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All Of The Work Paid Off

After my application was filled out,  I  took it to the branch genealogist, Kathryn Lake Hogan U.E. at our next meeting in November 2010. Over the summer there was a mail slowdown and it took longer than usual to get it processed and I wasn't presented with my certificates until this past Saturday at our November meeting, one year after I started the application process. 

Ordinarily it wouldn't have taken so long but I  had to send for a marriage license from my first marriage which showed re…

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Part 4 - Gathering Documentation

I am going to start sorting out what information I have already and make a few copies of each document, one for my branch, one for the head office and one for my records. I have the 1851-1911 censuses for my grandfather, William Edgar Hines, my great-grandfather, John Haines/Hines and 2nd great-grandfather, Benjamin Haines. I will have to print the censuses 1/2 page on a sheet to have it legible, so for every year there will be four or eight printed pages, adding the agricultural pages as well.

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Part 3 - Filling Out The Applications

I have been filling out my application for  my first certificate for my 4th great grandfather, Joseph Haines, Sr. UEL,  and now I have to fill one out for his son Nathaniel Haines UEL. The forms are a little bit redundant, I filled out my line of descent and any information about the families of every generation and spouses, if known. This will make it easier for other family members to prove their lineage.

Then I filled out my lineal descent from Joseph Haines, Sr UEL and include the sources …

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My Dedicated Blog

Lately I have been busy with my non-blogging life, getting my gardens planted, getting our boat finished and getting a new deck built. I'm just about caught up now so I hope to have more time for blogging now. I have a number of blogs, My Favourites Place, my homepage general blog, Creation and Recreation, my hobbies blog, and a few genealogy blogs.

Ancestral Notes is my main general genealogy blog, where I do most of my blogging, but I also have a blog dedicated to my Loyalist research, United E…

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Researching My Family - Part 2 - Obituaries- John Hines

The obituaries in newspapers have quite a bit of information. I found this obituary for my great-grandfather, John Hines in the Essex Free Press Archives:

From my great-grandfather's obituary I have secondary proof that:

  • John Hines' father was Benjamin and he had seven brothers and one sister, just as the family census for Benjamin Haines in Niagara Township, Lincoln County in 1851 and 1861 show.
  • He was born and grew up in Niagara Township, Lincoln County.
  • Before John Haines was married to …

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Researching My Family Part 1 - Death Records, Censuses

When I first learned that I had Loyalist ancestry, I wasn't surprised. My dad had a special interest in the history of Upper Canada and took the family to several different historic sites.  He had a silver buckle that was passed down through the family for a few generations back to the Revolutionary war period. I started my research assuming  that I knew my own name, wrong! My dad probably died not even knowing that his grandfather was born John Haines, he only knew that his name was John Hines.…

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Brick Walls - Lyddie ?, married to Nathaniel Haines

I have another brick wall to post, my 3rd great-grandmother, Lyddie or Lydia, married to Nathaniel Haines in Niagara, Upper Canada in 1786. The only info I have on her is that she was not the daughter of a loyalist. That's not much to go on, most single women in Niagara at that time were daughters of loyalists but they were also loyalists themselves if they were born in the thirteen colonies.

Lyddie was in Niagara in 1786 so maybe she was French Canadian, or a pre-loyalist or Native.

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My Haines Family Timeline

1750's - Joseph Haines immigrated from Germany to Johnstown, New York. 28

>1783 - Joseph Haines, Sr. married and had seven children. 1

>1783 - Joseph Haines, Sr. and family lived in Johnstown, New York. 1, 28

>1783 - Joseph Haines, Sr. served in the Butler's Rangers and went to Lachine, P.Q. with the rangers. 1

>1783 - Nathaniel Haines served in the Butler's Rangers and went to Lachine, P.Q. with the rangers. 1

1784 - Joseph Haines, Sr. family was in Niagara, U.C. 35

1784 - Nathaniel Haines …

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Planning My Summer Vacation

We already have our reservations for the campground at Emily Park, just like previous years but it's the drive home I have to plan for. We are going to go to the renaming of the Steele cemetery and the Doan family reunion on the way home. I'm looking forward to the way home just as much as the week of camping and fishing.

I have a to-do list, which includes a lot of research at the Welland Library, Thorold Library and the Niagara Peninsula Library while I'm in the area. I am making a to-…

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Sentimental Sunday - Wm. Edgar (Bill) Hines

My brother and I with my grandparents, Bill and Josie Hines
at their home on Arthur Ave.

My grandfather William Edgar (Bill) Hines, was born on March 27, 1894 and passed away on March 29, 1977. Since today is the 28th of March, I thought I would write something about him.

