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Wayne Shepheard
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Family historians don’t often have documentation about their parents’, let alone their ancestors’ education and training. I am lucky as I have been able to collect and preserve many certificates, diplomas, report cards, and o...
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Sometimes when you look through the parish registers and other data concerning a particular family you just have to feel sorry for them. That was the case with one of my 1st cousins (5X removed) in Cornwood, Devon. John wa...
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My Brother Jimmy and the Loss of Other Siblings of Past Ancestors
Yesterday,
February 23, 2015 would have been my little brother’s 67 th birthday.
He never made it that far. In fact, he died in 1950 just past the age of two
years and two months. James
Edwin Shepheard, named for his two grandfathers, was born on February 2...
Yesterday, February 23, 2015 would have been my little brother’s 67th birthday. He never made it that far. In fact, he died in 1950 just past the age of two years and two months. James Edwin Shepheard, named for his two g...
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Recognizing Notables in the Parish Records
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have occasionally observed the use of titles and honorifics in the registers of
Cornwood parish, Devon. Invariably they were attached to notable people in the
community who, for the most part, were major landowners. I use this example as
it is the area of...
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My Father’s Education and Career
Family
historians don’t often have documentation about their parents’, let alone their
ancestors’ education and training. I am lucky as I have been able to collect
and preserve many certificates, diplomas, report cards, and other material
pertaining to my f...
Family historians don’t often have documentation about their parents’, let alone their ancestors’ education and training. I am lucky as I have been able to collect and preserve many certificates, diplomas, report cards, and o...
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Use of Second Names
In
a post on the Pharos Blog in May of last year, Are middle names
just a fashion statement?, Helen Osborne commented on the use of second names
in her family, and in English families historically, in general. She noted that
the furthest back ancestor she c...
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A Family of Misfortune
Sometimes
when you look through the parish registers and other data concerning a
particular family you just have to feel sorry for them. That was the case with
one of my 1 st cousins (5X removed) in Cornwood, Devon. John
was one of those members of my famil...
Sometimes when you look through the parish registers and other data concerning a particular family you just have to feel sorry for them. That was the case with one of my 1st cousins (5X removed) in Cornwood, Devon. John wa...
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Origin of Surnames
I
am taking a genealogy course right now called Introduction to
One-Name Studies , from Pharos
Teaching and Tutoring Limited . The purpose, for me at least, is to learn
more about how to search for and compile information about the surnames in my
family. On...
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I have written before about finding notes in old BMD parish registers that referenced activities in the parish as wells as various historical events. I found the following note, apparently glued into the pages of the buria...
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Currently a consulting geologist and active genealogical researcher, editor and writer.
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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.

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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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