Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday



On a genealogy trip to Scotland we went to Haddington in search of my husband's Gowans ancestors. Although we scoured the graveyard at St. Mary's Kirk we were unable to find any trace of them. Whilst in the graveyard we were approached by a Scottish gentleman who was transcribing the site. He gave us his telephone number and said that he would check his records at home for transcriptions.

When we telephoned him the next day he gave us the location of a family grave that we were so close to on the previous day. We returned to the cemetery to find a headstone not just with details of my husband's ancestors' burial but with details of a number of other family members.

It is pleasing to see that the volunteer gentleman's transcriptions are now available on the Church website.
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1 comment:

Scottish Genealogist said...

Several of my folk are also there, but at least it's only 20 mins from where I now live. There are folk all over the world providing Random Acts of Kindness, thankfully :-) Jo

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