Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 22 Jul 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Additions and Updates.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 22 Jul 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.   Canada Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 Denmark Denmark Deeds and Mortgages, 1572-1928 France France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Censuses, 1872 and 1886 Jamaica Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999 Japan Japan Passenger Lists, 1893-1941 Mexico Mexico Baptisms, 1560-1950 Mexico Deaths, 1680-1940 …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jun 2015.

most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to May 22, 2015.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jun 2015.   FamilySearch Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 France France, Finistère, Quimper et Léon Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1772-1863 Ireland Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers, 1828-1912 Italy Italy, Pesaro e …

Buried in France for 70 years, World War II bracelet returned to N.J. family | NJ.com

Testa bracelet found at Normandy site.

At some point after Peter Testa landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day during World War II, the sterling silver identification bracelet he’d been wearing around his wrist came off. However, with a little luck and help from researchers, the bracelet that had been buried for more than 70 years in France has found …

Canadian WWI and WWII soldiers identified.

Reburial of a New Zealand WWI soldier.

May 13, 2015 is the date eight Canadian WWI soldier will be laid to rest at Caix British Cemetery in Caix, France.   Lieutenant Clifford Neelands, Lance Sargeant Oscar Lindell, Private Sidney Halliday, Private William Simms, and Private Lachlan McKinnon of the 78th Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers) of the Canadian Expeditionary Force are five of eight …

Transcription: Biographies of John Sloan Smeltzer, Jules Hugg, James Keating (in part) and including Jacob and Mary Shellhammer.

Vandergrift, Westmoreland, PA

The following is my transcription from the original image of page 563 of “The History of Westmoreland County”, in my case concerning the Shellhammers, but mentioning the Smeltzer, Chambers, Meeker, Fox, Sloan, Stidard, Lawrence, Wicht, Theibert, Beck, Hugg, and Keating surnames.   HISTORY OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY 563 JOHN SLOAN SMELTZER.   The father of John Sloan …

Researching paternal or maternal lines: Is one better than the other?

Emery maternal ancestors.

When researching paternal or maternal lines, the tendency seems to be to place more value – and therefore time and effort – into the paternal lines. Is it true that following paternal lines is better than following maternal lines?   In my mind, no. The other side of this question is: “Should genealogy research concentrate …

The Knowles Collection: Jewish genealogy database reaches 1 million entry milestone.

Jewish alter in a synagogue.

The Knowles Collection, the Jewish genealogy database linking generations of Jewish families, has recently reached over 1 million entries.   Since it’s inception, this free searchable database at familysearch.org has been growing steadily at an average rate of about 10,000 individuals each month, including Jewish individuals from over 80 nations. Genealogy researchers are free to …