Monthly Archives: January 2020

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Shaver Family Cemetery

Other Known Names: Duff’s Corners Cemetery Street Address:        1156 Highway No. 2. Location: Lot 35, Concession 3, Ancaster Type of Cemetery: Family (Shaver) Responsible Agency: Private Status for Burials: Closed for burials Plot Plan: None Size:         Small, 68 monuments Fencing: Stone surrounding raised area Monument Types:         Flat, upright and column Monuments of: Marble and granite   Date of Opening: 1830 History: Heritage Designation By-Law #93-68, Part IV The Ontario Heritage Act The Shaver family led by John Shaver, a United […]


Achieving My Genealogical Goals in 2020- Research in English, American, and Australian Records

  As much as I try to return to talking about research in Ontario for the benefit of researchers with that interest, I am frequently foiled. What started out as research of a Petrolia, Ontario couple, John and Jeanie (Shaw) McMillan, led me to Alberta for one daughter, Jennie Primrose (McMillan) Dawson, and to Michigan for another, Victoria Alexandria (McMillan) Clark. The former had a son who enlisted in the army in 1917 at Brisbane, Australia as per service records […]


The Tale of a Genealogist who departed from his 2019 Genealogical Goals

  Confession time! When I reviewed my genealogical goals for 2019 I discovered that I had to insert “not done” into my spreadsheet more often than I liked to see. However when I looked closely at the items that I had not done, I discovered that some of them were individual research items that had become less important to me as I moved towards more direct line research. Included were some of the research challenges that are hard to solve […]