27 May 2009

ANCESTRAL P S I ?

...is psychic phenomena that aids people who are tracing their family roots...

25 May 2009

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD in PENNSYLVANIA by WILLIAM J. SWITALA

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD in PENNSYLVANIA
by WILLIAM J. SWITALA
Stackpole Books - Pennsylvania C 2001

This is a book recommendation. Get yourself a copy if you're interested in seeing maps with routes. Now the maps leave much to be desired. They don't show the TOPOGRAPHY of the terrain, and so what may look like an easy trip of fifteen miles as the crow flies is actually over Appalachian mountains, rivers, etc. Still, this book gives us the strong impression of the abolitionist movements, the slave catchers, the safe zones (relatively speaking) and much more; on the route to Canada or other places where a slave could be a free human being, there was a lot of help. The Quakers, Presbyterians, Baptists (but not the Southern Baptists), and many others were by conviction against slavery.

Of course millions of people on this earth are still slaves! Check out the National Geographic for reports on this issue.

23 May 2009

Are YOU Suffering From GENEALOGICAL MYOPIA ? !

Are YOU suffering from Genealogical Myopia?

I know that sometimes stepping away from your research for a while, though it may take time to reorient yourself to your notes, is a good idea because getting too sure of your theories may actually prevent you from having some new tactics.

When you IGNORE documents because you've decided too soon that they are not valuable to your research ...

When you believe without question what a family member or other informant has told you about people, places, or the loss of documents ...

You may have a case of GENEALOGICAL MYPOPIA !

21 May 2009

FORENSIC GENEALOGY ?

Forensic Genealogy is the practice of using public and private documents to find a relative for legal purposes such as probating a will, verifying citizenship, or claiming graves.

20 May 2009

From PSYCHIC ROOTS by HENRY Z. JONES - HELEN HINCHLIFF's Forward

By Helen Hinchcliff, in PSYCHIC ROOTS - Serendipity & Intuition in Genealogy
by Henry Z. Jones C 1993
published by Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc.

"In 1983, in honor of my recent discovery of genealogy, my brother, Timothy Hinchcliff, made a yarn painting for me entitled Old Soul. Without really knowing a genealogist's sources or methods, Tim used thousands of colored threads to depict his view that I am a sojourner between the living and the dead. Coincidentally, the picture captured the essence of this book. In the lower left corner, lighting my path with magic crystals is Old Soul, most easily imagined as a friendly white ghost. In the center are my ancestors, ranged in a circle. They are connected by a mysterious umbilical cord to Old Soul and to a second circle composed of my living relatives who reside in the upper right corner. Guided by Old Soul, I trace a path between them, learning from each, communing with each."

18 May 2009

From BARBARA BUSH - MATRIARCH OF A DYNASTY by PAMELA KILIAN

Reading...

On pages 138-139 we read that on July 17, 1989 President George Bush and his wife First Lady Barbara Bush went to Leiden, in the Netherlands. It was the first visit by a president of the United States to the country. President Bush spoke and learned from the mayor that there were two Bush family ancestors who had sailed on the Mayflower to America in 1620 who came from Leiden! They were Francis Cooke, a signer of the Mayflower Compact and Hester De La Noye, who had a daughter named Jane who was Bush's "grandmother" 11 generations back. The mayor also announced that Hesters' sister Marie had a child named Philippe,whose grandchild - seven times removed - was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. "Two sisters, two presidents," Mayor Goekoop said.

This book is published by Thomas Dunne Books - St Martin's Press and is copyright 2006 by the author, Pamela Kilian. The excerpt above is slightly altered.
Barbara Bush's genealogical relationship to various French aristocrats has been explored in other publications. Is it true that that most elected presidents have more "royal" blood than the candidates they beat?

15 May 2009

BRIAN WEISS - A CONTEMPORARY PAST LIFE RESEARCHER

Go to the link above for more information on discovering your own past lives via famous author and researcher Brian Weiss.

13 May 2009

From ACROSS TIME and DEATH by JENNY COCKELL

page 34 paperback.... A Fireside Book - Simon and Schuster

"Hypnotic regression began with a French psychoanalyst and hypnotherapist, Colonel Albert de Roches, who in 1903 wrote a book in which he claimed to have regressed people through their childhoods, through pre-natal ... and even further back through past lives. (He also claimed to have patients who had given accounts of future lives. My own experience shows that this type of awareness is also possible without hypnosis.

11 May 2009

10 May 2009

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY 2009 - OUR MATRIATCHAL ANCESTORS !

Our matriarchal (female line) ancestors are often more difficult to document than our patriarchal (male). Women simply did not "count" in many records.

Examples include baptismals that only have the child's father's name. Wills that cannot have included females because females were not allowed to inherit, and so much else that we now -for good reason- consider to be sexism.

08 May 2009

"HOBBIT" HUMANS AN ENTIRE OTHER SPECIES

Link now to the breaking Yahoo News article about the tiny humans that scientists are calling "another species."

"About a metre (three feet) tall and weighing 30 kilos (65 pounds), the tiny, tool-making hunters may have roamed the remote island as recently as 8,000 years ago. Their fossils are about 18,000 years old.
Many scientists have said Homo floresiensis, as the creature is now formally known, was a prehistoric human stunted by natural selection over millennia through a process called insular dwarfing."


---- Marlowe Hood

05 May 2009

Do you have a GENEALOGY RESEARCH Story to Share ?

Would you like to share a genealogy research story that involves sychronicity, dreams, intuition, serendipity, or some form of communication from ancestors in the spirit world? Please contact us!

02 May 2009

From CAROL BOWMAN's CHILDREN'S PAST LIVES

CHILDREN'S PAST LIVES
How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child
by Carol Bowman
C 1997 by Carol and Steve Bowman
A Bantam Book

Carol Bowman says that children can remember past lives spontaneously, through hypnotherapy-past life regression, or through dreams. On pages 250-251 of her book she tells the story of Jenny Cockrell who had childhood dreams and past life memories while a child in England in the 1950's. She saw herself as a grown woman, named Mary, who lay dying, sobbing with grief and tormented by guilt because she was leaving behind eight children.

"By the time she was an adult, Jenny had enough information from her dream and from her waking visions to trace her former identity to Mary Sutton, a woman who had lived in a small town north of Dublin, and who had died of fever, leaving behind eight small children. Jenny's long quest to discover her past life identity culminated in an emotional reunion with Mary Sutton's grown children in Ireland. Almost every detail that Jenny remembered was confirmed, including some things Jenny knew about Mary that no one outside the family could have known. Most importantly, after this contact with her children from a former life, Jenny was healed of the guilt and sadness that had tormented her since she was a small child...

"Across Time and Death" is the book...