Welcome to Twigged


A photo of my grandmother taken on a trip to California in the 1930s.

Welcome to my genealogy web site.  On this web site, you can find the research that I have conducted on my family’s history.  You can find a list of the important families on this site below or here.

There are two parts to this web site: 1) a database containing all of my research, 2) a blog where I tell the story of the people on my tree.  You can search the database for:

There are more search options available on the Explore page.

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Important families

Most of the families on this tree emigrated from Europe to Canada in the 19th century.  Below is a list of the main branches on my tree sorted by country of origin.

England to Canada Scotland to Canada Ireland to Canada Germany to Canada USA to Canada

Recent posts

Twigged update

I have done some major work on the web site in the last few months.  I have updated its look (yay!), and I have made some behind the scene changes that make some things easier for me (and hopefully for readers too). Twigged also has a brand-new Facebook page if you would like to follow [Read more ...]

Mary Ann Shouldice

Who was Mary Ann Shouldice?

As I was researching the connection between the families of David and Richard Burk(e)  something stood out for me.  Richard Burke’s wife Mary Ann Shouldice died in 1873 after the birth of her son Frederick Whitlock.  Richard Burke was left to raise 10 children by himself.  Normally, a widower with children would remarry.  Richard never [Read more ...]

Richard Burke Family

Update on the Burke Family of Mariposa Township, Victoria County, Ontario

Recent comments and inquiries about my Burke family research have reminded me that I do have a couple of additional pieces of information to add to the Burke family story. In a previous post, I mentioned that I believed that I had found the brother of my g-g-g-grandfather David Burk.  I believe that David and [Read more ...]

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Clock by John Byard. Circa 1790

Players and Byards in London, England

Brick by brick (or database by database) I am starting to dismantle the brick wall which has surrounded the origins of John Player and Patience Byard, my 4th great-grandparents who lived in London at the turn of the 19th century and who were the parents of a gaggle of Player watchmakers. This family has been [Read more ...]

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