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Scots with Itchy Feet

Autumn 2009How FTF can help you research Scottish and Irish ancestors Tracing My Irish Roots My Family and The Troubles Scottish Seafarer Scots with Itchy Feet Did Grandad Crew a Landship at Flers Courcellette? Little Imber on the Downe Well that was a fight and a...

The Reverend John Gould

Putting the flesh on the bones of my husband’s great x2 grandfather, the Rev. John Gould, B.D. took several years, some creative research, technological advances in the I.T. world and a trip to the UK. At times, it seemed like a tale lifted straight from Jane...

White collar criminal

Properly speaking, Samuel Uriah Stotter did not belong to my family at all, but I became involved when doing a little research for my cousin. It is the story of a white collar crime which took place in 1847 and involved embezzlement, detection, a police line-up and a...

Life of notoriety

John James Leadbetter, my great great grandfather, began his life of notoriety in a suitable manner. On 11th April 1830, his mother, Elizabeth Burns, a seamstress in Tulliallan, Perthshire, was summoned before the parish Kirk session, where the minute book covering...