Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Issue 57

Bill Mac Donald has published Issue 57 of the L-Tree (linked to the right).  This issue recognizes the centenary of WWI and the place that L-ns-rys played.  If you know more from our tree who fought in the Great War, please let us know.
That war has a great and enduring impact on Canadian identity.  Did you know, for example, that many of the innovations employed by Canadian General Currie were the first move away from generals "fighting the last war" and key to ending the war.  Many of those strategies are still being used today.  British Prime Minister Lloyd George told his biographer that had the war lasted into 1919, he planned to replace Haig with Currie.

>>>> Two notes about this issue:  We are working on fixing some of the pages of this issue and will replace them soon.  A few pages show red or are missing.

>>>> Second:  Please be aware that Adobe Acrobat documents (PDF) will download the beginning of a document and allow you to read those pages while the remainder of the document is still downloading.  If the "Print" command is given before the file is completely downloaded or if you attempt to move quickly to a later page, the result will be an incomplete text.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

World War I Filmography

Ancestors of many in the L-tree fought in World War One.  For those who didn't, they all knew of folks who did.  I am developing a list of films and television series that deal in some way with the war or with the veterans.  If you know of something significant that I have missed, please let me know.  Bill Mac Donald, our veteran editor, helped me with a few.  I know there are some that I have not included -- there are so many.  But if you wish the list, here it is:

Bob Fraser, blog manager.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lansbury family Bible

Just sent in by one of our readers:

There is a man (Bob Ogden) on Facebook that has a Lansbury Family Bible that would like to send it to a family member.  Here is the link:

Bob & Bill

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

World War I Lounsbury's and their ilk

If you have a relative in the wider L-Tree who served in World War I in any theater of that war, would you please send the information to Bill Mac Donald (wmacdonald  This is particularly important for the U.S. readers as it is much easier to track those from Canada and other parts of the Commonwealth and Empire.


-bob fraser

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Issue 56

Our long-serving editor Bill Mac Donald has published Issue 56 of the LTree (linked at right).  Many thanks to Bill for his work.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Issue 55, The L-Tree

As if to prove the point of his industry,  editor Bill Mac Donald has produced the Fall/Winter 2012 issue for the L-Tree, linked here and in the right column.  Thank you, Bill and Merry Christmas!

Lownsbrough Ancestors in Hackness Parish, North Yorkshire by Beverly Graham

Beverly Graham has provided the readers of this blog with a fine essay (actually previous to the one already posted), the Lownsbrough Ancestors in Hackness Parish, North Yorkshire.  Thank you, Beverly!   Bill Mac Donald claims he provided "minor assistance," but as any contributor to the Tree knows, Bill's excellent assistance is anything but minor.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Londesborough Connection, by Beverly Graham

Beverly Graham has written an essay (with some assistance from L-Tree editor Bill Mac Donald) for all the "genies" in our family.  I think you will find The Londesborough Connection (Click the title to connect) to be a good read.

-bob fraser
-L-Tree Blog Editor

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Issue 54 of the L-Tree

Bill Mac Donald, our editor, has provided us with a 32 page edition of the L-Tree, linked at the right.  It is the Spring/Summer 2012 edition.  Enjoy!!  Thanks, Bill.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Issue 53 of the L-Tree

Just in time for advent, the latest issue -- No. 53 -- of the L-Tree has been produced by our editor Bill Mac Donald.  Thanks, Bill.

Monday, July 18, 2011

L-Tree 52 online

Bill Mac Donald has completed another issue of the L-Tree.  Issue 52 is available for your perusal.  Thanks Bill.

Monday, May 9, 2011


Editor Bill Mac Donald lives in Ontario.  Support and information about the L***** line are always welcome, as is a friendly word.