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When you discover something big!

About 4 years ago I made an amazing discovery. I was researching my husband’s family tree and I found out that he was descended from “the” branch of Clanranald that is currently holding the Chieftainship. That, on his paternal side, … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surnames V

No V Surname either! So let’s talk about taking a vacation. Yes, a vacation! Who hasn’t dreamed of travelling to their ancestral home? For me it was Italy and the fact that I still have relatives who live there. Since … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surnames M

MACDONALD OF BOISDALE Where do I start? In the early 90s, I received a birth certificate of an ancestor that would change my life. John Henry Cornelius BOISDALE HENDER MOFFATT was my husband’s great grandfather. He was born in 1875 … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surname L

LEONARD LEONARD is a surname that married into our family. One of Hugh Macdonald IV of Boisdale’s daughters, Georgina, married John Charles Leonard on February 28th, 1862 in Liverpool. A little back history on the Macdonald family, Hugh IV was … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surnames – H

H as in HENDER Mary Hender was born in Warbstow, Cornwall in 1805 to Joseph Hender, a cordwainer (shoemaker) and Philadelphia Lander. The HENDER surname is a regional surname found mostly in Cornwall and some parts of Devon. This is … Continue reading

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How newspapers can tell you how your ancestors lived

Newspapers and newspaper archives are a fantastic source of information when researching your family tree. I’ve joined several websites and libraries who hold newspapers from the past and found amazing information and stories about even the poorest relatives in our … Continue reading

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John Henry Cornelius Boisdale Hender Moffatt

Hugh Macdonald IV of Boisdale’s daughter Mary Moffatt was widowed at a young age. She had 4 sons by her husband Robert Moffatt. In the 1871 UK Census you see them living as a family in Liverpool but by 1881 … Continue reading

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Why I became a genealogist

Alexander MacDonald III of Boisdale 1760-1818, my husband’s great, great, great, great grandfather. I married in 1984 and about 3 months prior to my wedding I asked my aunt to provide me with my family tree on my side of … Continue reading

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