James Brawley 1866-1955

Of my great, great grandparents, James Brawley and Sarah McLaughlin's ten children, James lived the longest. What must that be like to see eight siblings go before you? Only one much younger sibling survived him. Sadly, he also outlived his wife and two of his own children. In his 88 years he must have seen … Continue reading James Brawley 1866-1955

My Favourite Photograph

This photograph was sent to me by a cousin I made contact with through my family history research.  We are related on my maternal side.  Her grandfather and my grandfather were brothers.  We have become friends and regularly chat via Skype.  We plan to meet in person very soon.  Finding living relatives is s exciting … Continue reading My Favourite Photograph