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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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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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Marriage of Trenee Aucoin and Marguerite Giroir

Transcription: Marriage Cerificate for Irenée Aucoin and Marguerite Girroir.

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2          2SharesBelow is my transcription of the marriage certificate for Trenée Aucoin and Marguerite Girroir.   (a) PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA Date and place of Marriage:  22 May, 1872, Arichat, Co. Richmond How Married ; by License or Banns:  By Banns Full Name of GROOM:  Irenée Aucoin His age:  28 years Condition (Bachelor or Widower):  Bachelor …

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Obituary of Casildee Lavallee and Antoine Labelle

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Casildée Lavallée and Antoine Labelle.

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           The following is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ card for Casildée Lavallée and Antoine Labelle.   A la douce mémoire de CASILDÉE LAVALLÉE épouse de feu ANTOINE LABELLE décédée à Ottawa le 15 juin, 1964 à l’âge de 89 ans et de ANTOINE LABELLE décédée à Sault Ste-Marie le 18 mars 1944 à l’âge …

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Albertine Audet-Turmel

Transcriptions: Obituaries for Albertine Audet-Turmel.

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2 1    4   7SharesFollowing are my translated transcriptions for the obituaries of Albertine Audet-Turmel in their original French. Original French Texts Obituary #1 TURMEL Albertine (née Audet). Au Foyer Nazareth, le 20 juin 1992, à l’âge de 93 ans et 8 mois, est décédée dame Albertine Audet, épouse de feu monsieur Michel Turmel. Elle demeurait à Québec. La …

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'In Memoriam' for Origene M. Roy.

Transcription: In Memoriam card for Obeline D. Roy.

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           Following is my transcription of the In Memoriam card from the funeral of Obeline D. Roy.   IN LOVING MEMORY OF OBELINE D. ROY 1906 – 1986 O gentlest heart of Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory have mercy on the soul …

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Transcription – ‘In Memoriam’ for Origene M. Roy

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           The following text is my transcription of the In Memoriam card for Origene M. Roy. In Loving Memory of ORIGENE M. ROY 1903 – 1980 O gentlest heart of Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory have mercy on the soul of Thy …

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Transcription: Obituary for Marieanne Turmel Bourgeois

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           The following is my transcription of the newspaper article or obituary for Marieanne Turmel Bourgeois. Emile Bourgeois Mrs. Marieanne Turmel Bourgeois, 82, widow of Emile Paul Bourgeois, formerly of 1200 Elm St., died Friday night at a Manchester nursing home after a long illness. She was born in St. Agnes, County Beauce, Que., the daughter …

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Lillian Activ Paradis Memorial

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Lillian A. Auclair.

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           Following is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ funeral card for Lillian A. Auclair (Lillian Active Paradis-Auclair).   In loving memory of Lillian A. Auclair Died July 1, 1969 PRAYER O GENTLEST Heart of Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory have mercy …

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Joseph Dionne Memorial

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Joseph Dionne.

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2          2SharesThe following is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ card for Joseph Dionne.   IN LOVING MEMORY OF Joseph Dionne Died July 31, 1944 Let Us Pray Incline Thine ear, O Lord, to our prayer, in which we humbly entreat Thy mercy; bring to the country of peace and light the soul of Thy servant …

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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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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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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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