Musings on Next Christmas

Posted by Pennie

January 25, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Well, here it is January 25th already, only 11 more shopping months till Christmas! What will the economy be like by then, do you suppose? Will it be better than last Christmas which was just a month ago, or worse? I hope it’s not worse, but all the financial things I read don’t sound too […]

Grooming Gravesites from Afar

Posted by Pennie

November 12, 2008 | 2 Comments

We live in Florida while the rest of our family either lives in Indiana or, if no longer living, are interred in Indiana. If you too have deceased loved ones who are buried far from where you live or if you find yourself no longer able to do the job of caring for family gravesites, you may want […]

Genealogy News

Posted by cameron

October 4, 2007 | Leave a Comment

If you ever wondered how anyone can read those old gravestones you are not alone. Rubbings work to a point but when the stones are really, really old there is only one thing to do; call in Carnegie Mellon. Those rascals should be studying but instead they are applying their talents to a local church. It […]

Scotland Genealogy — Part 2

Posted by cameron

September 18, 2007 | Leave a Comment

In a recent post I talked about my experience with This is the official site for Scottish records. I was a little disparaging about being nickled and dimed. I have returned to the site since then and had a very pleasant experience. I tried to call the office in Edinburgh on Saturday morning without […]

Scotland Genealogy Web Site

Posted by cameron

September 11, 2007 | 1 Comment

Scotlands People is a web site designed by the Scottish government to enable online record searching. I tried it out this past weekend with mixed success. If you are interested in Scottish Ancestors and Scottish Genealogy this post may be useful to you. If you want to check it out the website address is […]

Searching for Ancestors in the Aftermath of Culloden

Posted by cameron

December 31, 2006 | 1 Comment

My new years resolution for 2007 is to track my father’s ancestral line back to 1745. That is a very significant date in Scottish history and my personal ancestry. It is the year when Bonnie Prince Charley (Charles Stuart) and his Jacobite rebellion took on the English King’s army led by the Duke of Cumberland. […]

Free Genealogy on the Web

Posted by cameron

December 22, 2006 | 5 Comments

There are many people who don’t like the notion that companies are making money off our ancestors. I couldn’t agree more. Also, what gives Governments the right to ask me to pay for my own family’s records? There is yet another grass roots movement on the web to undermine these corporations and I love it. […]

Genealogy — Sometimes You Just Get lucky

Posted by cameron

December 19, 2006 | Leave a Comment

I have said before that you really need to spend time on the more recent ancestors to make your data as solid as possible before moving on. Do not take anything for granted, not even your name. I was on various databases searching for my grandfather. I couldn’t find any trace of him other than […]

The Best Genealogy Gift Ever

Posted by cameron

December 10, 2006 | 2 Comments

Digital Camera? Nope! Ancestry software? Nothing so trivial! Would you believe an old restaurant menu? Believe it. Our ancestry is almost entirely in the UK so we have been swapping information with relatives over the pond. Between relatives and online sources, like Ellis Island and, we have been able to piece together the comings and […]

Genealogy Software – How to get the most out of it

Posted by cameron

November 22, 2006 | 1 Comment

Along with millions of other people, I’m a user of Family Tree Maker and genealogy software. You can view genealogy software as a place to collect names and dates or you can really use the software to learn and capture history. The following is a list of my favorite features along with some useful tips […]

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