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May 24, 2015
Christine Cleal published a new version of the Cleal family family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Christine Cleal updated the details of Comte de Savoie Amedee VII (the Red) di Savoia (Savoia) and Jonathan Durandt in family tree Cleal family
May 23, 2015
Christine Cleal added Jacob Blomerus , Zacharias Blomerus , Brita Blomerus , Carin Blomerus and 17 other people to family tree: Jan Blomerus 1837
Christine Cleal updated the details of Jacob Blomerus , Zacharias Blomerus , Brita Blomerus , Carin Blomerus and 22 other people in family tree Jan Blomerus 1837
Christine Cleal published new versions of the Jan Blomerus 1837 and Cleal family family trees from the Family Tree Builder.
May 21, 2015
Silvia Zelch joined another family site: Strauss Web Site
May 14, 2015
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May 13, 2015
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May 12, 2015
Jannie Blomerus joined another family site: Lucy Jane WInter Web Site
May 04, 2015
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Christine Cleal published a new version of the Jan Blomerus 1837 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Christine Cleal updated the details of Marian Eliza Blumeris Blomerus (born Scott) in family tree Jan Blomerus 1837
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May 03, 2015
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Apr 26, 2015
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Apr 24, 2015
Jannie Blomerus joined another family site: Nel Web Site
Apr 23, 2015
Christine Cleal published a new version of the Cleal family family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Christine Cleal updated the details of Françoise Louise van Nassau-Dillenburg, Gravin Aragón (born de Savoie) and Jean de Savoie in family tree Cleal family
 
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Genealogy:Butterfields: An Ancestral Thread
Posted by: Christine Cleal on June 20 2014 05:17

I never get tired of research. Blame it on Glasgow University!So it is I have pursued the Cleals to the Khyber pass and the MacDonalds to the shores of America.

But I've always been fascinatedby the Butterfields, if only because of their improbable name. Why Butterfield? Why not Cowfield? And if you look at the Internet you get many different versions of its origin, including the tired old Norman story.Why those illiterate bullies are so popular as ancestors beats me. After all they were only a couple of generations on from their Viking ancestors and we all know what they were like. Sorry, i forgot. We are scandinavian Celts.

The explanation I like best is the Field of the Bittern,(field rather like the Afrikaans Veld, a flattish plain), and it seems to have no connection with the Coat of Arms which contains a griffin!The griffin is a symbol of courage and strength, an...

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This Web site:Report on 2011
Posted by: Christine Cleal on Dec 19 2011 03:32

Getting started on this mission was an act which sometimes made me question my sanity. But I persevered, and relatives came out of the woodwork. Some preferred to stay in it, but I have made new friends. Sister Flora takes care of the accuracy, and I write the stories, put up on the family blog.

It was while I was trying to get to grips with the MacLeans that I encountered, quite by accident, my great-uncle Kenneth who died in the sinking of the Iolaire. I was looking at the Memorial website, when the address, 12 Northton, hit my eye. I checked, and sure enough I had discovered a family tragedy. Out of this came our Maclean relatives, and Derek Peakman, and I discovered that I had a great-aunt, Isabella. Derek also found a lovely pic of my dad in 1939 with his aunt.I am hoping that Derek has some stories of Raasay where Isabella married into the MacLeods. A small story is already on the blog, about the '45.

Meanwhile, the struggle continues. I attach for De...

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