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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). 531 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

Godfrey Ragsdale Jr. And The Jamestown Massacre

My 8th great-grandfather was born in Virginia Colony in 1643.  His parents were both killed in the Jamestown Massacre when he was an infant.

Godfrey Ragsdale I was the first generation emigrant to America. 486 more words