Autumn 2009

The theme for our November edition is Scotland and Ireland. Velma Dinkley describes what is available on Family Tree Forum to help in both areas.

Researching any ancestors can be tricky and time consuming, but Irish research can be particularly difficult. Janet writes about her research into her Irish relations, which began in 1990, along the way solving some puzzles and discovering some fascinating connections with Irish history. kathsgirl.48 describes her search, over five years, for the ancestors of her grandparents who lived in Dublin City. Macbev and wulliam write about Scots who travelled far afield, one settling in Australia and the other who spent his life at sea.

To mark Remembrance Sunday, we have an article from Just Barbara who writes about tank crews. The featured location this time is the village of Imber on Salisbury Plain where jenoco’s relations lived until they were moved out by the army in 1943.

In addition, borobabs tells the story of her day out to find the place where her husband’s ancestor farmed in 1841, which was not without its difficulties. The family treasure is Grandma’s Tea Set described by Yorkshire Lady.