Playing With My Photos

Lately, I’ve been scanning some old photos of my father that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. They were a little faint, and so today, I thought I’d see … Continue Reading →

Genealogy & DNA Go Hand In Hand

I believe that DNA and your family tree go hand in hand and each needs the other to support it. Continue Reading →

Gift For Genealogist and Other News

One of the things I miss this year is going to genealogy conferences and meeting everyone that would come to the Shop the Hound booth. We’ll have to wait a while before we can get back to those types of events. But in the meantime, I wanted to let you know that Shop the Hound is online, and in fact, we’re getting ready for Black Friday. Continue Reading →

Sharing My Story and The Stories Of My Family

If the Covid-19 Pandemic has taught me anything, it’s taught me that life is fragile. Thankfully I haven’t had any family members taken away by it, but I do know some genealogy friends who have.

This year, I’ve had time to think about things, and here are some of the conclusions and decisions that I’ve made.

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Jumping from Genealogy Tree To Genealogy Tree

DNA is a useful tool, but sometimes it can come with a lot of work. Find out how I use others trees to better understand my own tree and find my DNA Quadfecta. Continue Reading →

I’m Reading The Edmonton Journal Newspaper From 1955

The other night, I watched the news from Toronto, and I had to turn the channel because it was so depressing and stressful. I’m no baby, but it made me wonder; “really? There isn’t anything good to report about?”.

So I decided today to have a peek at what the news was like 65 years ago. I can do that with a Newspapers.com subscription. I have the Publisher’s Extra subscription because I want to read The Edmonton Journal, but there are lots of newspapers in the basic plan and then for certain newspapers, you pay an additional charge. The Edmonton Journal is one of them, but I’ve found so many great articles about my family that the extra is “worth every penny.”

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DNA Angel Project – October Book Edition

This month’s DNA Angel Project draw is for the book, Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide for Family Historians. This book brings together two of my loves; DNA and genealogy. Continue Reading →

Love and Marriage At Ancestry, Newspapers.com Marriage Index

When you work on your family history, you realize that life consists of major events that need to be tracked, such as births, marriages, and deaths. But it’s what we learn from those events and records that tell our family’s story and create a rich family history. Continue Reading →

I Just Might Get More Genealogy Time With the Ancestry App

When someone asks me how much time I spend working on my genealogy, my usual response is, “if I’m awake, I’m doing genealogy,” and that’s really not that far from the truth. I do have to admit that when it comes to my smartphone, I have the Ancestry app, but it’s for those times when I’m at a family event, and someone asks, “when was Auntie Ronnie born?”. Continue Reading →

Canadian Thanksgiving 2020

This year’s Thanksgiving is going to be different from other years, that’s for sure. Everyone is thinking of ways to have a family get together and still keep social distancing in mind.

I thought I’d give you some ideas for other things to do over the holiday weekend. Continue Reading →