Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living at Onoway, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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I am a retired online school teacher. During July 2007 - January 2010, and September 2011 - March 2014, I provided part-time support for https://familysearch.org This is very rewarding. I have helped many with the free Personal Ancestral File 5 (PAF5) software. I continue to help others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I was an assistant director of Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. In recent months I was director of this FHC. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click http://mormon.org/

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

When I got home on Saturday, I continued my scutiny of the Rogate, Sussex baptisms, marriages and burials. I think it is 100% sure that great-great grandma Ann Waller's parents are Henry Waller and Martha New (married in Rogate 10 Jul 1790). Henry's parents were William Waller (or Walder) and Mary Peckwell, married in Rogate 11 May 1759. William's parents were William Waller (or Walder) and Elizabeth Mills, married in nearby Terwick 30 Nov 1743. This William's parents were William Waller or Walder and Elizabeth Goldring, married in Rogate 6 May 1717. His parents were William Walder and Jane, who had two children christened in Rogate, but I can't find their marriage. You have to love it when the family sys in the same spot for generations at a time, and when total strangers send you the very records you need to make the connections. No other Peckwells, News, and Mills appear in the records, so they were probably from other parishes. There are lots of Goldrings, but mostly descendants of Elizabeth's relatives. I have only the names for her parents, John and Rose, plus the christening info for her siblings. Still, what a wonderful find. It expands upon the research of Irene Kerr, one of our Ozzie cousins.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Ing-Forsbury Family Reunion Despite the rain, we had a wonderful family reunion today. It will continue through tomorrow. I saw my new nephew Domenic Buchanan for the first time. And I saw many Waller descendants that I hadn't seen for a year or more. Some of the Suters were there (descendants of Martha Jane Forsbury's youngest child, Ada Louise Ing). Sheila (Boarer) and her sister Sylvia (Homeniuk) spent over an hour going over Irene kerr's book on the descendants of James Waller and Mary Ann Wheeler. Then when I was starting to think of leaving, I decided to wait another half hour to allow another of the Suters a chance to look through the book. I had printed a Waller descendancy list and taped it on the wall, and several other people spent time looking at it, especially the list of our Australian cousins. This morning I received an email from David Petters, whose 1st cousin 3 times removed (Elizabeth Petter) married the James Waller born in 1799. He sent me the Rogate baptisms, marriages and burials. I had to pry myself away from it to leave for the reunion. When I got home I continued my study of Waller/Walder births marriages and deaths. I found what I hoped for. Rogate baptismsDate Child Father Mother Surname02/08/1812 Ann Henry Martha WALLER Note that the surname is given as WALLER in this source, whereas the IGI transcription gives it as WALTER. I now have no qualms about declaring our Ann Waller as the daughter of Henry Waller and Martha New. I am confident that she is also the grand daughter of William Waller (or Walder) and Mary Peckwell. And great grand daughter of William Waller and Elizabeth Mills. And 2g-grand daughter of William Waller (or Walder) and Elizabeth Goldring. And 3g-grand daughter of William Waller (or Walder) and Jane. Oh, what a wonderful day! ________________________________________________________ I have been reminded by two people in the past two days to update my blog. I didn't even know that anyone else read it! I will resolve to do better. ________________________________________________________