have lately being taking stock of what I have been doing with respect to family
history research. When I got started many years ago I just really wanted to know more about
my ancestors and where they came from. My mother’s sister had spent many
April, in response to an invitation to a blog party by Elizabeth O’Neal, I
wrote about a time
travel trip to visit my 5 th great-grandfather Nicholas Shepheard
in Devon, England. Elizabeth has just announced another Blog Party with the
theme of What is...
remember the ride in an ambulance to the Isolation Hospital in Calgary when I
was just five. I had contracted Scarlet Fever and, at that time, patients with
the disease were quarantined and hospitalized. I actually don’t remember
feeling sick although I m...
part of my membership in several genealogical societies I regularly receive
copies of their newsletters and journals. I subscribe to a few other
newsletters as well that are offered free by some family history groups. Not
all of them always contain infor...
news reports carried descriptions of a major storm system over parts of
Maryland that dumper almost seven inches of rain in two hours and caused
significant flooding. The region is, of course, one of the earliest locations
where American colonies wer...
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.
- 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