Tag Archives: Gillis
Today, my father went home to his father.
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
Posted in Genealogy Tagged Canada, FamilySearch, genealogy, Gillis, Nova Scotia 1 Comment
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
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
Posted in Genealogy Tagged Anna, Carrier, genealogy, Gillis, scrapbooks 6 Comments
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
Posted in Genealogy Tagged census, digitized documents, genealogy, Gillis 4 Comments
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
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.
Posted in Genealogy Tagged Archiventure, genealogy, Gillis, HistoryPin, Idaho, Maine, Mansfield, Oregon, photograph, San Francisco, scanning, Williams 2 Comments
It’s been weeks since I last blogged. I’ve been busy. During a recent extended visit 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 or damaged. The … Continue reading
Posted in Genealogy Tagged Carrier, digitization, genealogy, Gillis, photo preservation, scanning 2 Comments
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
Posted in Genealogy Tagged Anna, documentation, ephemera, family history, genealogy, Gillis, Roueche 1 Comment