John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

Merion Meeting House - erected by John Bevan.

  John Bevan was the 12th great grandfather to my children. He was born 1646 in Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, and was one of five children of Evan ap John (1600-1665) and his wife Jane ferch Richard (born 1645).   According to “Merion in the Welsh Tract”, the Bevan “family of Treverigg was one of …

Genealogy mistakes can and will be made…

Tombstone of Charles G. Blythe.

  …and I’ve made my share of genealogy mistakes.   As a beginner genealogist, over 20 years ago, I started researching our family history and my initial research was my husband’s ‘Blythe’ tree. Since our last name is Blythe, it seemed like the best place to start. The definition of the word ‘beginner’ accurately describes the …

I’ve learned of more positive benefits from teens’ family history knowledge.

Family history for youth.

  One day, I logged onto my Facebook to see a link posted by Cyndi’s List to the Washington Post article by Michael Alison Chandler, “Study: Teen’s knowledge of family history a sign of social-emotional health.”   …and I couldn’t agree more.   Through my own dedicated genealogy research and experience, I have learned of the …

Genealogy transcription: Biography of Eli Kirk Price of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Eli Kirk Price Sr.

  The following is my transcription of the biography of Eli Kirk Price of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania taken from “The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Pennsylvania of the Nineteenth Century;” Galaxy Publishing Company, Philadelphia, 1874; pages 109-110.] The originals and more on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.   Price, Hon. Eli Kirk, Lawyer, was born …

Genealogy and bio: Reynolds, Matthews family moves from Canada to America.

Reynolds, Jim with Paul and Marshall - 1945

Harmond James (Jim) Reynolds (see left) was the step-father of my father-in-law, Marsh Blythe and his brother Paul, as well as father to Marsh and Paul’s half-brother William and half-sister Helen. (The original data and images on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.) It was as a result of his relationship with Louise Matthews …

Awesome links for genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

Genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

  I love Canada and I’m proud to be Canadian.   But…   I learned very quickly when I started researching, that Canadian genealogical data available online can be sporadic and difficult to find.   Because genealogy research in Canada can be problematic, this post lists ‘awesome’ links for genealogy and family tree research 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 …

Google Tools, Tips and Tricks for Genealogy

Google genealogy search tools.

  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 …