ge·ne·al·o·gy [jee-nee-ol-uh-jee, -al-, jen-ee-] noun. 1. a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc. 2. the study of family ancestries and histories. 3. descent from an original form or progenitor; lineage; ancestry. 4. Biology . a group of individuals or species having a common ancestry.

Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English genealogie < Middle French < Late Latin geneālogia < Greek geneālogía pedigree, equivalent to geneā́ race (see gene) + -logia -logy - from Dictionary.com

Suspending the Surname Studies

I am stopping my weekly analysis of surnames and am now planning to restart my regular genealogy research. Presently, here is the schedule I am prepared to work on. Each week will have:

  • One day of research on my side of the family
  • One day of research on my wife’s side of the family
  • The return of Wordless Wednesday, with a photograph from my family history files.
  • Surname review - Top news stories and YouTube video for the Shovlins and the Angevines.

Any thoughts?

Son of Swift turned 1 today!
One year ago today, I followed the advice of Lisa Louise Cooke of the Genealogy Gems podcast and started my own genealogy blog. It allowed me to build a structured research plan, keep track of my results, and share them with the world.
So here we are, a year older, a year wiser. I know more now about my family, and was able to break down some long standing brick walls. I have been hesitant to get back into a structured plan like I did before, hence my surname studies lately.
365 days, 221 posts, 54 followers, dozens of new connections, hundreds of new family to explore.
Thank you all.

Son of Swift turned 1 today!

One year ago today, I followed the advice of Lisa Louise Cooke of the Genealogy Gems podcast and started my own genealogy blog. It allowed me to build a structured research plan, keep track of my results, and share them with the world.

So here we are, a year older, a year wiser. I know more now about my family, and was able to break down some long standing brick walls. I have been hesitant to get back into a structured plan like I did before, hence my surname studies lately.

365 days, 221 posts, 54 followers, dozens of new connections, hundreds of new family to explore.

Thank you all.

Break

I need to take a break from my research for a few days. I’m not sure when I’ll get back to Surname Studies, but I hope to do that soon. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns in the meantime, feel free to drop me a line @ seibhleain@gmail.com