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How can you tell we’re from French Canadian roots? We make tourtière at Christmas!

The tourtière I grew up with was different from the traditional tourtière at Christmas made in French Canadian households. I’m not sure whether it originated from my father’s Québecois side or my mother’s Acadian side, but I’ve never tasted another tourtière I liked better. (I … Continue reading How can you tell we’re from French Canadian roots? We make tourtière at Christmas!

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions to 1 Dec 1918.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Dec 1918.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Dec 1918. You may have noticed that the usual FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates post from mid-October did not appear. This was due to a much reduced quantity to list. The few between … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Dec 1918.

Scientists confirm world’s oldest natural mummy is Native American ancestor.

Researchers recently concluded that a 10,000-year-old skeleton in Nevada, believed to belong to the world’s oldest naturally preserved mummy, represents that of an ancestor of a modern-day Native American tribe. According to SlashGear, the so-called “Spirit Cave mummy” was originally thought to be the skeleton … Continue reading Scientists confirm world’s oldest natural mummy is Native American ancestor.

The US Midterm elections have made history with these notable firsts | NPR

Voters elected the country’s first Muslim congresswomen, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota (left) and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, both Democrats. Featured image: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images America’s 116th Congress is going to include some prominent firsts — and several governors’ races also made history in these midterms. … Continue reading The US Midterm elections have made history with these notable firsts | NPR

Wabanaki Collection launched to educate about Maritime Indigenous peoples | CBC News

‘We are all treaty people,’ says curator of a portal aimed at better mutual understanding. David Perley is the ‘visionary’ First Nations education specialist and Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre director behind the inception of the Wabanaki Collection, a web portal of Indigenous educational resources. (University of New … Continue reading Wabanaki Collection launched to educate about Maritime Indigenous peoples | CBC News

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018.

The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018. Featured image: House in Lesotho. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018.   Canada Canada Census, 1871 Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 Chile Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1932 Dominican … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018.

Thousands of new Irish family records added to research database | IrishCentral.com

The Irish Genealogical Research Society has added thousands of new Irish records to their database. IGRS reports that an additional 7,000 records have been added to their Early Irish Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes, bringing the total to about 260,000. The new records include 14,000 … Continue reading Thousands of new Irish family records added to research database | IrishCentral.com

Transkribus system makes breakthrough in understanding medieval texts | Euronews

How do you find a text in ancient manuscripts, and do it fast? Until recently, computers weren’t very good in reading handwritten scripts — but now artificial intelligence has produced a breakthrough. The Tyrolean State Archive in Innsbruck stores countless documents dating from the 11th … Continue reading Transkribus system makes breakthrough in understanding medieval texts | Euronews

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.

The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018. Featured image: Piazza Vittoria, Torino, Italy FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Canada Canada Census, … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.

ABOUT THIS SITE...

Empty Nest Ancestry is a partner site with Blythe Genealogy

I'm a wife and mother, with a wonderful husband and two great 'kids' who are now young adults, and we live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada - in the great city of Chilliwack, to be exact (one hour from Vancouver).

Empty Nest Ancestry is a website designed to make all of my genealogy research available to others at no charge. I'd like nothing better than to promote this as a free exchange of information for all genealogy researchers.

It is important to keep in mind as you explore this site that I make no guarantees. My entire body of research is here, including speculations and unsubstantiated information. All information is only as good as the sources cited. Any speculations are clearly stated along with my reasons for them.

MY FAMILY HISTORY

My family's genealogy is mostly French and French Canadian.

Originating in France, both my father's and mother's branches were original settlers in Canada.My father's family immigrated from France to Quebec sometime in the 17th century, with my father's family living mostly around Beauce and Lac Megantic.

My mother's family immigrated from France to Nova Scotia on the ship 'Satisfaction' under command of Peter Butler and in company of Sir Thomas Temple in 1657. These original settlers along the Atlantic became known as l'Acadie (the Acadians). My mother's maiden name is Melanson and she is directly descended from Pierre (dit Laverdure) and Priscilla Mellanson, who are on record in London with their children prior to making the crossing.

MARK'S FAMILY HISTORY

Mark's family's genealogy is varied and fascinating, including Welsh, French, British, Swedish, Danish, Canadian, Spanish, and numerous others.

On his father's side it includes Welsh Quakers who immigrated to America at the time of and some with William Penn. From these Welsh Quakers is his family's royal connections with several of his multiple great grandparents having been Kings and Queens of England. As a result of the royal lineage, his family is linked to every nation that ever married into the British royal family.

On his mother's side is Swedish and Danish ancestry as his great-grandparents immigrated to America in the late 1800's and early 1900's from Sweden. Shortly after, they settled in Saskatchewan, Canada as a result of the promise of free workable land on the Canadian prairie.

BLYTHE GENEALOGY DATABASE

My Blythe genealogy database is part of this site and is easily accessed through the upper menu.

This is where all specific data, relationships, images, documents and sources are available for free download. Don't leave this site without exploring it first.

There is true treasure there.Weave all of this together with sometimes humorous, scandalous and completely fascinating stories of ancestral family members and you have this site.