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Sign of the times: Ancestry.com killing local genealogy societies?

Sign of the times: Ancestry.com killing local genealogy societies?

To me, the new article I discovered today on the Simcoe Reformer website illustrates a disturbing trend in which the larger, conglomerate sites such as Ancestry.com are killing local genealogy societies. I must admit, I’ve never been one to do physical research. As one whose personal income depended on computers, the internet and their use […]

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Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage.

Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage.

Although both sides of my family are ‘French Canadian,’ my mother’s ancestors are Acadians who settled in the maritime provinces and the eastern seaboard of the United States. Dad, however, is the link to our Québecois French Canadian and military heritage. In earlier posts about our family’s WWI war casualties, I discussed our family’s attachment […]

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Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?

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. The tough part in some cases is finding them, as most sites created by amateur genealogists and website owners are […]

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The Starvation of the Lady of Hay

The Starvation of the Lady of Hay

The Story Behind the Starvation of the Lady of Hay William de Briouse III (25th great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart) was the son of William de Briouse II, Lord of Abergavenny (as well as Briouse, Bramber, Brecon and Over-Gwent) and his wife Berthe of Hereford. He is believed to have been born […]

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Genealogy news bites to August 5, 2014.

Genealogy news bites to August 5, 2014.

The following are the most recent genealogy news bites and genealogy and ancestry headlines up to and including August 5, 2014. The National Archives Loan to Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax Last week, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax opened the exhibition “Prize and Prejudice: Nova Scotia’s War of 1812.”   […]

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

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