In remembrance.
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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, written by David read on… Updates and Additions
Mexican War and Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016. and Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016. Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016.   Benin Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers, 1800-1990 Germany Germany, Bavaria, Nuremberg Civil Registration, 1803-1886 Ghana Ghana Census, 1984 Italy Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 Jamaica Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999 read on… and Updates and Additions
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A salute to our veterans from Billion Graves!

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 Billion Graves to more results read on…

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

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 result, there are several very read on…

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Now’s your chance to check out’s free DNA kit.

If you’ve ever considered a subscription at , 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 subscription, so you’re essentially getting everything at half price. My tough luck is that I’m already subscribed so I don’t qualify, because read on…

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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 search string. In order to read on…