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(Today’s post is in response to an invitation to a Genealogy Blog Party initiated by Elizabeth O’Neal on her blog, Little Bytes of Life. She suggested bloggers write about visiting an ancestor accompanied by Time Lord Dr. Who...
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In a blog post of 14 January 2014 I commented on how certain events can be observed in an analysis of birth, marriage or burial records, particularly from entries in parish registers. That post dealt with a short term peak in...
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No, this is not about the King of Siam who used the phrase frequently when under the tutelage of his English schoolmistress. It’s about the word, or most often the abbreviation we have taken for granted forever in expressing ...
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A Bizarro cartoon in the paper the other day got me thinking about photos. I have written before about the old photographs I have, taken by family members and how prized they are. Other genealogists have also commented on the...
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More in the Moving series! Most of us family historians are basically after trying to learn, understand and explain how we got here ourselves. Among the questions we look for answers to are: · Who were our ancestors...
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One of the binders that sits in the bookcase filled with my family history information is one done by my daughter-in-law and given to me on my 60th birthday. She titled it Where Did I Come From? I had asked Alice numerable...
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Time Travel to Visit Nicholas Shepheard (1716-1786)!
( Today’s post is in response to an invitation
to a Genealogy Blog Party initiated by Elizabeth O’Neal on her blog, Little Bytes of Life . She suggested bloggers write about visiting an
ancestor accompanied by Time Lord Dr. Who in his time machine, TARDIS. ...
(Today’s post is in response to an invitation to a Genealogy Blog Party initiated by Elizabeth O’Neal on her blog, Little Bytes of Life. She suggested bloggers write about visiting an ancestor accompanied by Time Lord Dr. Who...
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Historical Trends in Parish BMD Register Entries
In
a blog post of 14
January 2014 I commented on how certain events can be observed in an analysis
of birth, marriage or burial records, particularly from entries in parish
registers. That post dealt with a short term peak in marriages that occurred
during ...
In a blog post of 14 January 2014 I commented on how certain events can be observed in an analysis of birth, marriage or burial records, particularly from entries in parish registers. That post dealt with a short term peak in...
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Etcetera, Etcetera, Etcetera!
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this is not about the King of Siam who used the phrase frequently when under
the tutelage of his English schoolmistress. It’s about the word, or most often
the abbreviation we have taken for granted forever in expressing an ongoing
list of things when w...
No, this is not about the King of Siam who used the phrase frequently when under the tutelage of his English schoolmistress. It’s about the word, or most often the abbreviation we have taken for granted forever in expressing ...
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What will we do with future photos?
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Bizarro cartoon in the paper the other day got me thinking about photos. I have
written before about the old photographs I have, taken by family members and
how prized they are. Other genealogists have also commented on their pride in
having original phot...
A Bizarro cartoon in the paper the other day got me thinking about photos. I have written before about the old photographs I have, taken by family members and how prized they are. Other genealogists have also commented on the...
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Moving 5 – Ontario & North Dakota – Anderson Family
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in the Moving series! Most of us family historians are basically after trying
to learn, understand and explain how we got here ourselves. Among the questions
we look for answers to are: ·          Who were our ancestors? ·          Wha t were their liv...
More in the Moving series! Most of us family historians are basically after trying to learn, understand and explain how we got here ourselves. Among the questions we look for answers to are: · Who were our ancestors...
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Where Did I Come From?
One
of the binders that sits in the bookcase filled with my family history
information is one done by my daughter-in-law and given to me on my 60 th birthday. She titled it Where Did I Come From? I
had asked Alice numerable times about her genealogical hist...
One of the binders that sits in the bookcase filled with my family history information is one done by my daughter-in-law and given to me on my 60th birthday. She titled it Where Did I Come From? I had asked Alice numerable...
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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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