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Keefer, Chester and Jacques, Mary Ann - Marriage Record

Transcription: Marriage record for Chester Keefer and Mary Ann Jaques.

  Transcription of the Marriage Record for Chester Keefer and Mary Ann Jaques.   THE STATE OF OHIO, Geauga County Personaly appeared Chester W. Keefer and made application for a MARRIAGE LICENSE for himself and Mary Ann Jaques of the township of Munson in said county, and made solemn oath the he the said Chester …

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Our Melanson Family: A haunting history?

Our Melanson Family: A haunting history?

Since we’re coming up onto Halloween, I decided to repost this story about our own Melanson family’s haunting history.   I posted in the past about the ancestry of my mother’s Fougère and Melanson families. The Fougères and Melansons were original Acadian settlers in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, having traveled from France in the late …

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Records documenting residential school abuses to be destroyed

Records documenting residential school abuses are to be destroyed as early as 2019 | Sudbury.com

  Maybe it’s because I’m a genealogist and understand the value of knowing our own histories – good and bad, or maybe it’s because of my innate sense of right and wrong and knowing that we all lose in the end if the mistakes of our past are forgotten.   Either way, I strongly believe …

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Larry David and Bernie Sanders are distant cousins | Flavorwire

  On the fourth season premiere of “Finding Your Roots,” Henry Louis Gates Jr. revealed a match between the Senator and comedian’s DNA.   In fact, Larry David and Bernie Sanders are distant cousins.   Throughout the three seasons of Henry Louis Gates Jr.,’s PBS series Finding Your Roots, the author and historian has used …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2017.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2017.

Featured image: Piccadilly Circus, London, England.   Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2017.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions. Australia Australia, Victoria, Outward Passenger Lists, 1852-1924 Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 Austria Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Death Certificates, 1818-1899 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2013 …

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Province to help African Nova Scotians get title to land given centuries ago | CTV Atlantic News

  HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government says it is poised to help black residents who have struggled for decades to gain clear title to land that has been in their families since many arrived as Loyalists in the 1800s. African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Tony Ince issued a statement Monday saying an announcement for …

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Avoiding the quick pace and immediate gratification of 'Pinball Genealogy'.

Avoiding the quick pace and immediate gratification of ‘Pinball Genealogy’.

Recently I read a post on the dearMyrtle.com blog about ‘Pinball Genealogy’, a general description of which is the quick ‘bouncing’ from one source to another, attaching the obvious data and facts without taking the time to explore the document to fully investigate all the information available. An example of such a document is a …

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Gerard Turmaine c. 1938

Treasuring, Preserving and Restoring Our Pictorial Heritage

  I love photographs. The most important finds for me in my genealogy research aside from supporting documents are treasured photographs.   Perhaps this stems from my own fascination with photography. I’ve been an avid amateur photographer for as long as I can remember.   When I think back on it, I’m pretty sure my …

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About Empty Nest Genealogy: genealogy research, data and free downloads of sources, images and documents.

The other sites are: I'm a wife and mother, with a wonderful husband and two great 'kids' who are now young adults, and we live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada - in the great city of Chilliwack, to be exact (one hour from Vancouver).   Empty Nest Ancestry is a website designed to make all of my genealogy research available to others at no charge. I'd like nothing better than to promote this as a free exchange of information for all genealogy researchers.   It is important to keep in mind as you explore this site that I make no guarantees. My entire body of research is here, including speculations and unsubstantiated information. All information is only as good as the sources cited. Any speculations are clearly stated along with my reasons for them.

MY ACADIAN, FRENCH AND FRENCH-CANADIAN ANCESTRY.

My family's genealogy is mostly French and French Canadian. Originating in France, both my father's and mother's branches were original settlers in Canada.   My father's family immigrated from France to Quebec sometime in the 17th century, with my father's family living mostly around Beauce and Lac Megantic.   My mother's family immigrated from France to Nova Scotia on the ship 'Satisfaction' under command of Peter Butler and in company of Sir Thomas Temple in 1657. These original settlers along the Atlantic became known as l'Acadie (the Acadians). My mother's maiden name is Melanson and she is directly descended from Pierre (dit Laverdure) and Priscilla Mellanson, who are on record in London with their children prior to making the crossing.

MARK'S WELSH, QUAKER, BRITISH, ROYAL, SWISS, AMERICAN AND CANADIAN TREE.

Mark's family's genealogy is varied and fascinating, including Welsh, Quaker, French, British, Swedish, Danish, Canadian, Spanish, and numerous others.   On his father's side it includes Welsh Quakers who immigrated to America at the time of, and some with William Penn. From these Welsh Quakers is his family's royal connections with several of his multiple great grandparents having been Kings and Queens of England. As a result of the royal lineage, his family is linked to every nation that ever married into the British royal family.   On his mother's side is Swedish and Danish ancestry as his great-grandparents immigrated to America in the late 1800's and early 1900's from Sweden. Shortly after, they settled in Saskatchewan, Canada as a result of the promise of free workable land on the Canadian prairie.

BLYTHE GENEALOGY DATABASE

My Blythe genealogy database is part of this site and is easily accessed through the upper menu. This is where all specific data, relationships, images, documents and sources are available for free download.   Don't leave this site without exploring it first.   There is true treasure here.   Weave all of this together with sometimes humorous, scandalous and completely fascinating stories of ancestral family members and you have this site.