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#52Ancestors: Scottish POW Table for Four

The fourth of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Invite to Dinner. It seemed a great scheme to see how many diverse and interesting ancestors I could crowd into an oversized banquet hall or line up … Continue reading

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Gowen: Scotland to Nova Scotia

When teen-aged William Gowen left Scotland aboard the Unity as one of about 150 prisoners of war following defeat by Cromwell’s forces in the Battle of Dunbar, we can barely imagine what he was thinking about the New World across … Continue reading

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