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Index of my Family Tree - A-B

Index of names in the family tree of Kay Gordon (aka Gordy100)

Alexander, Jessie (b. abt 1842)
Alexander, Margaret (b. abt 1883)
Allardyce, Margaret (b. abt 1875)
Allison, Agnes (b. abt 1853)
Allison, James
Ames, Etta (b. abt 1863)
Ames, William (b. abt 1860)
Anderson, Agnes Crawford (b. 1947)
Anderson, Alexander Blair (b. 1886, d. abt 1960)
Anderson, Alexander James (b. abt 1936)
Anderson, Annie
Anderson, Catherine Gordon (b. 1956)
Anderson, Elizabeth
Anderson, Gordon Robert (b. 1956)
Anderson, Susan Murray Kinnear (b. 1952)
Anderson, William (b. 1921, d. abt 1975)
Andrews, Faye Elizabeth (b. 1951)
Arnot, Grizel (b. abt 1751)

Baillie, Mary (b. abt 1797)
Baird, David Smith (b. abt 1873)
Baird, William
Banks, Douglas Mitchell
Banks, George Donald (b. 1913, d. 1999)
Banks, Lorna Elizabeth
Banks, Martin Douglas
Banks, Simon James
Banks, Stephen Mitchell
Barron, Gordon
Baxter, Carl M. (b. 1895, d. 1972)
Beattie, Mary Ann (b. 1844, d. 1914)
Beeres, Horace (b. 1930, d. 1980)
Beeres, Jane Ann (b. 1960)
Bell, Christina Newton (b. abt 1906, d. 1968)
Bell, Jean (b. abt 1771)
Bellwood, Sarah (b. abt 1837)
Berney, Mary (b. 1889, d. 1957)
Birse, Isabel
Birse, John (b. 1889, d. 1957)
Boardman, Cornelia (b. abt 1831, d. abt 1908)
Bond, Ella Susan
Bowack, Janet (b. abt 1776)
Bremner, Isabella (b. abt 1876)
Bremner, John (b. abt. 1850)
Bremner, John Cuthbert (b. 1872)
Bremner, Mary Ann (b. 1874, d. bef 1881)
Bremner, William (b. 1878)
Brian, Ruth
Broadley, Margaret (b. abt 1842)
Brown, Elizabeth Clark (b. 1930, d. 1996)
Brown, Robert Wardlow Court (b. 1898, d. 1959)
Bruce, Agnes (b. abt 1909, d. abt 2004)
Bruce, David
Bruce, David Alexander (b. 1875, d. 1953)
Bruce, Gordon (b. abt 1912, d. 1993)
Bruce, Maggie Beattie (b. 1901, d. 1992)
Bruce, Mary
Bruce, William,
Buchanan, Elizabeth (b. abt 1845)
Burgess, Helen (b. abt 1776, d. 1829)
Burke, Charles (b. abt 1832, d. abt 1883)
Burke, Charles L. (b. abt 1859)
Burke, Clara Mary (b. abt 1867)
Burke, David (b. abt 1853)
Burke, Eldridge (b. abt 1860)
Burke, George (b. abt 1855)
Burke, James (b. abt 1857)
Burke, Oscar (b. abt 1871)
Burke, Wilbert (b. abt 1862)
Burnett, Elizabeth (b. abt 1875)

1 comment(s), latest 9 years, 4 months ago

My family research to date and my future plans

Wow!!! just had a look at the number of individuals in my tree and I have over 1,300 names in there. I have to say that when I started this hobby, I had no idea that I would get so hooked or that I would make so many friends along the way, not to mention get to know some cousins all over the world.

The furthest back my research goes so far is abt 1650 on one of the lines.

I'm now trying to flesh it out a bit and see where it leads. What I would also love to do is to look at the history of the places where my relatives were living throughout their lives and see how it affected them - whether something caused them to come to the decision to emigrate or if it was just something they decided to do, i.e. the Highland Clearances - did it affect any of my family?

Another project I'm hoping to do at some time in the future is something more of a research tool for others - I'd love to look at all the families that have been mentioned in my tree and follow all the lines to see where they lead. I've discovered in several places that cousins are married, sometimes several generations down the line - possibly without even knowing they were related so I'm hoping that this is true further back in the relevant families too (I'm taking my inspiration from the Royal Families of Europe whose bloodlines are so intertwined - if it's good enough for the Kings, Queens, Dukes and Counts of Europe, then it's good enough for the rest of us, huh?)

Any ideas for good sites that will help me in my future plans would be appreciated.

My next immediate plan is that I'm hoping to post an index of my family tree over the next couple of weeks. I have a site on myheritage.com and all my tree information is on there. If, once I have posted the index, you see a name that you recognise, you can contact me and I'll send you an invite to the site so that you can have a further look. Would certainly be a lot easier if this site had a family tree option, but until then, this is the best I can do.

Thanks to everyone who's taken the time to respond to my posts and send me messages re the names I'm researching and I hope that this plan of mine goes some way to repaying that.

Good luck everyone and happy hunting,


The pitfalls of using Ancestry.com's Ancestral Hints function ....

Just posting this as a word of warning to those of you who use Ancestry.com to research your tree.

I was totally amazed at the amount of connections their Ancestral Hints came up with for my family tree that appeared to be correct (need I say more?)

It began to really get out of hand though, after I started adding these names to my tree. What I didn't realise was that the information being added through the Ancestral Hints function was a mixture of truth and lies. I discovered a whole line of Canadian cousins and thought "Wow". Then I discovered that they weren't really connected. The dates on the information I had added in were wrong - my family line jumped from 1840 to 1764 and then back to 1840 - eek.

I have had to then spend a lot of time going back over the connections and have now learned that there is an option on the comparison page to look at each entry individually and to select the ones that match - something I didn't know at the beginning when I made the huge blunder.

To cut a long story short ... I have gone from having 3,000 people in my family tree back to just over 1,000 and am now double checking everything I find on Ancestry.com. I just don't trust the information they give through the Ancestry Hints any more.

Also, the service used to be free, but when I click on a link to view the information I am being asked to subscribe to Ancestry.com - something that I can't afford to do at the moment (not sure if I really want to either, now)

Probably this was my own stupidity/naivity, whatever, but just thought it was worth passing on my lesson so that you don't fall into the same trap.


4 comment(s), latest 9 years, 3 months ago