Category: FAMILY HISTORY
The holiday season is a great time to gather information and share family stories. It’s a time when families come together and have the opportunity to talk and reminisce about the past.
Family research isn’t always easy. More often than not there are roadblocks and dead ends. Trying to find the birthplace of one ancestor has proven especially challenging. Read about how we went about trying to solve the mystery.
On the cusp of a new century, Marione Whyte’s mother, after whom she was named, was born in 1598 in Edinburgh, the same year as Margaret Stuart, third child of King James VI. Unlike Maragret though, Marione’s maiden name and parentage are unknown. Unfortunately, Margaret died of disease two years later and was buried at Holyrood in Marione’s neighborhood. It’s a miracle any of us were even born.