Roots in Sarnia Lambton? Check Out the Lambton County Archives!

Lambton County Archives Recently, I have been blogging about my Great Grandparents who immigrated from England to Canada in the summer of 1923. They sailed for Canada only two weeks after they were married, and decided to make Sarnia, Ontario their new home. Their names were Sidney Harris and Emily Violet May Wickens and their…

Sidney & Emily Violet May Harris: Return to Clapham (1936-1938)

Sidney and Emily Violet May Harris In my last blog post I wrote about how my Great Grandparents immigrated from England to Canada in 1923.  Sidney Harris and Emily Violet May Wickens were married in the Parish of St. Paul, in a district of south London, England called Herne Hill.  They would immigrate to Canada…

Sidney Harris & Emily Violet May Wickens: From Clapham to Sarnia in 1923

Sidney Harris and Emily Violet May Wickens This is a picture of my Great Grandparents Sidney Harris and Emily Violet May Wickens on a beach in Brighton, England.  I’m told they had made a voice recording that day, which has unfortunately long since been lost. Youthful and smiling in this picture, Sidney and Emily were…

Frederick James Elms (1873-1941): What One Picture Taught Me About My Family & the Battle of Jutland

Frederick James Elms I was recently given a number of old black and white family photos by my mother, who is in the process of moving to a smaller home.  For anyone with an interest in family history, receiving a collection of old pictures is always a bit of a thrill.  While I had seen…

What’s In a Picture? Untold Stories of Our Ancestors

That moment… When it comes to family history, nothing beats that moment when you finally get to see a picture of an ancestor you have been researching for years.  It’s a bit like when you exchange emails or chat with someone by phone, and then finally get to meet them in person.  They never really look the way you picture…