Coel Hen “Old King Cole”

Old King Cole

Coel Hen “Old King Cole” Ap Tegfan, King of Northern Britain was the 47th great grandfather of my children (Hen is Welsh for “the Old”).   He was the son of Guotepauc Ap Techabt, was born about 320 in Ebrauc (York), England, married Ystradwel Ferch Cadfan (born about 352) and their children were Aiofe Ferch Coel Hen …

Organizing your genealogy research just got a little easier. | NJ.com

Evernote as a genealogy tool.

“I’ve found the most wonderful tool – no, make that tools, plural – to help with genealogical research collection and organization. The first one is called Evernote (www.evernote.com) and it’s a cloud-based note taking tool available across all digital platforms (PC, iOS, Android, etc.). Think of it as something like Microsoft’s OneNote, but having the …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Aug 2015.

Mexican map.

The following are the latest Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to August 30, 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions. France France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Censuses, 1872 and 1886 Italy Italy, Bari, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1908 Italy, Caltanissetta, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1935 Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1796-1812, 1838-1859, 1866-1899 Italy, Mantova, Civil Registration …

Mysterious Jamestown burials identified as founders | Discovery News

Men buried in historic Jamestown are identified.

“Four lost leaders of the first permanent English settlement in the Americas have been identified, thanks to chemical analysis of their skeletons, as well as historical documents. The settlement leaders were mostly high-status men who were buried at the 1608 Jamestown church in Virginia. And all played pivotal roles in the early colony. “They’re very …

Archeological dig at Old Salem uncovers first building erected in Salem. | Winston-Salem Journal

Salem farm house archaeological dig.

“Almost 250 years ago, in frigid February weather, eight craftsmen made the trek from settlements at Bethania and Bethabara to what would soon be known as Salem. Along the way they shot two deer and, seeking sanctuary at the Builder’s House — the first building erected in Salem —cooked it over the roaring indoor fireplace. …

Native Americans came from Australasia not Siberia: Scientists | Zee News

indigenous people in Australasia

“Debunking the latest discovery claiming that the first people to reach the Americas came from Siberia, now in Russia, around 23,000 years ago, new research proposes that native Americans living in the Amazon bear an unexpected genetic connection to indigenous people in Australasia. The new discovery suggests a previously unknown wave of migration to the …

For history buffs, Civil War era homes for sale | WSJ

Civil War era homes for sale

“On most days, Sherry Grim lives in an 1817 Colonial-style home outside of Gettysburg, Pa., with her husband, Mark. On some days, however, she lives there with Mark’s alter ego, Civil War Maj. Gen. John Hartranft. About 10 times a year, Mr. Grim, a 63-year-old retired Marine Corps officer, dons Union military regalia to host …