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, …

Genealogy Transcription: Philadelphia Quaker Meeting Records of 1681 to 1935.

4th and Arch St. Friends Meeting House in the late 19th century.

  The following is my genealogy transcription of the Quaker Meeting Records page covering later 1808 and 1809 in the Quaker Meeting Records of 1681 to 1935 from the Philadelphia Meeting.   Names of the Deceased | Date of the order for Interment | Age of the deceased | Where Buried | Late Residence | Occasional Notes Sarah Taylor, wife of Lewis Taylor | 11th …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Genealogy Mystery: Who were Christian W. Keefer’s parents?

Keefer, Christian W. and Mary A

Christian W. Keefer (Chester) is an important figure in one of the main branches of my husband’s and children’s ascendancy. He married Mary Ann Jacques and they eventually settled and raised a family in Dodge County, Wisconsin. (Original data, images and more are available for this individual and family on Blythe Genealogy.)  After numerous years …

Richard Knight of Newbury, Massachusetts; 1603-1683.

Newbury, Massachusetts; Memorial of First Settlers.

  Richard Knight, 12th great grandfather to our children, Erin and Stuart, was born January 14, 1603 in Romsey, Hampshire, England to William Knight (1568-1630) and Elizabeth (Carter) Knight (1571-    ). He was christened June 28, 1607 at 4 years of age in Melksham, Wiltshire, England.   It is documented that Richard Knight immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts in 1635 …