Month: April 2019

Lunatics, imbeciles, idiots
2 Apr, 2019

19th Century Insanity

Lunatics, imbeciles, idiots and cretins – terms which in today’s society are only used as derogatory and insulting forms of verbal abuse were commonly used as medical definitions to label people with mental health disorders in nineteenth century Britain and Ireland. For those of us who are used to researching our ancestors, some of these […]

Sarah Smith
1 Apr, 2019

New Member – Sarah Smith

Sarah has been researching family histories for over 15 years and is now a qualified genealogist with an MLitt in Family and Local History based in Kinross, between Edinburgh and Perth.  Her dissertation was on the The Schulin’ o’ Weans Around Loch Leven 1696 to 1872 focusing on literacy levels and comparing them with the […]