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Marriage Certificate of Joseph William Herve (Babe) Ducharme and Marguerite (Peggy) Bourgeois

Transcription: Marriage certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois.

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           The following is my transcription of the marriage certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois. STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Certificate of Marriage This Certifies that on this, the 31st day of May, 1935, at Manchester, I joined in Marriage, in the presence of witnesses, Herve Ducharme of Manchester and Marguerite Bourgeois of Manchester. Certificate of …

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Baptism Record for Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois

Transcription: Baptism Record for Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois

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           Following is my transcription of the extract of a baptism for Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois. French Original Extrait du régistre de baptêmes, marriages, sépultures de la paroisse de St. Hughes du Lac Saguay from l’année mil neuf cent-quinze. Le trente-et un octobre, mil neuf cent-quinze, nous prêtre soussigné avons baptisé Marie Margeurite Yvette, née le …

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Edna-Eugenie Auclair

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Edna E. Auclair.

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3          3SharesFollowing is my transcription and the Google translation of the ‘In Memoriam’ for Edna E. Auclair. In Memoriam for Edna E. Auclair. French original A la douce memoire de Edna_E. Auclair Épouse de Armand Martel. Née à Derry, N. H., 18 Juil 1910, Décédée à Manchester, N. H., 28 Août, 1928. A l’âge de 18 …

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Joseph William Hervé Ducharme

Transcription: Certificate of Baptism for Joseph William Hervé Ducharme

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           The following is my transcription of the baptism certificate for Joseph William Hervé Ducharme, as well as the English translation via Google Translate. French Original Certificat de Bapteme —— Eglise Ste-Marie, Manchester, N. H. ——- Je soussigné certifie que Joseph William Hervé Ducharme enfant de Joseph Ducharme et de Alice Tremblay né le 31 jour …

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Birth record of Joseph William Herve Ducharme

Transcription: Birth Certificate for Joseph William Hervé Ducharme.

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           The following is my transcription of the birth certificate for Joseph William Hervé Ducharme. Manchester, New Hampshire Birth Certificate for Joseph William Herve Ducharme, October 31, 1914 _____________________ Name:    Ducharme, Joseph William Herve Date of Birth Year,   1914 Month,   October Day,   31 Name of Father,   Joseph Ducharme Maiden Name of Mother,   Alice Tremblay City Record,   …

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Thomas Auclair, Lillian-Activ Paradis and children.

Transcription – Obituary for Lillian Active Paradis-Auclair

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           The following is my transcription of the obituary for Lillian Active Paradis-Auclair. Mrs. Lillian A. Auclair Mrs. Lillian A. Auclair, widow of Thomas Auclair died Tuesday at a Manchester hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Auclair was born in Franklin, daughter of Joseph and Delia (Seney) Paradis and had resided in Manchester the greater part …

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Richard III

Richard III’s final resting place is decided.

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3 100    4   107Shares I have long been fascinated by the news of events regarding the finding, genetic studying and reburying of King Richard III’s remains. I have written a couple of posts regarding the search for, discovery and excavation of his burial site under the parking lot of the Greyfriars Abbey in Leicester. The posts were: Bones …

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Transcription – 1901 Canadian Census for Geffrey and Annie (Fougère) Forgeron

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           1901 Canadian Census: Geffrey and Annie Forgeron and Family   Headings: Dwelling House; Family or Household; Name; Sex; Colour; Relationship; Marital Status; Birth Month and Day; Year of Birth; Age; Birth Place: Year of Immigration; Year of…; Racial or Tribal Origin; Nationality: Religion; Profession… 152, 161; Forgeron, Geffrey; M, “, Head, M, 10 Sept, 1860, …

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Obituary for Armand J. Martel.

Transcription: Obituary for Armand J. Martel

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2          2Shares Obituary for Armand J. Martel. Following is my transcription of the obituary of Armand J. Martel. ARMAND J. MARTEL Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Armand J. Martel, 69, of El Centro, who died Monday in Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. …

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Memorial for Armand J. Martel.

Transcription – ‘In Memoriam’ for Armand J. Martel.

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           Following is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ card for Armand J. Martel. “Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.” St. Matt. V. 5 May Jesus have mercy on the Soul of ARMAND J. MARTEL 1928 – 1998 O gentlest heart of Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with …

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The Turmaine Family

Grandmère Rose – Marie Marguerite Rose Amande Emery

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           Being the child of a military member has one huge drawback – we didn’t have any control over where we lived, when or for how long. As a result, contact with family members was infrequent at best and I do regret not getting to know our relatives better. My grandparents on my father’s side were …

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Transcription: Biography of Joan Antrobus

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           Following is my transcription of the biography of Joan Antrobus taken from pages 67 to 69 of The Great Migration – Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Vol I. JOAN ANTROBUS ORIGIN: St Albans, Hertfordshire MIGRATION: 1635 FIRST RESIDENCE: Unknown ESTATE: On 16 May 1614, administration on the estate of Walter Antrobus of St Albans was …

