Welcome to my genealogy site. I have been working on my family lines off and on for over 30 years. I have elected to publish the information in various subsets to make it easier for people to find the information they are interested in without having to wade through a lot of extraneous data.

Significant changes to this site are logged on my blog.  You can check there periodically or sign on as a Follower to keep track of the updates.

My Father's Families This line includes my father's Irish families: Doyle, Hamilton, Dunn and Jordan. All the data here is the result of my research.

My Loyalist Families My maternal grandmother, Violet Faye (Jones) Broder, worked for many years on her Jones and Misener lines. Much of the Jones information she collected was received from Harley Misener. I have updated much of this information and added sources and citations. I have also added my own research. Some of the descendants of James Jones, a Loyalist, through his son Andrew are included here.

Some Descendants of James Broder James Broder of Co Sligo, Ireland, was my mother's great-great-grandfather. His grandson John immigrated to California in 1880 and married Alice Mary Graves. 

Loyalists & Patriots: the Striker, Graves, and Clapp families documents some of the ancestors and descendants of Rev. Roswell Graves and Eugenia (Jane) Clapp.  Jane's grandfather, Samson Striker, settled in Prince Edward County, Ontario as a Loyalist in 1784. 

Richard's Families documents my husband's (Richard Reid West) ancestors and some of their descendants.


The Jones family above is primarily the descendants of James and Hannah (Goodale) Jones. The lines below descend from James' siblings.  These lines have been generously contributed by people who are researching them.   I intend to merge all the information one day, but generally only some of the earliest generations are in all three sites. As of Sept 2010, the descendants of Catherine Jones have been merged. Any photos or documents are included only in My Loyalist Families above. 

Peter Jones documents the descendants of James Jones, a Loyalist, through his grandson Peter. All of the information in this line was received from Peter's great-grandson Donald Jones and his wife Joyce. I have not done any work on this line and have no other information about the people on it.

Coleman/Jones documents the descendants of James Jones through his granddaughter Catherine and her husband William Coleman. Also included are the descendants of William's brother John Coleman and his wife Elizabeth Lawrason. All of the information in this line was received from William & Catherine's 3rd great-grandson Robert Coleman. Most of William & Catherine's descendants will also be found in My Loyalist Families above where photos and documents are included when available.

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