Sunday, June 2, 2013
Vol 52 No 2 May 2013
The spring edition of the Ontario Genealogical Society Families has just been published, and there are five papers in this issue.
The first paper is the 4th place winner of this year’s Keffer Writing Contest Tracing 19th Century Homesteading with 21st Century Google Earth by David Harper.
He demonstrates how one can use Goggle Maps to trace land grants so that you can see the land grants actually owned by your ancestors.
The surname covered by this paper are HARPER, GRAHAM, WHITBY, MCCONNELL, TABER, WALKER. The places are KITCHENER, PICKERING, WHITBY, COUNTY KILKENNY, IRELAND.
The second paper is by Sarah Coates named Identifying a Photograph’s Age Based on Women’s Fashion, in which she gives excellent examples of the photos taken of her family to illustrates the point.
Sarah Ann and Her Daughters by Sandra Lewis tell the life of her great-grandfather’s sister Sarah Ann Argyle, and her four daughters, two of whom were sent to Canada as Home Children by the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society.
Discovering the Enigma of “James Boyer” by Partrick Boyer is a true to life turn of the 19th century mystery story of a man who emigrated from England, to New York, and then to Muskoka, Ontario.
The keywords are BOYER, JEFFS, BILLINGSLEY, SAVAGE, WILLIAMS THE PLACENAMES ARE MORTON-IN-MARSH, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, BRACEBRIDGE, MUSKOKA.
And the last paper is The Courtice Family from Devonshire to Darlington and Their Bible Christian Connection by James M. Bowen in which he tells of a a brief history of the children of John and Mary Courtice, who has immigrated to Canada from England.
Some of the keywords are ANNIS, CONANT, ASTON, COLLEY, CORY, COURTICE, FAWCETT, FREEMAN, HOLLWAY, JENKINS, JENNINGS, LANE, MASON, PHILLIPS, RUNDLE, SCORE, TENEYCK, THORNE, TREMEIRE, VENEY.
If you would like to receive Families, you must be a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society.
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