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Post by BVH » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:53 am

SLang1148 wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:15 am I'm Ken Lang. I've received the geneology material from Margaret Anne Inkster (1883-1971), Jean Gibson Lang (1930-2015), James Alexander Lang (1905-1987), Stuart Neil Lang (1935-1999), and Gail Inkster (1950-). I have 20 boxes of material to still process into Ancestry.CA and then send off to the Alberta Archives. I should have just transcribed the material under the original collector's name, but I'm attempting to verify the info before I enter it.

Margaret Anne Inkster (1883-1971) seems to be the one that started this family addiction back as early as 1920. She said "The history of the Inkster Family is the history of Western Canada".

Ken Lang
Hi Ken and Gary just to be clear, my name is Barb Van Haute (Gary I've communicated with you before), and I'm from the second WR Smith family.

Ken I've followed some of your posts on ancestry.ca and found them very useful! But, as per usual on ancestry, it's very difficult to find the 'right' information on any individual with a name such as Smith. If you're considering archiving all of your collected material (20 boxes, wow!) to the Alberta Archives, is there we could share some of that information in Manitoba? All of my information originated with Patricia Smith (Vancouver), who began her work in the late 1960s I believe. I was also able to meet with Marnie Inkster before her passing. Amazed to find out she was my mother's cousin (don't know about 'times removed') and lived only 2 or 3 miles from her - never knowing they were cousins.

Barb - barb.vanhaute@gmail.com

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Post by Nancy » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:29 pm

Hi all!

I had ancestry completed by the St. Boniface Historic Society.

William Robert Smith b. 1795 d. 1869 married Marie Anne Swain.

Has the DOB been entered wrong on my documents? It was completed in 2015.

Also recorded are his parents, my 5th great grandparents.

William Hart Smith who married Hannah Woodman.

Maybe that’s where the ‘Hart’ comes from.

Anyone with info, I would love to know!


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Post by SLang1148 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:58 am

Hi Nancy. Welcome to Red River Ancestry forum.
William Robert Smith had 21 kids so a lot of us in western Canada are his descendants. Although he was a teacher, a lot of his kids did not learn to read and write.
The Hart question pops up alot. What we are looking for now are original records in England that show William Smith Sr.'s middlename. I have not been able to find any supporting documentation for a middle name, even Hart. Did the St. Boniface Historic Society include a source document or reference material?

Your distant cousin, Ken Lang.

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