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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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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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know the genealogy questions before we can find the answers

We must know the genealogy questions before we can find the answers.

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             It has become increasingly apparent recently that there are two distinct schools of thought regarding quality and depth in genealogy research. There are the genealogists who believe in working only with well-sourced, proven information – and then there are those of us who started our genealogical quests simply for the pleasure of doing so. …

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Family-bible-births

New to genealogy? Start with free genealogy sites and tools online.

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            Using available free genealogy sites and tools to the best advantage.   I’ve been doing genealogy research for well over fifteen years now and have amassed a database of over 100,000 individuals with supporting sources, images, and documents for over 90% of the individuals, which are available for free download. Yet, I still find …

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Digitizing genealogy records and images

Creating and safeguarding a digital library of genealogy records and images.

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             The first consideration when starting to research your genealogy is creating and safeguarding a digital library of genealogy records and images.   I have been a computer user from the day of the old single-use word processors. Therefore, I tend to digitize everything into my own digital library of valuables from family photos, tax …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Additions and Updates.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 22 Jul 2015.

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           Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 22 Jul 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.   Canada Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 Denmark Denmark Deeds and Mortgages, 1572-1928 France France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Censuses, 1872 and 1886 Jamaica Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999 Japan Japan Passenger Lists, 1893-1941 Mexico Mexico Baptisms, 1560-1950 Mexico Deaths, 1680-1940 …

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Have your valuable family photos scanned free at RootsTech 2015.

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           RootsTech 2015 provides the opportunity to have your valuable family photos scanned free to preserve history and memories. In my recent post on my blog, “Feathering the Empty Nest“, titled “Photos and images are essential to successful genealogy research and blogging,” I outlined several options available for using photos and images to increase readership and engagement in …

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Collaboration between ancestry.com, familysearch.org, findmypast.com and myheritage.com to process billions of pages of genealogy files.

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           Collaboration between ancestry.com, familysearch.org, findmypast.com and myheritage.com to process billions of pages of genealogy files. After 50 years in storage at the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Church records vault, several online genealogy companies will collaborate in their efforts to index, digitize and publish billions of pages of genealogy files and records. The companies involved in …

Collaboration between ancestry.com, familysearch.org, findmypast.com and myheritage.com to process billions of pages of genealogy files. Read More »


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I wait with bated breath for the completion of two amazing new digitization projects by Library and Archives Canada.

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            WWI Expeditionary Force personnel and service records. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has announced they will be digitizing 640,000 service and personnel records of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).After being housed at LAC, these files are the most heavily consulted collection and the amount of research being conducted through the use of the paper documents and …

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YouWho will help you learn who you are…

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           Former Ancestry.com executives recently unveiled their new startup venture, called YouWho at the VCIR conference in Utah. Those involved in this venture are currently locating documents and old family photographs and then linking them to family and descendants of those in the photos. Having raised the funding to start the venture, the company is working …

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Blythe Genealogy Database update and repair is now complete.

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           Update, August 1, 2013: The links from within my posts of transcriptions to images and individuals are now reset and functional, and the images, documents and sources on my Blythe Database are now working correctly. If you find a broken link, just enter the  Blythe Database also linked in upper horizontal menu), and go to …

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Pre-Confederation records of Canada are now available on Ancestry.ca.

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           Much of Canada’s history dates prior to Confederation in 1867, when times were tough, life was rough, and there was no national unity as yet. Canada’s history is the collection of stories originating from Upper and Lower Canada, as well as the histories of numerous other nations, especially those of France and England. My own …

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Historica WordPress Genealogy Theme: Ideal for any history, genealogy, or family tree site.

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           I just posted my newest theme that would lend itself extremely well for any website or blog dealing with family tree, family history, historical and/or genealogy topics. This theme is attractive and features vintage images and documents in a neutral color scheme. If you’re in the market for a great theme for your blog or …

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Family History Library of Salt Lake changes document copying policy.

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           The Family Search Blog announced today that they will no longer be photocopying documents. All copying requests from all media types including publications, books, DVDs, CDs, vital records, wills, land records, etc. will be reproduced digitally. The files will then be emailed as PDFs or JPGs. The following information IS REQUIRED to fulfill the request: …

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Blythe Database Updated Today!

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            I have just completed updating the Blythe Database with extensive new information, sources and images in the royal and medieval lines. If you have tried to access the database only to find the images missing, that is because I have to delete the old associations to the images and create new associations with the …

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Blythe Database Update In Progress

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           If you have attempted unsuccessfully to access the database in the past 12 hours or so, please note that it has been down while I do an extensive update of files and data. Unfortunately, these updates necessitate the database being done for approximately one day. This is the reason I prefer to update only two …

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Google Reaches Settlement with Publishers While Negotiations With Authors Are Still Pending

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           One of my favorite resources for genealogy research has been Google e-books. The status of this invaluable online library of e-books has been up in the air due to an ongoing dispute between both authors and publishers against Google. A settlement has been reached between Google and the publishers, ending the long-standing lawsuit that had …

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“The Next Generation” of Genealogy Sitebuilding (TNG Version 9)

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            I’ve been using this genealogy site builder for several months now and I absolutely love it. Among the numerous positives, there are a few that I would rate very highly and they are listed below in order by my preference: Ability to distinguish living individuals and set privacy settings to keep selected data private. …

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‘Relics’ Have Their Value

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           I read the article by Megan Smolenyak entitled, “Does Accuracy in History Matter? The Case of American Tapestry,” with great interest. As an avid amateur genealogist, I have struggled with the need to ‘prove’ family lore, suppositions and outright myths offered by those providing first, second, third and ‘more-hand’ accounts of family members and genealogical …

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