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Isaac Shelby

Journey through centuries: An ancestral doppelganger is discovered!

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1          1ShareMy biggest fascination with my genealogy research is finding old photos of the people – especially any rare ancestral doppelganger to current family members. These images bring some life to the profile created by the fact finding of my research and brings these characters closer and makes them more relatable and understandable. A while ago, …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2018

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jul 2018.

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             The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jul 2018. (Featured image: Lime Street, Liverpool, in the 1890s with St. George’s Hall in England) FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jul 2018.   Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Luxembourg Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1796-1941 Peru Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018.

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           Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018. Featured image:  My husband’s family homestead in Kronoberg, Sweden.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018.   Australia Australia, Victoria, Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries, 1850-1988 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2016 Canada New Brunswick Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899 Chile Chile, Cemetery …

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Military Bounty Land Warrant Certificate - William B. Coon

William B. Coon – Soldier in the War of 1812

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            In a previous post, I told the story of David Coon, the fourth great grandfather to my children Erin and Stuart, and his service and death in the Civil War. His father, William B. Coon (about 1789 to August 25, 1854) was also a soldier, but in his case he served in the War …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 May 2018.

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             The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 May 2018. Featured image: Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 May 2018.   Benin Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014 Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014 Denmark Denmark, Military Conscription Rolls, 1789-1792 …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 May 2018.

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1          1Share  Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 May 2018.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 May 2018.   Argentina Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977 Australia Australia Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005 Austria Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919 Belgium Belgium Births and Baptisms, 1560-1890 Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999 …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 Apr 2018.

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2          2SharesThe following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 Apr 2018.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 Apr 2018.   Australia Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2016 Brazil, Rio …

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Edward "Longshanks" I, King of England

Edward “Longshanks” I, King of England

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2          2Shares  Edward “Longshanks” I, King of England was born 17/18 June 1239, eldest son of Henry III, King of England (1207-1272) and Eléonore de Provence (1223- ), in Westminster Palace, London.   Edward was created Earl of Chester and granted the Dukedom of Gascony on 14 February 1254, after arriving in France. Edward’s father arranged …

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Thresherman's Reunion Agricultur Machinary Show Manitoba Agricultural Museum Austin Manitoba Canada

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jan 2018.

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             The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jan 2018. Featured image: Thresherman’s Reunion Agriculture Machinary Show, Manitoba, Canada.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jan 2018.   Colombia Colombia, Diocese of Barranquilla, Catholic Church Records, 1808-1985 Liberia Liberia, Marriage Records, 1912-2015 Mexico Mexico, Baja California and Baja California …

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Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 3 Jan 2018.

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             The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 3 Jan 2018.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 3 Jan 2018.   Africa Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2014 Costa Rica Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975 Dominican Republic Dominican …

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Powhatan Historic State Park

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of John Royall Jr. of Powhatan County, Virginia.

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1          1Share  The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of John Royall Jr. of Powhatan County, Virginia.   In the name of God, I John Royall Jr of the County of Powhatan being weak of body but of sound mind and disposing memory do make and ordain this to be my last will …

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Eccles Hill, 1870, Red Sashes with Fenian Cannon

Fenian Raid Pension Grant Application; Laurent Jude Melanson.

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8          8Shares  The following are my transcriptions of three documents of the Fenian Raid Pension Grant Application relating to the pensionable service of my 2nd great grandfather, Laurent Jude Melanson. Featured image: Red Sashes with a Fenian Cannon. Detailed biographical information, sources and other data are available here. CO6 5/14 28752 FENIAN RAID SERVICE. THE FENIAN …

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

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

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Namibia

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

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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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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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Stayed on their toes: How medieval people walked, ran and fought.

Staying on their toes: How medieval people walked, ran and fought.

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             As a consequence of my 20+ years of genealogy research into our family’s history, I have become fascinated with how medieval people lived, including the flexibility and adaptability of the different times and cultures.   Part of life was learning to live and succeed by using our own body mechanics for the best result …

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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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Lombard St., San Francisco

View history through time lapse mining from internet archived photos.

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2          2SharesJust imagine what it would be like to see historical changes in our world occur over time. One site that gives us the ability to view history through time lapse mining from internet archived photos is a reality.   Ricardo Martin-Brualla of the University of Washington and David Gallup and Steven M. Seitz of Goggle …

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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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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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