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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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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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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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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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Hidden Treasures At Internet Archive


Internet Archive has been around for a while, but have you taken advantage of this resource for your research? There is the "Wayback Machine" which the site is well-known for but have you looked around to see what's actually there. There are over 10,000 items in their Genealogy Collection, just select "Texts" and "Additional Collections" and you will find a page of several collections.

"The Archive's ever-expanding collection of genealogy resources includes items from the Allen County Public Lib…

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Closer Than I Thought!

I have always known that the members of the Doan Gang were related to me, I assumed that they were related through Titus Doan, Jr., my fourth great-grandfather, who was a first cousin of the Doan Gang. His son, Isaac Doan, was born in 1802 in Humberstone Twp. and married Polly Charlotte Doan.
I have recently found out that Polly was the daughter of Aaron Doan, one of the members of the Doan Gang!

"Aaron Doan was born in Plumstead, Bucks Co., Pa. and died in Humberstone,
Welland Co., Ontario, Canad…

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CCEEG #23 - Carousel - "My Silver Buckle"

I originally posted this to my blog on Multiply, but I thought I'd add it to my genealogy blog as well. I don't know if it has anything to do with European genealogy, but I think the buckle was made there and the Haines family originated from Germany. This carousel is hosted by Amber at "Still More Genealogy"

Searching for family history is really addictive, the more I learn about my ancestry, the more I need to know. I am interested in how they lived, what their daily lives were like, what styl…

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Time To Get Back To My Studies; Setting Some Goals

It seems like summer just arrived and September is here already! Traditionally, September is a busy month for most people, a change of seasons, harvest-time, and the beginning of the school year. It will be a busy month for me as well, it's time to get back to some serious researching.
I am setting a goal for the month of September of researching my family history for 2 hours a day, and see if I can't break through some of my brick walls.

I have a lot more records to find and information to verify…

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We Met For The First Time ...... Again


My husband in front of Butler's Barracks,
Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario

I met my husband for the first time in April of 1998, but something about him seemed so familiar, like we've known each other all our lives. As I started researching my family history, I researched his family, the Bradts. I discovered that several of his ancestors were Loyalists, and they served in John Butler's Corp of Rangers. As a matter of fact, John Butler was married to Catherine Bradt.

I soon was reading all about the Bu…

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Deacon John Doane

Deacon John Doane

 


IN MEMORY OF JOHN DOANE

FOUNDER OF THE DOANE FAMILY IN AMERICA

BORN ABOUT 1590 - DIED FEBRUARY 1 1685

CAME TO PLYMOUTH ABOUT 1630 WHERE HE WAS DEACON OF THE CHURCH; DEPUTY TO THE GENERAL COURT; ONE OF THE ASSISTANTS TO THE GOVERNOR; MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE TO REVISE THE LAWS IN 1636; ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF EASTHAM IN 1644; DEACON OF THE FIRST CHURCH HERE AND DEPUTY TO THE COURT.

ERECTED BY HIS DESCENDANTS 1907


(plaque in Eastam Town Hall)

MR. JOHN DOANE WHO CAME TO PLYMOUT…

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My Grand-uncle Was My Muse

My grand-uncle, Fleming Hines, was the inspiration for my family history research, I can even recall the very date that I started, because it was his birthday, January 18, 2006, he was born January 18, 1897. I had no idea what day he was born until then. I just knew that he died during the First World War, still in his teens, and buried in France. He was a private in the 19th Battalion,Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment).
I feel that it was more than a coincidence that I was drawn to the…

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Springnote for Genealogy Research

Springnote is a free online notebook which I am currently using to keep all of my research as an online back-up as well as to share it (it's featured on the Springnote website). The Notebook can hold 2Gb. of storage and there is a limit of twelve notebooks per account. Files as large as 20 Mb can be uploaded and attached to individual pages. You can upload documents as large as 5Mb and they will be converted to a page in the notebook.

It is easy to insert images and videos as well as some widgets…

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Haines Strains

I have been researching the Haines/Hains/Haynes surname trying to figure out just where my 4th great-grandfather, Joseph Haines, Sr., fit in. At the beginning of my research, I was researching the wrong surname altogether. I spent a good six months researching the Hines surname, only to find out that my great-grandfather changed our surname from Haines to Hines. It was news to me!

The reason for the change is a mystery, as is the fact that the males were raised as Hines from birth and the girls w…

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