Monthly Archives: August 2014

Book of Me, Written by You, Prompt 53

Today is week 53 of what is going to be a 15 month project. Each Saturday, at around 12.30 am UK time I will release the prompt for that week’s Book of Me, Written by You. If you are new … Continue reading

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Outlander – Books, Tartans, History and Scotland

Several years ago I was introduced to the books set Scotland, called the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. The series has progressed and is now on book eight; and each of the books is a whopper!  The initial book in … Continue reading

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My Lost Son – BBC Documentary (Lockerbie Pan Am 103)

Lockerbie Air Disaster MemorialTaken April 2006  – Julie Goucher I recall back in December 1988 hearing the tragic news of the air disaster in Scotland; the bombing of Pan Am 103 heading to the United States.  It was therefore quite … Continue reading

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Book of Me, Written by You, Prompt 52

Today is week 52 of what is going to be a 15 month project. Each Saturday, at around 12.30 am UK time I will release the prompt for that week’s Book of Me, Written by You. If you are new … Continue reading

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Book of Me, Written by You, Prompt 51

Today is week 51 of what is going to be a 15 month project. Each Saturday, at around 12.30 am UK time I will release the prompt for that week’s Book of Me, Written by You. If you are new … Continue reading

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Excel for Genealogists

A little earlier this week +Cousin Russ asked a question in the Cousin Russ Community about research logs. I responded that I kept a log in a journal and now keep in as a spreadsheet and store it in Google Drive. (I … Continue reading

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Alex Haley – Genealogy Hero or Heel?

image courtesy ofhttp://www.alexhaleymuseum.org/biography/ Yesterday, Thomas who writes Geneabloggers wrote a post with the title Genealogy Hero or Heel? in recognition that the author of Roots would have celebrated a birthday, had they been alive. In 1977 I watched with my family the … Continue reading

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Book of Me, Written by You, Prompt 50

Today is week 50 of what is going to be a 15 month project. Each Saturday, at around 12.30 am UK time I will release the prompt for that week’s Book of Me, Written by You. If you are new … Continue reading

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Video: Thousands of Years of Human Migration in Five Minutes

One of the things I love the most about the internet is the facility to share fascinating material, which opens our eyes to some interesting concepts, and some basic ones at that. Yesterday on the Guild of One-Name Studies mailing … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of William James West

William James West 1898 – 1918Image from the family collection of Julie Goucher As we commemorate the beginning of the Great War. Today I am remembering my Grandfather’s first Cousin, William James West (1898 – 1918). The Lives of the … Continue reading

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