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 →
For a most excellent overview of the Magna Carta (it's purpose, history, etc.), I highly recommend the intellectually curious and otherwise historically underprepared (like me) to go over to The Kindred Connection and read this genealogy-related post: The Magna Carta... Continue Reading →
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 →
My 17-generations-back great-grandfather killed Richard III, and I have a lot of feelings about it.
We've all heard the stories, we know their names like minor gods in some romantic pantheon. Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, Arthur and Guinevere, Wesley and Buttercup, Elizabeth and Darcy, and, of course, Belle her Beast. Whether or not you... Continue Reading →