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Roger de Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March

On this day, 26 February 1360, Roger de Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March and 4th Baron of Mortimer died. He was my 21st great-grandfather.

Roger de Mortimer was born on 11 November 1328, to parents… 582 more words




I. The Aunt

Amid bloodied linens and basins of tepid water
in my sister’s drafty farmhouse, I held this pitiful creature
in my hands. Look at her, she’s not going to make it. 120 more words


Column: Sometimes Everything is Too Much

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday:  230 more words


Step 1: Gathering your information

This is the most important step you can take right now. Unfortunately for me and many others, I made the mistake of waiting until I was interested in my past and as Julia Roberts once said in the movie Pretty Woman, “Big Mistake! 357 more words

Ancestor Research

Old Family Photos - Friday Favorites Week #8

Oona…in Spain…pouting…not allowed to touch her grandma’s decorations.


Herbert II of Vermandois

On 23 February 943, Herbert II of Vermandois died. He was my 33rd great-grandfather.

Herbert II was the son of Herbert I of Vermandois and Bertha of Morvis. 458 more words


Who do you think you are?

I’ve been fascinated by my family tree since I was 14 years old, when my dad took us on a 2 week road trip up the east coast of Ireland. 751 more words