Christine Blythe

A fifties' child, mom, wife, avid genealogy researcher, web contributor and author/owner of four blogs including Empty Nest Ancestry, Feathering the Empty Nest Nest, Top Web Blog Tips, Job Bully, and our extensive family genealogy database site at Blythe Genealogy.

Obituary for Christian Busse.

Transcription: Obituary for Christian Busse; 1823-1909.

  The following is my transcription of the obituary published in the Cook County Herald on Friday, March 26, 1909 for Christian Busse – 4th great grandfather to our children.   HONORABLE CHRISTIAN BUSSE   Christian Busse died at his home in Elk Grove township at 3 o’clock Wednesday morning, March 24, 1909, aged 85 years, 7 …

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Robert Stone's Last Will and Testament

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Robert Stone, April 16, 1825

  The following is my transcription of the last will and testament of Robert Stone, husband of Ann Stone.   182 Robert Stone 16. This is the last Will and Testament of me Robert Stone of Wyke Regis in the County of Dorset Baker. In the first place I Grant that all my just debts …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 3 Apr 2018.

  The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 3 Apr 2018. Featured image: Windmill of Haute-Garonne, France.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 3 Apr 2018.   Austria Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919 Brazil Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2014 Cape Verde Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957 Czechoslovakia Czech …

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Trim Castle, stronghold of Hugh de Lacy, 1st Lord Meath

Transcription: Dictionary of National Biography entry for Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath.

The following is my transcription of the Dictionary of National Biography entry for Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath, died 1186. Featured image: Trim Castle, stronghold of Hugh de Lacy, 1st Lord Meath. Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath (d. 1186) was 25th great grandfather to my children.   Page 375 Lacy, Hugh …

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Edward "Longshanks" I, King of England

Edward “Longshanks” I, King of England

  Edward “Longshanks” I, King of England was born 17/18 June 1239, eldest son of Henry III, King of England (1207-1272) and Eléonore de Provence (1223- ), in Westminster Palace, London.   Edward was created Earl of Chester and granted the Dukedom of Gascony on 14 February 1254, after arriving in France. Edward’s father arranged …

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last Will and Testament of William Crawley

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of William Crawley of 1780.

  The following is my transcription of the last Will and Testament of William Crawley of 1780, in Amelia County, Virginia.   362 In the Name of God Amen, I William Crawley ??????? ?????? of Amelia County being of perfect sense and memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following. Item …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

My ‘must have’ list of top 10 genealogy websites.

  This list of top 10 genealogy websites is a bit different than others because I have evaluated them based on the sheer quantity of data and sources I have found for my own personal genealogy research, regardless whether they are paid or free.   I will only subscribe to a site if I’m sure it’s …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2018.

The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2018.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2018.   Austria Austria, Carinthia, Gurk Diocese, Catholic Church Records, 1527-1986 Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Canada Canada Census, 1881 Chile Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015 France France, Hautes-Alpes, Census, 1856 France, Hautes-Alpes, …

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Witter, William; Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991 1

Transcription: Will and probate of William Witter.

  The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of William Witter, dated 1659. 341 Estate of William Witter of Lynn. 1659 5 0/6 The last will and testament of William Witter being in perfect memory. And first I commit my soule to God, who gave it and my body to the earth from …

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Forensic genealogy: Dead men do tell tales.

Massive family tree sheds light on war, culture, longevity | AAAS

Online genealogies are helping researchers analyze population-level genetic trends. | MyHeritage   Taking advantage of an online public database shared by genealogy enthusiasts, researchers have created a massive, crowd-sourced family tree. It tracks the births, marriages and deaths of millions of people, shedding light on the impacts of war, culture and disease over the last …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 4 Mar 2018.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 2 Mar 2018.   Featured image: Haute Garonne, France. Unfortunately, the updates for Ancestry.com did not show up until yesterday, causing this regular post to be a little late with the newest updates. Your patience has paid off though, because here they …

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Archive of 150,000 historical documents reveals life in a Victorian lunatic asylum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

endnoindex The history of our families is an allure that is becoming increasingly accessible as mountains of historical documents are digitized and made public. But while uncovering the secrets of your family heritage may surprise and even impress, there are some dark corners our great-grandparents may have preferred to have kept hidden.   In a …

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Library and Archives finally releases 98-year-old document on sick First Nations children. | CBC News

  Library and Archives Canada’s move to finally release a 98-year-old document on Ottawa’s treatment of sick First Nations children sheds a small sliver of light onto a part of Canada’s history still shrouded by the darkness of locked archives, researchers say.   Library and Archives initially refused to release the document under provisions of the Access …

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Incredible journeys of Loyalist settlers given new life in digital map. | CBC News

  A digital mapping project created by librarians and students at the University of New Brunswick lets you follow the lives of Loyalist men and women, revealing the fascinating journeys of some of New Brunswick’s earliest settlers.   New Brunswick Loyalist Journeys is the result of two years of research using historical documents in the …

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Is Medieval history bunk?

