The McGregor & Mills Families
Here it is November, much of the outdoor readiness for winter is done, vehicles have their winter booties on, snowplow blade is on the ATV, and it and the snowblower are gassed up. Fot most Canadian's, we understand this, but many who view this webpage may not realize what winter is like here. I love winter.....
Our New Email Eddress
To fend off the "BOTS", "genealogy & mills" all in one word, followed by the "AT" symbol then gmail.com
Looks something like this firstname.lastname@example.org
The Aim of Our Project.
The aim of our tree is to search the ancestors of Jo-Anne & myself, and our childrens families; and the descendants of those ancestors, including their spouse & their families. This is our "Primary Tree".
RootsMagic & Ancestry
We use RootsMagic 7.5+ to compile all of our data; That being said RootsMagic now connects to Ancestry, so an up-2-date tree is now on Ancestry, usually updated daily; and therein is a problem in my finance department, as maintaining an Ancestry account really add's up. They might not like the negative comment, but it is a fact: Doing genealogy is getting expensive.
Jo & I have both had our DNA done, and yes, dozens of distant cousins have surfaced for both of us. This again is another expense, and they keep adding up. Who would have guessed an estimated 2.8% of my DNA is from Neanderthals.
I know there are people who visit the site from time-2-time, but it has been an awful long time since anyone has emailed us about the site; SO, I have made the decision to terminate this webpage DEC 2018, if little interest is shown in it. I would like to display it on a "FREE" site for family tree's, so if you are aware of one, let me know.
Mills, McGregor (McGhiel/McYeil), Eby, Haraldson, Hauber, Adams, Ames, Andrews, Avery, Bailey, Ball, Baker, Beacon, Bell, Berk, Benmore, Betts, Blessing, Bricker, Brown, Browning, Brubacher, Cameron, Chapman, Collins, Cummings, Dale, Deacon, Downer, Durrell, Farrer, Foster, Fraser, French, Fretter, Gater, Gannon, Goehller, Goodman, Gould, Hall/Hyall, Hawton, Hayler, Hays, Heather, Hedger, Hembling, Hilton, Hunter, Jewett, Johnston, Jones, Katon, Kebble, Kinnaird, Lamont, Latty, Lester, Lyon, MacLaughlin, MacLean, MacMillan, Madgwick, Mansfield, Maple, McKee, Mitchell, Mohan, Molaskey, Moon, Morley, Nagel, Navin, Ostrander, Page, Perkins, Pullen, Rae, Ramsey, Rutter, Sawbridge, Sealis, Short, Sievewright, Simmonds, Sinclair, Sleeman, Smith, Snow, Stack, Statton, Stewart, Sweetzer, Taylor, Thompson, Thomson, Tibbetts, Tompkins, Tomsett, Towne, Wallis, Warn, White, Wicket, Wilson, Winchester, Winnicott, Witton, & many, many more.
Our Brick Walls
John Mills who was married to Elizabeth Hays (2nd great grandparents), came fron Ireland, we believe about 1840. We have no record of immigration, nor birth document, to establish where he exactly came from, when or where he was born.
Peter McGhiel & Janet Lamont (3rd great grandparents of Jo-Anne), came from the Isle of Mull in Scotland, immigrating in 1842. They went by McGhiel in Scotland, but reverted to McGregor in Canada. If you know a little of the McGregor history, then you would know that the King of England banished the name McGregor. The Isle of Mull was not a normal place for McGregor's to live, and with the name banished, we do not know where to look further.
BEYOND OUR TREE
Thru our various contacts, we have been given tree's that are outside of our primary tree, and have included that data into our tree, for the benefit of those contacts. This results in some people being shown, who are not related to us.
There are some cemetery projects online, where people can contribute to "Online Cemeteries". We have photographed Annan, Daywood, Leith & Vanwyck Cemeteries, but have yet to name some photos, add the appropriate ones to our tree, and upload them all to the Online Cemeteries. This is all too time consuming, and virtually none of the work shows up on this web-page.
The Blaw... Blaw... Blaw
Now for the mind numbing stuff I put at the bottom of the page:
We use RootsMagic as our primary data keeper. It is from the RootsMagic program that I generate this webpage, which is then uploaded to this site.
GEDCOM. It is quite easy to import & export a gedcom with ANY genealogy program; The common DATAFile, SO... if you are into genealogy???
Would You like to Dabble in Genealogy
Are you interested in dabbling in genealogy... like to try out a free genealogy program, then click on the RootsMagic Essentials link at the bottom of the page. Enjoy.
If you email us, please give us lots of time to answer. Sometimes genealogy takes a back burner to life, and sometimes research is required before even a preliminary answer can be given. I will get to them in due time. I hope you understand the magnitude of this project and my poor typing abilities.
While we welcome the contacts, we also have a need to know who we are communicating with. That is why we ask for names, addresses and phone numbers. Our asking for your name, address & phone number is no less than what I provide on the bottom of this page. If you have concerns and would like a phone call from us, we have unlimited Canada wide long-distance.
All women are listed with their "Maiden Name". Where a surname is not known, I use the "*" behind the known spouse's surname, for the unknown person's surname. While this does not follow any genealogy protocol, it does make working with so many names a bit easier.
Given names are shown as: Margaret "Jo-Anne" McGregor, where Jo-Anne is the "common" given name; and a (nickname) is shown as: David (Knobby) Mills.
There is only "ONE" fact for individuals in genealogy software that is used to link 2 people together, that being the "Marriage Fact". The Marriage Fact has to cover marriages, common law relationships, and to show parents of a child even if no marriage ceremony has taken place. If a person is showing with more than one spouse, but no divorce, it likely indicates that one was common-law or no divorce record for a marriage is know by us.
Where a child has resulted from a relationship, the father, if known will be listed as a spouse to the mother, even though denial of a relationship existed. To be fair to the child, the mother & father have to be shown, and the marriage fact is the only way to do that. The software, although extremely flexible, does have limitations.
Family Group Sheet
If you are wanting to submit info on your family, there is a "Family Group Sheet" on the below links, that will make it easier to see what info we are looking for and to fill in the blanks, as none of us has all the data at our fingertips. While we request dates and places for all of lifes major events, rest assured that we do not post any of this info on this website for living people. The FGS is in PDF form, prints out on 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
We are looking for copies of old family photo's, certificates, documents etc.. If you have a photo and can identify those in the photo, we would like to have a copy. We can post photo's of family members who have passed. Documents and Certificates provide proof to a persons life. The database in our RootsMagic Program has some 3450 photos, mostly of documents, records & grave markers which do not show on the website.
Till next update..... Cheers Dave & Jo
Created 14 November 2017 with RootsMagic Genealogy Software