My Family History: a never ending story
.....stories learned.....discoveries made.....mysteries uncovered and solved
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Brick Wall -- the Diamonds
I have a brick wall with my 2nd great grandmother, Mary Ann Diamond (abt 1802-1842). I know absolutely nothing about her parentage. The...
Sunday, 5 March 2017
Immigrant Ancestor and Brick Wall -- Thomas Butler (1781-aft 1819?)
Sometimes are more challenging than others when writing about my immigrant ancestors. This is one of those times. In fact it's a brick...
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Another DNA chapter revealed
The other day, a second sibling's DNA results came through. DNA is always interesting. We each inherit 50 per cent of each parent's ...
Friday, 24 February 2017
The Gillies sisters of Nethy Bridge come to Canada
Forgive me for seemingly being on a DNA binge, but I have had yet another cousin relationship confirmed by DNA. A few years ago, a woman m...
Monday, 20 February 2017
Still more adventures in DNA discoveries
A couple of years ago, I researched a friend's ancestry. We had decided that we must be related, as our Scots ancestors lived in many of...
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Ancestral Homes -- Groby Old Hall
Last week, I set my PVR (or DVR) to record an old episode of BBC's great Time Team series focusing on Groby Old Hall in Leicestershire. ...
Loyalist Flag Raising at Ontario Genealogical Society 2017 Conference
As I mentioned here , I'm looking forward to the Ontario Genealogical Society's annual conference in Ottawa in June. Anyone readi...
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
The Eyemouth Fishing Disaster 2 -- the book and song
Recently I wrote about the Eyemouth Fishing Disaster . I had first started reading about this a few months ago, and it was on my list (don...
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