The Clans, Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands is an excellent and comprehensive work on Scotland’s highland clans and is probably  most accurate account of Scottish clans, tartans, and fighting regiments ever published. In the context of Scottish clans, septs are families that followed another family’s chief. These smaller septs would then comprise, and […]

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Sandy on June 20th, 2012

Given our history, it’s really not hard to imagine that African Americans have a significant line-up European ancestors. However, it’s a lot more interesting and enlightening for each individual who is actually able to learn who they are through actual research and evidence of their family roots. Given the availability of research materials online it’s […]

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Sandy on February 11th, 2012

Bonnie Ware is an Australian hospice nurse spent several years counseling and taking care of patients during the last 12 weeks of their lives. The book discusses the amazing clarity of vision that people have at the end of their lives and writes about how we can learn from their wisdom. Ware shared the dying […]

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The establishment of Christianity in Scotland may have begun with St. Ninian around the end of the 4th century, but the strongest roots are in the island of Iona, off the west coast of Scotland, close to the Island of Mull. It’s just three miles long and one mile wide. Although insignificant in size, Iona […]

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