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...
Pearson was born and raised in Sheldon parish, Warwickshire. He married Mary
Smith in nearby Solihull parish in 1823. Their only child, son Charles, was
born in Tile Cross, Sheldon, in 1828. Charles’ baptism entry says his father
was a victualler, li...
coming Sunday is Mother’s Day which, for genealogists should perhaps more properly be called Mothers’ Day because we have all found so many mothers in our
am very lucky because I have photos of many mothers going back several
some time, I could not locate the whereabouts of my Great-granduncle William
John SHEPHEARD in 1881. He did not appear to be on any census list for that
period, at least in the areas he grew up. He did surface in August of that year
when he married Jane...
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.
- University of CalgaryGeology, 1963 - 1969Received both B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Geology. Thesis: Depositional Environments of the Upper Cretaceous Bearpaw-Edmonton Transition Zone, Drumheller 'Badlands', Alberta