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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – What Luck!

I just found out that our area newspaper, “The Essex Free Press” has been digitized from microfilm and is available online. The paper covers the time frame of 1896-1968. I have just found an article about my grand-uncle’s death in September 1916 and have made a few discoveries with just the first article:

Private Fleming Hines was the first war casualty in the town. I found out that he died Sept. 18, 1916 in hospital from several wounds incurred on Sept. 15, 1916. His parents were notified by telegram of his being wounded and another telegram notified them of his death.
My greatgrandfather built the house that my grandparents lived in their whole lives, and my dad was born in. The house was built before the 1907 railroad explosion, at which time most of the houses in town had their windows blown out and the houses were raised from their foundations. I’ll leave further information for my entry into the Canadian Genealogy Carnival #6 – ” Home Sweet Home” in September.

I am hoping to find hundreds of family articles, birth, engagements, marriage announcements, obits, etc. for all of my family for 114 years.

Essex and Community Historical Research Society

NEWS!!!!

Great News for Essex and area Researchers

Laurie Brett, Owner/Editor of the Essex Free Press has announced that the

ESSEX FREE PRESS

1895-1968

IS NOW DIGITIZED AND ONLINE

THANK YOU

to the Essex Free Press

Owned and operated by the Brett Family since 1896

A Wonderful source for researching Essex County genealogy and history over that last 114 years.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Google Me

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver at Genea-musings.

It’s Saturday Night, and time for some Genealogy Fun. Here are the directions (I know, not everyone follows directions to these little escapades, but what matters are the results, not being a stickler for details) for tonight’s little game:

1) Google yourself at www.google.com. Put your first name, middle initial and last name, plus the name of your city or town in the Search box to see what other persons may have mentioned you online, or to see which blog aggregators are “collecting” you.

2) Then go to the “Images,” “Videos” and “News” links and see what they show.

3) Tell us about any surprises you found, either in your blog or in Comments to this post.

Earline Bradt, Leamington, Ontario
web – 388 hits, 84 hits more relevant, 10 with all words
images – 46 from blogs

Earline Hines Bradt, Leamington, Ontario
web – 309 hits, 10 all words
Images – 155 hits, 150 images

Earline Bradt, SW Ontario
web – 1380 hits,
images – 288 hits,

Surprises – there is a site which is mapping my Twitter relationships here: http://twitter.mailana.com/profile.php?person=ejbradt

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – 4th of July

Since I live so close to the border, Windsor and Detroit celebrate the International Freedom Festival, which starts in June and runs for two weeks. We often go to watch the Freedom Festival Fireworks on the Detroit River, which is one of the biggest displays in the world. When we can’t make it to the fireworks, we can watch them on TV. The fireworks were held on June 24th this year, I remember when I was young, they were always held between the 1st and 4th of July.

I lived in Windsor for about five years, twenty years ago, and the first year, we watched the fireworks from the rooftop of my mom’s apartment building, but the rest of the time we just walked down to the river, about 5 minute walk, and watched them.

Yesterday, we celebrated my husband’s birthday, which is tomorrow, with a barbecue at my son’s house. The guys played Bocci Ball and had fun starting the campfire, and my grandkids had fun eating (and wearing) mulberries. We got home in time to watch some fireworks on TV.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Where were they in 1909?

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

My great-great-great-grandparents, Thomas Holden and Sarah Stonecipher Holden lived in Sandwich, Essex County, Ontario.

My great-great-grandparents, George Milne Fairbairn and Jane McDowell Fairbairn lived in Essex, Essex County, Ontario.

My great-great-grandmother, Mary Louise Dallaire Tremblay was living in Maidstone Twp, Essex County, Ontario.

My great-great-grandparents, Allan C. Doan and Mary E. Robbins Doan lived in Essex, Essex County, Ontario.

My great-great grandparents, Robert Queen and Mary Stevenson, lived in Gosfield North, Essex County, Ontario.

My great-grandparents, Charles O’Neil and Mary Queen O’Neil lived in Sandwich E. , Essex County, Ontario.

My great-grandparents, John Hines and Hariett Doan Hines lived in Maidstone Twp, Essex County, Ontario

My great-grandparents, Robert Fairbairn and Jessie Doan Fairbairn lived in Essex, Essex County, Ontario.

