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Memorial for Rose Dionne

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Rose Dionne

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2          2SharesFollowing is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ regarding the death of Rose Dionne.   “We have loved her during life; let us not abandon her, until we have conducted her by our prayers into the house of the Lord.” St. Ambrose IN YOUR CHARITY Pray for the Repose of the soul of ROSE DIONNE …

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Dad in his national pipe band uniform.

Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage.

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  1    4   5SharesAlthough both sides of my family are ‘French Canadian,’ my mother’s ancestors are Acadians who settled in the maritime provinces and the eastern seaboard of the United States. Dad, however, is the link to our Québecois French Canadian and military heritage. In earlier posts about our family’s WWI war casualties, I discussed our family’s attachment …

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Marriage Certificate of Joseph William Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois

Transcription: 2nd Marriage Certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois-Ducharme.

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  2        2Shares This post contains my transcription of the second marriage certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois-Ducharme. Certificate of Marriage Church of St. George, Manchester, New Hampshire. This is to Certify that Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois were lawfully Married on the 31st day of May 1935 According to the Rite of the Roman Catholic …

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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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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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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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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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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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Tombstone of Christian and Fredericka Busse.

A Primer on Cemetery Research to Find Ancestors

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           Cemetery research absolutely is one of the most valuable tools for genealogy research. Although I’m pretty much housebound and don’t get out much now, there was a time when I did venture out and do research in places such as cemeteries. As a matter of fact, I previously wrote about one experience at an old …

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Carolyn Alma Hodgson (Johnson)

Transcription: Obituary for Carolyn Alma Hodgson (nee Johnson)

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           Following is my transcription of the obituary for Carolyn Alma Hodgson (nee Johnson), who died in Cairns, Australia. A memorial service was held in Bethel Lutheran Church in Brush Prairie, Washington on August 27, 1995. Carolyn Alma Hodgson A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 1995, in Bethel Lutheran Church in …

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Transcription: Obituary of Margaret Bourgeois

Transcription: Obituary for Margaret Ducharme (Peggy Ducharme).

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           Following is the obituary for Margaret Ducharme, who died 1998 in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Unfortunately, I have no indication of which newspaper published this obituary.   She has also been known as Peggy Ducharme, Margaret Bourgeois, Peggy Bourgeois, Margaret Y. Bourgeois, and finally, Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois. Margaret Y. Ducharme Margaret Y. “Peggy” Ducharme, 82, …

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Carter, Clifford & Sampson, Elizabeth

Transcriptions: Marriage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson – II.

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           Transcriptions: Documents relating to the marriage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson.  These documents are a continuation of Part I of this post. —————- No. 1462 MARRIAGE LICENSE —————- PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA D. MacKeen Lieutenant-Governor BY HIS HONOUR The Honourable David McKeen Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia. Whereas, Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson  have determined …

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Harold Everett Redetzke

Transcription: Obituary for Harold Everett Redetzke; 1935 – 2002

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1          1Share+ + + + OBITUARY – HAROLD EVERETT REDETZKE + + + + May 18, 1935 – October 12, 2002 Harold Everett Redetzke, age 67, died on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at his home in rural Sebeka, MN. Harold was born to Elmer and Margaret (Kimball) Redetzke on May 18, 1935 in Butler Township, MN. …

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Hitler and nazi soldiers

WWII art thefts documented in recently recovered diary of Alfred Rosenberg.

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           A lingering mystery from the second world war is where are the artworks missing as a result of the WWII art thefts? One of my earliest memories is from when I was about five years old, shuffling through a small stack of black and white postcards my parents had collected of Hitler’s compound and bunker, …

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Priests of St. Roch Church, Quebec

Transcription of the memorial stone for the priests of St. Roch Church, Quebec

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2          2SharesThe following is my transcription of the memorial stone for the priests of St. Roch Church, Quebec City, Quebec in Canada. It lists the head priests and the beginning and end dates of their terms.   ??????????? cures de ST. ROCH Seigneur ????????? ??? le repos et la lumiere eternelle Jean Bro; 1787- Antoine Desforces; …

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DEBATE ABOUT NUMBERS, PERCENTAGES AND ODDS IN GENEALOGY FASCINATES.

Debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy fascinates.

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           There will always be debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy. I am so lucky that we have such a wide range of ancestries and national origins in my husband’s and my family trees. Those who have read my posts before are already well aware that our ancestries branch off from four (or five) …

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Transcription: Obituary for Camille Vachon

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           The following is a transcription of the French text of an obituary for Camille Vachon. VACHON, Camille À l’Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, le  20 juin 1990, à l’âge de 83 ans et 10 mois, est décédé monsieur Camille Vachon, époux de dame Marie-Anna Boily. Il démeurait à Sts-Anges. La famille recevre les condoléances à la salle …

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A Few Bad Apples; cartoon

The largest family tree ever may help with research into genetic traits.

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           I was amazed to read on the “nature” blog that a genome hacker has discovered what is believed to be the most extensive family tree ever, consisting of 13 million linked individuals. This family tree was constructed with data from online genealogy sites, and the researchers plan to analyse genetic traits and how they pass from generation …

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Keefer, Christian W. and Mary A

Genealogy Mystery: Who were Christian W. Keefer’s parents?

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3          3SharesChristian W. Keefer (Chester) is an important figure in one of the main branches of my husband’s and children’s ascendancy. He married Mary Ann Jacques and they eventually settled and raised a family in Dodge County, Wisconsin. After numerous years of research, however, I’m still left scratching my head at the mystery of the identity …

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Alanson and Mitty Adams.

Transcription: Obituary for Alanson Adams

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           Transcription of an obituary for Alanson Adams. Fond du Lac Daily Commonwealth, Page 4 Tuesday, April 26, 1881 Retrospective The death of Mr. Alanson Adams of our city on the 23rd instant, is an event of more than ordinary interest.  Born in the year 1792, in the third year of Washington’s first term, his life …

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