So lately I've got serious about doing this and searched the internet. I found a website about family history in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. Well today I just entered a new century, 1700 !!!
It's really freaky, I physically shake when I transfer information to our family tree site. I have my connections in Australia and New Zealand in constant contact so we can figure out who and when took the family so far a field.
Doug's grandmother was a Bruce. Bruces as in Scottish royalty, like in the movie Braveheart.
Lots and lots of children had their parents names. Some surprises like who would have thought Ursula would be a Scottish name. And it's interesting because somewhere along the line someone (s) knew about these folks because way down the line we have Andrews, Williams, and Barbaras.
Many, many large families, eleven children. Only one second marriage (well, well we have changed that).
A very interesting fact - that way back when in the 1800's Bruces had longevity. Some living into their 90's. Wow.
Stay tuned. More to come.