I was born in Taylor Street, Townhead Glasgow. (Spookily enough just round the corner from where Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born in Parson Street) I love everything to do with CRM especially the jewellery designs !!
I lived in Pollok Glasgow from 3 months old till I was 15. Our house was a five minute walk away from Crookston Castle. It was the meeting and play place for local children. Many's a time I climbed up the tower and looked out over "my kingdom."
Amazing film from 1961 Mungo's Medals - featuring lots of places from my life !!
Glasgow Gorbals - where my dad was born and lived.
Crookston Castle and Pollok where I grew up
Moss Heights where my family lived from early 1960's
East Kilbride - where I lived from early 1970's to 2006.
When I travelled into the City of Glasgow my route took me past Pollok House.
When I started working as a Civil Servant I moved to East Kilbride and lived near Calderwood Castle estate for years.
Little did I know (or care) then that Pollok and Calderwood were two of the ancestral homes of the Maxwell Clan. I seem to have been following my roots for years.
I now live on a farm in West Lothian Scotland on land once owned by a direct ancestor on my maternal line one Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland.
I'd been meaning to start a family tree for years but is took the birth of my great-grandson in 2012 to start my serious interest in genealogy. I then discovered how little I actually knew about my own family !! By that time my parents were no longer here to answer questions. I've now discovered and am in contact with relatives in Canada, Australia, USA, Ireland and England as well as here in Scotland.
My paternal grandmother's maiden name. Also Bowie's way back in my maternal line.My earliest known maternal Bowie is first located being married in Falkirk, Stirlingshire in 1620. My earliest known paternal Bowie was born around 1750 Tulliallan, Perthshire
Thanks for the Irish Roots Badge. Next Saturday, St. Patrick's Day, my local library is having a multimedia presentation on "Digging Your Shamrock Roots" which will hopefully give me more ideas and information about the available resources.
I am looking for help with my Irish Great-grandmother. Her name is Mary Christina Byrne. She and her twin sister Elizabeth were born on June 12, 1885. Mary married Arthur Joseph O'Toole in Dublin. They had 4 children, Mary, Theresa, Arthur, and Cathleen. Elizabeth married Joseph Kelly. I cannot find anything before their birth, or even a record of birth. Please help I'd you can. Thank you!
Thank you for the welcoming note. I am not aware of the reason you believe I recognized you. I do not recognize your name. Thanks just the same.
I have just recently dipped my toe into genealogy, jump-started by extensive records created and preserved by my late mother, who expressed a desire to be "a good newspaper woman", and majored in journalism in college at Oklahoma A&M.
I have thus far traced ancestors back to Cork County Ireland. A notable person is John Armstrong Sr. who
played an important role as a military leader during the American Revolutionary War and early US government.
Michael Stuart Geary