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Wayne Shepheard
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I have a new challenge. I am looking for information that will tell me what life was like for Violet Walker, my wife’s half-aunt. Sometimes we get chasing family lines to much we forget about the individuals – to paraphrase, ...
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In putting together information for my post last week I went back to try to find some information on a cousin that I had lost. Actually she was not “lost” but I just had not spent much time looking for her. There is always so...
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I 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...
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What was life like for Violet?
I
have a new challenge. I am looking for information that will tell me what life
was like for Violet Walker, my wife’s half-aunt. Sometimes we get chasing
family lines to much we forget about the individuals – to paraphrase, we don’t
see the trees because o...
I have a new challenge. I am looking for information that will tell me what life was like for Violet Walker, my wife’s half-aunt. Sometimes we get chasing family lines to much we forget about the individuals – to paraphrase, ...
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Finding a Lost Cousin
In
putting together information for my post last week I went back to try to find
some information on a cousin that I had lost. Actually she was not “lost” but I
just had not spent much time looking for her. There is always someone else, or
some other branch...
In putting together information for my post last week I went back to try to find some information on a cousin that I had lost. Actually she was not “lost” but I just had not spent much time looking for her. There is always so...
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The End of the Line
I
was at a birthday party Sunday for my brother-in-law, George, who just turned
80. We don’t give it a lot of thought sometimes, but that is an amazing age to
reach. In
Canada, according to Statistics Canada , male
individuals born in the 1930s, as George w...
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The Roadways of Life
We
all have unique paths along which we have travelled during our lives. Some
involved sojourns to regions far from where we were born, expanding our life
experiences. Others of us found careers in one spot with different occupations or positions within an ...
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Friends, Neighbours and Relatives
Often
on census documents, especially those from rural areas one might find several
related families. People in the 19 th century did not generally move
far from home unless the opportunity for advancement was lacking. Children
commonly also took up the occ...
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My Family in Maryland
I
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...
I 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...
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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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