Revolutionary War

We can honor our ancestral war heroes on the internet.

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            I take great pride in our family’s military history in both Canada and the United States and have been researching our ancestral war heroes for decades now. There is a special emotional connection with these people that is not there for others and it’s based in my own appreciation for them and their sacrifices …

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Transcription: Revolutionary War Plaque for Gabriel Steely

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           The following is a transcription of a plaque recognizing Gabriel Steely as a Revolutionary Soldier.   REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER GABRIEL STEELY Born Aug. 19, 1763 – Died May 2,  1830 Wife: Mary [Stewart] Steely Parents of John Steely, Dr. Meek Steely and Isabella Duncan, of Kingston, Ohio, George Steely and  Sarah Shelby of Covington, Indiana, Reuben …

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Transcription: Revolutionary War Index card for Abel Cadwalader.

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           The following is my transcription of the Revolutionary War Index card for Abel Cadwalader. Inactive Duty Militia Cadwalader, Abel Rank: Lieutenancy: Philadelphia County. Battalion: 1st Company: 5th, Capt. David Dowlin Class: Remarks: “under age, Provd.” Authority: Nonattendance Account, 1781-1782 Date: N.B. Muster Fines £ Published: “Military Accounts: Militia,” Records of the Comptroller General, RG-4 THE …

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Meek, George - Revolutionary War Plaque

Transcription: Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek.

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5          5SharesTranscription: Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek.   Capt. George MEEK, Mark’s 6th great grandfather, was born in 1741 in Maryland to Robert and Elizabeth (Alexander) MEEK. He married Rachel HERRON (b. 1749; d. after 1810) daughter of David and Elizabeth HERRON, in 1770. George spent his formative years in Maryland. It is …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Feb 2015

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           Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Feb 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Japan Japan, Census Records, 1661-1875 Japan, Genealogies, 1700-1900 Japan, Village Records, 709-1949 Netherlands Netherlands, Friesland Province, Church Records, 1543-1911 Netherlands, Overijssel Province, Church Records, 1542-1893 Philippines Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), …

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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 – April 10, 2014

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           Following are the genealogy news bites and headlines up to April 10, 2014. The Week Adolf Hitler’s wife Eva Braun ‘had Jewish ancestry’ Scientists who extracted genetic material from Eva Braun’s hair found she had Jewish ancestry… Gloucester Citizen Old fashioned baby names dying out: The full list from Ancestry.co.uk Research carried out by Ancestry.co.uk …

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