Is medieval history really bunk? Not if you’re a cabinet minister. | The Guardian

  Historians have been ridiculed since Herodotus, the father of history”, was mocked by his Athenian contemporary, Thucydides, as a mere storyteller. So it was with some weariness that medieval historians took to their keyboards last week to respond to the latest slur against their discipline.Robert Halfon, who chairs the Commons select committee on education, …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Aug 2018.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2018.   Berlin c. 1900, became the capital of the German Empire in 1871 and expanded rapidly in the following years.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2018.   Argentina Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 Australia Australia, South Australia, Immigrants …

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War of Vikings

300 mysterious skeletons in mass grave: An ancient Viking army that died together?

The massive graveyard of a suspected ancient Viking army that invaded England in the late ninth century was accidentally unearthed in a church garden more than 30 years ago. But scientists couldn’t date the bones age, which meant they couldn’t figure out who the 300 skeletons had belonged to. A new technology has changed this and the …

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William Fitzalan Bio

Transcription: Biography of William Fitzalan.

  Biography of William Fitzalan, from the Dictionary of National Biography.   FITZALAN, WILLIAM (d. 1160), rebel, was the son and heir of Alan Fitzflaald, by Aveline or Adeline, sister of Ernulf de Hesding (EYTON, Shropshire, vii. 222-8). His younger brother, Walter Fitzalan (d. 1177), was ‘the undoubted ancestor of the royal house of Stuart’ …

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Indian slavery once thrived in New Mexico. Latinos are finding family ties to it. | The New York Times

  Lenny Trujillo made a startling discovery when he began researching his descent from one of New Mexico’s pioneering Hispanic families: One of his ancestors was a slave.   “I didn’t know about New Mexico’s slave trade, so I was just stunned,” said Mr. Trujillo, 66, a retired postal worker who lives in Los Angeles. …

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The Mayan site of Palenque - View from the Temple of the Cross, Palace complex to the right and Temple of Inscriptions to the left

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

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Feb 2018. Featured image: The Mayan site of Palenque – View fr.om the Temple of the Cross, Palace complex to the right and Temple of Inscriptions to the left: Dennis Jarvis, photographer.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Feb …

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Proposed ‘Halifax Explosions’ name for CFL team touches off fiery debate online | CTV Atlantic News

HALIFAX — A group supporting a proposed CFL team in Halifax touched off a fiery debate online when it proposed naming the team after one of the country’s greatest maritime disasters. On Twitter, CFL in Halifax pitched the idea of calling the football team the Halifax Explosions — a reference to the devastating explosion in …

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How much it costs to research your family tree | AOL Finance

  Money doesn’t grow on trees, which is too bad, because it would make researching your family tree a lot easier. If you aren’t careful, or even if you are, you could end up spending a small fortune while researching your family history. Just ask Lana Rushing, who owns a public relations firm in Los …

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DNA map of of Britain and Ireland reveals Viking genes | Daily Mail Online

The Irish are much more genetically diverse than previously believed and have Viking and Norman ancestry – just like the English, according to new research. A comprehensive DNA map of the people of the Emerald Isle has for the first time revealed lasting contributions from British, Scandinavian and French invasions. Researchers have discovered 23 genetic …

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History of companies I and E, Sixth Regt., Illinois Volunteer Infantry from Whiteside County. Containing a detailed account of their experiences while serving as volunteers in the Porto Rican campaign during the Spanish-American war of 1898. Also a record of the two companies as state troops from the date of organization to April 30th, 1901

Transcription: W. D. Matthews’ Spanish American War letter home.

This newspaper article provides a revealing glimpse into the life of an American soldier during the Spanish American War in Puerto Rico.   Featured image: Companies I and E, Sixth Regt., Illinois Volunteer Infantry from Whiteside County while serving as volunteers in the Porto Rican campaign during the Spanish-American war of 1898.   This is W. D. …

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British last names.

