About this Site
Welcome to my genealogy web site. Like genealogy research itself, this web site is a work in progress. My intention is to work slowly through each branch of my family tree and add them one by one.
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Bray Family of St. Teath, Cornwall and Ontario
Burke Family of Ireland and Ontario
- This family line starts with Benjamin Burk, born about 1800 likely in County Monaghan, Ireland. Benjamin's children emigrated to Mariposa Township, Ontario.
Cole Family of Pennsylvania and Ontario
- This family is one of my dead ends. The family begins with Francis Cole, born about 1850 in Prince Edward County, Ontario. His parents were John and Margaret and were likely from Pennsylvania.
Doidge Family of Devonshire and Northumberland County, Ontario
- The family begins with Thomas Doidge, 1794 in Devon, England. His descendents settled in Northumberland County, Ontario
Hird Family of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Montreal, and Ontario
- This family line begins with Samuel Hird, born 1810 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Sam's son Sam emigrated to Montreal.
Melville Family of Scotland and Ontario
- This family line begins with Francis Melville, born 1815 in Clyne, Scotland. Francis' son William Melville emigrated to Toronto, Ontario.
Newsome Family of Coventry, England
- This family line begins with William Newsome, born about 1761 in England. William was a cotton merchant in Coventry, England and many of his descendants still live there.
Ormsby Family of Sligo, Ireland and Oro Township, Ontario
- This family line begins with James Orsmby, born about 1790 in County Sligo, Ireland. James and his family emigrated to Oro Township, Simcoe County, Ontario.
Puley Family of Devonshire and Ontario
- This family line begins with Philip Puley, born 1790 in Devonshire, England. Philip and his family settled in Victoria County, Ontario.
Player Family of Coventry and Ontario
- This family line begins with John Player, born about 1760 in England. John's descendents were watchmakers in Coventry England.
Sherwin (Shearwin) Family of Yorkshire and Ontario
- This family line begins with Anthony Shearwin, born in 1774 in Yorkshire, England. Anthony's sons settled in Northumberland County, Ontario.