Sunday Wanderings at St. Machar Cathedral
I've been virtually exploring the area in which my Highland Scot ancestors lived for quite some weeks now. I especially was amazed to find that Aberdeen is also called the Granite City. [I guess I wasn't wrong when I said that I have Granite-In-My-Blood].
For many, many years, I only knew about my Lowland Scots who lived in Dalbeattie but with some research and a lot of help from others, I have set that work aside to work on my grandmother, Annie Aiken's ancestors.
Organizing my records to explore Scotland's People has been challenging. Fortunately, I never throw out any lead until I have either proved or dismissed it. I had information from an old RootsWeb page by Roy Flett, that said that there was a gravestone in this cemetery pictured here that was of William Beveridge. I kept looking at that printout until last month when I thought I'd better learn more about the churchyard before I tried to find out if this gravestone ever really existed.
With help from others, I learned that the place called Woodside is a village or a burgh in the county of Aberdeen. Sometimes, this is written as Aberdeenshire. It is in the North East corner of Scotland. There is a family history society there called the Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society. Check out the map of the burial grounds they have.
It is here that I began to see if I could prove that William and Ann's gravestone had information on it to help me.