Germany

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 24 Dec 2016.

4 Fighter Wing, Baden Söellingen, Germany; Where my father was first posted in the Canadian Air Force, my parents married, and I was born.

  Featured image: Crest of 4 Fighter Wing, Baden Söellingen, Germany. This is where my father was first posted in the Canadian Air Force, my parents married, and I was born.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 24 Dec 2016.   Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Canada Canada Census, …

Germany

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 9 Dec 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

The following is my list of the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 9 Dec 2016. Feature image (above): Sätuna grave vault Björklinge church Uppsala Sweden. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 9 Dec 2016.   Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Canada Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869 Germany Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Schleswig, Civil …

Germany

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.

Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.

  The following is my list of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.   Featured image: Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   American Samoa American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Chile …

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What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

Recovering the wounded at 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 …

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WWI War Stories: Turmaine and Emery.

March 1917 Gas Attacks at Vimy Ridge

  In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in the first world war. The first was my grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Philias Albert Emery, and the second was another grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Turmaine – and here are their WWI war stories.   In honor of our upcoming Remembrance …

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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law …

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War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine

Turmaine, Joseph - War Diary - September 15, 1916 - 1

War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine.   Report on the Operation by 27th (City of Winnipeg) Battalion, on the morning of September 15th 1916. ____________ 28 Reference Sheets COURCELETTE and LE MOUQUET 1/5,000. __________________________________________________ The Battalion left the BRICKFIELDS at 2.00p.m. on 14th Sept. and proceeded to Brigade Headquarters …

Germany

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 …