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My Mother's Scottish Shadow: Part 1

The mark of a Scot is that he remembers and cherishes the memories of his forebears, good or bad; and there burns alive in him a sense of identity with the dead even to the twentieth generation.” 865 more words

Family Life

A Full Circle Moment!

MY Sweeney’s of Garryharry, Co. Donegal…

For years I didn’t know what the initial “S” stood for when my father was signing his name.  After quite some time I discovered he was named after his paternal grandmother Lizzie Sweeney.  532 more words

Family History

My Genealogy Quest…

I wasn’t raised knowing any of my Grandfather’s family, only having met his Uncle George Swartout shortly before his death when he lived with us for a short time. 520 more words


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For Adam's Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England


I’ve  just read For Adam’s Sake; A Family Saga in Colonial New England. It is extremely interesting, packed with detail (some juicy) and highly readable. 348 more words

Primary Sources

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how many women ago?

The native woman, a Shah-mah’ tsah’nih—the grandmother, who made some of these blankets walked away from the market more tired than dirt. A hot wind blew across the gravel parking lot to the mesa and the mountains beyond, her gray hair reaching wildly after it. 101 more words


Keeping up with the Joneses: a Brymbo gentry family

The definition of ‘the gentry’ in seventeenth and eighteenth century Wales was rather elastic, and encompassed many families of rather modest means. The dignity of being a ‘gentleman’ mostly attached to the ownership of freehold land, however small the piece of land in question was; and if it could be backed by a pedigree showing descent from some ancient prince or member of the old  899 more words


Who do you think you are?

 This week’s Who do you think you are? on BBC1 features The Great British Bake-Off’s star Mary Berry. Mary will discover more about her father’s family during the show. 57 more words

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