New member introducing myself

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Hi I’m Roy Mathieson lately joined WikiTree and found that my record keeping over 25 years research is not all it should be.

I am Scottish and most of my ancestors are scots, who, until about ten years ago I was happily sourcing on the excellent Scotland’s People website and in the research rooms at the NRS in Edinburgh. I then found that my great grandmother was English so had a steep learning curve finding how to search records down south. It has taken me over eight years now to find all her family and it has been the most enjoyable part of my research, so much so that I wrote a blog about how I used witnesses at marriages and informants at deaths to find the family. The biggest brick wall was her grandfather who I only discovered after a message from my cousin which took me back further than I could have imagined.

I’m still finding my way here and hope I can do so without to many faux pas.
WikiTree profile: Roy Mathieson
in The Tree House by Roy Mathieson G2G2 (2.8k points)

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Welcome to WikiTree Roy
by Ann-Marie Hamblett G2G6 Mach 8 (82.8k points)
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Welcome to the Wikitree family laugh

by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (293k points)
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Hi Roy and welcome to Wikitree!

Keep researching and keep learning -- there's always more to discover! When you are ready, check out the list of projects here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Projects

You might want to get involved with the Scotland project. I'm sure you will learn and contribute a lot to the project.

Good to have you aboard. Enjoy your journey into the past!

by Peggy Watkins G2G6 Pilot (296k points)
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"found that my record keeping over 25 years research is not all it should be."
I can absolutely relate to that!
by Gill Whitehouse G2G6 Mach 1 (17.2k points)
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Roy: You have made many contributions to WikiTree in just a few weeks. Thank you for all of your hard work. WikiTree is very lucky to have you as a member. Anne
by A. Creighton G2G6 Pilot (679k points)

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