Family Tree and Other Research

  • Iona Spit Trail plaque - J.T. Wesley Smith plane crash

    "In loving memory of my fiance, J.T. Wesley Smith, 1930 - 1972, Plane crash at sea, Our love is forever, A loving son & father". A plaque seen on the Iona Beach Jetty led to research into two American pilots.
  • Alison Gourdie (memorial at Felagie cottage, Braemar)

    "These trees were planted in memory of Alison Gourdie who loved this place and the outdoor life." A memorial stone found at a remote Scottish cottage intrigued me, so I did a bit of research and discovered a remarkable woman, whose life was dramatically cut short.

  • Why?

    One of my non-drawing hobbies is genealogy – with the aim of building up a family tree for my daughter. I’ve also done some research about other people – mainly when I find a plaque or sign that intrigues me, but isn’t easily found on Google.

    In order to help anyone else who may be looking, I’ve added this wee section to my website.