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January 1, 2017

Happy 2017 everyone!

The past couple of weeks have been very busy with the holiday season, but now that the holidays have pretty much wrapped up, I am focusing on updating my website with new family discoveries.

I have just finished writing a page about my cousin, Hollyw...

December 10, 2016

I recently discovered that I am related to the very well known sports family, the Conacher's. This relationship is through the marriage of my 4th Great Aunt, Grace McLagan, to James Conacher. 

Today's post is about my 3rd cousin, Lionel Conacher, who was truly one of Ca...

December 7, 2016

Like everyone else, I have found my "free" time to be scarce at this busy time of year. However, I assure everyone that I am continuing my ancestry research and will be posting new web pages showcasing some of my exciting discoveries in the coming weeks.

One of the more...

November 12, 2016

While over here in Shanghai enjoying some unseasonably warm weather, I have found some time to continue my research into my American ancestors.

I have added some new pages to my website, including one on my 1st cousin, 8x removed, Erza Stiles. As well as being a Reveren...

November 7, 2016

As I post my latest blog, it is Election Day in the United States of America. While America chooses her future leader, I have been exploring my ancestral past which has many ties to significant American events. Over the past few weeks I have been discovering my many Pi...

October 17, 2016

This weekend has been full of surprises for me. While I was researching my Taylor lineage, which I have managed to trace back to the birth of my 9th Great Grandfather, Stephen Taylor in Massachusetts in 1618, I ran across more ancestors.

Some of the ancestors I discover...

October 3, 2016

As I head into my 15th year of ancestry research, one overwhelming thing has become clear: you cannot choose your relatives.

My past year of researching relatives through the use of DNA testing, combined with research using archives, old family records, etc. has grown m...

September 30, 2016

This week I received both books that I managed to track down that contain the personal letters of my cousin, Lady Augusta Stanley (nee Bruce). Lady Augusta was in the employ of the Royal household during Queen Victoria's rule and became a close friend and confident of...

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