The Knowles Collection: Jewish genealogy database reaches 1 million entry milestone.

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The Knowles Collection, the Jewish genealogy database linking generations of Jewish families, has recently reached over 1 million entries.   Since it’s inception, this free searchable database at familysearch.org has been growing steadily at an average rate of about 10,000 individuals each month, including Jewish individuals from over 80 nations. Genealogy researchers are free to …

British Ancestry: a mixture of genetic DNA from other populations.

DNA Map of UK migration.

Genetic signatures have been found among Britons that strongly illustrate their historical roots from various locations of the UK, resulting in a highly detailed and descriptive map of genetic variations. The analysis shows clusters of genetic variation within the late 1800s, when the population was less migratory, and reflects historical waves of migration by a …

Empty Nest Ancestry: The launch of our brand new (and fun) site design.

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As you can see, the launch of the new site designs for this site and our general interest site at Feathering the Empty Nest have changed considerably.    Why the change? Yet again, a WordPress update has caused conflicts with some plugins and, most frustratingly, the themes on these sites. I’ve been using the same basic theme …

The Feast of St. Patrick

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The Feast of St. Patrick, or St. Patrick’s Day, as it is popularly known, is a day set aside in ‘celebration’ of his death, every year on 17th of March across with globe.   Image: Copyright: Stuart Monk | Dreamstime.com The day is a public holiday in Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and some other …

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 15 Mar 2015.

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 15 Mar 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Australia Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990 Canada Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932 Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888 Hungary Hungary, Civil Registration, 1801-1980 Russia Russia, Tula Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1758-1895 United States California, San Diego, Chinese Passenger and Crew …

War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine

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War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine. Report on the Operation by 27th (City of Winnipeg) Battalion, on the morning of September 15th 1916. ____________ 28 Reference Sheets COURCELETTE and LE MOUQUET 1/5,000. __________________________________________________ The Battalion left the BRICKFIELDS at 2.00p.m. on 14th Sept. and proceeded to Brigade Headquarters at …

Transcription: Thorne, John; Will Extract; New Jersey and Colonial Documents; Page 480.

Transcription of an extract of the will of John Thorne, taken from ” New Jersey and Colonial Documents “; Page 480. 48O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS me and Stephen Brown. Other children—Thomas, Daniel, Sarah and Joanna, land purchased of George Harris, dec’d. Executors—Wife,  Sarah, and brother Jonathan Thompson. Witnesses—James Galloway, Samuel Whitehead, Jonathan Meeker. Proved …

Pierre dit Laverdure and Priscilla Mellanson – A Family Mystery

Melanson Family Crest

Update: New Melanson genealogy information was found by a fellow researcher in 2012, and I learned about it during December 2014. The new information is detailed in the post “A breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy?” If you’re using this research, be sure to use the information in both posts as the new discoveries negate or …