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Remains of Blanch Mortimer, daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer found.

Remains of Blanch Mortimer, daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer found.

I was surprised to read today that the remains of Blanch Mortimer, the daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer have been found. In a previous post, I described our genealogical relationship to Sir Roger Mortimer, outlining the most infamous aspects of his life, including his hanging at Tyburn Tree for treason. Blanch Mortimer, who died in 1347, was […]

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Transcription: Biography of Jehu Burkett and Family

Transcription: Biography of Jehu Burkett and Family

The following is a transcription of a biography of Jehu Burkett and his family, taken from the publication, “BURKHART — BURCKHARDT — BURKET — BURKETT.” lt has been said that Emanuel Burkhart whose home was in one of the Swiss Cantons, probably Berne, had two sons who came to America, sometime between 1742 and 1754. […]

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An ancestral doppelganger is discovered!

An ancestral doppelganger is discovered!

My biggest fascination with my genealogy research is finding old photos of the people – especially any rare ancestral doppelganger to current family members. These images bring some life to the profile created by the fact finding of my research and brings these characters closer and makes them more relatable and understandable. A while ago, […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 19 Feb 2015.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 19 Feb 2015.

The following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 19 Feb 2015.   FamilySearch.org Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Russia Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885 United States California, San Diego Passenger Lists, 1904-1952 Illinois, Soldier burial places, 1774-1974 Maine, Crew List Arriving at Eastport, 1949-1958 New York, Naturalization Index (Soundex), 1792-1906 […]

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I’m related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna?

I’m related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna?

What a shock to find out that I and the rest of my family are related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna! I was reviewing old genealogy articles to find story and post ideas and hit the jackpot with this one. In an article by CanWest News Service’s Randy Boswell from March of 2010, he recounts […]

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Transcription: Obituary for Wesley Blythe, Mortician.

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Transcription: Obituary for Wesley Blythe, Mortician.

The following is my transcription of the obituary for Wesley Blythe. Wesley Blythe Wesley E. Blythe, 86, of 508 West County Road 34 died Friday at Poudre Valley Memorial Hospital. The funeral is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Goodrich Chapel under the direction of the Rev. Delbert Paulson. Burial will be in Grandview […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
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