Author: Christine Blythe

A fifties' child, mom, wife, avid genealogy researcher, web contributor and author/owner of four blogs including Empty Nest Ancestry. The other is our extensive family genealogy database site at Blythe Genealogy.
Transcription: In Memoriam for Louis Boily

Transcription: In Memoriam for Louis Boily

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Transcription: In Memoriam for Louis Boily

 

In Memoriam for Louis Boily
In Memoriam for Louis Boily

A LA DOUCE MEMOIRE DE

LOUIS BOILY

EPOUX DE CHRISTINE TURMELLE

Décédé aux St-Anges, Comté de Beauce, le 25 Avril 1918, à l’âge de 85 ans et 8 mois

Chère épouse et chers enfants je meurs, mon pèlerinage est fini ; je vous en ssaupplie, ne m’oubliez jamais : restez unis entre vous, demeurez inébraulables dans la foi : bientôt nous nous réunirons dans l’éternité.

Maintenant que la mort a fermé ma paupière, que le dernier chaut du prêtre du Seigneur sèst fait entendre, que la terre a couvert mon corps, vous tous que j’ai aimés, priez pour moi.

Tout ce que je bous demande, parents et amis, cèst de vous souvenir de moi devant làutel du Seigneur.

Coeur Sacré de Jésus, j’ai confiance en vous

(300 jours dìndulgence.)

Doux Coeur de Marie, soyez mon salut.

(300 jours d`indulgence.)

Mon Jésus, Miséricorde. (100 jrs d`ind.)

Une communion, une prière, s.v.p.

 

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Researching Welsh Quakers in Pennsylvania.

Researching Welsh Quakers in Pennsylvania.

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Welsh Quaker ancestors are the cultural group from which the majority of the ancestors of my children originate (on my husband’s side).

 

One of the benefits of researching this culture is that the people were religious, often educated (could read and write) and were very good at documenting vital statistics and events. As a result, there are several very good written resources available that directly cite or are based upon this documented data.

The following are valuable, highly informational links to texts and websites focusing on Welsh Quaker pioneers in Pennsylvania.

 

Texts

William Penn
William Penn

Websites


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Transcription: Wogaman, Burkett and Holdery – Burkhart — Burckhardt — Burket — Burkett

Transcription: Wogaman, Burkett and Holdery – Burkhart — Burckhardt — Burket — Burkett

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Transcription: Wogaman, Burkett and Holdery – Burkhart — Burckhardt — Burket — Burkett

 

WOGAMAN, BURKETT, HOLDERY

Author:     Ezra McFall Kuhns
Publisher:     [Dayton, Ohio? : s.n., 1948]
Series:      Genealogy & local history, G7296.

BURKHART — BURCKHARDT — BURKET — BURKETT
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Burket Family Bio
Burket Family Bio – Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery

It has been said that Emanuel Burkhart whose home was in one of the Swiss Cantons, probably Berne, had two sons who came to America, sometime between 1742 and 1754. One of these is said to have been Jonathan and the other Christian. Rupp’s records no persons by either of these names, until the arrival on November 22, 1752, on the ship St. Michael, of Johann Burckhard, and on September 24, 1753, the arrival on the ship Neptune, of Johannes Burkhart. There is listed, however, the arrival on the ship Rosanna, on September 26, 1743, of Heinrich Burckhart. This person so nearly fits in with the known facts of the case, as to lead to the belief that this Henry, to use the English equivalent of his first name, was the progenitor of the family under discussion, in America. There is not much support to the traditional name of Jonathan, and it could easily be the case, in any event, that like thousands of others, there was the first name “Johan”, by which he might have been known, but omitted from the registration. It is stated that the immigrant’s wife died at sea, and that the father died four years after arrival. There were four children, Salome, probably the eldest, born August 14, 1734, Jehu, Nathaniel, and probably another boy said to have been named Christian. Salome, according to well authenticated statements, was seven years of age upon arrival, and this fact, as well as her marriage in 1759, she being then of marriageable age, seems to be controlling in fixing the approximate time of the arrival in America, that is at about the time of the arrival of Henry as above stated. Jehu married Madalene (Motlene) Croll or Kroll, who was the daughter of Ulric Croll, of Elizabeth township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, who came to America on August 19, 1729, aged 27 years, on the ship Mortonhouse. The brothers moved to Frederick county, Maryland, residing and working there at their trade, as well as farming, from about 1768 to 1775, after which Jehu and family moved to Reedy creek on the Yadkin, Rowan county, North Carolina. About 1809, Jehu moved to Montgomery county, Ohio, and became the owner of a 112-acre tract located on Salem pike, a few miles north of the city of Dayton, opposite the Brethren church at Ft. McKinley, Jehu died in 1823, and his wife a few years before. He was the first Bishop or Elder of the church of the Brethren (Dunkard) in this vicinity, and assisted in the organization of the Lower Stillwater church of that denomination (still flourishing at Ft. McKinley) and out of which church sprung the church at “Happy Corners”. Despite his connection with one of the peace loving sects, Jehu seems to have served in the North Carolina troops in the Revolution, was paid a fairly large sum presumably for military services. Again, in a muster roll of Capt. Andrew Long’s company of Col. Samuel Miles’ rifle regiment of Pennsylvania troops, taken on June 4, 1776, appears the name of “Jehu Burket”. This company came from western Bucks county, and there is authority for the statement that Jehu’s wife’s people were, or had been, formerly residents of that region. It could easily be possible that Jehu had returned to Pennsylvania before finally settling in North Carolina, and enrolled for a short time only as the records of that company would indicate, after which he returned to Maryland or North Carolina. From the extreme infrequency of the name Jehu, and the singular fact of it being attached in this case to the last name “Burket”, it appears to the writer as more than a coin

BURKHART — BURCKHARDT — BURKET — BURKETT
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Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery 2
Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery

cidence. This conclusion might be further justified from the fact of the somewhat roving disposition of the person in question, who in the course of this life, removed three or four different times, and to distant points. Jehu and Motlene had nine children, Henry being the fourth. He, Henry, was born on May 13, 1771, in Maryland. On December 25, 1793, Henry married Elizabeth Rinker, in North Carolina, who was born on June 22, 1772, and who died on February 9, 1836. About 1815 or 1816 this family came to Montgomery county, where Henry’s father had already located. Henry acquired 400 or more acres of land on the so-called Stringtown pike, in Madison township, about a mile or so north of the village of Trotwood, and about the same distance west of the settlement on the Salem pike formerly known as Taylorsburg. He died in September 1817, leaving a will which was probated in due course. Henry and Elizabeth had the following children, all born in North Carolina: Mary (sometimes called Mollie) born October 27, 1794; John, born December 27, 1795; George, born November 23, 1797; Elizabeth, born September 7, 1801; Isaac, born February 3, 1803; Charles, born March 13, 1805; Amelia, born December 8, 1807; Anne, born December 8, 1809; Martin, born October 5, 1811; and Barbara, born April 20, 1815.

As previously stated in this narrative, Mary the first child of Henry and Elizabeth, married John Wogaman the second, on August 18, 1818, and their child was George, who married Catherine Hilderbrick on June 15, 1843. She was born on July 17, 1824, the daughter of David Mary Hilderbrick, and Mary was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Holtry.

In connection with what has been said as to Jehu Burket, it should be mentioned that the material is based somewhat on a History of the Burgner family, published in 1892. This narrates an interview, in 1889, with a granddaughter of Salome Burket. This granddaughter well remembered Salome the sister of Jehu. She had married a Burgner, and after her husband’s death lived in Maryland near Frederick. Also, a pamphlet on the Burket family, prepared by Mr. John M. Burkett, of Washington, D. C., has been useful and most essential in establishing some of the important facts of the story of this family. It should also be mentioned that the family migrated in large numbers to Indiana in the early part of the nineteenth century, and many members have achieved prominence both in civil and professional walks of life, including farming and other lines of business.

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Researching paternal or maternal lines: Is one better than the other?

Researching paternal or maternal lines: Is one better than the other?

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When researching paternal or maternal lines, the tendency seems to be to place more value – and therefore time and effort – into the paternal lines. Is it true that following paternal lines is better than following maternal lines?

 

In my mind, no.

Turmaine and Emery maternal ancestors.
Turmaine and Emery maternal ancestors.

The other side of this question is: “Should genealogy research concentrate more on one to the exclusion of the other?

Again, I say “no”.

