Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to May 22, 2015.

Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to May 22, 2015.

Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to May 22, 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Australia Australia, New South Wales, 1828 Census Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912 Australia, Victoria, Assisted Immigrant Arrivals at Victorian Ports, 1839-1871 Belgium Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1913 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 …

Did my children’s ancestors fight on both sides of the War of 1812?

Declaration of the War of 1812 in Upper Canada.

Of all the wars our ancestors have fought, the War of 1812 is the one that most interests me because I’m Canadian, and the result of this war is recognized as the birth of our nation. After researching ancestors on both sides, I’ve discovered several on Mark’s side who fought in the War of 1812, …

Transcription: Isaac Shelby’s Order for Recruitment of Troops for the War of 1812.

Militia Order of Isaac Shelby of July 31, 1813

The following is my transcription of Isaac Shelby’s “Order for recruitment of troops for the War of 1812″  for the Kentucky Militia, to fight against Upper Canada in the War of 1812.   FRANKFORT, July 31st, 1813. DEAR SIR, THE following address to the militia of Kentucky will inform you of the call that has …

David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law …

Family history resources to be brought to classrooms by DAR and AncestryK12.

DAR and Ancestryk12 to bring genealogy to the classroom.

The following is a press release concerning a collaboration between DAR and AncestryK12 to foster interest in family history and bring their resources to the classroom.   PRESS RELEASE Thursday, April 30, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is proud to announce a new collaboration with the AncestryK12 …

Canadian WWI and WWII soldiers identified.

Reburial of a New Zealand WWI soldier.

May 13, 2015 is the date eight Canadian WWI soldier will be laid to rest at Caix British Cemetery in Caix, France.   Lieutenant Clifford Neelands, Lance Sargeant Oscar Lindell, Private Sidney Halliday, Private William Simms, and Private Lachlan McKinnon of the 78th Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers) of the Canadian Expeditionary Force are five of eight …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 7 May, 2015.

Reynolds, Jim with Paul and Marshall - 1945

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch Updates and Additions to 7 May, 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Canada Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957 India India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2015 Peru Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1888-2005 Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 Peru, …

Some skeletons in the closet are worse than others.

Jamestown teen girl found to have been a victim of cannibalism.

During my years of genealogical research, I’ve discovered numerous ‘ skeletons in the closet ‘ and scandals that at a shorter distance in time would be hard to deal with.   Separated by decades and even centuries, however, a lot of these misdeeds become more titillating and not quite as scandalous. I’ve found polygamy, traitorous …