My Family History: a never ending story
.....stories learned.....discoveries made.....mysteries uncovered and solved
Friday, 22 June 2018
Being physically and mentally challenged in the 19th century: Alex Matheson (1880-1946)
I've been busy mining the British Newspaper Archives on Find My Past as my subscription ticks down to its expiry in a couple of weeks. L...
Friday, 15 June 2018
Brick wall: another new Dougherty/Doherty mystery
They say that DNA doesn't lie. Ever. In both crime solving and genealogy, DNA does not lie. On my list of AncestryDNA matches is a m...
Another Dougherty line in the mix
Doughertys are everywhere it seems. No, really. In fact, at one time the name and its many spellings was even one of the top most common s...
Monday, 11 June 2018
Cincinnati - Unwrapping a Puzzle 5: Joseph M. Dougherty (1835-1886)
I'm still not near finished in unravelling and telling the stories of my ancestor uncles, aunts and cousins who chose Cincinnati as thei...
Friday, 8 June 2018
On this day in 1907: John Matheson left Scotland for Canada
June 8th in 1907 Glasgow was perhaps a day like today. It was the day that my maternal grandfather, John Matheson (1884-1964) , sailed for...
Thursday, 7 June 2018
On this day 100 years ago: the Guelph Novitiate Raid
On this day, 100 years ago, the St Stanislaus Jesuit Novitiate was raided by military police in plain clothes looking for anyone who, in the...
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Ross: pushing back another generation...also, twins!
FamilySearch.org public domain A few years ago, I found a baptismal record showing that my great grandmother Annie Ross (1849-1922) had ...
Sunday, 3 June 2018
We Remember 4: Private Arthur George Laing (1913-1944)
When you're well and truly bitten by the genealogy bug as I am, you research your extended family's family history. Their parents, a...
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