Watson Dickie This article shows just how interesting a photograph with a name can prove to be, if you are lucky enough to come across one. I have in my possession a number of photos taken from the same old Scottish album. Most of the photographs seem to be from around the 1870s to 1890s, and … More A Caledonian Family
For this article we are going to look at a photograph of a rather important looking gentleman, and will highlight just how interesting things can get when you figure out who is actually in the picture. To be perfectly honest, this is one piece of research that had me struggling to stop going any further, … More The Victorian Gentleman
One of the ‘problems’ with being a genealogist is the inability to let a mystery pass you by. And old photographs really do fit the mystery profile – often you have no idea who the person was, their social standing or, well, basically anything about them. Sometimes the cards themselves are in poor condition, so … More The Man with the Top Hat
The thing about history is that it is full of mystery. We research our family because we want to know – we want to solve the mystery of the past and where we come from. But for me it’s not just my own family, or those of my clients that I find interesting, sometimes you … More Don’t you just love a mystery?