Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.

An 1866 poster attacking the Freedmans' Bureau.

Featured image: An 1866 poster attacking the Freedmans’ Bureau.   The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.   Australia Australia, Queensland, Maryborough Public Records, 1847-1989 Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses …

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Cannon of Goochland, Virginia.

James River and Kanawha Canal, Goochland

  The following is the transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Cannon of Goochland, Virginia.   In the name of God Amen, etc. I, Jeremiah Cannon of Goochland County in the Colony of Virginia being in perfect sences and sound memory do therefore make this my last Will and Testament in Manner …

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Edward Stratton, Jr.

Bermuda Hundred historical plaque.

Following is the transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Edward Stratton, Jr. of Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, 9th great grandfather to our children.   In the name of God Amen. I Edward Stratton of ye County of Henrico being sick and weak in Body but of sound and perfect memory doe make & ordaine this …

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Edward Stratton, Sr.

Map showing Bermuda Hundred and other early settlements along the James River.

Featured image above. Following is the transcription of the last will and testament of Edward Stratton, Sr. of 25 Dec 1688.   He was the 10th great grandfather to our children, Erin and Stuart. In the Name of God Amen, I Edwd Stratton Senr being in a Sick weak condition doe make & ordain this …

Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.

The Gravensteen in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium

  Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.   Featured image: By Paul Hermans from nl, CC BY-SA 3.0 Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.   Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Church Books, 1552-1963 Czech Republic Land Records, 1450-1889 Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Norway …

Henrico County Rent Roll of April 1705.

Wilton House Museum, Henrico, Virginia

  The following is the transcription of the Henrico County, Virginia Rent Roll of April 1705. Featured image: Wilton House Museum, Henrico, Virginia. (The number following the name indicates the acreage held.)       Andrews, Thomas – 396 Ascouth, Mary – 633 Adkins, Jno – 125 Archer, Jno – 335 Archer, Geo – 1738 Aldy, …

Incredible stories of the people who lived the longest.

Jeanne Louise Calment, 1895

It is very likely that every person has a close or somewhat distant relative that lived longer than 90. This is not surprising, and almost normal in many families, especially for generations born in the first quarter of the 20th century. The oldest know person was Jeanne Louise Calment, from France. She died at the …

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 …