Monthly Archives: February 2014

Exploring “Coat of Arms”

A coat of arms brings to mind medieval times with swords, shields and armour. I love that it is a visual representation of a family name. What is a Coat of Arms? It’s basically a shield that identifies a particular … Continue reading

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Evolution of a Last Name

My grandmother is not sure how to spell her maiden name: Jacob, Jakob or Jakab?  I have actually come across records with all three of the various spellings. Part of the problem is when her parents moved to North America, names were changed. … Continue reading

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Game On!

My kids love playing games – board games, card games and even building puzzles. They also like to make up their own games (and rules)! In honour of Family Day, we’re going to start a family games night. It’s hard to … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin!

The 2014 Winter Olympics have unofficially begun. I’m not a big sports fan, but there is something about the Olympics. There is such a variety of sports you don’t normally see: bobsleigh, luge, speed skating, skiing and snowboarding. It’s so … Continue reading

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