Imagining Genealogy Fairly

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 birth in Scotland about 1861, including at her last available census when she was fifty, in 1911. 1 Still, we were … Continue reading Imagining Genealogy Fairly

Genealogy Imagined from the US Civil War, past River Clyde, to a UK Chemical Plant

Double Genealogy: the Adoption Witness; Update 2, Addendum 6 "Double Genealogy: the Adoption Witness" found that our grandfather was likely adopted, and  that John Kelly was potentially our biological great-grandfather.¹ Little was known of John Kelly; he was born in the US about 1859, resided in Lanarkshire Scotland from 1881-1882, and worked as a farm … Continue reading Genealogy Imagined from the US Civil War, past River Clyde, to a UK Chemical Plant

Genealogy Imagined From a Deathbed Rant, With an Imposter, On Yonder Sea

  DOUBLE GENEALOGY: The ADOPTION WITNESS. Update 1, Addenda 3-5 RECAP: SCENES FROM CHAPTER SIXTEEN Jane was not related to us. Her own complexities, though, continued to intrigue after the book was written, such that we hunted new detail.  We first met her in 1891, in Renton Dunbartonshire (DNB), as an adult; a widow. We … Continue reading Genealogy Imagined From a Deathbed Rant, With an Imposter, On Yonder Sea

Read Along With Me: Priceless Images for Scottish Genealogy

“Double Genealogy: the Adoption Witness” (DG) sought the double identity of two adopted boy cousins, who were not biologically related. Along with other puzzles, that is. It has a handful and half,  of data images.  Sometimes whimsical, it has just one picture; “Heriot Row”, Edinburgh, Scotland, as depicted on the cover.1 The boys were both … Continue reading Read Along With Me: Priceless Images for Scottish Genealogy

Double Genealogy (2)

That urge to know which union brought us forth, that “who am I”, haunts, even as we are prideful of uniqueness. Honoring forefathers brings relief. We are, at birth, what our immediate two ancestors put on our biological table, our hereditary nugget. The arch of the eyebrow and action of the knee-joint are mine, through … Continue reading Double Genealogy (2)

Double Genealogy: the Adoption Witness (1)

This is my first website and its first post! Today holds another first for me; I am now an author. So yes, they are interconnected.  “Double Genealogy: the Adoption Witness” started as a quest for heritage, specifically, of my grandfather and his mother. It became much more, because he was unexpectedly, found adopted. So was … Continue reading Double Genealogy: the Adoption Witness (1)

The Journey Begins

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This journey is dedicated to our ancestors. It passes through this blog of three components. The first invites reader questions on persons or families covered in the book, or on the conduct of its research and conclusions reached. The book, “Double Genealogy: the Adoption Witness” is featured under the "Home" tab. It is a true … Continue reading The Journey Begins