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Iain MacFarlaine (#46514200)
 member for 13 years, 4 months, 13 days
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I am a North Londoner of Irish Protestant and Anglo-Indian (or, to be more accurate, Hiberno-Caledonian-Anglo-Dutch-Huguenot-Indian) parentage. I was trained as a mathematician but, at the moment, am working only part-time. I have travelled a lot; not only around the British Isles, but also throughout: Europe; Africa; America (North only; I have yet to cross the Rio Grande, never mind the Panama Canal, although I did, once, venture across the Forty-Ninth Parallel for a month, and should like to go back to Canada again, sometime); Asia; and Australia. Unfortunately, most of those voyages were undertaken before the invention of the digital camera, so I can't show you too many of the graves I saw when I was abroad. When I am not travelling or working, or painting or acting, I am learning to play the piano and various woodwind instruments. I try to keep my body fit with cycling and swimming and karate, as well as by never drinking alcohol, or smoking, or eating flesh, or fowl, or fish, and I try to keep my mind fit with chess and crosswords and reading.

Please note; I am forever running around this world (as Jefferson Airplane once sang), and seldom check the computer when I am on my wanderings; but, if you write to me, I shall make sure that I answer on my return.
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This person was born in 1834, not 1835, according to his son's biography.
Added by RM2013 on Apr 17, 2015 10:02 AM
Jim from London
Alton Cemetery Photo
I am a member of a group recording the deaths of Military Policemen.
You published a photo of Pte Morgan S A. and I would like your permission to add it to our internet site:
Added by Jim from London on Apr 14, 2015 10:02 AM
Frank William Alexander
Hi Iian, Thankyou for Frank's photo, you'll never know how much this will mean to my Mum, as he was her Uncle and she never knew he existed until a few months ago.. Thankyou again Jennie
Added by Jennie on Apr 01, 2015 3:54 AM
Melissa McSweyn Foster
Leonard Thornhill
Thank you for the photo. I appreciate your time!
Added by Melissa McSweyn Foster on Mar 27, 2015 8:19 AM
Valerie Thorley
Lance Serjeant Raymond Watt
Hi Iain and thank you very much for providing photos of LS Watt. I carry out a lot of research both for my own family, my husband's and friends and I cannot remember for definite at this stage which tree LS Watt fits into. However when I get a little spare time I will run through the trees and find him. Very addictive family research as you may well know yourself. Have a good day and feel free to email me if you would like:
Best regards
Added by Valerie Thorley on Mar 27, 2015 4:06 AM
THANKS IAIN, for the pics, is it ok for me to use them on my family tree pls?
Added by YVONNE BILGIN on Mar 26, 2015 11:34 AM
Bill Daugherty
Issack Gyori Photo
Hi Iain,

Thanks for the photo.

Bill D.
Added by Bill Daugherty on Mar 25, 2015 6:01 PM
Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
Francis O'Bryan # 56553250
Thank you so much for the great photo. I'd never seen one like it before... very interesting.
Added by Janice (O'Bryan) Byington on Mar 24, 2015 2:51 AM
Mary Anne Clark
Thanks very much, liked the series of pictures and especially the view! Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Added by Mary Anne Clark on Mar 22, 2015 11:55 PM
the Ragityman
CS Lewis & Tolkein
I've had you and your travels on my mind recently. In reading over your last message, you mentioned requesting "famous" memorials to parents. I also had thought of sending some of those requests. Turns out, Findagrave has a POLICY against linking "famous" unless their parents/sibs are also famous. I guess they call themselves protecting privacy/preventing stalking activity. Whatever. If most or all have left this mortal coil, I don't see the point. Irritating. I just start in another direction.

Did I see your name on Wikipedia? I mean as an editor. I have little doubt you are mentioned as a musician. I was looking at some contributor pages, and wondered if I might be seeing your handiwork. The internet is so vast, and yet, stranger things have happened. We [human beings] most of us travel in certain circles, and somehow seem to contact the same people in different contexts. Or not.
Added by the Ragityman on Feb 28, 2015 2:59 PM
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