( Today’s post is in response to an invitation
to a Genealogy Blog Party initiated by Elizabeth O’Neal on her blog, Little Bytes of Life . She suggested bloggers write about visiting an
ancestor accompanied by Time Lord Dr. Who in his time machine, TARDIS. ...
a blog post of 14
January 2014 I commented on how certain events can be observed in an analysis
of birth, marriage or burial records, particularly from entries in parish
registers. That post dealt with a short term peak in marriages that occurred
this is not about the King of Siam who used the phrase frequently when under
the tutelage of his English schoolmistress. It’s about the word, or most often
the abbreviation we have taken for granted forever in expressing an ongoing
list of things when w...
Bizarro cartoon in the paper the other day got me thinking about photos. I have
written before about the old photographs I have, taken by family members and
how prized they are. Other genealogists have also commented on their pride in
having original phot...
in the Moving series! Most of us family historians are basically after trying
to learn, understand and explain how we got here ourselves. Among the questions
we look for answers to are: · Who were our ancestors? · Wha t were their liv...
of the binders that sits in the bookcase filled with my family history
information is one done by my daughter-in-law and given to me on my 60 th birthday. She titled it Where Did I Come From? I
had asked Alice numerable times about her genealogical hist...
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.
- 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