Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.

  The following is my list of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.   Featured image: Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   American Samoa American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Chile Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903 Denmark read on…

Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.
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What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

  The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) from April 9 to 12, 1917, with the objective of gaining control of the German held high ground, ensuring that the southern flank of the forces could advance without the threat of German fire.   What we read on…

March 1917 Gas Attacks at Vimy Ridge
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WWI War Stories: Turmaine and Emery.

  In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in the first world war. The first was my grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Philias Albert Emery, and the second was another grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Turmaine – and here are their WWI war stories.   In honor of our upcoming Remembrance Day, I am reposting this read on…

FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016.

  Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016.   Benin Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers, 1800-1990 Germany Germany, Bavaria, Nuremberg Civil Registration, 1803-1886 Ghana Ghana Census, 1984 Italy Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 Jamaica Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999 read on…

Aconcagua, Mendoza, Argentina.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 13 Oct 2016.

  Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 13 Oct 2016. Featured image: Aconcagua, Mendoza, Argentina. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 13 Oct 2016.   Argentina Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975 Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906 Canada New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, read on…

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Be prepared for the ‘ skeletons in the closet ‘ you find.

  Genealogy is exciting, despite the skeletons in the closet one may find. There’s no feeling like solving that family mystery, breaking down that brick wall, or just learning more about one’s family and heritage.   However, not everything we find is good. Of course, this depends on your moral, political and social views. In my own case, I don’t read on…

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 29 Sep 2016.

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 29 Sep 2016. Featured image: Canal in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 29 Sep 2016.   Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 Australia Australia Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005 Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912 Australia, Victoria, Inquest Deposition Files, 1840-1925 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, read on…