The Battle of the Somme was fought above and below ground.

Battle of the Somme was fought above and below ground.

  Trench warfare – where opposing forces faced each other across battle grounds in trenches and sought to advance on one another to gain ground – is a well known aspect of the First World War.   What is less well known is the underground battle being fought simultaneously. The Battle of the Somme is noted for …

William The Conqueror I, King of England

William the Conqueror - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org1584 × 1345Search by image Image from the Bayeux Tapestry showing William with his half-brothers. William is in the centre, Odo is on the left with empty hands, and Robert is on the right.

  William The Conqueror I, King of England and 28th great grandfather to my children through their father’s ancestry, was born in  Chateau de Falaise, Normandy, France in 1026 to Robert “le Diable, the Devil” II, Duc de Normandie (999-1035) and Arlette de Falaise (1003-1050), a tanner’s daughter.   As he was the illegitimate son …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 28 Jun 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jun 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jun 2016. Featured Image: Copenhagen, Denmark, 19th century. FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Denmark Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index …

My favorite and most used US genealogy research links.

American Flag Commemorating WWII

  The following is my extensive list of my favorite and most used US genealogy research links. Although the vast majority of these are free, there are a few paid sites included that I do subscribe to – simply because I find them invaluable.   Acadian Marriages to Amerindians Access Genealogy American Antiquarian Society American …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.

Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.   featured image: Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.   Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Denmark Denmark, Probate …

Robert William, a friend and King of Goshen.

Robert William, a friend and King of Goshen.

  Robert William “King of Goshen”, 9th great grandfather to my son and daughter, son of Ellis and Ellin Williams, was born in about 1647 in Marion, Pembroke, Wales.   Featured image: Goshen Meeting House. Sometime prior to 1691, Robert William had immigrated to Pennsylvania, United States. Robert William married Gwen Cadwallader, daughter of John …

Transcription: Affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams.

Alanson and Mitty Adams.

  Below is my transcription of the affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams regarding the Civil War service of William B. Coon and David Coon.   Written in left margin of document: Sworn to and subscribed before me and I certify that I know affidavits to be credible to [??] and that I am disinterested and that …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 May 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 May 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 May 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Argentina Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955 Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 …