Medieval

The legend lives on: The drowning of George, the Duke of Clarence, in a barrell of Malmsey wine.

The legend lives on: The drowning of George, the Duke of Clarence, in a barrell of Malmsey wine.

George, Duke of Clarence was born on October 21, 1449 at Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland to Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York (21 Sep 1411-30 Dec 1460) and Cecily Neville (3 May 1415-31 May 1495). This was a time when Richard, Duke of York, was beginning to challenge King Henry VI for the crown. George […]

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Transcription: Biography of William Fitzalan, from the Dictionary of National Biography

Transcription: Biography of William Fitzalan, from the Dictionary of National Biography

Biography of William Fitzalan, from the Dictionary of National Biography FITZALAN”, “WILLIAM (d. 1160), rebel, was the son and heir of Alan Fitzflaald, by Aveline or Adeline, sister of Ernulf de Hesding (EYTON, Shropshire, vii. 222-8). His younger brother, Walter Fitzalan (d. 1177), was ‘the undoubted ancestor of the royal house of Stuart’ (ib.) His […]

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Naming Conventions in Genealogy

Naming Conventions in Genealogy

I have learned to pay close attention to the names of individuals in my research as knowledge of naming conventions can be key to investigating a family’s genealogy. Frequently, the names provide valuable clues to the answers to my questions. Individuals from differing cultures, time periods, religions and families were known to follow specific naming […]

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Medieval Genealogy Research – Myth vs. Fact

Medieval Genealogy Research – Myth vs. Fact

I have found my many years of our family genealogy research to be both difficult and rewarding. There is no feeling like breaking down a ‘brick wall’ and finding solid support and/or primary genealogy sources to document the finds. There are a few sites for ancestry research that I consider to be ‘gold standard’. I […]

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Blythe Database Updated Today!

Blythe Database Updated Today!

I have just completed updating the Blythe Database with extensive new information, sources and images in the royal and medieval lines. If you have tried to access the database only to find the images missing, that is because I have to delete the old associations to the images and create new associations with the gedcom […]

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‘Heredis’ Genealogy Software: They Asked For My Opinion and I Gave It

‘Heredis’ Genealogy Software: They Asked For My Opinion and I Gave It

This morning I awoke to an email from Heredis, the new genealogy software I tried a couple of months ago. I had liked what I saw in the limited trial so much, I purchased the software. Unfortunately, however, I soon discovered the Achilles heel of this software. It interprets unusual date formats in very weird […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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