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Richard III

Richard III’s final resting place is decided.

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3 100    4   107Shares I have long been fascinated by the news of events regarding the finding, genetic studying and reburying of King Richard III’s remains. I have written a couple of posts regarding the search for, discovery and excavation of his burial site under the parking lot of the Greyfriars Abbey in Leicester. The posts were: Bones …

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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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Transcription: Biography of Joan Antrobus

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           Following is my transcription of the biography of Joan Antrobus taken from pages 67 to 69 of The Great Migration – Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Vol I. JOAN ANTROBUS ORIGIN: St Albans, Hertfordshire MIGRATION: 1635 FIRST RESIDENCE: Unknown ESTATE: On 16 May 1614, administration on the estate of Walter Antrobus of St Albans was …

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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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Mary Frances Foulke (née Underwood)

Transcription: Obituary for Mary Foulke (née Underwood)

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           Following is my transcription of the obituary for Mary Foulke (nee Underhill), published Monday, June 3, 1935 on page 2 of the Noblesville Daily Ledger. MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1935 MARY FOULKE DIED SUNDAY NEAR ARCADIA _____ The Funeral Services Will Be Held Tuesday Afternoon _____ LONG RESIDENT OF JACKSON TOWNSHIP _____ Death of Charles C. …

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Joss family biography.

Transcription: Joss family biography.

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           The following is my transcription of the biography of the Joss family, taken as an excerpt from a compilation of numerous biographies in the book “Cabri: Through the Years”, page 619.   JOSS FAMILY Duncan Joss came west from Quebec in 1909, with the railway, as a carpenter. He filed on his homestead, and brought …

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Jack Johnson

Transcription: Jack Johnson biography.

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           The following is my transcription of the biography of Jack Johnson, taken as an excerpt from a compilation of numerous biographies in the book “Cabri: Through the Years”, page 619.   JACK JOHNSON Jack Johnson, a friend to all, had had a varied life before coming to this part of the country. He had been …

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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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Margaret Anna Ganske - Beaver Dam obituary

Transcription: Obituary of Anna Margaret Ganske

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           Following is my transcription of the obituary of Anna Margaret Ganske as published in the Beaver Dam Argus. _________________ Beaver Dam Argus, Thursday, June 7, 1900, p. 5. GANSKE—-At the Ganske homestead three miles north of Beaver Dam, Wis., June 4, 1900, Mrs. Anna Margaret Ganske, the beloved wife of August Ganske, in the 57th …

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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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Boily, Yvonne

Transcription: Obituary for Yvonne (Bisson) Boily

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6          6SharesFollowing is my transcription of the obituary for Yvonne (Bisson) Boily   A son domicile le 4 mars 1995, à l’âge de 85 ans et 8 mois, est décédée dame Yvonne Bisson, épouse de feu Léo Boily. Elle demeurait au 229 rue Principale, Vallée-Jonction. Les funérailles auront lieu mardi le 7 mars à 15h. Départ …

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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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Carter, Clifford & Sampson, Elizabeth (d)

Transcription: Marriage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson of Cape Breton – Part I.

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1          1ShareTranscription: Documents related to the marriage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson of Cape Breton. ____________________________________________________ The following are transcriptions from photographic images of approximately half of a collection of documents related to the marriage of Elizabeth Sampson and Clifford Carter of Sampsonville, County of Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. The second half of the transcriptions …

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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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State Archives offers public access.

The Discovery Service at the National Archives in Great Britain

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3          3SharesThe UK National Archives  has a free online search, but there are problems. Some knowledge has always been necessary to search the catalogue with any success. The Discovery Service makes it easier for everyone – novice to expert – to search and use the collection. The user is able to search the collection, explore and …

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Tombstone of Anna E. Murray Blythe

Tombstone: Anna E. Blythe (nee Murray)

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3          3SharesThe following is a transcription of the tombstone of Anna E. Blythe. Anna died August 9, 1925 in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, USA. Anna E. Murray wife of Charles E. Blythe 1873 – 1925 ___________________ The image above links directly to the original document. You can access sources, data, images and documents for these and other …

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Transcription: Biography of William Read Shelby; National cyclopaedia of American biography.

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2          2SharesNOTE: In the biography of William Read Shelby as well as some biographies of earlier Shelbys, the birthplace is erroneously claimed to be Cameron, Wales, when in truth it was Tregaron, Carnarvon, Wales. ____________ 1842-1930 (handwritten) SHELBY, William Read, railroad president was born in Lincoln county, Ky., Dec. 4, 1842, eldest son of John Warren …

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William W. Shelby biography.

Transcription: “Who’s Who in Engineering” bio of William W. Shelby.

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           Transcription: “Who’s Who in Engineering” bio of William W. Shelby.   SHELBY, William W., Jr., Esmeralda, Coahuila, Mex. ; res. Henderson, Ky. Mining Engr ; b. Henderson, Ky, Nov. 16, 1888 ; s. William W. and Mary (Turner) Shelby ; R.E.M. 1908, B.C.E. 1909, Univ. of Ky ; E.M. Columbia Univ., 1911 ; Kappa Alpha …

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Marriage for Oscar Blythe and Thirza McKim

Transcription: Marriage Record for Oscar Thomas Blythe and Thirza Estelle McKim

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2          2SharesMarriage for Oscar Blythe and Thirza McKim This is my transcription of the marriage record for Oscar Thomas Blythe and Thirza Estelle McKim of August 9, 1930 in Butte Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota. Original Form Text is black. Text entered by hand is blue. _____________________________ South Dakota Department of Health Division of Public Health …

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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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Stanley - Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) - page 394

Transcription: Hartford Vital Records; Stanley, Standley, Standly, Standla; page 394

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3          3SharesHARTFORD VITAL RECORDS 394 BARBOUR COLLECTION (NAME/DESCRIPTION  |  Vol  |  Page) STANLEY, STANDLEY, STANDLY, STANDLA, (cont ) Nath[anie]l, s Nath[anie]l & Anna, b Aug 11, 1707  |  FFS  |  61 Nathaniel, d Nov 14, 1712   |  FFS  |  74 Oliver, m Mrs Mary GOODRICH, Aug 26, 1821, by Elisha Cushman  |  I  |  24 Oliver, …

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