Transcription: Notes from Albemarle Parish Register, Sussex County, Virginia.

Map of the coast of Virginia in the 17th century.

  WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE   Quarterly Historical Magazine; VOL. XIV. JULY, 1905. No. 1.   NOTES FROMA ALBEMARLE; PARISH REGISTER, SUSSEX COUNTY, VA.   Amy, daughter of Robert Hicks and Mary his wife, born 7 April, 1742. Absalom, son of Joseph Harwood and Sarah his wife, born 2 August, 1743. Benjamin, son of Willet Robards …

Transcription: Biographical sketches of Joseph F. Kirk and Joseph W. Kirk, Canal Fulton.

Joseph F. Kirk and Joseph W. Kirk of Canal Fulton.

Following are the biographical sketches of Joseph F. Kirk (fifth great grandfather to our children) and Joseph W. Kirk, his nephew – both of Canal Fulton, along the Ohio and Erie Canal.   History of STARK COUNTY with an outline sketch of OHIO. Edited by William Henry Perrin Publisher: Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers; 186 …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.

An 1866 poster attacking the Freedmans' Bureau.

Featured image: An 1866 poster attacking the Freedmans’ Bureau.   The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.   Australia Australia, Queensland, Maryborough Public Records, 1847-1989 Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses …

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Cannon of Goochland, Virginia.

James River and Kanawha Canal, Goochland

  The following is the transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Cannon of Goochland, Virginia.   In the name of God Amen, etc. I, Jeremiah Cannon of Goochland County in the Colony of Virginia being in perfect sences and sound memory do therefore make this my last Will and Testament in Manner …

The Bourgs of Acadia

St. John River Campaign: Raid on Grimrose (present day Gagetown, New Brunswick). Expulsion of the Acadians.

  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 …

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Edward Stratton, Jr.

Bermuda Hundred historical plaque.

Following is the transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Edward Stratton, Jr. of Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, 9th great grandfather to our children.   In the name of God Amen. I Edward Stratton of ye County of Henrico being sick and weak in Body but of sound and perfect memory doe make & ordaine this …

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Edward Stratton, Sr.

Map showing Bermuda Hundred and other early settlements along the James River.

Featured image above. Following is the transcription of the last will and testament of Edward Stratton, Sr. of 25 Dec 1688.   He was the 10th great grandfather to our children, Erin and Stuart. In the Name of God Amen, I Edwd Stratton Senr being in a Sick weak condition doe make & ordain this …

Transcription: Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Leonard Scott Keefer Sr.

Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer ___________________ SCOTT KEEFER PASSES AWAY. Scott Keefer died at his home in this city last Saturday morning about nine o’clock, aged 73 years, 3 months and 12 days. While his health had been failing gradually for the last two or three years, it was not until about New Year, when …