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Wayne Shepheard
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My Brother Jimmy and the Loss of Other Siblings of Past Ancestors
Yesterday,
February 23, 2015 would have been my little brother’s 67 th birthday.
He never made it that far. In fact, he died in 1950 just past the age of two
years and two months. James
Edwin Shepheard, named for his two grandfathers, was born on February 2...
Yesterday, February 23, 2015 would have been my little brother’s 67th birthday. He never made it that far. In fact, he died in 1950 just past the age of two years and two months. James Edwin Shepheard, named for his two g...
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Recognizing Notables in the Parish Records
I
have occasionally observed the use of titles and honorifics in the registers of
Cornwood parish, Devon. Invariably they were attached to notable people in the
community who, for the most part, were major landowners. I use this example as
it is the area of...
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The Readmission into the Church of England by Apostates in 17th Century England
I
have written before about finding notes in old BMD parish registers that
referenced activities in the parish as wells as various historical events. I
found the following note, apparently glued into the pages of the burial
register for Plympton St. Mary pa...
I have written before about finding notes in old BMD parish registers that referenced activities in the parish as wells as various historical events. I found the following note, apparently glued into the pages of the buria...
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Common Ancestors and Relationships to Nobility
I
was thinking of taking a genealogy course that was oriented to Medieval studies
and wondering if it would be of value to my own family research. I have trouble
right now getting further back than the early 1600s, mostly because parish
records where my She...
I was thinking of taking a genealogy course that was oriented to Medieval studies and wondering if it would be of value to my own family research. I have trouble right now getting further back than the early 1600s, mostly bec...
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Food Prohibitions During Lent
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recently came across an interesting and unexpected note in the Plympton St. Mary
parish BMD register. It was penned by the vicar in 1660 and had to do with a
prohibition against eating meat during lent and read: Whereas I sertainly
know that Alice Parker ...
I recently came across an interesting and unexpected note in the Plympton St. Mary parish BMD register. It was penned by the vicar in 1660 and had to do with a prohibition against eating meat during lent and read: Whereas I ...
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I Met a New Cousin in 2014
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don’t have a family tree on Ancestry but I use the website, and the trees there to find information. As I pointed
out in my post about my
experience with MyHeritage , there is lots to be gained from having your
family tree on a public website, although I ...
I don’t have a family tree on Ancestry but I use the website, and the trees there to find information. As I pointed out in my post about my experience with MyHeritage, there is lots to be gained from having your family tree o...
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I have written before about finding notes in old BMD parish registers that referenced activities in the parish as wells as various historical events. I found the following note, apparently glued into the pages of the buria...
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I was thinking of taking a genealogy course that was oriented to Medieval studies and wondering if it would be of value to my own family research. I have trouble right now getting further back than the early 1600s, mostly bec...
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I recently came across an interesting and unexpected note in the Plympton St. Mary parish BMD register. It was penned by the vicar in 1660 and had to do with a prohibition against eating meat during lent and read: Whereas I ...
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I don’t have a family tree on Ancestry but I use the website, and the trees there to find information. As I pointed out in my post about my experience with MyHeritage, there is lots to be gained from having your family tree o...
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Barbara Gallagher's profile photo
Else Churchill's profile photo
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Alberta Family Histories Society's profile photo
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Anne “Viking Blood” Faulkner's profile photo
Bob Nikkel's profile photo
Pat Richley-Erickson's profile photo
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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.

Bragging rights
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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