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Trying to find mother

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FannyByGaslight Report 21 Aug 2009 21:34

I concede??spelling right?defeat.

I think you should write to the makers of Who Do You Think You Are and challenge them to find her.
If they can spend all that money on people who could pay for it themselves,
then they could spare a bit for a poor pensioner..
Just dont mention the holiday home in France.!



Evelyn Report 21 Aug 2009 21:39

I love you too Viv
Ishbels Auntie


FannyByGaslight Report 21 Aug 2009 21:44

Thank you Evelyn, I know you do really.
Ishbels mum
x x x


Tabitha Report 22 Aug 2009 18:05

I agree with Viv - we should write to WDYTYA on your behalf and get them to find her it would be a real challenge.


Evelyn Report 22 Aug 2009 19:27

Oh how I wish you would, but I doubt that they would be interested in the likes of me


Evelyn Report 23 Aug 2009 13:27

A hopeful nudge


Tabitha Report 23 Aug 2009 13:59

Don't be so hard yourself - I think its very interseting

I never thought I would find my father - but I did - it took several years and several trips to London, but I did find him & thanks to ancestry/roots web I found out a lot more. I am now further on my dads side than my mum.

I never knew my father - i have a vaig idea that I did meet him & my paternal grandmother when I was 4 or 5 - before I started school. I know my mother & I went to a park I didn't know and met a strange man. In played while my mum talked to him & he wasn't allowed near me. I know she got upset. We met my paternal grandmother one day shopping - bit I was too young to reeally know what was happening.

I do remember one sunday riding my tricyle up a very long drive way (later recognised as Woodvale crematorium) and my mum checking the flowers, I was 7 and I remember asking her why - she said she wanted to make sure he was really gone this time. I never did ask why.

I wish now I had asked more about my father - but its too late now.

Have faith Evelyn - all will come right - I really believe it will.

God bless


Evelyn Report 23 Aug 2009 14:57

Thanks for that Tabitha lets hope you are right, It is difficult to trace someone that does not want to be traced and I feel that is the case here


Tabitha Report 23 Aug 2009 18:26

Lets give it a try - I will see if there is somewhere on the WDYTYA site to add info.

Keep up the good work



Evelyn Report 23 Aug 2009 18:29

Thank you Tabitha


Tabitha Report 24 Aug 2009 12:49

Nudge again


Traciey Report 24 Aug 2009 14:27

Hi Evelyn, got a few more questions you will be fed up with me soon. Where were you brought up Scoltland/England? and where did your mum and dad marry and meet etc? Just trying to picture things in my mind.

Ok so I have racked my brain and thought of a few different things and what you have said so far about Seaforth Highlanders etc all fits apart from the India bit. I have followed through a soldier who was in the Seaforth Highlanders just to see if things would tie up with what you have been told Evelyn. The soldier I followed was a Kenneth MacLeod just to see where he was in the years of his service. He was a Serjeant eventually and sometimes his records were known as McLeod sometimes MacLeod, some of his children were registered as McLeod on SP from Service returns but then I found thier deaths as MacLeod so we must remember this in future it could be either of these spellings. Kenneth also came back to Fort George, Inverness in 1909 after his service and then he relisted again. Kenneth's father also lived in Stornoway but Kenneth lived and signed up for army service from Glasgow. In a way I hoped it might link into your grandfathers family of Robert but have not found a connection yet. If anyone wants to read Kenneths service record for further ideas his service numbers on ancestry are 2765 & 7829.


Evelyn Report 24 Aug 2009 14:59

Have P Md you Tracey


Tabitha Report 25 Aug 2009 13:00

Looks like things are moving on a bit -
Won't it be great when you actually get there
can only add moral support at the moment.

Hope its a help


Evelyn Report 25 Aug 2009 14:29

Thanks for that Tabitha, how kind of Tracey to spend so much time trying to help me. So many folk have helped on this thread and sadly we are still at square one, oh if only people told the truth.
I still feel that the Macleods that Vivienne found are the right ones but I just dont know how to prove it, just wish I had a brain
Love to all


Evelyn Report 26 Aug 2009 16:02

Another Gentle hopeful nudge


Tabitha Report 27 Aug 2009 12:15

A further note - Still waiting to get some answers back

Evelyn - i will try & keep it nudged while you are away, unless
you are taking your laptop with you.



Evelyn Report 27 Aug 2009 16:48

I will take laptop with me but Wifi in the area is not very reliable, but wiil endevour to keep in touch, thanks for your help


Susan Report 28 Aug 2009 05:52

Hi Evelyn
I thought I might as well join in,extra set of eyes.Suex


Evelyn Report 28 Aug 2009 09:58

Thank you so much for your interest Susan