Miss Bush assists Clients in obtaining Arms by Petition to the Court of Lord Lyon in Scotland.
She is the Designated Genealogist and an Associate Member of the Society of Scottish Armigers
The object and purposes of the Society are:
Old Parish Registers, Statutory Registers, Wills, Retours of Service of Heirs, Scots Peerage, King James' Irish Army, Jacobites of the Battle of Culloden, Archives.
Also available for in-person research in Scotland.
Guided group tours to repositories.
Contact us today for more information.
Are you looking for your English heritage or family members?
We can help by researching in English Records, Parish Registers, Archives, Society of Genealogists, Complete Peerage, Visitations of the Heralds, early wills and records in Latin.
Also available for in-person research in England.
Guided group tours to repositories and more.
Contact us today for more information.
If your research seems to have hit a dead-end or has become a tough problem for you, we can help! We have extensive experience in the field of American Records research. Our nationwide research in American Records can include and is not limited to the following:
Genealogists are generally not required by law to be licensed or certified.
I first became a Certified Lineage Specialist and then a Certified Genealogist.
There are many competent people in my profession who have not done this.
When hiring a professional Genealogist, you may want to verify their education, years of experience, and the type of genealogical research that they have performed for Clients. You may want to visit their Linkedin.com profile or Facebook page to see if they have any Client comments. You may want to ask for references. I am pleased to have received many compliments from satisfied Clients over the years, from both individuals and organizations.
Do not assume that because a person pays dues to a membership organization that they have the qualifications and experience you require.
Forensic Genealogy is the term used for the process of identifying Distributees and providing the documentation to the person settling the estate on behalf of the Decedent, who must file this information with the Court.When a person dies with a Last Will and Testament, he or she is a Testator.
The person charged with settling the estate is called the Executor if he is male, or the Executrix if she is female.
When person dies without a Last Will and Testament, he or she is considered to have died Intestate.
The person charged with settling the estate is called the Administrator if he is male, or the Administratrix if she is female.
In both cases, with or without a Will, we refer to the deceased person as the Decedent.
Using a New York State example, in order to settle the Decedent's estate, there is a process at the County Surrogate's Court, where the person settling the estate provides detailed information about the Decedent's closest relatives and whether or not they are living.
These living relatives are called Distributees.
When the list of Distributees has been compiled, together with documents proving relationships, aFamily Tree is then created which is a visual depiction of the relationships between the Decedent and the Distributees.
This family tree is attached to an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Affidavit of Heirship, which is the statement of facts based on the research conducted to identify these relatives.
Documents which prove relationships may be vital records, which are the records of life events, such as birth, marriage, death, and the like.
Other documents may be used as well, especially if persons identified in the research have similar names to other persons.
The final report is then submitted to the County Surrogate's Court, and the estate process can then be completed.
Settling an estate for your family or Client? We look forward to hearing from you.
Society of Scottish Armigers - Hardcover version of First Edition Now Available
The hardcover edition of the Society's Armorial, first edition, is now available, bearing ISBN 9780974543024.
Cloth, glossy jacket, premium color printing and paper, retail $75.00 USD
Available from these fine booksellers:
In the USA:
Barnes & Noble
In the United Kingdom | Europe:
Book Depository Ltd
In Australia & New Zealand:
The Society of Scottish Armigers is pleased to announce that its Armorial has been published and is now available for sale to Members. Miss Cornelia Wendell Bush, Associate Member of the Society and the Editor of the Armorial, has established an e-commerce store for Members to purchase the book.
List Price: $55.00, 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm), Paperback, Full Color on White paper, 292 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1523228768, ISBN-10: 1523228768, LCCN: 2016909380, BISAC: Reference / Genealogy
First edition, containing hundreds of illustrations, with an introduction by the Society’s President the Lord Lyon and a Greeting from the Society’s Chairman, together with a history of the Society by its President Emeritus, photographs of the Society Members at Highland Games and other events, and a Memorial section.
The Arms of the Members are depicted together with spouses, children and grandchildren, illustrating the manner in which Scottish Heraldry recognizes these relationships. The Arms of Honorary Members are included, many of whom are Clan Chiefs, and illustrate the connection between Chiefs and the Armigers in heraldic terms. The introduction, by the Lord Lyon, addresses both historical and practical matters of Heraldry under Scottish law, including how to apply for a Coat of Arms at the Court of Lord Lyon.
