On Genealogy: Great Scott! Descendants of Andrew McKenzie & Agnes Leckie of Lanark Co

I assumed I had some Scottish in me given my 2x great-grandparents last names are  McKenzie and Leckie. I just recently received my updated DNA estimates via Ancestry.ca and this lit a little fire under me to finally document my proud Scottish pedigree. With its center in the northern third of the island of GreatContinue reading “On Genealogy: Great Scott! Descendants of Andrew McKenzie & Agnes Leckie of Lanark Co”

On Genealogy:  My Irish ‘Patrick James Mullen’ Eyes are Smiling

My updated DNA origins have provided me some further insight to my Irish roots. The recent update has really narrowed the percentage of Irish I have in my DNA, my current ethnicity estimate is 6%, but it can range from 0-14%, the range comes from making multiple comparisons of my DNA to to Ancestry reference panel.Continue reading “On Genealogy:  My Irish ‘Patrick James Mullen’ Eyes are Smiling”

On Genealogy: His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York & Me

Ok, ok, so I’m related to the Royal Family, no need to get all excited … so is pretty much everyone with any amount of Anglo-Saxon blood. If you’re new to my blog, I write a lot on my genealogy and, in light of Prince Andrew’s latest Royal scandal, I thought I’d blog about that.Continue reading “On Genealogy: His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York & Me”

On Genealogy: The Life of WWI Pte. Emile Lamothe

This is an update to genealogy story #4 which featured my Great Grand Father, Émile Lamothe, whom I called Grand-Pépère Lamothe (the original blog has been deleted). It was originally posted on June 3, 2017 and I’ve since come across some new photos and information that I want to document and update his story.  Cleophas Émile LamotheContinue reading “On Genealogy: The Life of WWI Pte. Emile Lamothe”

On Genealogy: MY Relation to Ezra CORNELL – Founder of Cornell University

I haven’t blogged in a long while, and while I’m at a dead end in another line of my tree, I decided to do more research on the Cornells. I wondered if it was the same “Cornell” that is synonymous with the Ivy League American University – Cornell. My fifth cousin 6 times removed ORContinue reading “On Genealogy: MY Relation to Ezra CORNELL – Founder of Cornell University”

Rh- Alien Blood,Royal Blue Bloods and My Linage to King John I

Before getting into the meat of this post, it’s important to understand blood typing. Interestingly, 85% of the world’s population are Rh+ and only 15% are Rh-. Most of us don’t know our blood type (if you don’t, I strongly encourage you to find out, it’s so important, especially if you require a blood transfusion).Continue reading “Rh- Alien Blood,Royal Blue Bloods and My Linage to King John I”

On Genealogy: My Connection to Explorer, Louis Joliet!

It’s dreary and rainy out today, and I don’t wanna get out of bed.  Since I am taking a bit of a break from traveling, I thought I’d focus more so on the Genealogy part of my blog … I still have so many lines that I need to “EXPLORE”. I select which one toContinue reading “On Genealogy: My Connection to Explorer, Louis Joliet!”

On Genealogy: Updated DNA Ethnicity Estimate

As you know, I’m a genealogy nut, or more like nerd. I love working on my family tree, although in the past 6-8 months I’ve barely looked at it more or less worked on it. I can’t even remember the last genealogy blog I posted (hang on let me check — other than a quickContinue reading “On Genealogy: Updated DNA Ethnicity Estimate”

On Genealogy: The LEE Side of ME …

UPDATE: Originally posted on June 22 2017 (that post has since been deleted) 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 WRITTENContinue reading “On Genealogy: The LEE Side of ME …”

On Genealogy: Willis Carrier – One COOL Dude!

I haven’t written a blog on genealogy in what feels like a long while.  We’ve been going through a bit of a heat wave in South Western Ontario the last few days, it’s cooler and less humid today at around 25 Celsius.  For the better part of the last week it has been hitting nearContinue reading “On Genealogy: Willis Carrier – One COOL Dude!”

On Genealogy: The Loyalist, The Spy and The American Revolution

I took a bit of a break from my close relatives because I found another interesting leaf hint and decided to follow it.  I saw this one before, but, I felt I would have to do a lot of research so I passed.  Then I came across something else on the same person and decidedContinue reading “On Genealogy: The Loyalist, The Spy and The American Revolution”

On Genealogy: Story of WWI Pte. George V. Lee – KIA

Welcome to story #2 of my family tree. Today, I’m going to share with you the story of my paternal grandmother’s father’s brother  – my Great Grand Uncle, George Victor Lee who was killed in action (KIA) in The Great War. For this story you’re going to have to stretch your memory all the way back to History class,Continue reading “On Genealogy: Story of WWI Pte. George V. Lee – KIA”