passed a milestone birthday on the weekend by turning 70. Although not
life-altering by any means, it was, to me at least, a significant event. Many
people reading this will already have passed this threshold and no longer be
all that impressed. But those...
I wrote in the last post, I have been looking at the 1939 National Register for
England and Wales on FindMyPast.com .
In trying to limit my financial exposure I searched for just names of people I
thought might help in finding particular family members. ...
whole genealogical world must know by now that the National Register of 1939
for Great Britain, actually just England and Wales, has now been released
through FindMyPast . It is the only
listing of people between 1921 and 1951 as the 1931 census was des...
a blog post I read the other day by Lorine McGinnis Schulze in the Legacy
News she made a comment I found intriguing, “… I
often feel bad that I'm doing so much that I'm not leaving my grandchildren the
fun of the hunt ! ” This,
of course, assumes your...
we near Halloween are reminded (bombarded might be a better term) of ghouls and
assorted other haunting spectres. For we whose families come from Devon,
England, what better way to mark the date than looking at the history of
witches who may have lived t...
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 the Alberta Family Histories Society and is a past Editor of Chinook, the quarterly journal for the Society. He is also an author of several articles published in a number of different family history 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.
- University of CalgaryGeology, 1963 - 1969Received both B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Geology. Thesis: Depositional Environments of the Upper Cretaceous Bearpaw-Edmonton Transition Zone, Drumheller 'Badlands', Alberta