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Lost down the rabbit hole...

All right, I mentioned a while ago that I was looking into my family tree. I got a lot of information today.

I'm primarily focusing on my mother's side as it is the least well documented and there is a mystery to solve. We don't know who my mother's father was, but we know my mom was born and lived on a reserve around Sudbury. So far we've found little about why my mom was on a reserve beyond that her grandmother remarried a man who's family name of Hallock comes from Wahnapitae, which is a tiny town one blinks through on a trip from North Bay to Sudbury.

I wrongly assumed that our family name of White may have been bestowed upon them due to residential school or some act of forcing civilization upon them. Apparently, that piece of my family is from Scotland, but that isn't the only piece. There were MacArthur's in there too.

Now I knew we had Scottish roots on my dad's side of the family, but not on my mother's side. My great grandmother was Swedish. I knew that was in the family somewhere, just not who it was that was Swedish.

I have much more digging ahead. On the list:

- find out if mom is okay with me digging further
- get a signed document from her
- get information from mom on what school she attended
- head to Library and Archives Canada
- check the registered Status Indian list to see if my mom or anyone closely related is on there

I'm also going to dig further into dad's side as I believe we're part of Clan Robertson, but it'd be nice to have the trail that confirms it.

Except for the parking ticket I received, it was a good day.

Ciao,
R~

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