For history buffs, Civil War era homes for sale | WSJ

Civil War era homes selling.

“On most days, Sherry Grim lives in an 1817 Colonial-style home outside of Gettysburg, Pa., with her husband, Mark. On some days, however, she lives there with Mark’s alter ego, Civil War Maj. Gen. John Hartranft. About 10 times a year, Mr. Grim, a 63-year-old retired Marine Corps officer, dons Union military regalia to host …

Transcripton – Obituary for Aurèle Perreault

PERREAULT, Aurèle Au Centre hospitalier de St-Georges, le 17 novembere 1990, à l’âge de 71 ans et 11 mois est décédé Aurèle Perreault époux de Yvette Turmel. Il demeurait à Vallée-Jonction. Il laisse dans le deuil, outre son épouse, ses en- (there is an obvious break here, a typo) Poulin), Rita (Alain Doyon), Jeanne (Patrick …

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe of 1605.

1605 Will of Johannis Blythe

The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe of 1605. By looking at the number of question marks in the texts it’s apparent how difficult transcribing from ‘ye olde Englishe’ is. Any input as to the missing text would be appreciated.   ____________________   The seventh daie of November …

One week. 100,000 online volunteers. Time to “Fuel the Find!” | FamilySearch

Genealogy indexing.

A record-setting 100,000 online volunteers are expected to participate in the second annual Worldwide Indexing Event, facilitating millions of discoveries for eager family history researchers. Scheduled for August 7–14, the event will show how anyone with a computer and Internet connection can help “Fuel the Find” by making information from historical documents easily searchable online. …

John Blyth, Edward Blyth and Richard Chatterton, Sr.: Examination of their relationship.

Louth Church, Lincolnshire

Since I previously posted about the Blyth and Chatterton families of Lincolnshire, England, I have received a few inquiries about my sources and other information as some have conflicting information.   Blyth / Blythe being such a common surname in Lincolnshire at the time, and the given names in question of John, Mary, etc. also …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 Jul 2015.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 15 Jul 2015.

The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 Jul 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912 Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1910 Germany Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens’ Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962 Philippines Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division), 1902-1945 Philippines, Civil Registration …

THE JOY OF GENEALOGY: When you unearth a family secret, be careful what you do with it.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 June 2015.

If you’ve ever explored genealogy, you’ve probably uncovered a family secret or two.   Some sociologists warn that if you dig too deep, you may get more than you bargained for. Family secrets can run the gamut from the relatively tame taboos by today’s standards of illegitimate children, interracial and interfaith marriages to bigamy, mental …