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Genealogy News Bites – April 19, 2014

In an effort to help ease the ‘news’ and ‘research’ load, I prepare a ‘Genealogy News Bites’ post to gather together what I feel are the most important or informative headlines from the previous week (or thereabouts). Following are the recent stories and headlines of interest to the genealogy community since April 10, 2014.   […]

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Genealogy News Bites – April 10, 2014

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 out by Ancestry.co.uk studied birth records for 1905 and produced a ‘top 100′. They then compared […]

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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 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

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.

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.

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.

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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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
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