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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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Friends of the Loyalist Collection

The purpose of The Friends of the Loyalist Collection at the Brock University, founded in 2001 in the Region of Niagara in Ontario was created to establish and maintain a collection of source material, mainly on microfilm, about the United Empire Loyalists to encourage academic research and study. It is a non-profit charitable organization.

I will be visiting the Brock University this summer to do some further research on my loyalist heritage , collecting information and sources for my certifica…

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