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4 Jul 2015

Essential Revolutionary War Records

In honor of the holiday, information on essential Revolutionary War records from militaryindexes.com. If your ancestors were American Patriots who broke away from Britain, here is some one-stop shopping on American Revolutionary War Records. Revolutionary War Records and Documents Online at Fold3 Compiled Service Records of American Army Soldiers During the [...]

31 Dec 2013

Happy New Year from My Viking Ancestors

Courtesy Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Happy New Year from my Viking ancestors (and their descendants) to all my readers. Hogmanay celebrations are underway with a torchlight procession through the center of Edinburgh to kick off three days of celebration. Hogmanay is the Scots word for the last day [...]

26 Nov 2013

Thanksgiving and Family Photographs – Tuesday’s Tip

Thanksgiving and family photographs go together like mashed potatoes and gravy. It’s coming up on Thanksgiving again (in America), so it’s time to 1) reflect upon your life to give thanks and 2) eat as much as you possibly can. If you’re exceptionally fortunate, some time this weekend you may [...]

6 Apr 2013

Ross from Ross-shire (and National Tartan Day)

"Ross". A plate illustrated by R. R. McIan, from James Logan's The Clans of the Scottish Highlands, published in 1845. Happy National Tartan Day, a national holiday for all Scottish-Americans and the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. I'm celebrating the Clan Ross from Ross-shire. If you [...]