The Bourgs of Acadia

St. John River Campaign: Raid on Grimrose (present day Gagetown, New Brunswick). Expulsion of the Acadians.

  I and my children are descended from several noteworthy immigrants from France who were original pioneers of Acadia, including the Bourgs of Acadia.   In the past, I have posted about our Melanson ancestors, who we most readily associate ourselves with, since the family name carried down through the generations to my mother, who …

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Edward Stratton, Jr.

Bermuda Hundred historical plaque.

Following is the transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Edward Stratton, Jr. of Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, 9th great grandfather to our children.   In the name of God Amen. I Edward Stratton of ye County of Henrico being sick and weak in Body but of sound and perfect memory doe make & ordaine this …

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Edward Stratton, Sr.

Map showing Bermuda Hundred and other early settlements along the James River.

Featured image above. Following is the transcription of the last will and testament of Edward Stratton, Sr. of 25 Dec 1688.   He was the 10th great grandfather to our children, Erin and Stuart. In the Name of God Amen, I Edwd Stratton Senr being in a Sick weak condition doe make & ordain this …

Transcription: Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Leonard Scott Keefer Sr.

Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer ___________________ SCOTT KEEFER PASSES AWAY. Scott Keefer died at his home in this city last Saturday morning about nine o’clock, aged 73 years, 3 months and 12 days. While his health had been failing gradually for the last two or three years, it was not until about New Year, when …

Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.

The Gravensteen in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium

  Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.   Featured image: By Paul Hermans from nl, CC BY-SA 3.0 Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.   Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Church Books, 1552-1963 Czech Republic Land Records, 1450-1889 Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Norway …

Transcription: Draft Board Delinquents, Arlington Heights Herald, January 29, 1943

Blythe, Clayton William - 1943 Newspaper - Article only

Following is the transcription of a newspaper article listing draft board delinquents printed in the Arlington Heights Herald on January 29, 1943.   Arlington Heights Herald Volume 16, Number 23 Friday, January 29, 1943   List more delinquents of draft board The following men, registered with Selective Service Local Board No. 1, are classified as …

Henrico County Rent Roll of April 1705.

Wilton House Museum, Henrico, Virginia

  The following is the transcription of the Henrico County, Virginia Rent Roll of April 1705. Featured image: Wilton House Museum, Henrico, Virginia. (The number following the name indicates the acreage held.)       Andrews, Thomas – 396 Ascouth, Mary – 633 Adkins, Jno – 125 Archer, Jno – 335 Archer, Geo – 1738 Aldy, …