When my son was born, a long time ago (apparently) at the end of the 20th century, I swapped trips to New Records House in Edinburgh for trips to the local Toddlers Group.
My family history research was always there, in the back of my mind, in the back of a cupboard, waiting for the time when it could be picked up again.
And I’ll be eternally grateful to Ochils Landscape Partnership for giving me the impetus to start it up again. Their work to celebrate the people, history and landscape of the Ochil Hills (near Stirling & Alloa in Central Scotland) is broad-ranging and their team enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
So I’ve been plugging away, starting to explore the myriad of easily-accessed and totally obscure info out there. It’s going to be a long path but I’m definitely addicted once more to the journey…