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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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St. Caron's Church, Tregaron, Wales

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales

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7          7SharesBrig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales. Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr., born in 1725 in Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales to Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby) and his wife Catherine Morgan and was baptised in St. Caron’s church. This Evan Shelby’s birth is frequently confused with that of his earlier brother Evan, who was born in 1720 …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.

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           The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018. Featured image: Piazza Vittoria, Torino, Italy FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Canada Canada Census, 1871 Canada Census, 1881 Chile Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015 Colombia …

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A primer on cemetery research to find ancestors.

A primer on cemetery research to find ancestors.

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           I’ve always loved gravestone and cemetery research to find ancestors. Although I do most of my genealogical research via the internet, and in a very small amount via snail mail, there is something visceral about visiting the actual graves of our ancestors and recording the information about them (and their families if in family plots). …

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Marriage record of Thomas White and Rebeckah Harris.

Transcription: Marriage Record of Thomas White and Rebeckah Harris.

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           The following is my transcription of the marriage record of Thomas White and Rebeckah Harris. The marriage was performed with members of the Philadelphia monthly meeting, friends, and their families on 8da 4mo 1704. 38. Whereas Thomas White of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania Baker & Rebeckah Harris of the same place having declared their …

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Archaeologists find ancient ‘comics’ decorating Roman tomb in Jordan | Haaretz.com

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3.8K          3.8KSharesArchaeologists in Jordan have uncovered a Roman-era tomb decorated with spectacular frescoes that include rudimentary “comics” – which were written in Aramaic using Greek letters. The drawings provide extraordinary testimony to the diverse and cosmopolitan environment in the Hellenistic border towns of the Roman empire. Like other wondrous archaeological discoveries, the nearly 2,000-year-old burial was unearthed by chance …

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Secret son: Mum was a Catholic nun and Dad was a priest

Secret son: Mum was a Catholic nun and Dad was a priest | Newcastle Herald

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9          9SharesJOHN Smith’s* mother was a nun, his father was a priest, and their very Catholic secret about the baby they gave up for adoption would have gone with them to the grave except for DNA, science and Ancestry.com. Mr Smith has added his voice to calls for the Catholic Church to make celibacy voluntary for clergy and end the “trauma and …

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Old Upper Springfield Meeting House and Burial Ground, New Jersey.

Transcription: Sarah Biddle (Shreve), Last Will and Testament of 31 Aug 1807.

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           388 [. . .] Sarah Biddle’s Will. Be it remembered that I, Sarah Biddle of the township of Springfield, in the County of Burlington, and State of New Jersey, widow, being in a weak state of body, but, through Divine favour, of sound mind and memory do make and publish this for my last will …

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