War of 1812

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Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky is the grandson of the original immigrant from Wales, Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby), who is eighth great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart; the son of Brigadier General Evan Shelby, who is the son of Evan (Dhu) and seventh great granduncle to my children; and is therefore first cousin […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – May 3, 2014

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – May 3, 2014

The  following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions since April 26, 2014.   FamilySearch.org England England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936 England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913 England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910 New Zealand New Zealand, Auckland, Albertland Index, 1862-1962 Peru Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 Philippines Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de […]

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Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr.

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr.

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales St. Caron’s Church, Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales – Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. 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 […]

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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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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
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