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 …

Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.

The Gravensteen in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium

  Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.   Featured image: By Paul Hermans from nl, CC BY-SA 3.0 Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.   Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Church Books, 1552-1963 Czech Republic Land Records, 1450-1889 Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Norway …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016. Featured image above: Holstentor (old town gate) in Lübeck, Germany. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Migrant Files, 1945-1968 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Land Records, 1450-1889 Ecuador Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 France France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, …

The Battle of the Somme was fought above and below ground.

Battle of the Somme was fought above and below ground.

  Trench warfare – where opposing forces faced each other across battle grounds in trenches and sought to advance on one another to gain ground – is a well known aspect of the First World War.   What is less well known is the underground battle being fought simultaneously. The Battle of the Somme is noted for …

Transcription: Will of Richard Jaques

Will of Richard Jaques.

The following is my own transcription of the 1652 will of Richard Jaques.   I wish to thank Glynn at Norfolk Tours  for his time and effort in filling in nearly all of the many blanks in my original transcription of this will. Will of Richard Jaques Memorandum that in the month of Januarye in …

Get free access to over 300,000 e-book titles available at the NYPL.

Get free access to over 300,000 e-book titles available at the NYPL.

  I’ve said it numerous times before, and I’ll say it again…   E-books are at the very top of my list of resources for genealogical and historical research – and now there are over 300,000 more titles for me to explore – and if there’s any way I can snag a library card at the …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions

  The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.   El Salvador Civil Registration El Salvador, 1704-1990 Hungary Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980 Italy Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942 Peru Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 Spain Spain, Diocese …