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New to genealogy? Start with free genealogy sites and tools online.

Family-bible-births

Using available free genealogy sites and tools to the best advantage.   I’ve been doing genealogy research for well over fifteen years now and have amassed a database of over 100,000 individuals with supporting sources, images, and documents for over 90% of the individuals, which are available for free download. Yet, I still find new …

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Creating and safeguarding a digital library of genealogy records and images.

Digitizing genealogy records and images

  The first consideration when starting to research your genealogy is creating and safeguarding a digital library of genealogy records and images.   I have been a computer user from the day of the old single-use word processors. Therefore, I tend to digitize everything into my own digital library of valuables from family photos, tax …

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The starvation of the Lady of Hay.

The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.

  The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.   William de Briouse III (25th great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart) was the son of William de Briouse II, Lord of Abergavenny (as well as Briouse, Bramber, Brecon and Over-Gwent) and his wife Berthe of Hereford. He is believed to have …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Jan 2017.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Jan 2017.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and Additions. Featured image: Naples, Italy and Mt. Vesuvius. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Jan 2017.   Australia Australia, Queensland, Immigration indexes, 1864-1940 Canada Canada Census, 1901 El Salvador El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1990 Italy Italy, Bergamo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1901 Italy, Caltanissetta, …

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Transcription: Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928; Matte, Millette, Lafrance.

Hull, Quebec

  The following is my transcription of the official marriage registers of Jules and Alphonsine (Labelle) Matte, Amedee and Eliza (Lejeunesse) Millette and Henri and Marie Louise (Larocque) Lafrance for the date of December 31, 1895.   I hereby certify the foregoing to be the true and correct entries of all Marriages returned to me …

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Transcription: Tax Roll for Maccan, Napan & Hébert Rivers, Nova Scotia, 1791.

  The following is my transcription of the Tax Roll for Maccam, Napan & Hébert Rivers for 1791.   A Copy of the Assess Roll for the Capitation Tax for the District of the Rivers Macam Napan & Hebere for the year 1791.   Feature image above: Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. First Class £ s. …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 24 Dec 2016.

4 Fighter Wing, Baden Söellingen, Germany; Where my father was first posted in the Canadian Air Force, my parents married, and I was born.

  Featured image: Crest of 4 Fighter Wing, Baden Söellingen, Germany. This is where my father was first posted in the Canadian Air Force, my parents married, and I was born.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 24 Dec 2016.   Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Canada Canada Census, …