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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French Friday – “Rock of Contention”
By     |    Feb 10, 2012
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French Friday – “Rock of Contention”

I made a few minor research breakthroughs this week, but not enough for me to write about the next person in the French family story…that’ll have to wait a week. Instead, I thought I would focus a bit on the context in which Louise Martin and Henri Stumph would have known each other, into which my father was born, and in which Louise made the decision to marry John Aponte 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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French Friday: Louise Eugénie Martin
By     |    Feb 3, 2012
Posted in: Blogging, French Family     |    4 Comments

French Friday: Louise Eugénie Martin

My memories of my paternal grandmother are of a gregarious, lovely, warm woman who would have to run through every one of her children and grandchildren’s names before she got to yours when you made her mad (her English was also impaired by anger). She loved John Kennedy and Shirley Temple, almost as much as she loved us. I remember that when she and my grandfather addressed each other as read more...

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