Major General George Cadwalader

Transcription: Obituary for Major General George Burges Cadwalader

Transcription of an obituary for Major General George Burges Cadwalader.   — General George Cadwalader died in Philadelphia, on Monday afternoon, in the seventy-third year of his age, from an attack resembling apoplexy, with which he was seized on Sunday night. He was a brother of Judge Cadwalader, who died on Sunday week, and was …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 2 Dec 2017.

  The following are the more recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 2 Dec 2017.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 2 Dec 2017.   Argentina Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 Brazil Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2014 Denmark Denmark Census, 1834 Denmark Census, 1835 …

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Samson brothers plaque.

Transcription: French plaque commemorating Samson settlers.

Plaque of St. Gatien-des-Bois, France commemorating the first Samson settlers was erected at the Church of St. Gatien-des-Blois in January of 1997. Inside the church of St Gatien-des-Bois, France (pictured above), a plaque commemorating the first Samson settlers was erected in January of 1997, which reads (translated from French): “In 1665 the brothers Gabriel and …

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Louise Ruth Reynolds: A woman of many names and identities.

  Louise Ruth Froemling: Child.   According to my husband Mark, his grandmother, Louise Ruth Froemling was born on 10 Oct 1911 at 1712 Paulina Street in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois to Emma Mary Froemling and William Read Kirk. Since Emma was unmarried, and William, a soldier, returned to his military post with no intention of …

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Gummeson - Ella, Ken, Helen, Mazel, Axel

Transcription – Axel and Ella Gummeson and Family Biography

AXEL AND ELLEN (ELLA) GUMMESON   Axel and Ella Gummeson, and Kenneth age 10 weeks, left Amery, Wisconsin, U.S.A., by train and arrived in Cabri, Saskatchewan, on April 21, 1917. They took up residence at the August Gummeson farm on the south edge of town. Several brothers and a sister of Axel had come to …

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Last Will and Testament dated Micajah Mathis of 6 May 1799; page 40.

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Micajah Mathis dated 6 May 1799.

  The following is my transcription from a copy of the Last Will and Testament of Micajah Mathis dated 6 May 1799.   Micajah was the son-in-law (married to Mercy Shreve) of my children’s 8th great grandfather, Joshua Shreve of Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey.   40 In the name of God, Amen. This sixth day of …

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The Acadian expulsion.

This homebody wishes to be part of an Acadian trip to France.

  Of all of the numerous branches in our family history, there are two of which I am almost obsessive in my interest – and research.   Those are my mother’s Acadian roots and my father-in-law’s Welsh Quaker ancestry. Featured image: La grande derangement (Acadian Expulsion)   A few years ago, we had the amazing …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Nov 2017.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Nov 2017.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Nov 2017. Featured image: Boardwalk, Ocean City, New Jersey, United States   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Nov 2017.   Brazil Brazil, Paraíba, Civil Registration, 1879-2007 Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2014 Denmark Denmark Census, 1925 Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941 France …

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Keefer, Christian; Land Certificate #17693

Transcription: Land Certificate of Christian W. Keefer

Land Certificate No. 17693 of Christian W. Keefer. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Certificate No. 17693 To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas Christian W. Keefer, of Lake County, Ohio has deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States, a Certificate of the REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE at Milwaukee …

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Transcription: The last Will and Testament of Nathan B. Jaquish.

Transcription: The last Will and Testament of Nathan B. Jaquish.

The following is my transcription of the last Will and Testament of Nathan B. Jaquish, great granduncle of our children, Erin and Stuart. Featured image: South Kortright, New York   The last Will and Testament of Nathan B. Jaquish. Proved & recorded August 25, 1837.   I Nathan B. Jaquish of the town of Kortright …

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Eccles Hill, 1870, Red Sashes with Fenian Cannon

Fenian Raid Pension Grant Application; Laurent Jude Melanson.

