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Wardlaw - Scotland and America
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See 'Wardlaw Books' page for new book "Florance Ancestry"!
"Cora Hester Walters Wardlaw Ancestry" for the Bedford, PA history of the Walters, Stifflers, Harcleroads, Imlers, Diehls, and much more!
A new thing I have created! This site is a collection of photos of things I love and like. Beautiful photos and music, scenes and flowers, animals and Indians! I add to this all the time, there
are so many wonderful things of interest to me! Here is a look, this is what I have created! check it out! Things that go "WOW"!!
4GB Flash Drive with all five of the Wardlaw books on it! Plus!! on the Flash Drive are two large folders of all my Scotland photographs, plus the latest Clan Wardlaw Newsletters, 'Wardlaw ivermair!'
All of this for $50 USD! Check, or you can PayPal me at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Ancestral Earth - Part Two"
"Ancestral Earth - Part Three"
"The Wardlaws in Scotland"
(See more on these books on the 'Wardlaw Books' page)
Some of the Abbeville Reunion group at dinner.
Last Reunion: Wardlaw Reunion in Abbeville, South Carolina
August 14-15, 2010 See more at: www.clanwardlaw.com
The Pitreavie Sundial. The sundial now resides at Inveresk Garden Lodge. I went here in 2008 and took this picture.
A sampling of my collection of Wardlaw material gathered over the last 40 years. All of this is in my books which are available from me.
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Here I am still at my computer adding in more stuff and building on this website. Site updated 8/3/2016.
I found this wonderful piece by an unknown author on Findagrave and it just says it all about those of us who love research and genealogy. Hope you are one of these like me!!
"We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before."
Links You Will Like:
See my 'Trigpoints', (Triangulation Pillars), these are survey markers that I have found at four of the Wardlaw Hills that I have been to. I have pictures and have documented these trigpoints on this website.
These are the 4 I've found so far, 1 in 2006, 3 more this year 2008:
Wardlaw Hill - Waypoint TP6737
Dalginch - Waypoint TP2724
Horseley Hill (Wardlawbank) - Waypoint TP4022
Doon Hill - Waypoint TP2809Here is what the builder of that website wrote to me.
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This book is now available to order! Email author Andrew Pearson for more details! firstname.lastname@example.org
In Brownsburg Virginia, we saw many of the old Wardlaw places, and also the new Brownsburg Museum!
For the Brownsburg Museum, go to their site here to see more on the museum: http://www.brownsburgva.org/museum.htm
The Brownsburg Museum
Our Clan Wardlaw Association ad is in this newsletter for the whole year.
Read about the book "Three Sisters in Black" The story of the Bathtub Murder involving the Wardlaw Family. Original book in the CWA Heritage Library.
"Original Civil War Pictures"
These are really interesting photos from the Civil War.
Truly fortunate that so many of these have survived. Probably a million wet plate photos were made during the civil war on glass plate. Popular during the war, they lost their appeal afterwards and so many were sold for the glass. Many used in green houses. Over the years the sun caused the images to disappear.
These are pretty amazing considering they were taken up to 150 years ago: A compendium of photos from the Civil War era. If you double click on the picture it will enlarge and the picture caption will show. Also, put your cursor on the picture and the title appears in a line at the bottom of the page. There is a word “Back or Return to Home” and if you click those words it will bring you back to the first picture again, not advisable. Advice is to click the back button on your cursor or click the green arrow on the top left of your screen and then you won’t lose your position within the pictures.
Interesting Number Things:
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
At 12:12 on December 12, 2012 it was 12:12 12/12/12
A really interesting Number Thing: !!!
and if you like that one, you'll love this one:
The boys love Fibonacci numbers. Watch this video with this funny girl named Vi, who is sitting
in math class doodleing. She is actually a brilliant mathemuscian as she calls herself.
This link is part 1. Look for 2 and 3. They are also good.