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Martha and Elam Dennis Matthews

Transcription – Obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews, 96

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           The following is my transcription of the obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews of Louisa County, Iowa, published in the local newspaper at the time. Area Deaths ______________ Aged Louisa County Resident Dies Wapello — Elam Dennis Matthews, 96, one of the oldest residents of Louisa county, died Jan. 1[0], at 3:10 p. m., at the …

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Joseph William Herve Ducharme

Transcription: Death Certificate for Joseph William Hervé (Babe) Ducharme

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           Following is the death certificate for Joseph William Hervé (Babe) Ducharme CITY OF BIDDEFORD COUNTY OF YORK No. 95 I, Luc A. Angers City Clerk of said City of Biddeford, depose and testify that I have in my official capacity as City Clerk the books and records of said city, including the records of births, …

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Barack Obama

I learn my husband may be descended from the first documented slave in America, John Punch…

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            A while ago I learned from news headlines that President Barack Obama is descended via marriage from John Punch, the first documented African slave in America. He was an indentured servant declared a slave for life in punishment for attempting an escape in 1640. Ancestry.com has been researching Barack Obama’s ancestry for several years …

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Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

Transcription: Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

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           This is my transcription of the obituary for Charles G. Blythe (2nd great grandfather to Mark) from The Hoosier Genealogist, Indiana Historical Society, June 2001, Vol. 41, No. 2.   Blythe, Charles G. Birthplace: England Occupation: Farmer Entry into service: 1861, Pvt. 8th Btry Final discharge: May 1864; Cause: End of war Length of service: …

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Mary Frances Foulke (née Underwood)

Transcription: Obituary for Mary Foulke (née Underwood)

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           Following is my transcription of the obituary for Mary Foulke (nee Underhill), published Monday, June 3, 1935 on page 2 of the Noblesville Daily Ledger. MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1935 MARY FOULKE DIED SUNDAY NEAR ARCADIA _____ The Funeral Services Will Be Held Tuesday Afternoon _____ LONG RESIDENT OF JACKSON TOWNSHIP _____ Death of Charles C. …

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Joss family biography.

Transcription: Joss family biography.

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           The following is my transcription of the biography of the Joss family, taken as an excerpt from a compilation of numerous biographies in the book “Cabri: Through the Years”, page 619.   JOSS FAMILY Duncan Joss came west from Quebec in 1909, with the railway, as a carpenter. He filed on his homestead, and brought …

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Jack Johnson

Transcription: Jack Johnson biography.

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           The following is my transcription of the biography of Jack Johnson, taken as an excerpt from a compilation of numerous biographies in the book “Cabri: Through the Years”, page 619.   JACK JOHNSON Jack Johnson, a friend to all, had had a varied life before coming to this part of the country. He had been …

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Tomb of Roger Vaughan and Gwladus ferch Dafydd Gam.

Sir William ap Thomas and Gwladus ferch Dafydd Gam

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17          17SharesSir William ap Thomas Herbert, (21st great grandfather to my children) was born about 1390 to Sir Thomas ap Gwilyn (1360-1438) and Maud de Morley (1375-    ). Featured image: Tomb with Effigies of Roger Vaughan and Gwladus ferch Dafydd Gam. Sir William ap Thomas first married Elizabeth (or Isabel) Bluet (1380-1420), daughter of Sir John …

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Roger de Mortimer, Earl of March

Sir Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella of France

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           In geneal­ogy research there comes a point in his­tory where the only sources avail­able are very sub­jec­tive and ques­tion­able at best. We must con­sider how many per­sons the account was retold to before it was finally put to paper. We also must ask about the motives and biases of those recount­ing the story over time, and …

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Isaac Shelby

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

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           Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky is the grandson of the original immigrant from Wales, Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby), who is eighth great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart; the son of Brigadier General Evan Shelby, who is the son of Evan (Dhu) and seventh great granduncle to my children; and is therefore first cousin …

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Baptism record of Jaques Labelle (1688)..

Transcription: Baptism record for Jacques Labelle (and others).

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           Following is the baptism record for Jacques Labelle (1688) and other records from the same page of entries. Unfortunately, the image is of very poor quality and a good portion of the page is indecipherable.   Feel free to forward any new information and/or corrections to help with this transcription. Parish records for Mere Ste. …

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Stehle Ancestry: First Page of Gabriel Steely's Court Document

Stehle Ancestry

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2          2SharesIn a previous post, Relationship Chart of Mark Blythe to Barack Obama, I posted the Stehle ancestry chart showing the connection between Barack Obama and my husband, through their common ancestor, Ulrich Stehle. Ulrich Stehle Sr. was my children’s eighth great-grandfather. He was born in Europe (presumably in Holland or Germany) in about 1699, married …

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