Robinson Coke Jones: Breaking through a brick wall from the other side.

Robinson Coke Jones: Breaking through a brick wall from the other side.

Today, I finally broke through a long standing brick wall that seemed unbreakable. Out of all my discoveries in our family’s genealogy, this is the one that proves that perseverance and analytical thinking in the face of questions and confusion do pay off – to a point. For several years, all I knew was that I …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 May 2016.

Grand Army of the Republic Postcard

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 May 2016.   Featured image above: Grand Army of the Republic postcard. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 May 2016.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Canada Canadian Headstones Ontario, District Marriage Registers, …

Transcription: Obituary for Mary Ann (Jaques) Keefer of Elba, Wisconsin.

Obituary for Mary Ann Keefer

Obituary for Mary Ann (Jaques) Keefer of Elba, Wisconsin.   (Mary Ann Jaques, Mary Ann Keefer) KEEFER — At the home of her son Charles, in the town of Elba, Saturday March 11, 1899, Mrs. C. W. Keefer, aged 72 years and 10 months. Mary A. Jaques, was born in New York state May 11, …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1 May 2016.

Coach Depot, Webster & Rometch in Hobart, Tasmanania in the early 1900s.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 May 2016.New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915 Featured image: Coach Depot, Webster & Rometch in Hobart, Tasmanania in the early 1900s. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1 May 2016.   Canada New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919 Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869 …

The ancestor quest: humor, poems and prose for Genealogists.

Funny genealogy.

I have gathered and transcribed several items of humor, poems and prose for Genealogists that have touched me in some way. The ones I have selected and printed below are my favorites of the hundreds that can be found – and the ones that hit home the most.     Dear Ancestor   Your tombstone …

Genealogy Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Charles G. Blythe.

Tombstone of Charles G. Blythe.

  The following is my genealogy transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Charles G. Blythe of 22 May 1913, probated 19 Jan 1914 in Covington, Fountain County, Indiana.   THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT   of Charles G. Blythe, of the city of Covington in the County of Fountain and State of Indiana …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 Apr 2016.

FamilySearch.org updates and additions.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Apr 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 Apr 2016.   Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1869 Australia Australia, Victoria Coastal Passenger Lists, 1852-1924 China China, Imperial Examinations and Related Papers (Han Yu-shan Collection), 1646-1904 Germany Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration, 1811-1814, …

Genealogy transcription: Obituary of Lucian A. Porter.

Strong-Porter House, Coventry, Connecticut

The following is my genealogy transcription of the obituary of Lucian A. Porter, who died in Coventry, Connecticut. The original and more on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.   Obituary for Lucian A. Porter Featured image above: There was an interpretive sign there, explaining how the Strong-Porter house was originally built …