Author Archives: BJ MacDonald

About BJ MacDonald

Interested in travel, really into genealogy and researching my family history, classic novels and movies, fantasy and science fiction, photography, history and more... Here is a tip. Make sure you are commenting on the blog you were visiting and the post you were interested in. My blogs are listed by hovering over my pictures and clicking. Clicking one of them will take you back to the correct blog. You can try me here:

Change is definitely in the air….!

Can you believe that this was the first blog I wrote.  It has been eight years since I took that trip to Pennsylvania in search of Goss history.  The first post was written on June 25, 2008.  It was on Blogger … Continue reading

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Picasa to Google Photos….???

As of August 12, 2016 I have found my photos under Google Photo Archive and Google Photos.  Things look good but I am keeping and eye on it just to be safe.  Blogger would put your photos into Picasa to … Continue reading

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Travels have ended for now!

My class about Scottish Research was excellent and I am pleased.  I have returned and am busy getting myself caught up.  British Institute classes: Here are some highlights of my visit to Salt Lake City.  They have a shopping center … Continue reading

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Traveling and Genealogical Education…

In the month of September 2014, I was traveling through New York state, Ontario, Michigan and Quebec and I did 1964 miles on this 2nd trip.  It was truly EPIC! I will be heading back to Salt Lake City for … Continue reading

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Welcome to Pennsylvania Wanderings: The Goss Family Sites, at Word Press

Welcome.  This blog used to be on Blogger but I moved it to Word Press because I wanted to consolidate my blogs in one place.  I apologize for any inconvenience or confusion that may have caused.  Hopefully I have fixed … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Wanderings is Spruced UP!

It was time to migrate this blog to WordPress.  This blog was written in 2008 and it is old but it is still very meaningful to me.  The subject was my trip to Pennsylvania where I visited the historical sites … Continue reading

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Blog Anniversary Celebration!

I returned from my trip to Ontario and Quebec and I am writing about it in my other blogs.  It was quite the trip.  It covered the other side of my dad’s family, his Canada roots and my mother’s: The … Continue reading

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The Other Side of The Family: Canada Bound!

The Goss family is connected to me, through my father’s mother’s side of the family, through his grandmother Amarilla Barclay Dawes Urton.  Yes, Amarilla was married three times.  Her first husband George Angus Barclay was murdered in 1898.  So she … Continue reading

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