The Battle of the Somme was fought above and below ground.

Battle of the Somme was fought above and below ground.

  Trench warfare – where opposing forces faced each other across battle grounds in trenches and sought to advance on one another to gain ground – is a well known aspect of the First World War.   What is less well known is the underground battle being fought simultaneously. The Battle of the Somme is noted for …

Transcription: Will of Richard Jaques

Will of Richard Jaques.

The following is my own transcription of the 1652 will of Richard Jaques.   I wish to thank Glynn at Norfolk Tours  for his time and effort in filling in nearly all of the many blanks in my original transcription of this will. Will of Richard Jaques Memorandum that in the month of Januarye in …

Get free access to over 300,000 e-book titles available at the NYPL.

Get free access to over 300,000 e-book titles available at the NYPL.

  I’ve said it numerous times before, and I’ll say it again…   E-books are at the very top of my list of resources for genealogical and historical research – and now there are over 300,000 more titles for me to explore – and if there’s any way I can snag a library card at the …

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

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions

  The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.   El Salvador Civil Registration El Salvador, 1704-1990 Hungary Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980 Italy Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942 Peru Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 Spain Spain, Diocese …

Transcription: Biography of Susannah Hart Shelby

Fort Boonesborough

  Biography of Susannah Hart Shelby   SHELBY (Susannah Hart) fl. 1779-84   (Featured image above: Fort Boonesborough: Nathaniel Hart was a member of the Transylvania Company and one of the original settlers at Boonesborough in 1775, having helped construct the fort there. Col. Isaac Shelby, after the capture of Cornwallis, went out to Kentucky in 1782 …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 28 Jun 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jun 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jun 2016. Featured Image: Copenhagen, Denmark, 19th century. FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Denmark Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index …

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, …

My favorite and most used US genealogy research links.

American Flag Commemorating WWII

  The following is my extensive list of my favorite and most used US genealogy research links. Although the vast majority of these are free, there are a few paid sites included that I do subscribe to – simply because I find them invaluable.   Acadian Marriages to Amerindians Access Genealogy American Antiquarian Society American …