taken at the Leeds West Yorkshire Archives in the fall of 2013. My wife's Simpson line
were tenant land holders and are present in the Idle manor records of
the 17th & 18th C. This was my first experience handling parchment.
|A little bio:
Born in Trenton, Ontario, now retired, and interested in family roots
and history for many years. Now I have the time to indulge my interest.|
My direct Quinte ancestral surnames are: Saylor, Meyers,
Vandewater, Hubbs, Clapp, Yager, White, Marsh, Dings, Vanalstine,
Millar, VanKleek, Haviland, Jones.
Happy to hear from you.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I have had the pleasure of being invited to speak a few times. Fun to meet new people and share our interests.
- 16 Sep 2006 - The Cronk Fonds - Canadian Friends Historical Association annual gathering, Picton, ON
- 23 Sep 2006 - Who is William White? - White & Allied Families Celebration, Cobourg, ON
- 18 Nov 2006 - The Quakers of West Lake - Quinte Branch, OGS Annual General Meeting, Trenton, ON
- 24 Feb 2007 - Quaker Records of Early Upper Canada - OGS Genealogy in Toronto Workshop
- 17 Oct 2007 - Quakers and the Loyalists - Toronto Branch, UEL Assoc., Toronto
- 15 Mar 2008 - The Quakers of Prince Edward County - 7th Town Historical Society, Ameliasburgh, ON
- 28-29 Mar 2008 - Gene-O-Rama 2008 - Ottawa Branch, OGS
- Quakers of Upper
- Joys of Creating Your Own Web Site - Banquet speech
- 16 Jan 2010 - The Migrations of our Pioneer Ancestors - Quinte Branch OGS, Trenton, ON
- 28 Mar 2011 - Why not make your own web site? - Toronto Branch, OGS
- 11 May 2011 - Finding your Quaker Ancestors in York Region - York Region Branch, OGS
- 21 Nov 2015 - The recent discovery of Capt. John W. Meyers Account Book - Quinte Branch, OGS
- 18 Nov 2017 - The relationship between Loyalists and Quakers - Sir Guy Carleton Branch, UEL Assoc, Ottawa.
- 28 Feb 2019 - Timothy Rogers Jr: Quaker to Slave Master - Black History Month for CFHA at Friends House, Toronto.
- 13 Apr 2019 - Early Quakers in the Bay of Quinte and Kingston area - Kingston Branch, OGS
- 27 Apr 2019 - Early Quakers in Upper Canada - Shaking Your Family Tree, LDS, Belleville
- 21 Sep 2019 - Quaker United Empire Loyalists - An exploration - CFHA AGM, Toronto. Details here.
For those interested, these are excellent free programs that I use.
- Often I put pages here that are works in progress.