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TARTAN DAY APRIL 6TH CONTEST

Posted by Jody on March 30, 2013 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (8)

In the spring of 1314 the smaller Scottish army led by King Robert de Brus met a much larger English force head, if only initially, by King Edward II and with skill and wit routed the English army and sent them backing as the Burns song goes. Many people believe that this was the end of the first Scottish war of independence and yet in 1318 the Scots were still fighting the English but had recaptured Berwick and essentially has driven out the English from Scotland. At this poin...

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Scots Borders Class

Posted by Jody on March 2, 2013 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I will be teaching my Anglo/Scots Borders class at Celtic Hearts the month of April... to register ccnatact http://www.celtichearts.org/events/scottish-border-lands/   Though my Scottish Womens class is posted for June that class has been postponed but the CDs are available for all my classes. 


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Scottish Language Help

Posted by Jody on October 13, 2010 at 5:47 PM Comments comments (2)

I know when you are working with census records or birth and death records it can be difficult to interpret what is written and then understand what it means. The following links are helpful tools when working with Scottish and to a degree English records. 


 

Gaelic Dictionaries

http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/index.html ;


Scots Paleography http://www.jaydax.co.uk/genlinks/palaeography.html


Scots Vernacular

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Scottish Language Help

Posted by Jody on October 13, 2010 at 5:47 PM Comments comments (0)

I know when you are working with census records or birth and death records it can be difficult to interpret what is written and then understand what it means. The following links are helpful tools when working with Scottish and to a degree English records. 


 

Gaelic Dictionaries

http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/index.html ;


Scots Paleography http://www.jaydax.co.uk/genlinks/palaeography.html


Scots Vernacular

h...

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Welcome To Rings True Blog

Posted by Jody on September 27, 2010 at 8:36 PM Comments comments (3)

Welcome to  RINGS TRUE. I hope these informal postings will provide you with ideas to use in your own research be it family history or as a author. As a family historian for 18 years. I have learned there is not one sure way to find you ancestors. And with that you must remember that doing family research is much more than birth, marriages and deaths. After you have talked to the elder members of your  family about their origins and stories. Don't discount those stories they can lea...

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