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Fort William to Glenfinnan – Traveling through Time

While in Scotland, I was placed in the interesting position of having to explain what this whole 'Outlander' business was to my parents. For anyone who doesn't know, Outlander is a book/series/tv series which starts in the highlands of Scotland... Continue Reading →

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Messy Family History

While touring the highlands of Scotland this fall, I had the privilegeĀ of seeing some of my ancestral lands and buildings. My father's grandmother was a Campbell. While I, personally, have yet to solidify the American Campbell line back to Scotland,... Continue Reading →

Discovering in Dust – A Genealogy Story

I've always been envious of those stories about people who find a dusty family bible in the attic and somehow manage to discover some genealogical secret through such means. My files were handed to me in crisp yellow envelopes which... Continue Reading →

The Unification of Demark… and your phone – A Genealogy Story

Photo Credit There are some moments in history which display the raw power of the human spirit. The pyramids of Giza. The still-standing Parthenon. Stone Henge. And even, rocks in Sweden called the Jelling Stones. Now, the story of the... Continue Reading →

American Bones – A Genealogy Story

I'm patriotic. I keep up with politics and world affairs. I even voted in the last election. And while I have shared one or two stories of ancestors who immigrated over the centuries, I really am - down to my... Continue Reading →

The Farwell Divergence – A Genealogy Story

There are certain moments in every genealogy journey that carve themselves into the memory like nothing else. The first name you recognize from history. The first individual you come across who's description reads "this person may or may not have... Continue Reading →

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