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 …

Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey; Thorne-Thorn.

First Muster, Spring 1637, Massachusetts Bay Colony.

The following is my genealogy transcription of the Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey; volume II, pages 548-552; Thorne – Thorn. William Thorne was the 10th great grandfather to our children.   (Featured image above: First Muster, Spring 1637, Massachusetts Bay Colony via Wikipedia.org.)   548 STATE OF NEW JERSEY.   THORNE-THORN   Salem, Massachusetts Bay …

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, …

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, …

Genealogy Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Kni – Kno.

New England.

  Following is my transcription of “New England Marriages Prior to 1700″ for surnames starting with ‘K’ from Knight to Knowles, and all varied surnames of spouses.   _________________________________   NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700   445 KNIGHT, Joseph (1673-) & Martha (GIBSON) LILLEY, w Reuben; 4 Apr 1699; Woburn KNIGHT, Lawrence (-1728) & …

Genealogy transcription: Biography of Eli Kirk Price of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Eli Kirk Price Sr.

  The following is my transcription of the biography of Eli Kirk Price of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania taken from “The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Pennsylvania of the Nineteenth Century;” Galaxy Publishing Company, Philadelphia, 1874; pages 109-110.] The originals and more on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.   Price, Hon. Eli Kirk, Lawyer, was born …

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 …

Genealogy and bio: Reynolds, Matthews family moves from Canada to America.

Reynolds, Jim with Paul and Marshall - 1945

Harmond James (Jim) Reynolds (see left) was the step-father of my father-in-law, Marsh Blythe and his brother Paul, as well as father to Marsh and Paul’s half-brother William and half-sister Helen. (The original data and images on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.) It was as a result of his relationship with Louise Matthews …