Ancestral Notes

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Happy Dancing

Hey, it’s Saturday Night (again), time for some Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver at Genea-musings!

Your mission, if you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Think of any number of genealogy events or moments that make you have a genealogy happy dance, an ah-ha moment, or a genea-gasm.

2) Tell us about them in a blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a comment on Facebook.

My first happy dance was when I discovered that my surname had been changed by my great-grandfather and I finally found his family in the Niagara Twp. 1851 census. Before that I was starting to think he was an only child.

My second happy dance was when I discovered that my Haines ancestors were loyalists who were in the Butler’s Rangers.

My third happy dance was when I found my immigrant ancestors in the Plymouth Colony records kept by Wiliam Bradford.

My fourth happy dance was when I visited Doan’s Ridge Cemetery where the first Doans in Upper Canada are buried.

My fifth happy dance was when I visited Niagara-on-the-lake, and Fort George where my loyalist ancestors lived when they first came to Upper Canada.

My sixth happy dance was when I discovered my French-Canadian ancestors back to the early 1600’s in the Drouin Collection.

That was my first year, I could go on and on…

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