I am currently sailing on the Viking Sea (this was originally written in April 2019 but not properly published until now) on the “Trade Routes of the Middle Ages” cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Bergen, Norway. We had loooong first day of travel from Los Angeles with a two hour lay over at Charles de… Continue reading Day 1 – Barthelona!!
I know next to nothing about my very few Parisienne ancestors. In fact, I have just one document that I have any ancestry in Paris at all. Michel-Jacques Neveux dit Francoeur married Marguerite Brassard on the 12th of September, 1740, at the Basilica in Montreal, Quebec. On their marriage record it indicates that he was… Continue reading My Parisienne Ancestors
I’ve arrived!! It was a great flight, a new plane and I lucked out and had an empty seat next to me. I highly recommend flying Norwegian, particularly if you’re on a budget. You can pick and choose which aspect of your flight you want to have. For instance, there is really no reason to… Continue reading I’ve arrived in Paris!!
WOOHOO!!! I’m headed to Paris!! This first trip is intended to be the kick off for my blog and my YouTube channel for “The Wandering Genealogist”. I’ve posted a few posts and videos before in the past, but the idea now is to get a regular thing going. First stop is Paris! After this… Continue reading I’m off to Paris!!
Before I go head long into this article, I want to first say that I love Rebel Wilson. While her comedy may not always be my personal pint of lager, I admire her talent. We should remember that a part of her persona is to be outrageous, interesting and the girl for whom you can… Continue reading Rebel Wilson & Walt Disney??
When I first began looking into my Sheldon ancestry I came across the book that all Sheldon researchers eventually stumble upon. The Sheldon Magazine, first published by the Rev. Henry O. Sheldon in 1855, based on work he began to compile in 1835. This publication, and it’s later editions, have been the primary genealogical work… Continue reading The Chair That Made a Fortune
You never know what funny little tidbits might pop up in your research, but I never expected to find one related to a tree. My 3rd great-grandfather was Zimiriah “Zimry” Haun. Born in Jackson, Missouri in 1822 to Peter Haun and Jane “Jinny” Moody, he married Elizabeth Whistman (a great-grandniece of Daniel Boone) in 1845.… Continue reading The Case of the Curious Tree
My mothers side of the family has had a somewhat checkered past. As a child we would visit this extended family once per year during the annual family reunion. Always at a safe distance. The gaggle of aunts, or I should more properly say grand-aunts, and the older female cousins that I thought were aunts,… Continue reading Breaking the Cycle
Hello everyone! My name is Dale Sheldon, soon to be known as The Wandering Genealogist – with a bit of luck and hard work. What I would like to do here is talk about all things related to genealogy and history including tutorials, anecdotes and findings. I’m also going to start finding interesting historical sites… Continue reading Let the Adventure Begin!