Elizabeth Roads of Edinburgh (pronounced Edinburra) is the first woman ever, after a 35-year career at the heraldry office forScotland, to be appointed herald at the Court of  the  Lord Lyon. The English equivalent, the College of Arms, has never had a female herald. The individual we call a “herald” today is not the trumpet-blowing […]

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Sandy on December 20th, 2010

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894) penned his own epitaph: “This be the verse you grave for me: Here he lies where he longed to be Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill” One of the great ones.  The rest are humorous and remind us that those who have passed […]

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Genealogy is not a boring word anymore that’s appropriate only to your grandparents. Quite opposite of what many people might think, an interest in genealogy has not only penetrated mainstream America, but it has spread around the world.  East of access is the key and organizations like Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com and FamilySearch.org have successfully advanced research […]

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