When I first started researching my family’s genealogy almost fifteen years ago, it was easier to concentrate on the paternal lines, and I did so based on my limited knowledge of genealogy, in which the paternal lines seemed to be valued more.

This may be a carryover from history where women were rarely recorded as anything other than their husband’s wives and/or father’s daughters. Unless they were particularly noteworthy, details of their own personal lives were unimportant.

This may also be a result of the difficulties that can arise when researching maternal lines. Because most research works back in time, we usually first encounter a female ancestor as a wife who has taken on her husband’s name. Since a great deal of the records don’t go into any detail about the women, it’s difficult to find even clues with which to research further to find out a woman’s maiden name and parentage.

It does change for the better in more modern records such as censuses, marriage records, etc., where more detailed information about a woman’s place of origin, and her parents and their places of origin can be found.

What a shame since one’s knowledge of one’s own ancestry increases exponentially when venturing into maternal lines.

Several of the individuals I have posted about on this blog were discovered by following maternal lines of both my husband and myself.

As a matter of fact, when going through posts to identify maternal lines for this article, it was apparent that those involving the paternal lines were a definite minority. This matters because I have consistently chosen those I find most interesting to write about.

The fact that there seems to be more from the maternal lines is perfectly understandable when the odds are considered. When restricting one’s research to only paternal lines, there is no branching off through the female spouses, therefore restricting the course back in family history through one straight line from father to father to father (and so on). Although some prefer to research in this way, I’m positive they are missing out as a result.

For the purposes of this post, I am using my parents: Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine and Patricia Gail Melanson; and Mark’s parents: Marshall Matthews Blythe and Beverley Gummeson as the root persons.

In all of the cases below, we would never have known our connection to these ancestors had I not explored the maternal lines.Bourg Ancestral Line

Antoine Bourg

The ancestral line to this 7th great grandfather of my mother follows her paternal line through six generations to Pierre Melanson and his wife Marie Josèphe Granger, then follows Marie Josèphe’s line the rest of the way back.

Antoine Bourg is one of the original Acadian pioneers to come over from France in the 17th century. Although Antoine Bourg is not the Acadian ancestor from our paternal line that we most associate with, we are related to him through three branching maternal lines leading to three of his sons.

Bevan Ancestral Line

John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

John ap Evan (John Bevan) was 10th great grandfather to my husband’s father, Marshall Matthews Blythe. An early Welsh immigrant and pioneer of Pennsylvania, he was a Minister with the Friends’ Meeting, land trustee for several settlers, and later became a Justice and member of the Colonial Assembly.

Emily S. Shelby is a common maternal link in this ancestry, plus those of Robert William, the Stehle family, and of course the illustrious Shelbys (see below for all).

Shelby Ancestral LineEvan (Dhu) Isaac Shelby of Tregaron, Wales

Evan (Dhu) Shelby, 6th great grandfather to my father-in-law, Marshall Matthews Blythe, was the pioneer immigrant of the Shelby family to Pennsylvania from Wales. He, along with those already mentioned were persecuted for their Quaker religion and suffered terribly at the hands of their persecutors.

The Shelby family were among the few with six family members who participated in the Revolutionary War. Of these were Brigadier General Evan Shelby, John Shelby and Moses Shelby (sons to our Evan); Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky and Evan Shelby III, sons to Brigadier General Shelby; and another David Shelby, son of John Shelby above.

Stehle Ancestral LineUlrich Stehle (Steely)

This Ulrich Stehle was 5th great grandfather to my father-in-law and was the son of another Ulrich, an immigrant to Pennsylvania from Europe (possibly Germany) in 1732.

Ulrich Jr. is documented as the immigrant ancestor of President Barack Obama through his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham.

Emery Ancestral LinePte. Joseph Philias Albert Emery

Joseph Philias Albert Emery was my father’s uncle (brother to my grandmother).

Compared to some of the other ancestors above, he is fairly recent, but his life was remarkable in that he died so young in horribly tragic circumstances.

He was one of many soldiers involved in the preparations for the battle at Vimy Ridge. On March 1, 1917, the troops were misguidedly given the order to let off gas charges. This was a tragic decision because the winds were blowing the wrong way, causing the lethal gases to be blown back onto our Canadian troops.

As a result of the chaos, Pte. Emery was never found, was reported as missing in action and was later declared to have died in action.

There are a few more who occur further back in history, but I wanted to concentrate on those for whom I had the best documentary support.


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Transcription: Marriage Certificate for Chester Blythe and Louise Matthews (Froemling)

Transcription: Marriage Certificate for Chester Blythe and Louise Matthews (Froemling)

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Transcription: Marriage Certificate for Chester Blythe and Louise Matthews (Froemling)

Marriage Certificate for Chester Blythe and Louise Matthews.
Marriage certificate for Chester Blythe and Louise Matthews (Froemling).

This is to Certify that

Mr. Chester Blythe

of Chicago, Ill.

and Miss Louise Matthews

of Chicago, Ill.

Were united by me in

Holy Matrimony

according to the Ordinance of God and the Laws of the

State of Illinois

at Chicago on the –25th–

day of November in the Year of OUR LORD,

One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-Six.

Rev. Preston Bradley, D.C.?.

Pastor – The Peoples Church of Chicago

Witnesses

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“Those whom God hath joined together, let no man put asunder”

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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 the surname search link and the ‘All Media‘ search link in the left sidebar.

It is recommended to search using both methods as the results can differ greatly due to a glitch in the software that doesn’t connect all images from the bio.

All data for this and numerous others on this site is available for free access and download.


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Transcription: Tombstone of Family of Alphonse Bélanger

Transcription: Tombstone of Family of Alphonse Bélanger

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Transcription: Tombstone of Family of Alphonse Bélanger

 

Bélanger

(Left Side)

Alphonse Bélanger
1881 – 1933
Époux de
Délima Martineau
1876 – 1949

Edna Bélanger
1907 – 1936

Maurice Bélanger
1915 – 1915

Norbert Bélanger
1913 – 1991

(Right Side)
Gatien Bélanger
1911 – 1996
Époux de
Éva Labelle
1920 – 1983

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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 the surname search link and the ‘All Media‘ search link in the left sidebar.

It is recommended to search using both methods as the results can differ greatly due to a glitch in the software that doesn’t connect all images from the bio.

All data for this and numerous others on this site is available for free access and download.



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Genealogical Research of Vermont Ancestors is Getting Easier

Genealogical Research of Vermont Ancestors is Getting Easier

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Vermont Ancestors

Find Your Vermont Ancestors

A federal grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities has paid for a Vermont Digital Newspaper Project planned to take two years for scanning up to 100,00 pages from Vermont newspapers of the 1800’s and early 1900’s, providing highly sought information about Vermont ancestors of researchers. Vermont is only the first of 28 states expected to contribute to this project, which will be known as “Chronicling America”.

Spearheaded by University of Vermont librarians, the url for the coming online digital archives is to be announced once any images are made available online.

This has the potential of being an invaluable resource for those doing family genealogy research in Vermont. Newspaper articles are particularly valuable as they help to provide the historical details of events and circumstances that are missing from official records commonly used in genealogy research.


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Transcription – Acadia, Canada Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1760-1946, Page 469

Transcription – Acadia, Canada Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1760-1946, Page 469

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Original french text from Acadia, Canada Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1760-1946, page 469.

 

Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1670-1946, Page 469
Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1670-1946, Page 469

CAP PELÉ

CAP BOLD

CTE WESTMORLAND

NB

PAROISSE STE-THÉRÈSE

RÉGISTRES PHOTOGRAPHIES A LA PAROISSE

469

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B    76

M. I. Florine Melanson

Ce meme jour nous prêtre soussigné avons baptisé Marie Isabella Florine née hier du legitime mariage de Judes melanson & Marie Cormier

Parrain Joseph Bourque
Marraine Lea Leger.

JB Th Martineau [ptr?]

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B    77

Jos. Jacob Leger

Ce meme jour, nous prêtre soussigné avons baptisé Joseph Jacob né le 18 Septembre du mois dernier du legitime mariage de Hippolyte Leger & Susanne Leger

Parrain Dedace LeBlanc
Marraine Leonie Bourque.

JB Th Martineau [ptr?]

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B    78

Jos. Honoré Leger.

