This blog will reflect the progress of my genealogy project(s). I will describe any major changes that I make on my website and I will document how I solved some brick walls.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Random updates

I added twelve more children for John Francis Dunn and Mary Helena Moynihan.

Steve Forrest pointed me to a tidbit of information for Gordon Hamilton; I've added a link to Queen's University on Gordon's page.

And I added obituaries for Mabel Manery, Stan Broder, and Violet Broder

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lots of Burnash changes and some others too

I added the 1871 and 1881 census images for the James Dunn family and reformatted the story on his son John's page.

There are also a lot of changes, additions, and new documents for John Francis Burnash and his family.

The changes included in this most recent update are dated Oct 12 - Oct 15.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Templeton & Jones

I added the marriage of Hannah Celista Jones to Lorenzo Templeton, their three daughters, and Celista's death registration. Lorenzo was the brother of Louisa Templeton who married Celista's brother Martin Jones.   Lorenzo and Louisa were the children of Admiral Nelson Templeton and his wife Matilda.  I have not added Admiral and Matilda to the site, but I have included their 1861 and 1871 census records as evidence of their children's parentage and birthplaces.

Friday, October 7, 2011


In the process of cleaning up some photos, I realized that I had some tombstone photos that were not included on the website.  In some cases, there is data on those tombstones that had not been included either.  So:
Then, because I'm easily distracted, I looked up the birth registrations for all of Martin & Louisa's children - Edgar and Andrew as well as John, Guy, and Ada.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Photo mystery solved

Thanks to Jerry Moore, I have finally identified all the people in the photo of John K Hamilton's family.  I've updated the image map so that moving the cursor over the faces will reveal the names.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's another Hamilton cousin!

Today I got a note from another new cousin!  Jerry Moore is my second cousin once removed; the grandson of John K Hamilton who was my gr-grandmother's brother.  Jerry provided more information about his mother (Edith Hamilton) and father (Austin Moore) and their children.   I've added that information as well as a few census records for their family.