My Family History: a never ending story
.....stories learned.....discoveries made.....mysteries uncovered and solved
Friday, 6 April 2018
A look at some family tartans on Tartan Day
Happy Tartan Day! On April 6, Canada, Scotland, the United States, Galicia and Argentina* mark Tartan Day. The date was chosen as it marks t...
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
When vital records digitization reveals long held family secrets
I uncovered information about the parents of a deceased relative by marriage recently. I didn't go sleuthing intentionally, but as more...
Friday, 23 March 2018
If I could only talk with a few key ancestors ......
I'm picking up on t his Olive Tree Genealogy 2013 blog post that asks "Which ancestor would you like to walk back into your life?&...
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Surnames A-Z: N, O, P, R
A 2017 Facebook meme had people listing their their mother's maiden name, father's surname, maternal and paternal grandparents'...
Sunday, 11 March 2018
Gathering new found Scots cousin ancestors
My 2nd great grandmother Isabella Smith's (1815-1915) older sister was my 3rd great aunt, Grace Smith (1814-1891). For the past couple o...
Saturday, 10 March 2018
Riding a genealogy coat tail!
Yesterday, my genealogy friend Gail Dever shared a 9 Mar 2017 Library and Archives Canada news item on her Facebook group about a recent ac...
Sunday, 4 March 2018
Very Rev James Dougherty D.D. (1843-1906) of New York
Kingston Freeman Jan 1906 What are the chances? I have two ancestors who became clergy, both named James Dougherty--after my 3rd great g...
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
New Ross DNA cousin connections
Experiencing genealogy excitement is a feeling that only other genealogists can appreciate. I've recently had some of more of those fe...
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