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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-do list for each location, checking out what is available online and copying the information to my Google notebook so that it is accessible on my Blackberry.

I am going to be looking up some newspaper articles about Linus C. Doan in the Welland Tribune Archives as well as any information about my great-grandparents, John & Harriet Hines' marriage.

I'll look for land petitions and grants for my early Haines ancestors. I'm gong to look in the 1828 census for more information about Benjamin Haines' family, his parents both died when he was a child, I want to find out who he was living with, so I'm going to see if I can find any guardianship records for him and his siblings.

I'm going to research some of my husband's family too, he is starting to get interested in his ancestry now, but only if someone else does the work, namely me. I am also going to see if I can find what relationship, if any, there is between our Van Alstine ancestors. Benjamin's sister, Elizabeth, was married to Daniel Van Alstine in Niagara and my husband's 3rd great-grandmother was Catherine Van Alstine, married to William Bradt in Niagara.

I am going to see if I can get the Titus Doan Family book by inter-library loan, if available, if not I'll have to check it out while I'm there too. So many things to do, I'll have to spend an extra day getting it all done.

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