Monthly Archives: June 2014

Research tips

So you’ve discovered your ancestor was a Scottish Prisoner of War, now what? Firstly, do your own research.  Don’t rely upon “shaking leaves” from commercial genealogical providers, an ancestral tree you’ve stumbled across, or even family lore. The most important … Continue reading

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We now have TWO administrators!

Some great changes are coming! When I first started this blog I had lots of great plans and ideas and thought I had lots of time to implement them, but alas, my life took an unexpected turn this year, and … Continue reading

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Scottish Prisoners of War DNA Project

Guest post from, John Cleary, Administrator of the NEW Scottish Prisoner of War DNA Project: “The Scottish PoWs DNA Project has been growing steadily for over a month now, and membership has reached 21, descending from 13 named PoWs.  I … Continue reading

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This site is meant to be a crowdsourcing site.

When I created this blog as the sister site to the Yahoo Group “Scottish War Prisoners” in April 2013, it was intended to be a “crowdsourcing” site/blog/webpage where we could share our knowledge about the Scottish prisoners of war (SPOW). … Continue reading

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(+) Crowdsourcing: the Most Valuable Genealogy Tool of the 21st Century? (So Far)

I agree with Dick Eastman that crowdsourcing is so-far the most valuable tool for genealogists in the 21st century.

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