Cariboo Notes Vol 22 3 by 21oNp3V




                                                      Fall 2006

British Columbia Genealogical Society, Quesnel Branch

               Cornish Water Wheel at Quesnel, B.C.
               An Original Drawing by B. Patenaude

                                    VOL. 22(3) CONTENTS:
               Correct spelling of GENEALOGY .......................................................... 2
               Harry Joyce – Builder of Landmarks ....................................................... 3
               Twigs – Canadian Enumeration Dates – English measures .................... 5
               What the Heck was the Irish Potato Famine? .......................................... 6
               Dear Auntie Gen – What’s an Ahnentafel? ............................................. 7
               Web Bytes ................................................................................................ 13
               Books for Sale – new private member additions! .................................... 14
               How to Contact Us................................................................................... 16
               Club Information ..................................................................................... 17

         The Correct Spelling of the Word GENEALOGY
                                                    By Mark Howells

One of the most common mistakes made by beginners in the hobby of family history is to spell
genealogy incorrectly. Nothing shouts out "I don't know what I'm doing!" louder than the
misspelling of this pivotal word in our hobby.

Typically, most failed attempts at spelling genealogy put the letter "O" where the letter "A"
belongs. Like this:

Because this misspelling is such an endemic problem, I devised a little memory aid to assist in
remembering the correct spelling of the word. The first letters of each word in this very true
sentence combine to form the correct spelling of genealogy. Remember the sentence and you'll be
able to spell the word correctly every time.

            Genealogists Examine Needed Evidence At Lots Of Grave Yards
Please feel free to liberally reproduce this idea as an aid to the entire genealogical community.

                                My family coat of arms ties at the back.

      Harry Joyce – Builder of Landmarks (1906)
                    From Because of Gold by Branwen Patenaude 1981

         Of the very beginnings of the little   One day while working on the building of
settlement at Quesnel in 1863, we read          a new garage for Quesnel Motors, Hugh
from the files of the Victoria Colonist         Park, the stage driver happened by,
newspaper: “At Mouth of Quesnel there           “Some feller with the nom de plume of
is a town springing up which bids fair to       ‘Jiggs’ has won the sweeps,” he
be the largest interior town in B.C. . . . A    mentioned casually. Naturally Harry
dozen buildings are under construction .        was very interested, as the prize was
. .”                                            $30,000.00. Mr. Ratledge also stood to
         Good carpenters have always            win $1,235.00 as a commission.
found work at Quesnel, and from a long                   Unbeknownst to Harry or Mr.
list of carpenters, the name of Harry           Ratledge, another ‘Quesnelite’ Bill
Joyce stands out.                               Cocker, a war veteran had bought the
         Arriving from Prince Albert,           last ticket in a book on the same
Saskatchewan in 1906, one of his first          sweepstakes, and what was stranger
jobs was to dismantle the original              still, he had used the same nom de
Occidental Hotel for the new owner              plume of ‘Jiggs.’ It wasn’t long before
Edward Kepner. A second Occidental              the whole town, including Harry knew of
Hotel, of three storeys was constructed         the strange coincidence, and as it might
by Harry Joyce in 1910. Through the             be a while before the winning number
ensuing years many other Quesnel                was announced, Harry and Bill Cocker
landmarks are known to have been built          made a deal. A formal agreement was
by this energetic carpenter. Some of            made up stating that whichever of the
these include the first Quesnel                 two won, the other would receive a
Courthouse built in 1910, St. Andrew’s          $5,000.00 share. The fact that the
Presbyterian Church (became St.                 papers were not yet signed when the
Andrew’s United in 1925), the home of           wire arrived confirming Harry’s winning
A.J. Elliot, constructed in 1912 and still      number did not stop Harry from
standing on Davie Street (1981) and the         honouring the agreement.
Staebler home on Yargeau Road in Wet                     As soon as news of the confirmed
Quesnel. Harry Joyce’s own home, built          winner got around town Harry’s well
by him on Front Street also stands              meaning friends started to advise him of
today.                                          how to spend the money, and even
         In 1935 Harry happened to buy          better, how to save it. They took up his
two tickets on the Army and Navy                time at work and bothered him so badly
Veterans Sweep from Mr. A.N.                    that he even threatened to give the
Ratledge. Mr. Ratledge usually bought           money away to charity. “I don’t even
the whole book for himself, but this time       have the money yet,” he said in an
he sold Harry the first two tickets.            exasperated tone, “and anyway
Harry’s tickets were taken out under the        $25,000.00 is not very much money. If I
nom de plume of ‘Jiggs.’ Time went by           need any advice on how to spend it, I’m
and Harry didn’t think about it again.          sure my wife and two daughters will help

