Another participant traveled to Dumfriesshire with the aide of Ian Walker at Borders Journeys. Ian was able to personalize the tour and help her find locations she was aware of through reading documents.
I headed to Motherwell to the Lanarkshire Family History Society. They have helped to steer me in the right direction for future research.
Then I was able to meet up with a couple of cousins who were wonderful enough to bring old family photos to share! Over a meal, we scanned photos and shared memories. We were also able to catch up on other family members.