Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.

  The following is my list of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.   Featured image: Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   American Samoa American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Chile Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903 Denmark read on…

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

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 scraps of paper as were read on…

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)
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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

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 now holds one of the read on…

An 1866 poster attacking the Freedmans' Bureau.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.

Featured image: An 1866 poster attacking the Freedmans’ Bureau.   The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.   Australia Australia, Queensland, Maryborough Public Records, 1847-1989 Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers, 1800-1990 Czech read on…

Alanson and Mitty Adams.
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Transcription: Affidavit of 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 deponents are respectable and credible persons read on…

Civil War pension of Francis E. Keifer
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Documents of Elsie Kiefer for the 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 full to Death 30   39   read on…

Free genealogy databases and websites.
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Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?

  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 if you learn how to read on…