Transcription and Translation: Plaque at St. Bendts, Ringsted, Denmark listing Danish rulers from 1130 to 1331.

Transcription and Translation: Plaque at St. Bendts, Ringsted, Denmark listing Danish rulers from 1130 to 1331.

Transcription and Translation of Plaque at St. Bendts, Ringsted, Denmark listing Danish rulers from 1130 to 1331. ??????? in ST: BENDTS ????? in RINGSTED: Duke KNUD LAVARD, died 1130. King VALDEMAR I, died 1882. His Queen, SOPHIA, died 1198. His Son Duke CHRISTOPHER, died 1166. King KNUD VI, died 1202. His Sister RIKIZA ??:of SVERRIG, …

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Transcription of the memorial stone for the priests of St. Roch Church, Quebec

Transcription of the memorial stone for the priests of St. Roch Church, Quebec

The following is my transcription of the memorial stone for the priests of St. Roch Church, Quebec City, Quebec in Canada. It lists the head priests and the beginning and end dates of their terms.   ??????????? cures de ST. ROCH Seigneur ????????? ??? le repos et la lumiere eternelle Jean Bro; 1787- Antoine Desforces; …

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Transcription and Translation: Baptism of Elizabeth Stalham and others from the St. George Tombland Church register.

Transcription and Translation: Baptism of Elizabeth Stalham and others from the St. George Tombland Church register.

St. George Tombland Church Parish Register of Norfolk, England for 1597 – Elizabeth Williams (Stalham) baptism (and others).   This was very difficult to transcribe and translate, and errors may be present. Be sure to consult the original image and keep the original image attached to this transcription and translation.   Transcription of Latin text …

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Transcription: Hartford Vital Records; Stanley, Standley, Standly, Standla; page 394

Transcription: Hartford Vital Records; Stanley, Standley, Standly, Standla; page 394

HARTFORD VITAL RECORDS 394 BARBOUR COLLECTION (NAME/DESCRIPTION  |  Vol  |  Page) STANLEY, STANDLEY, STANDLY, STANDLA, (cont ) Nath[anie]l, s Nath[anie]l & Anna, b Aug 11, 1707  |  FFS  |  61 Nathaniel, d Nov 14, 1712   |  FFS  |  74 Oliver, m Mrs Mary GOODRICH, Aug 26, 1821, by Elisha Cushman  |  I  |  24 Oliver, …

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Icelandic Ancestry: the Icelandic genealogy database is available online.

Icelandic Ancestry: the Icelandic genealogy database is available online.

Previously, I wrote about the Incest Prevention App called ‘Sifjaspellsspillir’ or ‘Incest Spoiler’. It was created by University of Iceland students for a contest by the Íslendingabók database and its purpose is to alert two people of a possible familial connection when they tap their phones. Later, in a related story, the “Icelandic Roots: Genealogy, …

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Transcription: Hartford Vital Records; Stanley, Standley, Standly, Standla; page 392

Transcription: Hartford Vital Records; Stanley, Standley, Standly, Standla; page 392

HARTFORD VITAL RECORDS 392 BARBOUR COLLECTION (Name and description   |   Vol.   |   Page) SQUIRES, SQUIER (cont.) 1849, by Rev. William W Patton  |   1   |   274 Eunice, of Hartford, m. Augustin P GRIFFIN, of New York, Dec 11, 1834, by Rev. M. H. Smith   |   1   |   115 James M., of Montgomery, Mass., m. Louisa …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Mar 2019.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Mar 2019.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Mar 2019. (Featured image: Mexico City)   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Mar 2019.   Argentina Argentina, Corrientes, Civil Registration, 1880-1930 Australia Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985 Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration …

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Transcription: Hartford Vital Records; Stanley, Standley, Standly, Standla; page 393

Transcription: Hartford Vital Records; Stanley, Standley, Standly, Standla; page 393

HARTFORD VITAL RECORDS 393 (Name and description   |   Vol.   |   Page) STANLEY, STANDLEY, STANDLY, STANDLA, (cont) Elizabeth, d. [Caleb], b. Oct. 24, 1669   |   FFS   |   21 Hanna, d Caleb, b. Oct 13, 1666   |   FFS   |   21 Hanna, d. Caleb, b Oct. l3, 1666   |   D   | …

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Transcription: Sworn Statement regarding the Birth of Matthew Coon

Transcription: Sworn Statement regarding the Birth of Matthew Coon

The following is my transcription of the Sworn Statement regarding the birth of Matthew Coon. State of Wisconsin County of Waushara Mrs. Mary Russell & Sarah Bradway being duly sworn upon their oaths say that they reside in said County and state that are acquainted with Isabel A. Coon widow of David Coon of Co …

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Vintage watches and vintage photographs make a wonderful combination.

Vintage watches and vintage photographs make a wonderful combination.

The old, hackneyed saying of “a picture’s worth a thousand words” couldn’t be more true than with this image I stumbled across on Pinterest this morning of vintage watches repurposed as portrait frame bracelets. Luckily, that’s all that’s needed in this case as this blog seems to be in Swedish – which I totally don’t …

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Transcription: Biography of Ervin Thornton and his family, of Tappen, New York.

Transcription: Biography of Ervin Thornton and his family, of Tappen, New York.

