I’ve been doing a bit of looking into the Given Family history (my mother’s side) and discovered that Google is now including scanned books in its searches. Suddenly a whole wealth of information is available. For example, I have confirmed the story about William (Laird) Mark.


But the glimpses that Google Books gives are tantalising. I found the following references, but can’t view the whole page!


I may even have to resort to real libraries to get to the bottom of it…


My name is Peter Holloway and having lived in Southport, England for 20 years, followed by a couple of years back in Northern Ireland I'm now working as an IT Manager in West Sussex. I was born in Northern Ireland and raised in the suburbs of Belfast just off the Saintfield Road, attended Cairnshill Primary School and Annadale Grammar School. I studied for a London University BD at Belfast Bible College.