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Genealogy, Canada, Finland, Farming, Relatives, England, Alberta
To Walk in Their Footsteps
Coming to Canada
Wilma H. Lewis
Back in the 1960's tracing your Family Tree was just becoming an interesting hobby. Now, like a lazy little babbling stream merrily following the course of time, that stream has metamorphosed into a huge, directed waterfall and on to an almost out of control flood of family information.
Between tracing records, having DNA tested, and the ever-increasing boundaries the Internet is providing, connecting with family one never even realized existed forty years ago, has become an absorbing, interesting avocation for everybody from school children to Seniors.
Our family alone has over 14,000 leaves growing on one tree or another in such diverse places as England, Wales, Scandinavian Countries, Finland, USA and Canada. All of us looking to be connected to one another. One never knows where or when that connection may happen.
It's just not the data that's important. Was that first traveller a thoughtful, directed man who only wanted a better life for himself and his family? Was he a rogue looking for a fast way out of town to places he would never be found? Did he leave because he was in trouble with the local constabulary, or was he looking for religious freedom?
What about the women? Why did they come? What were their thoughts? What was in it for them? When you find the stories, they are fascinating! Our thirst for knowledge of these people is insatiable!
Whether or not you are a leaf on one of our orchard of trees you may find a graft that will lead you to another branch where another leaf has been joined to one of our own. Come. Learn about us. Learn about yourself.
Finding my family has always been important.. Forty plus years after starting, I am still looking for leaves on our trees. One family came to Canada. Many stayed behind in Finland, Wales, England. DNA tests show more than 14,000 people carry the some of the same DNA. You may find some of your family growing with ours. If you are looking for a connection to your family, you may find one here.
* Inducted into National Authors Registry December 1993
* Certificate of Publication awarded summer 1994
* Editor's Choice Quarterly Award for Limerick Competition August 1994
* Haiku Quarterly Winner August 1994
* Featured Author Award in Recognition of literary excellence December 1994
* Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry 1994
My daughter, our very spoiled cat, Ms Cuddles Meow, and I share our home.. Hobbies include, doing genealogy, writing, reading, all kinds of needlework, gardening and refinishing furniture.
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