I have written an article about James Ormsby’s family and their experience in the Canadian wilderness. As I have mentioned in other posts, James was a private in the British Army and he commuted his pension in return for land in Canada. You can find my article on the Waterloo 200 web site: http://www.waterloo200.org/after-waterloo-a-veteran-in-the-canadian-wilderness/.
[Originally published on Familiar Strangers blog] Surprising, I can find a meditative place while endlessly searching Google and databases for the names of my ancestors. And in this place, I have thought a lot about the traces that we leave behind from our lives. The traces aren’t what you would expect and they aren’t something [Read more …]
I’m working away at the Ormsby tree, mostly because I have pretty much exhausted all of my usual channels of research and it is time to wrap some things up. I am, of course, playing with some of the new tools on the internet. (Sigh of love…) You might want to check out the Ormsby [Read more …]
One of the projects I got involved in as I started my genealogical adventures was looking at the family of my grandmother’s sister/cousin, Pat. Pat’s parents died of TB when Pat was young and she was raised by my great-grandparent who were also her uncle and aunt. Confusing, huh. Pat didn’t know much about her [Read more …]