Saturday, July 18, 2009

Old maps

I love old maps and this one is from 1762. It's fun to look at them over a period of time and see what was considered "real" at any given moment. I think that map makers should be considered artists because there are some beautiful renditions out there.

Click on the map to see a larger version of it.

Monday, July 13, 2009

A visit across the puddle

We are leaving for Britain on Sunday. Whoopee:) Hopefully we will be able to photograph some historical family sites during our travels. I'm going to try and get copies of family photographs when we visit my parents so that I can use them here.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Flemish descent of the Lindsays

There is an oft quoted research about the history and descent of the Lindsays in Scotland that is very much worth reading.

Since I have not been able to get further back than about early 1800's on our main line I cannot "make the leap" so to speak. William's parents MIGHT be James Lindsay and Agnes Loban but that has not been (concretely) confirmed as far as I know.

Another interesting read and a wee bit different information wise can be found at http://www.electricscotland/com/webclans/htol/lindsay2.html

The old Scottish chronicler Andro is oft quoted as saying - "Out of Englande came that Lyndsay; Mair of thame I can nocht say." (and sometimes I feel the same way about my own!!!)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th July to our ancestors descendants

A number of ancestors emigrated to various countries and have descendants scattered all over the globe. Some of us are here in the US of A so happy 4th July.

I live deep in southern Civil War history country with some fabulous historic plantations and battle fields. About 20 minutes south of us is historic Franklin that is a must on any visitors list.

A piece of trivia. During the Civil War one of the major battles was fought by Scots on both sides.

Here's an interesting read about Scots and Scots-Irish influences in historic US of A.