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William I "The Lion" of Scotland

On this day, 4 December, in the Year of Our Lord 1214, William I “The Lion” of Scotland, passed away. William I is not my direct relation; however, he is my 27th great-uncle—the brother of… 429 more words


Henry I "Beauclerc" of England

On this day, 881 years ago, 1 December 1135, Henry I “Beauclerc”, the first English King fluent in the English language, dies from a fever supposedly caused by eating “a surfeit of lampreys.” He was my twice-over 28th great-grandfather, both through his son Robert of Gloucester and through his daughter Matilda. 489 more words


Get Digital

So you are ready to start diving into genealogy, you’ve talked to the immediate family (or rather the ones you like) and you’ve read this boring blog. 456 more words

Dead People

We Will Survive

A longtime reader and friend made a very simple and yet extremely profound point the other day. She said, “We are all descended from survivors.” Wow. 210 more words


World AIDS Day

December 1st is World AIDS Day.  A day to bring global awareness to this terrible disease that affects nearly every person drawing breath. Either directly or indirectly. 456 more words

I Gots Something To Say. Again.


I apologize for the long gap between postings. A lot has happened over the past few weeks and I’m just now getting in a place of being able to blog and write again. 377 more words