out.”                                                   this information contradicts other
       How did the winners spend their          sources.
money? Bill Cocker spent his on a long                  Settling in Saskatchewan, Harry
vacation, and Harry Joyce splurged and          received his early schooling before
bought himself a brand new 1936 four            moving to Toronto to apprentice as a
door Chevrolet sedan.                           carpenter.
                                                        He lived in Cranbrook and was
        Additional notes: Harry also            enumerated in the 1901 Census, listing
spent some money on a trip to South             his birthdate as 2 Feb 1874 and
Africa to see the battlefields he fought in     birthplace as NWT. Harry moved to
during his two years’ service in the Boer       Quesnel about 1907 and married Clara
War. He enlisted 26 Dec 1901 and cited          Baker 23 Aug 1910 at Soda Creek, BC.
Prince Albert, SK as his birthplace and         She was born 3 Nov 1887 in Quesnel to
his age 27y 10m. This would make his            August and Cecilia Boulanger/Baker.
birthdate Feb 1874.                                     The 1911 Census shows Harry
        The Quesnel Curling Club was            and Clara in Quesnel where he lists his
started with some of Harry’s winnings.          birthdate now as Feb 1876. The couple
He purchased materials to build a two-          went on to have two daughters, Olive
sheet rink and sold $200 demand notes           and Rena.
to curlers.                                             Harry died 21 Nov 1938 after
                                                entering hospital for a surgery from
       Quesnel’s local history book, A          which he never recovered. His death
Tribute to the Past lists Henry Culling         registration lists his name as Henry
Joyce’s birthdate as 12 June 1876. He           Cullen Joyce. Clara lived on in the
was reported as emigrating from Wales           family home, surviving her husband and
with his parents at the age of two, but         both daughters. She died 11 Jan 1970.

                                 Harry Joyce house built in 1910

                                              English weights and
  From Library & Archives Canada              measures:
        Enumeration Dates
In most cases, the following list indicates
the official enumeration dates for the          1 nail      = 2¼ inches
various census returns. The actual              4 inches    = 1 hand
enumeration of the population took
                                                12 inches = 1 foot
weeks or months. Enumerators were
instructed to record the information on         3 foot      = 1 yard
the census returns as it existed on the         5.5 yards   = 1 rod/pole/perch/lugg
official enumeration date.
                                                6 foot      = 1 fathom
1825 Lower Canada (Quebec) taken                22 yards    = 1 chain
     from June 20 to September 20,
                                                100 links   = 1 chain
                                                10 chains = 1 furlong
1831 Lower Canada (Quebec) taken
     from June 1 to October 1, 1831.            8 furlongs = 1 statute mile
1842 Canada West (Ontario) returns              6080 foot = 1 nautical mile
     were supposed to be completed
     by February 1, 1842.                     The basic unit of English length is the
1851 January 12, 1852 (delays led to          yard, which was originally taken as the
     the late enumeration of the              distance between Henry I's (1068-
     1851 Census).                            1135) nose and the tip of his
                                              outstretched arm.
1861 January 14, 1861.
1871 April 2, 1871.                           The league is normally taken as 1½
                                              miles, or (better) as 12 furlongs
1881 April 4, 1881.
1891 April 6,1891.                            The acre is the only unit of area in
                                              common use, other than the square-
1901 March 31, 1901.
                                              foot, and the square mile. The rood is
1906 June 24 1906.                            an area of 1 furlong by 1 rod, or 1210
                                              sq. yds. An acre is four roods. An acre
                                              is traditionally thought of as the area
                                              that could be ploughed by a team of
A speed of 1 nautical mile per hour is 1      oxen in a morning without tiring them.

