What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

  Today starts the 99th anniversary period (April 9-16th) of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, in honor of which I am posting this article previously written and included several links to other posts with information about my ancestors and Vimy Ridge.   The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of …

The UK National Archives’ site “The Cabinet Papers”: UK government history.

UK National Archives site.

What is available to researchers on “The Cabinet Papers” site? Records from 1915 to 1982 including full text is searchable from this site. Some of these records, however, have been redacted under the Public Records Act. These records include: Decisions and discussions of cabinet. Background reports and papers provided for cabinet ministers before cabinet meetings. …

Transcripton: U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 for Wesley Elmer Blythe

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 for Wesley Elmer Blythe

The following is my transcripton of the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 for Wesley Elmer Blythe.   (Front …) REGISTRATION CARD FORM #: ?78 No.: 64 ROW 1 Name in Full:     Wesley Elmer Blythe      (Given name, Family name)          Age in yrs.: 26 ROW 2 Home Address:    718 Wayne …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jan 2016.

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  Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jan 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jan 2016.   Canada Ontario Births, 1869-1911 Honduras Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 Spain Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1956 Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1760-1956 United Kingdom England and Wales Census, 1861 …

Awesome links for genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

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 …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 24 Nov 2015.

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 24 Nov 2015.     FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 24 Nov 2015.   Australia Australia, New South Wales, Census, 1891 Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961 Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014 Portugal Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911 Switzerland Switzerland, Bern, Civil Registration, 1792-1876 United States Connecticut, …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Nov 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Nov 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Nov 2015.   Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014 Guam Guam, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1947-1952 Moldova Moldova Church Books, 1811-1936 Poland Poland, Evangelical Church Books, 1700-2005 Russia Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1939 United …

In Remembrance.

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, …