Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living in Spruce Grove, 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. I love family history. Since 2007, I have spent much of my time providing part-time support for the world's largest free family history site This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I have served in the Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click

Friday, April 10, 2009

This last week I was contacted by Don Hendrix. I helped him to identify two people and he sent me photos of two of the sons of James A Buchanan, (my grandfather's first cousin). James A. was the son of Andew Buchanan and his wife Frances Mary (Minnie) Coxon. Don also send me a photo of James A's steam-powered threshing outfit, which I believe was the first on Lopez Island. He also sent me a scanned image of the birth registration of Clifford Buchanan (grandfather of our commercial photographer cousin Clifford C. Buchanan III of Florida), another son of James A. (James A. was married three times and had a large family.)
To: 'Bill Buchanan'
Sent: Saturday, April 04, 2009 2:40 PM
Subject: Article in the San County Journal by Andy Hansen, son of Frances Buchanan... Bill: In the second part of Andy’s newspaper article, he gives us more information about his mother... I still am having difficulty locating her in your extensive collection of Buchanans. Can you place her or her brother Gordon Buchanan? Don Hendrix
I sent him a reply, indicating that Andy's mother was Nora Irene Buchanan and his grandmother was Frances Mary (Minnie) Coxon who married Andrew Buchanan. I gave him information on Nora and her brother Wilfred "Gordon" Buchanan, and received this reply From: Donald L. Hendrix To: 'Bill Buchanan' Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 12:20 PM Subject: Picture of Andy Lawrence Hansen and his grandmother, Frances Coxon Buchanan Bill: Here is the picture of Andy Hansen, age 2, with his grandmother Frances Buchanan, from the San Juan Island Journal. This picture, according to the article, was taken on their farm on San Juan Island (ca. 1922). Note that all of Andy’s article is also posted on the Web and you can find it with Google under the search terms: “Andy Hansen” and “Buchanan.”
Donald L Hendrix
I found the article and photo at this location:
It is a delightful account of one of our cousins growing up in the 1920s and 1930s in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.
You will enjoy it. Maybe you will even be inspired to write your own life story!
Don, Thanks for these photos. I had a small copy of Buck and Ercy from Garner, but I don't think I have ever seen the one of Ed. These are wonderful! Bill
----- Original Message ----- From: Donald L. Hendrix To: 'Bill Buchanan' Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 12:34 PM Subject: Two more Buchanan pictures... Bill: I don’t know if you have these pictures of Buck and Eddie Buchanan in your collection or not. They have been posted on a WEBsite devoted to the history of Lopez Island. DLH
I found the website with the historical photo from Lopez Island. Here is a shortcut to it. There are various Buchanan's, McCauley's and their relatives in the photos.


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