                                                               Help for the

What the heck was the Irish Potato Famine?
      The Irish Potato Famine was the                  Social programs were wanting in
catastrophic culmination of a complex set of     Ireland. Poor Laws were harsher in Ireland
biological, social, political and economic       than England. Anyone with more than a
factors. It occurred between 1845 and 1849,      quarter of an acre of land had to relinquish it
with the effects being felt for several years    before entering a workhouse. Workhouses
longer.                                          were few and many closed due to lack of
      A potato fungus called “the Blight”        finances. British policies were inadequate
almost obliterated the potato crop in Ireland,   and came too late. One scheme involved
which had become the main food source for        repealing the Corn Laws so that maize could
much of the population. Previous blights         be purchased to feed the populace. The
had also occurred to a lesser extent.            repeal took three years. Several other
      Landholding practices for many years       schemes were attempted with equally
helped contribute to the problem. Most           unsatisfactory results.
significant was that major landholders were            With no money to pay landlords, up to
all English or Anglo-Irish and discriminatory    half a million Irish paupers were evicted
laws disfavoured Catholics in particular. In     and/or sent abroad.
addition, the practice of dividing tenant land         It is estimated that between 500,000
equally amongst male heirs through               and 1.5 million people died as a result of the
successive generations had resulted in 24%       Famine.
of farms being five acres or less and 40%              In addition to the 450,000 Irish who
being between five and 15 acres. This            emigrated to North America before 1845,
included bogs and marshes unsuitable for         more than one million had left by 1854.
cultivation. Potatoes were grown because         Three hundred thousand refugees came to
they produced the highest yield in the           British North America between 1845 and
smallest space.                                  1850. Most entered at Grosse Ile and
      Many people lived a subsistence            Partridge Island. As ships remained backed
existence and one-third in fact did not          up for miles, typhus decimated many
achieve that. The annual challenge of            emigrants. These notorious “coffin ships”
“summer hunger” or “meal months” was             often dumped hundreds of bodies into the St.
common as last year’s crop became inedible       Lawrence. Over 6000 burial plots at Grosse
and this year’s was not ready.                   Ile contain Irish immigrants.

For more information on genealogy and the Irish Potato Famine, see:

                    Dear Auntie Gen
                    What’s an Ahnentafel?

                    An Ahnentafel is a method of listing ancestors that uses a strict
                    numbering theme. The word comes from the German and
translates as “ancestor table.”

Some rules of Ahnentafels:
   The person the list starts with is number one.
   A person’s father is double his/her number.
   A person’s mother is double his/her number plus one.

Here’s an example:
   1. You.
   2. Your father.
   3. Your mother.
   4. Your father’s father.
   5. Your father’s mother
   6. Your mother’s father.
   7. Your mother’s mother.

This ancestor-ordered listing is easy to understand and helpful when you are concerned
with showing your ancestor line. This was one of the first listing methods I used when
starting my research in the pre-computer days as an alternative to many-paged pedigree
charts. I could see all my ancestors in a glance. Note also that the numbering is the
same as a pedigree chart.

Most computer programs will generate Ahnentafels. My version of Family Tree Maker
(16) generates an adapted Ahnentafel as a complete report (an option under ‘Genealogy
Report’) which lists all children of couples including all BMD dates and places as
minimum information generated. In this case, a direct ancestor will have his/her main
number, and also a small Roman numeral as a child in a family. Using the above
example, supposing your paternal grandparents had three children and your maternal
grandparents had four. They would show as:

   4. Your father’s father.
   5. Your father’s mother
              i. Your father’s brother.
         2. ii. Your father.
            iii. Your father’s sister.
   6. Your mother’s father.
   7. Your mother’s mother.
             i. Your mother’s brother.
            ii. Your mother’s other brother.

              iii. Your mother’s sister.
           3. iv. Your mother.

This is a good way to format a report for a researcher you are remotely related to
because you can quickly highlight him to make him No. 1 and limit the report to the
ancestors he is interested in.

If you would like to read more about some interesting binary properties of the Ahnentafel
system, see the article by Annelise Graebner Anderson, AHNENTAFEL NUMBERS

Here is my Ahnentafel, which I modified in a Word document from my Family Tree
Maker Genealogy Report. Note that everything fits in a few pages compared to 31
pages in the report format.

Ancestors of Leanne Elizabeth Dye

1st Generation
1. Leanne Elizabeth DYE, born 23 November 1961 in Quesnel, BC, CAN.
2nd Generation
2. George Harvey DYE, born 28 April 1931 in Haney, BC, CAN.
3. Shirley Elizabeth BEATH, born 20 October 1935 in Quesnel, BC, CAN.
3rd Generation
4. George Albert DYE, born 27 October 1893 in Surprise, Butler Co., NE, USA; died 8 December 1971 in
Vernon, BC, CAN.
5. Paulina FÜRST, born 10 October 1898 in Bashaw, AB, CAN; died 27 February 1993 in Vernon, BC,
6. Charles David BEATH, born 20 June 1901 in Greenwood, BC, CAN; died 6 August 1988 in Quesnel,
7. Elizabeth Margaret DOUGLAS, born 14 October 1903 in Midnapore, AB, CAN; died 23 February 1998 in
Quesnel, BC, CAN.
4th Generation
8. William Sherman DYE, born 7 February 1865 in Ames, IA, USA; died 21 May 1955 in Vernon, BC, CAN.
9. Allie Attie READ, born 2 April 1877 in NE, USA; died 11 April 1957 in Spokane, WA, USA.
10. Johann FÜRST, born 28 October 1859 in Poland?; died 6 November 1931 in Bashaw, AB, CAN.
11. Matilde RADKE, born 24 May 1869 in Colony Lentschtz, Kalisch, Poland; died 8 April 1949 in Bashaw,
12. David BEATH, born 1 April 1871 in Ryelaw, Portmoak, KRS, SCT; died 17 October 1922 in Vancouver,
13. Euphemia McCardie WATTIE, born 10 January 1875 in Vespra, Simcoe, ON, CAN; died 21 August
1916 in Vancouver, BC, CAN.
14. Thomas DOUGLAS, born 10 December 1874 in York, ON, CAN; died 18 March 1945 in Quesnel, BC,
15. Margaret Adelade ROBINSON, born 15 January 1885 in Midnapore, AB, CAN; died 18 March 1945 in
Quesnel, BC, CAN.
5th Generation

