Researching Welsh Quakers in Pennsylvania.

Welsh Quakers. Bryn Mawr, near Dolgelly. Built by Rees Lews. The birthplace of Rowland Ellis, 1650.

Welsh Quaker ancestors are the cultural group from which the majority of the ancestors of my children originate (on my husband’s side).   One of the benefits of researching this culture is that the people were religious, often educated (could read and write) and were very good at documenting vital statistics and events. As a …

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 …

Illinois State Archives introduce their new Global Database Search

ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES – Global Database Search The new global Search feature pulls results from all databases resident on the Illinois State Archives site. The listing of results will show all databases matching the name entered. From there, just click on a database from the list to obtain a listing of all results for that …

Unknown Soldiers: DNA technology makes it possible for their remains to be identified.

Unknown soldiers can be identified! More than 83,000 US service members lost since the start of WWII are still missing, according to a representative of the Department of Defence. Several lie in forgotten graves on the battlefield and below memorials offering no clue to their identities. New techniques in DNA technology may mean we have …

Take advantage of free military records searches in honor of Memorial Day!

A great opportunity to find those military ancestors! Ancestry.com is offering access to free military records over the weekend in honor of Memorial Day! From Thursday, May 23rd through Monday, May 27th, Ancestry.com is offering free access to Search Military Recordsthat include new military collections, draft, enlistment and service records. This is your opportunity to …

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – December 9, 2012

FamilySearch.org Brazil Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2012 Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1890-2012 Chile Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010 Canada Manitoba, Church Records, 1800-1959 Prince Edward Island, Church Records, 1777-1985 Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957 Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954 China China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2010 Czech Republic Czech …

Transcription – History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, by Henry Graham Ashmead

Update Schedule: August 27, 2012 – Pages 4 to 6 August 28, 2012 – Page 7 to 24 August 31, 2012 – Page 25 to 40 September 6, 2012 – Page 41 to 55 __________________________________________________________ To access this or any other images or sources for this or any other individual in our Blythe Database, click …

Ancestry.com and New York Archives Agree to Make New York State Records Available for Free

As a result of an agreement between several New York local and state resources and Ancestry.com, a database is being made available on Ancestry.com for free access to New York residents. The State Archives of New York will continue to add documentary records, in addition to video, audio and photographic images from agriculture, maps, immigration, …