Revolutionary War

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr.

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr.

Amazon.com Widgets Shop Amazon – Get Up to 80% Back When You Sell Us Your Books Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales Brigadier General Evan S. Shelby Jr., born in 1725 in Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales to Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby) and his wife Catherine Morgan and was baptised in St. Caron’s church. This […]

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Genealogy News Bites – April 10, 2014

Genealogy News Bites – April 10, 2014

The Week Adolf Hitler’s wife Eva Braun ‘had Jewish ancestry’ Scientists who extracted genetic material from Eva Braun’s hair found she had Jewish ancestry… Gloucester Citizen Old fashioned baby names dying out: The full list from Ancestry.co.uk Research carried out by Ancestry.co.uk studied birth records for 1905 and produced a ‘top 100′. They then compared […]

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Researching Welsh Quaker Ancestors in Pennsylvania

Researching Welsh Quaker Ancestors in Pennsylvania

Welsh Quaker ancestors are the major cultural group that comprises the majority of the ancestry of my children (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, […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to January 3, 2014

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to January 3, 2014

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to January 3, 2014 Family Search.org Russia Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1939 United Kingdom England and Wales, Birth Index, 1800-1920 England and Wales, Death Index 1800-1920 England and Wales, Marriage Index, 1800-1920 United States Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950 Michigan, Eastern District, Naturalization Index, 1907-1995 Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999 Montana, […]

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Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek.

Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek.

Capt. George MEEK, Mark’s 6th great grandfather, was born in 1741 in Maryland to Robert and Elizabeth (Alexander) MEEK. He married Rachel HERRON (b. 1749; d. after 1810) daughter of David and Elizabeth HERRON, in 1770. George spent his formative years in Maryland. It is likely he moved to Centre County, Pennsylvania upon his marriage […]

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Finally, we can honor our ancestral war heroes on the internet.

Finally, we can honor our ancestral war heroes on the internet.

I take great pride in our family’s military history in both Canada and the United States and have been researching our ancestral war heroes for decades now. There is a special emotional connection with these people that is not there for others and it’s based in my own appreciation for them and their sacrifices on […]

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Ancestry.com offers free July 4th weekend access to the 1940 census and the Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications.

Ancestry.com offers free July 4th weekend access to the 1940 census and the Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications.

When writing my previous post, I explained how Library and Archives Canada should be (and is for me) the first site visited when researching Canadian ancestors. The site I visit most often when researching ancestors anywhere else, including in Canada, is Ancestry.com.  I have a long-standing world subscription with Ancestry.ca, which allows me to search […]

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

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 […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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