Hi rdem, I started tracing my husband's and my own ancestry two years ago. I found it very interesting and at one point got really engrossed in it all. I got back as far as the 1700's. My paternal grandfather's family are from Oban, they moved to Ayr, then Largs and Paisley. I discovered that his father died young and his mother couldn't support the family on her own. There wasn't any help in the 1890's and so he and his two sisters were put into Quarriers Homes...it must've been heartbreaking for their mother!
My paternal grandmother's father (my Gt Grandfather) was born in India, the son of a serving British Army officer, his mother (my Gt. Gt. Grandmother) was also born in India but I've drawn a blank there because I can't get into the British Army records in India.
My maternal grandfather's family are Scottish as far back as 18th century. He was a manager at Babcock & Willcox, Renfrew up until he died in the late 1930's. I believe my maternal grandmother has French ancestry but I'm still working on that.
My husband's paternal grandfather's family came over to Clydebank from Wicklow, Ireland in the late 1800's and worked as labourers. His paternal grandmother's family came from Dublin in the late 1800's too.
His maternal grandfather's family were from northern England and came to Dundee to work in the jute mills, then they all moved to Glasgow and went to work in the railway in Springburn. His grandfather was an engine driver and got a certificate for taking Queen Mary to Crewe onboard the 'Royal Scot'. His maternal grandmother had English roots in Darlington and his maternal G. grandmother had Irish roots.
All of our grandparents settled in Possilpark and Maryhill....some moved to Ruchill in 1929.
I tease my husband that he's Anglo/Irish and the only claim he has to Scotland is that he was born there...he's not impressed and very proud to be a Scot!