I just thought I should say why I haven't been posting much in the last few weeks so people won't think I've soured on the forum.
One of our members (who shall remain nameless, Larry) and I got to talking about family histories, genealogy and such. I decided, for about the 3rd time in my life to see if I could fill in the gaps on the Gillis family tree.
There's a lot more documentation online now than during my last push 3 years back and that's where my online time has been going. Just this last Monday the Province of Nova Scotia released over a million records of births, marriages and deaths - scans of microfilm of old handwritten records.
So, I've been hunting ghosts and finding a fair number. Still got lots to find though and I'll probably have to visit Cape Breton and prowl some cemeteries and church records.
Anyway, I look forward to rejoining the group pretty soon.
And, if anyone's looking for lost ancestors in Cape Breton, I can point you at some great resources - maybe even a complete family tree. PM me and I'll see what I can do for you.