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Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?

Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?

My children’s ancestry branches backward into history, through Welsh Quakers immigrants in Pennsylvania, to Welsh royalty and then to British royalty, including Prince William. It was surprising to learn Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry? The result of these connections is that my husband and children are distantly related (20th cousins 4 times […]

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Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

Transcription of the biography of William H Jaques. Mr. Jaques was born February 8, 1820 in Geauga county, Ohio, then known as new Connecticut or Western reserve. But little is known of his father, Henry Jaques, who was born in the city of New York, in 1789, a French wreckage, and was apprenticed to a […]

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Transcription: Obituary for Carl W. Kiefer

Transcription: Obituary for Carl W. Kiefer

The following is my transcription of the obituary for Carl W. Kiefer. Carl W. Kiefer A resident of Painesville since 1910, Carl W. Kiefer, 93, died Friday morning at the Homestead 2 Nursing Home, Painesville, after a lingering illness. Mr. Kiefer had lived at 7 North Park Place, Painesville. He was born June 29, 1862  […]

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Be prepared for the ‘ skeletons in the closet ‘ you find.

Be prepared for the ‘ skeletons in the closet ‘ you find.

Genealogy is exciting, despite the skeletons in the closet one may find. There’s no feeling like solving that family mystery, breaking down that brick wall, or just learning more about one’s family and heritage. However, not everything we find is good. Of course, this depends on your moral, political and social views. In my own […]

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Transcription: Spanish American War letter home.

Transcription: 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. This is W. D. Matthews’ (my childrens’ 2nd great grandfather) Spanish American War letter home during his service in Puerto Rico. After his military service and graduation, he was a Fire Inspector and Insurance […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 6 Jan 2015. FamilySearch.org Austria Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919 Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1909 Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1912 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1910 Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1913 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906 […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
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