I am a Scott and recently found out my heritage goes back to Scotland and the Highlands. I am related to Sir Walter Scott, the famous poet and Sir Beardie Scott who received title from King James.
Many people from large families proclaim to anyone who listen how"happy" their childhoods are. However, in unguarded moments,these same people assert HOW MISERABLE they really are.Denial? You bet !
Child Birth in the 1800's, especially the first half of the 19th Century was definitely not what it is today! Genealogy and Ancestry.com got me started on my family tree and now I'm going to delve deep into the...
Lakelawn Cemetery began as a racetrack where the rich & powerful went to play, but once it transformed into one of the world's elite cemeteries, it became the place they were just dying to get into...
A cemetery survey is compiling a complete description, location, layout and index of a cemetery and all the memorial markers within. Learn the steps to start your own cemetery survey project.
Abandoned cemeteries, neglected graveyards, and ruined grave sites dishonor our ancestors. Creative nonfiction piece explores how often the concept of perpetual care is a lie.
Tips for researching ancestors based on how their extended family migrated. How extended families moved from place to place in the past can become a key to unlocking missing parts of your family heritage.
On may 15, 1859, a child was born, She was the tenth child from a family of twelve. Her name was Ellen Sadler. there was nothing particularly remarkable about her, or any of the other children. Until Thursday, march 29,...
"What would you like for Christmas?" I asked my lovely wife in early November. With a smile she said "I want to have my DNA tested and learn about where my family came from." Sounds cool, let's do it!
An 80 year old shares his memories of 1930s and 1940s school days in Chelsea, Kansas. The town of Chelsea is long gone from the map, but his memories keep that time alive for us.