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The username Bill3020 is for Bill Leonard, a librarian living and working in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I started with genealogy as a hobby when given a copy of a marriage record from July 1, 1867 between my Irish-Canadian great grandfather and French-Canadian great grandmother. Through visits to libraries and archives (in the days before the internet) and the former family records centre in London, I have made some headway on the following families, although have hit a brick wall in the Irish line.
Ellerbeck, Hazelwood -- England & Ontario
Ashby, Barr -- England
Skeie (Scheie), Blili (Blele) -- Norway, Iowa, Nebraska
Leonard -- Ireland, Quebec, Alberta
O'Reilly -- Ireland, Quebec
Gendreau, Normandin -- Quebec

The best part about doing genealogy on the internet has been meeting close and distant relatives. I think we all share a growing appreciation for the trials and tribulations of the people who emigrated to North America and carved out an existence here.

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