What does your last name say about you? | Ancestry Blog

  Many of us have surnames passed down to us from ancestors in England. Last names weren’t widely used until after the Norman conquest in 1066, but as the country’s population grew, people found it necessary to be more specific when they were talking about somebody else. Thus arose descriptions like Thomas the Baker, Norman …

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Dame Emma Albani

Dame Emma Albani (Emma Marie Louise Cécile Lajeunesse) of Chambly, Québec

Emma Marie Louise Cécile Lajeunesse (known professionally as Dame Emma Albani), was a world-renowned soprano for most of the 19th century and into the early 20th century.   Featured image: Dame Emma Albini (4th cousin 3 times removed) on her tours of Europe and North America, where she sang for Queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm I and …

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Thresherman's Reunion Agricultur Machinary Show Manitoba Agricultural Museum Austin Manitoba Canada

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jan 2018.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jan 2018. Featured image: Thresherman’s Reunion Agriculture Machinary Show, Manitoba, Canada.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jan 2018.   Colombia Colombia, Diocese of Barranquilla, Catholic Church Records, 1808-1985 Liberia Liberia, Marriage Records, 1912-2015 Mexico Mexico, Baja California and Baja California …

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Police can request your DNA from sites like Ancestry, 23andMe.

Police can request your DNA from sites like Ancestry, 23andMe.

  Millions of people have handed their DNA over to genetic testing companies like Ancestry or 23andMe to learn more about their family history. Eric Yarham wanted to learn about his heritage, so he mailed off his saliva to 23andMe. “I’m just trying to unravel the mystery that is your genetics,” said Yarham.   Yarham was …

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‘Terry Fox was Métis’: Fox family joins growing number of Canadians claiming Métis heritage​ | The Globe and Mail

Like a growing number of Canadians, the family of Terry Fox has explored and claimed its Métis heritage. Marian Gladue was deeply involved in the lives of her grandchildren, including the most famous one: Terry Fox. She was around for his birth in 1958, and visited him when he was diagnosed with cancer years later. In …

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Genetics rewrites the history of early america – and, maybe, the field of archaeology | Smithsonian

  The story of how Homo sapiens spread from Africa to the rest of the world is a tangled epic, full of false starts and dead ends. Yet perhaps nowhere is the puzzle more difficult than in the Americas, two landmasses divided from the rest of the world by two huge oceans. Zoom out, though, and you’ll …

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Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 3 Jan 2018.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 3 Jan 2018.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 3 Jan 2018.   Africa Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2014 Costa Rica Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975 Dominican Republic Dominican …

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Ancestry.com and RootsWeb cyber security breach

Security breach shuts down RootsWeb site | Ancestry Blog

  Last Wednesday, December 20, Ancestry’s Information Security Team received a message from a security researcher indicating that he had found a file containing email addresses/username and password combinations as well as user names from a RootsWeb.com server.   Our Information Security Team reviewed the details of this file, and confirmed that it contains information …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 20 Dec 2017.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 20 Dec 2017.

  The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 20 Dec 2017.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 20 Dec 2017.   Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999 Brazil, Paraíba, Civil Registration, 1879-2007 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, …

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Transcription: Obituary for Elsie Elizabeth Gurr

Transcription of the obituary of Elsie Elizabeth Gurr from the “L M Leader” of April 24, 1913. L M Leader 24 Apr 1913 OBITUARY Elsie Elizabeth Gurr was born in the town of Fountain Prairie, near Fall River, September 8, 1886 and died at her home in the village of Fall River, Wis., April 11, …

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Melansons and the Acadian Expulsion

Melansons and the Acadian Expulsion

The British conquered Acadia from the French in 1710 and subsequently, the Acadians refused to sign an unconditional oath of allegiance to Britain. At this time, the Acadians and Mi’kmaq formed militia against the British and as a result of what the British viewed as the rebellious actions of some of the Acadians, British Governor …

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Photographs are Windows on the Past and Present

As an amateur photographer, I’ve amassed a vast collection of photographs of life, travels, pets, landscapes, etc. I have a nineteen year old daughter who will be studying photography at college, but in the meantime is pursuing both photography and modeling here. It’s so lovely to see her developing the same love of the photograph …

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Powhatan Historic State Park

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of John Royall Jr. of Powhatan County, Virginia.

  The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of John Royall Jr. of Powhatan County, Virginia.   In the name of God, I John Royall Jr of the County of Powhatan being weak of body but of sound mind and disposing memory do make and ordain this to be my last will …

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Major General George Cadwalader

Transcription: Obituary for Major General George Burges Cadwalader

Transcription of an obituary for Major General George Burges Cadwalader.   — General George Cadwalader died in Philadelphia, on Monday afternoon, in the seventy-third year of his age, from an attack resembling apoplexy, with which he was seized on Sunday night. He was a brother of Judge Cadwalader, who died on Sunday week, and was …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 2 Dec 2017.

