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Excerpt from Seeking John Campbell (1)

The excerpt below is taken from the first three pages of the Prologue and signals the start of my journey Seeking John Campbell   At the end of 1995, sixty-eight-year-old Isabel Greig returned to Stone House, her home in the … Continue reading

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A Champagne Interlude

A few weeks ago away from the challenges of moving towards publication my youngest daughter was married. It was a happy, funny and joyous occasion.

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Scottish Migrants to Argentina

It is surprising that so little is written about one of the earliest migrant groups to Argentina especially as many of their descendants became important contributors to the development of the country. In 1825, a group of Scottish migrants sailed … Continue reading

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Searching for Isabel’s heirs

I had discovered that Isabel had been born in Argentina, that her mother was Gladys Pemberton and her father John Campbell. I had also eliminated Isabel’s maternal line as potential heirs to her estate. However, I was no closer to … Continue reading

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Not everything is as it seems

Tracing a family history can be time-consuming and expensive but worse, the time and expense can lead to incorrect conclusions. My experience of investigating the families of three John Campbells led initially to assumptions which later proved to be false. But … Continue reading

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Armistice Day

Today is 11 November which commemorates the armistice signed at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, effectively signalling the end of WWI.  It now is the day when all armed service personnel who sacrificed … Continue reading

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Family history record keeping

My early research was all over the place and to recall information for my book was like sifting through a pile of rubbish to find a lost piece of paper. At the time I was not concerned about the snippets of … Continue reading

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