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
Greg Lavoie, Dave Rutherford and I have put a lot of work into restructuring the Canada Project. Have a look at the new project page.
You'll see that we've changed the project name to the Canada Project and the badge will be changed shortly. We've done this in order to provide lots of ways for people to contribute to Canadian Profiles. We've also moved towards a team approach with top level teams being lead by Project Coordinators and sub-teams being lead by Team Leaders.
Would you like to continue in the Canada Project, and if so, which team(s) would you like to be on?
Let me know if you have any questions. Once I hear back from you I'll add you to the Google group and get you set up in your team(s).
Aye...I am just a lowly newbie, winding my way through my British roots. My last name is of Scottish heritage, from the wee isle of Sleat, Uisdean, or Macuisdein, a sept of MacDonald. I proudly wear the surname of Hutchinson. I'm doing all of this for my family. Although the name "Hutchinson" is found mainly in the Yorkshire area, my family is found in Wales and Northern Ireland (Laugharne, Lachran) on my grandmother's side. During the "great migration,"my family were Puritons. The Friends objected to slavery. My great grand-mother (a few gens) was Anne Marbury Hutchinson. Trust me, she would be wagging her finger at what is going on today.