Ce meme jour, nous prêtre soussigné avons baptisé Joseph Honoré né le 18 Septembre du mois dernier du legitime mariage de Hippolyte Leger & Susanne Leger

Parrain Jos. P. Bourque
Marraine Francoise Cormier

JB Gh Martineau [ptr?]

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S    53

Etienne Bourque.

Ce trent-un Octobre 1894. nous prêtre soussigné avons [????] dans le cimétière de cette paroisse le corps de Etienne Bourque agé de 83 à fils de dy. François Bourque et de Dorothe Downing – Present Jos – Melancon. Max – LeBlanc. &c-

P. Bradley

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S    54

Tilmon Cormier.

Ce [????] Novembre 1894. nous prêtre soussigné avons [????] dans le cimétière de cette paroisse le corps de Tilmon agé de quatorze mois, infant légitimé ce Narcisse Cormier et de Marguerite Dugas – Présent le père de l’enfant – Fred Cormier &c-
B-II-+S-8-M-2- sent Registrar.

P. Bradley

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Thomas Cormier and Helene Cormier

Ce huit Novembre 1894 apres  la publication de trois bans de mariage faité aux preres de [?] mepes paroissiales entre Thomas Cormier fils [?] de def – Anselm Cormier et de defte Modeste [?]son de Memramcook d’uni part et Helene Cormier veuve de def Ferdinand Cormier de cette paroisse de l’autre part – nous preter soussigné apres avoir [??] leur consentment mutuel [?] mariage leur avons donné la benediction nuptiale en presences des Saul Richard et de Modeste Bourque. Le 4/4 degré d’affinité leur a èté accordé par Mp. de St-Jean.

P. Bradley

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S    55

Pacifique Vienneau

Ce dix Novembre 1894 – nous préter soussigné avons [????] dans le cimétière de cette paroisse le corps de Pacifique Vienneau epoux de Justine Bourgeois agé de souxante onze ans – Presents Hy. Hébert P[??] Vienneau – &c

P. Bradley

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S    56

[??ine] Niles

Ce 15 Novembre 1897 – nous préter soussigné avons [????] dans le cimétière de cette paroisse le corps de [??ine] [??les] décédé hier du legitime mariage de David Niles & Marcelline Babineau Presents le pére de l’enfant & Joseph David Niles.&&&

J.B. Th. Martineau [P?]

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M     13

Joseph J. Aucoin & Odelieme Melanson

Ce huit Novembre 1894 aprés  la publication d’un ban de mariage faite au prone de notre masse paroissiales entre Joseph J. Aucoin veuf de defte Calinat Gallant de l’Ile de Prince Edouard d’une part & Odeliene Melanson fille mineuse de Judes J. Melanson & de defte Rosalie Doiron de cette paroisse de l’autre part. Nous prétre soussigné aprés avoir eccus leur mutuel consentement au mariage. [?] avons donne la benediction nuptiale au presence de Willey Gallant & Marie J. LeBlanc. Ils ont [?????] dispence de deux bans.

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S    57

Patrick Bradley Revd

Ce dix neuf Novembre mil huit cent quatre vingt dix sept nous avons  inhumé dans le cimétiere de cette Paroisse le corps du Revd Patrick Bradley décédé le dix sept du meme mois a l’âge de cinguante huit ans au presence d’un grand concon[?] de monde [???] presence des pretres cidessons soussignes.

Ths. Founale Regd V.G.
Ph. L. Velliveau, ptre
P. P. Duforn ptre
Ed. Nap. Massint, Ptre
D. F. Leger
Jos. A. L’Archeveque [???]
J.B. Th. Martineau [???]
F. C. Jav Merchand, ptre
H. E. C. Cormier
Ed. E. Labbe [???]
H. H. Mea[???] Rv
E. [????] Francis Bradley
J. A. Lapointe

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M     14

Benonie Richard & Marie LeBlanc

Benonie Richard fils [????] de deft Thadde Richard & de [????] Henriette LeBlanc de cette paroisse d’une paft & [????] fille mineuse de deft Ovide LeBlanc & Marie Richard [??? ???] de cette paroisse de l’autre part. Nouse prétre soussigné apres avoir récu leur mutuel consentement du mariage, leur avons donne la benediction nuptiale au presence de Pierre Donnelle & Clotilde Richard. [????] obtense despence d’un ban [???] 2/3 degré de consanguinite.

J. B. Th. Martineau, Ptre.

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English translation via Google Translate of Acadia, Canada Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1760-1946, page 469.

 

CAP PELE
CAP BOLD
CTE WESTMORLAND
NB
STE-THERESE PARISH
REGISTRIES PHOTOGRAPHS A PARISH
469
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B 76
Mr. I. Florine Melanson
That same day we the undersigned priest have baptized Isabella Marie Florine born yesterday of the legitimate marriage Judes melanson & Marie Cormier
Godfather Joseph Bourque
Godmother Lea Leger.

JB Martineau Th [ptr?]
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B 77
Jos. Jacob Leger
That same day, we the undersigned priest have baptized Joseph Jacob was born on September 18 of the last month of the legitimate marriage of Hippolyte Leger Leger & Susanne
Godfather Dedace LeBlanc
Leonie godmother Bourque.

JB Martineau Th [ptr?]
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B 78
Jos. Honoré Leger.
That same day, we the undersigned priest have baptized Joseph Honoré born September 18th of last month the legitimate marriage of Hippolyte Leger Leger & Susanne
Jos sponsor. P. Bourque
Godmother Francoise Cormier

JB Martineau Gh [ptr?]
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Etienne Bourque.
This trent-October 1, 1894. We, the undersigned priest have [????] in the cemetery of this parish Etienne Bourque body aged 83 to son dy. François Bourque and Dorothe Downing – Present Jos – Melancon. Max – LeBlanc. & C-
P. Bradley
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Tilmon Cormier.
This [????] November 1894. We the undersigned priest have [????] in the cemetery of this parish the body of Tilmon aged fourteen months, the infant legitimized Narcisse Cormier and Marguerite Dugas – Present the father of Child – Fred Cormier & c-
B-II-8-S + M-2 feels Registrar.

P. Bradley
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Thomas Cormier and Cormier HeleneThis November 8, 1894 after the publication of three banns faite to preres of parish mepes between Thomas Cormier son def [?] [?] – [?] Anselm Cormier and his defte Modeste Memramcook uni either Helene Cormier def Ferdinand Cormier widow of this parish on the other hand – [?] lend us after having undersigned [??] mutual CONSENT marriage gave them the nuptial benediction in presences of Richard Saul and Modeste Bourque. The 4/4 degree of affinity summer Kitzbühel has granted them by Mp. St-Jean.
P. Bradley
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Pacific Vienneau
This Nov. 10, 1894 – We, the undersigned have pret [????] in the cemetery of this parish Pacific body Vienneau husband of Justine Bourgeois-old souxante eleven years – Presents Hy. Hébert P [??] Vienneau – & c
P. Bradley
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[?? Ine] Niles
This Nov. 15, 1897 – pret we have undersigned [????] in the cemetery of this parish the body of [?? ine] [?? the] died yesterday of legitimate marriage of David Niles & Marcelline Babineau Presents the father of Child & Joseph David Niles. &&&
J. B. Th. Martineau [P?]
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Joseph J. Aucoin & Odelieme Melanson
This November 8, 1894 after the publication of a marriage ban made in our parish prone mass between Joseph J. Aucoin widower defte Catinat Gallant of Prince Edward Island one hand & Odeliene Melanson daughter of miner Judes J. Melanson & defte of Rosalie Doiron of this parish of the other. We, the undersigned priest, after having eccus their mutual consent to marriage. [?] Have given the nuptial blessing in the presence of Willey & Marie Gallant J. LeBlanc. They [?????] pantry of two banns.
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Revd Patrick Bradley
This ten Nov. 9 thousand eight hundred ninety seven we buried in the cemetery of this parish the body of the Revd Patrick Bradley died September 10th of the same month at the age of eight years cinguante presence of a large concon [? ] people [???] presence of priests cidessons undersigned.
Ths. Founale Regd V. G.
Ph. L. Velliveau, Epistle
P. P. Duforn Epistle
Ed. Nap. Massint, Ptre
D. F. Leger
Jos. A. The Archbishop [???]
J. B. Th. Martineau [???]
F. C. Jav Merchand, Epistle
H. E. C. Cormier
Ed. E. Labbe [???]
H. H. Mea [???] Rv
E. [????] Francis Bradley
J. A. Lapointe

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Benonie Richard & Marie LeBlanc
Benonie son Richard [????] of deft Thadde Richard & the [????] Henriette LeBlanc of this parish of TFAP & [????] miner daughter deft Ovide Marie LeBlanc & Richard [??? ???] Of this parish of the other. Nouse undersigned priest have recov after their mutual consent to marriage, have gives them the nuptial benediction in presence of Pierre Richard Donnelle & Clotilde. [????] Obtense Despence a ban [???] 2/3 degree of consanguinity.
J. B. Th. Martineau, Ptre.

