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”

Urbex: The Ongoing Story of the Eccentric Pastor Lee House

It has been a hot minute since I’ve posted … I’ve been embroiled in a landlord/tenant matter, wherein I repossessed my home from crappy tenants and have spent the better part of the last 6 weeks renovating it – they left it in such a shambles (ugh) … I’ll post on that separately, they completelyContinue reading “Urbex: The Ongoing Story of the Eccentric Pastor Lee House”

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 ROYAL CONNECTION to King Louis VIII of France

I always thought I was special, a Princess you might say, and now I have a little weight behind me to back it up, my 24th great grand-father was King Louis VIII of France. And this discovery, has just set my whole genealogical dig in a whole new wild direction; an astronomical connection all the wayContinue reading “On Genealogy: MY ROYAL CONNECTION to King Louis VIII of France”

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: My 2x Grand-Parents – Louis Allard & Eva Beaulieu

This line continues down my maternal grand-mother side.  This is the story of my great great gramma and grampa on my grandma’s dad’s side. This is the story of Louis Napoléon Allard and Eva Beaulieu. Louis’ Birth Louis Napoléon Allard was born on/about November 24, 1874, in Curran, Ontario to Marie Louise Gariepy, age 20, andContinue reading “On Genealogy: My 2x Grand-Parents – Louis Allard & Eva Beaulieu”

On Genealogy: My Maternal Great Grand-Parents: Palma Duchesne & Laurette Allard

I’ve been trying to determine where next to follow my ancestry line to and which line to write about.   Instead of writing about some distant relative, I thought I’d start writing with those a bit closer to me and write backward.   I am going to start with my great grand parents on myContinue reading “On Genealogy: My Maternal Great Grand-Parents: Palma Duchesne & Laurette Allard”

On Genealogy: Filles du roi – Descendant of Jeanne-Claude Boisandré

Most Canadians are familiar with the King’s Daugther’s/Filles du roi.  The Filles du roi, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Most were single French women, many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlementContinue reading “On Genealogy: Filles du roi – Descendant of Jeanne-Claude Boisandré”

On Genealogy: John Ritter is my 9th Cousin, 2x removed!

Rev. Obadiah Holmes definitely has some Famous kin.  I’ve covered President Lincoln & Amelia Earhart and now I’m covering my connection to comedic legend,  John Ritter, best known as Jack Tripper. Another descendant of Rev. Holmes, is Willis Carrier,  the inventor of air conditioning (I really love this guy on hot, sticky, humid days!) –Continue reading “On Genealogy: John Ritter is my 9th Cousin, 2x removed!”

On Genealogy: Say What? I’m Connected To Amelia Earhart!

My lineage just gets better and better!  To date I have discovered a relation to a King of France, a US President, one of the Filles du Roi, an explorer,  a colleague of Samuel de Champlain, a great Uncle who died in WWI in Flanders … these are just some of my finds … andContinue reading “On Genealogy: Say What? I’m Connected To Amelia Earhart!”

On Genealogy: My Connection to President Lincoln

This is one of my MOST EXCITING ancestral finds to date!  The connection, albeit extremely distant with the most impressive US Presidents of all time …  Honest Abe is my 6th cousin 5x removed. I said it was distant … hehe! I posted yesterday on my connection to Obadiah Holmes, the important member of theContinue reading “On Genealogy: My Connection to President Lincoln”

On Genealogy: My Quaker Connection; Descendant of John Milk, British Colonial America, 1662

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”

On Genealogy: Story of WWII Pte. Benjamin Richards

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. MilitaryContinue reading “On Genealogy: Story of WWII Pte. Benjamin Richards”

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”