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Archive for January, 2011

SNGF – The Date You Were Born

This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from Randy Seaver over at Geneamusings is all about the date you were born. Randy writes: Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to: 1) What day of the week were you born? Tell us how you found out. 2) What has happened in recorded history on your […]

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Another photo of my great-grandmother, Margaret Johnson Fee. This was taken in 1912, the year before her marriage.

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Happy Australia Day from snowy Canada! In honour of Australia Day – January 26 for those non-Australians - Shelley at Twigs of Yore recently invited all genealogy bloggers with Australian ancestry to find the earliest piece of documentation they have about an ancestor in Australia. Those of use without Australian ancestors were to choose the earliest piece […]

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SNGF: Do some random research

This week’s Saturday Night Genealogical Fun prompt from Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings blog is to follow Chris Staats’ rules (from Freaky Friday: Random Research Reports)  for picking a random person’s name and then doing some online research about that person.  Here are Chris’ rules: 1. Go to The Random Name Generator and click the red “Generate Name” […]

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As a librarian – and as one who specializes in media-tracking and news monitoring – I am well aware of the value of newspapers as sources of information both past and present. Over the last couple of weeks I have been using online newspapers to fill in gaps in my knowledge about ancestors and to enhance my understanding of the […]

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My great-grandmother Margaret (Johnson) Fee. This picture was likely taken somewhere around 1893.

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Each week, Randy Seaver over at GeneaMusings posts Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. This week I decided to play along. The challenge is outlined below: 1) How old is one of your grandfathers now, or how old would he be if he had lived? Divide this number by 4 and round the number off to a whole […]

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My great-grandmother, Margaret (Johnson) Fee, at Niagara Falls in 1912.

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The Ansteds of London

In keeping with my goals for the year, I started working on my Anstead/Ansted line this month. I figured it wouldn’t do to fall off the pace in the first week of the year! I had intended to write the biographies for my ggg-grandmother and my gggg-grandfather, which were the only Ansteads I had any […]

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My great-grandfather John Everett Fee was born to John and Henrietta (Salter) Fee on March 1, 1878 and baptized in the Wesley Congregation Church in Montreal that October: John Everett, son of John Fee of Montreal, machinist, and Henrietta Salter, his wife, born on the first day of March eighteen hundred and seventy eight, was […]

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