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Welcome to my World of genealogy

I have been researching my family tree since 1965 and enjoy it as much today as I did then.  My family was so difficult to work on because I was the product of a 2nd family and my father was too.  7 more words


To Touch the Past

Searching, ever searching,

I yearn the knowledge of their lives,

Trying to touch the past with photos,

And names and dates

And whenever I grow weary of asking questions,

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Column: A Glimpse at a New Type of Search Engine

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

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday:  250 more words


A Spanish bigamy Story for J. Carmen

The following is a summary of the recent discoveries I have made, together with a fellow researcher, for a fellow historian, genealogist and researcher, J. Carmen Smith, who follows me on Twitter and who some years ago published an account of her Spanish grandmother’s life in England. 1,791 more words


Elizabeth who?

This is becoming a little repetitive. How many James Averys does one family tree need? And Joseph Morgans? And Elizabeths? I already have 21 women direct ancestors named Elizabeth. 184 more words


Couldn't digest the plainest food

Spring 1862 – He was only 19 years old. It was evening, just after dark. His infantry had recently fought in the Battle of Shiloh… 128 more words