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Transcription: Obituary for Armand J. Martel

Transcription: Obituary for Armand J. Martel

Obituary for Armand J. Martel. Following is my transcription of the obituary of Armand J. Martel. ARMAND J. MARTEL Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Armand J. Martel, 69, of El Centro, who died Monday in Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Graveside […]

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There were costs and benefits to conducting family tree research before we had the internet.

There were costs and benefits to conducting family tree research before we had the internet.

Pursuing Genealogy was never free. The family tree research costs manifested in very different ways over time. We’re so lucky today because global resources are so easy to access over the internet through sites such as familysearch.org, Ancestry.com and many others, and most sites do charge either a subscription rate or a cost per item […]

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The Science of Husbandry on a Human Scale

The Science of Husbandry on a Human Scale

We’ve all heard of the centuries old practice and science of husbandry. The definition according to “The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language” is: hus·band·ry (hzbn-dr) The act or practice of cultivating crops and breeding and raising livestock; agriculture. The application of scientific principles to agriculture, especially to animal breeding. Careful management or conservation […]

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Who’ulda Thought Headstone Hunting Could Be Such Fun?

Who’ulda Thought Headstone Hunting Could Be Such Fun?

Although my husband and children all enjoy hunting moose, headstone hunting is about as far as I’ll go. About six years ago, we decided to take our one and only big family vacation – a three week driving trip from central Ontario to Acadian territories in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Although this was a […]

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The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale

The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale

The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale. Cape Breton, or Île Royale as it was known by the French, was the location of a trading fort built by Nicolas Denys in the mid-1600′s. Continuous infighting among the French commercial community resulted in the post and fort being burnt. Construction of a new […]

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The Bourgs of Acadia

The Bourgs of Acadia

I and my children are descended from several noteworthy immigrants from France who were original pioneers of Acadia, including the Bourgs of Acadia. In the past, I have posted about our Melanson ancestors, who we most readily associate ourselves with, since the family name carried down through the generations to my mother, who stopped using […]

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