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Today is my anniversary!
It’s been 32 years! 1984….that can’t be true! Wow, how does this happen? How do decades go by and children grow up and yet we still feel the same? My interest in genealogy began shorty before we married. … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1979, 1984, academic, ancestors, anniversary, family, family history, handsome, high school, Italian, Italy, jock, love, nerd, research, Toronto Leave a comment
When you discover something big!
About 4 years ago I made an amazing discovery. I was researching my husband’s family tree and I found out that he was descended from “the” branch of Clanranald that is currently holding the Chieftainship. That, on his paternal side, … Continue reading
Posted in genealogy, Uncategorized Tagged ancestors, boisdale, discovery, genealogy, history, important, information, liverpool, macdonald, scotland, secrets 7 Comments
Family Stories Should be Written Down!
When you hear a family story told, remember to write it down. Family stories are very important for many reasons. It keeps family history alive. Most people were illiterate in the distant past. There were no cell phones, cameras, computers or … Continue reading
Posted in genealogy, Uncategorized Tagged ancestors, children, family, family history, genealogy, German, history, Italy, labour camp, scotland, stories, village, World War II 1 Comment
Mom and Sis off to Italy tonight!
So jealous, but happy for them too. Every year my sister and I, or my sister and I and my mother, travel back to Italy to visit relatives. My mother is 81 and her older sister is 83. This year … Continue reading
I never tire of this!
I’m a genealogical nerd in a big way! How do you explain the fact that I get up, grab a coffee and start researching the minute I wake up- even when I’m not working with a client! I just research….constantly. … Continue reading
The movie that broke my heart…
Just watched the movie Brooklyn. I’m first generation Canadian. My father emigrated from Italy in 1951 at the age of 17 all by himself. That, in itself, amazes me. My mother emigrated, from Italy, at 21 years old in 1957. … Continue reading
Posted in Ancestors who left an impression, Uncategorized Tagged Canada, courage, family, heartache, history, immigration, Italy, new beginnings, pain 1 Comment
A-Z Challenge Surnames Z
ZILTCH, ZERO, ZIP….NO Z SURNAMES I’m sure I’m not the only one during this challenge that has no Z surnames. I must confess I do have one- but it’s a person who married into our family in the 1600s in … Continue reading
Posted in April 2016- A-Z Challenge, Uncategorized Tagged ancestors, bones, client, family, flesh, genealogy, history, religious, trouble, zeal 3 Comments
A-Z Challenge Surnames X
No surprise we have no X surnames…. What starts with X? Well…sounds like X? EX-SPOUSES I’ve been pretty lucky with this one. We really don’t have any ex-spouses in our tree believe it or not! We have some spouses who just … Continue reading
Posted in April 2016- A-Z Challenge Tagged ancestors, children, client, ex spouse, family, genealogy, history, mental illness, murder, newspapers, suicide 5 Comments
A-Z Challenge Surnames W
WILLIAMS Alban Williams (birth/death date unknown) Alban Williams married Flora Louise Macdonald in St. Andrew’s Church, on Rodney Street, in Liverpool, on August 22nd, 1854. It was a good match as far as her father was concerned. He made an … Continue reading
Posted in April 2016- A-Z Challenge Tagged Alban, ancestors, census, disappears, family, genealogy, Gibraltar, history, Jewish, Royal Navy, spanish, Tangiers, Williams 3 Comments