Family History

This page will be dedicated to our genealogy. If any of you family members that read this find error please let me know so that I can adjust accordingly. Enjoy

I thought I would start with the Nathan Baker family as I currently have the most information and pictures surrounding this family. Nathan Baker is my Great Grandfather on my mother's side. He was an orphan in England and came to Canada to be a farmhand when he was 11 years old. I have been blessed to have a great Aunt that was interested in record keeping and kept letters and information regarding tracking down parts of her father's (Nathan's) past. He was what is called a Bernardo child. The Bernardo organization has some controversial history, they have a website http://www.barnardos.org.uk/resources/resources_students/resources_students_history.htm that describes history from their point of view. However, it doesn't take much to find opposition http://www.suite101.com/content/canadas-home-children-a15341 According to a letter that Great Grandpa wrote about a year after working in Canada he states that the family he is working for treats him fairly although it is clear that he is the help as he isn't sent to school and is the farm hand.I remember my Grandpa Baker (Gordon), Nathan's son, often saying how he wished Great Grandpa could see his great grandchildren doing this or that. I can't imagine the feeling of pride he must have as he sees how the sacrifices he made have blessed the lives of his future generations. Not only did he come to Canada and work at such a young age but he also served in WWI where he was shot in leg during the battle at Vimy Ridge.On our 10th anniversary Aaron and I had the opportunity to travel to France and witness Vimy for ourselves. It was a moving experience to stand on the same ground where Great Grandpa stood and while not really being able to imagine what it must have been like at that time, I must say my appreciation for all those who fought on our behalf was strengthened. The picture here is of Nathan with his wife and kids. My Grandpa Gordon Baker had just returned from WWII. The pictures we took at Vimy Ridge in 2008 follow....