About the Project

For the last six years I have been blogging monthly about my genealogy project  A London Family, describing my quest to discover more about the elusive paternal side of my family – The Skeltons. My story started in Thatcher’s London when, as an unemployed science graduate, I fell into the job of ‘heir hunter’ (see The Incidental Genealogist is Born), then followed my research to date. However, rather than a traditional linear family history, my posts explored a number of different themes related to genealogical enquiry in general.

The project was a journey of discovery on many levels, and I’m now about to embark on an exciting new one. From this month I will be delving into the lives of my Scottish ancestors through the family photograph albums – or rather, Messy Boxes. Having learnt so much more about blogging a family history over the last few years I’m hoping this project will build on some of the strengths of the previous one. A London Family will, however, continue to be a live website due to the fact that many of the information it contains is also a useful historical source for other researchers.

I invite you to join me on the next phase of my journey by subscribing below, and would also be delighted to receive your comments!

The Incidental Genealogist, September 2021.

P.S. Subscribing to A Scottish Family Album means that you will automatically receive a link to each new chapter on the 1st of every month. Your details are never shared and it is easy to unsubscribe at any time.