4th May 2014

#18 Beatrice Woodward Steer (1859-1880)

As regular readers will know, my maternal grandfather documented his family line long before the internet. Along with documents, photographs, certificates and other ephemera passed down […]
4th May 2014

OGS Conference 2014….

And here I am, back in residence at Niagara-on-the-Lake…. Day 1 (for me) of the OGS Conference 2014 is over. I will wax lyrical after the […]
3rd May 2014

Genealogy without borders

Genealogy research that does not require a passport – that’s what ‘Genealogy Without Borders’ means for the Ontario Genealogical Society Conference 2014 at Brock University. But […]
2nd May 2014

High treason and witchcraft

Nearly five hundred years ago, on this day in 1536, Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, was arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and […]
1st May 2014

The End of an Era

And what an era it was….! Thank you for the messages of support, both on good days and bad. They have spurred me on and brightened […]
30th April 2014

Day 26 of the A to Z April Challenge: Z for Zulu

The challenge would not be completed with Z for Zulu – the historical war film of 1964, depicting the Battle of Rorke’s Drift between the Zulus […]
29th April 2014

Day 25 of the A to Z April Challenge: Y for Yankee

You are most probably all aware of the connection of this term with the USA but the word does have different connotations….. outside the United States, […]
28th April 2014

Day 24 of the A to Z April Challenge: X for X-ray

X-ray (or X-radiation) is a form of electromagnetic radiation. This takes me back to my student days studying chemical physics…. did you know that most x-rays have […]
27th April 2014

#17 Martha Gaylor of Bramshaw, Hampshire

For many years, Leonard Fielder was at the top of one branch of my tree – Leonard married Maria Keen (sometimes Kean, otherwise Keane!) in 1836 […]