Friday, January 26, 2007

Tag! I'm it ~ 5 things you may not want to know about me

Tag! I'm it ~ 5 things you may not want to know about me

There’s a new game taking place among Internet bloggers. If you are tagged, you're supposed to blog about "Five Things You Didn't Know About Me." Then you tag 5 other bloggers.

I got tagged by Lorine, "The Olive Tree Lady"

#1 ~ I do not know five other bloggers.

#2 ~ I love chickens. I keep them as pets.

#3 ~ I have a Coffin Plate collection. I have over 200 now.

#4 ~ I can sing with an Irish accent.

#5 ~ I think Doctor Who is the best show in the history of T.V.


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Friday, January 19, 2007

New Death Records On Ancestors At Rest

Hi again

I have put more new data online on Ancestors At Rest this week. I have added more coffin plates to the index. One pair of plates is most interesting as they are for a husband and wife from Maine. Andrew Leighton and his wife Sophia. The coffin plate for Sophia who died in 1864 is quite nice as it is one of the more rare patterns of early coffin plates

I have also updated my Death, Funeral and Burial Customs pages

Hope you find a ancestor.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Funeral Card Mary Kaercher Sararas, Ontario 1911

Mary Kaercher, Died In Wilmot Township Sunday Jan 14th 1914
Relict of the late Andrew Sararas
aged 92 year 4 months 18 days.

Brian's Note: found this family in the 1881 census online as
Name Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion

Andrew SARARAS French 72 born Ontario Farmer
Mary SARARAS French 60 born France

Carles SARARAS 37 born Ontario Farmer Evangelical Association
Leah SARARAS 27 born Ontario Evangelical Association
Rebecca SARARAS 25 born Ontario Evangelical Association
Margaret SARARAS 22 born Ontario Evangelical Association
Mary SARARAS 16 born Ontario
Erabella SARARAS 34 born Ontario Evangelical Association
Ervin SARARAS 5 born Ontario Evangelical Association
Alfred SARARAS born July, 9/12 months Ontario Evangelical Association

Census Place Wilmot, Waterloo South, Ontario
Family History Library Film 1375900
NA Film Number C-13264
District 161
Sub-district A
Division 3
Page Number 2
Household Number 9

Monday, January 15, 2007


Hi All

I have just put up some more coffin plates on Ancestors At Rest and one is from Ontario. The plate is for Eve Gordon 1786 ~ 1878.

I found Eve in the 1871 Census index in Wellington North.

If you want to see the plate or have a look go to the coffin
plate index

Good Luck