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Ancestral Calendar Highlights Week of July 21

On my ancestral calendar for the week of July 21st to July 27th are the following events: July 21, 1915 : Marriage of John Bulmer...

A Chink in the Bulmer Brickwall

Previously, although I knew a lot about William Bulmer and his wife Mary and their family, the line stopped there.  I knew from William's...

William Bulmer’s Will – Transcription

I, William Bulmer of Streetlam in the Parish of Danby Wisk in the County of York Farmer being of sound and disposing mind memory...

Thomas Bulmer’s Will – Transcription

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Bulmer of Fleetham in the parish of Kirby Fleetham in the County of York...

William Bulmer’s Dad?

 In 1851, William is living in East Cowton with the Wiseman family and is listed as "foster son".  In 1861, he is living with...

Polly – Chapter 6

If the story of early Canada was written by fur traders, the railways and politicians, between 1939 and 1945, every man, woman and child...

Polly – Chapter 5

Toronto still loved a military parade. Groups supporting peace, abolishment of weapons and disbanding of regular military forces as yet had not enough support...

Polly – Chapter 4

Just as the veterans were returning home, thousands were thrown out of work as the munitions factories closed down. The Canadian Labour Movement was...

Polly – Chapter 3

The glory days of the British Empire were in full swing. The English presence was in every part of the world. School children saw...

Polly – Chapter 2

In 1906, Toronto had a population of approximately 350,000. East Toronto, Toronto Junction and North Toronto were separate towns. Scarborough was a farming settlement...

Polly – Chapter 1

The North Atlantic at its best is unpredictable, but in December it is like a thing possessed of many demons, rendering the air with...

Polly – by Irene Macrae

I have assembled and written this story for the benefit of my children and grandchildren and those other family members who don’t know very...
Nana and Me

Visiting Nana

Winifred Bond (nee Bulmer) was my dad's mother and my Nana. When I was about three years old, my Grandpa died and Nana came to...

Nana’s Music Box

Nana's music box.  This was a gift from Pa Bond to Nana.  I'm not sure of the date but the song it plays "Yes...

Eliza Taylor

I came home to a cool surprise today.  Marg had left me a package with lots of family goodies.  Besides Daniel Bulmer's WWI records,...