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The Knowles Collection: Jewish genealogy database reaches 1 million entry milestone.

The Knowles Collection: Jewish genealogy database reaches 1 million entry milestone.

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The Knowles Collection, the Jewish genealogy database linking generations of Jewish families, has recently reached over 1 million entries.

 

Since it’s inception, this free searchable database at familysearch.org has been growing steadily at an average rate of about 10,000 individuals each month, including Jewish individuals from over 80 nations.

Jewish alter in a synagogue.
Jewish alter in a synagogue.

Genealogy researchers are free to compare their Jewish ancestry with the six different searchable databases in the Knowles collection.

Some of those databases include names and information on Jewish individuals from:

  • British Isles (208,349)
  • Europe (380,637)
  • South Pacific (21,518)
  • South America and the Caribbean (21, 351)
  • North America (489,000).
  • Africa and the Orient (37,618)

These records provide both given names and surnames, dates, places, source citations, notes and links to ancestors.

The most effective and informative searches result from knowing the person’s name, date of birth, and places of residence.

Due to the mobility of the Jewish population in the past, it’s wise to cheque several of the databases to locate your ancestors.

Full instruction on how to effectively find and search these databases are available here.


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British Ancestry: a mixture of genetic DNA from other populations.

British Ancestry: a mixture of genetic DNA from other populations.

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Genetic signatures have been found among Britons that strongly illustrate their historical roots from various locations of the UK, resulting in a highly detailed and descriptive map of genetic variations. The analysis shows clusters of genetic variation within the late 1800s, when the population was less migratory, and reflects historical waves of migration by a variety of groups of people into the island.

 

According to Peter Donnelly, the Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford, England, “The patterns we see are extraordinary. “The genetic effects we’re looking at are the result of, probably, thousands of years of history.”

DNA Map of UK migration.
Each symbol represents an individual at the center of their grandparents’ birthplaces. The tree (top right) DNA map of UK migration shows how the clusters are related. Photo credit: University of Oxford

Today, few Britons have ancestors from only one region of the United Kingdom. Therefore, it’s difficult to find patterns of genetic variation originating from a specific place.

However, the team found Britons that lived in rural areas and knew that their grandparents were all born within less than eighty kilometers. Since the DNA of these people was a blend of their grandparents’ DNA, it was expected that their genetic variations would be from within the geographic regions of their grandparents.

Participants were lumped into groups based specifically on their genetic DNA, and the geography of these groups matched significantly. Those from across central and southern Britain were in the most important cluster. Several groupings within this main group were much more isolated.

Those whose ancestry can be traced back to the archipelago, off the northeast coast of Scotland, fell into three distinct classes. This isolation most likely was a result of the islands creating difficulties in movement among various populations.

As well as the influence of geographic barriers, the overall picture resulted from migrations into and around the UK.

Genomes of people from continental Europe were analysed to gain insight into the scope of their ancestors’ contributions to Britons’ genetic ancestry. The flow of Anglo-Saxons from contemporary Germany into the UK after the departure of the Romans in 410 AD was indicated. Rather than displacing the resident population, they interbred.

Surprisingly, the Vikings, who occupied the UK during the four centuries from 700 AD to 1100 AD, had very little influence on the genetic makeup of Britons.

Britons or those with British heritage may conceivably use their DNA to trace the homelands of their ancestors.

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Sources:

Wikipedia.org; http://www.wikipedia.org.

Callaway, Ewan; UK Mapped out by genetic ancestry; http://www.nature.com/news/uk-mapped-out-by-genetic-ancestry-1.17136


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Transcription: Obituary of Pierre Allaire (1951 – 1999)

Transcription: Obituary of Pierre Allaire (1951 – 1999)

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Transcription: Obituary of Pierre Allaire (1951 – 1999)

 

Obituary for Pierre Allaire.
Obituary of Pierre Allaire.

[Allaire] Pierre

À la Maison Michel-Sarrazin, le 3 octobre 1999, jour de ses 48 ans, est décédé M. Pierre Allaire, employé du Musée de la Civilisation, époux de dame Mariette Breton. Il demeurait à St-Laurent, I.O. La familie recevra les condoléances à la résidence funérairé

F.X. Bouchard Inc.
628, dhemin Royal
St-Pierre, I.O.

vendredi de 19h à 22h; samedi, jour des funérailles, la famille recevra les condoléances à l’église une heure avant la cérémonie. Le service religieux sera célébré le samedi 9 octobre à 14h en l’église de St-Laurent. I.O. et de là au cimetière St-François. I.O. Il laisse dans le deuil, outre son épouse, sone fils Léo; sa mère Georgette Turmel (feu Léopold Allaire); sa soeur et son beau-frère; Céline Allaire (Gilles Chevalier) et ses trois neveux; Nicolas, Simon et Mathieu; de même que ses beaux-frères, belles-soeurs, oncles et tantes, neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines, des families Breton et Allaire.

Cher Pierrot, puisses-tu trouver, là ou tu t’envoles, l’assouvissement de ton goût de la beauté et de la perfection. Que l’amour que tu nous as donné nous aide à continuer une vie significative et heureuse ici-bas jusqu’à ce que nous soyons à nouveau réunis. Que la bonne terre que tu as mise dans le coeur de ton fils soit aussi fertile que celle de l’Île et l’aide à créer son jardin de vie. Pour ceux qui le désirent un don peut être fait à la Fondation de la Maison Michel Sarrazin, 2101 Ch. St-Louis, Sillery G1T 1P5.

Pour renseignements: 663-9838

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Transcription – In Memoriam for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

Transcription – In Memoriam for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

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Transcription – In Memoriam for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

 

Benoît Tardif

In Memoriam and obituary for Benoit Tardif.
In Memoriam and obituary for Benoit Tardif.

époux de

feu Étianne Perreault

décédé le 20 septembre 2003
à l’âge de 83 ans et 9 mois
et inhumé le 23 septembre 2003
à Saints-Anges

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Transcription – In Memoriam and Obituary for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

Transcription – In Memoriam and Obituary for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

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Transcription – In Memoriam and Obituary for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

 

Obituary for Benoit Tardif.
Obituary for Benoit Tardif.

TARDIF Benoît

A l’hôpital Laval de Québec, le 20 septembre 2003, à l’âge de 83 ans et 9 mois, est dcédé M. Benoît Tardif, époux de feu Étianne Perreault. Il demaurait à Saints-Anges. Les funérailles ont eu lieu mardi le 23 septembre 2003 à 11h en l’église de Saints-Anges et de la au cimetière paroissial. La direction des funérailles a té confiée à la maison funéraire Nouvelle Vie Inc., St-Joseph. Il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants; Françoise (feu Jean-Guy Pouliot, Rolland Gagné), Roch (Jocelyne Faucher), Marthe, Pierre (Gisèle Turmel), feu Pierrette (Marcel Turmel, Estelle Berthiaume), feu Christiane (Aimé Drouin), Jean (Denise Lessard), Lucie (Renaud Poulin), Marie (Yves Thériault), feu Danielle (Pierre Poulin), ses 17 petits-enfants et 5 arrière-petits-enfants; il était le frère de feu Juliette (feu Adonias Perreault), feu Julien (Rita Grégoire), Paul-Émile (Denise Fecteau), il était le beau-frère de: feu Adélard (feu Adouilda Courtemanche), feu Alberta (feu Albert Vaillancourt), feu Yvonne (feu Joseph Grégoire), feu Gédéon (Rosa Vachon), feu Robert (Lucienne Bisson), feu Marie-Rose (Raymond Drouin, Cécile Perreault), feu Albert (feu Madeleine Doyon), feu Agathe (feu Adrien Tardif), feu Michel (Éloise Poulin); il laisse également dans le deuil plusieurs cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s. Ses enfants remercient sincèrement tous les parents et ami(e)s qu ont mainfesté des marques de sympathie et d¸amitié soit par des offrandes de messes, cartes de sympathie, affiliations de prières, cons, fleurs, visites à la résidence funéraire et assistance aux funérailles. Que tous trouvent ici l’èxpression de notre reconnaissance et considerent ces remer-…. (this portion missing)

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Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, 1700 to 1850

Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, 1700 to 1850

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Transcription of the Virginia Marriage Records, 1700 to 1850, pg 186.

