Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.

  The following is my list of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.   Featured image: Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   American Samoa American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Chile Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903 Denmark read on…

Porter records in Connecticut
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Transcription: Porter records in Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; pg 801-804.

The following is my transcription of the Porter records in Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; pg 801-804 – including that of my children’s 9th great grandfather Deacon Thomas Porter, Jr. and several other ancestors.   [801] (Details) ; Vol. ; Page POMEROY, POMROY, Nathanael m. Susanna (Seymour)*, July 20, 1733.* (“Seymour” in pencil) ; 1 ; 114 Rachel, of Amherst & read on…

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Transcription: Civil War Letters of Private David Coon (1824-1864)

Transcription of the final pages of this extensive project of the Civil War Letters of Private David Coon was completed April 10, 2013.   Page 1… FOREWORD. The following letters, written by David Coon to his wife and children, are here collected, carefully copied from the originals. Many of the letters were written on such scraps of paper as were read on…

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)
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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law now holds one of the read on…

FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016.

  Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016.   Benin Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers, 1800-1990 Germany Germany, Bavaria, Nuremberg Civil Registration, 1803-1886 Ghana Ghana Census, 1984 Italy Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 Jamaica Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999 read on…

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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 case, I don’t read on…

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 29 Sep 2016.

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 29 Sep 2016. Featured image: Canal in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 29 Sep 2016.   Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 Australia Australia Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005 Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912 Australia, Victoria, Inquest Deposition Files, 1840-1925 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, read on…

Map of the coast of Virginia in the 17th century.
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Transcription: Notes from Albemarle Parish Register, Sussex County, Virginia.

  WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE   Quarterly Historical Magazine; VOL. XIV. JULY, 1905. No. 1.   NOTES FROMA ALBEMARLE; PARISH REGISTER, SUSSEX COUNTY, VA.   Amy, daughter of Robert Hicks and Mary his wife, born 7 April, 1742. Absalom, son of Joseph Harwood and Sarah his wife, born 2 August, 1743. Benjamin, son of Willet Robards and Faith his wife, born read on…