaret Dalziel Dickson 1907-1966

Born On This Day (In The USA?) – My Grand Uncle Daniel Brawley

My maternal grandfather’s eldest brother, Daniel was born in Pennsylvania, USA. His parents, while originally from Scotland, married in Scranton and the three lived there for a few years before returning to Scotland. Daniel had an American accent which caused him to be teased by the local children. Well, that was the story that was … Continue reading Born On This Day (In The USA?) – My Grand Uncle Daniel Brawley