Diaries

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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WWI War Stories

WWI War Stories

In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in WWI. The first was my grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Philias Albert Emery, and the second was another grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Turmaine – and here are their WWI war stories. PTE. JOSEPH PHILIAS ALBERT EMERY, the son of Albert Emery and […]

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LAC announces acquisition of Emily Carr’s journal.

LAC announces acquisition of Emily Carr’s journal.

Having lived on the west coast of Canada for most of my life, and having visited several British Columbia museums, art galleries, etc. over the years, I can say that one artist’s work was sure to appear or even be featured. Emily Carr is an icon of western Canadian art and is known most for […]

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UK National Archives treasures: WWI war diaries now online.

UK National Archives treasures: WWI war diaries now online.

One site I always make sure to return to is the UK National Archives site. This time, I’m returning to check out the third batch of 724 WWI war diaries from France and Flanders available at their First World War 100 portal. It’s on this site I’ve found some of the oldest and most intriguing finds […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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