Calendar of added and significantly updated items
- Transcription of the Hudson's Bay Company journal for Eastmain, Quebec, during the time that John Inkster served there
- Obituary for John Wallace Wilkinson, 1953
- Several burials from the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society online database
- Some minor editing and updating. An interesting account of the pioneer life of Albert Kenzie and Mary Hemstreet in BC around 1920
- Picture of the logbook entry showing John Inkster's arrival in 1791
- ***Big news! Proof that our ancestor William Inkster's father was indeed John Inkster who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company. We have several documents and his signature.
- Added 1921 Canadian census data for (almost) all the relevant people. This of course led to additional marriage records, border crossing cards, children, and so on. Check out your people of interest
- An interesting explanation of how William Cullen Inkster financed his kids' education; one child, Mabel (Inky), migrated to Bermuda, then England
- If only all our ancestors worked for a newspaper; Inkster descendant Alistair McLellan had several write-ups when he died in Vancouver in 1983
New site features:
- Click the button labeled "Extended Family" found near the top of each person's page to open a nifty chart linking to 4 generations of ancestors as well as the person's siblings and children.
- Click on any superscripted citation reference to view the highlighted citation.
- A search tab to search this site for names or places.
- A new style of descendant chart that can be expanded and collapsed.
- Photo c1982 of James Tassie, his wife Ann Inkster, and their granddaughter Myrtle Robertson (sharon)
- Photo of Mabel Inkster Daniel, her cousin Belle Tassie, Mabel's sons Harvey and Orville
- Obit for Bessie Grace Inkster Pordham, 1915-2013, last surviving child of William Cullen Inkster & Bessie Lydia Archer
- Obit for George Alexander Inkster, 1928-2013, last surviving child of Albert Wallace Inkster & Mary Ellen Campbell
- Two newspaper stories re Herb Inkster: returning from Alberta to Sask for the summer in 1921; with Watson, Sask baseball team 1934
- Gravestone for Gordon McLean Inkster, 1909-1980, Regina
- Notices in the London Gazette searching for heirs of Captain David Fidlar who drowned in Cape Town in 1842
- The Canadian 1921 census has been released. I have found my great grandfather Harvey Inkster, newly widowed with 8 children, in Saskatchewan. Once an index is available, I will look for others.
- Photo of 1920 Raymore baseball team with brothers Bill, Jim & Herb Inkster
- William & Abigail (Inkster) Hemstreet burials in Drinkwater, Saskatchewan in 1929, 1927
- The 1925 will of Isabella (Inkster) Fidlar which is a family historian's dream, as it includes bequests for twelve different relatives! Also Isabella's obituary. [Who is Edith Carson of Southampton? She is mentioned in item #7 of the will]
- Gravestone for Isabella & her husband James Harvey Fidlar ; also JHF's funeral card (thank you to Sharon Hoskyn for these items)
- The information in the will led to the birth certificate of their adopted daughter Agnes Bessie
- Siblings Francis Herbert, Cora Mabel and Frances Maud Sandford, the offspring of Mary Victoria Inkster (1848-1904) were tracked to Florida
There have been a couple of style changes to the site. Photos are now embedded on the pages as thumbnail images. Click on the thumbnail to see an enlarged copy. When on the images index page, you can either click an icon to see the full size or click an icon to go to that person's page.
Descendant charts are now colour-coded to show my ancestors.
Flag icons have been added after names to indicate where a person immigrated. Let me know if I've missed adding one.
- William Inkster Hemstreet patented a disc scraper in 1918
- James Harvey Inkster & Maud Parks marriage information (thanks, Dianna)
- Passenger list for David Wishart Inkster returning from WW1 in 1919 (thanks, Dianna)
- Gravestone photos for Herbert James & Mildred Pearl Inkster (thanks, Jeanette)
- Gravestone photos for Donald & Carrie Blanche Hemstreet M(a)cIntyre (thanks, Deb)
- Information about descendants of William Hemstreet & Abigail Inkster (Deb)
- Began to add information about Janet Irvine Fidlar's ancestors and their descendants. This will take a while to complete and only underlined names have their own page at this time
- A photograph of John Fidlar and his wife Elizabeth Harvey who emigrated from Scotland to England to Ontario
- The site has undergone renovations to produce a fresh new look that is cleaner and easier on the eyes. Besides the visual changes, much of the content has been rewritten, citations edited, and photos cleaned up. There are undoubtedly typos and I count on you to let me know about them. I have many ideas for continuing development but it is time to launch the revision and go from here. Thank you to everyone who has contributed content to the project thus far.
- First edition of the Inkster website put online. Since that time minor updates to include additional information or photos, such as that of Janet Fidlar Inkster 's sampler