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The Aylwards of Central Massachusetts Updated May 25, 2003
About Our Family Research
My name is Janet Rose (Aylward) Haley. I became interested in my family history in 1986 before my first trip to Nova Scotia, after learning from my grandfather, James Robert Aylward, that his mother, Agnes Aylward, was from Five Islands, Nova Scotia. I talked to my grandfather before his death in 1992 about researching his family history and was given his permission to do so. In 1990, during my honeymoon, I visited Five Islands and became obsessed with learning more about my family. In 1997, I enrolled in a genealogy course for several weeks and began looking more closely into the how-to of genealogy research. Due to work-related pressures, however, I did not get very far in my research and only this year returned to the internet and began looking into on-line services for this project.