Cocke; Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850
Virginia marriages (click image for full size view.)

June 1, 1758. Thomas Lewis to Susanna Ellis, daughter of John Ellis; sec., Joseph Ellis; witn., Valentine Wood.
October 27, 1747. William Pryor to Sarah Wood; sec., Valentine Wood; witn., Henry Wood.
April 3, 1744. William Cannon, Jr., to Elizabeth Lewis; sec., John Lewis; witn., H. Wood; certificate of consent from Elizabeth’s father, Charles Lewis; witn., John Lewis and Robert Morgan [X].
April 19, 1742. James Cooke, Jr., to Mary Anne Chastain ; sec., Henry Wood; witn., Joseph Dabbs and Isaac Bates.
March 4, 1742. George Watwood to Mary Taylor; sec., James Robinson; witness, Henry Wood.
October 11, 1755. Thomas Riddle to Agnes Mims; sec., Wm. Robards; witn., Valentine Wood; certificate of consent from David Mims; witn., Hezekiah Pin-year and Drury Minis.
August 21, 1753. Abraham Sallée to Elizabeth Woodson; sec., John Woodson; witn., Anthony Christian, Alexander Grant.
July 1, 1742. Samuel Ridgeway to Mary Bellamy; sec., Charles Lewis; witn., H. Wood.
November 20, 1753. Joseph Dawson [X] to Judith Dudley; sec., James George; witn., David Murray.
April 28, 1753. Benjamin Bradshaw [X] to Anne McBride; sec., John McBride; witn., William Pryor; certificate of consent from John McBride; witn., Agnes Lane, Elizabeth McBride.
July 3, 1743. Edmund Gray to Mary Mayo; sec., Geo. Dabbs; witn., H. Wood; certificate of consent from William Mayo; witn., George Carrington, Joseph Scott.
January 17, 1736. John Williamson to Prudence Cox; sec., Charles Turnbull; witn., H. Wood.
December 19, 1733. Nicholas Davies to Judith Randolph; sec.,  Middleton Shaw; witn., H. Wood.
May 17, 1738. William Stith to Judith Randolph; sec., Nicholas Davies; witn., Will Randolph.
March 16, 1742. Hutchings Burton to —-———; sec., William Allen; witn., H. Wood.
December 8, 1734. Joseph Scott to Sarah Mayo; sec., John Barnit [X]; witn., H. Wood; certificate of consent from William Mayo, father of Sarah; witn., James Marye and William Allen.
November 20, 1751. Guy Smith to Anne Hopkins; sec., Will Pryor; witn., H. Wood. ‘ W
September 14, 1747. Thomas Massie to Susanna Holland; sec.,. Henry Martin; witn., H. Wood.

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Remains of Blanch Mortimer, daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer found.

Remains of Blanch Mortimer, daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer found.

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I was surprised to read today that the remains of Blanch Mortimer, the daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer have been found.

 

I was shocked to read today that the remains of Blanch Mortimer, the daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer.
The effigy on the tomb of Blanch Mortimer, the daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer.

In a previous post, I described our genealogical relationship to Sir Roger Mortimer, outlining the most infamous aspects of his life, including his hanging at Tyburn Tree for treason.

Blanch Mortimer, who died in 1347, was entombed at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Much Markle and her remains were uncovered in October of 2014.

Admittedly, this news has actually been out for a while, but it is new to me, and I’m excited to read anything about our family’s ancestors.

The find was made during work to restore the church. It was decided to keep the find quiet to enable tests to be conducted and to make her secure once again.

Blanche Mortimer; Tomb
The tomb in which the remains of Blanch Mortimer lie.

According to Reverend Howard Mayell, vicar of the parish, there wasn’t much left in the coffin, so it’s impossible to be absolutely certain the remains are those of Blanch, but it is believed they are hers.

Blanch’s tomb is topped with an effigy. Although it was not originally clear what was lying beneath, upon further exploration and removal of the stone panels from the front of the memorial, they discovered it was a lead coffin.

It is extremely unusual to find a coffin within a tomb. Usually, the tomb itself is empty and the body is buried beneath.

The remains were subjected to an endoscopic examination to preclude opening the coffin, adhering to archaeological practice and the policy of the Church of England that remains should be disturbed as little as possible.

Sources:

  1. BBC News; Hereford and Worcester; “Blanch Mortimer: ‘Remains’ of medieval traitor’s daughter found,” http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-25932288.
  2. Wikipedia.org; http://www.wikipedia.org

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Transcription: Biography of Jehu Burkett and Family

Transcription: Biography of Jehu Burkett and Family

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The following is a transcription of a biography of Jehu Burkett and his family, taken from the publication, “BURKHART — BURCKHARDT — BURKET — BURKETT.”

Burket Family Bio
Burket Family Bio – Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery; Page 1

 

Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery 2
Burket Family Bio – Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery; Page 2

lt has been said that Emanuel Burkhart whose home was in one of the Swiss Cantons, probably Berne, had two sons who came to America, sometime between 1742 and 1754. One of these is said to have been Jonathan and the other Christian. Rupp’s records no persons by either of these names, until the arrival on November 22, 1752, on the ship St. Michael, of Johann Burckhard, and on September 24, 1753, the arrival on the ship Neptune, of Johannes Burkhart. There is listed, however, the arrival on the ship Rosanna, on September 26, 1745, of Heinrich Burckhart. This person so nearly fits in with the known facts of the case, as to lead to the belief that this Henry, to use the English equivalent of his first name, was the progenitor of the family under discussion, in America. There is not much support to the traditional name of Jonathan, and it could easily be the case, in any event, that like thousands of others, there was the first name “Johan”, by which he might have been known, but omitted from the registration. It is stated that the immigrant’s wife died at sea, and that the father died four years after arrival. There were four children, Salome, probably the eldest, born August 14, 1734, Jehu, Nathaniel, and probably another boy said to have been named Christian. Salome, according to well authenticated statements, was seven years of age upon arrival, and this fact, as well as her marriage in 1759, she being then of marriageable age, seems to be controlling in fixing the approximate time of the arrival in America, that is at about the time of the arrival of Henry as above stated. Jehu married Madalene (Motlene) Croll or Kroll, who was the daughter of Ulric Croll, of Elizabeth township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, who came to America on August 19, 1729, aged 27 years, on the ship Mortonhouse. The brothers moved to Frederick county, Maryland, residing and working there at their trade, as well as farming, from about 1768 to 1775, after which Jehu and family moved to Reedy creek on the Yadkin, Rowan county, North Carolina. About 1809, Jehu moved to Montgomery county, Ohio, and became the owner of a 112-acre tract located on Salem pike, a few miles north of the city of Dayton, opposite the Brethren church at Ft. McKinley. ]ehu died in 1823, and his wife a few years before. He was the first Bishop or Elder of the church of the Brethren (Dunkard) in this vicinity, and assisted in the organization of the Lower Stillwater church of that denomination (still flourishing at Ft. McKinley) and out of which church sprung the church at “Happy Corners.” Despite his connection with one of the peace loving sects,.Jehu seems to have served in the North Carolina troops in the Revolution, as there is an entry in the Army accounts “of that state which would indicate that he was paid a fairly large sum presumably for military services. Again, in a muster roll of Capt. Andrew Long’s company of Col. Samuel Miles’ rifle regiment of Pennsylvania troops, taken on June 4, 1776, appears the name of “Jehu Burket”. This company came from western Bucks county, and there is authority for the statement that Jehu’s wife’s people were, or had been, formerly residents of that region. It could easily be possible that Jehu had returned to Pennsylvania before finally settling in North Carolina, and enrolled for a short time only as the records of that company would indicate, after which he returned to Maryland or North Carolina. From the extreme infrequency of the name Jehu, and the singular fact of it being attached in this case to the last name “Burket”, it appears to the writer as more than a coincidence. This conclusion might be further justified from the fact of the somewhat roving disposition of the person in question, who in the course of his life, removed three or four different times, and to distant points. Jehu and Motlene had nine children, Henry being the fourth. He, Henry, was born on May 13, 1771, in Maryland. On December 25, 1793, Henry married Elizabeth Rinker, in North Carolina,“ who was born on June 22, 1772, and who died on February 9, 1836. About 1815 or 1816 this family came to Montgomery county, where Henry’s father had already located. Henry acquired 400 or more acres of land on the so-called Stringtown pike, in Madison township, about a mile or so north of the village of Trotwood, and about the same distance west of the settlement on the Salem pike formerly known as Taylorsburg. He died in September 1817, leaving a will which was probated in due course. Henry and Elizabeth had the following children, all born in North Carolina: Mary (sometimes called Mollie) born October 27,1794; John, born December 27, 1795; George, born November 23, 1797; Elizabeth, born September 7, 1801; Isaac, born February 3, 1803; Charles, born March 13,1805; Amelia, born December 8, 1807; Anne, born December 8, 1809; Martin, born October 5, 1811; and Barbara, born April 20, 1815.

