I was born in Canada, and my father was from Hamiton, Ontario and my mother from Bathurst, New Brunswick. I am a second generation Canadian on my father's side, as both of his parents were born in England. My mother was Acadian, and her family lines can be traced back to the 1600's in what was then Acadie. Her maternal and paternal line can both be traced back to Port Royal (the first successful Acadian settlement), as well as her mother's paternal line.
My father's mother was a Girt from the southeast of England, and her ancestors can also be traced back to the 1600 and 1700's in that part of the world. My father's father had an English mother (with English and Irish ancestors) and a father with African American heritage. My paternal grandfather's ancestors are not as easy to trace, and I will hoping that Wikitree could help with that.
My parents met in France when they were serving in the Canadian Air Force. My father had several postings, and the most westerly and southerly posting was Windsor, Ontario (where I started school), and our most northerly and easterly posting was Gander Newfoundland. When my father retired from the Armed Forces, we settled in Bathurst, New Brunswick. There I finished my high school education.
I attended three universities, Mount Allison, Queens and McGill. I have taught at the university level for over 35 years. I am married with three children. I have one brother, two sisters, and three surviving aunts and uncle. I have not created profiles on Wikitree for any living individual except for myself, as I feel they can create their own profiles if they wish.
I think Wikitree is a wonderful online resource, an I am open to collaborating with others as my time permits. I am not posting any source material except for my own first-hand testimony.
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