RIP Easy IGI Searches Online

I found this unfinished post just ‘laying around’ which reminded me just how much I miss the old IGI search on the Family Search website.  Not quite sure about their reasoning but in their attempt to improve, they basically made it worse.  I’m not going to moan about something that is provided for free but … Read more RIP Easy IGI Searches Online

Desperately Seeking John

A couple of months ago, I found out via an 1896 newspaper article that my ancestor, Alexander Ritchie BUCHAN, had a brother called John.  John was there when Alex died pulling in a fishing net but where was he all those other years? 18 foot shark caught in Otago Harbour 1894 Charles BUCHAN and his … Read more Desperately Seeking John


At the end of my last post, I mentioned that I had no idea that Alexander Ritchie BUCHAN had a brother called John. I did a ‘parent search’ on for Alex’s parents, Charles and Jessie (nee RITCHIE) and up he popped! While checking the information, I noticed that his birth date was identical to brother William’s … Read more Twins

Neighbouring Families – Part 2

This is a follow on from my previous post – Neighbouring Families. ! The results here are accurate, however not the William BROWN I was tracing (see previous post for correction).  I have chosen to leave this information here to help others. Using FamilySearch, I searched the IGI for Sarah FERGUSSON with a spouse named BROWN. Success: It listed … Read more Neighbouring Families – Part 2