This is an attempt to share some of the information I have gathered in trying to map out my family tree. I have started with my father’s side, the Donalds from Gamrie and King Edward in Aberdeenshire, and will later add my mother’s side, the Harrisons from Birmingham.
Most of the information has come from a trawl of birth, marriage and death certificates, and this can be browsed here. I will put additional information in posts to the Blog section. If you can fill in any gaps or point out any errors, please feel free to leave a comment here or on the Blog.
The photograph in the header was probably taken sometime around 1910 (I am hoping this will become clearer as I identify the people in the picture). The bearded man sitting centre-right is my great grandfather Stewart Donald (1834-1924). The woman with the bonnet sitting centre-left is my great grandmother Susan Donald (Hay) (1838-1921). Directly behind Stewart is my grandfather Garden Donald (1877-1954). Directly behind Susan is my grandmother Agnes Donald (Johnston) (1884-1972). Garden and Agnes were married in 1906. The others in the picture probably include Morrisons, Donaldsons of Dundee and Smiths of Aberdeen.
Gordon Donald (August 2012)