War of 1812

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr.

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr.

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 Evan Shelby’s birth is frequently confused with that of his younger brother Evan who was born […]

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War of 1812: Preserve the pensions.

War of 1812: Preserve the pensions.

You can help to preserve the War of 1812 pension records! One of the benefits of the modern era of genealogy research is the massive and rapid digitization of records that could be centuries old, being held  schools, churches, government offices, archives, museums and private households. Why is this beneficial? Provides easy access to researchers. […]

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Transcription: Isaac Shelby’s Order for Recruitment of Troops for the War of 1812.

Transcription: Isaac Shelby’s Order for Recruitment of Troops for the War of 1812.

The following is my transcription of a document from Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky, ordering the recruitment of troops for the Kentucky Militia, to fight against Upper Canada in the War of 1812. FRANKFORT, July 31st, 1813. DEAR SIR, THE following address to the militia of Kentucky will inform you of the call that has […]

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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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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.ca offers free access to military records for Canadians

Ancestry.ca offers free access to military records for Canadians

Free access to military records for Canadians on Ancestry.ca is a definite opportunity not to be missed. For the period of November 7 to 12, 2013, the numerous (over 4.4 million) military records available include: Military Honours and Award Citation Cards, 1900-1961. Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer Militia, 1857-1922. Canada, War Graves Registers: […]

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O Canada!

O Canada!

FEATURED POST: Originally published almost three years ago, this post contains a lot of valuable information for those researching their ancestry in Canada. As a refresher and for those who missed it the first time around, here ya go… I love Canada and I’m proud to be Canadian. But… researching Canada genealogy can be problematic. […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 18, 2013

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 18, 2013

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to date.   FamilySearch.org Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2012 England England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900 Indonesia Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Banyumas, Naturalization Records, 1970-2012 Italy Italy, Macerata, Macerata, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 Italy, Siracusa, Siracusa, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1900-1942 Mexico Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978 […]

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