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"Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #6 Lulu
« on: Thursday 17 August 17 22:39 BST (UK) »
Not normally a fan of Lulu but loved, loved, loved this episode. Maybe because her ancestors are from my home town and many families were affected by this religious divide.
Hope I've posted this in the right place.

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Re: WDYTYA-LULU
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 17 August 17 22:49 BST (UK) »
I also really enjoyed this episode. Lulu's family shares a lot in common with my Glaswegian ancestors.

My great-grandmother was born illegitimate and was adopted. She was raised by a family until one day her mother came back for her. This was very distressing for her, not only because she lost the family she grew up with, but her biological mother was not very good to her.

The circumstances behind all this has been lost to time, or so I thought until I watched this programme. That register at the Mitchell Library which recorded the adoption of Lulu's mother, were those kinds of records kept in the 1890s/1910s?
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Re: WDYTYA-LULU
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 17 August 17 23:19 BST (UK) »
Ticked a lot of the wrong boxes - focussed  on 1 person, too recent, finding out things that were already known (the Boston/Hamburg red herring), crying - but I also enjoyed it.


Oh, unlike other years, WDYTYA threads appear to need to be in The Common Room. This'll get moved at some point, I expect
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Re: WDYTYA-LULU
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 17 August 17 23:31 BST (UK) »
I'm not usually a fan of Lulu, to over dramatic, but I thought she came over quite well in this.

I did think her cousin could have told her about the grandfather being sent off to America and working his way back to UK though.

The one thing this programme did was make my husband interested, yippee!

His roots are N. Ireland, catholic mother, prod father and he remembers running down the road to watch the Orange marches at aged 6/7. Not being allowed to cross the Falls Rd. So although not Scottish roots similarities and has now said well perhaps we could look in to his family.

So thank you BBC we might have a convert!

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Re: WDYTYA-LULU
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 17 August 17 23:51 BST (UK) »
I enjoyed it.  Lots of familiar sights for a start.  I did get a little distracted by the researcher being called Norrie as I started wondering if we were related.
Campbell, Dunn, Dickson, Fell, Forest, Norie, Pratt, Somerville, Thompson, Tyler among others

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Re: WDYTYA-LULU
« Reply #5 on: Friday 18 August 17 01:06 BST (UK) »
I too enjoyed it. Becoming more interested by the surname Cairns - the first sighting of my fathers family from Ireland c 1845 - a Michael Cairns in Glasgow :o
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Re: WDYTYA-LULU
« Reply #6 on: Friday 18 August 17 01:19 BST (UK) »
The very one I really wanted to see, I missed it, forgot about it  >:(

Was there any mention of the surname Boyle?

I knew someone with that surname who claimed to have been a cousin (I think), it was over 20 yrs ago but would have loved to have found out  ::)

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Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

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Re: WDYTYA-LULU
« Reply #7 on: Friday 18 August 17 01:26 BST (UK) »
Hi Annie

No mention of the surname Boyle but the show only focused on that of her Grandparents Hugh Cairns and Elizabeth Darling Kennedy and of Lulu's mothers early life in Glasgow.

EDIT: And that of her Gt Grandmother Helen R Kennedy a leading member of the Glasgow's Ladies' Orange Lodge
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Re: WDYTYA-LULU
« Reply #8 on: Friday 18 August 17 01:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks Claire,

Just googled Lulu...she's changed her name  ::)

Reading between the lines there wasn't much story line so I didn't miss much  ???

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

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