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Joan, Fair Maid of Kent

Joan, Fair Maid of Kent

Joan, Countess of Kent was Princess of Wales and was also known as Joan, Fair Maid of Kent. Her other titles included Princess of Aquitaine, Countess of Salisbury and Baroness Wake of Liddell. She was also the 26th great grandmother to my children. Joan at one time was described by French historian Jean Froissart as […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – 11 Sep 2014

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – 11 Sep 2014

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions for the week ending September 11, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Brazil Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1964 Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1845-2013 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 Canada Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877 Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2012 Ghana Ghana Census, 1984 India India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, […]

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DNA solves mystery of the identity of Jack the Ripper.

DNA solves mystery of the identity of Jack the Ripper.

It is gratifying that in today’s day and age, science and technology are such that DNA solves mysteries and breaks down walls in more than just genealogy. It holds the promise of possibly identifying the culprits in unsolved crimes throughout history – as long as DNA can be found on artifacts left on the scene. […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 4 Sep 2014

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 4 Sep 2014

The following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions up to September 4, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Brazil Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1961 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 Canada New Brunswick, County Registers of Births, ca. 1812-1919 India India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2013 Italy Italy, Venezia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1817 Nicaragua Nicaragua, Civil Registration, […]

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My ‘must have’ list of top 10 genealogy websites.

My ‘must have’ list of top 10 genealogy websites.

This list of top 10 genealogy websites is a bit different than others because I have evaluated them based on the sheer quantity of data and sources I have found for my own personal research, regardless whether they are paid or free. I will only subscribe to a site if I’m sure it’s worth it as […]

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Richard III’s final resting place is decided.

Richard III’s final resting place is decided.

This morning, I read the Archives UK blog headline “Reburial of King Richard III”, describing the circumstances and controversy surrounding the decision about the location of Richard III’s final resting place. I proceeded to read the entire article with fascination. I have written a couple of posts regarding the search for, discovery and excavation of […]

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