I normally have several family tree projects on the go. In the past I would share research updates by email or by snail mail.

Recently I have been experimenting with using blogs as a way to present genealogy research. This allows me to post and share information to clients and family in a faster,more efficient way and makes it easier for the client to share new information with family.

Here are a few of my genealogy blogs

Blakely Genealogy – This blog focuses on the family of Thomas Blakely who was a pioneer of Grey County,Ontario

Bain /Thornton Genealogy – The ancestry and descendants of John George Bain and Elizabeth Tye who were Toronto residents at the turn of the century

Sankey Genealogy  – The ancestry and descendants of Gottfred (Fred Sankey) Sadroschinske and Mary Mechefske from Prussia to Ontario

I am a collector of vintage newspapers and magazines from Canada.  I have had to downsize my collection several times over the years for various reasons ( one reason is I am highly allergic to dust and mold and unfortunately antique paper can contain both)  so I began scanning the pages to have a digital copy. I created the blog Vintage Canadian Advertisements to share my collection with others and to have a spot to browse my newspapers without sneezing.

Currently in school I am majoring in online journalism. Hyper-local news sites are one of the main topics we discuss in class and for a project I have created a site called The Collective Voice. This news blog contains stories I have written around the topic of social justice. I am also currently working on a hyper-local site for the neighbourhood I am living in and plan to focus more on that after graduation.

I do have a personal blog – I use this one to share photos and stories in my life that are usually genealogy and family related.




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