Tuesday, 19 May 2015

About the Mad Genealogist

May 9, 2015, West Dennis Cemetery, West Dennis, Mass.
Hi there -

My name is David J. McRae and I am the Mad Genealogist. I've been doing genealogy research since 2007. I started because I wanted to know more about where I came from and have been doing it ever since. I am the owner and author of several blogs, including McRae/Anderson Genealogy, Genealogical Assistance, and Lost Photos & Faces From Years Ago. Previously, I blogged about genealogy under McRae/Anderson Genealogy.

One thing significant about 2015 so far has been my realization that over the years, a lot of the information that I had acquired in my tree was taken from other trees without verifying it. (I did this more so when I first started genealogy.) I created an account with MyHeritage and decided to start my tree over fresh. Like my tree, I wanted to start fresh again with blogging. And thus Tales of A Mad Genealogist was born.

My intent with this blog is to highlight my family tree and the research I have already done on it, discuss and share the research I am currently doing, and anything else along the way. I hope for this blog to be a gateway to discussion, progress, and connections.

Copyright © 2015, David J. McRae


  1. Congrats on your new blog, David! I like the name you came up with AND the picture of you leaning on the gravestone.

  2. Congratulations! Welcome to Blogging again....