  The following are my transcriptions of three documents of the Fenian Raid Pension Grant Application relating to the pensionable service of my 2nd great grandfather, Laurent Jude Melanson. Featured image: Red Sashes with a Fenian Cannon. Detailed biographical information, sources and other data are available here. CO6 5/14 28752 FENIAN RAID SERVICE. THE FENIAN …

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Your genealogy research could land your DNA results in a criminal investigation | KIRO-TV

  by: Alison Grande Updated: Nov 6, 2017 – 8:44 PM begin: MIXED MEDIA (CAROUSEL)   If you submit DNA to a genealogy website, KIRO 7 discovered law enforcement may have access to the results. So far more than 5 million people have submitted DNA to search their genealogy on Ancestry.com. Customers send in a …

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Canada Post issues Halifax Explosion stamp marking 100 years since the disaster | CTV Atlantic News

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Monday, November 6, 2017 7:29AM AST Last Updated Monday, November 6, 2017 11:25AM AST   HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Lt.-Gov Arthur J. LeBlanc has unveiled a Canada Post stamp that commemorates the Halifax Explosion. The stamp depicts the moments after the munitions vessel SS Mont Blanc collided with the SS Imo …

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Namibia

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 4 Nov 2017.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 4 Nov 2017. Featured image: Namibia   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Canada British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939 Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 Croatia Croatia, Delnice Deanery Catholic Church Books, 1725-1926 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Church Books, 1552-1963 Denmark …

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Death Certificate of Mary A. Hickman

Transcription – Death Certificate for Mary Hickman of Montgomery, Ohio

Transcription – Death  Certificate for Mary Hickman of Montgomery, Ohio.   STATE  OF OHIO BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS CERTIFICATE OF DEATH ___________________ 1  PLACE OF DEATH County   Montgomery     Registration District  No.  902     File No. _________________ Township  Clay     Primary Registration District  No. 5370     Registered No.  33055 or Village  _________________________     No.  ____, ________________St., ______ Ward (If death …

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Transcription: Prominent Families of the United States of America, page 402-4; BURKET

Transcription:  Prominent Families of the United States of America, page 402-4; BURKET BURKET Jacob F. Burket, b. in Perry Co., Ohio, 25 March 1837 ; m., at Lenawee Co., Michigan, Pamy D., dau. of John Walters, of Findlay, Ohio, and, by her (who d. 6 June 1900), had issue :– 1.  Harlan Fessenden, b.  15 …

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Marriage record of Telesphore Blanchet and Agnes Larocque.

Transcription: Marriage record of Telesphore Blanchet and Agnes Larocque and others.

  The following is my transcription of the marriage record of Telesphore Blanchet and Agnes Larocque and others.   SCHEDULE B – MARRIAGES   County of Carleton   Division of Ottawa   His Name 002683 Louis Berthiaume 002684 Telesphore Blanchet 002685 Joseph Adrian Burke Age 32 57 23 Residence when Married Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Place …

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Rose-Anna Labelle Memorial Card

Transcription: Memorial card for Rose-Anna Labelle

The following is a transcription of the memorial card for Rose-Anna Labelle, wife of the late Frédéric Sigouin, who passed away at St-Hippolyte on September 18, 1932. __________ A LA DOUCE MEMOIRE DE Rose-Anna Labelle épouse de feu Frédéric Sigouin décédée à St-Hippolyte le 18 septembre 1932 Seigneur, vous savez combien je dé sirais être …

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Concerned citizens use genealogy to connect Jewish heirs with compensation for family property lost or destroyed in WWII..

