Genealogy

Namibia

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

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

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Marriage record of Telesphore Blanchet and Agnes Larocque.

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

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

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

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

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

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Keefer, Chester and Jacques, Mary Ann - Marriage Record

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

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

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Larry David and Bernie Sanders are distant cousins | Flavorwire

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              On the fourth season premiere of “Finding Your Roots,” Henry Louis Gates Jr. revealed a match between the Senator and comedian’s DNA.   In fact, Larry David and Bernie Sanders are distant cousins.   Throughout the three seasons of Henry Louis Gates Jr.,’s PBS series Finding Your Roots, the author and historian has …

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Ancient tomb of Santa Claus discovered beneath church.

Ancient tomb of Santa Claus discovered beneath church.

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           The Death of St. Nicholas. Archaeologists in Turkey may be on the cusp of solving a mystery thousands of years in the making after they stumbled on a tomb beneath the remains of an ancient church they believe contains the remains of Saint Nicholas—known popularly as Santa Claus.   A portion of the site believed …

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Filles du Roi

How the Filles du Roi brought the ‘Mother’s Curse’ to Canada | The Atlantic

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             The first King’s Daughters—or filles du roi—arrived in New France in 1663, and 800 more would follow over the next decade. Given their numbers, they were not literally the king’s daughters of course.   They were poor and usually of common birth, but their passage and dowry were indeed paid by King Louis XIV …

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March 1917 Gas Attacks at Vimy Ridge

Private Joseph Philias Albert Emery’s letter home from the WWI french front.

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             This letter was written by my great uncle Private Joseph Philias Albert Emery to his sister and brother while he was serving in France during WWI.   Six months later, he was killed during advance preparations for the battle of Vimy Ridge.   I did use Google translate, hoping to get a reasonable English …

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1784 Will of Thomas Batte Senior (partial)

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             The following is my transcription of a partial typed copy of the 1784 will of Thomas Batte Senior.   I’m still looking for the complete will or the missing portion, but the major points and information appear to be included in the page I do have.   Last Will and Testament of Thomas Batte …

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eBooks from Google eBooks and Internet Archive.

eBooks from Google eBooks and Internet Archive: A researcher’s gold mine!

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6          6Shares  This article’s title “eBooks from Google eBooks and Internet Archive: A researcher’s gold mine!” aptly describes how I feel about including ebooks and online publications and libraries in my genealogy research.   Some of my best finds have come through using the Google genealogy research tools. I believe in using primary sources as much …

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Mainz, Germany; Ancestry.com updates and additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 20 Apr 2019.

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           The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Apr 2019. Featured Image: Mainz, Germany Ancestry.com updates and additions to 22 Apr 2019.   Australia Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2016 Canada Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926 New Brunswick New Brunswick Late Registration …

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Mexico City

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Mar 2019.

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           The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Mar 2019. (Featured image: Mexico City)   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Mar 2019.   Argentina Argentina, Corrientes, Civil Registration, 1880-1930 Australia Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985 Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration …

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Spain

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 Feb 2019.

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            The following are the most recent updates and additions on the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org sites. You will likely have noticed that these posts ceased over the past two months. Aside from the fact that Ancestry.com seemed to have stopped updating, my own health was an issue and I made the ‘executive’ decision to take …

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Horne, Elizabeth; baptism 20 Jul 1567; St. Michael, Bassishawe, London, England

Transcription: Baptism Register of St. Michael’s Parish, Bassingshawe, London; 1565-1568

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           The following is my transcription of the baptism register of St. Michael’s Church parish in Bassingshawe, London England for the dates between 1565 and 1568.   Anno 1565 Bassingshawe St. Michaels pishe Month Dayes Christenings March 2 was baptized Anne Cotton the Daughter of John Cotton 1565 8 was baptized ???????? Binghame the Daughter of Willm Binghame 30 was baptized Richard Sharbrough the Sonne of Robert Sharbrough …

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Transcription of parish register of births and baptisms for Lytham, Lancaster.

Transcription: Parish Registry of Births and Baptisms of Lytham, Lancaster 1822.

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           The following is my transcription of the Parish Registry of Births and Baptisms of Lytham, Lancaster for 1822. A true and perfect copy of the Parish Registry of Lytham in the County of Lancaster from the first day of January to the thirty first day of December 1822. Children and parents names     place of …

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Unravelling the mysteries behind one of Canada’s oldest cemeteries.

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548          548Shares I had to post this article as soon as I saw it. Visiting this graveyard was one of the best family experiences we’ve ever had – and it was a great opportunity to explore our own family history. As a matter of fact, the tour guide, Alan Melanson and I are 7th great grandchildren …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions to 1 Dec 1918.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Dec 1918.

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           The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Dec 1918. You may have noticed that the usual FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates post from mid-October did not appear. This was due to a much reduced quantity to list. The few between October 1st and October 31st have been included in the …

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Scientists confirm world’s oldest natural mummy is Native American ancestor.

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            Researchers recently concluded that a 10,000-year-old skeleton in Nevada, believed to belong to the world’s oldest naturally preserved mummy, represents that of an ancestor of a modern-day Native American tribe. According to SlashGear, the so-called “Spirit Cave mummy” was originally thought to be the skeleton of an individual that belonged to the “Paleoamerican” group …

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Study reveals common ancestry for all Native Americans.

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           The indigenous people of North and South America are collectively known as Native Americans. Despite the European invasion occurring several centuries ago, Native Americans are still subjugated and are yet to find a voice of their own. One of the reasons for that is a lack of scientific evidence that manages to bring forth their …

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Canadian Legion No. 001

Remembrance Day: A civilian’s responsibility?

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           Today being Remembrance Day, I was thinking about a recent post in which I quoted an article exploring how Canadians need to do more for Remembrance Day. Since then, while watching all the usual Remembrance Day coverage on television, I saw a news report about the increasingly troubled Canadian Legions. Several have closed or are …

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Canadians need to do more for Remembrance Day | Toronto Sun

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           Sunday marks the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The ceasefire was signed in November 1918 and news of the war’s end was quickly and widely celebrated throughout the British Empire. World War One was known at the time as “the war to end all wars” and when the …

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Wabanaki Collection launched to educate about Maritime Indigenous peoples | CBC News

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754          754Shares‘We are all treaty people,’ says curator of a portal aimed at better mutual understanding. David Perley is the ‘visionary’ First Nations education specialist and Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre director behind the inception of the Wabanaki Collection, a web portal of Indigenous educational resources. (University of New Brunswick) The Wabanaki were New Brunswick’s first peoples, but David …

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Merion Meeting House, Merion, Pennsylvania

Transcription: The marriage of Abell Thomas and Elizabeth Humphreys.

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           The following is my transcription of the written record of the marriage of Abell Thomas and Elizabeth Humphreys on May 19, 1693 at Merion Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania. 48 37   Whereas Abel Thomas of Meirion in the County of Philadelphia Bathelor and Elizabeth Humphreys of the aforesaid Township and County sign for having declared their …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018.

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           The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018. Featured image: House in Lesotho. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018.   Canada Canada Census, 1871 Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 Chile Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1932 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010 France France, Rhône, Military …

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