16. Benjamin Harvey DYE, born 11 February 1839 in Shelby Co., IL; died 29 December 1930 in Homeglen,
17. Nancy Matilda ELWOOD, born September 1844 in Monroe Twp, Randolph Co, IN, USA; died Aft. 1911.
18. Stephen READ, born August 1851 in Dorset, ENG; died 22 April 1886 in Surprise, NE, USA.
19. Eliza Belle Denmar CROCKETT, born 18 February 1857 in Seneca, OH, USA; died 26 July 1933 in
Bashaw, AB.
20. Christof FÜRST, born 24 December 1825 in Poland?; died 19 June 1924 in Bashaw, AB, CAN.
21. Anna SCHINDEL, born 20 September 1829 in Poland?; died 5 February 1905 in Bashaw, AB, CAN.
22. George RADKE, born in Poland?.
23. Wilhelmina, born June 1846 in Poland?.
24. David BEATH, born 16 January 1834 in Portmoak, KRS, SCT; died 17 March 1913 in Glenfarg, PER,
25. Joanna IRELAND, born 17 December 1838 in Cupar, FIF, SCT; died 10 October 1918 in Vancouver,
26. Charles Forbes WATTIE, born 31 December 1833 in Edinglassie, Strathdon, ABD, SCT; died 15
December 1902 in Vespra, ON, CAN.
27. Isabella OROK, born 11 January 1843 in Ceres, FIF, SCT; died 29 July 1918 in Vespra, ON, CAN
28. Thomas DOUGLAS, born 17 September 1837 in SCT; died 10 November 1920 in Calgary, AB, CAN.
29. Ann CHARLTON, born 3 May 1843 in Blanchland, NBL, ENG; died 21 January 1930 in Calgary, AB,
30. John ROBINSON, born 15 August 1840 in France; died September 1916 in Midnapore, AB, CAN.
31. Marie Julie BELCOURT, born 27 September 1867 in St. Albert, AB, CAN; died 24 December 1910 in
Midnapore, AB, CAN.
6th Generation
32. George W. DYE, born 3 October 1816 in Morgan Co., OH, USA; died 9 February 1902 in Nevada,
Story Co., IA.
33. Nancy S. BABCOCK, born Abt. 1820 in IN, USA; died 24 June 1880 in Story Co., IA.
34. William ELWOOD, born Abt. 1798 in ?PA, USA; died Abt. 1855 in Monroe, IN, USA.
35. Margaret COOPER, born 20 February 1810 in Muskingam Co., OH, USA; died 16 March 1900 in
Richland, IA, USA.
36. David READ, born 8 September 1827 in Horham, Suffolk, ENG; died 8 January 1903 in Surprise, NE,
37. Jane Elizabeth BAKER, born February 1832 in Winfrith, Dorset, ENG; died February 1906 in Surprise,
Butler, NE.
38. Jonathon CROCKETT, born 24 August 1806 in Maine; died 3 August 1880 in Read, Butler, NE.
39. Jane CASSIDY, born Abt. 1817 in Steuben City, New York; died 20 May 1858 in Harrison, Henry, OH.
48. Alexander BEATH, born 23 April 1799 in Leslie, FIF, SCT; died 1871 in Portmoak, KNR, SCT.
49. Agnes CANT, born 24 April 1797 in Dunfermline, FIF, SCT; died 3 March 1887 in Auchmuir Cottage,
Portmoak, KRS, SCT.
50. James IRELAND, born Abt. 1810 in Kinglassie, FIF, SCT; died 25 December 1889 in 4 Graham St,
Leith, Edinburgh.
51. Ann FALCONER, born 13 August 1812 in Aberlady, Haddington, SCT; died 18 June 1901 in
Auchmuirbridge, Portmoak, KNR.
52. Charles WATTIE, born 27 November 1796 in Mill of Newe, Strathdon, ABD, SCT; died Abt. 1867 in
Vespra, ON, CAN.
53. Euphemia MCHARDY, born 30 October 1802 in Dourlich, Corgarff, Strathdon, ABD, SCT; died 9
September 1891 in Vespra, ON, CAN.

