Diaries

Transcription – The Spanish American War Diary of William Dennis Matthews Sr.

Transcription – The Spanish American War Diary of William Dennis Matthews Sr.

The following is a transcription of the Spanish American War Diary of William Dennis Matthews Sr. Anything of which I’m not sure is in [square brackets]. PLEASE NOTE: This post is an exact transcription of the original document and contains language some readers may find offensive.   W. D. Matthews, Private Co. “E” 1st Infy […]

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Transcription – War Diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917.

Transcription – War Diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917.

The following is my full transcription of photocopies of the handwritten pages of the war diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917, during which my great uncle Joseph Philias Albert Emery went missing in action. 1917 Vol. VIII, Page I March 1st Battalion in the lines […]

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Now’s your chance to check out Ancestry.com’s free DNA kit.

Now’s your chance to check out Ancestry.com’s free DNA kit.

If you’ve ever considered a subscription at Ancestry.com, now’s your chance to buy the 6 month subscription, and you’ll get a bonus of a free DNA kit valued at $99. That’s the same value as the Ancestry.com subscription, so you’re essentially getting everything at half price. My tough luck is that I’m already subscribed so […]

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Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky is the grandson of the original immigrant from Wales, Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby), who is eighth great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart; the son of Brigadier General Evan Shelby, who is the son of Evan (Dhu) and seventh great granduncle to my children; and is therefore first cousin […]

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Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

In researching genealogy, translating French words as well as words from other languages can be troublesome and mistakes can easily be made. Getting one term wrong can mean taking your research off in the wrong direction based on the interpretation of that word. While researching my French Canadian, Acadian and French Canadian ancestors, I frequently […]

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What We Don’t Hear About Vimy Ridge

What We Don’t Hear About Vimy Ridge

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) from April 9 to 12, 1917, with the objective of gaining control of the German held high ground, ensuring that the southern flank of the forces could advance without the threat of German […]

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