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Records and Documents from the Past Paint a Picture

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           I’m a visual thinker. Every record I find provides information that helps to inform of the living conditions, financial circumstances,  physical health and social times of the people concerned. The more informative the record is, the more vivid is the picture it paints in my mind. The best example of this I’ve ever seen are …

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DNA Map of UK migration.

British Ancestry: a mixture of genetic DNA from other populations.

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           Genetic signatures have been found among Britons that strongly illustrate their historical roots from various locations of the UK, resulting in a highly detailed and descriptive map of genetic variations. The analysis shows clusters of genetic variation within the late 1800s, when the population was less migratory, and reflects historical waves of migration by a …

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Genealogy Database

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           Our Blythe Genealogy Database After extensive work, my genealogy database is now updated and links can be found in the upper menu or in the left sidebar. There are thousands of surnames and the extensive lineages include Welsh Quaker immigrants to the USA, French Canadian, Acadian, American pioneers, Canadian pioneers, French, British, Welsh, German, Scandinavian …

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State Archives offers public access.

The Discovery Service at the National Archives in Great Britain

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3          3SharesThe UK National Archives  has a free online search, but there are problems. Some knowledge has always been necessary to search the catalogue with any success. The Discovery Service makes it easier for everyone – novice to expert – to search and use the collection. The user is able to search the collection, explore and …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 11 Feb.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 11 Feb.

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             The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 11 Feb, 2017.   Feature image: Map of the kingdom of Prussia in the 18th century. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 11 Feb, 2017.   Argentina Argentina, La Pampa, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1976 Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975 Australia Australia, New …

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The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.

The starvation of the Lady of Hay.

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             The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.   William de Briouse III (25th great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart) was the son of William de Briouse II, Lord of Abergavenny (as well as Briouse, Bramber, Brecon and Over-Gwent) and his wife Berthe of Hereford. He is believed to have …

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Family Search Admins Needed for Facebook and Skype

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           FamilySearch recently expanded their reach by implementing both Skype group chats and Facebook pages, each of which is dedicated to a country, or to a US state. Considering these 59 online communities enable a broader reach from and to the local Family History Centers, they have been managed by volunteers experienced in genealogy. Each community …

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Is Medieval history bunk?

Medieval Genealogy Research: Myth vs. Fact

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847          847SharesI have found my many years of our family genealogy research to be both difficult and rewarding; especially medieval research when one has to distinguish between myth and fact. There is no feeling like breaking down a ‘brick wall’ and finding solid support and/or primary genealogy sources to document the finds.   There are a …

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

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           Following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 5 Dec 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Barbados Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1887 Canada Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959 Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 United States Hawaii, Obituaries Index, ca. 1980-present Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 Minnesota, Grand Army of the Republic …

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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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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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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

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             FamilySearch.org Argentina Argentina, Capital Federal, Census, 1855 Argentina, National Census, 1869 Australia Australia Deaths and Burials, 1816-1980 Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980 Australia, New South Wales, Index to Bounty Immigrants, 1828-1842 Austria Austria Burials, 1768–1918 Bahamas Bahamas Births, 1850-1891 Barbados Barbados Baptisms, 1739-1891 Barbados Burials, 1854-1885 Barbados Marriages, 1854-1879 Belgium Belgium Deaths and Burials, …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – October 21, 2012

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           FamilySearch.org Costa Rica Costa Rica, Church Records, 1595-1992 Czech Republic Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1579-1859 Ghana Ghana, Accra, Marriages, 1863-2003 Italy Italy, Como, Como, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 Italy, Treviso, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1815 Moldova Moldova, Church Books, 1811-1936 Slovenia Slovenia, Prekmurje, Civil Registers, 1895-1918 United States California, …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – October 5, 2012

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            FamilySearch.org Brazil Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2012 Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2012 Canada Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885 Colombia Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958 Czech Republic Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 England England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records,1570-2005 Estonia Estonia, Church Books and Synagogue Registers, 1627-1953 Germany Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg and Posen, Church Book Duplicates, 1794-1874 …

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Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 Launched by Ancestry.ca

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           As a Canadian with French ancestry who is married to another Canadian with American, Welsh, British and Swedish ancestry, hundreds of our ancestors immigrated by ship through sea ports on the North American continent. The new database of over 7.2 million names made available for the first time by Ancestry.ca, Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, is …

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Deeply Discounted World Subscription Offered by findmypast.com Beta International Records Site

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           Findmypast.com is launching their new site, which offers records from the United States, in addition to England, Australia, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. To promote the new site and provide an opportunity for everyone to experience it at a reduced rate, they are offering their World Subscription for only $4.95 US per month (regular rate is …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – July 6, 2012

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            FamilySearch.org Canada Canada Census, 1916 Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010 Ecuador Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-1996 Guatemala Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-2008 Italy Italy, L’Aquila, Camarda, Parrocchia di San Giovanni Battista, Catholic Church Records, 1606-1941 Italy, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Catholic Church Records, 1531-1998 Italy, …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

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            Following are the upates and additions for the familysearch.org and ancestry.com sites. FamilySearch.org International Genealogical Index (IGI) Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930 Brazil Brazil, Catholic Church Records Canada New Brunswick, Marriage Registers, 1789-1889 Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010 Croatia Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1949 Czech Republic Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 Czech Republic, Land …

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                                FamilySearch.org International Genealogical Index (IGI) Austria Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1910 Canada British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death notices, 1901-1939 New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950 New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages, 1887-1919 Nova Scotia, Halifax …

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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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Familysearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

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                    Recent updates and additions from familysearch.org and Ancestry.com are linked in the list below. If you don’t find anything of interest here, be sure to search ‘updates and additions’ in the search bar and check out previous update and addition notifications. I do post these regularly.       Familysearch.org …

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