Tag Archives: Gillis

Genealogy: Searching with FamilySearch

Flora Ann Gillis is the sister of my great-great-grandfather John. Born in Nova Scotia, she is only two generations removed from my immigrant ancestor of origin. One night I was just doing my thing, trying to document more about John’s … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Getting it Out There

If you want to connect with others who are working on your family lines, you have to get your lines published to various social media and genealogy sites. I have had wonderful success posting my surnames and family history to … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Print It!

When I’ve written about scanning family photographs in the past, I was promoting ideas like scanning a relative’s photos while you are on vacation, scanning as a form of preservation, and scanning in order to see important details up close. … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Hero Cousin

I’m not referring to some distant ancestor who fought in the War of 1812, I’m talking about a real live, first cousin. After our grandmother died in 1989, she salvaged boxes of family keepsakes that were bound for the dumpster. … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Reading between the bars

I have had access to the 1910 US Census record for my great grandfather for a long time. Five of John J. and Matilda Peterson Gillis’ then seven children were living at home. That was very helpful information to me. … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Census Strategies

I have been trying to nail down the exact birthdates and given names of a family on my father’s paternal side, that of John Gillis and Margaret MacFarlane. I have a well-researched genealogy prepared by my late cousin Robert J. … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Scanning and Sharing

I have blogged before about sharing ancestral photos on FamilySearch.org. Today, I am writing about two other ways to share family photographs by using HistoryPin.org and Pinterest.com.

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Genealogy: Scanning

It’s been weeks since I last blogged. I’ve been busy. During a recent extended visitĀ at my parents’ house, I tackled a major photo preservation project. I went through about eight photo albums and scanned anything that was one-of-a-kind orĀ damaged. The … Continue reading

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Genealogy: How will you be remembered? III

When you make something for a loved one with the intent that it become a keepsake, it is a good idea to provide some documentation with it. Quilters, for example, often write or stitch the creator’s name, the date the … Continue reading

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Genealogy: How will you be remembered?

One way that we can be remembered by our loved ones is by handing down favorite objects or handmade items to our descendants. For my Christmas blog post, I thought I would write about one of my most favorite items … Continue reading

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