CelticGenealogy- From Scotland- To Canada
A Tale of Two Families - Adoption and Birth Rights, Secrets and Death.
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Your Ancestral Journey Begins Here!

Celtic families included on this site are families who have immigrated to Canada and the US from Scotland, Ireland, England etc... Most of the families on this site have also emigrated from Eastern Canada to New England and the Boston area USA. All families on this site share a common connection to one another.

I feel the story of life is an important journey to document.

It's all about stories and getting to know your ancestors... I believe it is possible that we all share a common ancestor whether it's 2 or 50 generations down the line.

Back in Scotland and Ireland families who were related settled in different parts of North America. At the very least we should be able to identify possible family connections with those who left specific areas of those countries.

My main focus is to discover how individuals are related and to show interesting family tree patterns and connections between them. It's all one great big story waiting to be told!

When all is said and done I hope to pass this and any information on to an interested and dedicated family member. This family member may not even be born yet! I also have thoughts of burying time capsules in a few places for future generations to find! If you want to help me dig then please read further. This is a private family password protected access site, only showing full genealogy information on the deceased.

"Like a puzzle piece, we all connect and make up an incredible story of life, love and death."

Welcome and Happy Hunting,

Shawn Lawrence Gillis Gearin

Our site can also be accessed via gearin.org.

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Want Family Access? Add Yourself to the Tree! (Pending Feature) In order to respect the privacy of living individuals we ask that you register if you are a family member.* Family members are eligible for a private user password that allows for additional privileges and access to family notes and media. If you are a family member please register at the bottom left column.
To receive a family access password you need to show me in the comments section how you are related. At the very least you need to give your birth name and parents name. Please also add your grandparents name etc if known. I want to link you to our family tree and allow you access to our online family. Feel free to add as much family info as you feel comfortable with. All new family member registrations will be screened prior to approval - usually the same day.
* Please review the access policy located in the CelticGenealogy Blog Posted in "FAQ" and "Privacy".
Please contribute to this site. I'd like to hear your thoughts, photos, stories, and family genealogy as only you can tell it!
Genealogists and researchers can instantly access media and notes for research for all deceased individuals without a family account.

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Latest News
*Please stay safe during this global pandemic. We don't want to lose any family members. Practice your social distance measures for you and your family!*

1 Oct 2019 - Added a whole new look to my site.

1 Oct 2019 - Reinventing my genealogy site and blog. Please pardon the incomplete links and half finished paragraphs while we update everything during the next few weeks.

3 Oct 2019 - Family data projects are in the works. It's now or never as they say! No better time than now!

Happy 4th of July.

On this 4th we remember Walter Gearin, unfortunately Walter passed away on the 4th of July 2000. He married Florence Guanci, both lived in Arlington, Ma.

Perpetually this site is dedicated to:
Doris Marie Miller Gearin my "Ma".
Terri MacNeil Gillis my "Birth Mother.

- Both these women are the reason I am here today!