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Sheila Chisholm

Sheila Chisholm is the wife of my 5th cousin, twice removed. She wedded earls and barons, befriended literary figures and movie stars, bedd…

Started by William Douglas

1 Aug 22, 2016
Reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale

Angela Tremble

Deborah Harry  [Blondie] was born Angela Tremble on July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida. At three months, she was adopted by Catherine (Peters)…

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale

0 Aug 15, 2016

Jane Horney

"Jane" Ebba Charlotta Horney (married Granberg), (8 July 1918 – 20 January 1945) was a Swedish woman, believed to have spied in Denmark for…

Started by William Douglas

1 Aug 6, 2013
Reply by William Douglas

Mary Fairfax Somerville, 1780-1872, Scottish Mathematician

I was struck by this lady's achievements while investigating a Corbett-Somerville marriage. It turns out that my Corbett ancestor was not t…

Started by Shirley Thompson

0 Aug 3, 2013

Robert McKinstray - the Greatest Runner in Britain in his Day.

One of my Morrison ancestors married a McKinstray.  Upon looking into the McKinstray family, I came across this story. http://www.maybole.…

Started by Shirley Thompson

0 Aug 3, 2013

Dimitri Tiomkin - Russian born film score composer

I stumbled across Dimitri Tiomkin when researching the Douglas of Bonjedward branch of the family. Dimitri's second wife was Olivia Cynthia…

Started by William Douglas

0 Feb 18, 2010

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Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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