The Bourgs of Acadia

St. John River Campaign: Raid on Grimrose (present day Gagetown, New Brunswick). Expulsion of the Acadians.

  I and my children are descended from several noteworthy immigrants from France who were original pioneers of Acadia, including the Bourgs of Acadia.   In the past, I have posted about our Melanson ancestors, who we most readily associate ourselves with, since the family name carried down through the generations to my mother, who …

Transcription: Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Leonard Scott Keefer Sr.

Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer ___________________ SCOTT KEEFER PASSES AWAY. Scott Keefer died at his home in this city last Saturday morning about nine o’clock, aged 73 years, 3 months and 12 days. While his health had been failing gradually for the last two or three years, it was not until about New Year, when …

Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.

The Gravensteen in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium

  Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.   Featured image: By Paul Hermans from nl, CC BY-SA 3.0 Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.   Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Church Books, 1552-1963 Czech Republic Land Records, 1450-1889 Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Norway …

Transcription: Draft Board Delinquents, Arlington Heights Herald, January 29, 1943

Blythe, Clayton William - 1943 Newspaper - Article only

Following is the transcription of a newspaper article listing draft board delinquents printed in the Arlington Heights Herald on January 29, 1943.   Arlington Heights Herald Volume 16, Number 23 Friday, January 29, 1943   List more delinquents of draft board The following men, registered with Selective Service Local Board No. 1, are classified as …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016. Featured image above: Holstentor (old town gate) in Lübeck, Germany. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Migrant Files, 1945-1968 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Land Records, 1450-1889 Ecuador Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 France France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, …

The Battle of the Somme was fought above and below ground.

Battle of the Somme was fought above and below ground.

  Trench warfare – where opposing forces faced each other across battle grounds in trenches and sought to advance on one another to gain ground – is a well known aspect of the First World War.   What is less well known is the underground battle being fought simultaneously. The Battle of the Somme is noted for …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions

  The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.   El Salvador Civil Registration El Salvador, 1704-1990 Hungary Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980 Italy Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942 Peru Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 Spain Spain, Diocese …

William The Conqueror I, King of England

William the Conqueror - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org1584 × 1345Search by image Image from the Bayeux Tapestry showing William with his half-brothers. William is in the centre, Odo is on the left with empty hands, and Robert is on the right.

  William The Conqueror I, King of England and 28th great grandfather to my children through their father’s ancestry, was born in  Chateau de Falaise, Normandy, France in 1026 to Robert “le Diable, the Devil” II, Duc de Normandie (999-1035) and Arlette de Falaise (1003-1050), a tanner’s daughter.   As he was the illegitimate son …