Where do I start?

June 29, 2006

This is the question that I have posed myself recently and has been the reason why I have struggled to get enthused about family history work. 

The Gilmour side of things is quite complicated in the last three generations.   So the first place to start is with existing relatives.  That is easy said then done.  Having no contact with my natural father, by default means that my contact with the Gilmour side of the family is somewhat limited. 

So if like me, your options for contacting living relatives is limited then ask them anyway you may be surprised what you find out.  So I asked my mum and she mentioned that my Aunt and Uncle knew a little about the family tree so they could be a pretty good starting point.   

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What’s in a name?

June 15, 2006

There has been a lot of interest growing over the last few years in the topic of family history and genealogy. This growing interest can be seen in the popularity of TV programmes like Who do you think you are? This programme has shown just how fascinating genealogy really is and the stories that go with it. I remember vividly, watching the episode on Stephen Fry as he found out about Jewish relatives from Slovakia and the fate that became them in the second world war. Stories like these made compelling television but also showed the real interest on the parts of the family members.

Our interest in family history stems from our religious beliefs and that those who have passed before us are not gone and forever lost but are a part of our family and heritage and the time will come when hopefully we will met them. So it would be nice to know a bit about them maybe 🙂 So whatever the motive for researching ones family hopefully this section of our website will prove interesting and useful for others including our own family as we build it up.

The Diary has moved

March 24, 2006

Just to let you know, if you have bookmarked this site as the diary site that we have imported all of our diary now over to it’s permanent home at www.markgilmour.com/gilmoursdiary/   it can still be accessed by using http://diary.thegilmours.net

Be prepared for the changes to this area of the website. 

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