Historical Figures

Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Don’t trust what you read on the internet.

Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Don’t trust what you read on the internet.

Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Not quite. It’s so true that you can’t believe everything you read on the internet, even from me. Recently, I wrote a post about the DNA analysis of a scarf purported to have belonged to Catherine Eddowes, one of the victims of Jack the Ripper, and which was supposedly present […]

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The sinking of the White Ship.

The sinking of the White Ship.

Several of my children’s ancestors were among the hundreds who perished in the sinking of the White Ship off Barfleur, France in 1120. During my years of researching the medieval ancestry of Mark and our children, I’ve noticed a recurring theme. Several of the ancestors were casualties of the disastrous shipwreck of the “White Ship”. […]

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Cemetery preservation efforts close to home in Cumberland.

Cemetery preservation efforts close to home in Cumberland.

I spent over twenty of my growing and young adult years living in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It was a nice surprise today to see the article “Cumberland digs deep into genealogy to keep Chinese, Japanese cemeteries open” in the Comox Valley Echo, regarding cemetery preservation efforts in Cumberland.   […]

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John “Lackland” King of England.

John “Lackland” King of England.

John “Lackland”  King of England (the bad king) was born December 24, 1167 or 1177, to Henri II, King of England (1133-1189) and Eleonore  d’Aquitaine, Duchess d’Aquitaine (1122-1204). He was also the younger brother and successor to King Richard (the good king). John was made King of Ireland in 1177, Comte de Mortain in 1189, […]

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My top ten: Best world-wide genealogy and ancestry websites.

My top ten: Best world-wide genealogy and ancestry websites.

After almost twenty years of genealogy research, there are certain sites that have become my ‘go to’ sites for certain aspects of my genealogy research. I thought it might be helpful for me to post my list of my top ten genealogy and ancestry websites. I have also included a description of the reasons why […]

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DNA, archaeology, anthropology and genealogy open eyes to the past.

DNA, archaeology, anthropology and genealogy open eyes to the past.

It seems that every time I turn on my computer to view the internet, I find new articles and posts about discoveries made in DNA, archaeology, genealogy and even science, that shed new light on our search into the origins of our own family and heritage, and the origins of our ethnic groups. Today I […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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