Posts about surnames for genealogy research, including finding surname societies, variant spellings of surnames, and other resources.

13 Jun 2018

Finding Ross Ancestors in Edderton

By |13 Jun 2018|Church Records, Digital Collections, Genealogy Pilgrimage, Heritage Travel, Ross, Scottish Genealogy|1 Comment

Finding Ross ancestors in Edderton was the next step in my genealogy pilgrimage to the Highlands of Scotland in 2017. My husband and I were off to Easter Ross to find Little Daan, where my [...]

4 Apr 2018

Birth and Baptism of Anna Schumann

By |4 Apr 2018|Genetic Genealogy DNA, Prussian Genealogy, Schumann|6 Comments

Today's post is about finding the birth and baptism of Anna Schumann, my great-grandmother, from Freienwalde, Pomerania, Prussia. The names, birth and baptism dates of her three siblings, the names of her parents, and more, [...]

19 Mar 2018

Searching for McFadzean

By |19 Mar 2018|Sassy Jane Genealogy Guides, Scottish Genealogy, Search Strategies, Surnames|0 Comments

In 2010, I started searching for McFadzean ancestors in Ayrshire, Scotland. More specifically, I'm searching for my husband's great-great-grandmother Janet McFadzean Mackie, in Kilbirnie. Her maiden name was spelled McFadden in U.S. records. Initially, when [...]