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Western New York Genealogical Society (WNYGS) invites WNYGS members and the
general public to our upcoming March program.
*Breaking Old World: Finding Foreign Places of Birth in American Records"*
*Date and Time: *Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
*Location: *Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central Branch, Ring of
Knowledge, 1 Lafayette Circle, Buffalo, NY 14203
*Lecture Description: *The key to breaking your genealogy research into the
"Old World" is knowing your immigrant ancestor's origin. Join us as we
learn about American resources that can help you identify your ancestor's
birth town or region. This is a great course for genealogists of all
*About the Presenter: *Rhonda Konig is the genealogy specialist at the
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. She has a Master of Library Science
from the University at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Arts in History from SUNY
Geneseo. Rhonda has been a proponent of genealogy since 1999, and has
sixteen years of experience as a genealogy librarian. Rhonda serves on the
board of the Western New York Genealogical Society and as editor of the
Society’s quarterly JOURNAL.
*Cost:* Free to WNYGS members and the general public.
To view a copy of the flyer, visit
For complete information on this and other upcoming events, visit the
Society's website http://www.wnygs.org/meetings.html.
Jennifer Liber Raines
*WNYGS - Chair of Community Outreach*
I have info on the Hatch ancestry.
On Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:05:47 -0500, Winnie Sihon <wsihon(a)comcast.net>
> I am revisiting my brick walls and have realized that some of my
> postings are still coming up with an old e-mail and inaccurate
> information. I would appreciate contact from anyone linked to any of
> these HALE or JONES families. If you know of someone who might be
> connected, please forward my e-mail to them. The only information I can
> add to the summary below is that my grandmother Merle Norman Porter told
> the story of James Jones (the father of her mother-in-law) that he died
> in an accident when visiting an island in the Niagara River that the
> family owned. It seems to me that if this is true the story might have
> been written up in a local newspaper sometime after Nov. 14, 1866.
> -----Original Message----- From: Winifred Sihon
> Sent: Monday, October 08, 2007 11:28 AM
> To: jones(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: James A. Jones, NY
> I too am delighted with the action on this list and I would like to
> the e-book posting. However I would request that all of us send our
> obituaries so that they may be added to the e-book.
> My brick wall is James A. Jones who was born 11 October 1831 in Hume,
> Allegheny Co., NY (according to LDS records only) and married Clarissa
> b. 10 Oct 1836 in Warsaw, Wyoming Co., NY daughter of Philander Hale and
> Clarissa Hatch Hale. In 1850 census James appears as a 19 year old farm
> worker on Philander's farm and in 1860 Clarissa Jones is in her fathers
> with Children Ida Jones born in 1854 and Francis born 1857. James is not
> listed and I have not found him elsewhere to be sure. He died 14 Nov
> supposedly in Buffalo, but is buried beside his son Francis (d. 29 Mar
> in the Hale plot in Warsaw Cemetery. In WNY News for 22 Nov 1866 the
> following death notice appeared: "JONES Nov 14, Mr. James Jones - aged 36
> years." The marriage is also mentioned in Andrew Young "The History of
> town of Warsaw, NY, c. 1869, page 276 in the biographical sketch of Caleb
> Hatch. I have no other information and there are no surviving males in
> line. I have tried to find his parents but there are many possible
> as you all know.
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