Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

Family History Writer Tip ~ When to Capitalize Father and Mother

We often need to use words like father, mother, grandfather, uncle when writing our family histories – but “When to capitalize?” is the question many ask.

Capitalize or not?

Choosing when to capitalize family titles can be tricky, but there is a simple way to get it right.  

Capitalize words such as  Father, Mother,  Grandfather, Grandmother,  Son, Daughter,  Brother, Sister when they are used in place of the person’s name.  Do not capitalize them when they follow possessive pronouns such as my,  his, her, our, or your, as in the following examples:Highland Clouds

My father was a farmer in Scotland (not really).

It was in the Scottish Highlands that Father found his wife, my mother.

When returning from a potluck dinner, Father’s brother (my uncle) tripped over a log.

I asked Mother what she remembered about living in Scotland. She said, “Clouds.”

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British Genealogist Ready for Business

Looking for a recommended genealogist based in England? This one is excellent. I’ve known Peter and his wife Audrey since the 1960s. Your British research couldn’t be in better hands. He’s looking for new USA clients. Peter recently discovered connections on one of his mother’s lines going back beyond the 10th century, which included William the Conqueror and other English, Scottish, French and Hungarian kings – aristocracy from before 1580.

Peter and Audrey Lee

Peter and Audrey Lee

Peter’s preferred method of contact is email (see below). He has a new website at and a blog at

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Epic Genealogy Contests – Weeks Eleven/Twelve

Congratulations to Sandra McCollum who won the Our Scots Genealogy Research prize – four hours of Scottish analysis and research time 

Last week’s winner                       Contest Winner!

Sandra McCollum

Thank you!

Thank you so much Jo Graham at Our Scots Genealogy Research for providing this wonderful prize. And thanks to everyone who took part.

This week’s genealogy contest – Week Twelve

Week Twelve begins today. Click on Genealogy Contest  or hover your mouse over the Contest Tab at top of page and choose Genealogy Contest – Week Twelve/Sept. 28  from the drop-down menu. Enjoy!

Genealogy Quote of the Week ~ David B. Haight

This week’s genealogy quote comes from the Apostle David B. Haight.

Genealogy quote

I believe that when you diligently seek after your ancestors – in faith – needed information will come to  you, even when no mortal records of their lives are available. ~ Ensign Magazine, May 1993,  23

David B. Haight

David B.Haight

David Bruce Haight was born in 1906 and at the time of his death in 2004 at age 97 was the oldest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).”

David Haight was born in Oakley, Idaho, to Hector C. Haight and his wife Clara Tuttle. He married Ruby Olson and they had three children, one of whom became the wife of American philanthropist and business person Jon Huntsman, Senior. Their son – and David Haight’s grandson – is Jon Huntsman, Jr., former governor of Utah, and former US Ambassador to China.

Elder Haight, a World War II veteran, at one time owned the Palo Alto Hardware store in California, where he served as mayor. He later served as a mission president in Scotland from 1963 to 1966, after which he was called as president of the Palo Alto Stake, then later as a regional representative of the Twelve Apostles, and then as a general authority—specifically, an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles—in April 1970. In addition, he served as a special assistant to the president of Brigham Young University. David B. Haight was ordained an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ and sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1976 where he served until his death.


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