Monthly Archives: January 2011

Clan Maclean Centenary International Gathering

Well folks, it has been 100 years since Sir Fitzroy MacLean bought and restored Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.  It lay in ruin for over a hundred years before that and probably was built in the 13th … Continue reading

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Revolutionary War Patriot Homes

Our local DAR Chapter has been working on documenting Revolutionary War Patriot Homes that are still in existence in Dauphin Co., PA.  We have made a good start, but have opened up to the remainder of the State of Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Nothing Like Good Ole Legwork

Today I’m on a mission to locate a living relative for a client.  The person was born in 1930 after the 1930  U.S. Federal Census was taken.  So where do I go next.  I tried the county websites for the  … Continue reading

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One-Name Study Course

Today starts my Pharos course on One-Name Studies.  I have registered my Duart family name with the variants of Dewart, Doward, Dhu-Ard and Duard.  This should help me reach out to others researching the family name.  It is a fun … Continue reading

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Search and share

I work on many lineage society applications, so do research  on the NSDAR website and am amazed what connections I find in my research for others.  Today I need to send a birthday card to a “daughter” in my local … Continue reading

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Genealogical Education On Line

Last week I got an email about a complimentary webinar from Legacy Family Tree.   I thought I’d try it out.  I have taken other course through webinars and found them fun and informative.  It was Google for Genealogy web products. … Continue reading

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Historic Preservation is everyone’s job

I began my preservation career as the first Chairman in the State of Pennsylvania for the historic preservation committee in NSDAR and in the first year we had the first ever Historic Preservation Project Contest National, Regional and State winner. … Continue reading

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Follow Up With Your Relatives

New Years is a good time to follow up with those relatives you haven’t heard from in awhile.  Did you get a Christmas card from them that just had their name.  What a waste of a stamp and card.  It … Continue reading

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