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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 →

Finding Family in Paisley Abby, Scotland

Confession time, I have a deep and abiding love of old churches. The moment I gaze up at ancient soaring spires, something wakes up deep inside my heart and mind. That thing, that spark of old wonder, burns like a... 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 →

Emerging from Nothing – a Genealogy Story

I have to say there is something incredibly rewarding with helping someoneĀ start on their family tree. I've watched and participated in helping a few beginners to the world of genealogy, and these newcomers have taught me a few lessons. To... Continue Reading →

The Mists of Time – A Genealogy Story

There are many things about genealogy which can delight the studious researcher, and just as many which might frustrate. I can tell you from experience of the sheer joy of piecing together some grand puzzle and reveling in the ever... 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 →

Wild Beginnings – A Genealogy Story

We all want to be clever. We all want to be quick. There's a reason why Sherlock Holmes and Chuck Norris are such well-beloved characters - they handled business with aplomb. I also believe there is something of a hidden... Continue Reading →

Wild Strength – A Genealogy Story

There are a lot of safe genealogical stories out there. This fellow moved over here: he was a shoemaker. That fellow moved over there: he was a tanner. This woman was married twice: both of her husbands were unremarkable, and... Continue Reading →

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