Thursday, February 26, 2009

Genealogy Links

I'm compiling a list of (general) web links which can be found in the side bar. This will change over time but I hope you will find them useful. I have used most of them at some point in my genealogical research.
The majority of them are specifically related to Scotland. Some are serious, some are just for fun. I will try to keep the sites as up-to-date as possible but if you notice any broken links please let me know.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

St.Cuthberts, Edinburgh

Looking down from Edinburgh Castle. This is where William Lindsay and Euphemia Robertson were married on 20 December 1831 (in one of the earlier versions of the church). The steeple dates from 1789 but the remainder of the current building dates from 1894.

"The Beeches" - part of the back garden

My brother opening up the summer house to all his nephews 2004. Our grandmother used it to entertain any visitors she had when the weather was good. On occasion it was slept in. Now it is used by my nephews to play in when they visit their grandparents.

"The Beeches" - interior details

Front hallway and a section of one of the fireplaces.

"The Beeches" - interior details

The cornice was hand painted by my mother.

"The Beeches" exterior details

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The 4 siblings

We were visiting my parents around the time of my husband's birthday in 2004 . We had a party and this is one of the last photographs taken of my brothers and myself together. It's in the back garden in front of "my" tree and what had been "my" studio when I was at college :) David (pale blue sweater) died in 2006.

"The Beeches"

This is the house my parents live in. They bought it a few months before my 7th birthday. It was built @ 1883 and they are the 4th owners. It still has a lot of the original Victorian details and is in an historical district.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


This blog will give me a place to post pictures and stories about my Scottish ancestors.

Thus far many years of effort have gone into collecting all the information I own (some copyrighted.) Family members, friends and sometimes complete strangers, have assisted me in my research.

I am currently writing documented social histories related to the 4 main branches of my family. McEwan is almost completed. Hall, Lindsay and Colville are in process. I have an historian assisting with proofing which is of immense help.