In late June of 2016, Brenda Turner visited Broughton Castle, not far from Banbury in Oxfordshire, and close to where she was living then.Broughton Castle is the home of Fiennes family, which includes the actors Joseph and Ralph Fiennes and the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.We will learn about Anne's success in an area where research is often difficult.
Jim began the research over 30 years ago before the Internet or digitization made hunting down documents easy.
When Dianne retired in 2013 from her job overseeing public outreach on Parliament Hill, Jim asked Dianne to put her MA in historical geography to use and help him finish his book.
Family lore relates that Robert Brydon and Margaret Armstrong married in Scotland before emigrating to Galt, Ontario in 1841 with their infant son Francis.
Robert’s sudden death in 1866, without a will, changed the course of his family’s history and Margaret’s subsequent petition for guardianship of her younger children provided evidence to suggest that Robert was not Francis’ father.
YDNA testing is an important vehicle for determining lineages for the relatively recent past.
In his Titus family research Bill Arthurs has determined sets of modal YDNA markers for both the English and Dutch Titus lineages dating back to the late 1500s.
Vance will talk about Vimy Ridge and what the genealogist can do to locate an ancestor on that hill in April 1917.
The digitization of records has been a great help, but there are still many mysteries to be solved in military records. Smallman Chair in the Department of History at Western University, where he teaches Canadian and military history and social memory.
A selling point is 21 sub-regional resolution of autosomal genetic ancestry within the UK and Ireland in recent times (originally 4-5 generations, now 10 generations). The postcard was the most common means of written communication during the First World War, and photo studios regularly printed portraits on postcard paper so they could be mailed. A native of Waterdown, Ontario, he holds degrees from Mc Master University, Queen’s University, and York University.