My name is Wayne Young and I grew up in Stephenville Crossing on the west coast of Newfoundland.
My father also grew up in Stephenville Crossing. My ancestors on my father’s side were Acadian French, while my mother’s ancestry was English. My mother grew up on Random Island in Trinity Bay on Newfoundland’s East coast.
I have researched my paternal ancestry back to Pierre Lejeune dit Briard who came to Canada from France around 1650. My maternal ancestry is with the Stone family of Trinity Bay and has been traced back to Thomas Stone who came to Newfoundland in the late 1700s.
As I grew older, I became more and more interested in my family history. As I neared retirement, I often suggested that when I retired, I would not only research my family history, but build a website to share my family history. When I retired in 2002, my partner in life presented me with a copy of FrontPage 2002, a sort of web building software for the technically challenged.
After getting a service provider and securing a domain, I starting building a website using the domain name deja-vu.ca. After many, many hours logged on the computer, I somehow managed to deliver on deja-vu.ca. Over the years the site grew and expanded to include our sailing activities and our travels.
In 2017, I decided to give my website a facelift. Frontpage 2002 was no longer supported and my boat’s name was no longer Deja Vu. I secured the domain for gallivanting.ca and started the migration from deja-vu.ca.