Yum-yum CROW! We here, must admit to publishing two doses of bad data. They have been corrected on their respective posts “Our Anecdotal Jewishness” and “Alexander Ancestry: The Great Wall of Margaret” We can be acutely aware of an underlying hazard that might lead to reading an item incorrectly and go on to perceive it … Continue reading Ancestry Errata – Drat the Rats
The key to John might be Jane. That is our hope; so far, the ploy has come up short. Now, had you read “Imagining Genealogy from a Deathbed Rant” you’d know that John Kelly was likely our biological great grandfather. Born in the US 1859, or so, he vanished from Scotland after registering his non-wedlock … Continue reading Another Researcher Poses Data Challenge #1
Oh. We meant imagining genealogy “Fairlie”. You see, had you read a preceding post here, “Imagining Genealogy from a Death Bed Rant” then you’d know we had been unfairly stymied by Jane Carroll. Jane repeatedly claimed she was born in Scotland around 1861, including at her last available census, that of 1911, when she was … Continue reading Imagining Genealogy Fairly
This column will be continuously updated as time permits, but is not for my usual blog readers. It is just data; no story. Leads we chase in research often result in dead-end, as far as our own needs are concerned. The path is sometimes convoluted by data gaps or inconsistencies. A heap of work is … Continue reading Not My Ancestor: Maybe Yours?
DOUBLE GENEALOGY: The ADOPTION WITNESS. Update 1, Addenda 3-5 RECAP: SCENES FROM CHAPTER SIXTEEN OF THE BOOK Jane was not related to us. We first met her as an adult in 1891, in Renton Dunbartonshire (DNB). She was a recent widow. We did not know her deceased husband's particulars, but hunch urged us to … Continue reading Genealogy Imagined From a Deathbed Rant, With an Imposter, On Yonder Sea
Scrap bins and scrapbooks. Hmm. Words, like items can be scrapped. Or, they evolve. Heirlooms, they are! Under this blogs’ button “Memories” is a discussion on the subset “From the logging camps.” There, one will find the steamer known as “Princess Maquinna”, the tugboat “Fairbanks”, several Shay steam locomotives, “Steam Donkey”, “Speeder” and logging train … Continue reading Writing Genealogy: Use Your Ancestor’s Idiom: If From Logging Camps, of West Central Scots, or Otherwise
So you have some data – maybe a lot – where your research has turned out to belong to an unrelated person or event. Delete it? Perish the thought! Time is money, or at least, usable tidbit. If you just want a family tree, a list of names, dates and occupations, this is not for … Continue reading Writing Genealogy: Use the Kitchen Sink
The moment we sit down to begin a genealogical journey, we realize we should have started long ago, actually penning to paper, in real-time, what our dearly departed had vocalized. That is especially true for the faceless; those ancestors, we never met. What commonly happened was this; Grandfather identified his grandmother by name, and thereafter, … Continue reading Writing Genealogy: Starting Off