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…

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…

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…

An 1866 poster attacking the Freedmans' Bureau.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.

Featured image: An 1866 poster attacking the Freedmans’ Bureau.   The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.   Australia Australia, Queensland, Maryborough Public Records, 1847-1989 Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers, 1800-1990 Czech read on…

St. John River Campaign: Raid on Grimrose (present day Gagetown, New Brunswick). Expulsion of the Acadians.
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The Bourgs of Acadia

  I and my children are descended from several noteworthy immigrants from France who were original pioneers of Acadia, including the Bourgs of Acadia.   In the past, I have posted about our Melanson ancestors, who we most readily associate ourselves with, since the family name carried down through the generations to my mother, who stopped using the Melanson name read on…

Wilton House Museum, Henrico, Virginia
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Henrico County Rent Roll of April 1705.

  The following is the transcription of the Henrico County, Virginia Rent Roll of April 1705. Featured image: Wilton House Museum, Henrico, Virginia. (The number following the name indicates the acreage held.)   [dropcap type=”square or circle”] A [/dropcap]     Andrews, Thomas – 396 Ascouth, Mary – 633 Adkins, Jno – 125 Archer, Jno – 335 Archer, Geo – 1738 Aldy, read on…

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016. Featured image above: Holstentor (old town gate) in Lübeck, Germany. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Migrant Files, 1945-1968 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Land Records, 1450-1889 Ecuador Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 France France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789 read on…