Recently, I was talking with a friend about a small dilemma I face when working on my hobbies.

Green Family Picture

The love and lore - and almost addiction, of family genealogical research.

Watch, enjoy, but be careful; it really can be an addictive pursuit.

St. Patrick sign

I have two links with Irish roots in my family tree, from both my mother and father’s sides of the family.

My pursuit of genealogy as a hobby has become a passion, perhaps even an addiction.

Bransdale Graves

Here is my father’s mother - Alice Annie Green standing by the graves of her grandparents, in England in 1896.

A CBC radio interview in which host Susan McReynolds interviewed me on August 26th, 2016 - on the occasion of the return and Committal of the remains of my great-uncle, Freeman Barber, to interment

My Great Uncle, Freeman Barber, was interred in the Avondale Cemetery, Guelph, ON - August 26th, 2016. I had the privilege of conducting the Committal Service.

Listen to this brief telling of the Moon - Green connection.

Grandpa and Grandma Richardson lived here, in Eden Mills, ON, in the mi

Grandma and Grandpa Barber - Alice Annie Green (1890 - 1976) and Gordon Barber (1889 - 1967).

Usually, I will be posting all things to do with genealogy in that section of this site.

Manningford Abbots, Wiltshire

UPDATE TO WHAT FOLLOWS. I have found the record of the birth of James Stratton, son of Thomas Stratton, labourer and Sarah Newman - Pewsey Registration District of Wiltshire, Engla

Coolattin House, Co Wicklow, Ireland

In the Autumn of 2012, I visited Co Wicklow, Ireland, to the ancestral home and townlands related to my Willoughby family ancestors.

Lambshead – interesting name, that.

dining room lights

I have to admit that I have probably found more genealogical material by luck then by proper research technique, though gradually I'm getting it right.

Ernest Hayes Almas

The picture is of my mother's father, Ernest Hayes Almas (1900-1938).

Sarah Willoughby

The picture is of Sarah Willoughby, daughter of Charles Willoughby and Sarah Langrill who married John Barber.

The study of genealogy of my family roots has shown me the many reasons why various branches came to settle in Canada, some as early as 1787 (before it was 'Canada' - and others on dates such as 18

long vew of St. Mary's, Cratfield, Suffolk

The parish church of St. Mary, Cratfield in the north-east of Suffolk, England. My ancestor William Barber was the parish clerk in the 1830's.

Dinah and Jonathan Oakes

Have I mentioned that Genealogy is one of my interests (read addiction) and hobbies?

Rake House farm, Glaisdale, Yorkshire

My ancestor Elizabeth Pennock married Thomas Gatenby at Glaisdale in the North Riding of Yorkshire, in 1799. Thomas died a few years later and Elizabeth worked the farm.

Togher House, Tinahely, Co Wicklow

About four kilometres east of Tinahely in the lovely Irish garden county of Wicklow, is a crossroad. At that junction, R747 from Aughrim turns right towards Tinahely.

Manningford Abbots

A little church, now closed, in Manningford Abbots, Wiltshire, where my Newman ancestors were christened.

View of old guildhall, Fressingfield, Suffolk

The following information about the Barber Family of Fressingfield, Suffolk, England is gathered from The Bohun of Fressingfield Cartulary, Edited by Bridget Welss-Furry in the series Suff

Visiting Ireland

derelict cottage, Ireland

Co Wicklow home of ancestors, relatives: the Langrells - at Cappagh townland, near Aughrim. I am descended from Sarah Langrill who married Charles Willoughby in 1849.

Rake Farm, Glaisdale

The home of my ancestor - Rake House at Glasidale, North Riding of Yorkshire. Elizabeth Pennock was born 1780 and died after 1841.

Robert & Harriet Barber - a portrait

Robert Barber married Harriet Oakes (nee Oakes) in Guelph, Ontario, in 1836. He helped to carve what would become the Royal City of Guelph out of the forest, working for a time for Mr.

Bulcamp Work House, Suffolk, England

One of my hobbies is Genealogy: the pursuit of data related to my family tree.

Essendon Place, Hertfordshire

As a girl, Beatrix Potter used to visit her grandparents at Camfield Place, often staying there over the summer.

Laurie Barber

Thought I might comment on my last name - BARBER . . .

Chepenhall Manor House

I like to escape into history and to find through my own genealogical records some length and breadth and perspective for the living of my days.


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