  The following are the more recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 2 Dec 2017.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 2 Dec 2017.   Argentina Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 Brazil Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2014 Denmark Denmark Census, 1834 Denmark Census, 1835 …

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Preparations underway to commemorate 100th anniversary of Halifax Explosion | CTV Atlantic News

Special ceremonies will be held Wednesday to mark the 100th anniversary of a disaster of epic proportions.  Two thousand people died and 9,000 were injured after the Norwegian relief vessel SS Imo collided with a French munitions ship laden with explosives, the SS Mont Blanc, in Halifax in 1917. All of it is fascinating to …

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Samson brothers plaque.

Transcription: French plaque commemorating Samson settlers.

Plaque of St. Gatien-des-Bois, France commemorating the first Samson settlers was erected at the Church of St. Gatien-des-Blois in January of 1997. Inside the church of St Gatien-des-Bois, France (pictured above), a plaque commemorating the first Samson settlers was erected in January of 1997, which reads (translated from French): “In 1665 the brothers Gabriel and …

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Louise Ruth Reynolds: A woman of many names and identities.

  Louise Ruth Froemling: Child.   According to my husband Mark, his grandmother, Louise Ruth Froemling was born on 10 Oct 1911 at 1712 Paulina Street in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois to Emma Mary Froemling and William Read Kirk. Since Emma was unmarried, and William, a soldier, returned to his military post with no intention of …

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Gummeson - Ella, Ken, Helen, Mazel, Axel

Transcription – Axel and Ella Gummeson and Family Biography

AXEL AND ELLEN (ELLA) GUMMESON   Axel and Ella Gummeson, and Kenneth age 10 weeks, left Amery, Wisconsin, U.S.A., by train and arrived in Cabri, Saskatchewan, on April 21, 1917. They took up residence at the August Gummeson farm on the south edge of town. Several brothers and a sister of Axel had come to …

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Last Will and Testament dated Micajah Mathis of 6 May 1799; page 40.

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Micajah Mathis dated 6 May 1799.

  The following is my transcription from a copy of the Last Will and Testament of Micajah Mathis dated 6 May 1799.   Micajah was the son-in-law (married to Mercy Shreve) of my children’s 8th great grandfather, Joshua Shreve of Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey.   40 In the name of God, Amen. This sixth day of …

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The Acadian expulsion.

This homebody wishes to be part of an Acadian trip to France.

  Of all of the numerous branches in our family history, there are two of which I am almost obsessive in my interest – and research.   Those are my mother’s Acadian roots and my father-in-law’s Welsh Quaker ancestry. Featured image: La grande derangement (Acadian Expulsion)   A few years ago, we had the amazing …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Nov 2017.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Nov 2017.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Nov 2017. Featured image: Boardwalk, Ocean City, New Jersey, United States   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Nov 2017.   Brazil Brazil, Paraíba, Civil Registration, 1879-2007 Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2014 Denmark Denmark Census, 1925 Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941 France …

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Keefer, Christian; Land Certificate #17693

Transcription: Land Certificate of Christian W. Keefer

Land Certificate No. 17693 of Christian W. Keefer. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Certificate No. 17693 To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas Christian W. Keefer, of Lake County, Ohio has deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States, a Certificate of the REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE at Milwaukee …

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Transcription: The last Will and Testament of Nathan B. Jaquish.

Transcription: The last Will and Testament of Nathan B. Jaquish.

The following is my transcription of the last Will and Testament of Nathan B. Jaquish, great granduncle of our children, Erin and Stuart. Featured image: South Kortright, New York   The last Will and Testament of Nathan B. Jaquish. Proved & recorded August 25, 1837.   I Nathan B. Jaquish of the town of Kortright …

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Eccles Hill, 1870, Red Sashes with Fenian Cannon

Fenian Raid Pension Grant Application; Laurent Jude Melanson.

  The following are my transcriptions of three documents of the Fenian Raid Pension Grant Application relating to the pensionable service of my 2nd great grandfather, Laurent Jude Melanson. Featured image: Red Sashes with a Fenian Cannon. Detailed biographical information, sources and other data are available here. CO6 5/14 28752 FENIAN RAID SERVICE. THE FENIAN …

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