David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)
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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law now holds one of the 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…

Civil War pension of Francis E. Keifer
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Documents of Elsie Kiefer for the Civil War pension of Francis E. Keifer.

Elsie A. Kiefer, widow of Francis E. Keifer.   Documents in application of the pension of Francis E. Kiefer, who died in the Civil War.     STATEMENT OF PENSION BENEFITS TO SIX MONTHS AFTER SOLDIER’S DEATH   17879 12,757 Francis Keefer Company G. , 23 Reg’t. AID TO VOLUNTEERS No. 5710 _______________________ 9    In full to Death 30   39   read on…

Amelia County, Virginia
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Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, ‘G’ surnames

  Transcription of page 40 showing surnames beginning with ‘G’ of “Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850.”   April 24, 1777——Gray, William & Susan Crenshaw (d. of Mary.) October 18, 1781——Gray, William & Lucy Wilson. September, 5, 1782——Gray, Gabriel (son of John) & Rebecca Willson. July, 1818——Gray, Edwin & Rebecca McGasson. February 10, 1768——Green, Wm. & Obedience Obey Green (d. of Abraham.) read on…

Funny genealogy.
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The ancestor quest: humor, poems and prose for Genealogists.

I have gathered and transcribed several items of humor, poems and prose for Genealogists that have touched me in some way. The ones I have selected and printed below are my favorites of the hundreds that can be found – and the ones that hit home the most.     Dear Ancestor   Your tombstone stands among the rest; Neglected read on…

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1Dec 2015.
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RootsMagic users to soon be able to search Ancestry.com directly via hints.

Well, it’s finally happening folks!   Ancestry.com and RootsMagic are teaming up, setting the stage for RootsMagic users to soon be able to search Ancestry.com directly via hints.   This is a brand new announcement and as eager as we may be to get to use the new features it’s going to be several months before the updates are implemented in RootsMagic. read on…

Genealogy research center.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 14 Jan 2016.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 14 Jan 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 14 Jan 2016.   Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Liberia Liberia, Marriage Records, 1941-1974 Poland Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966 Ukraine Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1920 United States North Carolina, State read on…