My name is Jane MacNamara and I’m intrigued by history, particularly family and local history.
I enjoy the hunt. No detail is too insignificant to consume hours of search time. The more obscure the record the better. Indexes, pshaw! (Actually, I really like a good index.)
And if I can find a story that no one else has put together, well, there’s not much better.
A close second, though, is the look on someone’s face when they begin to understand the records and research process—and truly enjoy the search. I love to teach.
This blog is about my search, how what I learn along the way can help with your research, and who knows where the story takes me…
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What are those pictures at the top of the page?
|White pine with hoar frost, Arthur, Ontario|
|Chicory flower, Don Valley Brick Works, Toronto|
|Trees on the rim of the Don Valley Brick Works, Toronto|
|Cider apples (and authentic Kentish ladybug), Brogdale Farm, Kent, England|
|Window in flint wall, Godmersham Church, Kent England|
|Doynton church, Gloucestershire, England|
|Detail of Old City Hall, Toronto|
|Cobnut tree, Brogdale Farm, Kent, England|
All header photos © 2013 Jane E. MacNamara. All rights reserved.