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March is Women’s History Month. Sorting Saturday.

March is Women’s History Month!  Over on my Ask Ancestry Anne column at, I’m running through The Accidental Genealogist’s blog prompts for the month, so check in with me there if you want to play along. Here is something fun from my friends over at for Women’s History Month.  I dare you not … Continue reading

Silliness for Sorting Saturday

OK, I know this is silly, but I ran all my blog posts through Wordle: I know, I know.  It doesn’t really have anything to do with genealogy.  But it amuses me.  And maybe I need to branch out beyond the Gillespie lines!

Sorting Saturday — The Legend of Middle Names

Both my father and grandfather were named Gilbert McClung Gillespie. According to my father, it was tradition for parents to give the last name of the Doctor who delivered them as a middle name.  The story was the elder Dr. McClung delivered my grandfather and the younger Dr. McClung who was the son delivered my … Continue reading

Sorting Saturday: Starting a Narrative Lineage

I am prepping for my first CG attempt, which I hope to start sometime this year.  One of the requirements is to write Narrative Lineage.  I’m going to practice writing one for my paternal paternal line. Today, I’m going to write some informative paragraphs and a intro and end.  I’m quite sure I’ll rewrite them … Continue reading