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Transcription – War Diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917.

Transcription – War Diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917.

The following is my full transcription of photocopies of the handwritten pages of the war diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917, during which my great uncle Joseph Philias Albert Emery went missing in action. 1917 Vol. VIII, Page I March 1st Battalion in the lines […]

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Sir Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella of France

Sir Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella of France

In geneal­ogy research there comes a point in his­tory where the only sources avail­able are very sub­jec­tive and ques­tion­able at best. We must con­sider how many per­sons the account was retold to before it was finally put to paper. We also must ask about the motives and biases of those recount­ing the story over time, and […]

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There were costs and benefits to conducting family tree research before we had the internet.

There were costs and benefits to conducting family tree research before we had the internet.

Pursuing Genealogy was never free. The family tree research costs manifested in very different ways over time. We’re so lucky today because global resources are so easy to access over the internet through sites such as familysearch.org, Ancestry.com and many others, and most sites do charge either a subscription rate or a cost per item […]

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The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale

The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale

The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale. Cape Breton, or Île Royale as it was known by the French, was the location of a trading fort built by Nicolas Denys in the mid-1600′s. Continuous infighting among the French commercial community resulted in the post and fort being burnt. Construction of a new […]

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I Need Help Breaking Through a Few Brick Walls

I Need Help Breaking Through a Few Brick Walls

Maybe now I can find information to help me with breaking through a few brick walls. After all, the online sites have been continually updated and I’m hoping there will be new information available. For years now, I’ve spent the vast majority of my time setting up, working on, modifying, optimizing and posting to my […]

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What We Don’t Hear About Vimy Ridge

What We Don’t Hear About Vimy Ridge

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) from April 9 to 12, 1917, with the objective of gaining control of the German held high ground, ensuring that the southern flank of the forces could advance without the threat of German […]

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