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  • Not all of the life of my 8th great grandmother, Jane O’Laggan, was perfect.  Born near the Glenlivet River in Laggan, Morayshire, Scotland to James O’Laggan, she married David MacWilliam […]

    The Kindness of Alexander Duff

    Not all of the life of my 8th great grandmother, Jane O’Laggan, was perfect.  Born near the Glenlivet River in Laggan, Morayshire, Scotland to James O’Laggan, she married David MacWilliam […]

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  • Choices. Consequences: They never sleep. From the time we are born, we make choices and enjoy the consequences of those choices. We often associate the word “consequences” with something bad, […]

    Choices ~ Consequences

    Choices. Consequences: They never sleep. From the time we are born, we make choices and enjoy the consequences of those choices. We often associate the word “consequences” with something bad, […]

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  • My 9th great grandmother, Susannah North Martin, and two great aunts, Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Estey, were hung as witches in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692.  I’ve visited their […]

    Murder In Salem

    My 9th great grandmother, Susannah North Martin, and two great aunts, Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Estey, were hung as witches in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692.  I’ve visited their […]

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  • I’ve spent a lot of hours looking for ancestral information in old newspapers over the past few weeks.  Some of the articles brought Joy.  Others made me Sad.  Thank goodness […]

    Amazing Grace

    I’ve spent a lot of hours looking for ancestral information in old newspapers over the past few weeks.  Some of the articles brought Joy.  Others made me Sad.  Thank goodness […]

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  • After spending several nights trying to interpret the handwriting on old census records, I realized that I haven’t written anything extensive on paper for a long time.   How does my […]

    The Slow Death of Handwriting

    After spending several nights trying to interpret the handwriting on old census records, I realized that I haven’t written anything extensive on paper for a long time.   How does my […]

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  • A fellow recently demonstrated his ability to recover data from a hard drive whose data had been overwritten a seven times using a data shredder program set to a supposed […]

    Destroy That Drive

    A fellow recently demonstrated his ability to recover data from a hard drive whose data had been overwritten a seven times using a data shredder program set to a supposed […]

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  • How do you record your life?  Do you write in a journal daily?  Do you use software to record your history in regular sit-down sessions?  If so, do you print […]

    Recording Life

    How do you record your life?  Do you write in a journal daily?  Do you use software to record your history in regular sit-down sessions?  If so, do you print […]

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  • I’d heard stories about my great grandparents, Robert and Rosa Logie Bennett homesteading a farm since I was very young and often wondered about them.  Of the ten children in […]

    Little Ones Lost

    I’d heard stories about my great grandparents, Robert and Rosa Logie Bennett homesteading a farm since I was very young and often wondered about them.  Of the ten children in […]

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  • There are times when you just have to sit and shake you head.  There are no words to describe the situation fully.   Today hosted one of those events for me. […]

    A Matter of Temporary Insanity

    There are times when you just have to sit and shake you head.  There are no words to describe the situation fully.   Today hosted one of those events for me. […]

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  • While researching further information on my ancestors who served as soldiers in the Revolutionary War, I realized that over the years, my memory regarding the sequence of events leading up […]

    Slow Burn to War

    While researching further information on my ancestors who served as soldiers in the Revolutionary War, I realized that over the years, my memory regarding the sequence of events leading up […]

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