The Pruner of the Crozier Family Tree– Fern Dyck



A few months ago I was doing research on the Crozier family from Carleton Place, and literally stumbled upon genealogist Fern Dyck’s name on Google. Yes, it can be that easy sometimes as you all know.

Fern quickly sent me some information on the Crozier family as her Mother was part of the Crozier lineage. It doesn’t matter if one of you lives in Alberta, and the other in Lanark County, as the internet stops no one.

I told her about Boyd Cemetery, sent her the odd Crozier information I had found, but had no idea our new internet friendship would spread to others in the area. Fern had told me about some framed bubble pictures of the Crozier family she had that were her mothers, and wondered which local Museum they should go to.

Preserving old photos very important to me as most know, as my home is full of photos of Lanark County strangers from days gone by. I also wish to mention that my family in a box” has finally gone to a good home and is now in the care of the Lanark County Genealogical Society.

Last week at the Lanark County Genealogical Society meeting/luncheon Fran Cooper mentioned to me that she had been speaking to someone out west about the Crozier family. I almost dropped my fork and said,

That wouldn’t be Fern Dyck would it?

Of course it was, and the both of us agreed the Middleville Museum should get these photos if she so chooses to donate them. So ladies and gentlemen, let me present to you genealogist Fern Dyck who is featured this month’s issue of Heritage Seekers- Grande Prairie Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society 







About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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