Military

William B. Coon – Soldier in the War of 1812

William B. Coon – Soldier in the War of 1812

In a previous post, I told the story of David Coon, the fourth great grandfather to my children Erin and Stuart, and his service and death in the Civil War. His father, William B. Coon (about 1789 to August 25, 1854) was also a soldier, but in his case he served in the War of […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions, 29 July, 2014

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions, 29 July, 2014

Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions up to and including 29 July, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, Censuses, 1800-1945 Korea Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2012 Spain Spain, Diocese of Lugo, Catholic Parish Records, 1550-1930 United States Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007 Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013 Mormon […]

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What happened to William Read Kirk after the devastating Ohio State Penitentiary fire of 1930?

What happened to William Read Kirk after the devastating Ohio State Penitentiary fire of 1930?

The whereabouts of William Read Kirk after the Ohio State Penitentiary fire of 1930 is a fascinating and ongoing mystery for our family. After the death of my husband’s grandmother Louise Reynolds (nee Froemling) in 1989, family members received numerous documents, photos and pieces of correspondence that were found amongst her effects. Although Louise had […]

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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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Genealogy News Bites to July 19, 2014.

Genealogy News Bites to July 19, 2014.

Following are the most recent genealogy news bites and headlines up to July 19, 2014. National Archives CSV validator – a new digital preservation tool Today marks the official release of a new digital preservation tool developed by The National Archives, CSV Validator version 1.0. This follows on from well known tools such as DROID… […]

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