|Great Great Grandfather McCormick|
But that’s not the point.
The point is, bear with me here, my ancestors were a pretty dull lot. I don’t know what I was expecting, but certainly more! They came from various countries in Europe – England, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium (no surprises there), settled in Canada, and did various things from farming to running shops in Montreal. I guess this would be more interesting if one of the businesses was, say, Macy’s or Eaton’s, but then I’d be in a different family wouldn’t I? I haven’t found any famous painters, actors, authors or even criminals. Just regular folk.
I’m having a good time working on this (although it’s mainly a winter project). I’m lucky in that I have a lot of photos going back to my great-great grandparents, and most my relatives are buried in Montreal (the dead ones that is).
Ancestry.com holds information you’d never think of – they even have a list of the people executed during the French Revolution.........
"This database contains an index to more than 13,000 individuals who were condemned to be executed in connection with the French Revolution between 1792 and 1796. The majority of the executions were by guillotine. However, this index also contains the names of some individuals condemned to be executed by hanging, drowning, firing squad, or otherwise."
(No, I didn’t find a connection there. Maybe just ‘plain folk’ is better after all).