The Beaton/Batten Mystery Continues

I know when I started calling my family mystery the Beaton/Batten Mystery; it was in 2015, I believe. But the search for William (Willie) Beaton’s parents has gone on much … Continue Reading →

Did My Family Not Hug Because of the Spanish Flu?

As the world begins the stages of the “new normal” and we slowly get back to interacting with people it’s made me wonder about how my family handled things during … Continue Reading →

Scapple: A Tool I’m Using For DNA Matches

As you know, I’m working on the Beaton/Batten Mystery (sometimes it feels like all my genealogy moments are spent on it). I’m sure if I ever figure out who William … Continue Reading →

You Know What They Say About Assuming

On October 30, 2018 Library and Archives Canada announced that they had transferred the 1926 Census of Prairie Provinces, which contains over 45,000 pages, to Library and Archives Canada. At … Continue Reading →

Your Family In the News

When it comes to family history I’ve always known that newspapers can be a gold mine of information. Especially obituaries, anytime I found an obituary I would pour over every … Continue Reading →

Jesse Vincent – A World War I Hero

November 11, 2018, will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War; WWI. I had three great grandfather’s that fought in that war; Francis Johnson Middlebrough (who … Continue Reading →