My great-grandparents, John Desbiens and Celina Tremblay Desbiens lived in Maidstone Twp., Essex County, Ontario.

My grandparents, Wm. Edgar Hines and Josephine Desbiens Hines lived on Arthur Ave., in Essex, Essex County, Ontario.

My grandparents, Orville Neil and Ruby Fairbairn Neil lived in Essex, Essex County, Ontario.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – What event or person inspired you to start your genealogy research?

What event or person inspired you to start your genealogy research?

The person who inspired me to start my family history research was my grand-uncle, Fleming Hines. I have written a few posts about him but this blog post is about why he inspired me.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – You might be a professional genealogist if…

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – You might be a professional genealogist if…
Here are my additions to the list :

1. you make out a genealogical will
2. you have the local historical society on speed dial
3.your idea of a vacation includes stops to at least three pioneer cemeteries
4. you stop to ask for directions to abandoned cemeteries and the locals don’t know they exist
5. you are listening to neighbourhood gossip and hear yourself say “cite your sources”
6. you are at an antique auction and find old photo albums, and you start flipping through them looking for names and dates (did that yesterday).

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Top 10 Genealogy Sites

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Top 10 Genealogy Sites

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Saturday Night Fun, Sunday morning

It’d be easier to search for my family
If everyone stayed in one place
My patience is what sustains me
And what is my saving grace.

It’d be easier to search for my family
If everyone kept the same name
But, alas, names keep evolving,
Whatever the reason, be it ignorance or shame.

The O in O’Neil, though ancient and proud
Was dropped when the British oppressed
The O’Neils and their kind from the Emerald Isle
The famine got rid of the rest.

Though Haines were abundant in colonial days,
And common in Loyalist U.C.
No fewer than four separate families
Came after the war, to be free.

My great-grandfather, a man born John Haines,
Sent me on a wild-goose chase
Looking everywhere for Hines’ in Ontario
‘Cause that’s the name on his final resting place.

The Donnes of Great Britain, changed an “N” for and “A”
When they came to Plymouth Colony
The Doans, who were Quakers, dropped the “E”
And they’re all in my family.

The Shewels became Shuels after immigrating
From Ireland, soon after arrival
To escape the starvation and apathy at home
And ensure their family’s survival.

In 1749, to the city of Brotherly Love
The Steinseffers, from Germany came,
Changed their names in time to assimilate,
To the Stonecypher and Stonecipher names.

The French-Canadians were no exception,
The Desbiens all descend from Denis de Bien,
The Tremblays from Pierre du Tremble,
Not to mention mis-spelling now and then.

These are a few names, off the top of my head
That in my genealogy exist.
There are a lot more, to confuse me further,
Too many to try and list.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

From Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings

* What was your father’s mother’s maiden name? Desbiens

* What was your father’s mother’s father’s name? Jean (Johnny) (1862-1914)

* What is your father’s mother’s father’s patrilineal line? That is, his father’s father’s father’s … back to the most distant male ancestor in that line?

Celestin Debien – born 1831 La Malbaie, PQ, married Adele Morin July 14, 1851 in Chicoutimi,PQ
Joseph-Marie Debien – born 1801,married Adrienne Dufour, died 1875
Etienne Benjamin Debien – born 1775, Ile-aux-Coudres, Charlevoix, Quebec, married Felicite Savard in 1800 in La Malbaie, died 1826
Etienne IV Debien -born 1746 in I’le-aux-Coudres, Charlevoix, Quebec, married Francoise Tremblay in 1768, died 1776 in Ile-aux-Coudres, Charlevoix, Quebec
Etienne III Debien – born in Baie-St-paul, Quebec 1719, married Veronique Bernard dit Gonthier in 1744, died 1783 in Ile-aux-Coudres, Charlevoix, Quebec
Etienne II Debien> Etienne Debien, immigrant ancestor, married Marie Campeau one of the earliest births in Quebec, died in 1708 in Quebec
Denis Debien – born about 1625 Poitou, France

* Can you identify male sibling(s) of your father’s mother, and any living male descendants from those male sibling(s)? If so, you have a candidate to do a Y-DNA test on that patrilineal line. If not, you may have to find male siblings, and their descendants, of the next generation back, or even further.
There’s more out there, after all she had seven brothers and six sisters, but only one has been in contact with me.

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