biography

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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Replacing “Genealogy News Bites” with new daily newsletter, “Empty Nest Heritage Daily.”

Replacing “Genealogy News Bites” with new daily newsletter, “Empty Nest Heritage Daily.”

As of this week, my regular post “Genealogy News Bites” has been discontinued and replaced with “Empty Nest Heritage Daily.” Rather than losing, our readers will be gaining considerably with our new daily newsletter, “Empty Nest Heritage Daily.” If you’re interested in getting this interesting, comprehensive and informative newsletter, just complete the subscription form in […]

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What happened to civility and cooperation in genealogy research?

What happened to civility and cooperation in genealogy research?

The vast majority of my interactions with regard to my own genealogical research and that of fellow genealogists has been friendly, cooperative and extremely helpful. Infrequently, however, I have been in a position to wonder what is happening to the culture of civility and cooperation in genealogy research? Although there have been small incidents that […]

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Transcription: Joss family biography.

Transcription: Joss family biography.

The following is my transcription of the biography of the Joss family, taken as an excerpt from a compilation of numerous biographies in the book “Cabri: Through the Years”, page 619. JOSS FAMILY Duncan Joss came west from Quebec in 1909, with the railway, as a carpenter. He filed on his homestead, and brought his […]

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