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Have your valuable family photos scanned free at RootsTech 2015.

Have your valuable family photos scanned free at RootsTech 2015.

RootsTech 2015 provides the opportunity to have your valuable family photos scanned free to preserve history and memories. In my recent post on my blog, “Feathering the Empty Nest“, titled “Photos and images are essential to successful genealogy research and blogging,” I outlined several options available for using photos and images to increase readership and engagement in […]

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Transcription: Obituary for Carl W. Kiefer

Transcription: Obituary for Carl W. Kiefer

The following is my transcription of the obituary for Carl W. Kiefer. Carl W. Kiefer A resident of Painesville since 1910, Carl W. Kiefer, 93, died Friday morning at the Homestead 2 Nursing Home, Painesville, after a lingering illness. Mr. Kiefer had lived at 7 North Park Place, Painesville. He was born June 29, 1862  […]

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

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 […]

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Transcription: Spanish American War letter home.

Transcription: Spanish American War letter home.

This newspaper article provides a revealing glimpse into the life of an American soldier during the Spanish American War in Puerto Rico. This is W. D. Matthews’ (my childrens’ 2nd great grandfather) Spanish American War letter home during his service in Puerto Rico. After his military service and graduation, he was a Fire Inspector and Insurance […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 6 Jan 2015. FamilySearch.org Austria Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919 Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1909 Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1912 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1910 Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1913 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906 […]

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A breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy?

A breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy?

I learned a valuable lesson last night after reading an email about a breakthrough in the research on the mysterious Melanson genealogy. I should not read emails on my tablet just before turning off the bedroom light. Once I read the following email informing me of a discovery made by Paul Delaney in 2012 of […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
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