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Wisconsin

Transcription: Civil War Letters of Private David Coon (1824-1864)

Transcription of the final pages of this extensive project of the Civil War Letters of Private David Coon was completed April 10, 2013.   Page 1… FOREWORD. The following letters, written by David Coon to his wife and children, are here collected, carefully copied from the originals. Many of the letters were written on such scraps of paper as were read on…

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)
Wisconsin

David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law now holds one of the read on…

Leonard Scott Keefer Sr.
Wisconsin

Transcription: Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer ___________________ SCOTT KEEFER PASSES AWAY. Scott Keefer died at his home in this city last Saturday morning about nine o’clock, aged 73 years, 3 months and 12 days. While his health had been failing gradually for the last two or three years, it was not until about New Year, when he had a severe attack read on…

Blythe, Clayton William - 1943 Newspaper - Article only
Wisconsin

Transcription: Draft Board Delinquents, Arlington Heights Herald, January 29, 1943

Following is the transcription of a newspaper article listing draft board delinquents printed in the Arlington Heights Herald on January 29, 1943.   Arlington Heights Herald Volume 16, Number 23 Friday, January 29, 1943   List more delinquents of draft board The following men, registered with Selective Service Local Board No. 1, are classified as suspected delinquents. Any person whose read on…

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions
Wisconsin

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.

  The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.   El Salvador Civil Registration El Salvador, 1704-1990 Hungary Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980 Italy Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942 Peru Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 Spain Spain, Diocese of Cartagena, Catholic Church Records, read on…

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jun 2016.
Wisconsin

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 28 Jun 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jun 2016. Featured Image: Copenhagen, Denmark, 19th century. FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Denmark Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic read on…

American Flag Commemorating WWII
Wisconsin

My favorite and most used US genealogy research links.

  The following is my extensive list of my favorite and most used US genealogy research links. Although the vast majority of these are free, there are a few paid sites included that I do subscribe to – simply because I find them invaluable.   Acadian Marriages to Amerindians Access Genealogy American Antiquarian Society American – Canadian Genealogical Society American read on…

Tombstone of Charles G. Blythe.
Wisconsin

Genealogy mistakes can and will be made…

  …and I’ve made my share of genealogy mistakes.   As a beginner genealogist, over 20 years ago, I started researching our family history and my initial research was my husband’s ‘Blythe’ tree. Since our last name is Blythe, it seemed like the best place to start. The definition of the word ‘beginner’ accurately describes the state I and my research read on…