Author Archives: Researching Family Roots

About Researching Family Roots

My work with genealogy and writing includes the usual collection of family names with dates and places, but goes beyond these. By using personal evidence along with cultural and oral history, I explore who people were rather than solely names without faces, and to give a voice to my ancestors. I include the many great website links I use to research Canadian, English, Irish, German from Russia and Australian transportation ancestors. My Canadian research is in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, Canadian Military and War Brides; English research is in the ‘Black Country’ and Yorkshires of England. Links to my favorite Genealogy Blogs are included.

Mary’s Genealogy Cave v 2.0

Mary’s Genealogy Cave version 2.0 It’s spring housecleaning time again, and this year it included the re-organization of my genealogy/office/quilting/photography room. I spent the last two weeks working so diligently on this re-organization that I didn’t stop to make the … Continue reading

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Picture This Paradox

I have 1000’s of photographs everywhere – In my phone, on my computers and cameras. Facebook, Pinterest, Text Messaging, and Instagram: pictures are everywhere. We are all flooded with photographs. And we’re taking more pictures now than ever before because … Continue reading

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The Old Tin Pots

For three decades, an old teapot and kettle stand on display on a shelf in my dining room.  Few people who see them fail to ask: What is with those old pots?   I suppose they must stand out in their … Continue reading

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How Are We Related?

This video is a great explanation of family relationships!

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Why Genealogy?

Why Genealogy? By Mary Angus-Yanke When I began to think about genealogy, I had known only one grandparent – My grandma ‘Doll’.  Doll passed away when I was four years old, and the stories of my ancestors with her. All my … Continue reading

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About Us

Researching Family Roots is all about genealogy & family history. Genealogy Guide: A step-by-step genealogy guide. New to Genealogy? Start Here Research Resources: Links to favourite genealogy websites. Some are generic sites, most are specific to my genealogy work. All have regularly … Continue reading

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Start With Yourself

 Clue: Those beginning genealogy often ask: Where do I start? The answer is with Yourself: Start with what  you know and work back.

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Source Everything

 Clue: When adding any fact or story to your family tree or book,  it’s as important to source the information  as it is to state it at all. Without sources, the validity of the information is unreliable because it can’t … Continue reading

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We’ll explore some general genealogy issues on this website, including help to get organized and started, and then advancing with it. I’ll share what I’ve found to be useful tricks and tools of the trade, and we’ll problem-solve issues like … Continue reading

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Welcome To My Genealogy Website

I love researching family history and talking to other people who share this passion. My conversations with others about genealogy have been so beneficial to whatever I’m working on, and I’ve been able to offer others many insights and ideas … Continue reading

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