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 …

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 …

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!

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 …