Transcription: Affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams.

Alanson and Mitty Adams.

  Below is my transcription of the affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams regarding the Civil War service of William B. Coon and David Coon.   Written in left margin of document: Sworn to and subscribed before me and I certify that I know affidavits to be credible to [??] and that I am disinterested and that …

Documents of Elsie Kiefer for the Civil War pension of Francis E. Keifer.

Civil War pension of Francis E. Keifer

Elsie A. Kiefer, widow of Francis E. Keifer.   Documents in application of the pension of Francis E. Kiefer, who died in the Civil War.     STATEMENT OF PENSION BENEFITS TO SIX MONTHS AFTER SOLDIER’S DEATH   17879 12,757 Francis Keefer Company G. , 23 Reg’t. AID TO VOLUNTEERS No. 5710 _______________________ 9    In …

Genealogy Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Charles G. Blythe.

Tombstone of Charles G. Blythe.

  The following is my genealogy transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Charles G. Blythe of 22 May 1913, probated 19 Jan 1914 in Covington, Fountain County, Indiana.   THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT   of Charles G. Blythe, of the city of Covington in the County of Fountain and State of Indiana …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Nov 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Nov 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Nov 2015.   Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014 Guam Guam, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1947-1952 Moldova Moldova Church Books, 1811-1936 Poland Poland, Evangelical Church Books, 1700-2005 Russia Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1939 United …

In Remembrance.

In remembrance.

Being from a dedicated military family, this is a somber time of year for us, in remembrance of those we lost.   The relationships to our children, Erin and Stuart, are in italics following the excerpt. Remembering those we lost in battle:   Private David Coon (1824-1864) – Civil War (4th great grandfather) The following letters, …

A salute to our veterans from Billion Graves!

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

In honor of those who have served and/or fallen in the past to protect us and our freedoms, Billion Graves has added over 8 million military records to their Billion Graves Plus Special Collections database.   To help with everyone’s research (Yea!), these records will be cross-referenced with the GPS headstone records for access by …

Can anyone help identify this mystery military uniform?

Children of Antoine Labelle and Joséphine Périard (Périllard)

UPDATE Today I received a response to one of my many inquiries, trying to get information about this uniform. This one was from the War Museum of Canada and stated:   FW: cortrack #3906 CWM – Contact Us Web Form: General Information or Questions Arlene Doucette (arlene.doucette@warmuseum.ca)To: christineblythe500@hotmail.com Cc: Nancy Lauzière Dear Ms Blythe, Thank …