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…

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…