My family tree is on the Ancestry website. Those who have used the site will know that, when a name is added Ancestry offers hints to further records relating to that person. Sometimes these hints are useful, often they are not. I take a look and assess their relevance before either deleting or adding the … Continue reading Hugh Keenan 1837-1912
I love this photo. It must have been taken about 1932 and features my mum along with her big sister, Catherine. Today would have been my Auntie Cathy’s 96th birthday so I’m posting this picture and remembering this lovely lady.
Isn’t this sad? A memorial erected by parents for four children who died before them. Lockdown means I can’t go to far from home for my daily exercise so my usual route takes me through the local cemetery. Cambusnethan Cemetery is the final resting place of many of my ancestors on both sides of the … Continue reading The Russell Children
It’s 120 years to the day that my great grandfather, Patrick Cosgrove died. When the above article was published he was one of the 462 patients suffering from smallpox in Belvidere Hospital, Glasgow. He had been taken there when his condition became too serious to remain in the receiving house that he first attended. Reading … Continue reading Reporting On An Epidemic
In a previous post I told of how my great grandfather, Patrick Cosgrove and his friend , Edward Cooper appeared in court on a charge of serious assault. You can read about that here. I found this newspaper article from May 1896 where it was the wives who were in trouble with the law. Good … Continue reading Breach of the Peace
I've mentioned in previous posts how few old family photographs I have. I am always envious of those who can post old pics on a regular basis. I love to be able to put a face to a name on my family tree. The above picture was posted on Facebook on a page dedicated to … Continue reading A Facebook Find