Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Elvis: the lost roots

IT FEELS a little silly to be knocking on the door of an Aberdeenshire council house, when your mission is to track down any remaining traces of an American icon who changed the world.And sure enough,Denis McDonald greets my enquiry with a gentle chortle. Over the years,the building contractor, who has come to the door in his slippers, has fielded plenty of questions from pilgrims who have been blown this far north in their search for an Elvis Presley connection.

Now he stands, hands tucked into his boiler suit, surveying the row of one-and-a-half-storey houses. “Well,” he says in a drawling Doric accent. “It isn’t Memphis is it?” for more click here

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