Transcription: Revolutionary War Plaque for Gabriel Steely

The following is a transcription of a plaque recognizing Gabriel Steely as a Revolutionary Soldier.   REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER GABRIEL STEELY Born Aug. 19, 1763 – Died May 2,  1830 Wife: Mary [Stewart] Steely Parents of John Steely, Dr. Meek Steely and Isabella Duncan, of Kingston, Ohio, George Steely and  Sarah Shelby of Covington, Indiana, Reuben …

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Transcription: Revolutionary War Index card for Abel Cadwalader.

The following is my transcription of the Revolutionary War Index card for Abel Cadwalader. Inactive Duty Militia Cadwalader, Abel Rank: Lieutenancy: Philadelphia County. Battalion: 1st Company: 5th, Capt. David Dowlin Class: Remarks: “under age, Provd.” Authority: Nonattendance Account, 1781-1782 Date: N.B. Muster Fines £ Published: “Military Accounts: Militia,” Records of the Comptroller General, RG-4 THE …

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4 stories of hidden treasures you can still look for today.

There’s reason to believe you could find a major treasure horde.  After all, there are quite a few still out there just waiting to be unearthed!  Here are just 4 stories of hidden treasures you can still look for today as long as you have a metal detector. For most metal detectorists, the thrill of …

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Smashed brick wall: Prominent Busse and Froemling families of Chicago.

There’s nothing like the feeling of solving a mystery like the one about the biological family of my husband’s grandmother Louise Reynolds. Born in October of 1911, she was given up for adoption. A wonderful couple, William Dennis Matthews and his wife Claudia adopted her and a little boy, William Dennis Matthews, Jr.   She …

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Transcription: Society at Richmond, The Washington Post, March 28, 1915

Although this article from the Washington Post Society Column of March 28, 1915 does not mention any individuals I am researching, it is on a newspaper page copy that does. I am posting the transcription of this and numerous other articles from this page as it is a wealth of names and information of society …

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Transcription: Hyattsville Society, The Washington Post, March 28, 1915

The following is a transcription from a very poor quality copy of the Washington Post of March 28, 1915. Every effort has been made to accurately decipher the text, but where this was not possible the text has been represented below by [???an ?. ?????]. In many instances, it’s impossible to even decipher the quantity …

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Transcription: Tombstone of Clayton William Blythe and Erwin Oliver Blythe

BLYTHE (Left Side) Father Clayton 1883-1943 (Right Side) Son Erwin O. 1911-1927 Irving Park Cemetary, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ____________________ The image above links directly to the original document. You can access sources, data, images and documents for these and other individuals, by clicking on the name link, or searching the Blythe Genealogy database site using …

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Transcription: Tombstone of Christian Biller (1792-1873)

Christian Biller was buried in the Tomahawk Pond Cemetery (aka Antioch, Barb Schoolhouse, Biller-Estep Cemeteries) in Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States.   Transcription: Christian Biller Born Dec. 17, 1792 Died Aug. 15, 1873 Aged 80 yrs 8 mos & 29 days ____________________ The image above links directly to the original document. You can access sources, data, …

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Transcription: In Memoriam for Philomène Bisson (1839-1919)

A LA DOUCE MEMOIRE DE Dame PHILOMÈNE BISSON Epouse de FEU SIEUR NARCISSE GRÉGOIRE Décédée à St Sauveur de Québec, le 25 décembre 1919, a l’age de 80 ans. ———————- Mon Dieu j’ai achevé ma course, mon pèlerinage est terminé ; j’ai consommé l’oeuvre que vous m’aviez conflée et maintenant je retourne à vous a …

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Genealogy obsession in Iceland opens academic doors.

As I’ve written in previous posts, much of human history has involved the management of relationships, marriages, etc. to safeguard against incestuous relationships, and has resulted in an impressive genealogy obsession in Iceland. Iceland, with its population of only 320,000, is one small corner of the globe that still deals with the issues of living …

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Ingenius incest prevention app created by University of Iceland students.

I previously wrote an article about my fascination with the ‘science of husbandry on a human scale‘. My interest in this subject was piqued by my own Acadian ancestry and the Acadians’ practice of ‘managing’ biological relationships through the church in order to safeguard against close relatives marrying and having children. This has been a …

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I’d like to see an open and free exchange of genealogical data.

