After a difficult 18 months of illness and my mother’s death, I’m finally recovering my mojo and re-engaging with family history. I was a bit worried when my earlier responses had become “can’t be bothered”. But, here I am back in the saddle, as they say. One of the things that’s re-enthused me has been … More Genealogy Mojo and Gatherings
This is the next instalment of my Special Moments, Magic Memories series for the 2022 A to Z Blog Challenge ROOTSTECH “What is RootsTech?” I hear the non-genealogists among us ask? For the genea-junkies among us it’s a familiar term evoking excitement and envy at the opportunity to meet fellow enthusiasts and learn more about … More RootsTech and Royalty
It’s common in the genealogy world to talk about the excitement of chasing BSOs – those bright shiny objects that can assist us with our research, or occasionally, just distract us. However, I find myself wondering if we are all “on the same page” when we’re talking about them, or do we each have our own special interpretation. Is … More What is a BSO in genealogy?
In the coming weeks Ambassadors for the Waves in Time 2019 conference will be introducing you to the speakers. You’ll get to learn a little about them, their expertise and what they will be sharing at the conference. Today’s featured speaker is Stephanie Ryan from the State Library of Queensland. I wonder if you could … More Meet the Speaker: Stephanie Ryan
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
Do you ever have the feeling that your more distant branches on the family tree are rather like Swiss cheese, full of holes with tenuous structure? Please bear with me while I think online – I’d be interested in any feedback other genimates can offer. I’ve been revisiting my McCorkindale (aka McCorquodale and many variants) … More Thinking “out loud” online
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
Before I tell you a little about Day 6 of our genea-journey, for those who are interested, the slides from my talk Becoming a fan of FANs is now on a separate tab on my blog under Presentations. Here is a quick link to it. Day 6 of our adventure was a sea-day en route … More Diary of a Genea-Cruise: Day 6 – Motion on the Ocean