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 until the present I have 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 am an assistant director of 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 http://mormon.org/

Monday, October 18, 2010

I loved this article by Marian Pierre-Louis in Roots and Rambles Canvassing a Town for Historical Resources "The next time you take a trip to a town where your ancestors lived don't just stop at Town Hall or the library. There's a lot more that you can do to really get a sense of who you ancestor was and how they lived. You can do this by canvassing the town for historical resources. ..." I hope you enjoy reading her article. As I read it, I could visualize myself visiting Neepawa, Manitoba for the first time. ... Well on subsequent times too. Here in Alberta, "old buildings" means they were built before 1960. Anything older has usually been demolished and replaced. But even here the old cemeteries still remain and if you look hard enough you can find rare older buildings.

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