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Genealogy News Bites – April 10, 2014

Genealogy News Bites – April 10, 2014

Amazon.com Widgets Shop Amazon – Get Up to 80% Back When You Sell Us Your Books The Week Adolf Hitler’s wife Eva Braun ‘had Jewish ancestry’ Scientists who extracted genetic material from Eva Braun’s hair found she had Jewish ancestry… Gloucester Citizen Old fashioned baby names dying out: The full list from Ancestry.co.uk Research carried […]

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Transcription: Obituary for Harold Everett Redetzke; 1935 – 2002

Transcription: Obituary for Harold Everett Redetzke; 1935 – 2002

+ + + + OBITUARY – HAROLD EVERETT REDETZKE + + + + May 18, 1935 – October 12, 2002 Harold Everett Redetzke, age 67, died on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at his home in rural Sebeka, MN. Harold was born to Elmer and Margaret (Kimball) Redetzke on May 18, 1935 in Butler Township, MN. […]

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The Discovery Service at the National Archives in Great Britain

The Discovery Service at the National Archives in Great Britain

The UK National Archives catalogue, which has a free online search, but there are problems. Some knowledge has always been necessary to search the catalogue with any success. The Discovery Service makes it easier for everyone – novice to expert – to search and use the collection. The user is able to search the collection, […]

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Tombstone: Anna E. Blythe

Tombstone: Anna E. Blythe

The following is a transcription of the tombstone of Anna E. Blythe. Anna died August 9, 1925 in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, USA. Anna E. Murray wife of Charles E. Blythe 1873 – 1925

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Mobile app for findagrave.com is available for free download.

Mobile app for findagrave.com is available for free download.

I’ve been a regular user of Ancestry.com for almost two decades, and for nearly as long I’ve been using the findagrave.com site to access information regarding the deaths and burials of our ancestors. Let me just say, the information on this site is user generated and therefore cannot be entirely trusted to be 100% accurate. […]

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WWII art thefts documented in recently recovered diary of Alfred Rosenberg.

WWII art thefts documented in recently recovered diary of Alfred Rosenberg.

One of my earliest memories is from when I was about five years old, shuffling through a small stack of black and white postcards my parents had collected of Hitler’s compound and bunker, and some of the concentration camps. I was fascinated because my parents had told me what I could understand about the second […]

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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

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 […]

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Photoscape is a gem for the genealogist.

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Photoscape is a gem for the genealogist.

I spent my career life creating, altering or designing images, graphics, documents, etc. However, I have found that using the professional level software packages I once used for editing these images for genealogy to be like flying a million dollar airplane to shop at the cross-town supermarket – totally unnecessary and a waste of space […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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