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Major General George Cadwalader

Transcription: Obituary for Major General George Burges Cadwalader

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            Transcription of an obituary for Major General George Burges Cadwalader.   — 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 brother of Judge Cadwalader, who died on Sunday week, and …

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Namibia

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 4 Nov 2017.

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             The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 4 Nov 2017. Featured image: Namibia   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Canada British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939 Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 Croatia Croatia, Delnice Deanery Catholic Church Books, 1725-1926 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Church Books, 1552-1963 Denmark …

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Death Certificate of Mary A. Hickman

Transcription – Death Certificate for Mary Hickman of Montgomery, Ohio

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           Transcription – Death  Certificate for Mary Hickman of Montgomery, Ohio.   STATE  OF OHIO BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS CERTIFICATE OF DEATH ___________________ 1  PLACE OF DEATH County   Montgomery     Registration District  No.  902     File No. _________________ Township  Clay     Primary Registration District  No. 5370     Registered No.  33055 or Village  _________________________     No.  ____, ________________St., ______ Ward (If death …

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Transcription: Prominent Families of the United States of America, page 402-4; BURKET

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           Transcription:  Prominent Families of the United States of America, page 402-4; BURKET BURKET Jacob F. Burket, b. in Perry Co., Ohio, 25 March 1837 ; m., at Lenawee Co., Michigan, Pamy D., dau. of John Walters, of Findlay, Ohio, and, by her (who d. 6 June 1900), had issue :– 1.  Harlan Fessenden, b.  15 …

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Rose-Anna Labelle Memorial Card

Transcription: Memorial card for Rose-Anna Labelle

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           The following is a transcription of the memorial card for Rose-Anna Labelle, wife of the late Frédéric Sigouin, who passed away at St-Hippolyte on September 18, 1932. __________ A LA DOUCE MEMOIRE DE Rose-Anna Labelle épouse de feu Frédéric Sigouin décédée à St-Hippolyte le 18 septembre 1932 Seigneur, vous savez combien je dé sirais être …

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Concerned citizens use genealogy to connect Jewish heirs with compensation for family property lost or destroyed in WWII..

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            I love genealogy. I get so much pleasure and satisfaction from the small breakthroughs that are part of the pursuit of genealogy. This, however, is surely nothing compared to the self-worth and satisfaction felt by those who use their knowledge and experience in genealogy to track down the heirs to compensation for the lost …

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Transcription – Marriage of Abraham Fougere and Elizabeth Cordeau

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             Abraham Fougère & Elizabeth Cordeau Film # 1316273, Record # 16   Date and place of Marriage:    Jany 10th 1876 River Bourgeois C.B. How married (by License or Banns):    Banns Full name of Groom:    Abraham Fougère His age:    23 Condition (Bachelor or Widower):    Bachelor Profession or Trade:    Fisherman Residence:    River Bourgeois Where born:        …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jun 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 18 Oct 2017.

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            The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 18 Oct 2017.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 18 Oct 2017.   Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), …

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300 year old undelivered letters are now being examined by researchers

The truth is ” the genealogy community needs more respect ” …

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            I strongly believe that the genealogy community needs more respect and tolerance in numerous ways. We all have our own methods, beliefs and processes that we prefer to use in our own genealogy research.   Just as I believe we should be tolerant of those in society who ARE different from each other, ACT …

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Avoiding the quick pace and immediate gratification of 'Pinball Genealogy'.

Avoiding the quick pace and immediate gratification of ‘Pinball Genealogy’.

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           Recently I read a post on the dearMyrtle.com blog about ‘Pinball Genealogy’, a general description of which is the quick ‘bouncing’ from one source to another, attaching the obvious data and facts without taking the time to explore the document to fully investigate all the information available. An example of such a document is a …

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Unknown Soldiers: DNA technology makes it possible for their remains to be identified.

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            Unknown soldiers can be identified! More than 83,000 US service members lost since the start of WWII are still missing, according to a representative of the Department of Defence. Several lie in forgotten graves on the battlefield and below memorials offering no clue to their identities. New techniques in DNA technology may mean we …

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The great ‘Golden Rules of Genealogy’ at a glance.

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           This image listing some wonderful golden rules of genealogy was recently posted on the Facebook page for  gotgenealogy.com. They are all rules that promote common courtesy and consideration among genealogy researchers, but they also provide common sense guidelines to ensure best practices for those exchanging genealogical information, and promote being as thorough and accurate as …

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Copying and transcription errors.

Oh, the difference one letter can make when using copied or transcribed documents!

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           This joke is the best illustration I’ve ever seen of the negative effects of working from copied documents instead of originals. This should be on display in every library, archive and genealogy center as a reminder of the perils awaiting. This is something I think about every time I do a transcription, and this type …

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Biography of David D. Shelby.

Transcription: David D. Shelby, “Men and Women in America”

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           Following is my transcription of the biography of David D. Shelby from “Men and Women in America.” SHELBY, David D.: United States circuit judge; born in Madison County, Ala., Oct. 24, 1847 ; son of Dr. David and Mary (Boulding) Shelby. He studied law in Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., was admitted to the bar in …

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DNA hard drive.

DNA: The best hard drive on earth.

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            It turns out DNA is the best storage medium there is on Earth. Nothing beats it. Think about it, all the directions that make you up are stored on tiny proteins that are hard to see even with a microscope. The human genome (all of those directions controlling your eye color, hair color, height, …

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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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Indecipherable inscriptions on centuries old tombstones revealed using 3D technology.

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           This new technology is so very exciting to me. I’ve found that the information that proves to be most valuable from tombstones is that found on those from before 1850. After 1850, most of the information is available in accessible records. Although there are records prior to 1850, the information on them is minimal at …

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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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Google Search history: An unsung top genealogy research tool?

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           Google recently announced that the Google search history of Google account holders will be available for download by the account holder.   Noticing this made me stop and think about just how much I do use the history feature on my browser to find pages I’ve previously visited. The reason? When doing genealogy research including …

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Security watch: Is virtualization a mistake?

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           From the standpoint of securing important documents and information, is adopting virtualization a mistake? As a genealogist, I’m well aware of our dependence on the use of virtualization, computer networks and the internet by governments, businesses and organizations to digitize, store, safeguard, and make available highly valuable documents, publications, etc. The following article by Jesse …

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Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?

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             My children’s ancestry branches backward into history, through Welsh Quakers immigrants in Pennsylvania, to Welsh royalty and then to British royalty, including Prince William. It was surprising to learn Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?   The result of these connections is that my husband and children are distantly related (20th cousins …

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4 stories of hidden treasures you can still look for today.

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           There’s reason to believe you could find a major treasure horde.  After all, there are quite a few still out there just waiting to be unearthed!  Here are just 4 stories of hidden treasures you can still look for today as long as you have a metal detector. For most metal detectorists, the thrill of …

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Genealogy obsession in Iceland opens academic doors.

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           As I’ve written in previous posts, much of human history has involved the management of relationships, marriages, etc. to safeguard against incestuous relationships, and has resulted in an impressive genealogy obsession in Iceland. Iceland, with its population of only 320,000, is one small corner of the globe that still deals with the issues of living …

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