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Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, 1700 to 1850

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1          1ShareTranscription of the Virginia Marriage Records, 1700 to 1850, pg 186. June 1, 1758. Thomas Lewis to Susanna Ellis, daughter of John Ellis; sec., Joseph Ellis; witn., Valentine Wood. October 27, 1747. William Pryor to Sarah Wood; sec., Valentine Wood; witn., Henry Wood. April 3, 1744. William Cannon, Jr., to Elizabeth Lewis; sec., John Lewis; …

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'In Memoriam' for Origene M. Roy.

Transcription: In Memoriam card for Obeline D. Roy.

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           Following is my transcription of the In Memoriam card from the funeral of Obeline D. Roy.   IN LOVING MEMORY OF OBELINE D. ROY 1906 – 1986 O gentlest heart of Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory have mercy on the soul …

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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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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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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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Thousands of new Irish family records added to research database | IrishCentral.com

Icelandic Ancestry: the Icelandic genealogy database is available online.

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2          2SharesPreviously, I wrote about the Incest Prevention App called ‘Sifjaspellsspillir’ or ‘Incest Spoiler’. It was created by University of Iceland students for a contest by the Íslendingabók database and its purpose is to alert two people of a possible familial connection when they tap their phones. Later, in a related story, the “Icelandic Roots: Genealogy, …

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U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 of Frank Niles

Transcription: US WWII Draft Registration Card for Frank John Niles

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           US WWII Draft Registration Card for Frank John Niles.   REGISTRATION CARD — (Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) Line 1 SERIAL NUMBER: U1257 NAME: Frank John Niles ORDER NUMBER: Line 2 PLACE OF RESIDENCE: West Milton, Miami, Ohio (The place of residence given on the …

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Transcription: Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 – Beaven to Eyre

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           The following is my transcription of the Pennsylvania Church and Town Records dated between 1708 and 1985, for surnames Beavan to Eyre (in alphabetical order).   CHESTER FRIENDS CEMETERY On the west side of Edgmont Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Chester, Pa. ____________________ The image above links directly to the transcription of the document. …

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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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Fort Hall, Pocatello, Idaho.

Transcription: Biography of Dr. Oscar B. Steely; Dictionary of National Biography

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           Following is my transcription of the biography of Dr. Oscar B. Steely from the Dictionary of National Biography. Featured image: Replica of the first Fort Hall in Pocatello, Idaho. DR. OSCAR B. STEELY.   Greater than the responsibility of almost any other line of human endeavor is that which rests upon the physician; the issues of …

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Cocke's Mill, Albemarle County, Virginia.

Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, 1700-1850; ‘C’ Surnames

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             Virginia Marriage Records, 1700-1850; ‘C’ Surnames   (Featured image above: Cocke’s Mill, Albemarle County, Virginia.) September, 1789, Clements, John, & Nancy Walthall, (d. of William). January, 1797, Clements, Joseph, & Susan A. Woodson. December, 1830, Clements, John, & Martha Webster. Nov. 13, 1788, Cliborne, Leonard, & Fanny Tanner. Robt. Tanner. April 14, 1767, Cobbs, John …

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Funny genealogy.

The ancestor quest: humor, poems and prose for Genealogists.

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16          16SharesI have gathered and transcribed several items of humor, poems and prose for Genealogists that have touched me in some way. The ones I have selected and printed below are my favorites of the hundreds that can be found – and the ones that hit home the most.     Dear Ancestor   Your tombstone …

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New England.

Genealogy Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Kni – Kno.

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3          3Shares  Following is my transcription of “New England Marriages Prior to 1700″ for surnames starting with ‘K’ from Knight to Knowles, and all varied surnames of spouses.   _________________________________   NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700   445 KNIGHT, Joseph (1673-) & Martha (GIBSON) LILLEY, w Reuben; 4 Apr 1699; Woburn KNIGHT, Lawrence (-1728) & …

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Resource file.

Dates and details: Keep a genealogy resource file.

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             Everyone knows that Portland is in Oregon, don’t they, but what year did that area develop?   Did you know that in earlier times, it was in the Oregon Territories?   Hmm.   And when did Saskatchewan become a province, eh?   These details about states, provinces, counties, and other events, can be overwhelming …

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UK National Archives site.

The UK National Archives’ site “The Cabinet Papers”: UK government history.

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           What is available to researchers on “The Cabinet Papers” site? Records from 1915 to 1982 including full text is searchable from this site. Some of these records, however, have been redacted under the Public Records Act. These records include: Decisions and discussions of cabinet. Background reports and papers provided for cabinet ministers before cabinet meetings. …

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Submit Hall

Alanson and Gardner Adams, Brothers in Arms in the War of 1812

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              I mentioned in a previous post about William B. Coon, who served as a soldier for the United States in the War of 1812 and was the father of Civil War casualty David Coon, that I would be writing about Alanson Adams (fifth great grandfather to my kids) who was father to David …

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Google genealogy search tools.

Google Tools, Tips and Tricks for Genealogy

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             In my 12+ years of genealogy experience, I have become very attached to the Google tools, tips and tricks for genealogy research!   Once I discovered these tools, I haven’t looked back. I use them frequently in the course of my research.   Free Genealogy Search Help This is the one Google search tool …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 14 Nov 2014

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           The following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions to 14 Nov 2014.   FamilySearch.org Albania Albania, Census, 1930 Australia Australia, New South Wales, Census (fragment), 1841 Canada Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760-1993 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, Censuses, 1800-1945 Czech Republic, School Registers 1799-1953 South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – May 27, 2014

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           The following are the newest FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions to May 27, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1845-2013 Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Miscellaneous Records, 1748-1998 Canada Quebec, Notarial Records, 1800-1920 Chile Chile, Santiago, Cemetery Records, 1821-2011 China China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2013 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, …

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Genealogy News Bites to May 26, 2014

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           Following are the recent Genealogy News Bites and Headlines to May 26, 2014   Genealogy News Bites and Headlines National Archives The National Archives at St. Louis thanks WWII Navy veteran Paul Wittmer The National Archives at St. Louis staff extended a special thanks to World War II U.S. Navy Veteran Paul Wittmer on April …

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Genealogy News Bites – May 14, 2014

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           Following are the newest ancestry and genealogy news bites and headlines since May 5, 2014. FamilySearch.org Blog Discussions: Users Can Now Delete Legacy Disputes A few years ago, FamilySearch.org copied disputes from new.FamilySearch.org into the Discussions feature in Family Tree. Those disputes are referred to as “legacy disputes.” When they were copied into Family Tree, …

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Genealogy News Bites – May 5, 2014

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           In an effort to help ease the load of searching for genealogy news and genealogy events, I prepare a ‘Genealogy News Bites’ post to gather together what I feel are the most important or informative genealogy news headlines from the previous week (or thereabouts). Following are the most recent and relevant genealogy news headlines.   …

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Genealogy News Bites – April 28, 2014

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           In an effort to help ease the load of searching for genealogy news and genealogy events, I prepare a ‘Genealogy News Bites’ post to gather together what I feel are the most important or informative genealogy news headlines from the previous week (or thereabouts). Following are the most recent and relevant genealogy news headlines from …

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Genealogy News Bites – April 3, 2014

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           The following are the genealogy news bites and headlines to April 3, 2014. ID News Roots & Branches: First state death certificates to be on Internet soon “Roots & Branches” reader Matthew Prinkey recently asked for an update that’s been on the minds of many genealogists with Pennsylvania roots since the state loosened access to …

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