The ancestor quest: humor, poems and prose for Genealogists.

Funny genealogy.

I have gathered and transcribed several items of humor, poems and prose for Genealogists that have touched me in some way. The ones I have selected and printed below are my favorites of the hundreds that can be found – and the ones that hit home the most.     Dear Ancestor   Your tombstone …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 Apr 2016.

FamilySearch.org updates and additions.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Apr 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 Apr 2016.   Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1869 Australia Australia, Victoria Coastal Passenger Lists, 1852-1924 China China, Imperial Examinations and Related Papers (Han Yu-shan Collection), 1646-1904 Germany Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration, 1811-1814, …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 31 Mar 2016.

Mainz, Germany; Ancestry.com updates and additions.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 31 Mar 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Japan Japan Genealogies, 850-2012 Japan Village Records, 709-1982 Netherlands Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1800-1952 Peru Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, …

Genealogy transcription: Obituary of Lucian A. Porter.

Strong-Porter House, Coventry, Connecticut

The following is my genealogy transcription of the obituary of Lucian A. Porter, who died in Coventry, Connecticut. The original and more on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.   Obituary for Lucian A. Porter Featured image above: There was an interpretive sign there, explaining how the Strong-Porter house was originally built …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2016.

Mexico

The following is my list of the current Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2016.   Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1913 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 …

Genealogy and bio: Reynolds, Matthews family moves from Canada to America.

Reynolds, Jim with Paul and Marshall - 1945

Harmond James (Jim) Reynolds (see left) was the step-father of my father-in-law, Marsh Blythe and his brother Paul, as well as father to Marsh and Paul’s half-brother William and half-sister Helen. (The original data and images on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.) It was as a result of his relationship with Louise Matthews …

Genealogy transcription: Last Will and Testament of Johannis Withers.

St. Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Bishops Cannings

The following is my genealogy transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Johannis Withers (John Withers). (The original data, images and more are also available on Blythe Genealogy.) The Will image follows the transcription text. In the name of God Amen The present ??? eighteenth day of November in the yeere of our Lord …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

Salem, Massachusetts: Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to date.   Although I have worked in the past to post these each week, I’m finding that the updates are not as regular as they used to be and therefore, it’s much better to post them every two weeks (approximately).   FamilySearch.org Updates …