54. Robert James ORROCK, born 18 August 1805 in Aberdour, FIF, SCT; died April 1875 in Vespra Twp,
55. Janet DICK, born 18 October 1805 in Aberdour, FIF, SCT; died 27 October 1883 in Vespra Twp, ON
56. Thomas DOUGLAS
57. Elizabeth, born 1807 in SCT; died Bef. 1881.
58. Peter CHARLTON, born Abt. 1801 in Shotley, NBL; died Abt. September 1858 in Weardale, DUR.
59. Ann ATKINSON, born Abt. 1809 in Blanchland, NBL, ENG; died Aft. 1871.
61. Marguerite
62. Joseph BELCOURT, born 25 November 1823; died Abt. 1880.
63. Madeline CAMPION, born 1828; died February 1879 in Calgary, AB.
7th Generation
64. George DYE, born 30 January 1786 in Green Co., PA; died 3 March 1847 in Lebanon, Boone Co., IN.
65. Sarah CALVERT, born 7 December 1785 in Green Co., PA; died 8 July 1845 in Boone Co., IN.
70. Stephen COOPER, born 5 February 1778 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD; died 14 March 1853 in Ottawa,
Lasalle, IL.
71. Nancy HARLAN, born 14 December 1781 in Baltimore, MD; died 13 August 1844 in Sylvania, OH.
72. Stephen READ, born Bef. 1801 in ENG; died Bef. 1841.
73. Mary HOWARD, born Abt. 1784 in Horham, SFK, ENG; died Aft. 1851.
74. William BAKER, born Abt. 1806 in Dorset.
75. Mary, died Bef. 1841.
78. Edward CASSIDY
79. Susannah MCFARLAND
96. David BEATH, born 30 January 1769 in Kinglassie, FIF, SCT; died 1836 in SCT.
97. Catherine OLIPHANT, born 8 October 1776 in Portmoak, KRS, SCT; died 1829 in SCT.
98. Andrew CANT, born Abt. 1767 in Dunfermline, FIF, SCT.
99. Margaret BEVERIDGE, born Abt. 1771 in ?Dunfermline, FIF, SCT.
100. James IRELAND
101. Sarah MARTIN
102. Robert FAULKNER
103. Joan NESBIT
104. James WATTIE, born Abt. 1750 in Strathdon, ABD, SCT; died 4 January 1826 in Mill of Newe,
Strathdon, ABD, SCT.
105. Helen MCHARDY, born 15 December 1758 in Corgarff, Strathdon, ABD, SCT; died 22 April 1831 in
Mill of Newe, Strathdon, ABD, SCT.
106. Alaster MCHARDY
107. Margaret CUMMING
108. Robert OROK
109. Christian BROWN?
110. William DICK
111. Isobel WILKIE
124. Joseph BELCOURT, died 1863.
125. Catherine L'HIRONDELLE, born Bet. 1793 - 1802 in Lesser Slave Lake.
126. Joseph CAMPION
127. Marie NIPISSING
8th Generation
128. Benjamin DYE, born 1752 in Middlesex Co., NJ; died Abt. 1788 in Greene Co., PA.
129. Sarah Elizabeth LEMLEY, born Abt. 1765 in Greene Co., PA; died 1793.

