Genealogy Hedgecoe-McKenna Keffer-Diceman

Huge Updates – Boxall, Graham, Reeson, Rayner, Troop Line!

Topic: I need sleep…
Family Name Associations: Boxall, Graham, Rayner, Troop, Reeson – Side note on Miller, Hedgecoe and McKenna.
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Mood: Soooo sleepy!
Music: Allison Krause and Brad Paisley – Whiskey Lullaby

Okay, so for this post spelling doesn’t count. I am honestly just beat! It’s been a long, busy week, and it’s not even done yet!

Big plans for this weekend that include berry picking, jam and banana bread making, and genealogy. Big plans for next week with company in from Texas and no doubt – More information to add all over the place. But I really, really have to convey the massive success we’ve had on the Boxall-Graham side this week!

We’ve managed to piece together descendants from 4 of the children of Edderline Troop and Arthur Reeson. Thomas Leonard, Blanche, Jennie and Edderline (Us via Jules) and I think that’s pretty hugely amazing! We have people in Canada – East and West, and England so far, and we’re looking for more. I’m stunned by the progress, it’s been absolutely phenomenal!

Updates on the tree are happening hourly at this point. Huge progress in supporting documents as well, and we’re hoping for photos as well.

We’ve managed to post up the rest of the information we had in the Miller family as well from those old family pages. We’ve also managed to connect the Lindsay family from Scotland through Mary Lindsay back in the 1700s! Not too shabby! We’re definitely going to have fun processing more information along those lines. A trip to Scotland can’t be out of the question, can it??? I mean, we’d need those really old records first hand 😉

I’m going to try and keep typing, just to keep up with everyone but seriously there’s so much happening right now my head is spinning!
Oh, and on top of everything else, there’s a pile of old photos to be scanned from the Hedgecoe/McKenna line – They turned up in my parents basement. And I mean a pile. Most of them seem to range from the late 1950s, but there is one that’s way older, early 1930 maybe 1920s, of two young boys dressed in some sort of children’s military uniforms. We’re ecstatically excited.

I’m going to sign off now and get back to work!

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Jenn
Always one for making things pretty, Jenn is our resident artist. British Home Child Descendant, family historian and genealogist, she is always looking into some new branch of research and encourages historical preservation and education.

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