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2015 in review

I like blogging but sometimes struggle with time. There are many things that keep me busy, #1 is my family, #2 is doing research/the do-over and 3 would be life in general. I blog when I can and I appreciate you stopping by to visit and see what I have been up to. I won’t…

Ernest Thomas Norton WWI Service

Ernest Bevridge Norton – actually Ernest Thomas Norton Ernest signed up for WWI September 17th, 1915 stating he was born Aug 29, 1897, in Quebec City, and he was living at 1066 Henri Julien St. Montreal. Ernest’s occupation at that time was a Candymaker, previously he had been in the 8th Royal Rifles. Written on…

Finding Margaret

You know when you first started doing your family tree and it seems that every time you hit the library you found something new? Well, that’s what my memory of first starting out researching my family tree was like. It probably was a bit more onerous than that, but it’s the discoveries that suck you…

Photo Organizing – Finally

I spent this weekend working on one of my goals for this year, getting my photographs organized. I did an initial sort yesterday, the first sort was by surname. I was able to get through all the photographs in my collection. Once sorted I put all the different photographs sorted by family surnames into their…

Finding Relatives In Wills

I have the will of a relative John Tipper who passed away in Englewood, New Jersey in 1916. John was the only child (surviving infanthood) of Catherine Unkles Taylor & John Tipper born in Quebec City April 25, 1840. John and his mother move to Englewood, New Jersey in 1866 where John is a very…

JAMES STEWART – His History

His Life From Ontario To British Columbia    James Stewart was a broad-shouldered stocky man, who lived a life that embraced possibilities and adventures. Born to William Stewart and Mary Loftus in West Flamboro, Wentworth Co., Ontario and baptized on Jan. 6, 1847. James was their first son as a couple but not the first…

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…