140. Stephen COOPER, born Bet. 1733 - 1744 in London, ENG; died Bef. 1797 in Baltimore, Baltimore,
141. Sally FORSYTHE, born Abt. 1758.
142. Isaac HARLAN Jr., born 22 July 1745 in Chester Co., PA; died 30 December 1830 in Steubenville,
Jefferson Co., OH
143. Margaret TALBOT, born 27 June 1757 in Baltimore, MD; died September 1838 in Steubenville,
Jefferson Co., OH.
192. Thomas BEATH, born in SCT; died in SCT.
193. Jean LEITCH, born in SCT; died in SCT.
194. Alexander OLIPHANT, born 20 March 1738/39 in Portmoak, KRS, SCT; died 5 June 1811.
195. Margret KID, born 3 January 1738/39 in Cleish, KRS, SCT; died 30 May 1810.
196. David CANT, born 8 December 1734 in Inverkeithing, FIF, SCT?.
197. Mary STRACHAN, born in SCT; died in SCT
208. James WATTIE, born Abt. 1715 in Strathdon, ABD, SCT; died 8 April 1788 in Mill of Newe, Strathdon,
209. Barbara FYFE, born in Strathdon, ABD, SCT; died 6 January 1776 in Mill of Newe, Strathdon, ABD,
210. William MCHARDY
250. Jacques L'HIRONDELLE, born 1759; died 1854.
251. Josette PILON, born 1782.
9th Generation
256. James DYE, born 1720 in Staten Island(?), NY; died 4 April 1764 in NJ.
257. Sarah LEACH
284. Isaac HARLAN Sr., born Abt. 1722 in Chester Co., PA; died Bef. 1753 in West Marlborough, Chester
Co., PA.
285. Hannah FEW, born Abt. 1726 in Chester Co., PA; died Abt. 1754.
384. William or Thomas BEATH, born in SCT; died in SCT.
388. Robert OLIPHANT, born 16 January 1703/04 in Kinglassie, FIF, SCT?.
390. John KID
391. Hellen WILSON?
392. John CANT?
393. Janet FAULS?
416. Duncan WATTIE, born Abt. 1680 in Strathdon, ABD, SCT.
417. Margaret MUIRSON, born Abt. 1685 in Belnaboth, Towie, ABD, SCT.
10th Generation
512. John Laurens DEY, born Abt. 1680 in Staten Island, NY; died Bef. 8 March 1750/51 in Perth Amboy,
Middlesex Co., NJ.
513. Anne BROWN?, born 1 October 1687 in Nottingham, Chester Co., PA; died Abt. 1763.
568. Thomas HARLAN, born 24 April 1694 in Chester Co., PA; died February 1744/45.
569. Mary CARTER, born 11 December 1699 in Aston Twp, Chester Co., PA; died Bef. 1751 in Aston Twp,
Chester Co., PA.
570. James FEW, born 28 December 1703 in Chester, Chester Co., PA; died 1787 in Chester Co., PA
571. Dorcas MATTHEWS, born Abt. 1701 in Kennet, Chester Co., PA.
776. Alexander OLIPHANT
832. Alaster WATTIE, born Abt. 1650 in Strathdon, ABD, SCT.
834. Adam MUIRSON
11th Generation

1024. Hans Laurentszen DUYTS, born 28 September 1644 in New Amsterdam, NY; died Aft. 1708 in
Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY.
1025. Sarah Hance VINCENT, born Bef. 1660 in NY; died Abt. 1740.
1136. Michael HARLAN, born Abt. 1660 in Bishoprick, DUR, ENG; died June 1729 in London Grove Twp,
Chester Co., PA.
1137. Dinah DIXON, born Abt. 1668 in Sego, Armagh, IRE.
1138. Robert CARTER, born 8 April 1665 in Aston, Oxfordshire, ENG; died May 1751 in Kennet, Chester
Co., PA.
1139. Lydia WALLEY, born 2 September 1668 in Franley, Cheshire, ENG; died Bef. 1750 in Marlborough,
Chester Co., PA.
1140. Isaac FEW, born 6 April 1664 in Garston, Lancashire, ENG; died 1734 in Kennet, Chester Co., PA.
1141. Hannah STANFIELD, born 1678 in Garston, Lancashire, ENG; died 1730 in Chester Co., PA.
12th Generation
2048. Laurens DUYTS, born Abt. 1610 in Holstein, Denmark; died 14 January 1667/68 in Bergen, NJ.
2049. Ytie JANSEN, died Aft. 1684.
2050. John VINCENT
2051. Suzanna BLAISE
2272. James HARLAND, born Abt. 1625 in Bishoprick, DUR, ENG; died in ENG.
2273. Rebecca KIRK
2274. Henry DIXON, born Abt. 1630 in Armagh Co., IRE; died in New Castle Co., DE.
2275. Rose HARLAND, born Abt. 1637.
2276. Edward CARTER, born 4 September 1640 in Aston, Hampton, Oxfordshire, ENG; died May 1703 in
Delaware Co., PA.
2277. Margaret, born Abt. 1644 in Killingsworth, CT; died Abt. 1703 in Delaware Co., PA.
2278. John WALLEY, born Abt. 1630 in Cheshire, ENG.
2279. Alice, born Abt. 1640 in Cheshire, ENG; died 27 July 1676 in Whitley, Cheshire, ENG.
2280. Richard FEW, born 1625 in Market Lavington, Wiltshire, ENG; died 13 September 1688 in Chester
Co., PA.
2281. Jane WHITFIELD, born 1627 in Lavington, Wiltshire, ENG; died 24 April 1674 in Chester Co., PA.
2282. Francis STANFIELD, born Abt. 1642 in Garston, Lancashire, ENG; died 28 November 1687 in
Marple, Chester Co., PA.
2283. Grace, born Abt. 1648 in Garston, Lancashire, ENG.
13th Generation
4544. William HARLAND
4552. Edward CARTER, born Abt. 1613 in Of Oxford, ENG.
4553. Elizabeth BLACKBURNE, born Abt. 1617 in Of Oxford, ENG.
4560. William FEW
4564. Samuel STANFIELD, born 1625 in Heptonstall, YKS, ENG; died 29 November 1687.
14th Generation
9128. Gideon STANSFIELD, born 1606 in Heptonstall, YKS, ENG; died 9 May 1658 in Heptonstall, YKS,
9129. Grace EASTWOOD
15th Generation
18256. Abraham STANSFIELD
18257. Maria DEAN

