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What happened to William Read Kirk after the devastating Ohio State Penitentiary fire of 1930?

What happened to William Read Kirk after the devastating Ohio State Penitentiary fire of 1930?

The whereabouts of William Read Kirk after the Ohio State Penitentiary fire of 1930 is a fascinating and ongoing mystery for our family. After the death of my husband’s grandmother Louise Reynolds (nee Froemling) in 1989, family members received numerous documents, photos and pieces of correspondence that were found amongst her effects. Although Louise had […]

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Now’s your chance to check out Ancestry.com’s free DNA kit.

Now’s your chance to check out Ancestry.com’s free DNA kit.

If you’ve ever considered a subscription at Ancestry.com, now’s your chance to buy the 6 month subscription, and you’ll get a bonus of a free DNA kit valued at $99. That’s the same value as the Ancestry.com subscription, so you’re essentially getting everything at half price. My tough luck is that I’m already subscribed so […]

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Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky is the grandson of the original immigrant from Wales, Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby), who is eighth great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart; the son of Brigadier General Evan Shelby, who is the son of Evan (Dhu) and seventh great granduncle to my children; and is therefore first cousin […]

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Who’ulda Thought Headstone Hunting Could Be Such Fun?

Who’ulda Thought Headstone Hunting Could Be Such Fun?

Although my husband and children all enjoy hunting moose, headstone hunting is about as far as I’ll go. About six years ago, we decided to take our one and only big family vacation – a three week driving trip from central Ontario to Acadian territories in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Although this was a […]

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Google Tools, Tips and Tricks for Genealogy

Google Tools, Tips and Tricks for Genealogy

In my 12+ years of genealogy experience, I have become very attached to the Google tools, tips and tricks for genealogy research! Once I discovered these tools, I haven’t looked back. I use them frequently in the course of my research. Free Genealogy Search Help This is the one Google search tool I use most […]

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I Need Help Breaking Through a Few Brick Walls

I Need Help Breaking Through a Few Brick Walls

Maybe now I can find information to help me with breaking through a few brick walls. After all, the online sites have been continually updated and I’m hoping there will be new information available. For years now, I’ve spent the vast majority of my time setting up, working on, modifying, optimizing and posting to my […]

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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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