Ancestral Notes

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SNGF – My Matrilineal Line

Hey genealogy buffs – it’s Saturday Night again — time for more Genealogy Fun from Randy at Genea-musings!!

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

1) List your matrilineal line – your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA was passed to you!

2) Tell us if you have had your mitochondrial DNA tested, and if so, which Haplogroup you are in.

3) Post your responses on your own blog post, in Comments to this blog post, or in a Note or status line on Facebook.

Here is my matrilineal line:

  1. me – Earline Hines Bradt
  2. Marion Neil Hines
  3. Ruby Fairbairn Neil Allison
  4. Jessie Doan Fairbairn
  5. Mary Elizabeth Robbins Doan
  6. Catherine Pattison Robbins
  7. Catherine Rinker Pattison
  8. Lamarain Schultz Rinker

I haven’t had my mitochondrial DNA tested.

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    Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – If I Won

    It’s Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver of Genea-musings!

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

    1) If you won the grand prize in the Ancestry.com Ultimate Family History Journey Sweepstakes of $20,000 for genealogy travel to places of your choice, where would you go, and what would you do?

    2) Tell us of your dream genealogy trip using the prize money in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this post, or in a comment on Facebook.

    I would book a cabin on a cruise ship to Great Britain, I don’t fly so an airplane is out of the question. I would visit all of the places that my ancestors lived, Cheshire, England, then across the English Channel to La Rochelle and Perche to learn more about my French-Canadian ancestral homes. I would then go to Etaples and visit my grand-uncle’s grave in the Etaples Military Cemetery. My final stop in France sould be the south of France, just for a break.

    I would cross over to Germany and see if I can find out who my 5th great-grandparents were.
    I would then set sail for the Scottish borders, visit the site of the Battle of Culloden, Fogo, Coldstream and Edinburg, tour some castles, then to the eastern shore to Port Patrick, then to Ayrshire and Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. I would then go to Ireland, to County Armagh and County Kerry to find any records of my ancestors there and tour more castles. Of course I would stop at every antique store and museum that was in my path, that goes without saying!

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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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    Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Super Bowl of Genealogy

    It’s Saturday Night – time for some Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver!!

    So, your mission, if you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible theme), is to:

    1) Tell us about your dream game of the Super Bowl of Genealogy!

    * Where would it be played?
    * What teams would play?
    * Who would be the head coaches?
    * Who would be the stars of the game?
    * Who would win?
    * Who are the cheerleaders?
    * If you were playing in the game, what would be your dream play?

    2) Who do you think will win the NFL Super Bowl Colts-Saints game on Sunday? Your score prediction, please!

    3) Post your thoughts on your own blog, on a Facebook comment or Note, or as a comment on this blog post.

    My Superbowl would be played at Ellis Island and I would have the following teams: the Ancestry Factfinders vs the LDS Fanatics. Of course, the star of the Ancestry Factfinders would be Vital Stats and the star of the LDS Fanatics would be Census. Rootsmagic is coaching the Factfinders and PAF is the coach for the Fanatics. I believe that the Factfinders would dispell the Myths of the Fanatics with source citations and tackle the LDS Fanatics’ Census and whack it for all it’s worth.
    Cheering on the Factfinders are all of the genealogists and family historians intersted in discovering the truth, and cheering on the Fanatics would be all of the Mormons trying to baptize as many people as possible. The Factfinders team would finally break down the Brickwall and make some connections with the Statue of Liberty play for a winning touchdown.

    I think the Colts will beat the Saints 28:21.

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    Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – My Other Interests

    I haven’t been dong as much genealogy stuff lately, just a couple of hours a day reading blogs, researching and blogging. When I’m not doing genie stuff, or housework, I spend time with my family.

    I babysit my 4 year old grandson two or three mornings a week. I look forward to his company, and my two dogs do too. They are getting better at settling down when he comes, only a minute or two of chaos.

    I like baking and I bake a couple of times a week. I’ve recently started to make my own pasta, I made some tortellinis and raviolis last week. It was made more difficult as my left wrist is in a cast from an accident two weeks ago skating with my grandkids’ on the neighbour’s pond. I hadn’t been on skates for over thirty years, but I used to just about live on skates when I was growing up, we skated from dawn ’til dark.

    I am going to paint the livingroom as soon as I am able, and I’m spring cleaning as much as I can, cleaning closets, shelves, getting more organized.
    I also like to sew, I have a sewing room that is way overdue for reorganization too.

    I also like collecting and going to auctions. I have a variety of glassware, sewing, kitchenware, pottery, toy, china, bottle, collections and I’m fortunate to have a husband who is also a collector mostly sports collectibles, trading cards, his teams, books, keychains, banks, games and toys. We go to estate sales and auctions when we can and we go yard saling almost every Saturday in the season. I am starting an online store sometime this year so I can keep on going to auctions guiltfree. I was hoping to have it open for last Christmas but it is taking longer than I thought it would.

    I also enjoy gardening and will be going out and tilling the soil in my vegetable garden and cleaning up my flower beds and water gardens as soon as it warms up. My wrist should be okay by then .I am starting seeds indoors next month, I have to get my seed order in this week.

    I like fishing, I’ve been fishing all my life. We go camping for two weeks every summer in the Kawarthas during bass season.

    We also have a full-size pool table in our basement and we shoot pool or play darts in the evenings. We have three tvs so there’s always one on. I like to watch Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth as well as history documenteries.

    I like being creative and I watch craft shows and go to arts and crafts shows. I have a few projects on the go at any time, sewing, woodworking, painting, refinishing, reupholstering, etc. so I don’t get a chance to be bored. I am home most of the time, there’s no place I’d rather be, and I always have something going on.

    Filed under: My Other Interests, Saturday Night Genealogy fun

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