Ellis Williams' house built c. 1754.
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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams of Goshen, 1756.

  The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams of Goshen, 1756.   Featured image above: Ellis Williams’ house built c. 1754. Was it built by this Ellis Williams just prior to his death, or by his son.   Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams   Know all men by these presents that read on…

Will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.
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Transcription: Will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.

  The following is my transcription of the will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.   WILL OF ISAAC SHELBY, SR.   First GOVERNOR or KENTUCKY   Governor Isaac Shelby died July 18, 1826. His will is of record in the Lincoln County Court. The Filson Club has a photostatic copy of the will which consists of 15 pages, all read on…

Salt Lake City in 1850.
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Transcription: Death notices and obituaries of John T. Porter and others…

  The following is my transcription of the obituaries and death notices from the May 15, 1928 issue of the Salt Lake Telegram, including that of John T. Porter.   John T. Porter   John T. Porter, aged 82, died Monday in Bountiful. He was born in Sweetwater, Wyo. He is survived by his widow, Amy L. Porter, and five read on…

Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.

  The following is my list of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.   Featured image: Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   American Samoa American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Chile Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903 Denmark read on…

Porter records in Connecticut
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Transcription: Porter records in Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; pg 801-804.

The following is my transcription of the Porter records in Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; pg 801-804 – including that of my children’s 9th great grandfather Deacon Thomas Porter, Jr. and several other ancestors.   [801] (Details) ; Vol. ; Page POMEROY, POMROY, Nathanael m. Susanna (Seymour)*, July 20, 1733.* (“Seymour” in pencil) ; 1 ; 114 Rachel, of Amherst & read on…

List of obituaries from Richmond, Virginia, newspapers.
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List of obituaries from Richmond, Virginia, newspapers.

  The following is my transcription of a list of obituaries from Richmond, Virginia, newspapers.   282 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. LIST OF OBITUARIES. FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, NEWSPAPERS.   VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CHRONOCLE.   Name…………………………………….Date of Death……………….Date of Paper    Mrs. Margaret Cleland ………….June 5, 1786……………………Aug. 16, 1786. Mrs. Ann Beall……………………….Sept. 10, 1786…………………Sept. 20, 1786. Chevalier de Laville Brune…….Lately………………………………Sept. 20, 1786. George Harmer……………………..Tuesday, last………………….Wed. read on…

In remembrance.
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In Remembrance.

  Being from a dedicated military family, this is a somber time of year for us, in remembrance of those we lost.   The relationships to our children, Erin and Stuart, are in italics following the excerpt.   Remembering those we lost in battle:   Private David Coon (1824-1864) – Civil War(4th great grandfather) The following letters, written by David read on…

Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.
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What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

  The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) from April 9 to 12, 1917, with the objective of gaining control of the German held high ground, ensuring that the southern flank of the forces could advance without the threat of German fire.   What we read on…