Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembrance Day 2012

Several photos from my archive collection - sadly only one of them was labelled
(top left is Thomas Thompson)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Funeral Card Friday - John Thompson

John Thompson

born August 21, 1856 in Connor, Antrim Co, Northern Ireland
son of Thomas Thompson & Nancy/Agnes Andrew
brother of:  Ann, Thomas, Sarah Jane, Elizabeth, James, Andrew, Henry, and Adam
husband of:  Elizabeth Wright
father of:  Maurice, James, Thomas Henry & Sarah Margaret

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Research Roadblock - Sweezie

Over the last few weeks I have been helping a friend of mine work on her family tree.  We've hit a fairly major road block, a George N Sweezie (aka Sweezy, Swayze, Sweazie, etc) and his wife Hannorah.

They have been very elusive - showing up periodically on birth records, mentioned on marriage records but not turning up on any census that I can find!

This couple had 4 children (that I've been able to find so far):  Sarah Catherine (b 1876), Elisabeth Ann (b 1878), Hannorah (b 1882) and John George (b 1884).  I have managed to find birth records for all 4, all with some very interesting spelling variations on the last name and their mother's name!

Variations found so far:

- George Nicholas Sweazie & Hannorah Heayer
- George Sweezey & Nora Neezar
- George N Sweeny & Hannorah Maser
- Geo N Sweeyie & Hannosa Mayer
- George Sweesy & Honorah Neizer
- Geoge N Sweeyie & Hannorah Mayer
- George Sweezy & Nora Nager

With some many variations they have been almost impossible to pin down anywhere.   Which has gotten a little frustrating!  The other irritating part - with so many variations, how am I to tell what is the 'real' spelling of the name?

Hopefully with some lucky I will be able to track down these elusive Sweezie's on the Canadian censuses.

Picture of the Day

Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day

This Remembrance Day...

I am honoring those from my family who served during the first and second world wars... While there are many others in my family who have served in the Canadian Forces, these are just a few of the photos I have found over the years doing my family tree. 

 Henry Thompson   -  Thomas Thompson Jr

 Flora Crerar (she was a nurse) -  Unknown Ramsay

 Henry Thompson (and Company)

John Francis Darlington  -  Unknown Brothers (Ramsay's I believe)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

L to R:  Barbara (nee Torbole) Nicoletti, Maria Nicoletti, Isabella Nicoletti (bride), Kurt Schneider (groom), Assunta Nicoletti & Toni Zuglioni

Taken I believe in the 1930's in Germany

Back to Researching

A few months ago I packed away my genealogy research - life had gotten a little hectic and with so many brick walls in my way I decided to take a break.  Recently I unpacked those binders and papers from the dark recesses of my bookshelf and decided to tackle it once again!

What's New:

I decided to do some cleaning up on my tree - filling in blanks and citing sources etc.

Recently I helped a friend start her family tree - we took at trip to the Ontario Archives and were able to fill in a few blanks to get to her next generation.  We had a great time!

As you might have noticed I also did some re-vamping on my blog look.  New header and layout to freshen things up a bit.

Now that things have slowed down with work I will be back to my regular posting schedule.

Anyone have any exciting discoveries??