Di's Genealogy Home Page
This genealogy stuff is addicting, time consuming, fascinating, frustrating, and funJ In the course of my research I have 'met' numerous helpful persons; including distant cousins, both here in Canada and in Europe. (By met I mean exchanged information and ideas via both mail and the old fashioned way, by snail mail.)
It is a constant 'work in progress'. Some of my ancestors did funny things - like use the surname of his mother's deceased first husband rather than his own father's name. As well, census enumerators were nothing but creative in their spelling of names. (Ever wonder why so many genealogy search engines allow one to search using 'soundex'?) Age appears to be rather fluid; one ancestor was 50 years old on two consecutive census, which were taken 10 years apart. Then one bunch of brothers had a mother named Mary, a sister named Mary, two of them wed women named Mary, and they named their daughters Mary. Go figure! Bet it was pretty entertaining when Grampa bellowed "Mary".
These ancestors ended up in Canada. They originated from Europe - England, France, Holland, and Ireland thus far. The vastness of this country must have astonished them. My paternal grandfather once wrote his sister, back in Holland, to tell her that he and his children had moved from southern Alberta to the interior of British Columbia. He explained that the distance they had moved would be equivalent to traveling from Holland to Russia. She wrote back, telling him not to write if he was going to tell her lies.
Camley/Cambly UPDATED - 16 April 2003
Koster-Kramer - Holland
Kouwer - Holland
Dill UPDATED - 4 May 2003
Tazelaar - Holland
Edwards UPDATED - 1 April 2003
Hershey/Hersea UPDATED - 4 May 2003
Cockwill - Devon to Canada
UPDATED - 10 January 2005
Quigley/Quigly UPDATED - 16 April 2003
Robichon (Aubichon, Abishaw, Rabishaw) UPDATED - 1 May 2003
McIvor - Ireland to Canada
UPDATED - 22 July 2008
Roy UPDATED - 15 April 2003
McCulloch - Scotland - coming one of these days!
Be aware that not all the data that I have has been verified.
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These pages are the result of a collaborative effort.
several others that have shared..., GAIL, LYNDA, MARJO, RON, TOM, & HUGH JBEV, LORI & COREEN and BOB & BARB -:) and JOAN
updated: July 22, 2008