As previously stated in this narrative, Mary the first child of Henry and Elizabeth, married John Wogaman the second, on August 18, 1818, and their child was George, who married Catherine Hilderbrick on June 15, 1843. She was born on July 17, 1824, the daughter of David and Mary Hilderbrick, and Mary was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Holtry.

In connection with what has been said as to Jehu Burket, it should be mentioned that the material is based somewhat on a History of the Burgner family, published in 1892. This narrates an interview, in 1889, with a granddaughter of Salome Burket. This granddaughter well remembered Salome the sister of Jehu. She had married a Burgner, and after her husband’s death lived in Maryland near Frederick. Also, a pamphlet on the Burket family, prepared by Mr. John M. Burkett of Washington, D. C., has been useful and most essential in establishing some of the important facts of the story of this family. lt should also be mentioned that the family migrated in large numbers to Indiana in the early part of the nineteenth century, and many members have achieved prominence both in civil and professional walks of life, including farming and other lines of business.

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I’m related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna?

I’m related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna?

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What a shock to find out that I and the rest of my family are related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna!

I was reviewing old genealogy articles to find story and post ideas and hit the jackpot with this one. In an article by CanWest News Service’s Randy Boswell from March of 2010, he recounts the relationship between Madonna and Ellen Degeneres.

View of the entrance to La Rochelle harbour in 1628.
La Rochelle harbour circa 1628.

Mr. Boswell states that they are eleventh cousins, descending from the same 10th great-grandfather, Martin Aucoin, from La Rochelle, France. It is unclear whether he ever immigrated to Acadia, but his two daughters Michelle and Jeanne were both living in Port Royal after 1641.

Relationship Chart - Christine Blythe to Martin Aucoin
I find out that I and the rest of my family are related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna!

As you can see in the relationship chart below showing my descent from the same original ancestor, my branch descends through his daughter Michelle, who married Michel Boudrot in Port Royal in 1641.

In a later generation, my 6th great-grandfather, Charles Mellanson married Anne Bourg in 1701. Anne being the great-granddaughter of the original Martin Aucoin, all subsequent descendants of Charles Mellanson were also direct descendants of Martin Aucoin.

Finding family connections with noted people from history is one thing, but nothing beats the fun of finding connections to living celebrities, personalities, politicians, royalty, etc. Another connection I recently wrote about was that of my husband to Barack Obama, both being directly descended from Ulrich Stehle, who was 6th great-grandfather to Mark and 7th great-grandfather to Barack Obama.

Biography of Martin Aucoin and his daughters Michelle and Jeanne.

Martin Aucoin was born before 1619 in La Rochelle, France and married firstly, Barbe Minguet and secondly, Marie Salle (daughter of Denys Salle and Françoise Arnaud) after 1630. Martin and Barbe Minguet had the following children:

Michelle “Michele” Aucoin was born about 1621 in France and married Michel Boudrot (born about 1600 in France) in 1641 at Port Royal. Michel had immigrated to Acadia from France before 1639. The 1671 Acadian census is listed as a farmer in Port Royal, owning 20 cattle, 12 sheep, 8 arpents of land. In 1678, again at Port Royal, he owned 12 acres, 10 cattle, 3 guns. In 1686, Michel was a Lt. General of the Jurisdiction of Port Royal  and is shown in the census of that year owning 3 guns, 20 arpents, 16 cattle, 17 sheep, 6 hogs. According to the 1693 Acadian census, she was a widow living in Port Royal and owned 20 cattle, 18 sheep, 12 hogs, 25 arpents, and 1 gun. She died on December 17, 1706 at the age of 85 and was buried on 18 Dec 1706 in St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal. Michelle Aucoin and Michel Boudrot had the following children:

  1. Françoise Boudrot, born about 1642 in Port Royal, married Etienne Robichaud about 1663 and died in 1714 at the age of 72.
  2. Jeanne Boudrot was born about 1650 in Port Royal and married Bonaventure “Venture” Terriau (son of Jean Terriau and Perrine Rau) about 1666. She died on May 8, 1710 at the age of 60 in Port Royal and was buried the next day in St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal.
  3. Charles Boudrot was born about 1649 in Port Royal and married Renée Bourg (daughter of Antoine Bourg and Antoinette Landry) about 1672. He later married Marie Corporon about 1686. Charles died after 1714 at the age of 65 in Pisiquit.
  4. Marguerite Boudrot is my 7th great-grandmother and was born about 1648 in Port Royal. She married firstly, Jean Babineau, who was born about 1652 in Acadia. Secondly, she married François Bourg (my 7th great-grandfather)  about 1665. Marguerite died in 1718 as records show her burial on November 9, 1718 in St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal.
  5. Marie Boudrot was born about 1650 in Port Royal and lived in Beaubassin, Acadia between 1693 and 1700. Marie married Michel Poirier (son of Jean Poirier and Jeanne Chebrat) about 1673 in Port Royal.
  6. Jean “Jehan” Boudrot was born about 1655 in Port Royal and married Marguerite Bourgeois (daughter of Jacques Bourgeois and Jeanne Trahan) about 1676. He died on November 30, 1679 at the age of 24 in Port Royal.
  7. Abraham Boudrot was born about 1656 in Port Royal. In about 1685 in Port Royal, he married Cécile (Anne) Melanson (daughter of Charles Mellanson and Marie Dugas). He died in 1700 or 1701 at the age of 44 in Port Royal.
  8. Michel Boudrot was born about 1659 in Port Royal. He married Marie-Madeleine Cormier (daughter of Thomas Cormier and Marie-Madeleine Girouard) about 1690 and he died on February 13, 1714 at the age of 55, also in Port Royal.
  9. Olivier Boudrot was born about 1661 in Port Royal. About 1686, he married Isabelle Petitpas.
  10. Claude Boudrot was born about 1663 in Port Royal. He married Anne-Marie Thibodeau (daughter of Pierre Thibodeau and Jeanne Terriau) about 1682 in Port Royal and died on March 7, 1740 at the age of 77 in Grand Pré.

Jeanne Aucoin was born November 23, 1630 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France and was baptized on November 26, 1630 in Ste-Marguerite Parish, La Rochelle, France. She married François “la varanne, le pere” Girouard about 1616 in France and immigrated with him to Acadian sometime before 1671. She appears first in the census of 1671 with her husband, who is shown to be a farmer in Port Royal, owning 16 cattle, 6 sheep and 8 arpents of land; in 1678 he owned 16 acres and 18 cattle; and in 1686 he owned 1 gun, 5 arpents of land, 13 cattle, 16 sheep and 8 hogs. In the 1693 census, Jeanne was a widow living in Port Royal and she owned 20 cattle, 40 sheep, 10 hogs, 20 arpents of land and 2 guns. The 1700 Acadian census shows Jeanne owning 15 cattle, 34 sheep, 20 arpents of land and 2 guns She died April 16,  1718 at the age of 87 and was buried April 18, 1718 in St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal. Jeanne Aucoin and François Girouard had six children:

  1. Marie Girouard, born about 1651 in Port Royal.
  2. Marie-Madeleine Girouard was born about 1653 in Port Royal and married Thomas François Cormier, son of Robert Cormier and Marie Peraud.
  3. Germain Girouard was born about 1656 in Port Royal. He married Marie Bourgeois (daughter of Jacques Bourgeois and Jeanne Trahan) on June 9, 1680 in Beaubassin and he died March 7, 1741 at the age of 90 in Beaubassin.
  4. Jacques Girouard was born about 1658 in Port Royal.
  5. Charlotte “Anne” Girouard, born about 1660 in Port Royal, married Julien “dit La Montagne” Lord sometime before 1678. She died before 1712 at the age of 52.
  6. Anne Girouard was born about 1671 in Port Royal.

