The Forgotten Uncle – Clark Thomson

Keep Your Kin Up

When I started researching my family history, my main aim was to learn more about my dad’s early life and find out about my grandparents.

In the process, I began to realise just how many lives are attached to my family tree. Each branch that I looked at uncovered long-forgotten great aunts and uncles and distant cousins. I decided there were just too many for me to investigate fully, so I decided I would set them aside and come back to them later.

However, one name caught my attention right from the start, Clark Thomson. Initially, I was intrigued by the name. Clark is not a common first name in Scotland. I wondered why I wasn’t aware that my Dad had an Uncle Clark. Surely, I would have remembered hearing that name. I found myself wondering where it had come from and why no one seemed to have heard of…

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#52Ancestors Week 43 ‘Quite the Character’

Welcome to Week 43 of my Genealogy challenge, from the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow, of writing something about your Ancestors for a whole year, #52Ancestors in 52 weeks. This week's prompt is 'Quite The Character'. So let me tell you a little bit about ‘Uncle Albert’………….. People always use the term ‘He’s the Life and … Continue reading #52Ancestors Week 43 ‘Quite the Character’

How to Build a Research Plan — Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Research can be defined as “a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding“ https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/research As family historians, we are constantly trying to discover new information and reach new understandings – it is inherent in what we do. But how should we go about uncovering new […]How … Continue reading How to Build a Research Plan — Seeing the Wood for the Trees