Genealogy Hedgecoe-McKenna Update

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Posting Member: Jenn
Topic: Year End
Family Name Associations: All 🙂
Location: Emonton, Alberta enroute to Toronto, Ontario
Mood: Exhausted yet satisfied!

Haha!  Oops.  I saved this and forgot to publish it.  Wondering why we’re so quiet?  Just me starting out the New Year with a giant ‘Oops!’
Sorry everyone, here’s your post from January.

2012 In Review

I’d like to start off by extending deep thanks, from myself and everyone who plays a role within the Society, to those that have been outrageously supportive to us over this past year.  This year we have accomplished more than ever before, and we have opened up so many new potential pathways to future research.  We’ve discovered heroes, soldiers and ancestors of great accomplishments.  We’ve connected with cousins, and connected families with information that’s been buried for decades, in some cases, centuries.

Some of our greatest accomplishments have been in the Bentley family lines, where we made the connection to Pateley Bridge, Brewerly, Yorkshire, England.  The Page family lines, were we have finally connected Elise Maud Brown to her parents and her Doherty and Hogan ancestry, discovering deep Acadian roots.  The O’Neill lines where we were able to make connections, with the assistance of cousin Joan, to Father Edward O’Neill of New York and the original home of Mary O’Kane and James O’Neill in Garvaghullion, Longfield East, Omagh, Tyrone, Ireland.
We encountered relations both near and far in the Nickle-Walker family, gathered cousins who have brightened our lives, and encountered mind boggling confusion that will probably take us another ten years to figure out – but that’s what we’re here for!

Of course, this year has had it’s ups and downs, through the website changes and upgraded look, to the menu troubles of doom.  Thankfully, the new server upgrades and setup has ensured a more complete backup process for our research.  We’ve accomplished so much with the upgrade of TNG as well, and hopefully recovered from the loss of our notes and the errors we encountered while progressing.

We’ve also sadly made note of several family losses this year, and would like to extend our deepest, most sincere condolences to both the family of Cousin Marilyn and the Pleau family. Your loved ones will be forever remembered, may they rest in peace.

We have such brilliant bright hope for the future.  And with the very exciting marriages that have occurred and will occur in 2013, we have so very much more to look forward to.  Look for us in the New Year with plenty of updates and lots of progress!

We’d like to wish all of our cousins, family and dear friends a very safe and happy holidays and a wonderful New Year.

Always one for making things pretty, Jenn is our resident artist. Métis, British Home Child Descendant, family historian and genealogist, she is always looking into some new branch of research and encourages historical preservation and education.

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