Sources:

  1. 1671 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  2. 1678 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  3. 1686 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  4. 1693 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  5. 1698 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  6. 1700 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  7. 1701 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  8. 1752 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  9. Michael B. Melanson, “Melanson – Melancon: Genealogy of an Acadian and Cajun Family”, (Dracut, Massachusetts: Lanesville Publishing, 2004).
  10. “Origins of the Pioneers of Acadia”, Stephen A. White online (http://www.acadian-home.org/frames.html).
  11. H. George Friedman Jr., “Aucoin Genealogy,” database, H. George Friedman, Jr., Aucoin Genealogy (http://www.cs.uiuc.edu/homes/friedman/genealogy/Aucoin.htm) .
  12. Stephen A. White, (http://www.cs.uiuc.edu/homes/friedman/genealogy/Aucoin.htm) (Université de Moncton: Centre d’Études Acadiennes, 1999).
  13. Donald J. Hébert, “Southwest Louisiana Records” (N.p.: Hébert Publications, n.d.).
  14. Donald J. Hébert, “Acadian Families in Exile – 1785” (N.p.: Hébert Publications, n.d.).
  15. “Baptiste Was Said to Have a Wife in Every Port”, Clarence-J. d’Entremont online (http://www.museeacadien.ca/english/archives/articles/11.htm).
  16. “Marriage Records of St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal, Acadia,” database, Nova Scotia Archives (http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/acadian).
  17. “Baptism Records of St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal, Acadia,” database, Nova Scotia Archives (http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/acadian).
  18. “Burial Records of St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal, Acadia,” database, Nova Scotia Archives (http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/acadian).
  19. “Dictionary of Canadian Biography,” database, (http://www.biographi.ca/index-e.html?PHPSESSID=2s8g2h8iihpptgqhu0fltdmb63).
  20. “The Seizure of ‘The Pembroke’ by the Acadians”, Clarence-J. d’Entremont online (http://www.museeacadien.ca/english/archives/articles/56.htm).
  21. “She Presided Over Councils of War Against her Kindred”, Clarence-J. d’Entremont online (http://www.museeacadien.ca/english/archives/articles/12.htm).
  22. “Baptiste, The Rascal”, Clarence-J. d’Entremont online (http://www.museeacadien.ca/english/archives/articles/10.htm).

 


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Transcription: Obituary for Wesley Blythe, Mortician.

Transcription: Obituary for Wesley Blythe, Mortician.

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The following is my transcription of the obituary for Wesley Blythe.

 

Obituary for Wesley Blythe.Wesley Blythe

Wesley E. Blythe, 86, of 508 West County Road 34 died Friday at Poudre Valley Memorial Hospital.

The funeral is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Goodrich Chapel under the direction of the Rev. Delbert Paulson. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine Crippled Childrens Hospital in care of the Goodrich Mortuary.

Blythe was born Nov. 4, 1890 in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. He married Lena C. Cade January 25, 1917 in Covington, Ind.

Blythe graduated from the Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1913. He was a funeral director in Danville, Ill. and Colorado Springs before moving to Fort Collins in 1932.

Here he purchased the Blythe Hollowell Mortuary in 1935 and joined in partnership with Jack Goodrich in 1947 under the name of the Blythe-Goodrich Mortuary. Blythe retired in 1957.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, fort Collins Elks Lodge, Masonic organizations and served as a DeMolay Dad. He also was member and past president of the Fort Collins Kiwanis Club, 100F Lodge, American Association of Retired People and was active in local civil defense activities after World War II.

Surviving is a nephew, Gene Hamilton, of Aztec, N.M.

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Transcription: Obituary for Sanford Porter, founding member of the Mormon polygamous group.

Transcription: Obituary for Sanford Porter, founding member of the Mormon polygamous group.

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Mormon BibleObituary for Sanford Porter Sr.

For a short time, I was dealing with a brick wall at my husband’s 5x great grandfather, Nathaniel Porter and his wife Tabitha Warner. After searching online genealogy sites to no avail, I finally decided to do a basic genealogy search in Google using both of their names in quotes.  The only result I got was a site about Sanford Porter and his descendants. Sanford turned out to be the son of our Nathan’s father by a second wife.

The new information on this site enabled me to expand the genealogy back two more generations.

Genealogy of Sanford Porter Sr.
Genealogy of Sanford Porter Sr.

I thought the most interesting discovery was detailed and extensive information about the descendants of Sanford Porter Sr. On this very interesting site, I found a treasure trove of photographs and first hand accounts of the family history.

What turned out to be even more interesting and shocking though, was learning that Sanford Sr., our Nathan’s half-brother, was the noted pioneer of Utah Territory, one of the original followers of Joseph Smith of the Latterday Saints and the founder of Porterville, Utah, one of the Mormon strongholds.

Having friends that are Mormon, this information didn’t strike me as unusual, probably because my friends are not members of the branch of the church that believes in plural marriage. Therefore, it was all the more shocking to suddenly learn that Sanford and his descendants were original practitioners of plural marriage within the Mormon church, Sanford having two wives and his male descendants having as many as three plural wives.

The Porters of Utah were at the forefront of the persecution by the government against Mormons and were forced to move several times to evade the hostile actions of others.

Although the first hand accounts of life in the church depict it to be everything they wanted despite the hostilities, there are some accounts by the women of later generations that express varying degrees of dissatisfaction with the practice.

In a journal of the time, the following is recorded about Sanford Porter Sr.:

“Telegraphed to Deseret News, a veteran Gone. Another Old veteran of Jackson Co. Mo–Father Porter of  Porterville has Gone. Funeral 1 P. M. today.” The Deseret News Weekly of Feb. 19th 1873 noted the following “Died at Porterville, Morgan County, February 9th, of old age, SANFORD PORTER, Sen., aged 82 years, 11 months and 2 days: Deceased was born in Brimfield, Mass., on the 7th day of March, 1790. He served his country in the war of 1812, and embraced the Gospel in Tazewell county, Illinois, June 1831. He was ordained an Elder under the hands of Lyman Wight and John Carl (Corrill), and soon raised up a small branch of the church, which he organized into a company, and started on the 1st of December, 1831, for Jackson county, Missouri, arriving at Independence on the 6th of March, 1833. From thence he was driven, in company with the Saints, in the fall of 1833. He fled with a few families into Van Buren Co., where he resided until the spring of 1839, when he was again obliged to leave his possessions, and take up the line of march. He arrived in Lee Co., Iowa, the first of July. Here he enjoyed a season of rest in the society of the Saints. He was expelled, with the Nauvoo Saints, in 1846. Following the pioneers, he arrived in Salt Lake Valley in October, 1847. He honorably held various offices in the church. He was the first resident in Porterville, and had remarkable faith. He lived as a Saint, and died in full possession of his mental powers. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren number 157 souls, most of whom attended his funeral.”

