Are You Using Photos To Catch A New Cousin?

This past Sunday, as I was sorting and organizing my photos at FOREVER, I realized that I could and should add more photos to my accounts at Ancestry and MyHeritage, I realized that by doing this, I might meet more cousins. Continue Reading →

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 →

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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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 →

FREE Genealogy Education

There are so many FREE genealogy resources I thought I’d tell you about a couple that I’m using quite a bit. Continue Reading →

Who Was Harold Alfred Thompson?

First and foremost, Harold was my grandfather. He was my father’s father, to be exact. But as with many of my ancestors (and I’m sure many of yours), his story has a “but” in it. Continue Reading →

DNA Angel Project – August Edition – Pick Your Prize 🧬🧬🎁

It’s time for another DNA Angel Project. Win your choice of DNA kit. Continue Reading →

Using Tools To Preserve Family Photos

When you’re the keeper of the family photo collection you have a responsibility to keep it the best way you can. Continue Reading →

The Beaton/Batten Mystery Continues

I know when I started calling my family mystery the Beaton/Batten Mystery; it was in 2015, I believe. But the search for William (Willie) Beaton’s parents has gone on much … Continue Reading →