Students of History, Heraldry and Art will find this book a useful reference work.
ALEXANDRINA MACKENZIE OF BALLONE is what we genealogists call a “gateway ancestor.”
She opens a path to all of the major families of the early British Isles, as well as to the royal houses of Europe, the Emperor Charlemagne, and on back to the beginnings of recorded history.
Alexandrina descends from Feradach (progenitor of Clan Mackenzie) as well as dynastic marriages which bring in the following: Conn of 100 Battles (Ireland), Cerdic the King of the West Saxons (Wessex, England), Olaf the Tree Hewer (Norway), Rhodri Mawr, Prince of Gwynedd (Wales), John, Lord of the Isles (Scotland, Clan Donald), Robert the Bruce (Scotland, through whom, the Stewart kings and the current royal family), Edward I (England), William I, the Conqueror (England), Charlemagne (Emperor, Continental Europe), Saint Louis IX (France), Anne of Kiev (Russia) and more.
I have included the ancestry of Kenneth, 1st of Kintail as well as of his wife, Morna MacDougall of Lorn.
I have depicted the major branches of Clan Mackenzie; namely, those who descend from this marriage, in what is believed to be the order of seniority.
The lines associated with the titles Earl of Seaforth and Earl of Cromartie are each given their own chapter.
Alexandrina Mackenzie of Ballone lived at a time of great change in Scotland.
When I first learned about her, I felt a strong connection, and have wanted to record her place in history, and her lineage.
I hope that sharing this information will help other members of our large, extended family, the Clan Mackenzie, and its offshoots. It is good to know one’s heritage, but it is even more important to honor it.
· MACKENZIES OF BALLONE
· LINE OF DESCENT FROM FERADACH
· LINES OF DESCENT FROM CONN OF THE 100 BATTLES
· LINES OF DESCENT FROM CERDIC, KING OF THE WEST SAXONS
· LINES OF DESCENT FROM OLAF, TREE HEWER
· LINES OF DESCENT FROM RHODRI MAWR, PRINCE OF GWYNEDD
· LINES OF DESCENT FROM CHARLEMAGNE
· LINES OF DESCENT FROM KENNETH, THE FIRST OF KINTAIL TO ALEXANDRINA OF BALLONE
· THE EARL OF SEAFORTH
· THE EARL OF CROMARTIE
· ASSOCIATED MACRAE LINES
SMITH'S CLOVE, THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE VILLAGE OF MONROE
Authored by Cornelia Wendell Bush
Smith's Clove, the present-day Village of Monroe, NY, is named for its first settler, David Smith. He came from Long Island, purchased two lots of the Cheesecock Patent, and developed a farm, orchards and a grist mill. He and his sons lived in peace for a short while before the outbreak of the American Revolution. As Loyalists, they were harried, their property was seized, David himself was incarcerated on a ship on the Hudson River. Members of his family were executed, and a few escaped to Canada. His farm became the Village of Monroe at its incorporation in 1894. Members of our community came together to commemorate the Centennial of that event, and we published a book called the Celebration of the Century, the History of the Village of Monroe. At that time, I provided a portion of this book and allowed it to be incorporated into that one. Originally drafted in 1993, this is the 2015 edition.
About the Author:
Cornelia Wendell Bush is the former President of the Heritage Preservation Committee of Monroe, Vice President of the Town of Monroe Historical Society, and served on the Village of Monroe's Architectural Appearance Review Board, Planning Board, and Centennial Committee. She also served as the National Co-Chairman for Marking & Preservation of Historic Sites of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, headquartered in Washington, DC. Cornelia was subsequently sworn in as the sixth Orange County Historian, and is the first woman to hold the Office. She is the six-greats granddaughter of David Smith, first settler of Smith's Clove, the present-day Village of Monroe. She graduated from the University of Virginia, Thunderbird/The American Graduate School of International Management, the nonprofit management program of Duke University, the Publishing Institute of New York University, and is a life member of Phi Sigma Iota International Honor Society. She is active in hereditary societies as a means of honoring her ancestors and preserving historic sites and structures.
Jul 06 2015
1514331616 / 9781514331613
US Trade Paper
6" x 9"
Black and White
History / United States / State & Local / General
List Price: $9.95