Transcription: Biography of Ervin Thornton and his family, of Tappen, New York. [Tappen, 1878 – 1966] ERVIN THORNTON On September 12. 1948 Ervin Thornton and Wynola Dewald were united in marriage in the Lutheran Church at Dawson. They were the first couple to be married in this church after it was moved there from Gackle. …

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Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; page 735; Thing – Thomas

Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; page 735; Thing – Thomas

Transcription of page 735 of “New England Marriages Prior to 1700” with numerous surnames including Thomas, Thing, Thissell, Thistle, Denison, Wiggins, Whipple, Gilman, Patch, Thorndike, Belding, Leavitt, Frary, Thompson, Perkins, Tilden, Wood, Winslow, Nelson, Church, Kirtland, Iyans, Graves, Maverick, Shreve, Sherman, Goddard, Critchet, Tilden, Smith, Howland, Pitney, Parker, Balston, Foster, Blakesley, Cofell, Viall, Ford, Walter, …

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Debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy fascinates.

Debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy fascinates.

There will always be debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy. I am so lucky that we have such a wide range of ancestries and national origins in my husband’s and my family trees. Those who have read my posts before are already well aware that our ancestries branch off from four (or five) …

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Transcription: Tombstone of Zotique Cloutier, Rosa Kingsberry, Raymonde Cloutier, Rene Cloutier, Ronald Cloutier, Rollande Labelle

Transcription: Tombstone of Zotique Cloutier, Rosa Kingsberry, Raymonde Cloutier, Rene Cloutier, Ronald Cloutier, Rollande Labelle

Transcription of the family tombstone of Zotique Cloutier, Rosa Kingsberry, Raymonde Cloutier, Rene Cloutier, Ronald Cloutier, and Rollande Labelle.     CLOUTIER 1891     Zotique Cloutier     1972 epoux de 1902     Rosa Kingsberry     1994 1932     Raymonde Cloutier 1944     Rene Cloutier     1994 1938     Ronald Cloutier epoux de 1941     Rollande Labelle ___________________ The image above links directly to the …

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Transcription: US WWII Draft Registration Card for Albert Rascher

Transcription: US WWII Draft Registration Card for Albert Rascher

Transcription: US WWII Draft Registration Card for Albert Rascher. REGISTRATION CARD — (Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) Line 1 SERIAL NUMBER: U827 NAME: Albert Rascher ORDER NUMBER: Line 2 PLACE OF RESIDENCE: R.F.D. No. 1 – Arlington Heights Cook Illinois (The place of residence given …

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Transcription: US, WWII Draft Registration Card, 1942 – Albert N. Tonne

Transcription: US, WWII Draft Registration Card, 1942 – Albert N. Tonne

US WWII Draft Registration Card for Albert N. Tonne. REGISTRATION CARD — (Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) Line 1 SERIAL NUMBER: U2214 NAME: Albert N. Tonne ORDER NUMBER: Line 2 PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Route 1, Bensenville, Cook, Ill. (The place of residence given on the …

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Transcription: U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; Augustus Coke Cronkhite

Transcription: U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; Augustus Coke Cronkhite

US WWII Draft Registration Card for Augustus Coke Cronkhite REGISTRATION CARD — (Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) Line 1 SERIAL NUMBER: U1618 NAME: Augustus Coke Cronkhite ORDER NUMBER: Line 2 PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Kingman, Sugar Creek Twp., Parke, Indiana (The place of residence given on …

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Transcription: U.S. World War II Draft Registration Card for Charles H. Beckman

Transcription: U.S. World War II Draft Registration Card for Charles H. Beckman

US WWII Draft Registration Card for Charles H. Beckman.   REGISTRATION CARD — (Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) Line 1 SERIAL NUMBER: U1879 NAME: Charles H. Beckman ORDER NUMBER: Line 2 PLACE OF RESIDENCE: 329 High St. West Chicago Winfield Twnshp. Dupage Illinois (The place …

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Sometimes it pays to look to the present for information about the past.

Sometimes it pays to look to the present for information about the past.

It’s amazing what information about the past including people and events can be found by searching through online newspapers, magazines, etc. – even if they are in a foreign language. I’m routinely having to read, translate and understand documents written in their original language such as French, German, Swedish, and so on. My go to …

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Transcription: US WWII Draft Registration Card for Frank John Niles

Transcription: US WWII Draft Registration Card for Frank John Niles

US WWII Draft Registration Card for Frank John Niles.   REGISTRATION CARD — (Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) Line 1 SERIAL NUMBER: U1257 NAME: Frank John Niles ORDER NUMBER: Line 2 PLACE OF RESIDENCE: West Milton, Miami, Ohio (The place of residence given on the …

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Transcription: US WWII Draft Registration Card for John Croll MacPherson

Transcription: US WWII Draft Registration Card for John Croll MacPherson

Transcription of the US WWII Draft Registration Card for John Croll MacPherson. REGISTRATION CARD — (Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) Line 1 SERIAL NUMBER: U1471 NAME: John Croll MacPherson ORDER NUMBER: Line 2 PLACE OF RESIDENCE: 3365 N. E. Alameda Str (The place of residence …

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Transcription: Obituary for Camille Vachon

Transcription: Obituary for Camille Vachon

The following is a transcription of the French text of an obituary for Camille Vachon. VACHON, Camille À l’Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, le  20 juin 1990, à l’âge de 83 ans et 10 mois, est décédé monsieur Camille Vachon, époux de dame Marie-Anna Boily. Il démeurait à Sts-Anges. La famille recevre les condoléances à la salle …

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ABOUT THIS SITE...

This is my blog chronicling my ongoing genealogy and family tree research. A second static site called Blythe Genealogy is my genealogy database of approximately 80,000 individuals, including sources, documents, photos, etc. This database consists of the highly sourced main branches of our family trees.

We do have a master database of 125,000 individuals (including distant collateral lines) that is not published because it requires more sources and cleanup work.

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 and Blythe Genealogy are websites 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.

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