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

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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 …

British Ancestry: a mixture of genetic DNA from other populations.

DNA Map of UK migration.

Genetic signatures have been found among Britons that strongly illustrate their historical roots from various locations of the UK, resulting in a highly detailed and descriptive map of genetic variations. The analysis shows clusters of genetic variation within the late 1800s, when the population was less migratory, and reflects historical waves of migration by a …

The Feast of St. Patrick

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The Feast of St. Patrick, or St. Patrick’s Day, as it is popularly known, is a day set aside in ‘celebration’ of his death, every year on 17th of March across with globe.   Image: Copyright: Stuart Monk | Dreamstime.com The day is a public holiday in Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and some other …

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

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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 at …

Transcription: Thorne, John; Will Extract; New Jersey and Colonial Documents; Page 480.

Transcription of an extract of the will of John Thorne, taken from ” New Jersey and Colonial Documents “; Page 480. 48O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS me and Stephen Brown. Other children—Thomas, Daniel, Sarah and Joanna, land purchased of George Harris, dec’d. Executors—Wife,  Sarah, and brother Jonathan Thompson. Witnesses—James Galloway, Samuel Whitehead, Jonathan Meeker. Proved …

Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek.

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Capt. George MEEK, Mark’s 6th great grandfather, was born in 1741 in Maryland to Robert and Elizabeth (Alexander) MEEK. He married Rachel HERRON (b. 1749; d. after 1810) daughter of David and Elizabeth HERRON, in 1770. George spent his formative years in Maryland. It is likely he moved to Centre County, Pennsylvania upon his marriage …

Get free access to Findmypast.com until 9 Mar 2015.

Free access to findmypast.com.

Free access to Findmypast.com online databases is offered from 12 pm (GMT) Friday, March 6 until Monday, March 9 at 7 am (EST). Their collections contain billions of historical records, as well as numerous tools and resources, including: Millions of US census records dating back to 1790. Military records for historical conflicts, including the American …

Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, 1700 to 1850

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Transcription of the Virginia Marriage Records, 1700 to 1850, pg 186. June 1, 1758. Thomas Lewis to Susanna Ellis, daughter of John Ellis; sec., Joseph Ellis; witn., Valentine Wood. October 27, 1747. William Pryor to Sarah Wood; sec., Valentine Wood; witn., Henry Wood. April 3, 1744. William Cannon, Jr., to Elizabeth Lewis; sec., John Lewis; …