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Longevity #52Ancestors


I'm finally up-to-date with the 52 Ancestors prompts. Woohoo! I'll celebrate this minor success while it lasts. :) This week's topic is longevity. I happen to a lot of longevity to celebrate in my family.

Favourite Photo #52Ancestors


There are so many family photos I love, but for this exercise I picked this one, which I love so much I included it on my home page. It's Christmas 1958, and the picture features

The #52Ancestors Challenge


With school and life, working on my own ancestry has taken a back seat. To stay connected with it through this busy year, I've decided to give Amy Johnson Crow's #52Ancestors challenge a go. I

A New Year, A New Challenge


For all but four years of my life (my own first two and my daughter's), this day, the Tuesday following Labour Day, has marked the beginning of a new school year in our house. I

Scotland’s People Centre


During my recent trip to Scotland, I got to spend 3 1/2 days researching at the Scotland's People Centre/Register House. For those of us researching Scottish roots, this place is invaluable. Scotland's vital record keeping



Falkland is one of my favourite places in Fife. It's a gorgeous little village, for one thing, and the people in it are lovely. Every single local Ive ever met there has started friendly conversations,

Hello from Scotland


By this time of night, my body still reminds me that it started the wake-up process at 4am thanks to minor lingering jet lag, so this will just be a fly-by post. After a couple



So much going on in my life these days, not least of which is planning for this year's Surrey International Writers' Conference. 2017 marks the 25th annual SiWC. We've come a long way from the

Scotland Research Trip


This Friday, I depart for a research trip in Scotland. Much of it will be family-history related, but not all, and I'm excited about the other parts, too. Two years ago, I spent the last

Ancestry DNA Experience


A few weeks ago, I received the results of my Ancestry DNA test. The experience of using the test and sending it in was pretty straightforward. Prepare to spit a lot if you're going to