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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 24 Dec 2016.

4 Fighter Wing, Baden Söellingen, Germany; Where my father was first posted in the Canadian Air Force, my parents married, and I was born.

  Featured image: Crest of 4 Fighter Wing, Baden Söellingen, Germany. This is where my father was first posted in the Canadian Air Force, my parents married, and I was born.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 24 Dec 2016.   Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Canada Canada Census, …

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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

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 …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 13 Oct 2016.

Aconcagua, Mendoza, Argentina.

  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 …

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If today’s political environment existed in the past, would we be citizens in our own countries?

Family history for youth.

  Those who became citizens of our countries today, were the immigrants of the past, whether illegal or legal. They were the explorers, pioneers and settlers we learn about today with so much pride.   As a matter of fact, if there were a ‘law of historical possession’ everyone except the first nations and natives …

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

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 …

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Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, ‘G’ surnames

Amelia County, Virginia

  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 …

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

Funny genealogy.

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 …

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RootsMagic users to soon be able to search Ancestry.com directly via hints.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1Dec 2015.

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 …