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  1. Sanford Porter Sr., “Sanford Porter’s History,” Sanford Porter.org, Journal (http://www.sanfordporter.org/SanfordSr01.html#Begin).
  2. Nathan Tanner Porter, “Nathan Tanner Porter Personal History: Journal of Nathan Tanner Porter,” SanfordPorter.org (http://www.sanfordporter.org/NTPorterPH01.html).
  3. Nathan Tanner Porter, “Missionary Journal,”SanfordPorter.org (http://www.sanfordporter.org/NTPnote02.html).
  4. Rulon E. Porter, “History and Genealogy of the Porter Family,” article, (http://www.sanfordporter.org/PorterFamily01.html).
  5. “Lyman Wight Porter (1833-1914),” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/LWPorter01.html).
  6. Nancy Rich Porter, “John President Porter,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/page10i.html).
  7. Francis Lysander Porter, “Autobiography of the life of Francis Lysander Porter,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/page10p.html).
  8. Amy Zenora Porter, “History of Amy Zenora Porter,” article, SanfordPorter.org, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/page10h.html).
  9. Marcia Cluff Beatty, “David William Cluff,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org f 01.html).
  10. Rhea Eliza Porter White, “In My Father’s House Were Many Miracles: Based on Journal Entries of Orson Merit Porter,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/OrsonMeritPorter01.html).
  11. Alma Porter, “History of Alma Porter,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/AlmaPorter01.html).
  12. Amy Hoyt Porter Hansen, “Amy Hoyt Porter Hansen,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/AHPHansen01.html).
  13. Bruce J. Black, “Lydia Ellen (Nellie) Porter Black: A Short Biography,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/NellieP01.html).
  14. Bonnie Heidenreich, “Amy Sumner Porter: A Presentation about Amy Sumner Porter based on historical records.,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/AmySumner01.html).
  15. “Ralph Orlando Porter,” article, SanfordPorter.org (http://sanfordporter.org/ROP01.html).
  16. Mildred H. Christensen, “John President Porter Jr.,” article, sanfordporter.org (http://sanfordporter.org/page10j.html).
  17. Eliza Ford, “Families of Nathan Tanner Porter,” article, Nathan Tanner Porter Genealogy Website (http://nathantannerporter.homestead.com/ChildrenofNathanandEliza.html).
  18. Ann Eliza Porter Clark, “: 22 Oct 1862 – 12 Jun 1927,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/AEPorterClark01.html).
  19. Nancy Areta Porter Mattice, “Wagon Companies,” article, Nathan Tanner Porter and Rebecca Cherry Family (http://nathantannerporter.homestead.com/index.html).
  20. “Amy Vilate Porter White: Compiled by Mildred W. Straw,” Article, SanfordPorter.org (http://www.sanfordporter.org/AVPorter01.html).
  21. Joseph Smith Porter, “Joseph Smith Porter (1865-1949),” article, sanfordporter.org (http://sanfordporter.org/JosephSPorter01.html).
  22. Veda Jane Porter Mortimer, “Biography of Hyrum Kilburn Porter: Edited by her son, George A. Mortimer,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/HyrumKPorter01.html).
  23. SanfordPorter.org, tombstone (http://sanfordporter.org/page4a.html).
  24. George A. Mortimer, “Autobiography of Adria Rich Porter,” submitted by George A. Mortimer, SanfordPorter.org (http://sanfordporter.org/AdriaPorter01.html).

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Transcription: Daily Citizen of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin Obituary for Ruth Halbman

Transcription: Daily Citizen of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin Obituary for Ruth Halbman

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Obituary for Ruth Halbman

Ruth Halbman ObituaryDaily Citizen
Beaver Dam
August 1, 1996

Ruth Halbman

Ruth Halbman, 91, a resident of Hillside Manor, Beaver Dam, died Tuesday, July 30, 1996 at Hillside Manor.

The funeral will be Thursday, August 1, at 10 a.m. at the Murray Community Funeral Home, Beaver Dam. The Rev. David Peters will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam.

Mrs. Halbman was born March 3, 1905 in Beaver Dam, daughter of George and Eleanor (Jacobs) Keefer. She was married to Lloyd Halbman on June 30, 1946 in Beaver Dam.

She resided in Beaver Dam all of her life, worked at Weyenberg Shoe Co., Beaver Dam, for 35 years, and was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, Beaver Dam.

Survivors include one sister, Erlyne Eisenbarth of Beaver Dam; two nephews, Don (Phyllis) Keefer and Hubert Keefer, both of Goleta, Calif.; grandnieces, grandnephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband,  Lloyd; one brother, Herbert Keefer; one brother-in-law, Delbert Eisenbarth.

Friends may call on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to the time of service, at the Murray Community Funeral Home, Beaver Dam.

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Transcription: Obituary for Ruth Halbman of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Transcription: Obituary for Ruth Halbman of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Obituary for Ruth Halbman

Ruth Halbman ObituaryRuth Halbman

BEAVER DAM – Ruth Halbman,  91, a resident of Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam, died on Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at the manor.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Murray Community Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with the Rev. David Peters officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam.

Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects at the funeral home Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

The former Ruth Keefer was born March 3, 1905 in Beaver Dam, daughter of George and Eleanor (Jacobs) Keefer. She married Lloyd Halbman in Beaver Dam on June 30, 1946. He preceded her in death.

Halbman had lived in Beaver  Dam all of her life. She had been employed at Weyenberg Shoe Company in Beaver Dam for 35 years and was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a sister, Erlyne Eisenbarth of Beaver Dam; two nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews, other relatives and friends.

She was further preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Herbert.

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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 the surname search link and the ‘All Media‘ search link in the left sidebar.

It is recommended to search using both methods as the results can differ greatly due to a glitch in the software that doesn’t connect all images from the bio.

All data for this and numerous others on this site is available for free access and download.


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Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?

Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?

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My children’s ancestry branches backward into history, through Welsh Quakers immigrants in Pennsylvania, to Welsh royalty and then to British royalty, including Prince William. It was surprising to learn Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?

 

Prince William's mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?
Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?

The result of these connections is that my husband and children are distantly related (20th cousins 4 times removed from Princes William and Harry, the sons of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and the grandsons of the current Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II.

It is interesting to note that, not only are the young royals connected through German, Spanish, French and numerous other lineages, but DNA tests conducted by BritainsDNA have proven Indian ancestry through their mother Princess Diana.

Although its is believed that Eliza Kewar, their fifth great grandmother was Armenian,  DNA shows a direct maternal Indian descent. Eliza was housekeeper to and in a relationship with Theodore Forbes. Forbes was from Scotland and worked for the East India Company in Surat, India.

The mitochondrial DNA, which is passed on through the women only, descended through Eliza and Theodore’s daughter Katherine and her female descendants to Frances Roche, who married Earl Spencer and had a daughter, Lady Diana Spencer – William and Harry’s mother.

photo credit: Steve Rhodes via photopin cc


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Photos and images are essential to successful genealogy research and blogging.

Photos and images are essential to successful genealogy research and blogging.

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My two main passions in life are my genealogy research and blogging, and photos and images are essential to the success of both.
Photos and images are essential to successful genealogy research and blogging.
Photos and images are essential to successful genealogy research and blogging.

Most of us do this for the love of the craft – and yes, it is a craft that takes a great deal of talent, research, and knowledge of available resources to make it work.

For all my knowledge, my efforts barely make enough to pay the overhead, which can be considerable, even though I’m an advanced user and can perform most IT, SEO and other tasks myself. There is not much income left over for myself, so I must seek out as many free tools and resources as I can find.

The following is just a brief description of the image search tools I have used – and many I still do use.

One of the tools I recommend using to increase readership and minimize bounces is to use the highest quality images possible.

This can be rather difficult considering the confusion regarding copyright restrictions, licensing, and available image repositories.

Photodropper

In the beginning I used the Photodropper plugin and liked it, but sometimes the quality of the images left a lot to be desired.

I remained loyal, however, until each update made it more and more difficult to find anything but licensed images requiring payment. These images were definitely at the forefront of every search.

Browser Image Search Add-on.

I also tried the image search add-on for my browser, but found this to be a total waste of time as there was no way of filtering the searches or telling at a glance whether they were free or if they were under license restrictions.

Image Sites

Wikipedia main page image.Since I started taking on guest authors, I’ve taken notice of the quality of the images they submit and two companies stood out for me.

They are pixabay.com and photopin.com.

The searches are not contaminated with restrictions and costly images and the browsing is easy and straightforward. I’ve also been impressed with the variety and quality of images available.

Wikipedia.org

Another resource I use regularly is Wikipedia.org.

Image more details link window.

Many of the images on this site are available for use with some licensing restrictions detailed on the image’s Wikimedia Commons page.

Image more details window.

This can be reached by clicking on the image, then clicking the “More Details” button on the lower right.

Most of these images require only the inclusion of a photo license statement, which I always include at the very bottom of my posts.

Search Engine Image Searches

The two largest resources available are probably the least used because of the issues and confusion surrounding copyright.

They are Google and Bing image searches.

A keyword’s search shows no indicators of cost or license restrictions in the results.

This is easily resolved by using the search filters available on both sites.

First, search using the keyword on the main search page, then click on the Images link in the menu at the top of the page, and then use the filters drop-downs at the top of the page to search through numerous categories, including licensing and use restrictions.

Below are screenshots of the dropdowns from each of the Google and Bing image searches.

Image searches
Google image searches.
Bing Image Search Filters
Bing Image Search Filters

I used to use Microsoft Office’s clipart and image gallery regularly, but a while back, Microsoft discontinued this site.

Microsoft Office’s clipart and image library are now available through Bing’s image search.


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