Historical Figures

Sir Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella of France

Sir Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella of France

In geneal­ogy research there comes a point in his­tory where the only sources avail­able are very sub­jec­tive and ques­tion­able at best. We must con­sider how many per­sons the account was retold to before it was finally put to paper. We also must ask about the motives and biases of those recount­ing the story over time, and […]

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There were costs and benefits to conducting family tree research before we had the internet.

There were costs and benefits to conducting family tree research before we had the internet.

Pursuing Genealogy was never free. The family tree research costs manifested in very different ways over time. We’re so lucky today because global resources are so easy to access over the internet through sites such as familysearch.org, Ancestry.com and many others, and most sites do charge either a subscription rate or a cost per item […]

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Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky is the grandson of the original immigrant from Wales, Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby), who is eighth great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart; the son of Brigadier General Evan Shelby, who is the son of Evan (Dhu) and seventh great granduncle to my children; and is therefore first cousin […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates to July 15, 2014.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates to July 15, 2014.

Following are the most recent FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com additions and updates to their databases.   FamilySearch.org Additions and Updates Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 Canada Canada, Headstones Colombia Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1963 Germany Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration, 1811-1978 Italy Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1796-1812, 1838-1859, […]

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Drunk History: My new guilty pleasure.

Drunk History: My new guilty pleasure.

I sit here with Mark, barely able to breath between laughs as we watch an episode of “Drunk History.” At this moment, we are watching two grown men sitting in a tub (supposedly in their bathing suits, but we can’t see the bathing suits to confirm this), discussing early feminist Nellie Bly, and ending the […]

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Who’ulda Thought Headstone Hunting Could Be Such Fun?

Who’ulda Thought Headstone Hunting Could Be Such Fun?

Although my husband and children all enjoy hunting moose, headstone hunting is about as far as I’ll go. About six years ago, we decided to take our one and only big family vacation – a three week driving trip from central Ontario to Acadian territories in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Although this was a […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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