Update: Calling All Genies (Genealogist, I Mean)

Where does the time go? On June 6, I posted a blog asking for some Genie help. Continue Reading →

Who’s Your Daddy, Harold Alfred Thompson?

I blog about DNA quite regularly, but it’s usually about the mystery on my mom’s side of the family. I call that mystery the Beaton/Batten Mystery. But today, I want … Continue Reading →

Census search choices

Sleuthing The 1921 Census for England & Wales

I decided this week to spend some time sleuthing the 1921 Census of England and Wales. When the 1921 census was launched on FindmyPast on January 6, 2022, there was … Continue Reading →

Kissing 2021 Goodbye and Expressing Gratitude in 2022

2021 has been another challenging year, and for many, I’m sure you’re ready to kiss it goodbye. It’s been a year of virtual genealogy sessions and video chats with family. … Continue Reading →

Four Things I’m Doing To Break My Brick Wall

So I thought of four things that I’m going to do to help me with my brick wall, and I wanted to share them with you. Even if it doesn’t help my research, I’m hoping they might help you. Continue Reading →

Ancestry Canada Provides Free Access To Military Records

I received this info from Ancestry yesterday and didn’t want you to miss out on this opportunity to check these FREE records. Leading up to Remembrance Day, Ancestry Canada is … Continue Reading →

Do You Have Ghosts In Your Genealogy?

I don’t believe I have any ghosts in my genealogy, but I do often feel like I’m being guided by the spirit of ancestors when it comes to my research. … Continue Reading →

The Beaton/Batten Mystery – What’s New?

If you’re on Facebook, then you know that each day you get memories of posts you’ve done in years gone by. Some from last year and others from as far … Continue Reading →

Did My Family Not Hug Because of the Spanish Flu? (Part Two)

Sixteen months ago, I wrote Did My Family Not Hug Because of the Spanish Flu? I remember at the time I was telling people my theory, and they scoffed at me. But now, all these months later and dealing with all the things we’ve had to deal with during the Covid pandemic, I’m not so sure I was wrong. Continue Reading →

How Will You Celebrate Food Day Canada?

July 31st is Food Day Canada, and I’m thinking about how I might celebrate.

mom was going to have a get-together, he could have invited twenty people off the road because there was always too much food.

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