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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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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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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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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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The best free archives online.

The best free archives online.

The Internet is an incredible source of information, a lot of it collected by some of the best free archives online.   You may be thinking to yourself, “Well, duh…thank you for that insight, Captain Obvious.” But I think people fail to realize just how massive the scope of the web really is. Do me …

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Canada Post issues Halifax Explosion stamp marking 100 years since the disaster | CTV Atlantic News

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Monday, November 6, 2017 7:29AM AST Last Updated Monday, November 6, 2017 11:25AM AST   HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Lt.-Gov Arthur J. LeBlanc has unveiled a Canada Post stamp that commemorates the Halifax Explosion. The stamp depicts the moments after the munitions vessel SS Mont Blanc collided with the SS Imo …

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Namibia

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  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 4 Nov 2017. Featured image: Namibia   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Canada British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939 Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 Croatia Croatia, Delnice Deanery Catholic Church Books, 1725-1926 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Church Books, 1552-1963 Denmark …

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Death Certificate of Mary A. Hickman

Transcription – Death Certificate for Mary Hickman of Montgomery, Ohio

Transcription – Death  Certificate for Mary Hickman of Montgomery, Ohio.   STATE  OF OHIO BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS CERTIFICATE OF DEATH ___________________ 1  PLACE OF DEATH County   Montgomery     Registration District  No.  902     File No. _________________ Township  Clay     Primary Registration District  No. 5370     Registered No.  33055 or Village  _________________________     No.  ____, ________________St., ______ Ward (If death …

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Transcription: Prominent Families of the United States of America, page 402-4; BURKET

Transcription:  Prominent Families of the United States of America, page 402-4; BURKET BURKET Jacob F. Burket, b. in Perry Co., Ohio, 25 March 1837 ; m., at Lenawee Co., Michigan, Pamy D., dau. of John Walters, of Findlay, Ohio, and, by her (who d. 6 June 1900), had issue :– 1.  Harlan Fessenden, b.  15 …

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Marriage record of Telesphore Blanchet and Agnes Larocque.

Transcription: Marriage record of Telesphore Blanchet and Agnes Larocque and others.

  The following is my transcription of the marriage record of Telesphore Blanchet and Agnes Larocque and others.   SCHEDULE B – MARRIAGES   County of Carleton   Division of Ottawa   His Name 002683 Louis Berthiaume 002684 Telesphore Blanchet 002685 Joseph Adrian Burke Age 32 57 23 Residence when Married Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Place …

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Rose-Anna Labelle Memorial Card

Transcription: Memorial card for Rose-Anna Labelle

The following is a transcription of the memorial card for Rose-Anna Labelle, wife of the late Frédéric Sigouin, who passed away at St-Hippolyte on September 18, 1932. __________ A LA DOUCE MEMOIRE DE Rose-Anna Labelle épouse de feu Frédéric Sigouin décédée à St-Hippolyte le 18 septembre 1932 Seigneur, vous savez combien je dé sirais être …

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Concerned citizens use genealogy to connect Jewish heirs with compensation for family property lost or destroyed in WWII..

I love genealogy. I get so much pleasure and satisfaction from the small breakthroughs that are part of the pursuit of genealogy. This, however, is surely nothing compared to the self-worth and satisfaction felt by those who use their knowledge and experience in genealogy to track down the heirs to compensation for the lost or …

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Transcription – Marriage of Abraham Fougere and Elizabeth Cordeau

  Abraham Fougère & Elizabeth Cordeau Film # 1316273, Record # 16   Date and place of Marriage:    Jany 10th 1876 River Bourgeois C.B. How married (by License or Banns):    Banns Full name of Groom:    Abraham Fougère His age:    23 Condition (Bachelor or Widower):    Bachelor Profession or Trade:    Fisherman Residence:    River Bourgeois Where born:        …

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

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 18 Oct 2017.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 18 Oct 2017.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 18 Oct 2017.   Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 …

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Keefer, Chester and Jacques, Mary Ann - Marriage Record

Transcription: Marriage record for Chester Keefer and Mary Ann Jaques.

  Transcription of the Marriage Record for Chester Keefer and Mary Ann Jaques.   THE STATE OF OHIO, Geauga County Personaly appeared Chester W. Keefer and made application for a MARRIAGE LICENSE for himself and Mary Ann Jaques of the township of Munson in said county, and made solemn oath the he the said Chester …

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Our Melanson Family: A haunting history?

Our Melanson Family: A haunting history?

Since we’re coming up onto Halloween, I decided to repost this story about our own Melanson family’s haunting history.   I posted in the past about the ancestry of my mother’s Fougère and Melanson families. The Fougères and Melansons were original Acadian settlers in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, having traveled from France in the late …

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Stayed on their toes: How medieval people walked, ran and fought.

Staying on their toes: How medieval people walked, ran and fought.

  As a consequence of my 20+ years of genealogy research into our family’s history, I have become fascinated with how medieval people lived, including the flexibility and adaptability of the different times and cultures.   Part of life was learning to live and succeed by using our own body mechanics for the best result …

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Records documenting residential school abuses to be destroyed

Records documenting residential school abuses are to be destroyed as early as 2019 | Sudbury.com

  Maybe it’s because I’m a genealogist and understand the value of knowing our own histories – good and bad, or maybe it’s because of my innate sense of right and wrong and knowing that we all lose in the end if the mistakes of our past are forgotten.   Either way, I strongly believe …

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