Ancestors of Wayne Bower and Laurie McBurney

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Welcome to my web site! Many hours of work have been put into the research and documentation of these ancestors. I hope you will benefit from the information I present here. The site contains 25,469 individuals in 9,318 families with 5,120 unique surnames. Over 880 different sources are quoted and referenced. Some of the ancestral lines go back over 50 generations to the 6th century. If there is information that is of interest to you on this site, or you have updates to the information provided, please Contact Me.


The pedigree page starts with Wayne Bower and allows you to view ancestor and descendant information.

Surnames List

A complete list of all of the 5,120 unique Surnames with links to individuals with a particular surname.

Name Index

A list of all names broken out alphabetically.

Famous Relatives

A list of my famous and infamous relatives broken down by category.

Contact Me

I'm always interested in exchanging information with family and distant cousins. I also appreciate getting updates to the genealogy information I have accumulated. If you are related and I have information on your family, I am willing to produce various reports. Please feel free to contact me. You can also check Twitter because I am using Twitter to notify people when I post updates to my web site.


This area contains links to the family genealogy books I have published. The information is based on the extensive research I have done on my, and my wife's, ancestors and their descendants. The information contained in the books, along with any new research completed subsequent to the publishing date for each book, is available on my website. I welcome any updates and corrections. Details for ordering a copy of a book are available on the individual book pages. Copies of the source documents have not been included in books because many of the pages are unreadable when printed. However, electronic copies of all source documents used to document the information in the books are available.

At this point only one book has been produced, namely The William Bower Family: Aberdeen, Williamsburg, South Gower, Osgoode, Ottawa & Beyond. Others are in the planning stage and will be made available as they are published.


This area contains some of the source documents that I have gathered and used for my genealogy research. Additions will be made on an ongoing basis as I format the documents and files for web access through this site.