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Transcription: Biography of Arie Van Gendren and his family.

Transcription: Biography of Arie Van Gendren and his family.

Amazon.com Widgets Shop Amazon – Get Up to 80% Back When You Sell Us Your Books Transcription of the biography of Arie Van Gendren, his wife and family as taken from “Cabri, Through the Years.” My father, Arie Robert VanGendren, was born in the U.S. in 1866. My mother, Emma Christine Jensen, was born in […]

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Transcription: Biography of Alfred Young

Transcription: Biography of Alfred Young

Biography of Alfred Young of Cabri, Saskatchewan taken from the book, “Cabri, Through the Years.” Mr. Alfred Young was born in Halifax, N.S. in 1861. He married lian Riely in Halifax. They had five boys and three girls, all born in Halifax. Their oldest son Frederick John, came and settled out of Cabri in 1910. […]

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A Swedish History: Gummeson and Nelson

A Swedish History: Gummeson and Nelson

My children’s great grandfather through their grandmother (their father’s mother) was August Gummeson. Born July 30, 1887 in Polk County, Wisconsin, USA, August was one of nine children of David Gummeson from Sandsjo, Socken Kranebergs, Lan Smoland, Sweden and his wife Kristine Christina “Christina” Nelson from Urshult, Socken Kransbergs, Lan Smoland, Sweden. David Gummeson, born […]

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My “Can’t Do Without” Genealogy Tools List

My “Can’t Do Without” Genealogy Tools List

Over the years I find myself returning to the same tools and sites to further my genealogy research. Some of them are not easily found and I thought it might be an idea to list them here for you. The two sites I use continually are FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com. Below is a list of my […]

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O Canada!

O Canada!

FEATURED POST: Originally published almost three years ago, this post contains a lot of valuable information for those researching their ancestry in Canada. As a refresher and for those who missed it the first time around, here ya go… I love Canada and I’m proud to be Canadian. But… researching Canada genealogy can be problematic. […]

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Library and Archives Canada (LAC) adds 15 databases to collection.

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) adds 15 databases to collection.

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has announced that nominal indexes for 1825 to 1916 Canadian censuses can now be accessed on their site – totaling over 32 million documents. There is no cost for this access. Numerous LAC teams and other individuals and organizations worked continually over several months to make these databases available and […]

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Should our personal information from the 1921 Canadian Census be solely available as a paid subscription through a private, for profit company?

Should our personal information from the 1921 Canadian Census be solely available as a paid subscription through a private, for profit company?

It was quite eye-opening to read the post “Census for Sale: Library and Archives Canada and Ancestry” by jjackunrau on “The Information Policy Bog” regarding the recent release of the personal information of Canadian citizens in the 1921 Canadian Census to Ancestry.com, a private, for-profit company. He describes his concerns about the 1921  Canadian Census […]

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Library and Archives Canada has the 1861 Canadian Census available online.

Library and Archives Canada has the 1861 Canadian Census available online.

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has made the following announcement that they have made the 1861 Canadian Census available on their site. This census offers valuable information for genealogy researchers including location, name, occupation, birth place, religion, age, and other miscellaneous household information. The LAC announcement is as follows: Library and Archives Canada is pleased […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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