Beneath the Cairn

cairn on beach


Welcome to Beneath the Cairn, a genealogy research service based in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The word cairn comes from the Scottish-Gaelic càrn, and means a heaping pile of stones. The stones are stacked by human hand to honor a place, event, or a person.

Beneath the Cairn, strives through careful research to identify the ancestors who have gone before us, and commemorate them through meticulous documentation. I will search the archives for the truths behind the family stories, hoping to put meaning in context to our ancestors’ actions, and to honor the lives that they lived.

My blog “Talking Stones and Genealogical Ramblings” is a wonderful place of stories, reviews, thoughts, adventures, and of course, research. Take a moment and explore what I have chosen to share.

stacked stone
Stacked stone waterfall. Tintagel, Cornwall, England.

I welcome your inquiries into our services.


Juli “Jules” Anderson