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From: "Garth A. Hamilton - VE3HO" <>
Subject: Re: [HAM] Hamilton
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 07:01:12 -0500
Searching your Hamilton's
One thing that I have just found to very useful is the information that placed on several web sites when I created web pages with my family history.
It started 18 months ago with only one on Family Tree Maker site with the original 400 people I had researched and had taken me four years to put together.
Then I built a site of my own using Family Origins to produce the main bulk of the data and then custom programmed my own interface to bring together all the family trees that relate to my James Hamilton.
For the longest time there was no activity and the counters did not register more than a visit a day, but recently this has changed dramatically as the search engines I submitted my site to have sent out there robots to read my site and index material on my site and it has risen from page 50 to page 3-6 on some search engines. Over Christmas this year I was contacted by three people who have opened new doors for my by confirming information I have and correcting some of it and adding immeasurably to the data. With my own research in national archives and visiting areas where my Hamilton's had lived I found relatives that I had never known about before alive and well with some with information to share and others only interested in what I had found from the heartaches to the glory. In the last year I took the original 400 people and added 600 names completing two lines descendant from My James Hamilton to the newest babies born in 2000. This past Holiday Season I had three inquiries with connections looking for information and sharing information which now brings my family tree to over 1200 individuals and while my James Hamilton starts in 1806 in Ulster Ireland, I have adjoining trees that go back into the early 1700's in the American Colonies, Finland, England, Ireland and show the family has ties to New Zealand and the Philippines in recent times.
All I can say is it is a long road and one that never seems to end if you stick with it. Collect your information and get it on line to share and others will eventually find you and share with you there finds.
Niagara Falls Ontario
researching James Hamilton who arrived in Canada in 1830 and married Mary Hammond in 1832 in Hawksbury Ontario and lived in the western part of Gore Township, Argentuil County, Quebec until 1865 when he moved his family along with many others to Randboro and East Clifton, Compton County, Quebec. In 1905 many of his descendants then moved to Sydney Manitoba, and in 1911 again moved Unity Saskatchewan and homesteaded there.
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