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…

FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016.

  Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016.   FamilySearch.org 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…

Mexico
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2016.

The following is my list of the current Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2016.   Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1913 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, read on…

Genealogy and family tree research in Canada.
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Awesome links for genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

  I love Canada and I’m proud to be Canadian.   But…   I learned very quickly when I started researching, that Canadian genealogical data available online can be sporadic and difficult to find.   Because genealogy research in Canada can be problematic, this post lists ‘awesome’ links for genealogy and family tree research in Canada.   In the beginning, read on…

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org 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…

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 29 Aug 2015.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 29 Aug 2015.

The following lists are of the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 29 Aug 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 29 Aug 2015. Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1869 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Germany Germany, Hesse, Civil Registration, 1874-1927 Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg and Posen, Church Book Duplicates, 1794-1874 United Kingdom England and Wales Census, 1901 UK, American Loyalist Claims, read on…

St. Caron's Church, Tregaron, Wales
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Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales.   Brig. Gen. Evan 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 earlier brother Evan, who was born in 1720 and died as an read on…

Declaration of the War of 1812 in Upper Canada.
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Did my children’s ancestors fight on both sides of the War of 1812?

Of all the wars our ancestors have fought, the War of 1812 is the one that most interests me because I’m Canadian, and the result of this war is recognized as the birth of our nation. After researching ancestors on both sides, I’ve discovered several on Mark’s side who fought in the War of 1812, but I’m left with one read on…