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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-five. My great-great-great grandmother, Elizabeth Humphreys, was born around 1820 in, we believe, Lisnarick, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland. I know nothing beyond her early years beyond that. Elizabeth married Christopher Summerville around […]

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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-four. My great-great-great grandfather Christopher Summerville was born in April 1822 in Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland to James and Jane (unknown) Somerville. Family legend suggests Christopher had five brothers – two […]

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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 nine. My great-great grandmother Jane Summerville was born around 1851 in Sharon, Ontario. She was the fifth child born to Christopher Summerville and Elizabeth Humphries and the second Jane. Her […]

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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 eight. My great-great grandfather Harrison Thomas was the second son born to Reuben Thomas and Melissa Haight. Reuben was an immigrant from Cornwall, England, while Melissa had been born in […]

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It’s Saturday night and for the first time in months, I actually have time to play along with Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun over at Genea-Musings. Tonight’s mission is: 1) What year was your paternal grandfather born?  Divide this number by 100 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your […]

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The Sharon Temple is located in Sharon, ON. It was built in the 1800s by the Children of Peace. I am not going to attempt to provide a comprehensive history of either the Temple or the Children of Peace. But I will touch on my ancestors’ connection to both. Should you wish to know more than I […]

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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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