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."
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, and on/through WikiTree !!
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.
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
Hi Maria, Thank you for my membership in the Scottish Clan's I will try to answer questions and help as I research my own family and knowledge of Scotland, Clans and families! I am new here, so I have a lot of learning to understand how this website works. Nice to meet you! Mary
hi Maria - I'm 11 am on Sunday's, Eastern time. I moved myself on the March/April schedule from 9 am CST to 11 am EST (it was open, now the 9am CST slot is open). I'll look at the other schedule after my Ranger duty (I'm not a multitasker).
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.