Why My History is Steeped in Blood

Catchy title, eh? Annie Brown has written an article for The Daily Record with just such a title, covering “How one woman’s search into her family’s past uncovered a forgotten episode in Scottish history”. The woman in question, Moira Stewart, while doing genealogy research found one of her ancestors involved in a little-known incident involving a shipwreck, alleged piracy, and a near-war between Brazil and Britain.

How to piece together the relationship puzzle

Connie Lenzen has written another genealogy article for The Columbian (Clark County, Washington), Genealogy Today: How to piece together the relationship puzzle that goes over how people are related, whether they are once or twice “removed” or half-cousins, etc. Many people hear these terms and don’t quite understand what they mean, because many genealogists just assume they know what they mean.