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Rochester History, Henry O'Reilly

Transcription: Biography of Henry O’Reilly from ‘Rochester History’

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           The following is a transcription of the biography of Henry O’Reilly from the book, “Rochester History,” edited by Dexter Perkins, City Historian, and Blake McKelvey, Assistant City Historian. ROCHESTER HISTORY Edited by DEXTER PERKINS, City Historian and BLAKE MCKELVEY, Assistant City Historian VoL. VII JANUARY, 1945 No. 1 Henry O’Reilly By DEXTER PERKINS Henry O’Reilly …

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Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery - featured

Transcription: Wogaman, Burkett and Holdery – Burkhart — Burckhardt — Burket — Burkett

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           Transcription: Wogaman, Burkett and Holdery – Burkhart — Burckhardt — Burket — Burkett   WOGAMAN, BURKETT, HOLDERY Author:     Ezra McFall Kuhns Publisher:     [Dayton, Ohio? : s.n., 1948] Series:      Genealogy & local history, G7296. BURKHART — BURCKHARDT — BURKET — BURKETT (First Page) It has been said that Emanuel Burkhart whose home …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 May 2015.

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           The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 May 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 May 2015. Australia Australia, New South Wales, Census (fragment), 1841 Australia, Tasmania, Correspondence of the Immigration Office Concerning the Nomination, Arrival and Settlement of Migrants, 1920-1943 Australia, Tasmania, Government Gazette, 1833-1925 Australia, …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – June 4, 2014

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           The following are the most recent FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions of numerous collections.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2013 Chile Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2013 Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1903 Denmark Denmark Civil Marriages, 1851-1961 Guatemala Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2008 Italy Italy, Como, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1815, 1850-1927 …

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Give the gift of your genealogy research labours for Christmas.

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           Here are some quick ideas I’ve collected for giving to family (and sometimes friends) from one’s own genealogy research this Christmas. Scrapbook. A couple of years ago I made one of these. Although inexpensive because I already had most of the scrapbooking supplies needed, it was very time  consuming. I included scanned documents, photos, quotes, …

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The winner of the $25 gift certificate from BetterWorldBooks is…

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            JOAN BOS! As a matter of fact, this went so well, we have decided to run it on a monthly basis. Periodically, the prize may change, but the contest will always end the last day of the month. One entry is permitted per person or email address. I have sent a confirmation to Joan …

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Ancestry.com adds Saskatchewan databases.

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           If you’re like me and spend a lot of time researching Canadian ancestors from Saskatchewan, Ancestry.com ‘s new Saskatchewan databases will be a valuable resource. In our case my husband’s Gummeson family ancestry spans generations since the initial immigration of David and Christine Gummeson from Sweden to the United States in the 1800’s. At the …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 18, 2013

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           Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to date.   FamilySearch.org Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2012 England England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900 Indonesia Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Banyumas, Naturalization Records, 1970-2012 Italy Italy, Macerata, Macerata, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 Italy, Siracusa, Siracusa, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1900-1942 Mexico Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978 …

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The best gifts for genealogists during a cash-strapped holiday season.

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             For my recommended Christmas gifts for genealogists list for 2013, I thought I’d concentrate on more obscure, lower cost gifts. Some could even be used as stocking stuffers. Last year’s list was for higher end, higher priced, technically focused gifts for genealogists. So, for this year, I’ve come up with a list of lower …

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My Top 29: Best Christmas Gifts for the Avid Genealogist

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             Are you struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for the beloved Genealogist in your family? Unsure where to start looking? Here is a list of the best genealogy products from a wide range of categories and price ranges. At the very least, it should provide some inspiration.   Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner The one …

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‘Internet Archive’ Archived 10,000,000,000,000,000th Byte!

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           I’m a bit late with this but I just noticed today that ‘Internet Archive’ posted that they celebrated their 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte of data added to their insanely large collection of texts and cultural materials. I have posted a few times in the past that ‘Internet Archvie’ is one of my favorite sites for researching our …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapter 9

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           CHAPTER IX. FROM THE DEFEAT AT BRANDYWINE TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.  On the afternoon of September 12th, the day succeeding the battle, Maj.-Gen. Grant, with the First and Second Brigades of the English army, marched from Chad’s Ford to Concord meeting-house, whence he sent out foraging-parties to bring in wagons, horses, provisions, …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapter 8

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           CHAPTER VIII  THE BATTLE OF BRANDYWINE  “The Brandywine Creek, as it is called, commences with two branches called the East and West branches, which unite in one stream, flowing from West to East about twenty-two miles, and emptying itself into the Delaware about twenty-five miles below Philadelphia.”7 The union of these branches takes place over …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapter 7

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           Page 40 (continued) CHAPTER VII THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE TO THE BATTLE OF BRANDYWINE The thoughtful men of that period who stopped in the midst of the popular clamor to consider the probable termination of the controversy between the mother-country and her colonies began to be alarmed at the excited temper of the public mind in …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapter 6

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           Page 24… (continued)  CHAPTER VI THE COLONIAL HISTORY TO THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION The only hamlet in Pennsylvania which had received a distinctive name that was known to persons in England at the time Penn acquired title to the territory was Upland, and that that had done so was doubtless due to the fact …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapters 3, 4 and 5

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           Page 15… (continued) CHAPTER III. THE CIRCULAR BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN DELAWARE COUNTY AND THE STATE OF DELAWARE. THAT Lord Baltimore, long before the royal grant to Penn, during the Dutch ascendency on the Delaware, had made demand upon the Hollanders for all the land lying to the south of the fortieth degree north latitude is …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapters 1 and 2

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           Page 1… CHAPTER I. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY OF DELAWARE COUNTY.¹ The surface of the county is hilly with very little exception in its western part, but somewhat level in its eastern portion. Its drainage is by several small streams, called creeks, that flow in a southerly direction and empty into the Delaware River. These …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Preface, Contents, Illustrations List

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           IN THIS POST: Update Schedule; Transcripton Notes; Preface; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Map of Delaware County __________________________________________________________  UPDATE SCHEDULE August 27, 2012 – Pages 4 to 6 August 28, 2012 – Page 7 to 24 August 31, 2012 – Page 25 to 40 September 6, 2012 – Page 41 to 55 September 27, …

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Transcription Updates

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           I will be periodically posting completed updates to the long transcriptions for those interested. If I were to redate the original transcription post, those who have the pages bookmarked would find their bookmarks have become invalid. A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania by Henry Ashmead August 31, 2012 – Completed up to page 40 and …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

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                                  FamilySearch.org Austria Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888 Brazil Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1890-2012 Czech Republic Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 Germany Germany, Bavaria, Passau, Miscellaneous City Records, 1700-1940 Portugal Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 United Kingdom England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 United …

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A Treasure Trove of Genealogy and Family History Collections

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            A large portion of my genealogical research is worldwide, but especially in North America between the 18th and 20th centuries. Some of these items in this collection of  genealogy and family history collections DVDs have proved very to be helpful to my own research. Oklahoma State History and Genealogy – Collection of 27 Books …

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