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Transcription: War Diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917.

In honor of today’s ceremonies in honor of the 100th anniversary of the battle at Vimy Ridge, I am reposting several articles about my own ancestors who died in WWI.    In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in the first world war. The first was my grand …

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Free access to the Canadian immigration records on Ancestry.ca

Free access to the Canadian immigration records on Ancestry.ca.

Free access to the Canadian immigration records on Ancestry.ca is available from September 3 to September 7, 2015.   Free registration with your name and email will be required. Ancestry.ca will email a user name and password in return for use to log onto the site. These records include: 19-Century Emigration of ‘Old Lutherans’ from …

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Canadiana.org's valuable collection of historical documents.

Canadiana.org’s valuable collection of historical documents is now online.

With the assistance and cooperation of archives, libraries and research organizations, Canadiana.org’s valuable collection of historical documents is now online.   It includes millions of pages of primary source documents in 21 languages, most notably including the languages of our First Nations. This collection chronicles the people and institutions of Canada’s history between the 1600s …

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Reburial of a New Zealand WWI soldier.

Canadian WWI and WWII soldiers identified.

May 13, 2015 is the date eight Canadian WWI soldier will be laid to rest at Caix British Cemetery in Caix, France.   Lieutenant Clifford Neelands, Lance Sargeant Oscar Lindell, Private Sidney Halliday, Private William Simms, and Private Lachlan McKinnon of the 78th Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers) of the Canadian Expeditionary Force are five of eight …

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DNA testing kits.

Canadian firm DNA Genotek sues Ancestry.com over DNA testing kit patent infringement .

The readily available and highly promoted $99 DNA test kit from Ancestry.com are the focus of a law suit filed by DNA Genotek.    The service is promoted as a simple and relatively inexpensive means of DNA testing with a few drops of saliva. DNA Genotek and its attorney David Doyle of Morrison Foerster are …

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tourtiere

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 know, everyone says that.) I suspect it’s from my mother’s …

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WWI soldiers' remains identified.

Remains of four WWI Canadian soldiers have been identified.

Of the recovered remains of eight Canadian solds of the 78th who were MIA during the Battle of Amiens in France in August 1918, four of the WWI Canadian soldiers have been identified to date by the Canadian Department of National Defence. Those identified include: Pte William Simms of Russell, Manitoba was one of two …

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Dad in his national pipe band uniform.

Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage.

Although both sides of my family are ‘French Canadian,’ my mother’s ancestors are Acadians who settled in the maritime provinces and the eastern seaboard of the United States. Dad, however, is the link to our Québecois French Canadian and military heritage. In earlier posts about our family’s WWI war casualties, I discussed our family’s attachment …

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About Empty Nest Genealogy: genealogy research, data and free downloads of sources, images and documents.

The other sites are: 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). Â 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. Â 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 ACADIAN, FRENCH AND FRENCH-CANADIAN ANCESTRY.

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. Â 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. Â 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 WELSH, QUAKER, BRITISH, ROYAL, SWISS, AMERICAN AND CANADIAN TREE.

Mark's family's genealogy is varied and fascinating, including Welsh, Quaker, French, British, Swedish, Danish, Canadian, Spanish, and numerous others. Â 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. Â Don't leave this site without exploring it first. Â There is true treasure here. Â Weave all of this together with sometimes humorous, scandalous and completely fascinating stories of ancestral family members and you have this site.