In our first episode, we will be a conversation with Brother and Sister Genealogis Team Lynda Villanova Gleason and Larry Villanova from Connecticut as they discuss their mother’s life in an Orphanage in Halifax in the 1930’s – Forty’s and how her memories of Halifax and her love for the Church that ran the Orphanage she was placed in 1939.  In 2019 this lead them to visit Nova Scotia in search of How They Got Here and how they discovered how her Love for that Church was a connection built almost 2 centuries earlier in her family history.

Places Mentioned in This  Episode

Nova Scotia 

Halifax: St. Pauls Church, St Paul’s Home for Girls Tower Rd. Public Gardens

Lunenburg: St. John’s Anglican Church

Mill Village

Port Medway

Surnames Mentioned in This Episode

Rafuse, Moreau, Miller, Boutilier, Villanova, Gleason 

People of Historical Significance Mentioned in This Episode

Rev. Jean-Baptiste Moreau

George VI 

Queen Elizabeth “Queen Mother”

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

South Shore Genealogical Society,

Nova Scotia Archives,

Halifax Library,


Ancestry and Ancestry DNA

Music: TRIBUTE TO O’CAROLAN by Luna Bujalesky

Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License

Upcoming Episodes

Dec 9, 2020 – A Purpose for Everything

Importance of Setting Goals and Objectives

Dec 23, 2020 – Holiday Show

Holiday Traditions / Memories – Gift Ideas for the Genealogist in Your Family

Jan 6, 2021 – New Years

What are your Family History Resolutions — Send in a voice message:


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