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Wayne Shepheard
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I had a request from Patricia, a lady from Australia, who found two links to online family trees concerning her grandmother, born Maude Isabel Mallet, parents Thomas Britten Mallet and Emma Hulance, nee Davis. Both references...
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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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Families Split Across the Ocean
Many
of my ancestors came to North America with young families. That’s not unusual.
Almost all immigrants were young, with the energy and drive necessary to
succeed in a foreign land. And two hundred years ago it was even more mandatory
to have the strength...
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Finding people who appear in records around the world: the case of Maude Isabel Mallet
I
had a request from Patricia, a lady from Australia, who found two links to
online family trees concerning her grandmother, born Maude Isabel Mallet,
parents Thomas Britten Mallet and Emma Hulance, nee Davis. Both references indicated
she had been born in ...
I had a request from Patricia, a lady from Australia, who found two links to online family trees concerning her grandmother, born Maude Isabel Mallet, parents Thomas Britten Mallet and Emma Hulance, nee Davis. Both references...
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Remarriages and Blended Families
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in January 2015 I wrote about mixed or blended families and how common they are
in almost everyone’s family tree – blog post Don’t
Forget About Those Half-Brothers and Sisters . In
three of the parishes I look after as an Online Parish Clerk, Cornwood,...
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Bastards! (Oops!)
I’ve
never really studied illegitimacy in genealogical records much. My wife’s
grandfather was one and I think it plagued him all of his life. We found his
birth record very early on in the search of his family history and there it
was, written plain as day...
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A Surprising and Disturbing Ancestral Discovery
I
came across a transcription of a will of one of my 5 th great-grandfathers the other day and its contents surprised me. In the 1806
document he left seven of his surviving adult children a “negro” boy or
girl. It is the first reference I have found that o...
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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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