                      The Province of New Brunswick (Canada) has a number of
                    searchable databases on line: vital stats 1800-1955; port returns,
                  cemeteries, private records such as Irish famine migration, land grants
and petitions, historical images and newspaper directory.
Interested in formal training as a genealogist? The National Institute for Genealogical
Studies has joined forces with the Professional Learning Centre, Faculty of Information
Studies, University of Toronto (Canada) to provide web-based courses for both family
historians and professional genealogists. There are a series of courses available
(Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Electives) leading to various Certificates in
Genealogical Studies with specialization in various countries.
The Geograph British Isles project aims to
collect a geographically representative
photograph for every square kilometre of the
British Isles. Right now there are almost
278,000 images in total, 44.3% of the total.
Many of these are of commonly photographed
spots--Threave Castle, Castle Kennedy,
Sweetheart Abbey, and the like--but others are
of the landscape and towns. I used the search
feature as a test and entered “Portmoak,” a
little town in Kinross, SCT where my ancestors
came from. I was pleasantly surprised to find
437 images available, including Portmoak Parish Church (shown). – This is a free site for searching US and European patents.
The U.S. site now has 13 million graves listed with some pictures available. (Pictures
can also be requested.) I checked some of my ancestors and found four of the six I
searched for. I was excited to find that one of the contributors had actually taken
pictures of my ggg-grandparents’ graves in Eagle Village, Boone Co., IN!
The McKirdy index is a an Analytical Genealogical Finding Aid to the Statutory Registers
of Death for Scotland 1855-1875. Parts of it (eight counties so far) are available by

               Books for Sale                                                             New

               Hard cover, 802 pp. 7"x 5". Combination gazeteer, travel handbook and advertiser
The South      listing. If you had ancestors that lived in South America in the 1940s, this will
American       give an excellent overview of the ex-pat community in: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil,
Handbook       British Guiana, British Honduras, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rice, Cuba, Dutch
  1947         Guiana, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras,
               Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, El Salvador, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Particularly useful if you had relatives who were in business there. It is possible their company
may be advertised! Additionally, if your ancestors vacationed or moved to South America in the
late 1940s, this will give flavour to your family tree. Local politicians are mentioned often
throughout the book.

$15, plus $10 shipping (Paypal, cash, email transfer, or money order drawn on Canadian bank)
within Canada and the United States. For International Shipping Costs, please contact the seller:
Susan Smith, 3010 Red Bluff Road, Quesnel, British Columbia, BC V2J 6C6, email:

               By R.D. Colquette. 308 pp Printed by The Public Press Limited, Winnipeg. Fully-
The First
               indexed. Very interesting to any family historian who had ancestors from the
               Canadian Prairies who were invovled with United Grain Growers Limited or with
Years: A
               the Co-operative Movement in the first half of the 20th Century.
History of
               $15, plus $10 shipping (Paypal, cash, email transfer, or money order drawn on
               Canadian bank) within Canada and the United States. For International Shipping
               Costs, please contact the seller: Susan Smith, 3010 Red Bluff Road, Quesnel,
               British Columbia, BC V2J 6C6, email:

From the Quesnel Branch of the BCGS, #12-282 Reid Street, Quesnel, BC
V2J 2M2:
                 By the Quesnel Branch of the BCGS. Recipes from Canada, Denmark, England,
                 France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Sweden,
   Family        USA, Wales
    Book         $4.00 plus $1.00 S&H

  Quesnel        By the Quesnel Branch of the BCGS. This brochure, the fourth in a series, has
                 been put together to provide genealogical researchers an introduction to Quesnel
  & Area         and area place names, and general sources of further information.

