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.