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Powhatan Historic State Park

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of John Royall Jr. of Powhatan County, Virginia.

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1          1Share  The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of John Royall Jr. of Powhatan County, Virginia.   In the name of God, I John Royall Jr of the County of Powhatan being weak of body but of sound mind and disposing memory do make and ordain this to be my last will …

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Last Will and Testament dated Micajah Mathis of 6 May 1799; page 40.

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Micajah Mathis dated 6 May 1799.

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             The following is my transcription from a copy of the Last Will and Testament of Micajah Mathis dated 6 May 1799.   Micajah was the son-in-law (married to Mercy Shreve) of my children’s 8th great grandfather, Joshua Shreve of Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey.   40 In the name of God, Amen. This sixth day of …

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Keefer, Chester and Jacques, Mary Ann - Marriage Record

Transcription: Marriage record for Chester Keefer and Mary Ann Jaques.

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             Transcription of the Marriage Record for Chester Keefer and Mary Ann Jaques.   THE STATE OF OHIO, Geauga County Personaly appeared Chester W. Keefer and made application for a MARRIAGE LICENSE for himself and Mary Ann Jaques of the township of Munson in said county, and made solemn oath the he the said Chester …

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Harvey S. Jaques.

Transcription: Obituary for Harvey S. Jaques (1834 – 1912).

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           The following is my transcription of the obituary for Harvey S. Jaques (1834 – 1912).   Harvey S. Jaques   Harvey S. Jaques was born Sept. 5, 1834, near Millville, Butler County, Ohio, here he spent his early childhood. He was the oldest of 12 children of Richard and Mary Jaques. Four brothers, John Louis, …

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London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812

Transcription: London Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812

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1          1ShareThe following is my transcription of two pages of the London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials register of 1538-1812. These two pages cover 1607-1609 specifically. ___________________ For assistance with translating the dates, see my post Learning to transcribe from ye olde English and Latin. ___________________ The image links directly to the original document. You can …

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Major General George Cadwalader

Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

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           Following is the transcription of the obituary for General George Cadwalader, published in the Bucks County Gazette on Thursday, February, 6, 1879.   General George Cadwalader died in Philadelphia, on Monday afternoon, in the seventy-third year of his age, from an attack resembling apoplexy, with which he was seized on Sunday night. He was a …

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Transcription of Will of Ann Stone.

Transcription: Will and Testament, Ann Stone of Wyke Regis, Dorset

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           The following is my transcription of the last Will and Testament of Ann Stone of Wyke Regis, Dorset.   ____________________ Ann Stone 6. This is the last Will and Testament of ? Ann Stone of Wyke Regis in the County of Dorset widow made and published this twelfth day of March in the year of …

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Learning to transcribe old documents.

Learning to transcribe from ‘ye olde englishe’ and latin.

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           Transcribing the baptism register from Norfolk, England in my previous post, “Transcription and Translation: Baptism of Elizabeth Stalham and others from the St. George Tombland Church register” was particularly problematic for me, requiring my learning to transcribe from ‘ye olde englishe’ and latin.   I am familiar with transcribing in several languages such as German, …

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Transcription: Society at Richmond, The Washington Post, March 28, 1915

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           Although this article from the Washington Post Society Column of March 28, 1915 does not mention any individuals I am researching, it is on a newspaper page copy that does. I am posting the transcription of this and numerous other articles from this page as it is a wealth of names and information of society …

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Transcription: Hyattsville Society, The Washington Post, March 28, 1915

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           The following is a transcription from a very poor quality copy of the Washington Post of March 28, 1915. Every effort has been made to accurately decipher the text, but where this was not possible the text has been represented below by [???an ?. ?????]. In many instances, it’s impossible to even decipher the quantity …

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BourgeoisAnne Marie Bourgeois

Transcription: Mme Anne-Marie Bourgeois (1912-2001).

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2          2SharesBelow is my transcription of the newspaper notice of the death of Anne-Marie Bourgeois. BOURGEOIS MME ANNE-MARIE Au Foyer de Saint-Célestin, le 30 juin 2001, es décédée à l’âge de 88 ans, Mme Anne-Marie Bourgeois, épouse en premières noces de feu Lucien Bourgeois et en secondes noces de feu Welly Luazière, autrefois de Sainte-Monique. La …

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Marriage of Trenee Aucoin and Marguerite Giroir

Transcription: Marriage Cerificate for Irenée Aucoin and Marguerite Girroir.

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2          2SharesBelow is my transcription of the marriage certificate for Trenée Aucoin and Marguerite Girroir.   (a) PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA Date and place of Marriage:  22 May, 1872, Arichat, Co. Richmond How Married ; by License or Banns:  By Banns Full Name of GROOM:  Irenée Aucoin His age:  28 years Condition (Bachelor or Widower):  Bachelor …

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Grave marker for Sarah Anderson.

