My Family History: a never ending story
.....stories learned.....discoveries made.....mysteries uncovered and solved
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Railway lines and trains for the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Here in Canada, we're preparing for the 100th anniversary of the Battle at Vimy Ridge on April 9. This battle, that is regarded as the t...
Sunday, 26 March 2017
A DNA disappointment
Not all DNA discoveries are satisfying, I learned this week. Several years ago, I found a tree on Ancestry that, as well as being Doughe...
Immigrant Ancestor -- Edmund Hobart (abt 1570-1646)
Another 10th great grandfather of mine was Edmund Hobart , who arrived with his wife and several grown children (the number varies) in ...
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Brick Wall -- the Diamonds
I have a brick wall with my 2nd great grandmother, Mary Ann Diamond (abt 1802-1842). I know absolutely nothing about her parentage. The...
Sunday, 5 March 2017
Immigrant Ancestor and Brick Wall -- Thomas Butler (1781-aft 1819?)
Sometimes are more challenging than others when writing about my immigrant ancestors. This is one of those times. In fact it's a brick...
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Another DNA chapter revealed
The other day, a second sibling's DNA results came through. DNA is always interesting. We each inherit 50 per cent of each parent's ...
Friday, 24 February 2017
The Gillies sisters of Nethy Bridge come to Canada
Forgive me for seemingly being on a DNA binge, but I have had yet another cousin relationship confirmed by DNA. A few years ago, a woman m...
Monday, 20 February 2017
Still more adventures in DNA discoveries
A couple of years ago, I researched a friend's ancestry. We had decided that we must be related, as our Scots ancestors lived in many of...
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