William Read Shelby, Biography
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Transcription: William Read Shelby biographies

NOTE: In biography of William Read Shelby and some other biographies of Shelbys of the time, the birthplace is erroneously claimed to be Cameron, Wales, when in truth it was Tregaron, Carnarvon, Wales. ____________ Shelby, William Read, Vice-President, Treasurer and Purchasing Agent Grand Rapids & Indiana Ry. Oflice Grand Rapids. Mich. Born Dec. 4, 184, in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Educated 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…

Fort Hall, Pocatello, Idaho.
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Transcription: Biography of Dr. Oscar B. Steely; Dictionary of National Biography

Following is my transcription of the biography of Dr. Oscar B. Steely from the Dictionary of National Biography. Featured image: Replica of the first Fort Hall in Pocatello, Idaho. DR. OSCAR B. STEELY.   Greater than the responsibility of almost any other line of human endeavor is that which rests upon the physician; the issues of life and death are in read on…

Leonard Scott Keefer Sr.
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Transcription: Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer ___________________ SCOTT KEEFER PASSES AWAY. Scott Keefer died at his home in this city last Saturday morning about nine o’clock, aged 73 years, 3 months and 12 days. While his health had been failing gradually for the last two or three years, it was not until about New Year, when he had a severe attack read on…

Fort Boonesborough
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Transcription: Biography of Susannah Hart Shelby

  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 and in the fort at read on…

Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.   featured image: Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.   Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Denmark Denmark, Probate Indexes, 1674-1851 France France, Haute-Garonne, read on…

First Muster, Spring 1637, Massachusetts Bay Colony.
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Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey; Thorne-Thorn.

The following is my genealogy transcription of the Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey; volume II, pages 548-552; Thorne – Thorn. William Thorne was the 10th great grandfather to our children.   (Featured image above: First Muster, Spring 1637, Massachusetts Bay Colony via Wikipedia.org.)   548 STATE OF NEW JERSEY.   THORNE-THORN   Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, was established August 23, read on…

Records of Radnor Monthly Meeting.
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Genealogy Transcription: US Quaker Meeting Records of 1681-1935, pg 18.

  The following is my transcription of page 18 of US Quaker Meeting Records of 1681-1935. Although it appears to be incomplete, it was fine for my purposes – information about John Bevan.   18 John Bevan, as this good man lived many years in Pennsylvania, I hope it will not be thought improper to use his name in a read on…