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November 12, 2017

With Autumn weather now firmly settled in here in Southern Ontario - we had our fist significant snowfall of the season on Thursday night - I have been spending more time indoors and working on my family research.

I continue to discover more American ancestors and my ne...

November 4, 2017

The past couple of weeks have been busy ones for me as I was hosting cousins from England on their first trip to the "New World". I have previously written about these cousins who had become separated from our Canadian family through the passage of time and previous ge...

August 26, 2017

My family discoveries have been quite surprising and contain historical figures from Europe and North America. Many of these relatives and the people with whom they were associated are known to millions of people around the world. With each discovery I have made, I con...

June 3, 2017

Over the past several months I have been busy turning my family history research into 2 fictional novels, Bloodlines: Cove Point Manor and Bloodlines: Of Noble Blood.

Both novels were inspired by many of the interesting ancestors that my family research has uncovered. W...

February 8, 2017

I apologize to my blog followers for the lack of posts this past month but I had been working on finalizing my first (hopefully not last!) novel. The novel is a fictional work loosely based on my own ancestry research with inspiration drawn from my ties to the F.W. Woo...

January 1, 2017

Happy 2017 everyone!

The past couple of weeks have been very busy with the holiday season, but now that the holidays have pretty much wrapped up, I am focusing on updating my website with new family discoveries.

I have just finished writing a page about my cousin, Hollyw...

December 10, 2016

I recently discovered that I am related to the very well known sports family, the Conacher's. This relationship is through the marriage of my 4th Great Aunt, Grace McLagan, to James Conacher. 

Today's post is about my 3rd cousin, Lionel Conacher, who was truly one of Ca...

December 7, 2016

Like everyone else, I have found my "free" time to be scarce at this busy time of year. However, I assure everyone that I am continuing my ancestry research and will be posting new web pages showcasing some of my exciting discoveries in the coming weeks.

One of the more...

November 12, 2016

While over here in Shanghai enjoying some unseasonably warm weather, I have found some time to continue my research into my American ancestors.

I have added some new pages to my website, including one on my 1st cousin, 8x removed, Erza Stiles. As well as being a Reveren...

November 7, 2016

As I post my latest blog, it is Election Day in the United States of America. While America chooses her future leader, I have been exploring my ancestral past which has many ties to significant American events. Over the past few weeks I have been discovering my many Pi...

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