I love genealogy. I get so much pleasure and satisfaction from the small breakthroughs that are part of the pursuit of genealogy. This, however, is surely nothing compared to the self-worth and satisfaction felt by those who use their knowledge and experience in genealogy to track down the heirs to compensation for the lost or …

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Transcription – Marriage of Abraham Fougere and Elizabeth Cordeau

  Abraham Fougère & Elizabeth Cordeau Film # 1316273, Record # 16   Date and place of Marriage:    Jany 10th 1876 River Bourgeois C.B. How married (by License or Banns):    Banns Full name of Groom:    Abraham Fougère His age:    23 Condition (Bachelor or Widower):    Bachelor Profession or Trade:    Fisherman Residence:    River Bourgeois Where born:        …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jun 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 18 Oct 2017.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 18 Oct 2017.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 18 Oct 2017.   Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 …

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300 year old undelivered letters are now being examined by researchers

The truth is ” the genealogy community needs more respect ” …

I strongly believe that the genealogy community needs more respect and tolerance in numerous ways. We all have our own methods, beliefs and processes that we prefer to use in our own genealogy research.   Just as I believe we should be tolerant of those in society who ARE different from each other, ACT different …

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Keefer, Chester and Jacques, Mary Ann - Marriage Record

Transcription: Marriage record for Chester Keefer and Mary Ann Jaques.

  Transcription of the Marriage Record for Chester Keefer and Mary Ann Jaques.   THE STATE OF OHIO, Geauga County Personaly appeared Chester W. Keefer and made application for a MARRIAGE LICENSE for himself and Mary Ann Jaques of the township of Munson in said county, and made solemn oath the he the said Chester …

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Our Melanson Family: A haunting history?

Our Melanson Family: A haunting history?

Since we’re coming up onto Halloween, I decided to repost this story about our own Melanson family’s haunting history.   I posted in the past about the ancestry of my mother’s Fougère and Melanson families. The Fougères and Melansons were original Acadian settlers in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, having traveled from France in the late …

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ABOUT THIS SITE...

Empty Nest Ancestry is a partner site with Blythe Genealogy

I'm a wife and mother, with a wonderful husband and two great 'kids' who are now young adults, and we live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada - in the great city of Chilliwack, to be exact (one hour from Vancouver).

Empty Nest Ancestry is a website designed to make all of my genealogy research available to others at no charge. I'd like nothing better than to promote this as a free exchange of information for all genealogy researchers.

It is important to keep in mind as you explore this site that I make no guarantees. My entire body of research is here, including speculations and unsubstantiated information. All information is only as good as the sources cited. Any speculations are clearly stated along with my reasons for them.

MY FAMILY HISTORY

My family's genealogy is mostly French and French Canadian.

Originating in France, both my father's and mother's branches were original settlers in Canada.My father's family immigrated from France to Quebec sometime in the 17th century, with my father's family living mostly around Beauce and Lac Megantic.

My mother's family immigrated from France to Nova Scotia on the ship 'Satisfaction' under command of Peter Butler and in company of Sir Thomas Temple in 1657. These original settlers along the Atlantic became known as l'Acadie (the Acadians). My mother's maiden name is Melanson and she is directly descended from Pierre (dit Laverdure) and Priscilla Mellanson, who are on record in London with their children prior to making the crossing.

MARK'S FAMILY HISTORY

Mark's family's genealogy is varied and fascinating, including Welsh, French, British, Swedish, Danish, Canadian, Spanish, and numerous others.

On his father's side it includes Welsh Quakers who immigrated to America at the time of and some with William Penn. From these Welsh Quakers is his family's royal connections with several of his multiple great grandparents having been Kings and Queens of England. As a result of the royal lineage, his family is linked to every nation that ever married into the British royal family.

On his mother's side is Swedish and Danish ancestry as his great-grandparents immigrated to America in the late 1800's and early 1900's from Sweden. Shortly after, they settled in Saskatchewan, Canada as a result of the promise of free workable land on the Canadian prairie.

BLYTHE GENEALOGY DATABASE

My Blythe genealogy database is part of this site and is easily accessed through the upper menu.

This is where all specific data, relationships, images, documents and sources are available for free download. Don't leave this site without exploring it first.

There is true treasure there.Weave all of this together with sometimes humorous, scandalous and completely fascinating stories of ancestral family members and you have this site.