Obits & an Inquest

Henry Hays, reportedly born in 1808, was killed in 1888. Because he is my four times great grandfather, I have been curious about the facts of his life since I started researching in 2003. Initially, I only had information from family bibles. My challenge with this source if I don’t know who originally entered the information on the family page.

I know that he has a shared family plot in Fairmount Cemetery in Polo, Illinois, but I haven’t found officially information regarding his death yet.

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Spring and Fresh Starts

I’m using the first mini-crocus of spring as inspiration to jump start my genealogy blog. I was overwhelming myself by thinking that I needed to get Henry Hays’ full story online. Instead, I’m going to start with the articles and headlines that marked the end of his life. If you are researching another root of Henry Hays’ tree or another Hays/Hayes line out of Ogle county, email me at julie@hayska.org or subscribe to this blog.

Welcome to HAYSKA.org

HAYSKA stands for Hays Kinship Association. My goal for the association is to support and collaborate on research the various Hays/Hayes lines. Email julie@hayska.org and let me know who you are researching.

“Hayska” also means daughter of Hays and represents my personal genealogical research. Started in 2003, the primary projects focus on:

  1. Henry Hays (1808-1888)
  2. Tracing Polish ancestors

Full Hays, Trump, Szubinski, and Smasz Family Tree found at Rootsweb WorldConnect Project (Hayska database)