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Scots Sunday: World Wide Webs
By     |    Mar 18, 2012
Posted in: Doing Genealogy, Scottish Family     |    3 Comments

Scots Sunday: World Wide Webs

I love the web. Just yesterday another relative found me on Ancestry.com. I had been looking for a connection on the Scottish side, in Scotland; someone who perhaps could help me identify the subjects of the many unmarked Morrison family photos in our collection. I’m excited to meet Elaine and see where this leads. I haven’t had as many chance genealogical connections on the Scottish side as I have on read more...

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Belated Scots Sunday
By     |    Feb 13, 2012
Posted in: Doing Genealogy, Scottish Family     |    3 Comments

Belated Scots Sunday

Well, I missed Scots Sunday, but I wasn’t slacking! I have been working on a new online family database that will enable you to search the same information I have in my local database…much more effective than the current pedigree charts I have posted. It should debut in about a week. I also did some more hunting for ship’s manifests and immigration records that document the arrival of my maternal read more...

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Wordless Wednesday:<br />The Bolton BMG Orchestra
By     |    Feb 8, 2012
Posted in: Scottish Family, Wordless Wednesday     |    1 Comment

Wordless Wednesday:
The Bolton BMG Orchestra

I’m sure at some point I will piece together how Connie is related. She’s a girl after my own heart with that banjo!

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Scots Sunday:<br />Marion Cunningham McMeekin Sellars
By     |    Feb 5, 2012
Posted in: Research Goals, Scottish Family     |    6 Comments

Scots Sunday:
Marion Cunningham McMeekin Sellars

Scots Sunday is late today, although it is still Sunday, MST. Yet again, my assumption that it would be easiest to start writing about my most recent ancestors proves a challenge. We tend to focus our research less on them sometimes because they were such integral parts of our lives and their memories are very much alive. We think we’ll remember. By writing this post, I learned more about what read more...

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Happy Burns Day!
By     |    Jan 25, 2012
Posted in: Scottish Family     |    4 Comments

Happy Burns Day!

In honor of the birthday of the Bard of Ayershire, Scotland’s favorite son, Robert Burns, I though I would post a photo of Ayershire’s next most important product, my great-great-grandmother, Jessie McKellan. Jessie was born in Kilmarnock in 1855, just a stone’s throw from Burns’ birthplace, about 70 years after Burns penned his most well-known (to Americans) poem, Auld Lang Syne. I’m still trying to find more details about Jessie, read more...

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