On Genealogy: Great Scott! Descendants of Andrew McKenzie & Agnes Leckie of Lanark Co

I assumed I had some Scottish in me given my 2x great-grandparents last names are  McKenzie and Leckie. I just recently received my updated DNA estimates via Ancestry.ca and this lit a little fire under me to finally document my proud Scottish pedigree. With its center in the northern third of the island of GreatContinue reading “On Genealogy: Great Scott! Descendants of Andrew McKenzie & Agnes Leckie of Lanark Co”

On Genealogy: His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York & Me

Ok, ok, so I’m related to the Royal Family, no need to get all excited … so is pretty much everyone with any amount of Anglo-Saxon blood. If you’re new to my blog, I write a lot on my genealogy and, in light of Prince Andrew’s latest Royal scandal, I thought I’d blog about that.Continue reading “On Genealogy: His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York & Me”

Urbex: The Ongoing Story of the Eccentric Pastor Lee House

It has been a hot minute since I’ve posted … I’ve been embroiled in a landlord/tenant matter, wherein I repossessed my home from crappy tenants and have spent the better part of the last 6 weeks renovating it – they left it in such a shambles (ugh) … I’ll post on that separately, they completelyContinue reading “Urbex: The Ongoing Story of the Eccentric Pastor Lee House”

On Genealogy: MY Relation to Ezra CORNELL – Founder of Cornell University

I haven’t blogged in a long while, and while I’m at a dead end in another line of my tree, I decided to do more research on the Cornells. I wondered if it was the same “Cornell” that is synonymous with the Ivy League American University – Cornell. My fifth cousin 6 times removed ORContinue reading “On Genealogy: MY Relation to Ezra CORNELL – Founder of Cornell University”

Rh- Alien Blood,Royal Blue Bloods and My Linage to King John I

Before getting into the meat of this post, it’s important to understand blood typing. Interestingly, 85% of the world’s population are Rh+ and only 15% are Rh-. Most of us don’t know our blood type (if you don’t, I strongly encourage you to find out, it’s so important, especially if you require a blood transfusion).Continue reading “Rh- Alien Blood,Royal Blue Bloods and My Linage to King John I”

On Genealogy: MY ROYAL CONNECTION to King Louis VIII of France

I always thought I was special, a Princess you might say, and now I have a little weight behind me to back it up, my 24th great grand-father was King Louis VIII of France. And this discovery, has just set my whole genealogical dig in a whole new wild direction; an astronomical connection all the wayContinue reading “On Genealogy: MY ROYAL CONNECTION to King Louis VIII of France”

On Genealogy: Updated DNA Ethnicity Estimate

As you know, I’m a genealogy nut, or more like nerd. I love working on my family tree, although in the past 6-8 months I’ve barely looked at it more or less worked on it. I can’t even remember the last genealogy blog I posted (hang on let me check — other than a quickContinue reading “On Genealogy: Updated DNA Ethnicity Estimate”

On Genealogy: John Ritter is my 9th Cousin, 2x removed!

Rev. Obadiah Holmes definitely has some Famous kin.  I’ve covered President Lincoln & Amelia Earhart and now I’m covering my connection to comedic legend,  John Ritter, best known as Jack Tripper. Another descendant of Rev. Holmes, is Willis Carrier,  the inventor of air conditioning (I really love this guy on hot, sticky, humid days!) –Continue reading “On Genealogy: John Ritter is my 9th Cousin, 2x removed!”

On Genealogy: Say What? I’m Connected To Amelia Earhart!

My lineage just gets better and better!  To date I have discovered a relation to a King of France, a US President, one of the Filles du Roi, an explorer,  a colleague of Samuel de Champlain, a great Uncle who died in WWI in Flanders … these are just some of my finds … andContinue reading “On Genealogy: Say What? I’m Connected To Amelia Earhart!”

On Genealogy: My Connection to President Lincoln

This is one of my MOST EXCITING ancestral finds to date!  The connection, albeit extremely distant with the most impressive US Presidents of all time …  Honest Abe is my 6th cousin 5x removed. I said it was distant … hehe! I posted yesterday on my connection to Obadiah Holmes, the important member of theContinue reading “On Genealogy: My Connection to President Lincoln”

On Genealogy: Whipped for Baptist Beliefs – My Connection to Rev. Obadiah Holmes

Ok, it’s safe to say we all know that I’m a genealogy NUT, I won’t even try to deny it.  I love learning and I love history, especially when it comes to MY OWN.  They say to know where you’re going, you’ve got to know where you’ve been.  I believe in knowing the trials, tribulationsContinue reading “On Genealogy: Whipped for Baptist Beliefs – My Connection to Rev. Obadiah Holmes”

On Genealogy: My Genetic Ancestry DNA Results Are In!

I know I already posted a blog today.  But, as I was walking out the door, I got an email from Ancestry that my DNA results were in and I had to check them stat! If you’ve been a regular visitor to my blog, you’ll likely know that I’ve been working hard on my familyContinue reading “On Genealogy: My Genetic Ancestry DNA Results Are In!”