biography

Let’s all work to save and expand our genealogical resources.

I have been researching my family’s genealogy for over twenty years and my appreciation of the tireless and volunteer contributions in the pursuit of genealogy is endless. All of our continuing efforts to expand our own genealogies do contribute to the cumulative effort of us all to save and expand our genealogical resources. At one […]

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False Portraits: In genealogy, don’t take portraits at face value.

False Portraits: In genealogy, don’t take portraits at face value.

  I happened upon this article on the Library and Archives Canada Blog today and was surprised to learn just how prevalent false portraits really are. Although I have been aware that some portraits were false or mythical, I did believe that the majority of them were identified as such. I was aware, however, that […]

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From Chatterton to Blythe: A Family’s Journey to America

From Chatterton to Blythe: A Family’s Journey to America

Although this Richard Chatterton is one of many in the line and is not the earliest Chatterton ancestor of my husband and children, he was the key to finding everyone else. At least, his will was. One day, I decided to check out the UK Archives site and happened upon his will, in which several […]

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The sinking of the White Ship.

The sinking of the White Ship.

Several of my children’s ancestors were among the hundreds who perished in the sinking of the White Ship off Barfleur, France in 1120. During my years of researching the medieval ancestry of Mark and our children, I’ve noticed a recurring theme. Several of the ancestors were casualties of the disastrous shipwreck of the “White Ship”. […]

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Transcription: Biography of Reuben H. Meek.

Transcription: Biography of Reuben H. Meek.

The following is my transcription of the biography of Reuben H. Meek, taken from pages 124 and 125 in the “Commemorative Biographical Record.” 124 COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD [Last paragraphs of another unrelated biography] REUBEN H. MEEK. Among the sturdy Scotch who came from Edinburgh, Scotland, to America before the Revolutionary war, was Rebert Meek and […]

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Transcription: Biography of Joan Antrobus

Transcription: Biography of Joan Antrobus

Following is my transcription of the biography of Joan Antrobus taken from pages 67 to 69 of The Great Migration – Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Vol I. Click on the image for a full size view, or to save. JOAN ANTROBUS ORIGIN: St Albans, Hertfordshire MIGRATION: 1635 FIRST RESIDENCE: Unknown ESTATE: On 16 May […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack, British Columbia, V2P 5B9 Canada
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