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 …

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 …

Transcription: Affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams.

Alanson and Mitty Adams.

  Below is my transcription of the affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams regarding the Civil War service of William B. Coon and David Coon.   Written in left margin of document: Sworn to and subscribed before me and I certify that I know affidavits to be credible to [??] and that I am disinterested and that …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 May 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 May 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 May 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Argentina Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955 Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 …

Documents of Elsie Kiefer for the Civil War pension of Francis E. Keifer.

Civil War pension of Francis E. Keifer

Elsie A. Kiefer, widow of Francis E. Keifer.   Documents in application of the pension of Francis E. Kiefer, who died in the Civil War.     STATEMENT OF PENSION BENEFITS TO SIX MONTHS AFTER SOLDIER’S DEATH   17879 12,757 Francis Keefer Company G. , 23 Reg’t. AID TO VOLUNTEERS No. 5710 _______________________ 9    In …

Robinson Coke Jones: Breaking through a brick wall from the other side.

Robinson Coke Jones: Breaking through a brick wall from the other side.

Today, I finally broke through a long standing brick wall that seemed unbreakable. Out of all my discoveries in our family’s genealogy, this is the one that proves that perseverance and analytical thinking in the face of questions and confusion do pay off – to a point. For several years, all I knew was that I …