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Well Hello again….I’m back!
It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted here. It’s been a journey for me in so many ways. I’m still actively researching and I’m now the genealogist for Clan Donald of Canada. I’m attending their AGM in 2 weeks … Continue reading
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Should I write it?
I HAVE A GREAT STORY Should I write it? I still remember when the book ROOTS came out, and how it was a massive hit which was then made into a movie. It was the first time, that I … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged book, character, children, clan, debtors prison, emigrated, fiction, genealogy, generations, macdonald, novel, Roots, scotland, servants, short stories, slaves, Somerled 7 Comments
Using Google Maps for Genealogy
Today I was looking at my collection of old family photographs when it dawned on me that I should see if some of the houses in the photos are still standing. The above photo has been in my possession for … Continue reading
Genealogy work is real work.
I’m sorry I’ve been away from my blog for awhile. It’s been tough trying to maintain my household, 2 part time jobs (that I need because my genealogy work isn’t paying the bills) and surviving the job of being mom … Continue reading
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Genetics- When your children are so different than you are!
Our adopted sons are SO different than us! Ok, so we’re at that phase in our life when we have a 16 and 20 year old son. That, in itself, is a tough time! Our boys are adopted. They … Continue reading
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Private Client Work
Private Client Work-Good and Bad For many years, the only kind of genealogical work I wanted to do was private client work. That’s where I’m hired by an individual to research a specific question they have about their family history, … Continue reading
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How do you make money with genealogy?
Aspects of Genealogy You can make money working as a family historian or a professional genealogist. There are many different ways to earn some money doing what you love. Granted, from my experience, there are not a lot of genealogists … Continue reading
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When you discover something big!
About 4 years ago I made an amazing discovery. I was researching my husband’s family tree and I found out that he was descended from “the” branch of Clanranald that is currently holding the Chieftainship. That, on his paternal side, … Continue reading
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Family Stories Should be Written Down!
When you hear a family story told, remember to write it down. Family stories are very important for many reasons. It keeps family history alive. Most people were illiterate in the distant past. There were no cell phones, cameras, computers or … Continue reading
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Mom and Sis off to Italy tonight!
So jealous, but happy for them too. Every year my sister and I, or my sister and I and my mother, travel back to Italy to visit relatives. My mother is 81 and her older sister is 83. This year … Continue reading