52 Ancestors: Week 33 – Finding Ancestors in the Theatre

Week 33\’s 52 Ancestors prompt is \”Comedy\”. I though it would be interesting to steer people towards information for ancestors who were employed in the performing arts. Because of the nature of their work, sometimes it would be hard to find them in one spot for very long. Immediately you would think of actors andContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 33 – Finding Ancestors in the Theatre”

St. Distaff\’s Day and Our Textile Ancestors

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Drop_spindle_with_wool_of_alpaca_Peru.jpg This week\’s blog post will appeal to those of you who are trivia and history buffs, but there is a genealogy connection. On January 6 I attended the St. Distaff\’s Day celebration at the Fort St.John North Peace Museum. The North Peace Spinners and Weavers Guild were there to show visitors the ancient art ofContinue reading “St. Distaff\’s Day and Our Textile Ancestors”