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Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

Deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes.

I have found myself fascinated by the stories of the trials, tribulations and tragedies of our ancestors, and this story about the deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes is no exception. Sometimes I wonder if I was born too late as my disability, though hidden from others,

My list of the best genealogy links for Acadian research.

The Acadian expulsion.

Of the dozens of nations represented in our family’s genealogy, there are four distinct branches – two of which are on my side and two on my husband Mark’s side. There are certain sites that I return to time and again for my research and the best genealogy links for Acadian research are listed below.

Recorded Acadien history to be found at museum.

Acadien History

As we inch closer to the Grand Réveil Acadien this fall, events surrounding the nine-day commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Acadiens arrival here have come into sharp focus.   And that focus is made with a wide angle lens as activities from Houma to Opelousas are set to take place from October 3-9.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Jul 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Additions and Updates

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Jul 2015.     FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Canada Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877 Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877 Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918 Spain Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1387-1950 Spain, Province of Córdoba, Municipal Records, 1509-1947 Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941 Spain, Province of

Historic Graveyard Tour at Fort Anne.

Historic Graveyard Tour of Fort Anne.

One of the best things we did on a trip we took to Nova Scotia a few years ago was to see the Graveyard Tour at Fort Anne.   This was during our long awaited driving tour of Acadian heritage sites in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada. The first stop we made in Nova Scotia

A breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy?

Melanson Village Community Hall

A while ago, I learned a valuable lesson after reading an email about a breakthrough in the research on the mysterious Melanson genealogy. I should not read emails on my tablet just before turning off the bedroom light. This email contained some exciting information that was essentially a breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy.  

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Apr 2015.

Family Search.org Updates and Additions.

Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Apr 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.   Canada Newfoundland Census, 1935 Newfoundland Census, 1945 Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955 Nova Scotia Deaths, 1956-1957 Saskatchewan Cemetery Transcripts, ca. 1850-1994 Costa Rica Costa Rica Civil Registration, 1860-1975 Croatia Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 15 Mar 2015.

Archives.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 15 Mar 2015. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Australia Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990 Canada Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932 Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888 Hungary Hungary, Civil Registration, 1801-1980 Russia Russia, Tula Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1758-1895 United States California, San Diego, Chinese Passenger and Crew

Transcription: Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand

Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand.

Transcription: Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand   Province of Nova Scotia MARRIAGE REGISTER Date of Marriage:  Feb. 1st 1909 Place of Marriage:  Arichat County:  Richmond How Married:  by license or banns:  Banns Date of Publication, if by Banns:  Jan. 17th – 24th – 31st 09 Full Name of GROOM:  Alfred Babin. His

Pierre dit Laverdure and Priscilla Mellanson – A Family Mystery

Melanson Family Crest

Update: New Melanson genealogy information was found by a fellow researcher in 2012, and I learned about it during December 2014. The new information is detailed in the post “A breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy?” If you’re using this research, be sure to use the information in both posts as the new discoveries negate or