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22 JUL

Family Tree Maker 2017

Category: Genealogy Update

I'm pleased to report that I have been able to download, install and use Family Tree Maker 2017 successfully. I also bought an update for Charting Companion which produces beautiful colour-coded family trees.

I have nothing new to report on the Scottish side and very little on the Northern Irish side, though my cousin Marie Houston has confirmed that ou

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26 FEB

Northern Irish Update

Category: Genealogy Update

I've been pursuing my Brown ancestors from Mullaglass in the last few weeks with a lot of success. I reckon there must be a lot of descendants in East Belfast today given that almost all the Browns moved there before 1901. I've used the Rates Valuation Books to help search for them, too.

This has also been of use tracing some more details on the Gib

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06 FEB

Northern Irish relatives

Category: Genealogy Update

I don't think I've written for a few weeks. January is an extremely busy period at work and I must focus on it. Thankfully things have eased a bit and I can explain that I have been spending a bit of time on Mum's Northern Irish relatives, especially the Browns.

I've just made a few exciting discoveries tonight but need to time poke around a

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