March 13, 2012

Rebecca Haynen married Frances Walker

On Ancestry's web site, I found a marriage record in the Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 collection of Rebecca Haynen and Frances Walker.

Rebecca Haynen of Waterville, who are you? You married Francis Walker of Montreal on Sep 6, 1864 at the Church of England in Hatley on Sherbrooke Ave. My 2nd great-grandfather, William Haynen, and his mother-in-law, Marion Cronshaw, are two of the witnesses to this marriage. Are you William's sister?

I need to look through the 1861 census records in Quebec to see if I can find Rebecca before this marriage date.

March 05, 2012

Vertical Pedigree Charts

Today, I'm printing Vertical Pedigree Charts from Family Tree Maker Essentials 2012. One for each of my main branches: Haynen, MacDonald, Ward, Lyon. Beginning with my grandparents and going up three generations. I can see some empty boxes for ancestors and a few about dates for ancestors names I do have. Time to get organized and decide on my next genealogical research step.

Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

Flip-Pal mobile scanner is a great device for scanning and saving those little old pictures that are glued into old family albums and can't be removed. This is what I did last Friday with an old family album my Aunt Mabel has with photos of ancestors from Canada. I removed the lid on the scanner, laid the scanner on top of a page over a photo and scanned. Now, I can make many copies of these photos and include them in those family history books I am going to make some day.