William The Conqueror I, King of England

William the Conqueror - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org1584 × 1345Search by image Image from the Bayeux Tapestry showing William with his half-brothers. William is in the centre, Odo is on the left with empty hands, and Robert is on the right.

  William The Conqueror I, King of England and 28th great grandfather to my children through their father’s ancestry, was born in  Chateau de Falaise, Normandy, France in 1026 to Robert “le Diable, the Devil” II, Duc de Normandie (999-1035) and Arlette de Falaise (1003-1050), a tanner’s daughter.   As he was the illegitimate son …

Transcription: List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission

Passengers on a ship.

  The following is my transcription of the ” List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission ” at the port of Eastport, Idaho, as required by the US Department of Labor, Immigration Service.   There was a wide variety of passengers of the surnames Gordon, Gumeson, Schroder, Wiese, Ireland, Renouf, Kulpas, Sprague, Hall, …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.

Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.   featured image: Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.   Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Denmark Denmark, Probate …

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 …

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 …

Transcription: John Arundel, Earl of Arundel: Restoration of title, honors.

Arundel Castle, West Sussex, England

The following is my transcription of the portions of pages 155 and 156 of the “History of the House of Lancaster, 1399-1461,” which record the restoration of the title and honors of John Arundel, Earl of Arundel.   The circumstances surrounding this event are described on wikipedia.org as follows: FitzAlan was the son of John …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 7 Jan 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 7 Jan 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 7 Jan 2016.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001 Belgium Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1913 Italy Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 Sweden Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860 United States Alaska, …

Transcription: Charles Keefer; Biographical Sketches of Old Settlers and Prominent People of Wisconsin

  Transcription of biography of Charles Keefer from “Biographical Sketches of Old Settlers and Prominent People of Wisconsin.” Excerpt from: Biographical Sketches of OLD SETTLERS and PROMINENT PEOPLE of ….WISCONSIN…. _____ Vol. I. _____ Waterloo, Wis., Huffman & Hyer, Publishers. 1899. _________________________________________________ CHARLES KEEFER AMONG the class of hardy pioneers who left their Ohio homes, …