Content by: Sue Stancombe
Photo (click to enlarge) - Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland nestled on an island situated where three great sea lochs meet and dwarfed by the resplendent background scenery.
After months of planning and saving my penny’s I finally got to visit my heritage home of Scotland.
This all started with a niggling in the back of my head, to find out more about my father’s heritage. Not much had been said, just bits and pieces, but they obviously stuck, and I had a need to find them.
I gained enough information from the birth certificate of my father and bits and pieces that had been said over my life. Enough information, for me to set me on the ancestry trail.
First I searched for my father’s grandparents - He was John Thomas and she was Annie McRae.
At this stage I did not realise that the daughter of a Scotsman included her maiden name in her married name. So I focused on Annie McRae, nothing came to light, or made sense. I visited various archive premises, with no one telling me that I should have been searching for Annie McRae Thomas.