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.

52 Ancestors: #9 Elizabeth (Harrop) Young

Elizabeth was the daughter of Anna Eliza Stickle and Lewis Harrop. She was born on February 20th, 1840 in New York, later moving with her parents to Islington, York Co., Ontario and then to Orangeville, Ontario. She married William Young in 1877 in England, the son of Robert and Mary Young. His first wife Isabella…

52 Ancestors: #7 Grace Brown

I don’t have any photos of Grace Brown (Coffey) but I feel like she has such an interesting story, which is yet undiscovered. Grace was born in Ireland probably Dublin, to parents John Brown and Mary Boyd. Grace grew up in Kingston, Ontario with her 8 siblings. She married William Coffey on the 22 March…

52 Ancestors- #6 Caroline Louisa Norton

My paternal great grandmother Caroline Norton was born in Quebec City in 1878 to parents Richard Lee Norton and Hannah Pozer Jeffery . Caroline was leaves me with the feeling that she was a force to be reckoned with. Reviewing old documents indicates her faith, community spirit, independence and the love of her family. This little card…