After spending some time researching one of Innisfil’s early pioneering families for an exciting upcoming Our Stories project (more information on that to come later!) I have come to truly appreciate the hours of hard work that go into genealogical research. Whether you’re researching a small branch of your family tree, or making a comprehensive record of hundreds of names, the struggles are often the same. What was Louise’s maiden name? Who is Alexander and where does he fit in the tree? Was John married more than once, and if so, which of his wives was Mary’s mother?