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Wayne Shepheard
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I am just beginning to learn about my ancestors’ history in Maryland, USA. I knew, of course, that several of my lines originated there – or at least lived there, many for several generations. All of them had come from Europe...
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School Curriculums of the Past
Our
children – actually our grandchildren – are now out of school for the year, having achieved another
level of education and hopefully with great success. With respect to our
grandchildren, how could it be otherwise! Anyway,
it got me thinking about what ...
Our children – actually our grandchildren – are now out of school for the year, having achieved another level of education and hopefully with great success. With respect to our grandchildren, how could it be otherwise! Any...
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Moving 8 – The Thompson Family
In
previous posts I have covered the migration routes of most of my family lines.
This latest one concerns the travels of my Thompson ancestors, at least what we
know about them. A lot of the information about this branch comes from work
done by a cousin. S...
In previous posts I have covered the migration routes of most of my family lines. This latest one concerns the travels of my Thompson ancestors, at least what we know about them. A lot of the information about this branch com...
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My Mother was a Teacher
My
Mother was a teacher. It was one of the favoured occupations for girls and
women a generation ago. Well, maybe three generations ago now. She
graduated from Normal School in 1938 on her way to becoming a teacher in
Alberta. She had grown up near Irricana...
My Mother was a teacher. It was one of the favoured occupations for girls and women a generation ago. Well, maybe three generations ago now. She graduated from Normal School in 1938 on her way to becoming a teacher in Albe...
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Spotlight on Marriages
In
a recent newsletter of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS),
the result of a recent survey was posted. It asked about: Ancestors’
Experiences with Love and Marriage. I thought the results were very interesting. Some
of the results of the...
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Moving 7 – The Miller Family Goes West…and North
I
last mentioned the Miller family in a blog post on 18 August 2015 when my 2 nd great-grandparents, John Conrad Miller and Hannah Tunstall Mayfield were
married and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. John and Hannah met in Indiana. I have a
marriage license dated ...
I last mentioned the Miller family in a blog post on 18 August 2015 when my 2nd great-grandparents, John Conrad Miller and Hannah Tunstall Mayfield were married and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. John and Hannah met in Indiana. I...
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Wayne Shepheard

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My Family in Maryland
I
am just beginning to learn about my ancestors’ history in Maryland, USA. I
knew, of course, that several of my lines originated there – or at least lived
there, many for several generations. All of them had come from Europe, primarily
England and Scotland...
I am just beginning to learn about my ancestors’ history in Maryland, USA. I knew, of course, that several of my lines originated there – or at least lived there, many for several generations. All of them had come from Europe...
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In previous posts I have covered the migration routes of most of my family lines. This latest one concerns the travels of my Thompson ancestors, at least what we know about them. A lot of the information about this branch com...
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My Mother was a teacher. It was one of the favoured occupations for girls and women a generation ago. Well, maybe three generations ago now. She graduated from Normal School in 1938 on her way to becoming a teacher in Albe...
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I last mentioned the Miller family in a blog post on 18 August 2015 when my 2nd great-grandparents, John Conrad Miller and Hannah Tunstall Mayfield were married and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. John and Hannah met in Indiana. I...
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When I wrote about the migration of my ancestors across the United States last, on 14 July 2015, I left off with my grandmother and her father and sister just leaving Virginia for Missouri. That was in 1894. Many of her siste...
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Currently a consulting geologist and active genealogical researcher, editor and writer.
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Introduction

Wayne has pursued family history research for a number of decades, on his own behalf and for others. He volunteers as an Online Parish Clerk, handling four parishes in Devon, England. Wayne has also been active with a number of family history societies and is the current Editor of Relatively Speaking, the quarterly journal for the Alberta Genealogical Society. He is also an author of several articles published in a number of different genealogical journals and has made presentations at genealogical conferences. Following a long and successful career as a geologist in the oil & gas industry, Wayne now pursues genealogy as a hobby and a second line of work through his business, Family History Facilitated.

 

Wayne is a native Calgarian and a descendant of many immigrants to southern Alberta who originated in England, Scotland, Germany, the United States and possibly other areas not yet determined. He actively explores many family branches spread across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe.

Bragging rights
Published genealogical articles in Chinook (journal of the Alberta Family Histories Society), Devon Family Historian (journal of Devon Family History Society) and Cootin Kin (journal of Shetland Family History Society)
Education
  • University of Calgary
    Geology, 1963 - 1969
    Received both B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Geology. Thesis: Depositional Environments of the Upper Cretaceous Bearpaw-Edmonton Transition Zone, Drumheller 'Badlands', Alberta
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