Historical Figures

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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Remains of four WWI Canadian soldiers have been identified.

Remains of four WWI Canadian soldiers have been identified.

Of the recovered remains of eight Canadian soldiers of the 78th who were MIA during the Battle of Amiens in France in August 1918, four of the WWI Canadian soldiers have been identified to date by the Canadian Department of National Defence. Those identified include: Pte William Simms of Russell, Manitoba was one of two […]

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Transcription: Adjutant General’s letter re David Coon’s death.

Transcription: Adjutant General’s letter re David Coon’s death.

The following is my transcription of a letter from the Adjutant General’s office regarding David Coon’s death during the Civil War. Adjutant General’s Office Washington, D. C. June 5th, 1865. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 89.92.5, and to return it herewith, with such […]

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Joan, Fair Maid of Kent

Joan, Fair Maid of Kent

Joan, Countess of Kent was Princess of Wales and was also known as Joan, Fair Maid of Kent. Her other titles included Princess of Aquitaine, Countess of Salisbury and Baroness Wake of Liddell. She was also the 26th great grandmother to my children. Joan at one time was described by French historian Jean Froissart as […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 4 Sep 2014

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 4 Sep 2014

The following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions up to September 4, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Brazil Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1961 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 Canada New Brunswick, County Registers of Births, ca. 1812-1919 India India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2013 Italy Italy, Venezia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1817 Nicaragua Nicaragua, Civil Registration, […]

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Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?

Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?

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. The tough part in some cases is finding them, as most sites created by amateur genealogists and website owners are […]

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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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