The Boardman Family Overview…..

This page will cover the Boardman Family posts that were written on this blog.  There might be some slight overlapping with the Brown Family but I will make sure that is clear.

I am creating pages for each family grouping to help make it easier to find the posts written about that family.  This will make it easier to find study the information and I highly recommend that you do that and not just jump around.  Please read the posts carefully it is important.  Always feel free to ask me questions and request copies of original documents or suggest updates for genealogy always changes as new information comes to light.

Blogs are not the best for doing searches and can be confusing.  As the author I sort of know what is going on.  I have made copies of my posts and put them into a Word.doc so I can search it and I have a Table of Contents of the posts making it easier for me to find things.

There are three ways to search this blog:
  1.  Use the Archive Box on the right side of the blog and find the month and year and click and it will give you a listing of posts written during that time.  So if you use the dates below you can find the post you are looking for and see it in sequence.  Blogs go from past dates to present so they are backwards from a book.
  2. Use the Search box on the right of this blog to search using key words like a person’s name, the location, topics like Mayflower etc.
  3. Seek out the Categories which I have tried to organize by surname, cemeteries, locations and subjects.  The list is auto alphabetical within the grouping, so you need to scroll looking for what you want.  There is a number next to the category telling you approximately how many posts that the category.  It may not find all references to the keyword you are using, although I strive to be careful and diligent.
  4. Blogs are backwards from a book, so the oldest posts are the first. So you could technically go back to the beginning and go forward through the blog.  I strive to do the genealogy in a chronological manner but not always for this is also a story about their lives and family connections make it very complicated. When I start writing about a family, I do a summary post of the family of a specific couple listing their children and then try to follow it with more detailed posts about the children and their families if it works within the concept of the blog.  If you see revisiting in the title it means I have found new information or am going back to that person or couple and adding more detail.


The Boardman Family 

Robert and Ethel Brown Boardman and Family, a son of Edmund and Charlotte and the author’s grandparents. Their children: Aileen, Marjorie and Robert (Uncle Boardie).

  1. Two Families Merge – A Marriage, April 5, 2010
  2. Robert & Ethel’s Family, April 12, 2010
  3. Ethel Adella Brown – Growing Up, April 1, 2011
  4. Grandfather Robert Boardman learns his trade in Winnipeg! March 8, 2012
  5. Grandmother Ethel Brown Boardman in the early 1900’s, March 22, 2012
  6. Robert and Ethel Boardman’s first child? April 5, 2012
  7. Vancouver B.C. – The Road Leads West! April 19, 2012
  8. The Boadmans: Life in Vancouver, B.C. July 1, 2012
  9. A Day at the Capilano Suspension Bridge, B.C. July 12, 2012
  10. Growing up in Vancouver, BC. July 31, 2012
  11. Another Addition to the Boardman Family, August 14, 2012
  12. On the Move again: Migrating to the USA, August 28, 2012
  13. A Series of Photographs Give a Clue to the Family Reunion, September 12, 2012
  14. The Boardmans Enjoy the Beach, September 25, 2012
  15. Grandfather Robert Applies for Naturalization, October 9, 2012
  16. A Very Serious Little Girl (Aileen), March 12, 2013
  17. Aileen Boardman’s Grammar School Days, March 26, 2013
  18. Aileen’s High School Days in West Seattle, April 9, 2013
  19. A Little Bit of Silliness – Aileen Poses! April 23, 2013
  20. Aileen Learns to Swim and More! May 7, 2013
  21. Aileen Enjoys Life in the 1920’s, May 21, 2013
  22. Marjorie is Growing Up! June 4, 2013
  23. School Days for Marjorie! June 18, 2013
  24. Marjorie Helps Out: Friendly Club is Formed by Girls, 1927, July 16, 2013
  25. A Graduation from West Seattle High School 1930, August 13, 2013
  26. Marjorie’s Graduation from High School, August 28, 2013
  27. West Seattle: Ethel and Robert Boardman’s Family in 1930, September 10, 2013
  28. Robert Brown Boardman, A little bit of mischief!, September 23, 2013
  29. 1934 – The Mischief Continues – The Rafting Story, October 3, 2013
  30. Uncle Boardie & West Seattle High School: 1934. October 22, 2013
  31. Uncle Boardie & DeMolay 1936 & 1938, November 5, 2013
  32. 1937 – Some Serious Events in Uncle Boardie’s Life. December 3, 2013
  33. Aileen the Socialite – The Druzea Club, December 17, 2013
  34. Aileen Boardman Marries Verne Cahan, January 2, 2014
  35. Aileen’s Husband Verne Cahan Served in WWI. January 7, 2014
  36. Marjorie Became a Nurse! January 12, 2014
  37. July 4, 1941 – A Marriage in Idaho. February 4, 2014
  38. The Boardman Sister’s Naturalize! February 18, 2014
  39. Boardie Get’s Married November 1941, March 4, 2014
  40. Grandfather Robert Boardman passes, March 18, 2014
  41. The Robert Boardman’s Final Resting places, April 1, 2014

Edmund and Charlotte McMurray Boardman, their life together, migrations and more.

  1. Edmund and Charlotte Boardman, April 17, 2010
  2. Edmund and Charlotte Boardman’s Family, April 25, 2010
  3. Edmund Boardman – A Coppersmith, May 16, 2010
  4. Edmund Boardman – Shediac 1871, May 24, 2010
  5. Who is Thomas Boardman? May 29, 2010
  6. Land on Prince Edward Island! June 7, 2010
  7. Charlotte Anna McMurray Boardman, June 15, 2010
  8. The Brown and Boardman Families Arrive in Winnipeg, January 8, 2011
  9. About Winnipeg, January 18, 2011
  10. 1891: Edmund Boardman, January 30, 2011
  11. Revisiting City Directories, March 4, 2011
  12. The Boardman Family 1901! May 14, 2011
  13. Edmund and Charlotte Boardman in 1906, November 26, 2011
  14. Edmund Boardman Dies at the age of 60! December 7, 2011
  15. The Boardman Family: Life After Edmund, December 29, 2011
  16. Tombstone Tuesday: Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, BJM’s Cemetery Discoveries Blog.
  17. A Series of Photographs Give a Clue to the Family Reunion, September 12, 2012
  18. The Boardmans Enjoy the Beach, September 25, 2012
  19. New Info: Thomas and Edmund Boardman are Brothers…December 12, 2013
  20. Charlotte Anne McMurray Boardman 1938, January 1, 2013
  21. Great Grandfather Edmund Boardman and more news accounts of his death! April 25, 2014
  22. The Boardman’s of Lancashire, England. May 20, 2014

The Other Children of Edmund and Charlotte Boardman: Edmund James, William, John Henry Boardman and their families:

  1. Edmund James Boardman Marries!, January 12, 2012
  2. Edmund James Boardman Doctor and Surgeon! January 27, 2012
  3. Jesse Potter Duncan Boardman: Nurse, February 9, 2012
  4. Jesse and Edmund James Rest Peacefully in Elmwood Cemetery! February 23, 2012
  5. Willie and Alice Boardman Naturalize! October 25, 2012
  6. William and Alice Boardman Family, November 11, 2012
  7. A City Directory Study: William Boardman Family, November 21, 2012
  8. William Thomas Boardman is buried in Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA. December 4, 2012
  9. Tracking John and Laura (Cuthbert) Boardman’s Journey to the US! January 17, 2013
  10. 1945: John and Laura Became United States Citizens, January 29, 2013
  11. John Henry Boardman Succumbs! February 12, 2013
  12. Memories of Aunt Laura Boardman, February 26, 2013

Happy Hunting!  You can find me at