Genealogy Update

Progress Report

Topic: What we’re up to.
Family Name Associations: The website, in all it’s glory.
Location: Barrie & Bracebridge, Ontario
Mood: Productive and Super Powered!
Music: State of Shock – Best I Ever Had

So in an odd twist of fate, the twins have to provide a four generation family tree for their classwork this week… And while sitting at the dinner table we were dicussing the various elements that each teacher required. Suddenly Ethan asked… Is there An-brothers to go with my An-sisters?

Ah, my son… LOL Takes after his Dad.
After a lecture about the meaning of the word Ancestors, I’m sure they’re leaning never to bring anything up at the dinner table every again.

So, we’ve been super productive and we’re going to have a great night tonight… We’ve got pizza and a group session planned, all online so we can connect across the board.

Today we did the majority of the titles, I think we’re up to like, 100 family names… Now all we have to do is the crests and tartans… A few Mottos. It’s shaping up though, seriously it looks great. Jules and Kev have put in a huge effort towards the titles, each themed around some sort of family connection or name meaning or location… They are just awesome.

We are going to spend time linking records to their people tonight, straightening out our trees and adding more of what we have here into the TNG system… Oh and making TNG look right, we have been having a few issues getting stuff set up exactly how we want it… But we’ll get it all straightened out, we work best when we’re all together so I have high hopes for tonight.

Oh, and on a more personal note… We got that photo of Charles McKenna out of the ancient tape and saran-wrap… Bless my Gran, she loved to wrap stuff in tape and plastic! There isn’t much we can do about the staining, but I’m really looking forward to the scans we should be able to make of that portrait of young Charles now. It’s the oldest and most complete photo we have of the McKenna’s of that time, to be sure.

I’d better get back to work, there might be more later, if not I will try and catch up on a few days 🙂

Always one for making things pretty, Jenn is our resident artist. Métis, 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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