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I started to research my family tree when I received the Family Tree Maker CD collection as a Christmas gift in 1999. Since then I have traced my family tree back to the early 19th century.
I have been to the Records Office in Glasgow on one occasion so far and in that day, I was able to find out the names of all my grandparents which I never knew before. There was so much information to be had I could have stayed for several days but I was ejected when the office closed for the day!
I intend going back to the Records Office in the very near future to continue my research but I'm not expecting my day to be as easy as my first. Also, I am trying to trace my grandfathers family who came from Ireland I have sent to Dublin, Ireland for a copy of his birth certificate and this will be a start for me.
I work for the City Council in Glasgow and I use search tools most days and I enjoy finding things that other people can't. I feel this talent is invaluable for family tree research and hope it will stand me in good stead in the future.
I recently discovered an old cine film which featured both of my grandparents(who died when I was very young). In one part of the film my grandmother was reading a newspaper, I could make out the headline which was "Rock Star Dies". At first I thought it might have been Buddy Holly, because the film was about that time, so I called the local newspaper to find out what the headline was on the day Buddy died. It didn't tie up so I went on to the internet to see if I could find out anything which could help me. I came across a fifties website and I e-mailed the author to see if she could help me out. I didn't really expect a reply but I got one. She said the person could have been Eddie Cochrane. I went back on to the internet to see if I could get a photo of him to match the one on the front of the newspaper my gran was reading. I went to the webpage of the newspaper in question and I typed in "Eddie Cochrane" in the search field. Nothing came up so I typed "Rock Star Dies" and the very same front page came up on screen so I was able to date film to the very day!
I will be doing a lot more research in the future but I don't expect to be as lucky as I have been so far. I enjoy the work involved in my search and I get a real sense of achievement when I confirm a new ancestor.
Well, I'll go for now.

The Paul Patrick McBride of Glasgow, Scotland Page
Updated September 30, 2000

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