Tag: genealogy

Souvenirs of War

Day 6 of the 11-day Military Challenge My grandfather John M. Dever was a Signaller during WWI and he came home to Montreal with a few souvenirs from his time in overseas. Drawing – I have often wondered about the artist and the subject but I have not had any success finding information about either.…

Connecting at Conference

I was lucky enough to attend the Ontario Genealogy Conference that was recently held in Ottawa. A few of the reasons I LOVE attending: Deals. The vendors are there in spades and they offer great deals, DNA kits at unheard of prices, renewing your subscription to sites again at reduced rates, books, scanners, and more.…

My Genetic Communities

This morning Ancestry DNA has rolled out their new feature called Genetic Communities. I have done the majority of my DNA testing at Family Tree DNA so I do not have very many tests I can check at Ancestry. My mother is grouped into two communities. The first one is the Connacht Irish which is…

Charting Religion in Your Tree

After learning about the focus by Find My Past on Catholic records while watching the live-stream at RootsTech, I started to mentally calculate who in my family I may find in these new records. One by one I was eliminating people that this new record set won’t include, but quickly felt I needed to have a tool so…

Ontario Genealogy Conference 2017 Adds Another Day of Learning

Ontario Genealogical Society’s 2017 Conference that will be held in Ottawa  June 15-18, has added an aptly named Ancestry Day to take place on June 19th. The Conference already has a full weekend of genealogy learning starting with their excursions on Thursday (* the trip to Library and Archives Canada is already full) followed by three days of…

Making a Plan for 2017

I first started researching my family tree in the basement of my home which was located in a very remote place in Northern Alberta. I was a stay-at-home mom with two young children and was a tad lonely. I found I could research in small quick moments during the day and sometimes in the evening…