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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Heirloom Sewing Machine to Give Away

I have a family heirloom to give away to any of Louisa Ing's descendants. It is Louisa's old sewing machine, a treadle-powered Honeymoon machine, that could use some TLC. On this sewing machine, she created and repaired the clothing for her family, often by the light of coal-oil lamps. Her children are now great grandparents, and in some cases great-great grandparents.  A few months ago Judy and I sold our acreage home and we now live in an apartment in James and Karin's house. We got rid of tons (literally!) of stuff, but I couldn't throw away the old sewing machine. We have no place for it, and I would like to see it remain in the family, if possible.

If you are interested in looking at it, please contact me 


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