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

Free Ancestry Weekend

Ancestry is offering free access to “Just-Released Global Records” through Monday at Midnight. Here are some of the collections that are available:

I’m not sure if that’s all of the collections, but that is nearly 200. My apologies for not doing it in alphabetical order.

Good luck and happy searching!

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