Today's blog #7 on genealogy features my SCOTTISH roots. Before my AncestryDNA results, I hadn't spent too much time on this line - it follows my father's line - through my 3x grand father George Richards' wife, Cecelia ---> see tree below. I'm unable to go back any further - the records stop at Andrew… Continue reading On Genealogy: Great Scott! Descendants of Andrew McKenzie & Agnes Leckie of Lanark Co, Ont.
Hello all! Happy Thursday! It's a soggy, dreary and wet one out there as I write today ... ever so fitting as today's blog entry #6 focusses on my English roots and follows my paternal grand mother's, father's side. I haven’t written exclusively about them yet, but, I have mentioned my Gramma Sally in preceding… Continue reading On Genealogy: The LEE Side of Me …
I know I already posted a blog today. But, as I was walking out the door, I got an email from Ancestry that my DNA results were in and I had to check them stat! If you've been a regular visitor to my blog, you'll likely know that I've been working hard on my family… Continue reading On Genealogy: My Genetic Ancestry DNA Results Are In!
On Genealogy: My Quaker Connection; Descendant of John Milk, British Colonial America, 1662. Today's blog on genealogy #5 is on the lineage of the Milk family. This surname has long been associated with the county of Norfolk, England, where it appears about twenty-two times in proportion to each 10,000 of the population of that county. … Continue reading On Genealogy: My Quaker Connection; Descendant of John Milk, British Colonial America, 1662
The photograph is one of the most well known photographs of this era. That of a little girl fleeing the horror - she is running naked on a road after being severely burned by the South Vietnamese napalm attack. On June 8, 1972, Kim's village of Trang Bang came under attack by South Vietnamese planes, which mistakenly dropped napalm… Continue reading ‘Napalm Girl’: The Day I Met Kim Phúc
In September of 2003, we decided to take a family vacation to the Dominican Republic. It was our 1st destination family trip ever. I was excited for a week of relaxing, switching off from work, and enjoying the sand and sun. The kids were extra excited as they had never been anywhere except for Quebec… Continue reading I Was In An Earthquake: Dominican Republic 2003
Looking back at events in your life now you can gain a whole new appreciation and sense of awe of things that you didn't truly understand back in the day. We had a split class when I was in the 7th grade, our class was made up of grades 7/8. I went to a French… Continue reading The Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull: I Saw It Up Close and Personal
Genealogy story #4 features my Great Grand Father, Émile Lamothe, whom I called Grand-Pépère Lamothe. I figured since my last two blogs featured the other Veterans in my family, that I'd continue on that note. Cleophas Émile Lamothe was born on June 10, 1897, in Bonfield, Ontario to Marie Louise Charron, age 38, and Joseph Magloire Lamothe, age… Continue reading On Genealogy: Story of Pte. Émile Lamothe
Hello and welcome to blog #3 on genealogy! This story features my Grampa - Benjamin George Richards. I was able to obtain a copy of Grampa's war records from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (Canadian Armed Forces) a few years ago, when I wrote out for them. WWII records are still not available online. Military… Continue reading On Genealogy: Story of Pte. Benjamin Richards