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Ervin Thornton family biography.

Transcription: Biography of Ervin Thornton and his family, of Tappen, New York.

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           Transcription: Biography of Ervin Thornton and his family, of Tappen, New York. [Tappen, 1878 – 1966] ERVIN THORNTON On September 12. 1948 Ervin Thornton and Wynola Dewald were united in marriage in the Lutheran Church at Dawson. They were the first couple to be married in this church after it was moved there from Gackle. …

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Vandergrift, Westmoreland, PA

Transcription: Biographies of John Sloan Smeltzer, Jules Hugg, James Keating (in part) and including Jacob and Mary Shellhammer.

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           The following is my transcription from the original image of page 563 of “The History of Westmoreland County”, in my case concerning the Shellhammers, but mentioning the Smeltzer, Chambers, Meeker, Fox, Sloan, Stidard, Lawrence, Wicht, Theibert, Beck, Hugg, and Keating surnames.   HISTORY OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY 563 JOHN SLOAN SMELTZER.   The father of John Sloan …

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           Oliver Stillwell Jones The following are lists of the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 21 Oct 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.   Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010 El Salvador El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1977 Italy Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 Russia Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1939 …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 23 Mar 2015.

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           Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 23 Mar 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates   Canada Canada Census, 1911 Newfoundland Census, 1921 South Africa South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956 United Kingdom United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920 United States California, San Diego, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1929-1954 California, San …

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           FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 15 Mar 2015. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Australia Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990 Canada Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932 Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888 Hungary Hungary, Civil Registration, 1801-1980 Russia Russia, Tula Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1758-1895 United States California, San Diego, Chinese Passenger and Crew …

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Ancestry and FamilySearch Updates and Additions to 17 Jan 2015.

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 5 Dec 2014.

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org additions and updates to 21 Nov 2014

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           If you’re interested in newly indexed and available records at Family Search and Ancestry.com , be sure to keep checking this blog. Although there is no set schedule, I try to publish the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org additions and updates. FamilySearch.org Additions and Updates United States Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013 Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates to 2 Nov 2014.

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – 26 Oct 2014

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 14 Oct 2014

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           Sorry for the large gap. I’m in the process of doing some experimental performance of this site which has demanded much of my attention in the past couple of weeks. Finally, though, here are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to October 14, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Australia Australia, New South Wales, …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 21 Aug 2014

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           Following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions for these sites over the past two weeks. I must apologize for taking so long this time. Although I don’t have a set schedule, I do normally do this post about once a week. Because I have to process each link individually, it’s very time consuming …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – 6 Aug 2014

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates to July 15, 2014.

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 5, 2014

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           Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions as of June 5, 2014. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012 Korea Korea, Civil Service Examinations and Records of Officials and Employees, 1392-1910 Mexico Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979 Netherlands Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1800-1952 Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 26, 2014

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           Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions. The list is extensive and will break into multiple pages as June 18th seems to have been a very busy, productive day at FamilySearch.org. The countries with the most additions are Italy, Netherlands, Brazil, United States and Poland.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, …

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Genealogy News Bites to June 23, 2014

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           Following are the latest genealogy headlines and genealogy news bites up to June 23, 2014.   Atlanta Journal Constitution Ancestry.com announces major changes There are more details in a June 4 press release posted on blogs.ancestry.com. For each area, there is a series of questions with a drop-down discussion of how to transfer (if applicable), …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions: June 15, 2014

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           Following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions up to and including June 15, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Belgium Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1913 Canada Ontario Births, 1869-1912 Colombia Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958 Costa Rica Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1860-1975 Hungary Hungary, Civil Registration, …

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