My name is Nancy and I am the Webmaster of this site. Here you will find Green/Ashurst/Burton/Wagar/Williams/Boyd/Switzer/Sandison/Ames/Beard and a host of other connected families. As an only child, I always thought I had a small family. Turns out I have a huge family and I'm very excited about that :)
Working on this website has prompted me to track down cousins I haven't been in touch with for many years. To my delight, nine of them are now members of this site and I look forward to learning more about their families. We have a lot of catching up to do!
This site was created using MyHeritage.com. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and me to create a site for their family and even publish their family tree on the Internet. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me.
The site was last updated on Oct 31 2017, and it currently has 48 registered members. Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 3311 names in our family site. If you wish to become a member too, please click here.
I would like to thank B. Gibbard, (sixth cousin once removed), for allowing me access to his fabulous website. A true genealogist, Mr. Gibbard cites all his information sources with great care. He is the main source of information for the Wagars listed in this website. Without his assistance, I would never be this far along with this website.
Special thanks also go to the Switzer Family who have graciously allowed me to search their site. What an incredible wealth of information, also well notated, has been provided there. I have also used many online genealogy sites to capture information and made a few trips to the local cemetery and local genealogical society.
My grandmother, Annie Elizabeth Williams Wagar, provided me with the information I needed to start to this project. She was a born genealogist and carefully kept many wonderful treasures, perhaps hoping that one day, I would be wise enough to appreciate them. This website is dedicated to her memory.
This is a real history lesson for me. Until I started this website I really had no idea who the United Empire Loyalists were. I must have skipped class that day! I had never heard of Butler's Rangers; didn't know the dates of the World Wars; and had no idea that so many surnames were derived from long-ago occupations. Oh, I had Carpenter and Smith figured out, that was easy, but I didn't know that an Ames was a harness maker!
I'm hooked now on this journey back in time. But this project has also made me more aware that we need to look after the images and information we have today, so that our grandchildren and great grandchildren will know a little more about who they are and where they came from. I have a crate full of photos with no names or dates or places or occasions. That is a project on it own!
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