Monday, March 26, 2012

Reading the News-- What I learned

Reading the News

Here is what I learned reading the news on AOL.  My grandmother always said we were related to Queen Victoria and I have been slow to dig for a clue. Yet times I spend hours tracking the line back, not missing a link to figure where it may come true.

Today, I was reading about the renovations of the newly married British royalty.  It gives a more in depth alignment which I knew it happened but not sure whom was involved.  Now I need to learn about Sophia of Hanover, whose son became King George I.

I have known since small that the British are ruled by a Germanic family, they have been ruled by many different backgrounded families.  Grandma used to say," well they are Germans not English. "

Now we must remember that they are definitely an intermixed lot as everyone else is also.  Marriage to retain status and property and control was key not lineages back then.

So we have had a clue given us today that fits in what she used to always say.

Monday, March 19, 2012


 The new PBS genealogy series "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr." 
debuts Sunday, March 25 at 8 p.m. 
 The 10-part series will explore the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans 
including Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey Jr., Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Martha 
Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren. 
 On the show's website, you can learn more about the research team (the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society staff did a lot of work for the series) 
and share your story. 

Thanks to  Marti Lewis for this tidbit. 

Then wander over and see what else is now available for British Isles, etc.

On there was a discussion on research in the world area.  

A post that there is a new source for British research.

Society of Genealogists, a British organization is placing many of 
their library books on-line.

It is a pay site but it covers the British Isles and some of Ireland. 

The url is for information.
This is not a new group but new data they are putting on line.

I have scoped out this site and it is loaded with data and works with 

Some great downloads to be hand here.

Having always recommended for world search this may be a great place to look.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Odds and Ends for Research Sites

I collect various sites to share for researching various areas throughout the world. Most of them are in the United States but I do go abroad once in a while also.

 New York try  this site for help:

To learn more about Jamestown:
Home--Historic Jamestowne

Information on Ships carrying Scots to America:ISTG - Jacobite Rebellion Ships

Native American research, try Roberta Estes page:Native Heritage Project | Documenting the Ancestors

An exciting site for attempting to solve a 400+ year murder mystery.

Church Records: This one is Lutheran:Lutheran Genealogy & Family Search

Maryland State Archives:Maryland State Archives

Canadian Research: Welcome to

Ellis Island Records:


Obituary Depot:

Pioneers of San Bernardino, CA:

Graham County Historical Society and Museum:

 You may contact me at   or

 I also have:

Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia data some Ohio also.
Coal mines, fires, documents, deeds, pictures etc.

Cousin and I  work together, I collect she does the pages.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Find That File

Received information from Nicole Bolvin-- Find That File

They have created a new search engine for searching media, documents, making it a plus for us to try.

She can be reached for feedback