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Today is Grandma’s Birthday

I wanted to give a shout out to my grandmother who was born 115 years ago today, September 20, 1901 in Quebec City. My grandma Beatrice Jordan was the first born daughter of Peter and Caroline. Beatrice married John Dever in Montreal in 1928. Beatrice had many interests, one of them was her family history.…

Working on Ships in 1800s

Jeremiah Norton was a carpenter on various ships throughout his career. Jeremiah was born in Great Yarmouth on the 29th of August in 1781, he stood a modest 5’4″ and set sail in 1805 at the age of 24 years. An anchor and a half moon tattoo was proudly displayed on his left hand. When…

A Fine Celebration

One of the things that I inherited from my grandmother Beatrice (Jordan) Dever was a Royal Canadian Artillery reunion booklet.  She may have attended the event or collected it as her grandfather William Robert Jordan was honoured at the event. The reunion was held in Kingston, Ontario and was reported in the Kingston Whig-Standard on…

Discovering Mind-Mapping

Ok, so I know I am late to the party on mind-mapping but I seem to be late to most parties. I am determined to learn some of the techniques that the genealogy giants keep talking about. I attended Thomas MacEntee’s session on Mind-Mapping and after fumbling his introduction I sat down to see what…

Create Family History Videos

One of the things I learned while attending the OCG 2016 Conference in Toronto was to continue to work on using video to share family stories. Thanks to a session given by Lisa Louise Cooke on How to Create and Leverage Your Own You Tube Channel for Genealogy and her suggestion of Animoto as user-friendly I took the time…

A Moment in Time

My dad was born Feb. 1, 1938 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. This was a huge event in my grandparents lives. They had married later in life, she was 29 and he was 31 on January 28, 1928 and the event took place at Taylor Presbyterian Church. It would a month short…