Family History Archive
This charts the story of the coal mining Hoggans from their first known appearance in late 16th century Dunfermline down to the 20th century. It was created and compiled by my cousin, Guy Redmond, who is the grandson of my great aunt Marion (Minnie) Hoggan, who married Pat Redmond. She was the sister of my […]
This section has a focus on the lives of John and Sheila Adamson in the post-war era.
This page contains links to around thirty stories about my great-great-grandparents. They are not my stories, but come from my four grandparents. They are their stories about their grandparents. If they are not wholly accurate then it is because I have carried them in my head for nearly fifty years. In addition, what is a […]
This section shows family documents and photographs relating to the period before the First World War. Some are also scanned into the individual pdfs within “An Ordinary Scottish Family: 16 Victorian Lives”.
INTRODUCTION This section is concerned with photographs and documents which relate to the Second World War. In particular, it follows the progress of my father, John McLaren Adamson, through the war. He left Dunfermline High School in the summer of 1939. There was the possibility of a mathematics degree at Edinburgh University, but as the […]
This section is dedicated to the period between 1918 and 1939. It shows both documents and photographs realting to the family. Whilst all sections of the family are covered, there is a particular emphasis on the lives of my grandparents, Douglas Thomson and Joan Thomson (nee Beck). They emigrated to the United States in the […]
This section will cover documents and photographs relating to the First World War. In particular, it follows the fate of my grandfather, Douglas Jerman Thomson. To war with a bicycle Douglas was born in Leith in 1897, and grew up in Elm Place, Leith and then Balfour Street, Kirkcaldy. He began an engineering apprenticeship on […]