Transcription: Affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams.

Alanson and Mitty Adams.

  Below is my transcription of the affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams regarding the Civil War service of William B. Coon and David Coon.   Written in left margin of document: Sworn to and subscribed before me and I certify that I know affidavits to be credible to [??] and that I am disinterested and that …

Documents of Elsie Kiefer for the Civil War pension of Francis E. Keifer.

Civil War pension of Francis E. Keifer

Elsie A. Kiefer, widow of Francis E. Keifer.   Documents in application of the pension of Francis E. Kiefer, who died in the Civil War.     STATEMENT OF PENSION BENEFITS TO SIX MONTHS AFTER SOLDIER’S DEATH   17879 12,757 Francis Keefer Company G. , 23 Reg’t. AID TO VOLUNTEERS No. 5710 _______________________ 9    In …

Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?

Free genealogy databases and websites.

  In almost twenty years of genealogy research, I have found a considerable amount of the sources, data and images on free genealogy databases online. They still exist in large numbers and can be very valuable.   You might ask, “Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?”   You might think so, but …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 28 Sep 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 28 Sep 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.   Bahamas Bahamas Civil Registration, 1850-1959 Barbados Barbados Church Records, 1637-1887 Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1912 Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Canada Prince Edward Island Death Card Index, 1721-1905 Quebec, Quebec …

Did my children’s ancestors fight on both sides of the War of 1812?

Declaration of the War of 1812 in Upper Canada.

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, …

David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law …

Transcription: Civil War Letters of Private David Coon (1824-1864)

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

Transcription of the final pages of this extensive project of the Civil War Letters of Private David Coon was completed April 10, 2013.   Page 1… FOREWORD. The following letters, written by David Coon to his wife and children, are here collected, carefully copied from the originals. Many of the letters were written on such …