Category: 2018

IT’S ALL THERE IN BLACK & WHITE Sorry, still doesn’t mean it’s true

Digging into the family tree often leads to more questions than answers. This time I found the answer. Long before Library and Archives Canada started adding their WWI soldier files online I was systematically ordering the records of family members. (On a side note these records are a treasure and the fact that they are…

Fairview, BC is No More

As with most genealogists, a trip for me anywhere is an opportunity to do some exploring in your family tree. My kids are away this weekend swimming and no parents other than chaperones it meant a free weekend for my husband and me. With our corner of Alberta still blanketed in snow, we decided to…

Searching For a Hidden Cemetery

Our day began with a drive to the Wellington County Archives near Fergus, Ontario. I wanted to see what information they may have on a Stewart family what was living in Ermosa (DNA is pointing me to a possible Stewart connection). The Grey County Archives is only open on Saturdays so we will miss visiting it. The…

Road Trip Progress

Yesterday traveled Toronto to Delhi 149 km Met mom’s third cousin for the first time and stayed in the McMahon home that is 118 years old. The famous Irish welcome we were granted was followed by quick-witted conversation, offers of food and a warm place to sit by the crackling fire. We were quickly at ease with…