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Genealogy News Bites to July 26, 2014

Genealogy News Bites to July 26, 2014

Following are the most recent ancestry and genealogy news bites up to and including July 26, 2014. Vallejo Times-Herald Local News Genealogy quest leads Australian woman to Vallejo Genealogy work often requires much deep and time-consuming sleuthing, but often pays satisfying dividends for those interested in their family history and connections. Such was the case […]

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Now’s your chance to check out Ancestry.com’s free DNA kit.

Now’s your chance to check out Ancestry.com’s free DNA kit.

If you’ve ever considered a subscription at Ancestry.com, now’s your chance to buy the 6 month subscription, and you’ll get a bonus of a free DNA kit valued at $99. That’s the same value as the Ancestry.com subscription, so you’re essentially getting everything at half price. My tough luck is that I’m already subscribed so […]

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Life, death and injury through history.

Life, death and injury through history.

One thing I’ve realized through my research into all branches of our family is that every time we are shocked by an unusual or particularly tragic death and injury through history, it will invariably be outdone by another. The manners of death that occurred in our family history include war casualties, murder, hangings, and one […]

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Transcription: Baptism record for Jacques Labelle (and others).

Transcription: Baptism record for Jacques Labelle (and others).

Following is the baptism record for Jacques Labelle (1688) and other records from the same page of entries. Unfortunately, the image is of very poor quality and a good portion of the page is indecipherable. Feel free to forward any new information and/or corrections to help with this transcription. Parish records for Mere Ste. Eglise, […]

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Drunk History: My new guilty pleasure.

Drunk History: My new guilty pleasure.

I sit here with Mark, barely able to breath between laughs as we watch an episode of “Drunk History.” At this moment, we are watching two grown men sitting in a tub (supposedly in their bathing suits, but we can’t see the bathing suits to confirm this), discussing early feminist Nellie Bly, and ending the […]

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The roads travelled: good, bad and impassible.

The roads travelled: good, bad and impassible.

One branch of Mark’s family were Swedish immigrants who originally settled in the United States, but shortly thereafter, they traveled to their new homestead in Cabri, Saskatchewan. They learned quickly that travel with a loaded wagon was not easy, especially in the infamous ‘gumbo’ mud of the Canadian prairies. Travel through the gumbo was near […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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