Author: Patricia Greber

Hello….it’s me….and my ancestors. My research is very Canada-based - Ontario, Montreal, Quebec City. Later the family moved to west - Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C. Before Canada, my ancestry connects to Ireland, England & Scotland but sadly on most records they seemed to be pretty shy about naming anything beyond their country of origin, so I continue the hunt! Mission: The lives before me remembered for the benefit of those who come after.

Doing the Do-Over

It is kinda like doing the hockey-pokey. I feel like I am dancing a jig as I move at a turtles pace through the process. I had been planning to rework my tree for some time and the Do-Over fit into my life perfectly. After working at the local archives for a year and a…

Social Butterfly – Fearless Female

March 17 — Social Butterfly?  What social organizations or groups did your mother or grandmother belong to?  Sewing circle, church group, fraternal society or lodge?  Describe her role in the group.Blog Prompt from Lisa Alzo. The news clipping below is about my great grandmother Caroline Jordan, who was elected president of the Rebekah Assembly in…

Favorite Recipe – Fearless Female

March 7 — Share a favorite recipe from your mother or grandmother’s kitchen. Why is this dish your favorite? If you don’t have one that’s been passed down, describe a favorite holiday or other meal you shared with your family. Blog prompt from Lisa Alzo. I do not have any of either of my grandparents…

My Grandparents Marriage

March 4 — Do you have marriage records for your grandparents or great-grandparents? Write a post about where they were married and when. Any family stories about the wedding day? Post a photo too if you have one. I don’t have any stories to share about my grandparents wedding day. What I know is that…

Most Unusual Name – Fearless Female

March 3 — Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree. The above is a blog prompt…