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

Checking In

There isn’t much to report. I haven’t set our a schedule to get back into research yet as my time is pretty short as I work to launch aois21. The final version of the first Son of Swift issue is near complete and it should be available for delivery soon. No print copies have been made yet but will be based on demand at sale.

In an interesting bit of genealogy news, my oldest daughter has to speak next week about her family history in front of her class. Many of her classmates have had to present over the course of the past month and I’ve looked over their posters that showed them and their families, going back at least two generations and some listing the sources of their names. Being the amateur genealogist, I knew this would to be enough for my little girl. When she presents on Tuesday, she will have her picture at the center of a 10 generation fan chart, including full names given going back five of those 10. Her name is broken down along the bottom with the source of her first and middle name and the etymology of mine and my wife’s surnames. Hopefully it will go over well and encourage the other students and their parents to learn more about their family history. 

That’s all for this week. Please check in at the aois21 tumblr to keep up with how things are going with the launch of our new kind of publisher. Have a Happy Easter, and good luck in your research!

Slainte

News and Notes - March 23-29, 2014

Just a quick update as I am deep in work on completing the first issue of the Son of Swift eJournal. It will be available to download tomorrow from the aois21 market for $1.99. Tonight, I am putting the finishing touches on the basic look. It will be a very basic look as an eJournal but will be formally formatted for the limited print run. If you are interested in a print copy, please message me at Seibhleain@gmail.com or considering supporting the Kickstarter project by my publishing company, aois21 publishing. 

The New Son of Swift logo is here!
After months of working out details, I have completed by original design for the Son of Swift logo! Whereas the original was created using a graphic site promoting Games of Thrones, this logo is made using my own photography, giving me full rights of reproduction. See it soon on the covers of by eBooks and specially printed annual journal.

The New Son of Swift logo is here!

After months of working out details, I have completed by original design for the Son of Swift logo! Whereas the original was created using a graphic site promoting Games of Thrones, this logo is made using my own photography, giving me full rights of reproduction. See it soon on the covers of by eBooks and specially printed annual journal.

News and Notes - March 16-22, 2014

Just a quick update today:

  • The Seibhleain Public tree is now posted on Ancestry. I completed merging files and created the new GEDCOM in time for St. Patrick’s Day and posted it for all Ancestry members to see. Remember, you can get a free account from Ancestry and access these trees, particularly if you’ve done an AncestryDNA test. The new tree has 11,491 people, 21 records, and 1,972 hints across 379 people.
  • I took advantage of the free Irish weekend (thanks for all the reblogs and likes, btw) on Ancestry and knocked off a few dozen hints on the D’Anjou Public tree. I will now have to redownload that tree to merge it with the primary file on my computer.
  • I’m now finishing up the details of the entries and new logo for the Son of Swift eJournal. We are still on target for a March 29th release, though the design may be very simplified for the eRelease. Expect a more traditional look for the print versions.

That’s all for now, have a good weekend and Happy Spring!

News and Notes - March 9-15, 2014

Just a quick check-in:

News

  • I am down to the last 4,000 marked entries in the merger of the Seibhleain Private Tree. It all depends on the time I can spend on it and I’m hopeful to get through it this weekend. If I’m successful, I will immediately upload it to Ancestry to take advantage of the free Irish Records this weekend.
  • Since I have done nothing with the D’Anjou Public GEDCOM, I’ve decided to spend some time reviewing hints this weekend, hopefully filling in more from the Irish records. This shouldn’t delay any action on that half of the tree as I wasn’t ready to merge any of it anyway.

Notes

  • I’m close to the point of being able to create the cascading pedigree chart for my paternal great grandmother, finishing the group for the first volume of Son of Swift. I’m hoping to design the first pages this weekend in order to request the ISSN.
  • I’ve decided that Son of Swift would be available in print on a very limited basis, in addition to the eJournal. My initial printing will just be for family, after that, only by request. Those requests will have to be made through the aois21 market, located at http://market.aois21.com. The link isn’t up yet but will be by the end of the month. A print copy will cost more than the eJournal (priced at $0.99). That price will depend on the printing cost from the printer I decide to use.

That’s all for now. Keep checking as I move toward a new period of research and discovery.

Slainte