             Books for Sale   New
$3.00 plus 75¢ S&H

From Branwen Patenaude, 1582 Beach Crescent, Quesnel, BC V2J 4J6,
Phone 250-747-2654:

  Because        By Branwen Patenaude. A collection of short stories on the history of Quesnel
    of           and area.
   Gold          $11.50 plus 7% GST and $2.00 S&H

 Trails to       By Branwen Patenaude. History of the roadhouses en route to the gold fields of
   Gold          Barkerville. Volume 1 covers mainly the lower Fraser River.
 Volume 1
                 $14.95 plus 7% GST and $2.00 S&H

 Trails to       By Branwen Patenaude. A continuation of Volume 1, covering the upper Fraser
                 and Quesnel River areas (the Cariboo region of British Columbia, Canada).
 Volume 2        $18.95 plus 7% GST and $2.00 S&H

Three Irishmen, Paddy, Sean and Shamus, were stumbling home late one night and found
themselves on the road which led past the old graveyard.

”Come have a look over here,” says Paddy, “It's Michael O'Grady's grave, God bless his soul, he
lived to the ripe old age of 87.”

”That's nothing,” says Sean, “here's one named Patrick O'Toole. It says here that he was 95 when
he died.”

Just then, Shamus yells out, “But here's a fella that died when he was 145 years old!”

“That’s incredible! What was his name?” asks Paddy.

Shamus lights a match to see what else is written on the stone marker, and exclaims, “Miles from

 How to Contact Us

1. Kathie Edwards
   4902 Zschiedrich Road, Quesnel, BC V2J 6H8
   Ph/fax (250)747-2503; Ph (250) 992-7211;

2. Tammy Guldbransen
   129 Lowe Street, Quesnel, BC V2J 5T4
   Ph (250) 992-6114;

3. Beverley Preston
   2639 Roberta Road, Quesnel, BC V2J 6L5
   Ph (250) 747-0131;

4. Penny Haering
   Box 6, Alec Meadow Site, RR5, Quesnel, BC V2J 3H9;

5. Roberta Kerr
   784 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC V2J 2S3
   Ph (250) 992-7507;

6. Leanne Broughton
   536 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC V2J 2R8
   Ph (250) 992-8980;

7. Stacey Willson
   1882 Alder Road, Quesnel, BC V2J 3T3

8. Terri Schmitke
   1871 Dogwood Road, Quesnel, BC V2J 4T7

9. Susan Smith
   3010 Red Bluff Road, Quesnel, BC V2J 6C6

                         #12-282 Reid Street, Quesnel , B.C. V2J 2M2

EXECUTIVE 2005-06:                                    PROJECTS:

   President........... Kathleen Edwards                Newsletter ............Leanne Broughton
   Treasurer .......... Gertie Garreau                  Cemetery ..............Mary Lust
   Secretary........... Tammy Guldbransen               Births ....................Stacey Willson
   Librarian .......... Kathleen Edwards                Marriages.............Bev Preston
                                                         Deaths ..................Leanne Broughton
Positions are held for one year with
elections at the September meeting.

OBJECTIVE: to provide a local forum for genealogical research and discussions.

MEETINGS: held the second Tuesday of each month from September to June at 7:00 p.m. at
          #12-282 Reid Street (office above Home Hardware).

MEMBERSHIP: $20.00 yearly, due September meeting or $10.00 basic plus $1.00 per month
        until September. NOTE: Although a branch of the B.C.G.S., a specific
        membership is required to receive their newsletter, or for the use of their facilities.

FACILITIES: The Society presently has a small genealogical library, a microfiche/film reader
           and some research aids. Our objective is to increase our library holdings on
           general genealogical topics, and to develop specific holdings according to
           membership interest. These books, research aids and fiche may be borrowed by
           society members for local use for up to four weeks.

               The library has a good collection of genealogical info related to the Cariboo Gold
               Rush, particularly for Wells and Barkerville.

               Inquiries for research will be passed to local members and charged at a rate of
               $3.00 per hour.

FUNDING:       This is a non-profit society. Yearly membership fees and other fundraising
               activities are used to pay for operational expenses.

NEWSLETTER: The society publishes three newsletters a year, in February (#1 Spring), May
(#2 Summer/Fall) and November (#3 Winter). Subscription is included in yearly membership
fees, available on a trade basis, or $3.00 per year for non-members.


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