Historical Figures

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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Transcription: Affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams

Transcription: Affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams

Below is my transcription of the affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams regarding the War of 1812 service of William B. Coon and David Coon. Written in left margin of document: Sworn to and subscribed before me and [verify] that I know affidavits to be credible to [??] and that I am disinterested and [??] […]

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Richard III’s final resting place is decided.

Richard III’s final resting place is decided.

This morning, I read the Archives UK blog headline “Reburial of King Richard III”, describing the circumstances and controversy surrounding the decision about the location of Richard III’s final resting place. I proceeded to read the entire article with fascination. I have written a couple of posts regarding the search for, discovery and excavation of […]

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Wenzel I and Boleslav “der Grausame, the Cruel”

Wenzel I and Boleslav “der Grausame, the Cruel”

One thing I realized very quickly after starting to research my family’s genealogy is that not all of our ancestors are ‘nice’ guys or gals. Wenzel I and Boleslave “der Grausame, the Cruel” is only one of many I have found, and I’m sure I’ll find more. In this post, I describe my children’s 33rd […]

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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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