52 Ancestors – #12 John Tipper

John Tipper is my first ancestor to have traveled to Canada, arrived before 1796. Until today I didn’t have many details about him. What I did know is that he was a soldier with the Royal Artillery, his wife was Gertrude and she died in Kingston, Ontario in 1805. The family lived in Montreal, Kingston…

OGS – Genealogy Without Borders

I have happily arrived at the OGS 2014 conference held at the Brock University in Ontario. My first session yesterday was with Glenn Wright. I have been wanting to attend one of his presentations for the past couple of years and I am happy I did. The session with Glenn was focused on Canada World…

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…