Robinson Coke Jones: Breaking through a brick wall from the other side.

Robinson Coke Jones: Breaking through a brick wall from the other side.

Today, I finally broke through a long standing brick wall that seemed unbreakable. Out of all my discoveries in our family’s genealogy, this is the one that proves that perseverance and analytical thinking in the face of questions and confusion do pay off – to a point. For several years, all I knew was that I …

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, …

Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, ‘G’ surnames

Amelia County, Virginia

  Transcription of page 40 showing surnames beginning with ‘G’ of “Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850.”   April 24, 1777——Gray, William & Susan Crenshaw (d. of Mary.) October 18, 1781——Gray, William & Lucy Wilson. September, 5, 1782——Gray, Gabriel (son of John) & Rebecca Willson. July, 1818——Gray, Edwin & Rebecca McGasson. February 10, 1768——Green, Wm. & Obedience …

Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, 1700-1850; ‘C’ Surnames

Cocke's Mill, Albemarle County, Virginia.

  Virginia Marriage Records, 1700-1850; ‘C’ Surnames   (Featured image above: Cocke’s Mill, Albemarle County, Virginia.) September, 1789, Clements, John, & Nancy Walthall, (d. of William). January, 1797, Clements, Joseph, & Susan A. Woodson. December, 1830, Clements, John, & Martha Webster. Nov. 13, 1788, Cliborne, Leonard, & Fanny Tanner. Robt. Tanner. April 14, 1767, Cobbs, John …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1 May 2016.

Coach Depot, Webster & Rometch in Hobart, Tasmanania in the early 1900s.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 May 2016.New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915 Featured image: Coach Depot, Webster & Rometch in Hobart, Tasmanania in the early 1900s. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1 May 2016.   Canada New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919 Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869 …

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 …