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A-Z Challenge Surnames X

No surprise¬†we have no X surnames…. What starts with X?¬† Well…sounds like X? EX-SPOUSES I’ve been pretty lucky with this one. We really don’t have any ex-spouses in our tree believe it or not! We have some spouses who just … 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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