this is not the name of a rock band. Hugh McKay was my wife’s great-grandfather
and he married twice, both times to women named Isabel. That confused us for a
while as he appeared on censuses from 1851 to 1901 with a wife of that name but on
the 1861 ce...
off from my last post about Moving on
August 18, 2015 , we are finally settled in to our new condo. Hanging
pictures really helps in making a place feel like it’s going to be home. One
corner of the living room is now my family wedding picture place....
families are fortunate to have photos of extended families. When my parents
grew up, in a rural area east of Calgary, there were innumerable family
get-togethers and there always seemed to be a camera around to record the
father had twelve fi...
As an Online Parish Clerk I have been involved in
transcribing hundreds of parish registers and other documents. I have had a
great deal of help with this work by a small band of dedicated workers. We are
reaching the end of the project having only a few ye...
a previous post on April
28, 2015 I described my search for my great-granduncle, William John
Shepheard. I found him working for and living with the family of Henry Lopes,
at both their London home and in Wiltshire, at their country estate, Heywood
my last post, we have finished our move to the new condo and the old house is
up for sale. We are still settling in, trying to find a place for all the items
we brought with us. We have sold, given away or discarded loads of stuff, some
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