Some 25 years ago, I heeded the call of family tree research. I knew almost nothing about my ancestors beyond my grandparents' generation. Little did I know how thrilling it would be to discover the long lineages from which I come. There is a true feeling of belonging when you become familiar with those who lived before you.
For those who may be related to me, I've compiled this list of immediate family surnames. I love to collaborate with other genealogists whose research coincides with mine so please reach out with any queries.
My father, William David King (1933-2008), was adopted as an infant by
William Whitaker King (1895-1961) of Oakville, Ontario
Flora May Denyes (1900-2000) of Newburg, Ontario
My mother's, Arden Hazlett Wells (1935-2020), parents were
Kergan Wells (1904-1983) of Toronto, Ontario
Martha Jane Kyle Caldwell (1902-1986) of Toronto, Ontario
Thanks to DNA testing and a whole lot of family tree building plus trial and error, I've been able to identify my father's biological mother as
Minnie Pearl Fawcett (1910 -1967)
of Owen Sound, Ontario.
And his father as
Frank MacDonald (1897 - unknown)
of Toronto, Ontario
All of my family trees can be found on Ancestry.ca.