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 […]
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 […]
Historian and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has explored the ancestry of dozens of people from diverse backgrounds on his PBS show Finding Your Roots. Gates believes family tapestries can offer a sense of stability in these unsettled times and joins Walter Isaacson to discuss the Importance of Genealogy.
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 […]