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A few thoughts about attending my very first Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE in London this past weekend:

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Happy Valentine's Day!

The National Archives of Scotland website has a feature on a Victorian Valentine's card found amongst the archives. The story isn't a happy one, but there is some useful information in the article on the records available to trace an illegitimate child:

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I'm pleased to announce that I've just been accepted as a full member of The Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (ASGRA).

This means that samples of my work have been assessed by a panel of professional genealogists and that I have signed up to a Code of Practice:

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Have you come across any unusual forenames in your research? In Scotland, children were often named after relatives or someone known to the parents so discovering where a name came from can be very useful, as discussed in my latest blog post:

I've just added a resources page to my website. This includes lists of various records and resources useful for researching Scottish family history. I hope to add more in the coming months:

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‎'Celebrate Scotland' is a website from the publishers of History Scotland and Scottish Memories magazines. Read the latest history and archaeology news, enjoy visitors' recollections of times gone by and search the extensive database of Scottish organisations:

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For those of you with ancestors in England & Wales - has today released information in the 'Infirmity' column of the 1911 Census. This information was previously hidden for reasons of privacy. It appears that other websites hosting the 1911 Census (Ancestry and have not yet released this information.

Happy New Year! Hope everyone has now recovered from the Hogmanay celebrations.

A lot of genealogists and genealogy bloggers are drawing up lists of genealogy goals for 2012. What are your genealogy goals? Is there one elusive ancestor you'd really love to find?

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I received a copy of the new edition of 'Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: The Official Guide' today. This updated edition includes details of the newly created National Records of Scotland and contains additional information on records that are now (or soon will be) online.

If your New Year's Resolution is to discover more about your Scottish ancestors then it's well worth a read!

I received an email over the Christmas period from a former client who has reconnected with long lost relatives, thanks partly to research I carried out into his family.

Is there a relative you would like to find? Perhaps your ancestors emigrated from Scotland and you would like to trace living descendants of the relatives who remained behind? 'My Ain Folk' may be able to help.

Please email to discuss your requirements.
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