Ambassador’s Corner – John Boeren

Ambassador’s Corner – John Boeren

My interest in family history started more than 40 years ago. As a child I would read books about royal families. For example the Dutch Orange-Nassau family, the English Tudors, the French Bourbons and the Habsburg family in Spain and Austria. I collected names and...

The Life and Loss of Agnes Morrison

My 3rd great grandmother, Agnes Morrison, is my most recent Scottish ancestor. Discovering this for the first time brought me some excitement as I’d never found an ancestor born outside of England before her. However, when I began to delve into her life, exploring her...

Caribbean American Heritage Month

Happy Caribbean American Heritage Month! In honor of this month, I will be sharing the stories of my Grandfather Rodney and family friend Cynthia. Caribbean American Heritage Month was established in the United States in 2006 after the passage of a bill by the House...

Another Wartime Tragedy: The Story of G. A. Dale

I think it is a fair statement to say we all have favourite ancestors, whether that be due to the fact they were an unbeatable brick wall for years, had a very fortunate or unfortunate life or you just for some reason connect with them. George Alfred Dale was one of...

The Life and Tragedy of Mr. McGinty

Hi! My name is George Hall and I am the newest member of the Hidden Branch team. I primarily research in the North of England with most of my ancestry originating in West Yorkshire. I have nearly been working on my tree for a year, starting just before the whole world...