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.
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)
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!
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.