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Wayne Shepheard
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I am often asked whether I am related to the man who owned and operated the Shepheard Hotel in Cairo, Egypt. The answer is, as far as I can determine and from records as far back as I can go, “No!” But it has been interesting...
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It is often difficult to determine whether individuals from centuries ago are related. Sometimes we can assume relationships because succeeding families have children of the same forenames. In many countries there were, and a...
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In a post on 8 December 2015 I set out how the proportions of deaths in various age groups changed between the early 1800s and mid 1900s in Cornwood Parish, Devon. I indicated then that I would also look at the larger area...
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Another Man With the Name Shepheard
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am often asked whether I am related to the man who owned and operated the Shepheard
Hotel in Cairo, Egypt. The answer is, as far as I can determine and from
records as far back as I can go, “No!” But it has been interesting to learn
about the man. Maybe s...
I am often asked whether I am related to the man who owned and operated the Shepheard Hotel in Cairo, Egypt. The answer is, as far as I can determine and from records as far back as I can go, “No!” But it has been interesting...
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Why would we care about 4th cousins? Or even more distant relatives?
I
read a lot about people, especially with their DNA tests, finding cousins that
rank 4 th or greater. That’s a long ways apart – somehow sharing at
least 3 rd great-grandparents or further back. I
know genealogists like to study families in the past. And m...
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Checking out Families From the Past
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is often difficult to determine whether individuals from centuries ago are
related. Sometimes we can assume relationships because succeeding families have
children of the same forenames. In many countries there were, and are patterns
of naming of childre...
It is often difficult to determine whether individuals from centuries ago are related. Sometimes we can assume relationships because succeeding families have children of the same forenames. In many countries there were, and a...
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Trends in Ages at Death in Plympton St. Mary & Plympton St. Maurice Parishes
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a post on 8
December 2015 I set out how the proportions of deaths in various age groups
changed between the early 1800s and mid 1900s in Cornwood Parish, Devon. I
indicated then that I would also look at the larger area around the village of
Plympton to ...
In a post on 8 December 2015 I set out how the proportions of deaths in various age groups changed between the early 1800s and mid 1900s in Cornwood Parish, Devon. I indicated then that I would also look at the larger area...
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More Informants’ Mistakes…
In
my last post I stated that I did not have any birth certificates that contained
an error since the information was almost always given by one of the parents. I
was, of course, thinking of my own family records. I had forgotten the story
told to me by a f...
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Do “Informants” really know everything they should?
Information
on many formal documents of birth, marriage or death is given to authorities by
“informants” many of whom may not always be members of the concerned individual’s
immediate family. The people who are relied on to provide important individual
and ...
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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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