Bill was born in Aldborough Twp., Elgin County, eleventh of thirteen children of John and Harriet Hines. His family moved to Rochester, Essex County by 1897, when his younger brother, Fleming was born. He was in Rochester in 1903…

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I Found It!

After all of the worry about not being able to see the front page of the newspaper that had my great-grandmother's obituary on it, I went and downloaded the whole issue of the paper and there it was. And as I suspected, it had more conflicting information in it.

It states that the family came to Essex in 1883, but they were in Aldborough Twp., Elgin County in 1891 in the census. My grandfather was born there in the spring of 1893. They came to Essex County between March of 1893 and January of 189…

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Madness Monday - Evidence Unexplained

I have a mystery that I would like to solve, it is driving me mad! I am stumped! How could this be? My great-grandmother, Harriet Doan Hines, is my most recent brick wall. I thought that I knew who she was and how she fit in but the more I find out about her, the more I don't know.

Here's what I have about Harriet Fernetta Doan:

the evidence:

Harriet Doan was born in Dec. 1854 in Ohio, USA. (1911 census)
Harriet immigrated to Canada in 1855. (1911 census)
Harriet Doan was married to John Haines in W…

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I Am The Sum Of My Ancestors

Faces of America's final episode aired last night, about how similar we are genetically to our ancestors. I was thinking about this yesterday, I have many traits that come from generations of women passing on their skills to their daughters, whether it be sewing and needle crafts, cooking, gardening, or family values, child-rearing, beliefs, and traditions.

It makes sense, when you think about it, that certain traits run in families, such as singers, actors, politicians or athletes. It is more…

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Tombstone Tuesday - Happy Birthday Great-grandpa, John Haines

166 years ago today my great-grandfather, John Haines was born in Niagara Twp., Lincoln Cty., Canada West (Ontario), son of Benjamin Haines, SUE and Sarah E. Freisman Haines. John Haines grew up and lived in the Niagara region, working for the railroad, and followed it's expansion into southern Ontario first to Taylor Station in Elgin County and finally ending up in Rochester, Essex County about 1895.

During this period, he and his wife, Harriet, had eleven children, 7 girls and 4 boys and the…

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Cite Your Sources - Mary E. Robbins Doan

My cousin found this anouncement in the March 16, 1945 Essex Free Press and emailed it to me. My great-greatgrandmother, Mary Elizabeth Robbins, married Allan C. Doan in Welland in 1875 at the age of 15.

This is my first entry in the Category "Cite Your Sources".

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My Rootsmagic4 Site - Ancestral Pages

I fiinally got around to updating my Rootsmagic generated site, Ancestral Pages, which has been offline since last spring. It was created with Rootsmagic 3, and was done in a pedigree and family group sheet format. I decided to change it to a book format, with Rootsmagic 4. I had to manually upload the files, 10 at a time, since the FTP applet wasn't working. I was glad I chose the book format, there were less files to upload.

I was disappointed that there wasn't any new features in the Rootsmagi…

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Who Was Harriet's Father?

I have recently found my 3rd great-grandfather's obituary in The Essex Free Press. Linus Clark Doan was married three times and had eight surviving children. The mystery is that one of the surviving children, Allen Clark, or AC as he was known, (my maternal great-great-grandfather) swore out an affidavit that he was the uncle of my granduncle, Harriet's son, and was present shortly after his birth, but there's no mention in the obituary of my paternal great-grandmother, Harriet Fernetta Doan.

I l…

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Redundancy Is Good!

I don't know about you, but I don't like to have all of my eggs in one basket so I have a few different resources for backing up my blog. First of all, I just created a Springnote notebook just for my blog back-ups. I can add several different blogging platforms; Blogger, Wordpress, Typepad, Moveable Type or I can set it up manually:

I noticed that when I import a blog to Springnote from Blogger, only the latest posts are imported, so I have uploaded the back-up .xml file to my notebook too.

I a…

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Do The Spelling Rules Apply To Names?

I have often caught myself misspelling surnames because of the spelling rules I learned as a child. I was a good speller, always getting "A's" in spelling, but since I've started doing genealogy research, I have found that some of the rules of spelling and pronunciation seem to have been broken.

This one rule: "I" before "E" except after "C" or when used as an "A" as in "neighbour" and "weigh" I have a real problem with. What is the correct pronunciation of "O'Neil", is it an "E" sound or an "A"…

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Tombstone Tuesday - Christmastime at the Cemetery

We went to the cemetery on Sunday and put a blanket on Dad's grave.

Earl Hines 1926-1996

I noticed dad's headstone is sinking, I have to see about fixing it in the spring, unless the frost shifts it back to it's proper place.

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