Thank you for letting me join your group. My Irish roots come from my mother whose mother and grandparents on one side were from Co Down - surname Campbell (how easy is that to research!?), while her other ancestry was from her Prussian grandfather who, as a sea captain, settled in Killyleagh and married a local girl (Ellen Magilton). That line I have managed to trace back to the 1600s! Now retired from 40 years as a Primary teacher in Edinburgh, I enjoy lacemaking, stitching and knitting, painting, reading, gardening and recently, writing novels. My long-time goal has been to pin down my Campbell line and find out the parents of my grandfather John Campbell. Maybe one day I will!