I have been tracing family stories for over 30 years.
I love researching and finding out about the people who made us what we are. Not everyone can claim royalty or any sort of notoriety in their family’s past but we all have intriguing people who make up our story. Most of these people are ordinary, hard working individuals. Some battled against great odds to live their lives; some travelled great distances under terrible circumstances and yet others “bucked the trend”, taking a course of action that changed their family’s fortunes for ever – for better or worse. Everyone’s family is peopled by individuals who, whether we like it or not, made their contributions to our own story.
MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at University of Strathclyde