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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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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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The Mystery of the Boisdale Connection

The family photo above is what started my quest on finding our family’s connection to the Macdonald of Boisdale clan. The young man on the right was my husband’s grandfather. This photo was taken in 1920 in what was then … 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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