Ok, so you want to know more — I am ‘The Mom’ who has dragged her husband and children all over Canada with the “It’s a family vacation”, “It’ll be so fun!” knocking on doors of far-flung relatives, sending my husband off to Staples to copy a document or photograph (long before the Flip-Pal scanner ever thought of being invented) and watched as my kids hunted for frogs in cemeteries. This has been going on for years and my family is very cautious about any upcoming trips we are taking.
My genealogy is heavily Canadian based. Between my husband and myself, our ancestors lived in almost every Province in Canada. I have been able to trace my lines back to Ireland, England and Scotland. My DNA has agreed with these locations – oh ya, I love DNA and have tested anyone who will stick out their tongue or spit for me! Do we match? Check my Gedmatch T509873!
I am an avid learner and attend courses, webinars and conferences whenever I can. Right now I am the VP of the Grande Prairie Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society and I have also served as secretary and newsletter editor.
As I have been researching for twenty years I have learned and discovered numerous resources which I blog about.
Thank you for reading and I wish you the best of luck as you explore your own genealogy!
Seanchaí – a traditional Gaelic storyteller in Ireland who shared oral family traditions and stories. Maybe I am a modern-day Seanchaí…?
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org