Scottish Heritage 3 results

The Great Warrior King of Scotland

The week 2 theme for 52 Ancestors is "King". Gosh ... my mind goes directly to royalty! Imagine that! It's wild to imagine that a family that landed in America before it even was, then migrated from the Carolinas through Tennessee and up to Illinois would be descendant from any King, let alone Robert the Bruce, but mine is. Full disclosure ... I can't prove it beyond a doubt. I can only take the word of researchers before me and trust the DNA test that linked my Grandpa to relatives who ...

I wish I could have met her

In honor of Wishful Wednesday ...  Have you ever been asked, "If you could sit down with anyone in history and have a conversation, who would it be?". I have ... several times. I always have a different answer, too. Sometimes it's Eleanor Roosevelt, sometimes it is Mary Queen of Scots or Robert the Bruce. Sometimes it is someone a little closer to me like my 2nd great grandma, Margaret Ellen Douglas.   I grew up hearing stories about Grandma Douglas from my Grandpa. He ...

52 Ancestors #15: The conundrum of James Lindsay

Piecing together family history from 18th and 19th century published genealogies is like putting together a puzzle with frayed pieces … nothing fits quite as perfectly as you’d like. It seems, at least, that the Lindsay Clan was established well enough in Scotland to merit some record keeping. There are variety of books and publications from ages passed that shed a little light on our origins in both Scotland and America. My favorite Lindsay reference books are listed below and are ...