Reviewing 2011, it was less than eventful here at Ancestral Notes, there wasn't much blogging done compared to the year before. I want to thank all of my readers for hanging in there, 2011 had a lot of family happenings that occupied my time. I've decided to make this a goal for 2012, to start blogging at least bi-weekly.
I did achieve one of my most important goals, I have proven that I am descended from Joseph Haines, Sr., UEL and Nathaniel Haines, UEL. I am the first of what I am hoping will be many of Nathaniel Haines' proven descendants. I feel that my research has paved the way for other family members and future generations to prove their descent without much difficulty. Now I am honoured to be able to use the only Canadian hereditary title "Unity of the Empire" or U.E. with my name.
Another goal I achieved was to get more involved in the Bicentennial Branch of the UELAC. As of the first of this month, I am the new editor of our branch's quarterly newsletter. I have big shoes to fill, the last editor, Bonnie Schepers U.E. is now the Dominion Vice-President. It will be a challenge for me, but with the War of 1812 Bicentennial activities there will be no shortage of articles to share. My goal is to continue to publish the newsletter as it has been in the past, informative, educational and entertaining.
I am also sewing my own 18th century wardrobe as well. The most difficult part of this was all the research I had to do to pick out the correct fabric for the period. I found one print and two linen fabrics suitable for the time period but I will have to order shoes online. I would like to have an ensemble ready for the next meeting in March. I am also sewing a summer outfit to wear at our picnic in June. I will be chronicling my progress on another blog, Crafted By Hand
My genealogy hopes for 2012 are beyond my control. I just have to hope that the remains of my loyalist ancestors will be returned to close to their original burial site, overlooking Crystal Beach at Point Albino. If not, they will be re-interred at a cemetery in Fort Erie: Pioneer Graves
Previous blog posts on the topic:
Sarah Will Rest in Peace, Thank You Fort Erie
I have also discovered an interesting twist in researching my husband's loyalist Bradt family that is winding up with more research of my own descendants' ancestors. I will be posting the loyalist research on my dedicated UEL blog as well.
We are going to be holding our 2nd Fairbairn Family Reunion this summer and preparing for the Haines Family Reunion next summer. I think 2012 will be a busy year.
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Welcome to my family history blog. Finding more about my family's history is very rewarding as well as being interesting and educational.
I created this blog to share my thoughts, experiences, tips and resources in my search for my ancestors' history and maybe, help you in your research as well. I am particularly interested in the history of Upper Canada and the Loyalist period in history.
My Carnival Blogs
- Black Sheep Canadian Ancestors - The Quaker Loyalist Turncoats
- Cabinet of Curiosities #15 - What Did I Dig Up?
- Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture # 12 - Letter From Ireland
- COG # 68 - A Tribute to Women - Sarah Haines, UEL
- COG # 69 - What If...The British Won the Revolutionary War?
- COG #71-Local History - The Tomato Capital of Canada - Leamington, Ontario
- COG #73 - The Good Earth - Vege-Land
- COG #75- Justice and Independence - The Loyalists Viewpoint
- COG #76 - My Favouriite Summer Vacation
- COG #77 - Disasters - God's Wrath
- COG #81 - A Short But Full Life
- Smile for the Camera #11 - Brothers and Sisters
- Smile for the Camera #12 - Noble Life - Rev. T. Neil Libby
- Smile For The Camera #15 - They Worked Hard For The Family
- Smile for the Camera - All Creatures Great and Small
My Daily Blog Theme Posts & SNGF with Randy
- Follow Friday - Cape Cod Gravestones
- Follow Friday - Destination: Austin Family
- Follow Friday - Tribal Pages
- Follow Friday - Viviti For Versatile Blogging
- Madness Monday - 10 Questions
- Madness Monday - I'm Realy Connnected To My Parents
- Madness Monday - Nettie Kennedy
- Saturday Night Fun - My Grandmother's Ancestors
- Saturday Night Fun - Poetry
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ahnentafel Roulette
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - All My Grgrgrandparents
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Family Increases
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - My All-Time Favourite Song
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Surname Distribution
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Nicest Things
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Tricks And Treats
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Luck!
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Where were they in 1909?
- Surname Saturday - Small, Smalle, Smalley
- Tombstone Tuesday - Col. John Butler Family Buryng Grounds
- Tombstone Tuesday - Doan's Ridge Cemetery
- Tombstone Tuesday - My German Ancestry
- Tombstone Tuesday - Tecumseh
- Tombstone Tuesday - The Family Plot
- Tombstone Tuesday,Happy Birthday Great-grampa John Haines
- Wordless Wednesday - Alexander Taylor
- Wordless Wednesday - Elizabeth Simcoe
- Wordless Wednesday - Global Warming???
- Wordless Wednesday - Happy Anniversary!
- Wordless Wednesday - Jane Fairbairn Kendrick
- Wordless Wednesday - My Gardens
- Wordless Wednesday - Niagara region, Ontario, Canada
- Wordless Wednesday - On The Island
- Wordless Wednesday - The George Fairbairn Family
- Wordless Wednesday - The Taylors of Essex County
- Wordless Wednesday - Touring the Settler's Village, Bobcaygeon, Ontario