Ideally, I’d like to see an open and free exchange of genealogical data. I’ve long been a proponent of the open and free exchange of genealogy data to ensure ready access to information for everyone researching their family history. This morning, however, I read “Cooperation Makes Records Available for Free” at FamilySearch.org and it made …

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My list of my top ten genealogy and ancestry websites.

My top ten: Best world-wide genealogy and ancestry websites.

After almost twenty years of genealogy research, there are certain sites that have become my ‘go to’ sites for certain aspects of my genealogy research. I thought it might be helpful for me to post my list of my top ten genealogy and ancestry websites. I have also included a description of the reasons why …

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BourgeoisAnne Marie Bourgeois

Transcription: Mme Anne-Marie Bourgeois (1912-2001).

Below is my transcription of the newspaper notice of the death of Anne-Marie Bourgeois. BOURGEOIS MME ANNE-MARIE Au Foyer de Saint-Célestin, le 30 juin 2001, es décédée à l’âge de 88 ans, Mme Anne-Marie Bourgeois, épouse en premières noces de feu Lucien Bourgeois et en secondes noces de feu Welly Luazière, autrefois de Sainte-Monique. La …

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DNA, archaeology, anthropology and genealogy open eyes to the past.

It seems that every time I turn on my computer to view the internet, I find new articles and posts about discoveries made in DNA, archaeology, genealogy and even science, that shed new light on our search into the origins of our own family and heritage, and the origins of our ethnic groups. Today I …

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Marriage of Trenee Aucoin and Marguerite Giroir

Transcription: Marriage Cerificate for Irenée Aucoin and Marguerite Girroir.

Below is my transcription of the marriage certificate for Trenée Aucoin and Marguerite Girroir.   (a) PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA Date and place of Marriage:  22 May, 1872, Arichat, Co. Richmond How Married ; by License or Banns:  By Banns Full Name of GROOM:  Irenée Aucoin His age:  28 years Condition (Bachelor or Widower):  Bachelor …

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Obituary of Casildee Lavallee and Antoine Labelle

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Casildée Lavallée and Antoine Labelle.

The following is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ card for Casildée Lavallée and Antoine Labelle.   A la douce mémoire de CASILDÉE LAVALLÉE épouse de feu ANTOINE LABELLE décédée à Ottawa le 15 juin, 1964 à l’âge de 89 ans et de ANTOINE LABELLE décédée à Sault Ste-Marie le 18 mars 1944 à l’âge …

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Grave marker for Sarah Anderson.

Transcription: Tombstones of James and Sarah Anderson (née Thomas).

The following are my transcriptons of the tombstones of James and Sarah Anderson (née Thomas).   Tombstone of James Anderson, M.D. James Anderson M.D. Died 7th […] (The image for this tombstone is very poor quality and almost unreadable.) Tombstone of Sarah (Thomas) Anderson SARAH Wife of James Anderson M.D. Died 6 Mo. 29, 1869 …

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Albertine Audet-Turmel

Transcriptions: Obituaries for Albertine Audet-Turmel.

Following are my translated transcriptions for the obituaries of Albertine Audet-Turmel in their original French. Original French Texts Obituary #1 TURMEL Albertine (née Audet). Au Foyer Nazareth, le 20 juin 1992, à l’âge de 93 ans et 8 mois, est décédée dame Albertine Audet, épouse de feu monsieur Michel Turmel. Elle demeurait à Québec. La …

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Marieanne T. Bourgeois Death Certificate

Transcription – Death Certificate for Marieanne T. Bourgeois

The following is my transcription of the death certificate of Marieanne T. Bourgeois while trying to remain as true to the original form as possible. DEATH CERTIFICATION The State of New Hampshire This is to certify that the following is a true copy of facts recorded on the death record of the individual named hereon, …

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Transcription – ‘In Memoriam’ for Origene M. Roy

The following text is my transcription of the In Memoriam card for Origene M. Roy. In Loving Memory of ORIGENE M. ROY 1903 – 1980 O gentlest heart of Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory have mercy on the soul of Thy …

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