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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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Cover Design

Long before the final copy-edit I had concluded that my first and unusual hybrid non-fiction book containing elements of genealogy, heir-hunting, and social and family history would not attract a main stream publisher. In any event I couldn’t face writing … 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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Original family history documents

Whilst the internet speeds up genealogical research it lacks the buzz of discovering an original document and holding it. From a preservation point of view digitisation ensures that old documents remain available to all for ever. Whilst many smaller archives … Continue reading

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