This post is in response to Jill Ball’s invitation to take part in this activity. As it is one of my goals for 2020 to report on my family history on a more regular basis, I decided to take part.
It is quite easy to use Google Maps to track the lives of our ancestors. I used the this blog post: Google and Maps for Genealogists: Tracking Where You’ve Been to find out how to do it. The map below
I must admit I wasn’t originally convinced that DNA testing could enrich my family history research. As such I didn’t take a DNA test until late 2017. By then there were established testing companies and the price was quite reasonable.
Scottish children were often named according to a specific naming pattern or convention. There are many examples of this in my family tree. Children were named by following a simple set of rules: 1st son named after father’s father 2nd