When I visited Mom, she gave a me a box of photographs. Most were less than 10 years old, but a few date back nearly 100 years. I have spent my "spare" time scanning them. They were scanned 3 or 4 at a time, and need to be cropped into individual photos, and labeled. It will take some time, but it will be time well spent! In July 2009, my cousin Darlene Perrett visited the old lands of our Buchanan family. She recently sent me photos (and permission to post them on the internet). Some of the photos were from Binnawooda Townland in Ardstraw Parish or County Tyrone, Ireland. This is where my Buchanans lived before emigrating to Canada in 1847, during the peak of the great Irish potato famine. Y-DNA test results stated that we were of "a typical chiefly line" of Clan Buchanan, so Darlene also went to Scotland to visit the ancestral homeland of the world's Buchanans, centered in Buchanan Parish in Stirlingshire. This is on the east shore of Loch Lomond, where the Highlands meet the Lowlands, quite a pretty place according to her photos. The photos can be viewed at http://picasaweb.google.ca/GenealogistBuchanan/DarleneS_2009_Trip#
Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living at Onoway, Alberta, Canada.
Main website: http://billbuchanan.byethost17.com This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.
- Name: Bill Buchanan
- Location: Onoway, Alberta, Canada
I am a retired online school teacher. During July 2007 - January 2010, and September 2011 until the present I have provided part-time support for http://www.familysearch.org This is very rewarding. My greatest strength in this area is the free genealogy software Personal Ancestral File 5 (PAF5). I continue to help others with PAF and New FamilySearch. See
Since April 2010, I am an assistant director of Edmonton Riverbend Family History Center. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click http://mormon.org/