the Ancestor Movie
husband Rick created a moving tribute to my ancestors. (It is a
large file and may be too slow with dial-up connections.)
the Family Tree
The tree is a work in
progress. Some surname pages also have smaller versions.
Please let me know if I've goofed up some relationsor just
write to say, "Hi" if we have some in common.
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December 2001 and
People in Photos
Thomas, Ontario, Cemetery Trip
Happy New Year. My New Year's
Resolution is to get all these family files organized and onto
the webpage. I have many many newfound cousins who are working
with me on various branches of the family, and I'd like this page
to be a resource for them to swap photos and info.
Photos - In Progress
The first new addition of the
year is "Unknown Photo" pages. I have many unlabeled photos that
I acquired just in the past year. I have new Schmachtenberger,
Watson, Rushton, Lawlor, and Lang photos that I've found within
the family attics and basements, and other cousins who I've met
this year have sent me some of theirs, so this will be a major
I spent an evening with some cousins on the Lang side of the family:
Therese Strucel, Rose Globke, and Barbara and Joe Callahan. They
are desendants of James Lang and Catherine Lawlor. Therese brought
a beautiful old photo album that probably belonged to James's
and Catherine's daughter Mary Anne Lang. It was filled with pictures
from the late 1800's, including some tintypes. I took digital
photos of all the pictures and will begin to post them here. Many
were unlabeled, and some had the family surname written right
on the photo.
No matter what
branch of the family you are, be sure to check the unknown photos
links to see if you can identify some of your own ancestors. Please
let me know if you recognize anyone and I will update and post
them in the regular photo section.
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Finally got to the St. Thomas,
Ontario, cemetery where much of my kin is buried. My father was
born in St. Thomas and just about everyone in the preceding generations
is buried there or in Hamilton.
A. Billings was my great grandfather--my grandfather William's
father. He is buried here with his wife, Emily, and 2 of
their infant children. Amelia Dyker is Emily's sister.
Lesley Cairns, the caretaker of the St.
Thomas West Cemetery, is a wonderful, friendly woman. She spent
3 hours with me going over records and puzzling over names and
plots. She pulled out receipts from 1919 to help understand who
purchased a plot and went through numerous books to find missing
pieces of the puzzle. I had a great time and appreciate the time
she took and the colorful stories she entertained me with. Lesley
is a true genealogist and detective at heart. More
to the top
this site (names, locations, etc.):
on this site [more listed under "the Whole Family Tree"
The Billings side: BILLINGS / BILLING, LANG, BERTRAND, WATSON, BROMELL, BOND, RICKARD, PETER, LEAN, HAWKIN / HOCKEN, HOSKYN, BROAD, RUSHTON, SCHMACHTENBERGER, FOOTE, BULL, LODGE, LAWLOR, REARDON, HOULE, SENECAL / SENICAL, BATZOLD, BEGGS, GUNGEL, MCGREGOR, MELLOR, BROWN, ANGELSEY, WILSON
Palmer side: PALMER / PALMORE, OBEROWSKI, OLESKY, KRUSCHINSKI, PILARSKI, OSTRANDER, BECK, VAUGHAN, EUDAILEY
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