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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Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

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 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/

Sunday, April 13, 2008


On Friday, Judy and I met my newly-found first cousin, Velda, who had come to Edmonton with two friends. We met in the Tim Horton's restaurant across the street from the CityTV station, where her friend Kim was video-taping a program. We retired to a more quiet spot in the mall, next to an art gallery. There we had confortable chairs and a big table to spread out our photos and papers. I had printed a bunch of old family photos and some pedigree charts and family group sheets, which I gave to her. She wanted help identifying people in some photos I had emailed to her. We took a few photos during our visit. The visit lasted about 1-1/2 hours, and it was wonderful. She is very young for her 79 years, and was eager to know more out her father and the Buchanan and Watson relatives. She has spoken to my brother Ed on the telephone, and they will be visiting this coming week.

After speaking to her on the telephone several times, it was really nice to meet her in person.

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