Crandall Family Cemetery
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Transcription: Crandall Family burial site memorial marker.

  The following is my transcription of the Crandall Family burial site memorial marker of Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts. The graveyard is located at Pound Road, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.   Reverend John Crandall was the 8th great grandfather to my children through his first wife.   Featured image: Crandall Family Burial Ground, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. CRANDALL FAMILY Ancestral Burial read on…

Forensic genealogy: Dead men do tell tales.
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Forensic Genealogy: Dead men do tell tales.

  I tend to use a combination of the more general genealogy research techniques as well as some of those considered to be forensic genealogy.   I didn’t even realize I used these techniques or that there was actually a name for them until I read the following article.   While the Bermuda Triangle is the end of a journey, read on…

Ellis Williams' house built c. 1754.
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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams of Goshen, 1756.

  The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams of Goshen, 1756.   Featured image above: Ellis Williams’ house built c. 1754. Was it built by this Ellis Williams just prior to his death, or by his son.   Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams   Know all men by these presents that read on…

Will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.
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Transcription: Will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.

  The following is my transcription of the will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.   WILL OF ISAAC SHELBY, SR.   First GOVERNOR or KENTUCKY   Governor Isaac Shelby died July 18, 1826. His will is of record in the Lincoln County Court. The Filson Club has a photostatic copy of the will which consists of 15 pages, all read on…

Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.

  The following is my list of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.   Featured image: Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   American Samoa American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Chile Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903 Denmark read on…

Porter records in Connecticut
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Transcription: Porter records in Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; pg 801-804.

The following is my transcription of the Porter records in Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; pg 801-804 – including that of my children’s 9th great grandfather Deacon Thomas Porter, Jr. and several other ancestors.   [801] (Details) ; Vol. ; Page POMEROY, POMROY, Nathanael m. Susanna (Seymour)*, July 20, 1733.* (“Seymour” in pencil) ; 1 ; 114 Rachel, of Amherst & read on…

List of obituaries from Richmond, Virginia, newspapers.
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List of obituaries from Richmond, Virginia, newspapers.

  The following is my transcription of a list of obituaries from Richmond, Virginia, newspapers.   282 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. LIST OF OBITUARIES. FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, NEWSPAPERS.   VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CHRONOCLE.   Name…………………………………….Date of Death……………….Date of Paper    Mrs. Margaret Cleland ………….June 5, 1786……………………Aug. 16, 1786. Mrs. Ann Beall……………………….Sept. 10, 1786…………………Sept. 20, 1786. Chevalier de Laville Brune…….Lately………………………………Sept. 20, 1786. George Harmer……………………..Tuesday, last………………….Wed. read on…