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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-nine. My great-great-great grandmother Ann Kelly was born around 1821, likely in Ireland. She married Baptist Johnson in 1846. And by the 1851 census Baptist (30) and Ann (30) are shown living in St. Laurent, […]

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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-eight. For the longest time I believed my great-great-great grandfather’s name, like his eldest son, was John Johnson. I am increasingly convinced, however, that his name was in fact Baptist(e). As far […]

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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 eleven. My great-great grandmother Alice Jane Burton was born on December 22, 1848. She was the first child born to Thomas Burton and Dionysia (Ansted) Burton. At the time the […]

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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 ten. My great-great grandfather John George Johnson was born on February 11, 1847. I believe he was the eldest son born to Baptist(e?) Johnson and Ann Kelly. On the 1851 […]

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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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The Face of Genealogy

I followed the discussion about the LAWeekly story on the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree today but couldn’t get near my computer until now. For me, genealogy is about the children. Both my own,  who I hope will grow to someday have an interest in their history, and the uncountable generations of children who grew up to have their own children to […]

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