Transcription: David D. Shelby, “Men and Women in America”

Biography of David D. Shelby.

Following is my transcription of the biography of David D. Shelby from “Men and Women in America.” SHELBY, David D.: United States circuit judge; born in Madison County, Ala., Oct. 24, 1847 ; son of Dr. David and Mary (Boulding) Shelby. He studied law in Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., was admitted to the bar in …

Transcription: Coon family reunion article; “The Newark Advocate” of August 21, 1937.

Utica, Ohio

Article regarding the Coon family reunion in “The Newark Advocate” of August 21, 1937.   Coon Reunion. The 12th annual Coon reunion was held in ”Roadside park” Utica, Sunday, with 38 relatives and friends present. During the business meeting, in charge of the president, Fred Cullison, the following officers were elected for the coming year: …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jun 2015.

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

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jun 2015.   FamilySearch Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 France France, Finistère, Quimper et Léon Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1772-1863 Ireland Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers, 1828-1912 Italy Italy, Pesaro e …

Learn your history: The Confederate flag is racist. | deathandtaxesmag.com

The confederate flag is racist.

A frequent cry of defenders of the Confederate flag, is that those who acknowledge it as the racist symbol of oppression that it is should “learn their history.” The flag, to its defenders, is a symbol of states’ rights and Southern pride, and doesn’t possess the political or social connotations seen by so many who …

Documents to be made public to help African Americans trace ancestry before Civil War | NBC

Afreican American records to be made available.

Genealogists just released records that could help millions of African-Americans trace their family history for the first time. The collection of government documents being released is from the post Civil War Freedman’s Bureau and could help people with slave ancestry find out where they come from. “We will now be able to research our own …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 Jun 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 June 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 Jun 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Italy Italy, Grosseto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1851-1907 Philippines Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984 Spain Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records, 1607-1955 Spain, Province of Valencia, Miscellaneous Records, 1251-1950 United States Iowa, State Census, 1925 Louisiana, First Registration Draft …