I have not progressed very far in the ancestor search. I’m still where I was before and unfortunately, I don’t see it getting any better soon. I keep coming up with very interesting dead ends. I do now know that two of my lines that I can trace, were Loyalists that fled to Nova Scotia after the Revolutionary War. I have become somewhat interested in maybe researching the United Empire Loyalists for a possible novel.

The book I was reading about ancestral, genetic, DNA, memories didn’t keep my attention. I think I am looking for something that may or may not exist. I would like to know if anyone has had a memory and then found out it was something that happened to an ancestor of theirs. I am really curious about this.

I, personally, feel strong affinities towards things that I can’t explain very well. I can sense my connection to certain objects, songs, places and sometimes even a picture. I have had scenes pop into my head, seemingly out of nowhere. Now, I am also a writer working on a novel, so that could explain random scenes.

At times though, I know or I sense that it has something to do with an ancestor. I sometimes even ask them to be a bit clearer about it all. Lol. I’m laughing at myself but truly, I would like them, the ancestors to be a bit more blunt with me.

I have been busy the last few days keeping up with my Scottish Friends and all the stuff, don’t know what else to call it, going on over there. It has kept me glued to FB and Twitter as well as other means of communicating with them. I feel their disappointment in not gaining their independence. It saddens me.

Ok I need to get on to other things. As always, thanks for reading.

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