Today I have added a new section, mostly photos & postcards, of a vacation trip that a group of young people in their late teens and early twenties, from Woodnorth, Manitoba, took to Carlyle Lake, Saskatchewan, in July 1931. Knowing that over the next decade and a half they will be coping with an economic depression and World War II, it is good to see them having such an enjoyable, carefree time. A Trip to Carlyle Lake, Saskatchewan, July 1931
I have re-arranged the website. To find individual family history segments go to the “ABOUT” section listed above and then click on any heading printed in RED to go through to that section.
Yesterday, I started to scan and post images of the Minutes of the Woodnorth Consolidated School #1533. The first meeting was in July 1918. I will continue posting until I have completed all the Minute Books and Expense Account Ledgers that I have available – going to the late 1950s. (This will take many weeks.) I have transcribed a few pages of the Minutes but will give priority to getting the scanning done and then go back to transcribing. Thanks to Grant Shoemaker for locating these volumes and giving them to me for scanning. Upon completion of my scanning project the original volumes will be deposited with the Manitoba Provincial Archives.
The Minutes give an interesting picture of life in Woodnorth at the time as various citizens volunteer as School Board Trustees and teachers come and go.
Today I have published a new section featuring the family of my maternal great-great grandparents Peter Allan (1823-1905) and Sarah Short (1824-1902). Numerous photos and postcards are included.
Today I have added new information about my Grandmother’s sister Phillis Brownlees (1889-1929) and pictures of her son Leonard – in the section called “Grandma’s Family”.
Have just added several photos, received from Bill and Gisele Harding, to the section on the Forsyth Family of Boss Hill.
Recent additions include more school class pictures and other photos in the Woodnorth section, plus some Cameron family photos.