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July 18, 2020

I am often asked why I spend so much time researching and documenting my family history. Some people understand my need to know more about my roots, while other people simply think that I am wasting my time.

I clearly disagree with those that think that I am wasting my...

June 16, 2020

Week #12 of the pandemic has been much like the last 11 weeks for me, although the stress of worrying about COVID-19 is waining somewhat. During the past 3 months I have learned that working from home CAN be more productive than working in an office, that I don't reall...

April 19, 2020

How discovering your ancestral past can influence you future.

April 11, 2020

Despite the stay-at-home order here in Ontario (which I have been following, BTW!), I have found most of my time occupied by office work and house work. I am one of the lucky ones who has been able to maintain my income by working from home and for that I am grateful....

April 5, 2020

The past several weeks have been surreal, to say the least. The world we knew is on hold, and as the new reality of social distancing, self-quarantining and working from home are here for God only knows how long. 

I have been fortunate enough to still be employed and ha...

April 24, 2019

For the past few months I have been spending a significant amount of time continuing my research into my family's history. While doing this, I have made contact with a few other distant relatives (thank you DNA!) and have discovered hundreds of new and interesting rela...

December 8, 2018

It has been a couple of weeks since my last blog post and in that time I have found another exciting cache of ancestors, and even a few living relatives.

My ties to the United States continue to grow as I discover more and more famous relatives. My latest discoveries in...

November 25, 2018

It has been awhile since my last blog post, and for that I apologize to my regular readers. On October 4th, I lost my father and, as you can imagine, writing a blog post was the last thing on my mind. 

With the passing of another generation of my family, my thoughts tur...

September 7, 2018

After taking a hiatus from Ancestry.com for a few months, I have restarted my family history research. I think the break from spending countless hours digging through historic records and researching DNA matches was helpful and it allowed me to focus on rewriting and r...

May 8, 2018

     After years of having a full membership to Ancestry.com's global sites, I have cancelled my membership.

     When I first joined Ancestry, I found the site to be helpful, easy to navigate and the cost of the membership was reasonable. However, at $29...

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