21 Sep 2017

Making Historic Newspaper Photos Searchable

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Do you want to help the Library of Congress by making historic newspaper photos searchable? Beyond Words is a new Library of Congress project making historic newspaper photos searchable by transcribing captions. This new crowdsourcing project invites volunteers to use a Library of Congress website to identify cartoons and [...]

3 Sep 2017

Finding Scottish Ancestors at Dunnottar

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This is Dunnottar Castle, once a 13th-century Scottish hilltop fortress, by the 15th century turned into a Highland castle, and now in ruins. I was there a few weeks ago, fulfilling the second of five planned heritage travel visits to European countries of my immigrant great-grandparents. My great-great-great-great-great grandparents, Robert Moncurr [...]

2 Sep 2017

Son of More Genealogy Humor

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I'm back from the wilds of the Highlands and will be posting about my Scotland ancestors soon. Looking forward to my webinar on Finding Scottish Ancestors Online sponsored by Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society on September 28. In the meantime, after posting many genealogy cartoons over the years, I [...]