Tuesday, July 19, 2016

New website address

So as mentioned, I have moved my host for my family history website here It should now be a lot easier to maintain in its new location, so I should be able to get updates posted sooner and more frequently. No pictures up yet, but the site does have my latest info that I've entered into the database.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Is the person in this photo Lawrence Ashton?

A few months ago, I purchased a picture below off ebay:
The picture is of a WW1 soldier and the uniform indicates that he was in the 75th Battalion CEF. My thoughts (and main reason for purchasing the photo) were that this could possibly be my great-grandfather, Lawrence Ashton, who was in the 75th Battalion CEF. I have included some pictures below that are of him for comparison. Any thoughts as to whether he might be the same person as the one in the ebay photo? I've asked a few people and have received different opinions.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Welcome to my Genealogy X-Files. This blog is meant to go along with my family tree site which is listed here. I'll be changing hosts for my family tree site at some point. When that happens I'll post the new link. The purpose of this blog is to provide a forum for me to post my current genealogical queries and road blocks as well as share some of by genealogical discoveries. If you are able to help with any of the X-Files, please feel free to add your comments to any of the posts.