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.SLang1148 wrote: ↑Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:15 amI'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 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org