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The best free archives online.

The best free archives online.

The Internet is an incredible source of information, a lot of it collected by some of the best free archives online. You may be thinking to yourself, “Well, duh…thank you for that insight, Captain Obvious.” But I think people fail to realize just how massive the scope of the web really is. Do me a […]

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Have your valuable family photos scanned free at RootsTech 2015.

Have your valuable family photos scanned free at RootsTech 2015.

RootsTech 2015 provides the opportunity to have your valuable family photos scanned free to preserve history and memories. In my recent post on my blog, “Feathering the Empty Nest“, titled “Photos and images are essential to successful genealogy research and blogging,” I outlined several options available for using photos and images to increase readership and engagement in […]

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Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

Transcription of the biography of William H Jaques. Mr. Jaques was born February 8, 1820 in Geauga county, Ohio, then known as new Connecticut or Western reserve. But little is known of his father, Henry Jaques, who was born in the city of New York, in 1789, a French wreckage, and was apprenticed to a […]

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Be prepared for the ‘ skeletons in the closet ‘ you find.

Be prepared for the ‘ skeletons in the closet ‘ you find.

Genealogy is exciting, despite the skeletons in the closet one may find. There’s no feeling like solving that family mystery, breaking down that brick wall, or just learning more about one’s family and heritage. However, not everything we find is good. Of course, this depends on your moral, political and social views. In my own […]

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Transcription: Spanish American War letter home.

Transcription: Spanish American War letter home.

This newspaper article provides a revealing glimpse into the life of an American soldier during the Spanish American War in Puerto Rico. This is W. D. Matthews’ (my childrens’ 2nd great grandfather) Spanish American War letter home during his service in Puerto Rico. After his military service and graduation, he was a Fire Inspector and Insurance […]

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A breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy?

A breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy?

I learned a valuable lesson last night after reading an email about a breakthrough in the research on the mysterious Melanson genealogy. I should not read emails on my tablet just before turning off the bedroom light. Once I read the following email informing me of a discovery made by Paul Delaney in 2012 of […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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