Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 28 Jun 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jun 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jun 2016. Featured Image: Copenhagen, Denmark, 19th century. FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Denmark Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index …

Transcription: List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission

Passengers on a ship.

  The following is my transcription of the ” List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission ” at the port of Eastport, Idaho, as required by the US Department of Labor, Immigration Service.   There was a wide variety of passengers of the surnames Gordon, Gumeson, Schroder, Wiese, Ireland, Renouf, Kulpas, Sprague, Hall, …

My favorite and most used US genealogy research links.

American Flag Commemorating WWII

  The following is my extensive list of my favorite and most used US genealogy research links. Although the vast majority of these are free, there are a few paid sites included that I do subscribe to – simply because I find them invaluable.   Acadian Marriages to Amerindians Access Genealogy American Antiquarian Society American …

Using images to save transcription time and errors.

Using images to save transcription time and errors.

  A good habit to get into for any genealogy researcher is using images to save transcription time and errors.   Transcription takes a lot of time.   Rather than wasting the time manually transcribing documents while conducting research, or printing direct from a third party database site, I’ve taken up the practice of using images …

Genealogy mistakes can and will be made…

Tombstone of Charles G. Blythe.

  …and I’ve made my share of genealogy mistakes.   As a beginner genealogist, over 20 years ago, I started researching our family history and my initial research was my husband’s ‘Blythe’ tree. Since our last name is Blythe, it seemed like the best place to start. The definition of the word ‘beginner’ accurately describes the …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.

Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.   featured image: Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.   Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Denmark Denmark, Probate …

Robert William, a friend and King of Goshen.

Robert William, a friend and King of Goshen.

  Robert William “King of Goshen”, 9th great grandfather to my son and daughter, son of Ellis and Ellin Williams, was born in about 1647 in Marion, Pembroke, Wales.   Featured image: Goshen Meeting House. Sometime prior to 1691, Robert William had immigrated to Pennsylvania, United States. Robert William married Gwen Cadwallader, daughter of John …

Permanently label media and files with identifying information.

Permanently label media and files with identifying information.

  A very large part of my genealogical research over the past twenty years has produced thousands of photographs and other images and naming and cataloging these files required me to permanently label media and files with identifying information.   I have developed a system over the past few years that has been invaluable to …