Ancestral Notes

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Surname Saturday – O’Neil

I have decided to choose my mother’s paternal ancestors for this week’s surname. I have recently found a marriage notice for Charles O’Neil and Mary Queen, my great-grandparents, in the archives which has incorrect information concerning Charles parentage. I haven’t been able to find the marriage record for them.

Charles O’Neil’s father was not Alexander O’Neil, he was the oldest son of William James O’Neil and Rosetta Holden.

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Filed under: O'Neil, Queen, Surname Saturday

I Can’t Find Lany!

I am having a hard time finding any records for Lany Haines, my 2nd great-aunt. I have found that she was baptized at St. Mark’s Church in what is now Niagara-on-the-lake, but at the time it was Fort George.

My 2nd great-uncle, John Freisman, older brother of Sarah, was also baptized at Fort George. Is it a coincidence that his wife’s name was also Lany, or is this a case of siblings marrying siblings? I don’t think that Lany was a very common name and the population was sparse in Upper Canada so I am looking for any marriage and death records, probably in parish records at St. Mark’s Church. I will have to check next time I’m in the area.

Filed under: Brick Walls,

Busy With Life

Well I haven’t been doing much blogging lately, I’ve been a little preoccupied with other interests, most of which are finished for now. I did get a little research done, but now I’m ready to get back to my genealogy stuff on a regular basis again.

I do have a new toy, an early Christmas present, which will help me keep up, my Blackberry Torch. I love it! There aren’t nearly as many apps. as the IPhone, but there are a few good ones. I have the WordPress for Blackberry, which I am using right now, it is a lot better than what Blogger has to offer. It may just sway me into using my WordPress blog a lot more.

Filed under: Blogging

November 2010