Archives: November 2012

‘Sepia Memories’ WordPress Blog Theme

Sepia Memories WordPress Blog Theme

‘ Sepia Memories’ Theme for WordPress

I’ve just finished posting my most recent theme design for ‘Sepia Memories‘ to my ‘Empty Nest Themes‘ site.

Since it would ideally suit a genealogy or similar blog or website, I thought it would be a good idea to post it here for those who wish to change the look of their current site or would like to start a site or blog. and Updates and Additions – November 23, 2012

  • Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2012
  • Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965
  • Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1890-2012
  • Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2012
  • Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Miscellaneous Records, 1748-1980
  • British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869-1930
  • Ontario Births, 1869-1912
  • Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011
  • Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010
Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921
  • Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1948
  • Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944
  • Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Banjarnegara, Naturalization Records, 1960-2012
  • Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Purwokerto, Naturalization Records, 1950-2012
  • Italy, Avellino, Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910
  • Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941
  • Italy, Cosenza, Castrovillari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910
  • Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905
  • Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929
  • Italy, Cosenza, Paola, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910
  • Italy, Genova, Genova, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929
  • Italy, Lecco, Lecco, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929
  • Italy, Macerata, Macerata, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929
  • Italy, Messina, Patti, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1823-1941
  • Italy, Palermo, Palermo, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910
  • Italy, Pisa, Pisa, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1935
  • Italy, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Catholic Church Records, 1548-1937
  • Italy, Venezia, Venezia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1930
New Zealand
  • New Zealand, Probate Records, 1860-1961
  • Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995
  • Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997
  • Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950
  • Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911
  • Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911
  • Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911
  • Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1909
  • Portugal, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1800-1946
  • Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1550-1920Spain, Province of Alicante, Municipal Records, 1762-1921
  • Spain, Province of Almería, Municipal Records, 1587-1900
  • Spain, Province of Asturias, Municipal Records, 1470-1897
  • Spain, Province of Badajoz, Municipal Records, 1519-1641
  • Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1936
  • Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1931
  • Spain, Province of Ciudad Real, Municipal Records, 1519-1527
  • Spain, Province of Córdoba, Municipal Records, 1509-1947
  • Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956
  • Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records, 1607-1955
  • Spain, Province of Huelva, Municipal Records, 1760-1950
  • Spain, Province of Jaén, Municipal Records, 1531-1922
  • Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941
  • Spain, Province of León, Municipal Records, 1642-1897
  • Spain, Province of Lugo, Municipal Records, 1703-1950
  • Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1842-1925
  • Spain, Province of Murcia, Municipal Records, 1500-1924
  • Spain, Province of Segovia, Municipal Records, 1718-1920
  • Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records, 1903-1918
  • Spain, Province of Valencia, Municipal Records, 1611-1935
  • Spain, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officials, 1860-1960
United States
  • California, Probate Estate Files,1833-1991
  • California, San Mateo County Records, 1855-1991
  • Colorado, State Census, 1885
  • Idaho, Divorce Index, 1947-1961
  • Idaho, Lincoln County Records, 1886-1972
  • Idaho, Marriage Index, 1947-1961
  • Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959
  • Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935
  • Louisiana, Second Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1948-1959
  • Maine, County Probate Records, 1760-1979
  • Maine, Death Index, 1960-1996
  • Maine, Marriage Index,1892-1966, 1977-1996
  • Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966
  • Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983
  • Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967
  • Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880-2009
  • Montana, Chouteau County Records,1876-2011
  • Montana, Granite County Records, 1865-2009
  • New Hampshire, County Probate Estate Files, 1769-1936
  • New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1973
  • New Jersey, Probate Records, 1678-1980
  • North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970
  • Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940
  • Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1852-1952
  • Oregon, Marion County Records, 1849-1976
  • Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895-2008
  • United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • Utah, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900
  • Utah, Tooele County Records, 1855-1956
  • Virginia, Isle of Wight County Records, 1647-1917
  • Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008
  • Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929
  • Washington, County Records, 1856-2009
  • Venezuela, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2012

  • Germany, Navy Casualty Lists, 1914-1917
  • Poland, Kraków, ID Card Applications for Jews During WWII, 1940-1941
United Kingdom
  • England, Dorset, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
  • England, Dorset, Deaths and Burials, 1813-2001
  • England, Dorset, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921
  • UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927
United States
  • Michigan, Wayne County, Wyandotte, Death Index, 1820-1965
  • Wisconsin, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1922-1963

‘Heredis’ Genealogy Software: They Asked For My Opinion and I Gave It

Heredis Genealogy Software LogoThis morning I awoke to an email from Heredis, the new genealogy software I tried a couple of months ago. I had liked what I saw in the limited trial so much, I purchased the software.

Unfortunately, however, I soon discovered the Achilles heel of this software. It interprets unusual date formats in very weird and confusing ways. I immediately returned to my old standby and still current favorite RootsMagic.

If custom dates such as Quaker date formats and date ranges as described in my response email (copied below) are not important to you, you’ll really like this software.

They were very understanding about my predicament and immediately refunded the purchase price.

