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Private or Public?

Last Friday night I decided to stay in and surf ancestry.com I stumbled upon a tree for my grandfather. To my surprise the owner of the tree had the same exact information I had on my tree for my grandfather, his siblings and some of his relatives.  327 more words


No One Wants A Drunk

Along with the connection to some high-powered Scots, it seems my heritage also includes at least one family member who exited this world in a rather gruesome way:  he got drunk, passed out, and fell out of a third-storey window.   831 more words


AIP Christmas #8: Anglo-Indians, who are they?

This post is part of the Anglo-Indian Project Christmas series 2016.

Anglo-Indian’s have a long, rich history which emerged during European occupancy in India. Typically, an Anglo-Indian is a person of mixed Indian and  139 more words

Anglo-Indian Project


The following are a few genealogical fragments from The Omnibus Ancestry, : 589 Documented American and European Lines, 2nd edition, representing some of the more recent ancestral lines in the volume. 261 more words


SLUDGE is born

I’ve owned many a domain name since I first learned they could be owned. I still own a few but the perfect domain has been elusive for me. 606 more words

Musings And Idle Chit Chat

The Second Death

There’s a redemptive power in ancestry, and it’s part of the reason I’m doing all this.

Dying is my greatest fear.

This will be pretty damn ironic to those who know me and also know that I regularly do things that put me directly in harm’s way (eg running with the bulls, getting hit by said bulls, etc). 513 more words


AIP Christmas #7: Stanley Wheeler (1917-2004)

This post is part of the Anglo-Indian Project Christmas series 2016.

In September 1937, 19-year-old Stanley Wheeler arrived in Bombay, India. He would return to England with a very different life in front him. 126 more words

Anglo-Indian Project