Thursday I spoke to my Mom on the phone. I found that she needed to have some furniture removed from her apartment. On Saturday she would be moving from the apartment in Breton that has been her home for 20 years, into a seniors lodge in Leduc. I told her I would get the furniture with my big trailer. So I let my supervisor know that I would miss the rest of my Thursday shift at familysearch.org, and then we hitched up the trailer and drove to Breton. We visited with Mom and her sister Vi, and loaded up the trailer and came home. While I was there, I asked a family history question. My cousin's daughter thought that Grandpa Richard Ing had gotten in trouble with the law as a little boy back in England for stealing food. I had never heard that story, so I asked Mom and Vi. They both immediately said "No!", then Vi said "He got in trouble for selling matches." This was the version of the story that I was familiar with. In any case, the 1891 census shows Richard Ing, aged 8 as an inmate of The Childrens Home in Gravesend, Kent, England. At age 14 he came to Canada as one of the British Home Children, and became a successful homesteader and farmer by the standards of the day. He was an incurable tease, but he was one of the kindest and gentlest people I have ever known. We had a phone call from our daughter Evelyn. She is starting the 4th year of her Bachelor of Education program, and received a letter from the Gold Key Honor Society. This was a very positive experience for her. She has sometimes said that if it wasn't for bad luck, she would have no luck at all. And she has certainly had her share of bad luck. It is nice to see her receive this recognition. Good work Evelyn! I have recently been doing searches on Genes Reunited, instead of waiting for the site to identify "hot matches" with my family tree. I have had some good experiences.
- One of Susan Kinney's descendants replied. She is a distant cousin to my wife.
- A cousin of mine in the Andrew New family of Froxfield, Hants, replied and gave me the names and birthdates of 7 of my direct line ancestors! This site has potential that I hadn't really investigated. I will need to do more searches!