Here is the email I received and my response:


My name is [name removed for privacy] and I have been working with Heredis for 4 years. Heredis is a genealogy software program that has been widely appreciated in Europe for almost 20 years and has now been launched world-wide.
I notice that you keep a genealogical blog and as an expert in genealogy, we would very much like to have your opinion on our software. We want to know if Heredis will be able to meet your expectations as a genealogist.
We would therefore be very pleased to offer you a copy of the Heredis program. To do this, simply reply to my email and tell me if you want the version for Windows or the Mac version. I can also send you both if necessary.
We also have a version for iOS (iPhone / iPad / iPod touch) which is available free on the App store. 
Here is a video presentation of the Heredis Blue Suite: PC, Mac and iOS versions:
I hope this information will be of interest to you.
Do not hesitate to contact me for any further information.
Hoping to hear from you soon,
[Name removed for privacy.]



I’d gladly give some feedback. I had purchased Heredis a few months ago and loved what I could see of it in the trial, so went ahead and purchased. However, after purchasing, I discovered while inputting data from the medieval period that I was not able to input custom date formats (like I can in Rootsmagic). If you search in my blog for ‘Heredis’ you will see the previous post(s) where I wrote about it.

An example of my dilemma is a date from the medieval period where it`s almost impossible to be specific about dates, so I use ranges of possibility instead. I do not like to guess at dates as this makes future research confusing and difficult. Such a date could be “between (about June 1128) and 1135″. This tells me later, at a glance that the date will fall in the time period between approximately June of 1128 and the year 1135. Then I can input a sort date in a hidden field to enable the data to behave in the sort (i.e. if this date is known to fall before a death in 1135, I would place the sort date at 1134, so it falls in the correct order in the data).

With Heredis, these custom dates were not left as I input them. They were translated in very weird and inaccurate ways.

If you ever accommodate unusual and custom dates, I would seriously look at your software again.


Christine Blythe

I’m Back to Updating the Transcription Projects

I fear I’ve neglected my two large transcription projects over the last little while because of dealing with site issues and transferring all of my sites to a new cloud server. Finally, after over one month, I just added another 10 pages to the transcription of David Coon’s Civil War letters (see previous post).

I’m hoping to have an update to the transcription of “Ashmeads History of Delaware County Pennsylvania” very soon. and Updates and Additions – November 14, 2012

  • Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927
  • Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900
Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889
  • England, Kent, Manorial Documents, 1241-1976
  • Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980

Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1814-1855

  • Italy, Lucca, Lucca, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929
  • Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910
South Africa
  • South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956
  • Sweden, Jönköping Church Records, 1581-1935; index 1633-1860
United States
  • Arkansas, Probate Records, 1817-1979
  • California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948
  • Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865
  • Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975
  • Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937
  • Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959
  • Maine, Androscoggin County, Probate Estate Files, 1854-1918
  • Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915
  • Oklahoma, Probate Records, 1887-2008
  • Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882
  • United States, Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926
  • United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008

  • Australia, New South Wales, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930
  • Canada, Alberta, Edmonton, Index to Cemeteries, 1890-1987
  • Canada, Nova Scotia, Land Petitions, 1765-1800
United Kingdom
  • England, Dorset, Electoral Registers, 1839-1922
  • England, Liverpool, Lancashire, Catholic Baptisms, 1802-1906
  • England, Liverpool, Lancashire, Catholic Burials, 1813-1988
  • England, Liverpool, Lancashire, Catholic Confirmations, 1813-1920
  • England, Liverpool, Lancashire, Catholic Marriages, 1754-1921
  • England, London, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
  • England, Midlands Electoral Registers, 1832-1955
  • UK, Navy Lists, 1888-1970
United States
  • 1910 United States Federal Census
  • Illinois, Kankakee County, Birth Index, 1915-1936
  • Illinois, Kankakee County, Death Index, 1870-1992
  • Illinois, Kankakee County, Marriage Index, 1889-1962
  • Michigan, Barry County, Death Index, 1900-2012
  • Ohio Obituary Index, 1830s-2011
  • U.S., Headstone Applications, 1925-1963

Transcription – M. Paul Boily (1922-1998)

Obituary for Paul-Henri Boily, 1926-1998M. Paul


A son domicile, le 5 décembre 1998, à l’âge de 72 ans et 8 mois est décédé M. Paul Boily, époux de dame Claire Girard. Il demeurait à Sts-Anges. Les funérailles ont eu feu samedi le 12 décembre 1998 à 11 heures en l’Église de Sts-Anges et de tà  au cimetière paroissial. La direction des funérailles tut confée à la maison funéraire Nouvelle Vie Inc., St-Joseph. Outre son épouse, il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants. Michel (Monique Dion), Lisa (Michel Théobald), feu Rénald (Elaine Boyle), Marin (Louise Nétossé), France (Marco Giguère), ses petits-enfants Karine Boily, Benoit et Isabelle Théobald. Jessica Boily, Sylvain et Judith Boily, Amélie Giguère says soeurs. Lucia (feu Donat Lehouillier), Carmelle (feu Émile Ferland), Angéline (feu Aurèle Turmel), feu Clermont (Thérèse Leclerc), feu Émilien (Gisèle Arsenault), ainsi que plusieurs beaux-frères et belles-soeurs, oncles, tantes, cousins, cousines, neveux et nièces et nombreux amis(es). Mme Claire Girard et ses enfants remercient sincèrement tous les parents et amiels qui ont temoignés de marques de sympathe et dàmitié soit par des offrandes de messes, affiliations de prières, dons, fleurs, visite à la résidence funéraire et assistances aux funérailles. Que tous trouvent ici lèxpression de notre reconnaissance et considèrent ces remerciements comme étant adressés personnellement.

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