Transcription: Tombstones of James and Sarah Anderson (née Thomas).

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           The following are my transcriptons of the tombstones of James and Sarah Anderson (née Thomas).   Tombstone of James Anderson, M.D. James Anderson M.D. Died 7th […] (The image for this tombstone is very poor quality and almost unreadable.) Tombstone of Sarah (Thomas) Anderson SARAH Wife of James Anderson M.D. Died 6 Mo. 29, 1869 …

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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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Lillian Activ Paradis Memorial

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Lillian A. Auclair.

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           Following is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ funeral card for Lillian A. Auclair (Lillian Active Paradis-Auclair).   In loving memory of Lillian A. Auclair Died July 1, 1969 PRAYER 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 …

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Memorial for Rose Dionne

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Rose Dionne

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2          2SharesFollowing is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ regarding the death of Rose Dionne.   “We have loved her during life; let us not abandon her, until we have conducted her by our prayers into the house of the Lord.” St. Ambrose IN YOUR CHARITY Pray for the Repose of the soul of ROSE DIONNE …

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Joseph William Herve (Babe) Ducharme

Transcription: National Guard Discharge for Private Hervé Ducharme

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           Following is my transcription of the National Guard Discharge for Private Hervé Ducharme. NATIONAL GUARD OF THE UNITED STATES and of the State of New Hampshire to all whom it may concern: This is to Certify, that Hervé Ducharme, Private, First Class, Battery ‘A’, 172d Field Artillery, National Guard as a Testimonial of Honest and …

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Marriage Certificate of Joseph William Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois

Transcription: 2nd Marriage Certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois-Ducharme.

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  2        2Shares This post contains my transcription of the second marriage certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois-Ducharme. Certificate of Marriage Church of St. George, Manchester, New Hampshire. This is to Certify that Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois were lawfully Married on the 31st day of May 1935 According to the Rite of the Roman Catholic …

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Marriage Certificate of Joseph William Herve (Babe) Ducharme and Marguerite (Peggy) Bourgeois

Transcription: Marriage certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois.

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           The following is my transcription of the marriage certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois. STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Certificate of Marriage This Certifies that on this, the 31st day of May, 1935, at Manchester, I joined in Marriage, in the presence of witnesses, Herve Ducharme of Manchester and Marguerite Bourgeois of Manchester. Certificate of …

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Birth record of Joseph William Herve Ducharme

Transcription: Birth Certificate for Joseph William Hervé Ducharme.

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           The following is my transcription of the birth certificate for Joseph William Hervé Ducharme. Manchester, New Hampshire Birth Certificate for Joseph William Herve Ducharme, October 31, 1914 _____________________ Name:    Ducharme, Joseph William Herve Date of Birth Year,   1914 Month,   October Day,   31 Name of Father,   Joseph Ducharme Maiden Name of Mother,   Alice Tremblay City Record,   …

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Obituary for Armand J. Martel.

Transcription: Obituary for Armand J. Martel

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2          2Shares Obituary for Armand J. Martel. Following is my transcription of the obituary of Armand J. Martel. ARMAND J. MARTEL Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Armand J. Martel, 69, of El Centro, who died Monday in Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. …

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Transcription: Biography of Joan Antrobus

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           Following is my transcription of the biography of Joan Antrobus taken from pages 67 to 69 of The Great Migration – Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Vol I. JOAN ANTROBUS ORIGIN: St Albans, Hertfordshire MIGRATION: 1635 FIRST RESIDENCE: Unknown ESTATE: On 16 May 1614, administration on the estate of Walter Antrobus of St Albans was …

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Martha and Elam Dennis Matthews

Transcription – Obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews, 96

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           The following is my transcription of the obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews of Louisa County, Iowa, published in the local newspaper at the time. Area Deaths ______________ Aged Louisa County Resident Dies Wapello — Elam Dennis Matthews, 96, one of the oldest residents of Louisa county, died Jan. 1[0], at 3:10 p. m., at the …

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Mary Frances Foulke (née Underwood)

Transcription: Obituary for Mary Foulke (née Underwood)

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           Following is my transcription of the obituary for Mary Foulke (nee Underhill), published Monday, June 3, 1935 on page 2 of the Noblesville Daily Ledger. MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1935 MARY FOULKE DIED SUNDAY NEAR ARCADIA _____ The Funeral Services Will Be Held Tuesday Afternoon _____ LONG RESIDENT OF JACKSON TOWNSHIP _____ Death of Charles C. …

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