When Wayne Walker hit a brick wall, it was a voice in his head that led him to a special find. “Go see Uncle Ted,” said the voice. He listened and flew to Halifax. From there, he and his father drove three hours to the old family home to see Uncle Ted. “Go look in the writing desk,” said the voice. Uncle Ted had cleaned it out. “Look in the box,” said the voice. Wayne found the box, but it was empty. “Lift the tray,” said the voice. There he found a piece of paper that had been tucked away since 1884. We will tell you what was written on the paper when we share some of our members’ most memorable stories that we found in the Anglo-Celtic Roots (ACR) archive. BIFHSGO has been publishing its quarterly journal since 1995.
Emily Rahme is BIFHSGO’s newsletter editor and a proof reader with Anglo-Celtic Roots, when she is not digging through the ACR archives. Her dream job is to be a book publisher in Toronto. Maybe BIFHSGO and her Welsh ancestors will help her achieve this dream.
Susan Davis is BIFHSO’s communications director, when she is not digging through the ACR archives. Her day job is leading a team of internal communicators for Environment and Climate Change Canada. Maybe she’ll publish stories about her Irish, Scottish and British ancestors one day.