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In 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 the...
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Since 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 loa...
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In my last post I described the travels of my McDaniel line from Maryland to Virginia and eventually on to Missouri. In this post I outline the migration of another line, the Keith families, who also moved west from Maryland...
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We are getting ready to move soon, downsizing again, after our children have been long gone and priorities in life or health challenges change. We are not going very far, just across town, but it is still a major project: to ...
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Great blogpost Wayne!  Loved the map showing our McDaniel ancestors' migration path.  How difficult that must have been for them.  
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Historical Family Interaction with Sir Henry Lopes and Family
In
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
House...
In 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 the...
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Moving 3
Since
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
quite valuable...
Since 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 loa...
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Moving 2
In
my last post I described the travels of my McDaniel line from Maryland to
Virginia and eventually on to Missouri. In this post I outline the migration of
another line, the Keith families, who also moved west from Maryland. The two lines
converged with th...
In my last post I described the travels of my McDaniel line from Maryland to Virginia and eventually on to Missouri. In this post I outline the migration of another line, the Keith families, who also moved west from Maryland...
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Moving
We
are getting ready to move soon, downsizing again, after our children have been
long gone and priorities in life or health challenges change. We are not going
very far, just across town, but it is still a major project: to pack things we
need or want to k...
We are getting ready to move soon, downsizing again, after our children have been long gone and priorities in life or health challenges change. We are not going very far, just across town, but it is still a major project: to ...
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Naming Patterns for Children
Recently
statistics relating to many aspects of Canadian life were published, in advance
of Canada Day – this year the country’s 148 th birthday. They were
broken down by province and included such diverse categories as: average
salaries, notable top trendi...
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The Scourge of Phthisis (Tuberculosis)
Neither
my wife nor I have to go back very far in our family trees to find direct ancestors
who died of Phthisis, more commonly known as tuberculosis: Mary Elizabeth (Pearson)
Shepheard, my great-grandmother, died in 1891; and Elizabeth (Walker) Cooper,
my ...
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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 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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