Hi, I'm Sue Fenn.
A little bit about me:
I've been researching my family history for over 15 years now, although looking back over the years, the seeds of this fascination of mine were sewn from the time I was fairly young. I have learned a great deal about my ancestors, and have interacted with and shared genealogy information with a large number of very nice people along with way.
More recently, I have been assisting others in resolving their "brick walls", as well as my own, and have found it a most rewarding pass-time. Collaborating with others who share my strong interest in family history matters is most enjoyable!
My husband and I live in Ontario, Canada. I have many and varied interests, but the one I enjoy the most is genealogy.
In my professional life, I have taught French (as one of the two official languages in Canada) in the public school system; I studied piano for many years, and also play the clarinet and oboe; I am a lawyer, and have worked in the administrative law system since 2004, hearing and deciding appeals from decisions made at a lower level.
I enjoy applying my legal research and analysis skills in the genealogy field. While the terminology may be different, the concepts, in terms of whether a particular person's relationship within the family tree has been "proven", are very similar. I'm used to weighing evidence and determining how one piece of evidence "stacks up" against the others, and where there is conflict between different pieces of evidence, how to resolve it.
Here's a photo of me doing one of the things that genealogy buffs love to do on a fine Saturday afternoon: strolling through a graveyard, looking for ancestors' tombstones. This photo was taken in England, on a trip to the village where my great-grandfather and three generations before him lived.
I'd love to share some of the things I've learned and am learning with you, and I would encourage you to do the same, by posting stories or comments in the boxes provided on each page.
I'm looking forward to seeing you on the site, and to hearing from you!
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