Genealogy mistakes can and will be made…

Tombstone of Charles G. Blythe.

  …and I’ve made my share of genealogy mistakes.   As a beginner genealogist, over 20 years ago, I started researching our family history and my initial research was my husband’s ‘Blythe’ tree. Since our last name is Blythe, it seemed like the best place to start. The definition of the word ‘beginner’ accurately describes the …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.

Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.

  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 …

Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

  In researching genealogy, translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky, and the same goes for other languages as well, and mistakes can easily be made.   Getting one term, phrase or word wrong can mean taking your research off in the wrong direction based on the interpretation of that word.   While …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 May 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 May 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 May 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Argentina Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955 Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 …

Documents of Elsie Kiefer for the Civil War pension of Francis E. Keifer.

Civil War pension of Francis E. Keifer

Elsie A. Kiefer, widow of Francis E. Keifer.   Documents in application of the pension of Francis E. Kiefer, who died in the Civil War.     STATEMENT OF PENSION BENEFITS TO SIX MONTHS AFTER SOLDIER’S DEATH   17879 12,757 Francis Keefer Company G. , 23 Reg’t. AID TO VOLUNTEERS No. 5710 _______________________ 9    In …

New Jersey Abstracts of Wills, 1670-1817, page 37 – Joseph Bird Sr. and Jr.

Will abstracts of Joseph Bird Sr. and Joseph Bird Jr.

The following is my transcription of New Jersey Abstracts of Wills, 1670-1817, page 37, including the will abstracts of Joseph Bird Sr. and Joseph Bird Jr. Featured image of Boxwood Hall (built c. 1750), Elizabeth, New Jersey CALENDAR OF WILLS—-1791-1795 37 between them; children of son Peter the remaining f/r, to be equally divided between them. Executors …

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

Grand Army of the Republic Postcard

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 May 2016.   Featured image above: Grand Army of the Republic postcard. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 May 2016.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Canada Canadian Headstones Ontario, District Marriage Registers, …

Transcription: Obituary for Mary Ann (Jaques) Keefer of Elba, Wisconsin.

Obituary for Mary Ann Keefer

Obituary for Mary Ann (Jaques) Keefer of Elba, Wisconsin.   (Mary Ann Jaques, Mary Ann Keefer) KEEFER — At the home of her son Charles, in the town of Elba, Saturday March 11, 1899, Mrs. C. W. Keefer, aged 72 years and 10 months. Mary A. Jaques, was born in New York state May 11, …