Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey; Thorne-Thorn.

First Muster, Spring 1637, Massachusetts Bay Colony.

The following is my genealogy transcription of the Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey; volume II, pages 548-552; Thorne – Thorn. William Thorne was the 10th great grandfather to our children.   (Featured image above: First Muster, Spring 1637, Massachusetts Bay Colony via Wikipedia.org.)   548 STATE OF NEW JERSEY.   THORNE-THORN   Salem, Massachusetts Bay …

Genealogy Transcription: Trial of William Thorne, Elizabeth Kay for theft.

New Amsterdam.

  Following is my transcription of “Court Minutes of New Amsterdam.”  Trial of William Thorne, Elizabeth Kay for theft.   At a Court of the W. Commissioners Jacob Kip and Sieur Guilain Verplanck holden at the City Hall of the City N: Orange, on the 7th April AD 1674. Trial of William Thorne and Elizabeth …

Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?

Free genealogy databases and websites.

  In almost twenty years of genealogy research, I have found a considerable amount of the sources, data and images on free genealogy databases online. They still exist in large numbers and can be very valuable.   You might ask, “Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?”   You might think so, but …

Transcription: Marriage certificate of Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan.

Daniel Boone birth house.

Marriage certificate of Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan from Gwynedd Monthly Meeting records.   His marriage to Sarah Morgan is recorded in the records of the Society of Friends as follows :- Marriage of Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan. (6) Whereas, Squire Boone sone of George Boone of the county of Philadelphia* and Province of Pennsylvania, yeoman, …

My favorite genealogy research links for general searches.

eBooks from Google eBooks and Internet Archive.

The following are my favorite genealogy research links for broad, more general searches.   General Cyndi’s List Family Old Photos Family Search Free Databases for Genealogical Searching GenGateway – Gateway to everything genealogy. Google eBooks – Some titles are entirely available for free. Henry Project (The) – Fairly well researched private site. OliveTreeGenealogy Olive Tree …

My list of the best genealogy links for Acadian research.

The Acadian expulsion.

Of the dozens of nations represented in our family’s genealogy, there are four distinct branches – two of which are on my side and two on my husband Mark’s side. There are certain sites that I return to time and again for my research and the best genealogy links for Acadian research are listed below. …

Transcription: The Bec or Beke lineage.

Coat of Arms of the Bec or Beke lineage.

The following is my transcription of the Bec or Beke lineage including the Barons Beke of Eresby, as recorded in “A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire.”   […] BEC OR BEKE — BARONS BEKE OF ERESCY. By Writ of Summons, dated 23 Jun, 1295. LINEAGE Walter Bec, Lord of Eresby, co. Lincoln, m. Agnes, dau. And heiress of Hugh, the son of Pinco, and had issue, I.    Hugh, who d.s.p. In his return from the Holy …

Canadiana.org’s valuable collection of historical documents is now online.

Canadiana.org's valuable collection of historical documents.

With the assistance and cooperation of archives, libraries and research organizations, Canadiana.org’s valuable collection of historical documents is now online.   It includes millions of pages of primary source documents in 21 languages, most notably including the languages of our First Nations. This collection chronicles the people and institutions of Canada’s history between the 1600s …