5 ways to find out more about your ancestors.

find out more about your ancestors

  You would think, since we live in a digital age, we would be more in touch with exactly who we are and where our families came from. There was a time when most UK and western families were comprised of Britons who could trace their lineage back countless generations. Such is the case with our family. …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 May 2016.

Grand Army of the Republic Postcard

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 May 2016.   Featured image above: Grand Army of the Republic postcard. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 May 2016.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Canada Canadian Headstones Ontario, District Marriage Registers, …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1 May 2016.

Coach Depot, Webster & Rometch in Hobart, Tasmanania in the early 1900s.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 May 2016.New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915 Featured image: Coach Depot, Webster & Rometch in Hobart, Tasmanania in the early 1900s. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1 May 2016.   Canada New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919 Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869 …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 Apr 2016.

FamilySearch.org updates and additions.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Apr 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 Apr 2016.   Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1869 Australia Australia, Victoria Coastal Passenger Lists, 1852-1924 China China, Imperial Examinations and Related Papers (Han Yu-shan Collection), 1646-1904 Germany Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration, 1811-1814, …

What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

  Today starts the 99th anniversary period (April 9-16th) of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, in honor of which I am posting this article previously written and included several links to other posts with information about my ancestors and Vimy Ridge.   The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 31 Mar 2016.

Mainz, Germany; Ancestry.com updates and additions.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 31 Mar 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Japan Japan Genealogies, 850-2012 Japan Village Records, 709-1982 Netherlands Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1800-1952 Peru Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, …

Genealogy and bio: Reynolds, Matthews family moves from Canada to America.

Reynolds, Jim with Paul and Marshall - 1945

Harmond James (Jim) Reynolds (see left) was the step-father of my father-in-law, Marsh Blythe and his brother Paul, as well as father to Marsh and Paul’s half-brother William and half-sister Helen. (The original data and images on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.) It was as a result of his relationship with Louise Matthews …

Dates and details: Keep a genealogy resource file.

Resource file.

  Everyone knows that Portland is in Oregon, don’t they, but what year did that area develop?   Did you know that in earlier times, it was in the Oregon Territories?   Hmm.   And when did Saskatchewan become a province, eh?   These details about states, provinces, counties, and other events, can be overwhelming …