Tuesday, February 11, 2014

John Broome RUNCIMAN ++

The Lineages section of the Runciman One Name Study has been fully refreshed.
Although the latest changes index doesn't show many updates, the published trees will have new twigs which should now be included in the site search.

The main visible change is the research around the family of John Broome RUNCIMAN, son of George, the army family without a home in the known lineages.
As posted in the Runciman group on Facebook, Alan found George's marriage cert. online which enabled him to join him to the Duddingston family of "Convict John".

Further research on George and family brought in three siblings for John Broome RUNCIMAN.
There are HENDERSON descendants of his sister Frances in both Canada and Australia.
Still looking to see what happened to his brother Norman though
Norman RUNCIMAN born 1876 in Malta, engine fitter, last sighted heading for New York in 1923, US address friend: James HUTTON; the Bronx; relative back in Scotland: wife Mrs Elizabeth RUNCIMAN of 31 Earl St, Scotstoun.
Any sightings anyone?

The family proved an interesting research exercise illustrating the perils of relying solely on eg Ancestry census indexes - see this blog post for further details.