Revisiting the MacColls/McColls of Kenmore and Ontario

Last week I presented my readers with a confusing question arising from letters between two cousins. The jury is still out on whether Catherine McCorquodale later McColl does indeed belong to my family, being a daughter of Duncan MacQuorquodale. My investigations have sent me down the rabbit hole of discovery so I thought I’d set … More Revisiting the MacColls/McColls of Kenmore and Ontario

Exciting news for genealogy & DNA fans world-wide

In breaking news from Unlock the Past, I’m excited to learn that the genealogy conference to be held in Seattle USA, will now be livestreamed to DNA enthusiasts world-wide. The presenters will be Blaine Bettinger (USA), Maurice Gleeson (UK), Cyndi Ingle (USA) and Wayne Shepheard (Canada). What a stellar lineup! The program features: One whole stream … More Exciting news for genealogy & DNA fans world-wide

Trove Discoveries: The Skirl o’ Pipes

Many years ago, I found occasional references to my great-uncle Peter McCorkindale on microfilmed newspapers. It was apparent that he regularly “smashed” the competition at various Highland Games. While I’d written a blog post about the McCorkindale pipers a long time ago, I’ve recently found even more on Trove. That’s what happens when I putter … More Trove Discoveries: The Skirl o’ Pipes