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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 seven. My great-great grandmother Mary Elizabeth Barker was born on August 26, 1847 in Pinedale, Brock Township, Ontario. Her parents were James Barker and Hannah Taylor and I believe they […]

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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 six. My great-great grandfather, James St. John, was born on August 22, 1839. He was the fourth of 12 children born to James St. John Sr and Jane Lloyd. 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 two. My great-grandmother, Gertrude Ethel Thomas was born on May 25, 1875 in East Gwillimbury, Ontario. She was the first child of Harrison Thomas and Jane Summerville. Her sister, Maud […]

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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. While I expect I’ll have trouble actually completing the challenge, I am too intrigued not to try! The first ancestor I am going to profile is my great-grandfather, Arthur Newton St. John. Newton […]

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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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SNGF – A Genealogy Book

It’s Saturday night, which means it’s time for Randy Seaver’s Genealogical Fun over at Genea-Musings. Our mission tonight is to: 1)  Find the last genealogy book that you have read cover-to-cover or from which you learned something about genealogy.  Write a complete source citation, and transcribe the first paragraph of the Introduction. 2)  Tell us about it in […]

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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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