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Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty-six. My great-great-great grandmother, Charlotte Williams, was born around 1825 in Ireland. Her parents were Robert Williams and Elizabeth Hamilton. I have not yet determined when exactly the family moved from […]

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Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week three. My great-grandmother Margaret (Johnson) Fee was born on September 2, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec to John and Alice Jane (Burton) Johnson. According to the information I have at this […]

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It’s Saturday night and time for some genealogy fun, courtesy of Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings website. Our mission tonight: 1) List your matrilineal line – your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA was passed to you! 2) Tell us if you have had your mitochondrial […]

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It’s Saturday night again which means it’s time for Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun over at Genea-Musings. Tonight’s mission is: 1) List your 16 great-great-grandparents with their birth, death and marriage data (dates and places). [Hint - you might use an Ancestral Name List from your software for this.] 2) Determine the countries (or […]

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It’s Saturday Night and time for some Genealogy Fun courtesy of Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings. Our mission is to create a “Genea-Bucket List”. Knowing that a “Bucket List” is a wish list of things to do before death: 1) What is on your Genealogy Bucket List? What research locations do you want to visit? […]

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In honour of Canada Day, I am listing all of my ancestors who made the long ocean voyage to settle here. Most of them arrived here well before Confederation and all of them settled in what is today Quebec and Ontario. I haven’t completely researched or documented everyone listed here – some are still more in the realm […]

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It’s Saturday night, which means it’s time for Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun over at Geneamusings. The mission tonight is: 1)  Go into your Genealogy Management Program (GMP; either software on your computer, or an online family tree) and figure out how to Count how many surnames you have in your family tree database. […]

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I thought, in honour of St. Patrick’s Day, I would post those lines of my family that hail – directly or indirectly – from Ireland. Christopher Summerville/Somerville (1822-1901) & Elizabeth Humphreys/Humphries (1820-1886) The Summervilles emigrated from around Enniskillin, Northern Ireland to Sharon, Ontario, Canada in 1846. They travelled with three of their children, one of whom […]

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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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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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