About Brian

I'm Brian L. Massey and I've been researching my family tree since I was 15 years old. I run Ancestors At Rest website which is all about death records. An overlooked resource for death records is coffin plates and there are approximately 500 of them online on my site. Coffin plates contain the name of the deceased and usually birth and death years.

I'm also an avid collector and historian and have a huge collection of WW1 memorabilia. I started Canadian Military Heritage Project website and The Great War website.


I am a volunteer host for several Ontario GenWeb sites – Victoria County, Ontario Conty and Norfolk County.

I'm also a member of the Ireland Genealogical Project (IGP) and webmaster and host for the following IGP websites: County Wicklow , County Louth and County Meath

I also volunteer as host and webmaster for the USGenWeb Cleburne County Arkansas. I also created and oversee two Facebook Genealogy Groups - Pioneers Of St. Marys, Perth County Ontario 1840~1860 and Descendants of the Massey Family of County Wicklow Ireland


You can reach me at ancestorsatrest(AT)gmail.com