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There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.” (Quote from Mark Twain, Humorist, Writer and Lecturer, 1835-1910)

Welcome to TheirOwnStories!
This blog is dedicated to:

Telling the stories of our ancestors – stories that may have been forgotten or overlooked. Everyone has a story. Every ancestor has lived a life, had adventures, joys, sorrows, disappointments and achievements. Through genealogical research, photographs, remembered family stories – which sometimes turn out to be family myths – I hope to help these individual ancestors tell TheirOwnStories.

Reaching out to family members and the numerous ‘cousins’ who are now spread around the world: Canada, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, USA and so on. I hope that anyone who thinks there may be a family connection will contact me at with comments, suggestions, and corrections.

Improving, correcting and completing the stories about our ancestors by sharing information, photos and memories. No photos will be used without your permission, and will be acknowledged. Or, if you prefer your identity not be posted online, your wish will be respected and ‘anonymous’ will be credited. We can continue our discussions via our personal emails.

No photos or stories about living people will be used.

This blog is a work in progress, keep checking as it grows and changes.

At the moment the WATSON, MUIR and ORMSBY families are featured, however many other connected lines will be added as time permits. Look for stories about SPEIRS, McCONNELL, BOYCE, ACTON, DODDS, McNAB, RAMSAY and many other connected families.

[This page was last edited on 12 March 2013]

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