Ancestral Notes

My Family History blog

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 on my Fairbairn line, which should keep me busy. My database has increased from a little over 200 to over 1900, so I think I’ll set a goal for 1 year to finish this. I have noticed a Fairbairn-Freisman mariage which I would like to check out. The surname is rare and my 2nd greatgrandmother, Sarah E. Haines’ maiden name was Freisman.

I want to do some more research on my loyalist ancestors and those of my husband too. I have to find and gather together sources for my Haines line from the Mohawk River valley and Doan from New Jersey and PA lines. I may be able to find more information and break through some brick walls, like what my 3rd greatgrandmother, Lydia Haines’ maiden name was, or what my 4th greatgrandmother, Mrs. Joseph Haines, Sr.’s name was. My husband’s loyalist ancestors include the Bradt, Van Alstine, Burtch and Hoover lines, but he’s not interested in certification at this time. I will have more information about what is entailed in seeking certification after we attend the UELAC branch luncheon, on the 19th. of September.

I have also recently found more information about some of my grandmother, Josephine Desbien Hines’ siblings from an obituary in the newspaper archives. I have a lot of researching and filling in blanks for her family as well. I hope that I can find some information about the family who moved to Michigan.

I think that this research and blogging should keep me busy for a while. Hopefully, I will be able to get more accomplished this month.

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