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Transcription: Obituary of Pierre Allaire (1951 – 1999)

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           Transcription: Obituary of Pierre Allaire (1951 – 1999)   [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. …

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

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           Transcription – In Memoriam for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)   Benoît 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 ____________________ The complete original scans of the documents clips above can be accessed by clicking the images. To …

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Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, 1700 to 1850

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1          1ShareTranscription of the Virginia Marriage Records, 1700 to 1850, pg 186. 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; …

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

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.   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 …

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Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery - featured

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.”   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 …

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La Rochelle, France in 1628.

I’m related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna?

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1          1ShareWhat 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 …

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Ruth Halbman Obituary

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

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           Obituary for Ruth Halbman Daily 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. …

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Ruth Halbman Obituary

Transcription: Obituary for Ruth Halbman of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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           Obituary for Ruth Halbman Ruth 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 …

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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?   The result of these connections is that my husband and children are distantly related (20th cousins …

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Obituary for Carl W. Kiefer.

Transcription: Obituary for Carl W. Kiefer

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           The following is my transcription of the obituary for Carl W. Kiefer.   Carl W. Kiefer A resident of Painesville since 1910, Carl W. Kiefer, 93, died Friday morning at the Homestead 2 Nursing Home, Painesville, after a lingering illness. Mr. Kiefer had lived at 7 North Park Place, Painesville. He was born June 29, …

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Transcription: Obituary for Dr. A. D. Warner; Geauga County, Ohio

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           The following is my transcription of the obituary for Dr. A. D. Warner of Geauga County, Ohio.   Dr. A. D.Warner Taken By Death _________ Dr. A. D. Warner, a prominent and life-long resident of Geauga county, passed away at his home in Burton, O., Saturday at the age of 78 years. He was born …

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Transcription – Death Certificate of Rebecca Ann Ott

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           The following is my transcription of the death certificate of Rebecca Ann Ott, wife to Samuel G. Ott, of Canal Fulton, Ohio. DEATH CERTIFICATE OF Rebecca Ann Ott STATE OF OHIO BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS CERTIFICATE OF DEATH 1    PLACE OF DEATH County   Portage    Registration District No.   1058        File No. Township          …

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Transcription: Revolutionary War Index card for Abel Cadwalader.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Genealogy obsession in Iceland opens academic doors.

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

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Ingenius incest prevention app created by University of Iceland students.

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

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Obituary for Lena C. Blythe

Transcription: Obituary for Lena C. Blythe (Cade).

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            This is my transcription of the obituary for lean C. Blythe (Cade).   Obituary: Lena Blythe Mrs. Lena C. Blythe, 88, died Thursday in her home at 598 West County Road 38 after a lengthy illness. Arrangements are pending at the Goodrich Mortuary. Mrs. Blythe was born Feb. 15, 1888, in Gusse, Ind. She …

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My list of my top ten genealogy and ancestry websites.

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

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  1    4   5SharesAfter almost twenty years of genealogy research, there are certain sites that have become my ‘go to’ sites for certain aspects of my genealogy research. I thought it might be helpful for me to post my list of my top ten genealogy and ancestry websites. I have also included a description of the reasons why …

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BourgeoisAnne Marie Bourgeois

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

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2          2SharesBelow is my transcription of the newspaper notice of the death of Anne-Marie Bourgeois. BOURGEOIS MME ANNE-MARIE Au Foyer de Saint-Célestin, le 30 juin 2001, es décédée à l’âge de 88 ans, Mme Anne-Marie Bourgeois, épouse en premières noces de feu Lucien Bourgeois et en secondes noces de feu Welly Luazière, autrefois de Sainte-Monique. La …

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

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

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