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Bloodlines Big Time Bloopers… Take 27

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Click here for the Bigtime Blooper podcast
3 minutes 9 seconds
A home made recording by Tom and Ingrid during their book 3 (untitled [...]


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Ready for some self-reflection after the abundant Christmas Holiday?

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Download our FREE Bloodlines Family History Guide and explore your past guided by your very own ancestors


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Memories from the 1945 school bench

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As my mother’s school friend pointed out to me, my mother and she shared all big events of a life time. Not only did they sit next to each other at school; they also attended their weddings; witnessed the birth of their children and supported each other after the death of their husbands.


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Family History Guide Free Download

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Download the Bloodlines Series’ Family History Guide for free and follow the characters of Bloodlines-Touch Not the Cat & Bloodlines-Traces in their quest to find out more about the lives and times of their ancestors



November 2018 Library talks by Tom McKerley in Lanarkshire and Ayrshire

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Tom McKerley will be doing 3 library talks in November 2018, all to do with the ins and outs of researching family history and the [...]



Family History Writing, Events & Bookreadings

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Dear Bloodlines Readers,
It has been a while since you last heard from McKerley & Schippers and what goes on in the sometimes surprising world [...]


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The Learning Curves of Writing: The Birth of a Book

08-10-2016 Geen reacties

We had never before done much creative writing, or published a novel. Our combined experience depended on Tom’s love for reporting sports (I will not mention his club for fear of diversion from the subject) and my personal development-related manuals, texts and columns


Ancestors and their events

Tell us about your family history

05-09-2016 Geen reacties

Do you know what happened in your family generations ago?
Do you have your very own genealogy tale to tell?
We would love to hear [...]



A perfect mix of warmth, wit and a little eccentricity.

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Lovely review from a Macpherson no less…
The August Winner of the ‘Share a Post or Send in a Review’ contest is a Macpherson!
Thank [...]



And The Winner Is…

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Will you be our August 2016 winner of  your very own copy of Bloodlines – Touch Not the Cat or Bloodlines – Traces, to [...]



Share a Post or Send in a Review and win a Bloodlines Mystery Novel.

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We select a winner by drawing an e-mail address from the submissions sent in to

The winner receives a paperback copy of Bloodlines [...]



June 21st 2016: Bloodlines -Traces paperback available NOW!

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New beginnings for Bloodlines-Traces on the day of Summer Stolstice, June 21st 2016
You can order your paperback copy of Bloodlines Traces here

While our [...]



Bloodlines-Traces: only a few more days to go

14-05-2016 Geen reacties

I caught myself right in the middle of it this week.
Me, in one of my other lives an energy counsellor, telling people how [...]


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Dentist Waiting Room Quotes & Family Archives

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It’s always interesting to observe how information travels from one person to the other and what happens next…….
My dentist seems to be a good [...]



An introduction to genealogy: Workshops and Skype calls

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“ Scotland is rubbish at football, but if Genealogy had a World Cup; Scotland would be in the final”.
Iain Ferguson, Director of The National [...]



The First Steps Toward Family Tree Research

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Sometimes the answers are right on your doorstep! Talk to parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties, (old) neighbors.
ŸRead about the years or era during which [...]



Fifty Shades of Bloodlines, the genealogy of success

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Where does success come from? Who fathered it? Who gave it the unconditional maternal love to make it grow? Which is the gene responsible for [...]