Category Archives for "Laws"

British Home Child Day ~ Remembering Henry Laws

Today is the first official day of remembrance for British Home Children in Ontario.  British home children, are the thousands of children taken from their homes in Britten and send as indentured workers around the world.  Some were sent to Australia, over 100,000 were sent to Canada between 1870 and until the late 1940’s.  It is estimated that 12% of Canadians […]

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Surname Saturday ~ Lawes & Laws

I’m starting off today sharing my G G Grandfather Henry John Lawes and two generations of his descendants.  I will be sharing more detailed posts about some of these people this week. 1.  Henry John Lawes was born in Dec 1851 in Norwich, Norfolk, England.  He died in Mar 1925 at the age of 73 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, […]

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History #10 Disasters ~ Hurricane Hazel

Week 10: Disasters. Did you experience any natural disasters in your lifetime? Tell us about them. If not, then discuss these events that happened to parents, grandparents or others in your family. I haven’t really been through any disasters, not in the way I would describe disasters anyway.  Living in Canada I’ve been through many snow […]

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Almost Wordless Wednesday ~ Grandma Laws Nursing School

My Grandmother Hilda Laws (nee Anderson) (1915 – 2006).  This photo was taken some time in the 1930’s I believe, in New Brunswick, Canada.  Most likely in the Marysville or Fredericton area.  Grandma worked as a nurse all her life and I’ve been told she is wearing a training uniform in this photo.  The building behind her reads […]

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