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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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