Saturday, August 1, 2009


I found a really helpful book in the library the other day:

A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors by Paul Milner and Linda Jones

It's got lots of interesting stuff and has plenty of information to get started with. Since beginning my ancestor work a couple years ago, I've discovered that much of my father's heritage comes from the British Isles, specifically England. So to find a book specifically detailing how to searches for English heritage a fabulous find indeed.

I also find that the is a great place to start looking up your heritage. Why? Because it's one of the few truly free sites out there. Even though it's linked to, you can access the information on it for no charge or sign up fees. And this is a marvelous boon. I discovered that I can access from my local library for free as well, which makes me very happy.

And for those looking for more information on the symbology in cemeteries, the book Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography by Douglas Keister is a small book but quite thorough. I knew there was a Moose lodge, but an Owl lodge? Fascinating stuff for a weirdo like me.