52 Ancestors: Week 8 – Photographs on Peel\’s Prairie Provinces

This week\’s 52 Ancestors prompt is photos. They are one of my favourite things in the world, especially when it comes to genealogy. Who hasn\’t looked at an old photo of an ancestor and looked for similarities to themselves? Even a photo of a house your ancestor lived in can make them more than namesContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 8 – Photographs on Peel\’s Prairie Provinces”

The Pig War

Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War_(1859) One of the more amusing stories I\’ve come across recently in Canada/US relations has been given the rather interesting label \”The Pig War\”. What started as a dispute over a slain pig turned into an international incident in the mid 1800s on San Juan Island. In June 1846, the Treaty of Oregon was signedContinue reading “The Pig War”