Today marks 25 years since my father, Robert Armstrong Rae, died at the age of 69. I wanted to share a few photos of him that I’ve found. Born in 1926 he joined the army in 1944 shortly after his 18th birthday. He enlisted as a Seaforth Highlander and can be seen in this photograph … Continue reading Died On This Day – My Father
I’ve now made a number of discoveries while wandering through Cambusnethan Cemetery. Above is another headstone that caught my eye in passing. Lockie is a name on my family tree so I thought I would investigate further. When I checked my online tree there were two options. Both were first cousins 4 times removed with … Continue reading James Lockie 1879-1959
Today I’m thinking of my great grandfather who was born on 1 May 1864 in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. You can read a bit more about him by clicking here. I have just one photograph of him which was taken in 1912. I thought I would try the picture animation on the My Heritage site. They … Continue reading Born On This Day – Daniel Brawley 1864-1935
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