Monday, December 27, 2010

Reclaim Lost Credits from ScotlandsPeople

If any of you are like me, and have allowed paid-for credits to expire, unused, you can reclaim those credits, for free!

Sign into your ScotlandsPeople account, click on Buy Credits, scroll to the Voucher box and fill in "festive". Your lost credits will now be re-activated.

You MUST do this BEFORE Jan. 5, 2011 for this to work. Your previously lost credits will now be good for 90 days!!

Merry Christmas from ScotlandsPeople, and me!! Now I'm off to spend the credits I had allowed to expire. Wish me luck!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

International Christmas Traditions

There is a really good article at (just copy and paste this link) that shows Christmas traditions for many countries, cultures, and regions. The gift giving customs, symbols, songs, and processions may offer you clues to your ethnic roots. Have a peek?


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Norwegian 1910 census

If you have Norwegian ancestry, head over to the brand new FREE and ONLINE Arkivverket Digitalarkivet by clicking, or copying and pasting the following link You can translate (from Norwegian to English) by using the Google toolbar.

By the way (BTW), the 1875 Norway federal census is being indexed by FamilySearch. I am rewriting my previous course about how to use the FamilySearch (Mormon) records as their entire website has totally changed and now includes thousands and thousands of the original records!! Stay tuned.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

U of R Lifelong Learning Centre

I have agreed to teach Jan. 15th, 9:30am - 3:30pm and again Jan. 16th, 1:30 - 4:30pm at the University of Regina Continuing Education Centre.

Join in for two days of fun and you will learn some interesting ways of finding your ancestors.

Saturday will get you building your solid foundation. Sunday will help you understand Scottish Internet Genealogy and will end with a genealogy tour of Germany and Austria.

You need to pre-register either in person or by phoning 585-5816. Should be fun!!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Genealogy Food Recipe

Hey Guys,
I just made the perfect puffed wheat cake! After years of guessing, with the outcome usually too hard, too rubbery, or too runny, I've finally got it! I know this isn't strickly genealogy related, but you'd never convince my granddaughter of that!!

Here's my recipe along with my hint:
1/3 c. butter
1/2 c. syrup
1 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
8 c. puffed wheat
Melt butter. Add syrup, sugar, cocoa. Boil to hard ball stage TWO minutes only from when bubbles first break the surface! Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Add puffed wheat. Press into greased pans. My treat to ALL grandchildren!!