Monday, December 8, 2014

FTDNA Holiday Sale

The 2014 Holiday sale prices at FTDNA are:

Y37   $169  $129 ($40 off)

Y67 $268 $199 ($69 off)

Y111 $359 $289($70 off)

Family Finder $99 $89 ($10 off)

There are also discounts on the YDNA upgrades and mtDNA tests. These savings end on Dec 31, 2014.

In addition, you can use a promo code at checkout.   

This one is for $5 off any purchase: R5Y11CAQ. 
This one is for $10 off mtFull sequence: R5FT2TYI
These codes expires 12/14/2014 at 11:59 CT.

If you use this code, please indicate in the comments that you have used it as it is a one-time use code, and I will add another to this page!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Great episode of Finding Your Roots

I just finished watching the finale of Finding Your Roots.  It was amazing.  

I liked how they showed the ability of genetic genealogy DNA testing to show our diverse roots.  DNA testing allows us insight into ancestral lines that may not have been what we expected.  

I noticed too how they always used printouts of the DNA results.  I am guessing this is for privacy reasons, something that was being discussed in another video I viewed earlier by Dear Myrtle.  Or maybe they just like how nice and professional it looks to have them view the pretty black portfolios (so unlike my desk....which is a mess)

I also liked that they used a variety of genetic genealogy testing types of tests (Y-DNA and autosomal etc) and all 3 of the main companies.  

I had recorded this episode of Finding Your Roots, but if you missed it and didn't record it you can view it here:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wanna Juanita Lloyd

Juanita Lloyd was born on 16 Nov 1918 in Dawn Township, Kent County, Ontario, Canada.

Juanita Lloyd was the daughter of Harvey McMaster Lloyd and Nancy Ruby Edna Mae Manery.

Her father Harvey McMaster Lloyd died on 15 Dec 1918. 

In the 1921 census of Canada she is living with her mother and her brother.  

Juanita Lloyd died on 25 Apr 1929 in Leamington, Essex County, Ontario, Canada.

Wanna Juanita Lloyd death record,  25 Apr 1929 in Leamington, Essex County, Ontario, Canada, viewed at

So sad that she died so young!  I am guessing that she never met or even knew of my great grandmother, her half-sister Lillian Townsend. 


1921 Census of Canada

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lewis S. Peverelle 1893-1916

Poppy (Canadian version) worn on the lapel,

Lewis Shambourg Peverelle was born 26 Apr 1893 or 26 Apr 1894.  He was the son of Lewis Henry Peverelle and Julia Ann Doyle.

I have been unable to locate a birth record for him, altho registration of births was required and had been for some time in York County, Ontario, Canada where he was likely born.  The parents registered their other births....

The first record I have found for him is the 1901 Census of Canada.

1901 Census of Canada, Toronto, York County, family of Lewis Peverelle, viewed at

As you can see, the census indicated that he was born 26 Apr 1894 in Ontario.  At the time of the 1901 census he was the 2nd of 4 children, and the eldest son. In this census, he is called Shamburg.

The 1911 census he is also called Shambourg, and he is listed as born in Apr 1894.

A partial transcription is below:

Attestation Paper No 798 (crossed out) then 59796 written,

1. What is your name? Lewis S. Peverelle

2. In what Town, Township or Parish, and in what Country were you born? Toronto, Ontario.

3. What is the name of your next-of-kin? Mr. Lewis Peverelle

4. What is the address of your next-of-kin? 27 Euclid Ave, Toronto, Ont.

5. What is your date of birth? 26 Apr 1893

6. What is your Trade or Calling? Laborer

7. Are you married? No

8. Are you willing to be vaccinated or re-vaccinated? Yes

9. Do you now belong to the Active Militia? No

10. Have you ever served in any Military Force? No

11. Do you understand the nature and terms of your engagement? Yes

12. Are you willing to be attested to serve in the CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE?) Yes

The page was signed by the Lewis on 6 Nov 1914 and by the Magistrate on 11th Nov 1914.

The second page is a Description of Lewis Peverelle on Enlistment.

His apparent age was 21 years, 7 months.

His height was given as 5 ft, 3 ins.

He had a fair complexion

The 21st Battalion had a goat named Nan for a mascot. A full story on her can be read here.

Lewis' brother Oswald enlisted in the CEF in Feb of 1916

According to the Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty(, 1914-1948 for Lewis S Peverelle he was killed in action on Jun 24, 1916 at the "TRENCHES AT THE BLUFF, YPRES" The # is given as 59796 which is the same as his Attestation Paper.

Circumstances of Casualty card for Lewis Peverelle, viewed at

He was buried at Bedford House Cemetery, in Zillebeke, Belgium.

There is a photo here of the original wooden crosses that marked the graves before the Commonwealth War Graves Commission put in the markers.

I really wish I had an actual photograph of Lewis to see what he looked like.

Images credit: Poppy on lapel: Skeezix1000 under Creative Commons license.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Does anyone know...? Why are Peverelle Glass Bottles called that?

I have decided to start a new blog series of posts "Does Anyone Know..." where I ask questions I don't know the answers to in hopes someone out there might now. This is my first of this series of posts.

Peverelle is a very unusual ancestral surname.  Does anyone know why Peverelle Glass Bottles are called by that name? Such as seen here ???

They come up frequently on my Google Alert for the name Peverelle....(yes, I know, I could exclude them from future alerts, but that isn't the point!)

Dear Myrtle is holding a contest

Dear Myrtle is holding her 3rd Annual Share a Memory Contest.  The basic idea is to create a video, slide show, blog post or some type of project to share information on an ancestor with others, who may not be bitten by the Genealogy Bug.

I actually already had a project in mind for Remembrance Day with my daughters, so maybe I will enter that :) I better get started on that....

You can submit more than one entry.  You can read the details on how to enter here.


The Legal Genealogist has reported here and Olive Tree Genealogy reported here on another case of someone copying someone else's work without giving credit to the original author. She is writing about the article here where the website states that some copied some of their articles without permission and without crediting them as the author.

Plagiarism is a serious problem in the genealogy community.  I know, I have had it happen to me more than once I was not impressed!    I am not talking about copying of facts such as a birth date or a marriage date, or even the copying of a photo or two, but word for word copying of entire website pages and other work I had spent weeks learning to create.

Please, genealogists, if you wish to use the work of another genealogist, ask their permission, and give them credit!