ThOriole signing Moosomin smallerankyou letters encourage me to think that someone else, not yet introduced to my great-grandmother, may appreciate her story. And so, I continue to respond to invitations. How fortunate I am to have the health to travel and meet with such enthusiastic readers. As of October 1st, I have a new printing of 500 books beautifully done by Friesens. This 4th edition has my acknowledgment that Percy Criddle is my great grandfather with three pages describing him and his family before coming to Canada.

I have a fresh printing to share and am open to participate in ‘readings’ and book clubs. Contact me and we’ll have a conversation.

The SGGEE genealogy event in August and September bus tour went very well. Now that we have survived the Thanksgiving snow storm to break all records, I am planning for the future.

Series of Friday evening discussions stimulated by the book,  For Elise: Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead. 
All are welcome and if interested email:
Nov 8 @ 7  The Vane family before my research began.
Nov 15 @ 7   The experience of research and writing.
Nov. 22 @ 7  Response to the book by the Criddles, Vanes,   Others, & You.

University Women’s Club Christmas Sale
Historic Ralph Conner House, 54 West Gate
Fri. Nov. 1  10:00—5:00,
Sat. Nov. 2 10:00—4:00

Chriskindlemarkt / German Christmas Market
Fort Garry place Mall , 85 Garry Street , Winnipeg
     Frid. Nov. 29  12—9
Sat. Nov. 30   10—7,
Sun. Dec 1       10 —5.

See Listing of Past Events

Archivists Stockach 2015 Highlights from Overseas

Visited Stockach, Germany, in June of 2015—home of Elise’s ancestor’s. I presented a book to the archivists who helped me research the Harrer family. The earliest record of Harrers in Stockach was 1790 and from then on they were often mentioned as making a positive contribution to the community.  A newly discovered cousin, Roland and Dorothea Harrer hosted us during our visit.

Hadleigh, England, April 2014, gave a short presentation at Alabaster Gathering.. Percy’s mother, Mary Ann Alabaster Criddle, was an artist in London. Members of the Alabaster Society have been very supportive, assisting my research and my writing of For Elise. Read more  Alabaster Society