Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Lena and William Wallace Hillman, 50th. Wedding Anniversary, 25 December, 1962
Personal Collection.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Go Figure !

As usual I get distracted during a research session.
Bringing Up Father, "The London Free Press, September 23, 1918.

2nd. half of Bringing Up Father.
Some things just never seem to change.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lovely Blog Award

Thank you Cheryl for the lovely blog award. Cheryl at “Twice Upon a Time” e-mailed me to let me know that she had nominated this blog for the “Lovely Blog Award”.

The Rules for the award are as follows:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted the award and their blog link.
2. Pass the award on to 15 other genealogy blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

So here are some of the blogs that I read on a regular basis. I did not count them; but I suspect that there are more than fifteen. One has nothing to do with genealogy; however, sometimes after a frustrating day of research turning into no research I find it helps.

Amanda’s Athenaeum
Anglo-Celtic Connections
Brenda Dougall Merriman
Canadian Genealogy, or, ‘Jane’s Your Aunt”
Christopher Moore’s History News
Family Trees May Contain Nuts
For All My Relations
Forensic Genealogy
Canadian Genealogy
Genealogy’s Star
Great Canadian Beer Blog - Hey - I’m a Canadian, and beer is a food group ! It also helps with the research - maybe.
Ian Hadden’s Family History
Janet The Researcher
Olive Tree Genealogy Blog
The Educated Genealogist
This Intrepid Band
Twice Upon a Time

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tartan Day

Today is Tartan Day in tribute to our Scots ancestry. Ah - but what kilt to wear? For me it can be a bit of a puzzle assuming that I want it to be authentic. Apparently you trace your clan through your father’s surname. That won’t fly. Not with an English name like Hillman. So it would seem that I need to go to my matrilineal line. Unfortunately the Steeles were from Glasgow originally - definitely lowlanders. That leaves my paternal grandmother. The Turners were from Clan Lamont. That’s stretching it a bit but maybe I will go with that tartan.

I never was one for following rules so I can be nationalistic, and go with the Maple Leaf tartan. Only if no one tries to make me sing the national anthem. Not with my voice. At least before I have had a couple of shots of scotch.
Or I could be regional in my splendour and go for the Ontario plaid.

One thing I can guarantee is that I will be wearing something under the kilt. April 6 or not it’s -6 C. out there today.