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Transcription: Wogaman, Burkett and Holdery – Burkhart — Burckhardt — Burket — Burkett

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           Transcription: Wogaman, Burkett and Holdery – Burkhart — Burckhardt — Burket — Burkett   WOGAMAN, BURKETT, HOLDERY Author:     Ezra McFall Kuhns Publisher:     [Dayton, Ohio? : s.n., 1948] Series:      Genealogy & local history, G7296. BURKHART — BURCKHARDT — BURKET — BURKETT (First Page) It has been said that Emanuel Burkhart whose home …

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Gannett newspapers are to be digitized

New Link: Online Newspapers Archive

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           Learning of this online newspapers archive site was very exciting to me. Some of the most valuable information we can find in our genealogical search comes from newspaper accounts because they provide a more detailed reflection of the lives of our ancestors – not just facts and figures. I have added this link to the …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1Dec 2015.

Let’s all work to save and expand our genealogical resources.

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             I have been researching my family’s genealogy for over twenty years and my appreciation of the tireless and volunteer contributions in the pursuit of genealogy is endless.   All of our continuing efforts to expand our own genealogies do contribute to the cumulative effort of us all to save and expand our genealogical resources. …

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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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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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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 to March 28, 2014

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            National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Amara is an online resource that gives individuals, communities, and larger organizations the power to overcome accessibility and language barriers for online videos.  This unique tool is simple to use, collaborative, and fun… National Archives (Great Britain) Last autumn we put out a call to the higher education sector …

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Ancestry.com adds Saskatchewan databases.

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           If you’re like me and spend a lot of time researching Canadian ancestors from Saskatchewan, Ancestry.com ‘s new Saskatchewan databases will be a valuable resource. In our case my husband’s Gummeson family ancestry spans generations since the initial immigration of David and Christine Gummeson from Sweden to the United States in the 1800’s. At the …

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Genealogy Links List in Right Sidebar

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           My original plans for modifying the genealogy links list in my sidebar did not proceed as planned. Unfortunately, the plugin I was going to use did not work out. So, back to the drawing board. I did some research and learned how to create bookmarks within a page and set up a ‘Categories List’ of …

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Ancestry Magazine 2004 to 2009 Back Issues Available Free at Google e-Books

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           I was thrilled to discover that back issues of Ancestry magazine from 2004 to 2009 are now available for free download at Google e-Books. This is just one of several magazine titles for which Google e-Books is making back issues available online – on numerous subject matters. Ancestry magazine is about genealogy and family tree …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapter 9

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           CHAPTER IX. FROM THE DEFEAT AT BRANDYWINE TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.  On the afternoon of September 12th, the day succeeding the battle, Maj.-Gen. Grant, with the First and Second Brigades of the English army, marched from Chad’s Ford to Concord meeting-house, whence he sent out foraging-parties to bring in wagons, horses, provisions, …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapter 8

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           CHAPTER VIII  THE BATTLE OF BRANDYWINE  “The Brandywine Creek, as it is called, commences with two branches called the East and West branches, which unite in one stream, flowing from West to East about twenty-two miles, and emptying itself into the Delaware about twenty-five miles below Philadelphia.”7 The union of these branches takes place over …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapter 7

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           Page 40 (continued) CHAPTER VII THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE TO THE BATTLE OF BRANDYWINE The thoughtful men of that period who stopped in the midst of the popular clamor to consider the probable termination of the controversy between the mother-country and her colonies began to be alarmed at the excited temper of the public mind in …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapter 6

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           Page 24… (continued)  CHAPTER VI THE COLONIAL HISTORY TO THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION The only hamlet in Pennsylvania which had received a distinctive name that was known to persons in England at the time Penn acquired title to the territory was Upland, and that that had done so was doubtless due to the fact …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapters 3, 4 and 5

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           Page 15… (continued) CHAPTER III. THE CIRCULAR BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN DELAWARE COUNTY AND THE STATE OF DELAWARE. THAT Lord Baltimore, long before the royal grant to Penn, during the Dutch ascendency on the Delaware, had made demand upon the Hollanders for all the land lying to the south of the fortieth degree north latitude is …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapters 1 and 2

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           Page 1… CHAPTER I. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY OF DELAWARE COUNTY.¹ The surface of the county is hilly with very little exception in its western part, but somewhat level in its eastern portion. Its drainage is by several small streams, called creeks, that flow in a southerly direction and empty into the Delaware River. These …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Preface, Contents, Illustrations List

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           IN THIS POST: Update Schedule; Transcripton Notes; Preface; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Map of Delaware County __________________________________________________________  UPDATE SCHEDULE August 27, 2012 – Pages 4 to 6 August 28, 2012 – Page 7 to 24 August 31, 2012 – Page 25 to 40 September 6, 2012 – Page 41 to 55 September 27, …

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Transcription – History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, by Henry Graham Ashmead

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           Update Schedule: August 27, 2012 – Pages 4 to 6 August 28, 2012 – Page 7 to 24 August 31, 2012 – Page 25 to 40 September 6, 2012 – Page 41 to 55 __________________________________________________________ To access this or any other images or sources for this or any other individual in our Blythe Database, click …

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I Enjoyed “Who Do You Think You Are?” While It Lasted

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           This was bad news. NBC has decided against renewing the Ancestry.com sponsored show “Who Do You Think You Are?” for another season. From all accounts, it appears that the decision makers at NBC weren’t happy with the level of viewership, especially among the younger crowd. Then again, who does NBC think the majority of viewers …

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